H-Net Reviews for June 15-22, 2020

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The following reviews were posted to the H-Net Commons between 15 Jun 2020 and 22 Jun 2020:

Reviewed for H-Asia by Samira Sheikh: Prange, Sebastian R.  Monsoon Islam: Trade and Faith on the Medieval Malabar Coast.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.  358 pp.  $120.00, ISBN 978-1-108-42438-7. Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=53037

Reviewed for H-War by Paul Springer: Futter, Andrew.  Hacking the Bomb: Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons.  Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2018. xiii + 197 pp.  $29.95, ISBN 978-1-62616-565-6. Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=53494 Buy from Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1626165653?tag=hnetreviews-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1

Reviewed for H-Socialisms by David Rothmund:  Archer, Richard.  Jim Crow North: The Struggle for Equal Rights in Antebellum New England.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.  312 pp.  $31.95, ISBN 978-0-19-067664-3. Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=53505

Reviewed for H-Judaic by Sebastian Musch: Ginsburg, Shai; Land, Martin; Boyarin, Jonathan, eds.  Jews and the Ends of Theory.  New York: Fordham University Press, 2019. viii + 328 pp.  $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8232-8199-2. Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=54230

Reviewed for H-Japan by Michelle Damian: Smits, Gregory.  Maritime Ryukyu, 1050-1650.  Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2018.  Maps. 318 pp.  $68.00, ISBN 978-0-8248-7337-0. Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=54553 Buy from Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/0824873378?tag=hnetreviews-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1

Reviewed for H-Environment by Miles Powell: Rozwadowski, Helen M.  Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans. London: Reaktion Books, 2018.  Illustrations. 268 pp.  $25.00, ISBN 978-1-78023-997-2. Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=54780 Buy from Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1780239971?tag=hnetreviews-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1

Reviewed for H-Africa by Ian Spears: Copnall, James.  A Poisonous Thorn In Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan's Bitter and Incomplete Divorce.  Updated edition. London: Hurst, 2017.  Maps. xxix + 317 pp.  $27.50, ISBN 978-1-84904-830-9. Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=54798 Buy from Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1849048304?tag=hnetreviews-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1

Reviewed for H-Environment by Alison Maas: King, Richard J.  Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. Illustrations. 464 pp.  $30.00, ISBN 978-0-226-51496-3. Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=54826 Buy from Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/022651496X?tag=hnetreviews-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1

Reviewed for H-Environment by Evan Kutzler: Cashin, Joan E.  War Stuff: The Struggle for Human and Environmental Resources in the American Civil War.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018.  270 pp.  $84.99, ISBN 978-1-108-
   42016-7. Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=54861 Buy from Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1108420168?tag=hnetreviews-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1

Reviewed for H-War by Mark Montesclaros: Stahel, David.  Retreat from Moscow: A New History of Germany's Winter Campaign, 1941-1942.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.  560 pp.  $35.00, ISBN 978-0-374-24952-6. Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=54868

Reviewed for H-Diplo by Mark J. Sanchez: Reyes, Victoria.  Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines.  Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019.  312 pp.  $90.00, ISBN 978-1-5036-0799-6. Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=54891 Buy from Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1503607992?tag=hnetreviews-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1

Reviewed for H-Environment by Madison Heslop: Beaven, Brad; Bell, Karl; James, Robert, eds.  Port Towns and Urban Cultures: International Histories of the Waterfront, c.1700–2000.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.  289 pp. $74.99, ISBN 978-1-137-48316-4. Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=54918

Reviewed for H-CivWar by Thomas F. Curran: Kutzler, Evan A.  Living by Inches: The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019.  208 pp.  $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-5378-5. Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=54951 Buy from Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1469653788?tag=hnetreviews-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1

Reviewed for H-Albion by Esther Brot: Tickell, Shelley. Shoplifting in Eighteenth-Century England. People, Markets, Goods: Economies and Societies in History Series. Rochester: Boydell & Brewer, 2018.  Illustrations, tables. 236 pp. $25.95, ISBN 978-1-78327-328-7.
Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=54987

Reviewed for H-Early-America by Lisa A. Francavilla: Smyth, Alexander.  Rape in the Early Republic: Gender and Legal Culture in an 1806 Virginia Trial.  Edited by Randall L. Hall. New Directions In Southern History Series. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2017.  136 pp.  $25.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-6952-1. Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55030

Reviewed for H-War by Patrick E. Brady: Brumwell, Stephen.  Turncoat: Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018.  384 pp.  $30.00, ISBN 978-0-300-21099-6. Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55087 Buy from Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/030021099X?tag=hnetreviews-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1

Reviewed for H-War by Alex Nordlund: Shevin-Coetzee, Marilyn; Coetzee, Frans.  Commitment and Sacrifice: Personal Diaries of the Great War.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.  Illustrations. 352 pp.  $36.95, ISBN 978-0-19-933607-4. Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55088