Reviews

Author: 
James J. O’Donnell
Reviewer: 
Chrissie Szilagyi

Szilagyi on O’Donnell, 'Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity'


James J. O’Donnell. Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity. New York: Ecco, 2015. 288 pp. $27.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-06-184535-2; $15.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-06-184539-0.

Reviewed by Chrissie Szilagyi (Delta College)
Published on H-USA (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Author: 
Molly W. Berger
Reviewer: 
Sean Seyer

Seyer on Berger, 'Hotel Dreams: Luxury, Technology, and Urban Ambition in America, 1829-1929'


Molly W. Berger. Hotel Dreams: Luxury, Technology, and Urban Ambition in America, 1829-1929. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. 328 pp. $34.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-4214-1992-3.

Reviewed by Sean Seyer (University of Kansas)
Published on H-USA (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Author: 
Lewis L. Gould
Reviewer: 
Brian Kennedy

Kennedy on Gould, 'The First Modern Clash over Federal Power: Wilson versus Hughes in the Presidential Election of 1916'


Lewis L. Gould. The First Modern Clash over Federal Power: Wilson versus Hughes in the Presidential Election of 1916. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. xiv + 178 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2280-1.

Reviewed by Brian Kennedy (University of Hertfordshire)
Published on H-USA (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Author: 
Jeremy D. Popkin
Reviewer: 
Jonas Kauffeldt

Kauffeldt on Popkin, 'From Herodotus to H-Net: The Story of Historiography'


Jeremy D. Popkin. From Herodotus to H-Net: The Story of Historiography. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. xv + 251 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-992300-7.

Reviewed by Jonas Kauffeldt (University of North Georgia)
Published on H-USA (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Author: 
Nick Lloyd
Reviewer: 
Jason Szilagyi

Szilagyi on Lloyd, 'Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I'


Nick Lloyd. Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I. New York: Basic Books, 2014. Illustrations. xxxiii + 350 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-07492-1.

Reviewed by Jason Szilagyi (Central Michigan University)
Published on H-USA (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Author: 
Matthew S. Muehlbauer, David J. Ulbrich
Reviewer: 
Jason Szilagyi

Szilagyi on Muehlbauer and Ulbrich, 'Ways of War: American Military History from the Colonial Era to the Twenty-First Century'


Matthew S. Muehlbauer, David J. Ulbrich. Ways of War: American Military History from the Colonial Era to the Twenty-First Century. New York: Routledge, 2013. Illustrations, maps. 560 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-88676-5; $64.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-88677-2.

Reviewed by Jason Szilagyi (Central Michigan University)
Published on H-USA (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Author: 
Dianne Harris
Reviewer: 
Dale Moler

Moler on Dianne Harris, 'Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America'


Dianne Harris. Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. 392 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-5456-7.

Reviewed by Dale Moler
Published on H-USA (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Author: 
Rowland Brucken
Reviewer: 
Dale Moler

Moler on Brucken, 'A Most Uncertain Crusade: The United States, the United Nations, and Human Rights, 1941-1953'


Rowland Brucken. A Most Uncertain Crusade: The United States, the United Nations, and Human Rights, 1941-1953. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2013. x + 362 pp. $48.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-471-2.

Reviewed by Dale Moler
Published on H-USA (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Author: 
John F. Reiger
Reviewer: 
Jeanine A. Clark Bremer

Clark Bremer on Reiger, 'Escaping into Nature: The Making of a Sportsman-Conservationist and Environmental Historian'


John F. Reiger. Escaping into Nature: The Making of a Sportsman-Conservationist and Environmental Historian. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2013. Illustrations. 263 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87071-710-9.

Reviewed by Jeanine A. Clark Bremer (Northern Illinois University)
Published on H-USA (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Nature’s Impact: An Evolution of Thought

Author: 
Michael A. Genovese, Todd L. Belt, William W. Lammers
Reviewer: 
Daniel P. Strieff

Strieff on Genovese and Belt and Lammers, 'The Presidency and Domestic Policy: Comparing Leadership Styles, FDR to Obama'


Michael A. Genovese, Todd L. Belt, William W. Lammers. The Presidency and Domestic Policy: Comparing Leadership Styles, FDR to Obama. Second Edition. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2014. 384 pp. $155.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61205-301-1; $35.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61205-302-8.

Reviewed by Daniel P. Strieff (London School of Economics)
Published on H-USA (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Playing the Hand One’s Dealt

Author: 
Cassandra A. Good
Reviewer: 
Chrissie Szilagyi

Szilagyi on Good, 'Founding Friendships: Friendships between Men and Women in the Early American Republic'


Cassandra A. Good. Founding Friendships: Friendships between Men and Women in the Early American Republic. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 304 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-937617-9.

Reviewed by Chrissie Szilagyi (Delta College)
Published on H-USA (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Author: 
George Washington
Reviewer: 
Gregg French

French on Washington, 'The Papers of George Washington, Volume 21, 1 June–31 July 1779' and Washington, 'The Papers of George Washington, Volume 22, 1 August–21 October 1779'


George Washington. The Papers of George Washington, Volume 21, 1 June–31 July 1779. Edited by William M. Ferraro. Revolutionary War Series. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2012. Maps. 896 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3322-1.George Washington. The Papers of George Washington, Volume 22, 1 August–21 October 1779. Edited by Benjamin L. Huggins. Revolutionary War Series. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012. Maps. 904 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3366-5.

Author: 
Susan Nance
Reviewer: 
Thomas S. Darragh

Darragh on Nance, 'Entertaining Elephants: Animal Agency and the Business of the American Circus'


Susan Nance. Entertaining Elephants: Animal Agency and the Business of the American Circus. Animals, History, Culture Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. Illustrations. viii + 294 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-0829-3.

Reviewed by Thomas S. Darragh (Central Michigan University)
Published on H-USA (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Elephant Actors and the Circus

Author: 
Kari A. Frederickson
Reviewer: 
David T. Ballantyne

Ballantyne on Frederickson, 'Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South'


Kari A. Frederickson. Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2013. xii + 226 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-4519-2; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4520-8.

Reviewed by David T. Ballantyne (Johan Huizingagebouw Institute for History)
Published on H-USA (October, 2015)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Reconsidering Southern Partisan Change

Author: 
Cecilia Konchar Farr, ed.
Reviewer: 
Chrissie Szilagyi

Szilagyi on Farr, 'Wizard of Their Age: Critical Essays from the Harry Potter Generation'


Cecilia Konchar Farr, ed. Wizard of Their Age: Critical Essays from the Harry Potter Generation. New York: SUNY, 2015. 320 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-5446-7.

Reviewed by Chrissie Szilagyi (Delta College)
Published on H-USA (September, 2015)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

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