Suman Seth, “Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
Suman Seth‘s new book Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2018) provides a new angle on the formation of modern ideas of race through the formation of the British Empire.  While scholars have often addressed this phenomenon through the lenses of academic anatomy and natural... Read More
K. Fullagar and M. A. McDonnell, “Facing Empire: Indigenous Experiences in a Revolutionary Age” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2018)
Kate Fullagar‘s and Michael A. McDonnell‘s edited volume Facing Empire: Indigenous Experiences in a Revolutionary Age (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018) reimagines the Age of Revolution from the perspective of indigenous peoples. Rather than treating indigenous peoples as distant and passive players in the political struggles of the time, this book argues... Read More
Peter Hitchens, “The Phoney Victory: The World War II Illusion” (I.B. Tauris, 2018)
Was World War II really the ‘Good War’? In the years since the declaration of peace in 1945 many myths have sprung up around the conflict in the victorious nations, especially the United Kingdom. In his newest book, The Phoney Victory: The World War II Illusion (I.B. Tauris, 2018), writer... Read More
Andrew Roberts, “Churchill: Walking With Destiny” (Viking, 2018)
For all of the books written about Winston Churchill, much remains to be said about his extensive life and career. In Churchill: Walking With Destiny (Viking, 2018), Andrew Roberts takes advantage of newly available archival holdings – most notably the diaries of King George VI – to add to our... Read More
Diarmaid MacCulloch, “Thomas Cromwell: A Revolutionary Life” (Viking, 2018)
Despite ranking among the most influential people in English history, Thomas Cromwell has long eluded biographers and historians. In Thomas Cromwell: A Revolutionary Life (Viking, 2018), though, Diarmaid MacCulloch provides readers with the definitive study of this key figure in the English Reformation. Drawing upon the full range of the available archival... Read More
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