Reviews

Author: 
Michael Lesy
Reviewer: 
Angela Schwarz

Schwarz on Lesy, 'Dreamland--Amerikas Aufbruch ins 20. Jahrhundert'


Michael Lesy. Dreamland--Amerikas Aufbruch ins 20. Jahrhundert. MÖ¼nchen: Schirmer, 1998. 238 S. DM 98.00 (gebunden), ISBN 978-3-88814-266-6.

Reviewed by Angela Schwarz (FB 1 Geschichte, Gerhard-Mercator-Universitaet - GH Duisburg)
Published on H-PCAACA (February, 1999)

Author: 
Michael A. Morrison, ed.
Reviewer: 
Jo Ann Coleman

Coleman on Morrison, 'Trajectories of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Fourteen International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts'


Michael A. Morrison, ed. Trajectories of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Fourteen International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997. xx + 220 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-313-29646-8.

Reviewed by Jo Ann Coleman (Armstrong Atlantic State University)
Published on H-PCAACA (February, 1999)

Author: 
James Morrison
Reviewer: 
Raymond Cormier

Cormier on Morrison, 'Passport to Hollywood: Hollywood Films, European Directors'


James Morrison. Passport to Hollywood: Hollywood Films, European Directors. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998. ix + 311 pp. $21.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7914-3938-8.

Reviewed by Raymond Cormier (Longwood College)
Published on H-PCAACA (February, 1999)

Author: 
Shane White, Graham White
Reviewer: 
Michael Carroll

Carroll on White and White, 'Stylin': African American Expressive Culture from Its Beginnings to the Zoot Suit'


Shane White, Graham White. Stylin': African American Expressive Culture from Its Beginnings to the Zoot Suit. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1998. xv + 301 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3179-1.

Reviewed by Michael Carroll (Highlands University, New Mexico)
Published on H-PCAACA (January, 1999)

Author: 
Neal Gabler
Reviewer: 
Michael Carroll

Carroll on Gabler, 'Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality'


Neal Gabler. Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. 303 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-679-41752-1.

Reviewed by Michael Carroll (Highlands University, New Mexico)
Published on H-PCAACA (January, 1999)

Author: 
Richard Handler, Eric Gable
Reviewer: 
Michael Carroll

Carroll on Handler and Gable, 'The New History in an Old Museum: Creating the Past at Colonial Williamsburg'


Richard Handler, Eric Gable. The New History in an Old Museum: Creating the Past at Colonial Williamsburg. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1997. x + 260 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-1974-0; $64.95 (library), ISBN 978-0-8223-1978-8.

Reviewed by Michael Carroll (Highlands University, New Mexico)
Published on H-PCAACA (January, 1999)

Author: 
Kathy Lee Peiss
Reviewer: 
Gwen Kay

Kay on Peiss, 'Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture'


Kathy Lee Peiss. Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture. New York: Metropolitan Books, 1998. xii + 334 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8050-5550-4.

Reviewed by Gwen Kay (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)
Published on H-PCAACA (January, 1999)

Author: 
Stephen J. McGovern
Reviewer: 
Douglas Bailie

Bailie on McGovern, 'The Politics of Downtown Development: Dynamic Political Cultures in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.'


Stephen J. McGovern. The Politics of Downtown Development: Dynamic Political Cultures in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1998. xiv + 342 pp. $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-2052-2.

Reviewed by Douglas Bailie (University of Alberta)
Published on H-PCAACA (January, 1999)

Author: 
Peter Biskind
Reviewer: 
Chris Foran

Foran on Biskind, 'Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock'n'Roll Generation Saved Hollywood'


Peter Biskind. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock'n'Roll Generation Saved Hollywood. New York, N.Y.: Simon & Schuster, 1998. 506 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-684-80996-0.

Reviewed by Chris Foran (Bowling Green State University)
Published on H-PCAACA (December, 1998)

Author: 
John William Sayer
Reviewer: 
J. Brian Wagaman

Wagaman on Sayer, 'Ghost Dancing the Law: The Wounded Knee Trials'


John William Sayer. Ghost Dancing the Law: The Wounded Knee Trials. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1997. ix + 310 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-35433-3.

Reviewed by J. Brian Wagaman (Penn State University-Harrisburg)
Published on H-PCAACA (December, 1998)

Using History as a Legal Weapon: The Wounded Knee Trials of RussellMeans and Dennis Banks

Author: 
Friedrich E. Schuler
Reviewer: 
Charles C. Kolb

Kolb on Schuler, 'Mexico Between Hitler and Roosevelt: Mexican Foreign Relations in the Age of Lazaro Cardenas, 1934-1940'


Friedrich E. Schuler. Mexico Between Hitler and Roosevelt: Mexican Foreign Relations in the Age of Lazaro Cardenas, 1934-1940. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1998. x + 270 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8263-2160-2.

Reviewed by Charles C. Kolb (National Endowment for the Humanities)
Published on H-PCAACA (December, 1998)

Author: 
David Lehman
Reviewer: 
Susan J. Hubert

Hubert on Lehman, 'The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets'


David Lehman. The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets. New York: Doubleday, 1998. 433 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-385-47542-6.

Reviewed by Susan J. Hubert (Western Michigan University)
Published on H-PCAACA (December, 1998)

Author: 
James C. Scott
Reviewer: 
Ulf Zimmermann

Zimmermann on Scott, 'Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed'


James C. Scott. Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1998. xiv + 445 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-07016-3; $19.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-07815-2.

Reviewed by Ulf Zimmermann (Department of Political Science and International Affairs, Kennesaw State University)
Published on H-PCAACA (December, 1998)

Author: 
Anthony Aveni
Reviewer: 
Rita Rippetoe

Rippetoe on Aveni, 'Behind the Crystal Ball: Magic, Science, and the Occult from Antiquity Through the New Age'


Anthony Aveni. Behind the Crystal Ball: Magic, Science, and the Occult from Antiquity Through the New Age. New York, N.Y.: Times Books, 1996. xvii + 406 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8129-2415-2.

Reviewed by Rita Rippetoe (University of Nevada-Reno)
Published on H-PCAACA (December, 1998)

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