H-War Content

Author: 
David Smith
Reviewer: 
Ricardo Herrera

Herrera on Smith, 'William Howe and the American War of Independence'


David Smith. William Howe and the American War of Independence. Bloomsbury Studies in Military History Series. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015. 208 pp. $112.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4725-8535-6.

Reviewed by Ricardo Herrera (School of Advanced Military Studies)
Published on H-War (February, 2018)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

CROSS-POSTED REVIEW: H-Net Review [H-Diplo]: Selden on Grygiel and Mitchell, 'The Unquiet Frontier: Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power'

Jakub J. Grygiel, A. Wess Mitchell.  The Unquiet Frontier: Rising
Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power.
Princeton  Princeton University Press, 2016.  240 pp/.  $29.95
(cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-16375-8.

Reviewed by Zachary Selden (University of Florida)
Published on H-Diplo (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

CROSS-POSTED REVIEW: Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2016.11.32 Kemezis on Welch, Appian's Roman History: Empire and Civil War

"Kathryn Welch (ed.), Appian's Roman History: Empire and Civil War. Roman culture in an age of civil war.   Swansea:  Classical Press of Wales, 2015.  Pp. xxvi, 326.  ISBN 9781910589007.  $100.00.   

Reviewed by Adam Kemezis, University of Alberta (kemezis@ualberta.ca)
[Authors and titles are listed at the end of the review.]

Re: Handgrenade of the Month February 2018

Coming together in groups dilutes fear, correlating also with a person's natural desire to appear courageous and resolute in a group of peers and in the presence of those in higher authority. By the time groups coalesce into states or sub-state entities fear is ever more an abstraction for those in authority. Just speculation, of course.

Call for Applications: The Open Research Laboratory at Illinois / The Summer Research Laboratory

For over forty years, the Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has provided scholars from around the world with the opportunity to work in our Library's famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding the Summer Research Laboratory again this coming year, from June 11 to August 3, 2018. In addition, we are piloting a new program for scholars interested in visiting our campus during the academic year, from November 2017 to May 2018, called the Open Research Laboratory.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Brian Lavery
Reviewer: 
Perry Colvin

Colvin on Lavery, 'Churchill Warrior: How a Military Life Guided Winston's Finest Hours'


Brian Lavery. Churchill Warrior: How a Military Life Guided Winston's Finest Hours. Oxford: Casemate, 2017. 448 pp. $32.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-910860-22-9.

Reviewed by Perry Colvin (Auburn University)
Published on H-War (February, 2018)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=51006

Author: 
Ricardo A. Herrera
Reviewer: 
Kevin Vanzant

Vanzant on Herrera, 'For Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861'


Ricardo A. Herrera. For Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861. New York: New York University Press, 2015. 272 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-1994-2.

Reviewed by Kevin Vanzant (Tennessee State University)
Published on H-War (February, 2018)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=43906

Author: 
Christopher Phillips
Reviewer: 
Andy Forney

Forney on Phillips, 'The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border'


Christopher Phillips. The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 528 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-518723-6.

Reviewed by Andy Forney (Texas Christian University / US Army)
Published on H-War (February, 2018)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Jason C. Parker
Reviewer: 
Samantha A. Taylor

Taylor on Parker, 'Hearts, Minds, Voices: US Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World'


Jason C. Parker. Hearts, Minds, Voices: US Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 280 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-025184-0.

Reviewed by Samantha A. Taylor (University of Southern Mississippi)
Published on H-War (February, 2018)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Judith Van Buskirk
Reviewer: 
Geoffrey Jensen

Jensen on Van Buskirk, 'Standing in their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution'


Judith Van Buskirk. Standing in their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution. Norman: University of Oklahoma, 2017. 312 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-5635-4.

Reviewed by Geoffrey Jensen (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, College of Security and Intelligence Studies)
Published on H-War (February, 2018)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey