Michael Cotey Morgan, “The Final Act: The Helsinki Accords and the Transformation of the Cold War” (Princeton UP, 2018)
Just when you thought that you knew everything and anything pertaining to the Cold War and the ending of it, along comes University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Professor Michael Cotey Morgan to tell you that you are profoundly wrong. Based upon voluminous archival research in eight countries and... Read More
Hassan Malik, “Bankers and Bolsheviks: International Finance and the Russian Revolution” (Princeton UP, 2018)
Lumbering late Tsarist Russia and international finance? Is there anything there?  The Bolsheviks and finance? How can there be anything there?   It turns out that the answer to both questions is yes.  In Dr. Hassan Malik‘s meticulously researched new book, Bankers and Bolsheviks: International Finance and the Russian Revolution (Princeton University... Read More
Audra J. Wolfe, “Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2018)
Audra J. Wolfe, is a Philadelphia-based writer, editor and historian. Her book Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018) examines the post-World War II origins of the relationship between science and politics. Science’s self-concept as politically neutral and dedicated to empirical... Read More
Till Mostowlansky, “Azan on the Moon: Entangling Modernity Along Tajikistan’s Pamir Highway” (U Pittsburgh Press, 2017)
In eastern Tajikistan, the Trans-Pamir Highway flows through the mountains creating a lunar-like landscape.  In his latest work, Azan on the Moon: Entangling Modernity Along Tajikistan’s Pamir Highway (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017), Dr. Till Mostowlansky explores the lives of individuals who live alongside the highway. From the myth of... Read More
Jinping Wang, “In the Wake of the Mongols: The Making of a New Social Order in North China 1200-1600” (Harvard Asia Center, 2018)
On the background of widespread portrayals of China as a monolithic geographical and political entity moving through time, insights into the endlessly contingent, local and contested events which have occurred in this part of East Asia over time are always valuable. This arguably applies all the more the further back... Read More
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