Volume 3 - Number 2 - August 2016

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of March 17 - 23, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

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What's New For Teachers

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Recent Calls for Papers

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Recent Items For Scholars

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Kirsten Weld
Reviewer: 
Michelle Carmody

Carmody on Weld, 'Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala'


Kirsten Weld. Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala. American Encounters/Global Interactions Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. xvi + 335 pp. $26.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8223-7658-3; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5602-8; $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5597-7.

Reviewed by Michelle Carmody (Leiden University)
Published on H-LatAm (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Patrick Iber
Reviewer: 
Stella Krepp

Krepp on Iber, 'Neither Peace nor Freedom: The Cultural Cold War in Latin America'


Patrick Iber. Neither Peace nor Freedom: The Cultural Cold War in Latin America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. 336 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-28604-7.

Reviewed by Stella Krepp (University of Bern)
Published on H-LatAm (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Alexandra Richie
Reviewer: 
Jadwiga Biskupska

Biskupska on Richie, 'Warsaw 1944: Hitler, Himmler, and the Warsaw Uprising'


Alexandra Richie. Warsaw 1944: Hitler, Himmler, and the Warsaw Uprising. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2013. Illustrations. 738 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-374-28655-2.

Reviewed by Jadwiga Biskupska (Sam Houston State University)
Published on H-Poland (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Paul Brykczynski

The Germans and the Failure of the Polish Uprising

Author: 
Lea VanderVelde
Reviewer: 
Dominic DeBrincat

DeBrincat on VanderVelde, 'Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott'


Lea VanderVelde. Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 320 pp. $31.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-992729-6.

Reviewed by Dominic DeBrincat (Missouri Western State University)
Published on H-Teach (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Camarin M. Porter

A Hopeful Chorus, Drowned Out by a Dissonant Coda

Author: 
John M. Coward
Reviewer: 
Shalon Van Tine

Van Tine on Coward, 'Indians Illustrated: The Image of Native Americans in the Pictorial Press'


John M. Coward. Indians Illustrated: The Image of Native Americans in the Pictorial Press. History of Communication Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016. Illustrations. 240 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08171-2; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-04026-9.

Author: 
George E. Reed
Reviewer: 
Anne-Marie Contreras

Contreras on Reed, 'Tarnished, Toxic Leadership in the U.S. Military'


George E. Reed. Tarnished, Toxic Leadership in the U.S. Military. Lincoln: Potomac Books, 2015. 216 pp. $26.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61234-723-3.

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Contreras (Air University, Air War College)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
H. B. Dewing, trans.
Reviewer: 
Nathan D. Wells

Wells on Dewing, 'The Wars of Justinian'


H. B. Dewing, trans. The Wars of Justinian. Revised and modernized, with an introduction and notes, by Anthony Kaldellis. Indianopolis: Hacket Publishing, 2014. 680 pp. $29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62466-172-3.

Reviewed by Nathan D. Wells (Quincy College)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
John Boje
Reviewer: 
Benjamin Hurwitz

Hurwitz on Boje, 'An Imperfect Occupation: Enduring the South African War'


John Boje. An Imperfect Occupation: Enduring the South African War. History of Military Occupation Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 248 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03956-0.

Reviewed by Benjamin Hurwitz (George Mason University)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
James Davey
Reviewer: 
J. Ross Dancy

Dancy on Davey, 'In Nelson's Wake: The Navy and the Napoleonic Wars'


James Davey. In Nelson's Wake: The Navy and the Napoleonic Wars. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 440 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-20065-2; $18.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-22883-0.

Reviewed by J. Ross Dancy (Sam Houston State University)
Published on H-War (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
David A. Baldwin
Reviewer: 
Christopher J. Dolan

Dolan on Baldwin, 'Power and International Relations: A Conceptual Approach'


David A. Baldwin. Power and International Relations: A Conceptual Approach. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. xii + 223 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-17200-2.

Reviewed by Christopher J. Dolan (Lebanon Valley College)
Published on H-Diplo (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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