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CFP: James K. Polk and His Time: A Conference Finale to the Polk Project

The James K. Polk Project and the Department of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invite paper proposals for "James K. Polk and His Time: A Conference Finale to the Polk Project," to be held at the East Tennessee Historical Society, in Knoxville, on April 12–13, 2019.

Author: 
Marie Jenkins Schwartz
Reviewer: 
David Jamison

Jamison on Schwartz, 'Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves'

Marie Jenkins Schwartz. Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. 416 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-14755-0.

Reviewed by David Jamison (Miami University of Ohio Regionals) Published on H-FedHist (April, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Brent Durbin
Reviewer: 
Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

Jeffreys-Jones on Durbin, 'The CIA and the Politics of US Intelligence Reform'

Brent Durbin. The CIA and the Politics of US Intelligence Reform. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 338 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-18740-5.

Reviewed by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones (University of Edinburgh and Scottish Society for the Study of America) Published on H-FedHist (March, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
James C. Nicholson
Reviewer: 
Ellen Neumann

Neumann on Nicholson, 'Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course'

James C. Nicholson. Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2016. 208 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-6750-3.

Reviewed by Ellen Neumann (Independent Scholar) Published on H-FedHist (March, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Christopher Sandford
Reviewer: 
J. Denis Clark

Clark on Sandford, 'Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy'

Christopher Sandford. Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy. New York: Prometheus Books, 2014. 332 pp. $25.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61614-935-2.

Reviewed by J. Denis Clark (University of Calgary) Published on H-FedHist (March, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

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