Author: 
Mehran Kamrava, ed.
Reviewer: 
James A. Russell

Russell on Kamrava, 'The Nuclear Question in the Middle East'

Mehran Kamrava, ed. The Nuclear Question in the Middle East. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. xi + 297 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-932780-5.

Reviewed by James A. Russell (Naval Postgraduate School) Published on H-Diplo (July, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East

Author: 
Jason Ānanda Josephson
Reviewer: 
Wilburn Hansen

Hansen on Josephson, 'The Invention of Religion in Japan'

Jason Ānanda Josephson. The Invention of Religion in Japan. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. xiii + 387 pages. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-41233-7; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-41234-4.

Reviewed by Wilburn Hansen Published on H-Shukyo (July, 2013) Commissioned by Jolyon B. Thomas

Author: 
Katherine Lepani
Reviewer: 
Gillian Fletcher

Fletcher on Lepani, 'Islands of Love, Islands of Risk: Culture and HIV in the Trobriands'

Katherine Lepani. Islands of Love, Islands of Risk: Culture and HIV in the Trobriands. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press. 264 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8265-1875-0.

Reviewed by Gillian Fletcher (La Trobe University) Published on H-Histsex (July, 2013) Commissioned by Timothy W. Jones

Love Story without a Happy Ending

Author: 
Rebekka Voss
Reviewer: 
Anselm Schubert

Schubert on Rebekka Voss, 'Umstrittene Erloser: Politik, Ideologie und judisch-christicher Messianismus in Deutschland, 1500-1600'

Rebekka Voss. Umstrittene Erloser: Politik, Ideologie und judisch-christicher Messianismus in Deutschland, 1500-1600. Judische Religion, Geschichte und Kultur Series. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012. 272 pp. $86.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-525-56900-9.

Reviewed by Anselm Schubert (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2013) Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Author: 
Eliyahu Stern
Reviewer: 
Marc B. Shapiro

Shapiro on Eliyahu Stern, 'The Genius: Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism'

Eliyahu Stern. The Genius: Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013. 336 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-17930-9.

Reviewed by Marc B. Shapiro (University of Scranton) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2013) Commissioned by Jason Kalman

The Gaon of Vilna: How Modern Was He?

Author: 
Shaul Magid
Reviewer: 
Aaron Hughes

Hughes on Magid, 'American Post-Judaism: Identity and Renewal in a Postethnic Society'

Shaul Magid. American Post-Judaism: Identity and Renewal in a Postethnic Society. Indiana University Press, 2013. xiv + 388 pages. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-00802-2; ISBN 978-0-253-00809-1.

Reviewed by Aaron Hughes (University of Rochester) Published on H-Judaic (July, 2013) Commissioned by Jason Kalman

Prophet, Historian, or Obituary Writer?

Author: 
Robert M. Lombardo
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey S. Adler

Adler on Lombardo, 'Organized Crime in Chicago: Beyond the Mafia'

Robert M. Lombardo. Organized Crime in Chicago: Beyond the Mafia. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013. Illustrations. xv + 257 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03730-6; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07878-1.

Reviewed by Jeffrey S. Adler (University of Florida) Published on H-Law (July, 2013) Commissioned by Christopher R. Waldrep

The Chicago Mob

Author: 
Todd C. Peppers, Artemus Ward, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ian J. Drake

Drake on Peppers and Ward, 'In Chambers: Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices'

Todd C. Peppers, Artemus Ward, eds. In Chambers: Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices. Constitutionalism and Democracy Series. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012. xi + 445 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3265-1; $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8139-3401-3.

Reviewed by Ian J. Drake (Montclair State University) Published on H-Law (July, 2013) Commissioned by Ethan Zadoff

Author: 
Maura Hametz
Reviewer: 
Joshua Arthurs

Arthurs on Hametz, 'In the Name of Italy: Nation, Family, and Patriotism in a Fascist Court'

Maura Hametz. In the Name of Italy: Nation, Family, and Patriotism in a Fascist Court. New York: Fordham University Press, 2012. x + 278 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-4339-6.

Reviewed by Joshua Arthurs (West Virginia University) Published on H-Italy (July, 2013) Commissioned by Matt Vester

What’s in a Name? Nationalism, Gender, and the Law in Fascist Trieste

Author: 
Cynthia Wu
Reviewer: 
Andrea Zittlau

Zittlau on Wu, 'Chang and Eng Reconnected: The Original Siamese Twins in American Culture'

Cynthia Wu. Chang and Eng Reconnected: The Original Siamese Twins in American Culture. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012. xiii + 203 pp. $84.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4399-0868-6; $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4399-0869-3.

Reviewed by Andrea Zittlau (Universität Rostock) Published on H-Disability (July, 2013) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Beyond Chang and Eng Bunker

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