Keith Gave, “The Russian Five: A Story of Espionage, Defection, Bribery and Courage” (Gold Star Publishing, 2018)
Keith Gave spent six years in the NSA during the Cold War, but his most daring mission may have come later, while working as a sports writer. In the late 1980s, Gave was asked by the Detroit Red Wings to reach behind the Iron Curtain and initiate contact with the... Read More
Michael C. Desch, “Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security” (Princeton UP, 2019)
Many have read and debated “How Political Science became Irrelevant” in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The author of that piece is Michael C. Desch and much it comes from his recent book Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security (Princeton University Press, 2019).... Read More
Andrew T. Fede, “Homicide Justified: The Legality of Killing Slaves in the United States and Atlantic World” (U Georgia Press, 2017)
Andrew T. Fede is a lawyer in private practice in northern New Jersey and an adjunct professor of law at Montclair State University.  His new book Homicide Justified: The Legality of Killing Slaves in the United States and Atlantic World (University of Georgia Press, 2017) is a comparative account of... Read More
S. M. Milkis and D. J. Tichenor, “Rivalry and Reform: Presidents, Social Movements, and the Transformation of American Politics” (U Chicago Press, 2019)
Sidney M. Milkis and Daniel J. Tichenor have written Rivalry and Reform: Presidents, Social Movements, and the Transformation of American Politics (University of Chicago Press, 2019). Milkis is the White Burkett Miller Professor in the Department of Politics and a senior fellow at the Miller Center at the University of... Read More
David A. Nichols, “Peoples of the Inland Sea: Native Americans and Newcomers in the Great Lakes Region, 1600-1870” (Ohio UP, 2018)
Diverse in their languages and customs, the Native American peoples of the Great Lakes region—the Miamis, Ho-Chunks, Potawatomis, Ojibwas, and many others—shared a tumultuous history. In the colonial era their rich homeland became a target of imperial ambition and an invasion zone for European diseases, technologies, beliefs, and colonists. Yet... Read More