New Books Network

Vincent Brown, “Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War” (Harvard UP, 2020)
In the second half of the eighteenth century, as European imperial conflicts extended the domain of capitalist agriculture, warring African factions fed their captives to the transatlantic slave trade while masters struggled continuously to keep their restive slaves under the yoke. In this contentious atmosphere, a movement of enslaved West... Read More
Oliver Kaplan, “Resisting War: How Communities Protect Themselves” (Cambridge UP, 2020)
Reporters and scholars often focus on violence and victimization: “if it bleeds, it leads.” But unarmed civilians around the world often protect themselves against armed combatants using social processes to reduce the violence perpetrated against them. Oliver Kaplan’s case studies of Colombia – with extensions to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and... Read More
Carole Fink, “West Germany and Israel: Foreign Relations, Domestic Politics and the Cold War” (Cambridge UP, 2019)
In her new book, West Germany and Israel: Foreign Relations, Domestic Politics and the Cold War (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Carole Fink examines the relationship between West Germany and Israel. By the late 1960s, West Germany and Israel were moving in almost opposite diplomatic directions in a political environment dominated... Read More
Tom Chaffin, “Revolutionary Brothers” (St. Martins, 2019)
Of the many thousands who participated in the American and French revolutions in the late 18th century, only a handful played roles in both events. Among that select number were Thomas Jefferson and Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette, two men who enjoyed a friendship that stretched across five... Read More
Christine Fair, “In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba” (Oxford UP, 2018)
The attacks on the luxurious Taj Hotel in Mumbai in 2008 put Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, a jihadist terrorist group, in the international / Western spotlight for the first time, though they had been deadly active in India and Afghanistan for decades. In her book In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (Oxford University... Read More
Bruce E. Reis, “Creative Repetition and Intersubjectivity” (Routledge, 2019)
In his new book Creative Repetition and Intersubjectivity: Contemporary Freudian Explorations of Trauma, Memory, and Clinical Process (Routledge, 2019), Bruce E. Reis writes intimacy is “transformative prior to the delivery of observation or interpretation” and while this book explores “the monsters, dreams and madness which emerge in the consulting room”... Read More
Anna Arstein-Kerslake, “Restoring Voice to People with Cognitive Disabilities” (Cambridge UP, 2017)
The right to decision making is important for all people. It allows us to choose how to we our lives – both on a daily basis, and also in terms of how we wish to express ourselves, to live in accordance with our values and desires. However, the right to... Read More