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Recent Content

Author: 
Robert B. Edgerton
Reviewer: 
Alfred S. Bradford

Bradford on Edgerton, 'Warrior Women: The Amazons of Dahomey and the Nature of War'


Robert B. Edgerton. Warrior Women: The Amazons of Dahomey and the Nature of War. Boulder, Col: Westview Press, 2000. 216 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8133-3711-1.

Reviewed by Alfred S. Bradford (John Saxon Professor of Ancient History, Department of History, University of Oklahoma)
Published on H-Minerva (March, 2001)

A Case Study of Women as Combatants

Author: 
Rosemarie Skaine
Reviewer: 
Pat Jernigan

Jernigan on Skaine, 'Women at War: Gender Issues of Americans in Combat'


Rosemarie Skaine. Women at War: Gender Issues of Americans in Combat. Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland & Company, 1999. ix + 299 pp. $28.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-0570-1.

Reviewed by Pat Jernigan (Colonel, US Army, Retired)
Published on H-Minerva (March, 2001)

An Updated Examination of Women in the Military and Combat Issues

Author: 
Vesna Nikolic-Ristanovic
Reviewer: 
Kathryn Spurling

Spurling on Nikolic-Ristanovic, 'Women, Violence and WAR: Wartime Victimization of Refugees in the Balkans'


Vesna Nikolic-Ristanovic. Women, Violence and WAR: Wartime Victimization of Refugees in the Balkans. Budapest: Central European University Press, 1999. 245 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-9116-60-3.

Reviewed by Kathryn Spurling (School of History, University College, UNSW, Australian Defence Force Academy)
Published on H-Minerva (March, 2001)

Not a Voice But a Scream

Author: 
Cynthia Enloe
Reviewer: 
Daniela Rechenberger

Rechenberger on Enloe, 'Maneuvers. The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives'


Cynthia Enloe. Maneuvers. The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives. Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 2000. xi + 418 pp. $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-22070-6; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-22071-3.

Reviewed by Daniela Rechenberger (Department of Japanese Studies, Trier University)
Published on H-Minerva (February, 2001)

Author: 
Judith Ann Giesberg
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Rebecca Harbour

Harbour on Giesberg, 'Civil War Sisterhood: The U.S. Sanitary Commission and Women's Politics in Transition'


Judith Ann Giesberg. Civil War Sisterhood: The U.S. Sanitary Commission and Women's Politics in Transition. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2000. xiv + 239 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55553-434-9.

Reviewed by Jennifer Rebecca Harbour (Department of History, University of Iowa)
Published on H-Minerva (February, 2001)

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