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Author: 
Simon Rolston
Reviewer: 
David Coogan

Coogan on Rolston, 'Prison Life Writing: Conversion and the Literary Roots of the U.S. Prison System'

Simon Rolston. Prison Life Writing: Conversion and the Literary Roots of the U.S. Prison System. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2021. 301 pp. $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-77112-517-8.

Reviewed by David Coogan (Virginia Commonwealth University) Published on H-Biography (January, 2022) Commissioned by Daniel R. Meister (Independent Scholar)

Author: 
Ariel Ron
Reviewer: 
Andrew Watson

Watson on Ron, 'Grassroots Leviathan: Agricultural Reform and the Rural North in the Slaveholding Republic'

Ariel Ron. Grassroots Leviathan: Agricultural Reform and the Rural North in the Slaveholding Republic. Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020. Illustrations, maps. xiii + 308 pp. $59.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4214-3933-4; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-3932-7.

Author: 
Mai'a K. Davis Cross, Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski, eds.
Reviewer: 
Margarita Balmaceda

Balmaceda on Davis Cross and Karolewski, 'European-Russian Power Relations in Turbulent Times'

Mai'a K. Davis Cross, Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski, eds. European-Russian Power Relations in Turbulent Times. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2021. 309 pp. Open access (pdf), ISBN 978-0-472-90253-8; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-13228-7.

Reviewed by Margarita Balmaceda (Seton Hall University) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2022) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Allison Leigh
Reviewer: 
Alla Myzelev

Myzelev on Leigh, 'Picturing Russia’s Men: Masculinity and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Painting'

Allison Leigh. Picturing Russia’s Men: Masculinity and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Painting. New York: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020. Illustrations. 296 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5013-4179-3

Author: 
Richard Rhodes
Reviewer: 
Rachel Lanier Taylor

Taylor on Rhodes, 'Energy: A Human History'

Richard Rhodes. Energy: A Human History. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018. Illustrations. 512 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5011-0535-7

Reviewed by Rachel Lanier Taylor (University of Washington) Published on H-Environment (January, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Helena Ekerholm, Karl Grandin, Christer Nordlund, Pateince A. Schell, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jeremy Vetter

Vetter on Ekerholm and Grandin and Nordlund and Schell and eds., 'Understanding Field Science Institutions'

Helena Ekerholm, Karl Grandin, Christer Nordlund, Pateince A. Schell, eds. Understanding Field Science Institutions. Sagamore Beach: Science History Publications, 2017. 358 pp. $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-88135-483-6.

Reviewed by Jeremy Vetter (University of Arizona) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (January, 2022) Commissioned by Dominic J. Berry (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
R. Bruce Larson
Reviewer: 
Zayna N. Bizri

Bizri on Larson, 'Secrets and Rivals: Wartime Letters and the Parents I Never Knew'

R. Bruce Larson. Secrets and Rivals: Wartime Letters and the Parents I Never Knew. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2015. 188 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-2052-3

Reviewed by Zayna N. Bizri (George Mason University) Published on H-War (January, 2022) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Theodore Voorhees Jr.
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey Poquette

Poquette on Voorhees Jr., 'The Silent Guns of Two Octobers: Kennedy and Khrushchev Play the Double Game'

Theodore Voorhees Jr. The Silent Guns of Two Octobers: Kennedy and Khrushchev Play the Double Game. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2020. vi + 372 pp. $69.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-472-12671-2; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-13192-1.

Reviewed by Jeffrey Poquette (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (January, 2022) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Purnima Bose
Reviewer: 
Joseph Stieb

Stieb on Bose, 'Intervention Narratives: Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror'

Purnima Bose. Intervention Narratives: Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror. War Culture Series. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2020. 234 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-978805-98-9

Author: 
Christopher P. Barton, ed.
Reviewer: 
Emma Verstraete

Verstraete on Barton, 'Trowels in the Trenches: Archaeology as Social Activism'

Christopher P. Barton, ed. Trowels in the Trenches: Archaeology as Social Activism. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2021. Illustrations, tables. 266 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6673-8

Author: 
Kirwin R. Shaffer
Reviewer: 
Frances Sullivan

Sullivan on Shaffer, 'Anarchists of the Caribbean: Countercultural Politics and Transnational Networks in the Age of US Expansion'

Kirwin R. Shaffer. Anarchists of the Caribbean: Countercultural Politics and Transnational Networks in the Age of US Expansion. Global and International History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Illustrations. xiv + 318 pp. $49.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-48903-4.

Reviewed by Frances Sullivan (Simmons University) Published on H-LatAm (January, 2022) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

Author: 
Germán Vergara
Reviewer: 
Justin Castro

Castro on Vergara, 'Fueling Mexico: Energy and Environment, 1850-1950'

Germán Vergara. Fueling Mexico: Energy and Environment, 1850-1950. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. 300 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-92397-2.

Reviewed by Justin Castro (Arkansas State University) Published on H-LatAm (January, 2022) Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University)

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Author: 
Dominique Townsend
Reviewer: 
Lan Wu

Wu on Townsend, 'A Buddhist Sensibility: Aesthetic Education at Tibet's Mindröling Monastery'

Dominique Townsend. A Buddhist Sensibility: Aesthetic Education at Tibet's Mindröling Monastery. Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021. Illustrations. 272 pp. $29.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-231-55105-2; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-19487-7; $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-19486-0.

Reviewed by Lan Wu (Mount Holyoke College) Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2022) Commissioned by Lucia Galli

Author: 
Svenja Goltermann
Reviewer: 
Thomas Kühne

Kühne on Goltermann, 'The War in Their Minds: German Soldiers and Their Violent Pasts in West Germany'

Svenja Goltermann. The War in Their Minds: German Soldiers and Their Violent Pasts in West Germany. Translated by Philip Schmitz. Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany Series. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2020. 436 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-472-03845-9

Author: 
Barbara Krawcowicz
Reviewer: 
Aaron J. Koller

Koller on Krawcowicz, 'History, Metahistory, and Evil: Jewish Theological Responses to the Holocaust'

Barbara Krawcowicz. History, Metahistory, and Evil: Jewish Theological Responses to the Holocaust. New Perspectives in Post-Rabbinic Judaism Series. Brookline: Academic Studies Press, 2020. 242 pp. $109.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-64469-481-7.

Reviewed by Aaron J. Koller (Yeshiva University) Published on H-Judaic (January, 2022) Commissioned by Robin Buller (University of California - Berkeley)

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