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The Archivist's Nook: Catholic Patriots of the American Revolution

Americans, when celebrating their independence from Great Britain on the Fourth of July, seldom remember Catholic contributions to the national cause. This is not surprising, as Catholics made up only an estimated one percent of the population of the nascent republic. Colonial America was generally prejudiced against Catholics and, with the notable exception of Pennsylvania, had enacted various civil and legal restrictions.

Debate about the "right" amount of reading for war college students

I am wondering what others think is the appropriate amount of reading for war college students given that they are earning a master's degree as an included part of their program of instruction.  Our current guidance, at least verbal guidance, is not to assign more than 25 pages per hour, which seems reasonable, but that the total amount of class time, reading, research, and reflection time should not exceed the 40-hour work week on a routine basis.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Stephanie A. Malin
Reviewer: 
Christopher Stoughton

Stoughton on Malin, 'The Price of Nuclear Power: Uranium Communities and Environmental Justice'


Stephanie A. Malin. The Price of Nuclear Power: Uranium Communities and Environmental Justice. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2015. 238 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-6978-9.

Reviewed by Christopher Stoughton (University of California Irvine)
Published on H-War (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Richard Overy, ed.
Reviewer: 
Christopher Blaker

Blaker on Overy, 'The Oxford Illustrated History of World War II'


Richard Overy, ed. The Oxford Illustrated History of World War II. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Illustrations, maps. x + 492 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-960582-8.

Reviewed by Christopher Blaker (Oakland University)
Published on H-War (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Rafael Reuveny, William R. Thompson, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Zartman

Zartman on Reuveny and Thompson, 'Coping with Terrorism: Origins, Escalation, Counterstrategies, and Responses'


Rafael Reuveny, William R. Thompson, eds. Coping with Terrorism: Origins, Escalation, Counterstrategies, and Responses. Suny Series in the Trajectory of Terror. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2010. ix + 408 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-3311-0; $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-3312-7.

Author: 
Tait Keller
Reviewer: 
Jim Harris

Harris on Keller, 'Apostles of the Alps: Mountaineering and Nation Building in Germany and Austria, 1860-1939'


Tait Keller. Apostles of the Alps: Mountaineering and Nation Building in Germany and Austria, 1860-1939. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. 304 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2503-4.

Reviewed by Jim Harris (The Ohio State University)
Published on H-War (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Lauro Martines
Reviewer: 
Robert Tiegs

Tiegs on Hart, 'The Dutch Wars of Independence: Warfare and Commerce in the Netherlands, 1570-1680' and Martines, 'Furies: War in Europe, 1450-1700'


Marjolein 't Hart. The Dutch Wars of Independence: Warfare and Commerce in the Netherlands, 1570-1680. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2014. 248 pp. $49.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-582-20967-1.Lauro Martines. Furies: War in Europe, 1450-1700. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2013. 336 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60819-609-8.

Reviewed by Robert Tiegs (Louisiana State University)
Published on H-War (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey