Mark T. Calhoun, “General Lesley J. McNair: Unsung Architect of the U.S. Army” (UP of Kansas, 2018)
Even now, eighty years after its beginning in Europe, the Second World War continues to exert tremendous cultural and social influence on American historical writing. Perhaps one of the best testaments to this phenomenon is the increased interest in biographies of the war’s primary and secondary army commanders. Remarkably there... Read More
William Kelso, “Jamestown, The Truth Revealed” (U Virginia Press, 2017)
In Jamestown, the Truth Revealed (University of Virginia Press, 2017; paperback, 2018), William Kelso, Emeritus Head Archaeologist of the Jamestown Rediscovery Project, takes us literally to the soil where the 1607 Jamestown colony began, unearthing footprints of a series of structures, beginning with the James Fort, to reveal fascinating evidence of the... Read More
Rodrigo Zeidan, “Economics of Global Business” (MIT Press, 2018)
I spoke with Professor Rodrigo Zeidan of New York University, Shanghai. He has just published Economics of Global Business (MIT Press, 2018), a great book with innovative real-world macroeconomic analyses of timely policy issues, with case studies and examples from more than fifty countries. The book is particularly suitable for use as an... Read More
Volker Berghahn, “Journalists between Hitler and Adenauer: From Inner Emigration to the Moral Reconstruction of West Germany” (Princeton UP, 2018)
What can the lives of journalists under Hitler and Adenauer reveal? How did they navigate the Third Reich as “internal emigrants”? How did the emerging Cold War shape new tensions with their government and publishers? Volker Berghahn examines the lives and careers of three media giants with his latest book... Read More
Clarence Taylor, “Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City” (NYU Press, 2018)
In his newest book, Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City (NYU Press, 2018), Clarence Taylor, dean of the history of the civil rights movement in New York, looks at black resistance to police brutality in the city, and institutional efforts to hold the NYPD... Read More
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