Nicholas Breyfogle, “Eurasian Environments: Nature and Ecology in Imperial Russia and Soviet History”¬†(U Pittsburgh Press, 2018)
Nicholas Breyfogle, Associate Professor at the Ohio State University, had produced a new edited volume, Eurasian Environments: Nature and Ecology in Imperial Russia and Soviet History (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018) that brings together multiple perspectives on Russian and Soviet environmental history. Starting with the story of two dams built 150... Read More
Margaret Peacock, “Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War” (UNC Press, 2014)
In Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War (University of North Press, 2014), Margaret Peacock analyzes the various ways in which images of children were put to use, in Soviet and American Cold War propaganda. From the Boy Scouts to the Pioneers, ubiquitous images... Read More
Jeremy Black, “Britain and Europe: A Short History” (Hurst, 2019)
It was a pleasure, earlier today, to speak to Jeremy Black, professor of history at the University of Exeter, about his new book, Britain and Europe: A Short History (Hurst, 2018). Jeremy is one of the best-known and certainly the most prolific of British historians, and his new book demonstrates... Read More
W. K. Stratton, “The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film” (Bloomsbury, 2019)
On June 18, 1969, “The Wild Bunch” premiered to critical success. Over the past 50 years it has been rightly recognized as one of the landmark films from the end of the Hollywood studio system. Yet it was developed out of chaos, with a controversial director who had already largely... Read More
Debra Thompson, “The Schematic State: Race, Transnationalism, and the Politics of the Census” (Cambridge UP, 2016)
Debra Thompson, in her award-winning* book The Schematic State: Race, Transnationalism, and the Politics of the Census (Cambridge University Press, 2016), explores the complexities of the politics of the census. This book, which unpacks the census itself, leads the reader to consider how this mundane tool actually translates the abstraction... Read More
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