Reviews

Author: 
Michael J. Klarman
Reviewer: 
Gregory Richard

Richard on Klarman, 'The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution'

Michael J. Klarman. The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 880 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-994203-9.

Reviewed by Gregory Richard (Winona State University) Published on H-FedHist (February, 2018) Commissioned by Kate Brown (Huntington University)

Author: 
Jill Abraham Hummer
Reviewer: 
Katherine Jellison

Jellison on Hummer, 'First Ladies and American Women: In Politics and at Home'

Jill Abraham Hummer. First Ladies and American Women: In Politics and at Home. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2017. 256 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2380-8.

Reviewed by Katherine Jellison (Ohio University) Published on H-FedHist (February, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Louis Stokes, with David Chanoff
Reviewer: 
Nishani Frazier

Frazier on Stokes, 'The Gentleman from Ohio'

Louis Stokes, with David Chanoff. The Gentleman from Ohio. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2016. xxi + 257 pp. $32.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8142-1312-4.

Reviewed by Nishani Frazier (Miami University of Ohio) Published on H-FedHist (January, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Ralph B. Levering
Reviewer: 
Vivien L. Chang

Chang on Levering, 'The Cold War: A Post-Cold War History'

Ralph B. Levering. The Cold War: A Post-Cold War History. The American History Series. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. 288 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-118-84840-1.

Reviewed by Vivien L. Chang (University of Virginia) Published on H-FedHist (January, 2018) Commissioned by Thomas Reinstein

Author: 
Jeffrey A. Engel, Thomas J. Knock, eds.
Reviewer: 
Steven Lomazow

Lomazow on Engel and Knock, 'When Life Strikes the President: Scandal, Death, and Illness in the White House'

Jeffrey A. Engel, Thomas J. Knock, eds. When Life Strikes the President: Scandal, Death, and Illness in the White House. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. xiv + 346 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-065076-6.

Reviewed by Steven Lomazow (Independent Scholar) Published on H-FedHist (January, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Ellen F. Fitzpatrick
Reviewer: 
Cherisse Jones-Branch

Jones-Branch on Fitzpatrick, 'The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women's Quest for the American Presidency'

Ellen F. Fitzpatrick. The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women's Quest for the American Presidency. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. 318 pp. $25.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-08893-1.

Reviewed by Cherisse Jones-Branch (Arkansas State University-Jonesboro) Published on H-FedHist (January, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Matthew M. Stith
Reviewer: 
Hannah Blubaugh

Blubaugh on Stith, 'Extreme Civil War: Guerrilla Warfare, Environment, and Race on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier'

Matthew M. Stith. Extreme Civil War: Guerrilla Warfare, Environment, and Race on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier. Baton Rouge: Lousiana State University Press, 2016. 232 pp. (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-6314-6.

Reviewed by Hannah Blubaugh (Miami University of Ohio) Published on H-FedHist (January, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
George Washington, Philander D. Chase, Dorothy Twohig, Frank E. Grizzard, David R. Hoth, William M. Ferraro, Edward G. Lengel, Benjamin L. Huggins
Reviewer: 
Laura-Eve Moss

Moss on Washington and Chase and Twohig and Grizzard and Hoth and Ferraro and Lengel and Huggins, 'The Papers of George Washington: Revolutionary War Series 23: 22 October-31 December 1779'

George Washington, Philander D. Chase, Dorothy Twohig, Frank E. Grizzard, David R. Hoth, William M. Ferraro, Edward G. Lengel, Benjamin L. Huggins. The Papers of George Washington: Revolutionary War Series 23: 22 October-31 December 1779. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015. Revolutionary War Series 23. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3695-6.

Author: 
Michael Uhl
Reviewer: 
Evan R Ash

Ash on Uhl, 'The War I Survived Was Vietnam: Collected Writings of a Veteran and Antiwar Activist'

Michael Uhl. The War I Survived Was Vietnam: Collected Writings of a Veteran and Antiwar Activist. Jefferson: McFarland, 2016. 290 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6614-3.

Reviewed by Evan R Ash (Miami University of Ohio) Published on H-FedHist (January, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50550

Author: 
Daniel A. Sjursen
Reviewer: 
Robert Thompson

Thompson on Sjursen, 'Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge'

Daniel A. Sjursen. Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge. Lebanon: University Press of New England, 2015. xv+ 290 pp. $22.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61168-781-1.

Reviewed by Robert Thompson (University of Southern Mississippi) Published on H-FedHist (January, 2018) Commissioned by Andrew Gawthorpe

Author: 
Timothy L. Fort
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Delton

Delton on Fort, 'The Diplomat in the Corner Office: Corporate Foreign Policy'

Timothy L. Fort. The Diplomat in the Corner Office: Corporate Foreign Policy. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. 224 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9660-6; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-8637-9.

Reviewed by Jennifer Delton (Skidmore College) Published on H-FedHist (January, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
John A. Haymond
Reviewer: 
Gary C. Anderson

Anderson on Haymond, 'The Infamous Dakota War Trials of 1862: Revenge, Military Law and the Judgment of History'

John A. Haymond. The Infamous Dakota War Trials of 1862: Revenge, Military Law and the Judgment of History. Jeffersonville: McFarland, 2016. 263 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6510-8.

Reviewed by Gary C. Anderson (University of Oklahoma) Published on H-FedHist (December, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=49561

Author: 
Lloyd E. Ambrosius
Reviewer: 
Branden Little

Little on Ambrosius, 'Woodrow Wilson and American Internationalism'

Lloyd E. Ambrosius. Woodrow Wilson and American Internationalism. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 278 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-61506-5.

Reviewed by Branden Little (Weber State University) Published on H-FedHist (December, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50704

Author: 
Scott S. Greenberger
Reviewer: 
Paula Baker

Baker on Greenberger, 'The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur'

Scott S. Greenberger. The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur. New York: Da Capo Press, 2017. 336 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-306-82389-3.

Reviewed by Paula Baker (The Ohio State University) Published on H-FedHist (December, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Toby C. Rider
Reviewer: 
Molly M. Wood

Wood on Rider, 'Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy'

Toby C. Rider. Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy. Sport and Society Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016. 288 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-04023-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08169-9.

Reviewed by Molly M. Wood (Wittenberg University) Published on H-FedHist (December, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

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