Reviews

Author: 
Robert G Kaufman
Reviewer: 
Thomas R. Wellock

Wellock on Kaufman, 'Henry M Jackson: A Life in Politics'

Robert G Kaufman. Henry M Jackson: A Life in Politics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000. x + 548 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-97962-5.

Reviewed by Thomas R. Wellock (Department of History, Central Washington University) Published on H-Pol (July, 2001)

Neoconservative History

Neoconservative History

Author: 
Rick Perlstein
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Soffer

Soffer on Perlstein, 'Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus'

Rick Perlstein. Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus. New York: Hill & Wang, 2001. xvi + 671 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8090-2859-7.

Reviewed by Jonathan Soffer (Department of History, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York) Published on H-Pol (July, 2001)

Author: 
Philip A Klinkner, Rogers M Smith
Reviewer: 
John Barnhill

Barnhill on Klinkner and Smith, 'The Unsteady March: The Rise and Decline of Racial Equality in America'

Philip A Klinkner, Rogers M Smith. The Unsteady March: The Rise and Decline of Racial Equality in America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999. vii + 417 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-44339-3.

Reviewed by John Barnhill (Yukon, Oklahoma) Published on H-Pol (July, 2001)

Author: 
John Whitcomb, Claire Whitcomb
Reviewer: 
Eric Rauchway

Rauchway on Whitcomb and Whitcomb, 'Real Life at the White House: Two Hundred Years of Daily Life at America's Most Famous Residence'

John Whitcomb, Claire Whitcomb. Real Life at the White House: Two Hundred Years of Daily Life at America's Most Famous Residence. New York and London: Routledge, 2000. xxi + 511 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-92320-0.

Reviewed by Eric Rauchway (Modern History Faculty, Oxford University) Published on H-Pol (June, 2001)

Home Improvement on Pennsylvania Avenue

Author: 
Alice O'Connor
Reviewer: 
Ed Berkowitz

Berkowitz on O'Connor, 'Poverty Knowledge: Social Science, Social Policy, and the Poor in Twentieth-Century U S History'

Alice O'Connor. Poverty Knowledge: Social Science, Social Policy, and the Poor in Twentieth-Century U S History. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001. xi + 373 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-00917-9.

Reviewed by Ed Berkowitz (Department of History, George Washington University) Published on H-Pol (June, 2001)

A Wealth of Knowledge about Poverty

Author: 
Alexander Stephan
Reviewer: 
Vernon L. Pedersen

Pedersen on Stephan, '"Communazis": FBI Surveillance of German Emigre Writers'

Alexander Stephan. "Communazis": FBI Surveillance of German Emigre Writers. Trans Jan van Heurck. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2000. xxii + 362 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-08202-9.

Reviewed by Vernon L. Pedersen (Department of History, American University in Bulgaria) Published on H-Pol (June, 2001)

Spies Without Daggers

Spies Without Daggers

Author: 
Alfred D. Jr.. Chandler, James W. Cortada, eds.
Reviewer: 
Arthur L. Morin

Morin on Chandler and Cortada, 'A Nation Transformed by Information: How Information Has Shaped the United States From Colonial Times to the Present'

Alfred D. Jr.. Chandler, James W. Cortada, eds. A Nation Transformed by Information: How Information Has Shaped the United States From Colonial Times to the Present. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. 404 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-512701-0.

Reviewed by Arthur L. Morin (Department of Political Science and Justice Studies, Fort Hays State University) Published on H-Pol (June, 2001)

Author: 
Ellen D B Riggle, Barry L Tadlock, eds.
Reviewer: 
William B. Turner

Turner on Riggle and Tadlock, 'Gays and Lesbians in the Democratic Process: Public Policy, Public Opinion, and Political Representation'

Ellen D B Riggle, Barry L Tadlock, eds. Gays and Lesbians in the Democratic Process: Public Policy, Public Opinion, and Political Representation. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. x + 304 pp. $49.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-11584-1.

Reviewed by William B. Turner (Department of History, St. Cloud State University ) Published on H-Pol (June, 2001)

Author: 
Robert Shogan
Reviewer: 
Philip Seib

Seib on Shogan, 'Bad News: Where the Press Goes Wrong in the Making of the President'

Robert Shogan. Bad News: Where the Press Goes Wrong in the Making of the President. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 2001. x + 308 pp. $26.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-56663-346-8.

Reviewed by Philip Seib (Department of Journalism, Marquette University) Published on H-Pol (May, 2001)

How the News Media Use and Misuse Power in Political Coverage

Author: 
Byron C. Hulsey
Reviewer: 
Gregory L. Schneider

Schneider on Hulsey, 'Everett Dirksen and His Presidents: How a Senate Giant Shaped American Politics'

Byron C. Hulsey. Everett Dirksen and His Presidents: How a Senate Giant Shaped American Politics. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2000. x + 342 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1036-5.

Reviewed by Gregory L. Schneider (Department of History, Emporia State University) Published on H-Pol (May, 2001)

Mr. Republican?

Mr. Republican?

Author: 
Manisha Sinha
Reviewer: 
Kevin M. Gannon

Gannon on Sinha, 'The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina'

Manisha Sinha. The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. xiii + 362 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-4884-5.

Reviewed by Kevin M. Gannon (Department of History, University of South Carolina) Published on H-Pol (May, 2001)

Revisiting

Revisiting "The Problem of South Carolina"[1]

Author: 
William B. Pickett
Reviewer: 
Steven Wagner

Wagner on Pickett, 'Eisenhower Decides to Run: Presidential Politics and Cold War Strategy'

William B. Pickett. Eisenhower Decides to Run: Presidential Politics and Cold War Strategy. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 2000. ix + 269 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-56663-325-3.

Reviewed by Steven Wagner (Social Science Department, Missouri Southern State College) Published on H-Pol (May, 2001)

A Transcendent Duty

A Transcendent Duty

Author: 
Thomas M. Leonard
Reviewer: 
John M. Belohlavek

Belohlavek on Leonard, 'James K. Polk: A Clear and Unquestionable Destiny (Biographies in American Foreign Policy)'

Thomas M. Leonard. James K. Polk: A Clear and Unquestionable Destiny (Biographies in American Foreign Policy). Wilmington, Del.: S.R. Books, 2001. xxiv + 218 pp. $84.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8420-2646-8; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8420-2647-5.

Reviewed by John M. Belohlavek (Department of History, University of South Florida) Published on H-Pol (May, 2001)

Author: 
Michael A. Bellesiles
Reviewer: 
Daniel Justin Herman

Herman on Bellesiles, 'Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture'

Michael A. Bellesiles. Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. 601 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-375-40210-4.

Reviewed by Daniel Justin Herman (Department of History, Central Washington University) Published on H-Pol (May, 2001)

Gun Battles

Gun Battles

Author: 
Robert Shogan
Reviewer: 
Richard Shenkman

Shenkman on Shogan, 'The Double-Edged Sword: How Character Makes and Ruins Presidents, from Washington to Clinton'

Robert Shogan. The Double-Edged Sword: How Character Makes and Ruins Presidents, from Washington to Clinton. Boulder: Westview Press, 1999. xii + 284 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8133-6777-4.

Reviewed by Richard Shenkman (Editor, HistoryNewsNetwork.org) Published on H-Pol (April, 2001)

Character Counts?

Character Counts?

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