BOOKS RECEIVED: Mary E. Stuckey, “Voting Deliberatively: FDR and the 1936 Presidential Campaign” (Penn State UP, 2015)
The 1932 election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt seemed to hold the promise of Democratic domination for years to come. However, leading up to the 1936 election, persistent economic problems, a controversial domestic agenda, and the perception of a weak foreign… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Karen Martin, “When a Baby Dies of SIDS” (Left Coast Press, 1999)
The cause of the number-one killer of apparently healthy infants between the ages of one week and one Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)continues to defy science. This cruel mystery intensifies an already painful experience for bereaved parents, who frequently blame… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Tracy Adams, “Christine de Pizan and the Fight for France” (Penn State UP, 2014)
In Christine de Pizan and the Fight for France, Tracy Adams offers a reevaluation of Christine de Pizan’s literary engagement with contemporary politics. Adams locates Christine’s works within a detailed narrative of the complex history of the dispute between… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Geoffrey Kurtz, “Jean Jaurès: The Inner Life of Social Democracy” (Penn State UP, 2016)
Jean Jaurès was a towering intellectual and political leader of the democratic Left at the turn of the twentieth century, but he is little remembered today outside of France, and his contributions to political thought are little studied anywhere. In… Read More
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