Brenden W. Rensink. Native but Foreign: Indigenous Immigrants and Refugees in the North American Borderlands. Connecting the Greater West Series. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2018. Illustrations. xv + 300 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62349-655-5.
Megan A. Styles. Roses from Kenya: Labor, Environment, and the Global Trade in Cut Flowers. Culture, Place, and Nature Series. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019. Illustrations, map, charts. 256 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-74650-0; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-74651-7.
Reviewed by Thaddeus Sunseri (Colorado State University) Published on H-Africa (June, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)
The PRC History Group is pleased to announce a new issue in the PRC History Review Book Review Series. Xin Fan reviews Paul G. Pickowicz' s A Sensational Encounter with High Socialist China (Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press, 2019), with a response from the author: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/
The origins of the 2nd Iraq War, like the origins of World War I, are an endlessly fascinating topic of debate. Of course I haven't yet read Mazarr's book, only this review, but it immediately stirred up a lot of doubt about what Zielinski seems to be saying about its central theme. Was this really America's moral failure, giving in to our collective "missionary ambitions?"
Lindsey B. Green-Simms. Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017. Illustrations. 280 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5179-0114-1; $112.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5179-0113-4.
Reviewed by Martha Lagace (Boston University) Published on H-Africa (June, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)
Julia Pauli. The Decline of Marriage in Namibia: Kinship and Social Class in a Rural Community. Culture and Social Practice Series. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2019. xiii + 296 pp. $55.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8376-4303-9.
Reviewed by Meredith McKittrick (Georgetown University) Published on H-Africa (June, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)
Simon Forty, Leo Marriott, George Forty. The Normandy Battlefields: Bocage and Breakout: From the Beaches to the Falaise Gap. Havermate: Casemate Books, 2016. 192 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61200-419-8.
Reviewed by Toby Clark (Independent Scholar) Published on H-War (June, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)
Michael J. Mazarr. Leap of Faith: Hubris, Negligence, and America's Greatest Foreign Policy Tragedy. New York: PublicAffairs, 2019. xiv + 512 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5417-6836-9.
Reviewed by John P. Cappella Zielinski (Air University, Air War College) Published on H-War (June, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)
Konstantin Ivanovich Globachev, Sofia Nikolaevna Globacheva. The Truth of the Russian Revolution: The Memoirs of the Tsar's Chief of Security and His Wife. Translated by Vladimir G. Marinich. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2017. 364 pp. $91.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-6463-3.
Reviewed by Meredith Tuttle Stukey (Purdue University) Published on H-War (June, 2020) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)
Achille Mbembe. Necropolitics. Durham: Duke University Press Books, 2019. viii + 213 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4780-0651-0.
Reviewed by Derick Becker (University of Nottingham Malaysia) Published on H-Africa (June, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)