Reviews

Author: 
Nicolaas A. Rupke
Reviewer: 
Reinhard Andress

Andress on Rupke, 'Alexander von Humboldt: A Metabiography'

Nicolaas A. Rupke. Alexander von Humboldt: A Metabiography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. 316 pp. $21.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-73149-0.

Reviewed by Reinhard Andress (Saint Louis University) Published on H-TGS (August, 2011) Commissioned by Alexander Freund

A First Metabiography of Alexander von Humboldt

Author: 
Andrew Zimmerman
Reviewer: 
Daniel Speich Chassé

Speich Chassé on Zimmerman, 'Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South'

Andrew Zimmerman. Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. 416 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-12362-2.

Reviewed by Daniel Speich Chassé Published on H-TGS (July, 2011) Commissioned by Corinna R. Unger

Author: 
Barbara Lorenzkowski
Reviewer: 
Christian Lieb

Lieb on Lorenzkowski, 'Sounds of Ethnicity: Listening to German North America, 1850-1914'

Barbara Lorenzkowski. Sounds of Ethnicity: Listening to German North America, 1850-1914. Studies in Immigration and Culture Series. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2010. xiii + 295 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-88755-716-3; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88755-188-8.

Reviewed by Christian Lieb Published on H-TGS (June, 2011) Commissioned by Corinna R. Unger

Author: 
Michael Perraudin, Jürgen Zimmerer
Reviewer: 
Roberta Pergher

Pergher on Perraudin and Zimmerer, 'German Colonialism and National Identity'

Michael Perraudin, Jürgen Zimmerer. German Colonialism and National Identity. London: Routledge, 2010. 340 S. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-96477-7; $110.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-203-85259-0.

Reviewed by Roberta Pergher Published on H-TGS (May, 2011) Commissioned by Corinna R. Unger

Germany's Colonial Past in Narrative, Image, and Memory

Author: 
Irene S. Di Maio, ed. and trans.
Reviewer: 
Frank Mehring

Mehring on Di Maio, 'Gerstacker's Louisiana: Fiction and Travel Sketches from Antebellum Times through Reconstruction'

Irene S. Di Maio, ed. and trans. Gerstacker's Louisiana: Fiction and Travel Sketches from Antebellum Times through Reconstruction. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006. 360 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-3146-6.

Reviewed by Frank Mehring (Free University of Berlin) Published on H-TGS (December, 2010) Commissioned by Alexander Freund

Author: 
Robert D. Billinger Jr.
Reviewer: 
Uwe Luebken

Luebken on Billinger Jr., 'Nazi POWs in the Tar Heel State'

Robert D. Billinger Jr. Nazi POWs in the Tar Heel State. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008. 246 pp. $27.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-3224-5.

Reviewed by Uwe Luebken Published on H-TGS (December, 2010) Commissioned by Alexander Freund

German POWs in North Carolina

Author: 
Lynne Tatlock, Matt Erlin, eds.
Reviewer: 
Matthias Middell

Middell on Tatlock and Erlin, 'German Culture in Nineteenth-Century America: Reception, Adaptation, Transformation'

Lynne Tatlock, Matt Erlin, eds. German Culture in Nineteenth-Century America: Reception, Adaptation, Transformation. Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture Series. Rochester: Camden House, 2005. xxi + 336 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57113-308-3.

Reviewed by Matthias Middell (University of Leipzig) Published on H-TGS (December, 2010) Commissioned by Alexander Freund

Author: 
E.J Fleming
Reviewer: 
Yves Laberge

Laberge on Fleming, 'Paul Bern: The Life and Famous Death of the MGM Director and Husband of Harlow'

E.J Fleming. Paul Bern: The Life and Famous Death of the MGM Director and Husband of Harlow. Jefferson: Mcfarland, 2008. 396 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-3963-8.

Reviewed by Yves Laberge (Université Laval, Département de sociologie) Published on H-TGS (December, 2010) Commissioned by Alexander Freund

The Man Who Was Jean Harlow's Husband

Author: 
Hans Werner
Reviewer: 
Pascal Maeder

Maeder on Werner, 'Imagined Homes: Soviet German Immigrants in Two Cities'

Hans Werner. Imagined Homes: Soviet German Immigrants in Two Cities. Studies in Immigration and Culture Series. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2007. 297 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-88755-701-9.

Reviewed by Pascal Maeder (Universität Basel, Historisches Seminar) Published on H-TGS (December, 2010) Commissioned by Alexander Freund

Author: 
Hartmut Keil, ed.
Reviewer: 
Peter Conolly-Smith

Conolly-Smith on Keil, 'Transatlantic Cultural Contexts: Essays in Honor of Eberhard Brüning'

Hartmut Keil, ed. Transatlantic Cultural Contexts: Essays in Honor of Eberhard Brüning. Stauffenburg, 2005. 244 pp. EUR 58.00, ISBN 978-3-86057-634-2.

Reviewed by Peter Conolly-Smith (Dept. of History, CUNY-Queens College) Published on H-TGS (May, 2010) Commissioned by Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau

GDR American Studies and Other Tricky Matters

Author: 
Josef Raab, Jan Wirrer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Alison C. Efford

Efford on Raab and Wirrer, 'Die deutsche Präsenz in den USA--The German Presence in the U.S.A'

Josef Raab, Jan Wirrer, eds. Die deutsche Präsenz in den USA--The German Presence in the U.S.A. Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2008. 848 pp. EUR 69.90 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-8258-0039-0.

Reviewed by Alison C. Efford (Marquette University) Published on H-TGS (May, 2010) Commissioned by Alexander Freund

A Substantial Collection in Need of Connections

Author: 
Douglas Egerton, Alison Games, Donald R. Wright, Kris E. Lane, Jane G. Landers
Reviewer: 
Gene R. Tucker

Tucker on Egerton and Games and Wright and Lane and Landers, 'The Atlantic World: A History, 1400-1888'

Douglas Egerton, Alison Games, Donald R. Wright, Kris E. Lane, Jane G. Landers. The Atlantic World: A History, 1400-1888. Wheeling: Harlan Davidson Incorporated, 2007. 500 pp. $48.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-88295-245-1.

Reviewed by Gene R. Tucker (The University of Texas at Arlington) Published on H-TGS (April, 2010) Commissioned by Thomas Adam

Author: 
Charles Follen
Reviewer: 
John Walker

Walker on Follen, 'Between Natives and Foreigners: Selected Writings of Karl/Charles Follen'

Charles Follen. Between Natives and Foreigners: Selected Writings of Karl/Charles Follen. Edited by Frank Mehring. New York: P. Lang, 2007. xlii + 479 pp. $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8204-9732-7.

Reviewed by John Walker (Fullerton College) Published on H-TGS (April, 2010) Commissioned by Thomas Adam

Karl/Carl Follen, Revolutionary or Reformer?

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