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Author: 
John W. Jeffries
Reviewer: 
Joe Faykosh

Faykosh on Jeffries, 'A Third Term for FDR: The Election of 1940'

John W. Jeffries. A Third Term for FDR: The Election of 1940. American Presidential Elections Series. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2017. Illustrations. 264 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2402-7.

Reviewed by Joe Faykosh (Central Arizona College) Published on H-FedHist (May, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Public Program: Mac icon designer Susan Kare, May 8 at NMAH

Graphic designer Susan Kare has been called the “the Betsy Ross of the personal computer,”  the “Queen of Look and Feel,” the “Matisse of computer icons,” and the “mother of the Mac trash can.”  Kare is best known for designing the distinctive icons, typefaces, and other graphic elements that gave the Apple Macintosh its characteristic—and widely emulated—look and feel. Since then, Kare has spent the last three decades designing user interface elements for many of the leading software and Internet firms.

Author: 
Maurizio Valsania
Reviewer: 
Heather Sommer

Sommer on Valsania, 'Jefferson's Body: A Corporeal Biography'

Maurizio Valsania. Jefferson's Body: A Corporeal Biography. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017. 280 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3969-8.

Reviewed by Heather Sommer (Miami University of Ohio) Published on H-FedHist (April, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=52061

Author: 
Camille Bégin
Reviewer: 
Megan Elias

Elias on Bégin, 'Taste of the Nation: The New Deal Search for America's Food'

Camille Bégin. Taste of the Nation: The New Deal Search for America's Food. Studies in Sensory History Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016. 240 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08170-5; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-04025-2.

Reviewed by Megan Elias (Boston University) Published on H-FedHist (April, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

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