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Author: 
David J. Alvarez, Eduard Maximilian Mark
Reviewer: 
Susan Perlman

Perlman on Alvarez and Mark, 'Spying through a Glass Darkly: American Espionage against the Soviet Union, 1945-1946'


David J. Alvarez, Eduard Maximilian Mark. Spying through a Glass Darkly: American Espionage against the Soviet Union, 1945-1946. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. 360 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2192-7.

Reviewed by Susan Perlman (American University)
Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Thomas Reinstein

Author: 
Karen M. Inouye
Reviewer: 
Naoko Wake

Wake on Inouye, 'The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration'


Karen M. Inouye. The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9574-6.

Reviewed by Naoko Wake (MIchigan State University)
Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Bruce Miroff
Reviewer: 
Michael J. Birkner

Birkner on Miroff, 'Presidents on Political Ground: Leaders in Action and What They Face'


Bruce Miroff. Presidents on Political Ground: Leaders in Action and What They Face. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. 208 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2285-6.

Reviewed by Michael J. Birkner (Gettysburg College)
Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

DEADLINE APPROACHING: CFP The Many 14th Amendments

The U.S. Civil War from 1861 to 1865 resulted in a forging of a second constitution that in time transformed the structures of American governance. With the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment, the nation recast the relationship between the state and subordinated people. This revolutionary amendment created a national citizenship, set terms for southern states to reenter the union, codified new powers for the federal government, and spurred an enduring struggle for due process and equality under law that continues until today. The Fourteenth Amendment has no single legacy.

Author: 
Patrick Phillips-Schrock
Reviewer: 
Helen Sheumaker

Sheumaker on Phillips-Schrock, 'The Nixon White House Redecoration and Acquisition Program: An Illustrated History'


Patrick Phillips-Schrock. The Nixon White House Redecoration and Acquisition Program: An Illustrated History. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2016. 288 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6204-6.

Reviewed by Helen Sheumaker (Miami University of Ohio)
Published on H-FedHist (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

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