Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet, “Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Hawaii” (Greenleaf Book Group, 2016)
Exotic, dangerous, exhilarating and extreme–the contradictions that are Hawaii are the challenges adventurer twins, Gannon and Wyatt, must face as they seek to unravel a centuries-old mystery in Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Hawaii (Greenleaf Book Group) by Patti Wheeler… Read More
Ada Palmer, “Too Like the Lightning” (Tor, 2016)
Cory Doctorow has described Ada Palmer’s Too Like the Lightning (Tor, 2016) as a book “more intricate, more plausible, more significant than any debut I can recall.” That praise reflects Palmer’s immense skill in building a world 500 years… Read More
Kelly Lytle Hernandez, “Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol” (UC Press, 2010)
As evidenced by many of the conversations featured on this podcast, scholarship on the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands composes a significant and influential genre within the field of U.S. Western History and Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies. Geographically rooted in the U.S. Southwest and Mexico,… Read More
Patricia Buckley Ebrey, “Emperor Huizong” (Harvard UP, 2014)
The Song Chinese emperor Huizong (r. 1100-1126 CE) has long been regarded as a failure due to his dynasty’s defeat in their war against the Jurchens. In Emperor Huizong (Harvard University Press, 2014), however, Patricia Buckley Ebrey offers a more… Read More
Anders Ingram, “Writing the Ottomans: Turkish History in Early Modern England” (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015)
You read a lot about “Orientalism,” that is, the often odd ways in which Westerners tried to understand predominantly Middle Eastern peoples and cultures. You don’t read a lot about good Western scholarship on predominately Middle Eastern peoples and cultures.… Read More
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