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Recent Content

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)

Conference Announcement: Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) Annual Meeting

2018 SHFG Annual Meeting: 
Federal History in Times of Transition

The Society for History in the Federal Government announces its annual meeting to be held March 23-25, 2018, at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education in Shepherdstown, WV.

Registration for the Annual Meeting is $45 for students, $85 for members, and $125 for non-members. There is an optional $10 lunch. 
Register here: http://shfg.wildapricot.org/event-2663751

Author: 
Gary W. Reichard
Reviewer: 
Eric Rhodes

Rhodes on Reichard, 'Deadlock and Disillusionment: American Politics since 1968'

Gary W. Reichard. Deadlock and Disillusionment: American Politics since 1968. The American History Series. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. Illustrations, graphs. x + 367 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-118-93435-7.

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

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