Reviews

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

Author: 
Jason M. Stahl
Reviewer: 
David Stebenne

Stebenne on Stahl, 'Right Moves: The Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945'

Jason M. Stahl. Right Moves: The Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. xii + 248 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-2788-5.

Reviewed by David Stebenne (The Ohio State University) Published on H-FedHist (November, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
William Knoblauch
Reviewer: 
Anthony Miller

Miller on Knoblauch, 'Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War: The Reagan Administration, Cultural Activism, and the End of the Arms Race'

William Knoblauch. Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War: The Reagan Administration, Cultural Activism, and the End of the Arms Race. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2017. 168 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-275-1.

Reviewed by Anthony Miller (Miami University of Ohio Regionals) Published on H-FedHist (November, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Kelly Belanger
Reviewer: 
Louis Moore

Moore on Belanger, 'Invisible Seasons: Title IX and the Fight for Equity in College Sports'

Kelly Belanger. Invisible Seasons: Title IX and the Fight for Equity in College Sports. Sports and Entertainment Series. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2016. 504 pp. $44.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8156-3470-6; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-3484-3.

Reviewed by Louis Moore (Grand Valley State University) Published on H-FedHist (October, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Colin Burgess, Kate Doolan, Bert Vis
Reviewer: 
Walter E. Grunden

Grunden on Burgess and Doolan and Vis, 'Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon, Revised Edition'

Colin Burgess, Kate Doolan, Bert Vis. Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon, Revised Edition. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. 416 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-8509-5.

Reviewed by Walter E. Grunden (Bowling Green State University) Published on H-FedHist (October, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
J. Michael Wenger, Robert J. Cressman, John F. Di Virgilio
Reviewer: 
Russell A. Hart

Hart on Wenger and Cressman and Di Virgilio, 'No One Avoided Danger: NAS Kaneohe Bay and the Japanese Attack of 7 December 1941'

J. Michael Wenger, Robert J. Cressman, John F. Di Virgilio. No One Avoided Danger: NAS Kaneohe Bay and the Japanese Attack of 7 December 1941. Pearl Harbor Tactical Studies Series. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2015. 208 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61251-924-1.

Reviewed by Russell A. Hart (Hawaii Pacific University) Published on H-FedHist (October, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Matthew Cecil
Reviewer: 
Rob Schorman

Schorman on Cecil, 'Branding Hoover's FBI: How the Boss's PR Men Sold the Bureau to America'

Matthew Cecil. Branding Hoover's FBI: How the Boss's PR Men Sold the Bureau to America. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. 344 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2305-1.

Reviewed by Rob Schorman (Miami University of Ohio Regionals) Published on H-FedHist (October, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Thomas J. Knock
Reviewer: 
Steven J. Bucklin

Bucklin on Knock, 'The Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern'

Thomas J. Knock. The Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern. Politics and Society in Modern America Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. 544 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-14299-9.

Reviewed by Steven J. Bucklin (University of South Dakota) Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Mark Douglas McGarvie
Reviewer: 
Mary K. Cayton

Cayton on McGarvie, 'Law and Religion in American History: Public Values and Private Conscience'

Mark Douglas McGarvie. Law and Religion in American History: Public Values and Private Conscience. New Histories of American Law Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. xxix + 273 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-60546-2.

Reviewed by Mary K. Cayton (The Ohio State University) Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Sean Conant, ed.
Reviewer: 
Jonathan W. White

White on Conant, 'The Gettysburg Address: Perspectives on Lincoln's Greatest Speech'

Sean Conant, ed. The Gettysburg Address: Perspectives on Lincoln's Greatest Speech. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. xvi + 350 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-022745-6; $79.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-022744-9.

Reviewed by Jonathan W. White (Christopher Newport University) Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Wayne H. Bowen
Reviewer: 
Joshua Cochran

Cochran on Bowen, 'Truman, Franco's Spain, and the Cold War'

Wayne H. Bowen. Truman, Franco's Spain, and the Cold War. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2017. 208 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-2117-9.

Reviewed by Joshua Cochran (Michigan State University) Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Frank J. Williams, Michael Burkhimer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Heather McNamee

McNamee on Williams and Burkhimer, 'The Lincoln Assassination Riddle: Revisiting the Crime of the Nineteenth Century'

Frank J. Williams, Michael Burkhimer, eds. The Lincoln Assassination Riddle: Revisiting the Crime of the Nineteenth Century. True Crime History Series. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2016. ix + 214 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60635-295-3.

Reviewed by Heather McNamee (University of Memphis) Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Marc Ferris
Reviewer: 
Brian Roberts

Roberts on Ferris, 'Star-Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America's National Anthem'

Marc Ferris. Star-Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America's National Anthem. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. Illustrations. 328 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-1518-5.

Reviewed by Brian Roberts (University of Northern Iowa) Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Jefferson Decker
Reviewer: 
Paul Milazzo

Milazzo on Decker, 'The Other Rights Revolution: Conservative Lawyers and the Remaking of American Government'

Jefferson Decker. The Other Rights Revolution: Conservative Lawyers and the Remaking of American Government. Studies in Postwar American Political Development Series. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 353 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-046730-2; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-046731-9.

Reviewed by Paul Milazzo (Ohio University) Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
David J. Alvarez, Eduard Maximilian Mark
Reviewer: 
Susan Perlman

Perlman on Alvarez and Mark, 'Spying through a Glass Darkly: American Espionage against the Soviet Union, 1945-1946'

David J. Alvarez, Eduard Maximilian Mark. Spying through a Glass Darkly: American Espionage against the Soviet Union, 1945-1946. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. 360 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2192-7.

Reviewed by Susan Perlman (American University) Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017) Commissioned by Thomas Reinstein

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