Reviews

Author: 
Tod Hoffman
Reviewer: 
Marsha R. Robinson

Robinson on Hoffman, 'Al Qaeda Declares War: The African Embassy Bombings and America's Search for Justice'

Tod Hoffman. Al Qaeda Declares War: The African Embassy Bombings and America's Search for Justice. Lebanon: Fore Edge, 2014. Illustrations. 252 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61168-546-6; $24.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-61168-565-7.

Reviewed by Marsha R. Robinson (Miami University of Ohio) Published on H-FedHist (June, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

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)

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)

Author: 
Marie Jenkins Schwartz
Reviewer: 
David Jamison

Jamison on Schwartz, 'Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves'

Marie Jenkins Schwartz. Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. 416 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-14755-0.

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

Author: 
Brent Durbin
Reviewer: 
Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

Jeffreys-Jones on Durbin, 'The CIA and the Politics of US Intelligence Reform'

Brent Durbin. The CIA and the Politics of US Intelligence Reform. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 338 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-18740-5.

Reviewed by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones (University of Edinburgh and Scottish Society for the Study of America) Published on H-FedHist (March, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
James C. Nicholson
Reviewer: 
Ellen Neumann

Neumann on Nicholson, 'Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course'

James C. Nicholson. Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2016. 208 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-6750-3.

Reviewed by Ellen Neumann (Independent Scholar) Published on H-FedHist (March, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Christopher Sandford
Reviewer: 
J. Denis Clark

Clark on Sandford, 'Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy'

Christopher Sandford. Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy. New York: Prometheus Books, 2014. 332 pp. $25.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61614-935-2.

Reviewed by J. Denis Clark (University of Calgary) Published on H-FedHist (March, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Gary W. Reichard
Reviewer: 
Eric Rhodes

Rhodes on Reichard, 'Deadlock and Disillusionment: American Politics since 1968'

Gary W. Reichard. Deadlock and Disillusionment: American Politics since 1968. The American History Series. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. Illustrations, graphs. x + 367 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-118-93435-7.

Reviewed by Eric Rhodes (Miami University of Ohio) Published on H-FedHist (March, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Charles W. Romney
Reviewer: 
Christopher J. Castañeda

Castañeda on Romney, 'Rights Delayed: The American State and the Defeat of Progressive Unions, 1935-1950'

Charles W. Romney. Rights Delayed: The American State and the Defeat of Progressive Unions, 1935-1950. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 271 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-025029-4.

Reviewed by Christopher J. Castañeda (California State University, Sacramento) Published on H-FedHist (March, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Dustin Ells Howes
Reviewer: 
Connor Gahre

Gahre on Howes, 'Freedom without Violence: Resisting the Western Political Tradition'

Dustin Ells Howes. Freedom without Violence: Resisting the Western Political Tradition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 288 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-933700-2.

Reviewed by Connor Gahre (Miami University of Ohio) Published on H-FedHist (February, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50563

Author: 
Kaye Lanning Minchew
Reviewer: 
Jeremy Richards

Richards on Minchew, 'A President in Our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia'

Kaye Lanning Minchew. A President in Our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016. 280 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-4918-3.

Reviewed by Jeremy Richards (Gordon State College) Published on H-FedHist (February, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Molly Geidel
Reviewer: 
Amanda Lawson

Lawson on Geidel, 'Peace Corps Fantasies: How Development Shaped the Global Sixties'

Molly Geidel. Peace Corps Fantasies: How Development Shaped the Global Sixties. Critical American Studies Series. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. 320 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-9222-4.

Reviewed by Amanda Lawson (Miami University of Ohio) Published on H-FedHist (February, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Oona A. Hathaway, Scott J. Shapiro
Reviewer: 
Edward T. Strong

Strong on Hathaway and Shapiro, 'The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World'

Oona A. Hathaway, Scott J. Shapiro. The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017. 336 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5011-0986-7.

Reviewed by Edward T. Strong (Miami University of Ohio) Published on H-FedHist (February, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50645

Author: 
Aaron Belkin
Reviewer: 
Remy Willocks

Willocks on Belkin, 'Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Façade of American Empire, 1898-2001'

Aaron Belkin. Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Façade of American Empire, 1898-2001. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. 244 pp. Illustrations. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-70284-3; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-70285-0.

Reviewed by Remy Willocks (Miami University of Ohio) Published on H-FedHist (February, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

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