BOOKS RECEIVED: Garret Joseph Martin, “General de Gaulle’s Cold War: Challenging American Hegemony, 1963-1968” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
The greatest threat to the Western alliance in the 1960s did not come from an enemy, but from an ally. France, led by its mercurial leader General Charles de Gaulle, launched a global and comprehensive challenge to the United State’s… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Judith Schachter, “The Legacies of a Hawaiian Generation: From Territorial Subject to American Citizen” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Through the voices and perspectives of the members of an extended Hawaiian family, or `ohana, this book tells the story of North American imperialism in Hawai`i from the Great Depression to the new millennium. The family members offer their versions… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Timothy S. Brown, “Weimar Radicals: Nazis and Communists between Authenticity and Performance” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Exploring the gray zone of infiltration and subversion in which the Nazi and Communist parties sought to influence and undermine each other, this book offers a fresh perspective on the relationship between two defining ideologies of the twentieth century. The… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Erling Sivertsen and Rolf Werenskjold, eds., “Media and Revolt: Strategies and Performances From the 1960s to the Present” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
In what ways have social movements attracted the attention of the mass media since the sixties? How have activists influenced public attention via visual symbols, images, and protest performances in that period? And how do mass media cover and frame… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Samuel Kalman and Sean Kennedy, eds., “The French Right Between the Wars: Political and Intellectual Movements from Conservatism to Fascism” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
During the interwar years France experienced severe political polarization. At the time many observers, particularly on the left, feared that the French right had embraced fascism, generating a fierce debate that has engaged scholars for decades, but has also obscured… Read More
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