Reviews

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.

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

Author: 
Karen M. Inouye
Reviewer: 
Naoko Wake

Wake on Inouye, 'The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration'


Karen M. Inouye. The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9574-6.

Reviewed by Naoko Wake (MIchigan State University)
Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Bruce Miroff
Reviewer: 
Michael J. Birkner

Birkner on Miroff, 'Presidents on Political Ground: Leaders in Action and What They Face'


Bruce Miroff. Presidents on Political Ground: Leaders in Action and What They Face. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. 208 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2285-6.

Reviewed by Michael J. Birkner (Gettysburg College)
Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Patrick Phillips-Schrock
Reviewer: 
Helen Sheumaker

Sheumaker on Phillips-Schrock, 'The Nixon White House Redecoration and Acquisition Program: An Illustrated History'


Patrick Phillips-Schrock. The Nixon White House Redecoration and Acquisition Program: An Illustrated History. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2016. 288 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6204-6.

Reviewed by Helen Sheumaker (Miami University of Ohio)
Published on H-FedHist (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Thomas J. Hrach
Reviewer: 
Elwood D. Watson

Watson on Hrach, 'The Riot Report and the News: How the Kerner Commission Changed Media Coverage of Black America'


Thomas J. Hrach. The Riot Report and the News: How the Kerner Commission Changed Media Coverage of Black America. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2016. 240 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-211-9.

Reviewed by Elwood D. Watson (East Tennessee State University)
Published on H-FedHist (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Lisa Westwood, Beth Laura O'Leary, Milford Wayne Donaldson
Reviewer: 
Christopher McCune

McCune on Westwood and O'Leary and Donaldson, 'The Final Mission: Preserving NASA's Apollo Sites'


Lisa Westwood, Beth Laura O'Leary, Milford Wayne Donaldson. The Final Mission: Preserving NASA's Apollo Sites. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2017. 208 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6246-4.

Reviewed by Christopher McCune (460th Space Wing)
Published on H-FedHist (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Willem L. Oltmans
Reviewer: 
Oliver Elliott

Elliott on Oltmans, 'Reporting on the Kennedy Assassination'


Willem L. Oltmans. Reporting on the Kennedy Assassination. Edited by Michael A. Rinella. Translated by David Stephenson. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2017. 384 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2378-5.

Reviewed by Oliver Elliott (Independent scholar (PhD, London School of Economics))
Published on H-FedHist (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Andrew Gawthorpe

Author: 
Benjamin Madley
Reviewer: 
Lauren Brand

Brand on Madley, 'An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873'


Benjamin Madley. An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 712 pp. $38.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-18136-4.

Reviewed by Lauren Brand
Published on H-FedHist (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Kate Brown

Author: 
Matthew Carotenuto, Katherine Luongo
Reviewer: 
Marsha R. Robinson

Robinson on Carotenuto and Luongo, 'Obama and Kenya: Contested Histories and the Politics of Belonging'


Matthew Carotenuto, Katherine Luongo. Obama and Kenya: Contested Histories and the Politics of Belonging. Ohio University Research in International Studies Global Series. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2016. 240 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-89680-300-8; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-89680-299-5.

Reviewed by Marsha R. Robinson (Miami University Middletown)
Published on H-FedHist (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Ian Michael Spurgeon
Reviewer: 
Steve B. Davis

Davis on Spurgeon, 'Soldiers in the Army of Freedom: The 1st Kansas Colored, the Civil War's First African American Combat Unit'


Ian Michael Spurgeon. Soldiers in the Army of Freedom: The 1st Kansas Colored, the Civil War's First African American Combat Unit. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. 456 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-4618-8.

Reviewed by Steve B. Davis (Kansas University)
Published on H-FedHist (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Paul Nolette
Reviewer: 
Anthony Johnstone

Johnstone on Nolette, 'Federalism on Trial: State Attorneys General and National Policymaking in Contemporary America'


Paul Nolette. Federalism on Trial: State Attorneys General and National Policymaking in Contemporary America. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015. ix + 286 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2089-0.

Reviewed by Anthony Johnstone (Alexander Blewett III School of Law)
Published on H-FedHist (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Andrew Gawthorpe

The Appeal of State Attorneys General in a Federal System

Author: 
Jeffrey A. Engel, ed.
Reviewer: 
Richard F. Hamm

Hamm on Engel, 'The Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea'


Jeffrey A. Engel, ed. The Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 248 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-937621-6.

Reviewed by Richard F. Hamm (University at Albany, SUNY)
Published on H-FedHist (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

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