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James Madison Prize, Society for History in the Federal Government

The Society for History in the Federal Government is pleased to announce that we are accepting entries and nominations for the James Madison Prize. This annual award is given for excellence in an article or essay that deals with any aspect of the federal government’s history.

CFP: Barnes Graduate Conference (Philadelphia, 22-23 March 2019)

The James A. Barnes Club, Temple University's graduate student history organization, is pleased to announce the 24th Annual Barnes Club Graduate Student History Conference. The event will feature a keynote address from 2018 Bancroft Prize winner, Dr. Marc Gallicchio, Associate History Professor at Villanova University, for his co-authored book with Waldo Heinrichs, Implacable Foes: War in the Pacific, 1944-1945.

ISSF Roundtable 10-17 on Ron Robin. The Cold War They Made: The Strategic Legacy of Roberta and Albert Wohlstetter

Within security studies, scholars have increasingly called for work that bridges the gap between academics and policymakers and that moves beyond milquetoast nods to ‘policy relevance’ at the end of journal articles, and instead ask that theorists engage directly with their policy counterparts.

Author: 
Jonas Brendebach, Martin Herzer, Heidi Tworek, eds.
Reviewer: 
Michael Stamm

Stamm on Brendebach and Herzer and Tworek, 'International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Exorbitant Expectations'

Jonas Brendebach, Martin Herzer, Heidi Tworek, eds. International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Exorbitant Expectations. Routledge Studies in Modern History. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018. 256 pp. $140.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-30308-9.

Reviewed by Michael Stamm (Michigan State University) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Seeking co-panelists at SHAFR conference 2019

Hello, I am interested in forming or joining a panel on Franco-American relations or on the Spanish-American-Filipino War of 1898-1904. My interest is in French Algeria's role in Franco-American relations and in American territorial expansion. I wish to give a paper on how American jurists and diplomats drew on French Algeria in determining how to treat U.S. territories gained from Spain in 1898. Please reply to tm-roberts@wiu.edu .

Many thanks.

Tim Roberts

Professor of History

Western Illinois University

Author: 
Manlio Graziano
Reviewer: 
Alexander Sager

Sager on Graziano, 'What Is a Border?'

Manlio Graziano. What Is a Border? Stanford: Stanford Briefs, 2018. 101 pp. $12.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0539-8.

Reviewed by Alexander Sager (Portland State University) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

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Author: 
Jonas Brendebach, Martin Herzer, Heidi Tworek, eds.
Reviewer: 
Michael Stamm

Stamm on Brendebach and Herzer and Tworek, 'International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Exorbitant Expectations'

Jonas Brendebach, Martin Herzer, Heidi Tworek, eds. International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Exorbitant Expectations. Routledge Studies in Modern History. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018. 256 pp. $140.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-138-30308-9.

Reviewed by Michael Stamm (Michigan State University) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Manlio Graziano
Reviewer: 
Alexander Sager

Sager on Graziano, 'What Is a Border?'

Manlio Graziano. What Is a Border? Stanford: Stanford Briefs, 2018. 101 pp. $12.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0539-8.

Reviewed by Alexander Sager (Portland State University) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Grant Madsen
Reviewer: 
Ronald W. Cox

Cox on Madsen, 'Sovereign Soldiers: How the U.S. Military Transformed the Global Economy After World War II'

Grant Madsen. Sovereign Soldiers: How the U.S. Military Transformed the Global Economy After World War II. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. PP. ISBN 978-0-8122-5036-7.

Reviewed by Ronald W. Cox (Florida International University) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Moeed Yusuf
Reviewer: 
Swarna Rajagopalan

Rajagopalan on Yusuf, 'Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia'

Moeed Yusuf. Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018. 320 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-0485-8.

Reviewed by Swarna Rajagopalan (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Yiğit Akın
Reviewer: 
Najwa Al-Qattan

Al-Qattan on Akın, 'When the War Came Home: The Ottomans' Great War and the Devastation of an Empire'

Yiğit Akın. When the War Came Home: The Ottomans' Great War and the Devastation of an Empire. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018. x + 270 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-0363-9; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0490-2.

Reviewed by Najwa Al-Qattan (Loyola Marymount University) Published on H-Diplo (November, 2018) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)