Noah Benezra Strote, “Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany” (Yale UP, 2017)
It has long been assumed that stability was imposed on Germany after World War II; that the United States in particular taught Germans, among other things, how to be “good democrats” and to value cultural pluralism. In his latest book, Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of... Read More
Ana Paulina Lee, “Mandarin Brazil: Race, Representation, and Memory” (Stanford UP, 2018)
In her new book, Mandarin Brazil: Race, Representation, and Memory (Stanford University Press, 2018), Ana Paulina Lee (Columbia University) analyzes representations of the Chinese in Brazilian culture to understand their significance for Brazilian nation-building in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Lee has assembled a multidisciplinary archive encompassing literature, visual... 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
Jessica Trounstine, “Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
2018 has been a great year for books about sub-national government in the United States. The year ends with another addition to the list. Jessica Trounstine has written Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Trounstine is associate professor of political science at... Read More
Robert C. Trumpbour and Kenneth Womack, “The Eighth Wonder of the World: The Life of Houston’s Iconic Astrodome” (U Nebraska Press, 2016)
It rose against the Texas sun in all its architectural audacity: a domed stadium big enough to cover a baseball field. When it opened in 1965, the Houston Astrodome defied engineering precedent and forever changed professional sports. Today, its legacy today is complicated, and its future remains uncertain. Robert Trumpbour and... Read More
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