New Books Network

David LaRocca, “The Philosophy of War Films” (U Press of Kentucky, 2018)
Films that feature war as a theme have been made almost since the beginning of the industry. In The Philosophy of War Films (University Press of Kentucky, 2018), part of the “Philosophy of Popular Culture Series,” David LaRocca brings together a number of prominent authors to discuss the genre as a... Read More
Daniel Stahl, “Hunt for Nazis: South America’s Dictatorships and the Prosecution of Nazi Crimes” (Amsterdam UP, 2018)
How did the search for Nazi fugitives become a vehicle to oppose South American dictatorships? Daniel Stahl’s award-winning new book traces the story of three continents over the course of half a century in Hunt for Nazis: South America’s Dictatorships and the Prosecution of Nazi Crimes (Amsterdam University Press, 2018). Through... Read More
Laura McEnaney, “Postwar: Waging Peace in Chicago” (U Pennsylvania Press, 2018)
When World War II ended, Americans celebrated a military victory abroad, but the meaning of peace at home was yet to be defined. From roughly 1943 onward, building a postwar society became the new national project, and every interest group involved in the war effort—from business leaders to working-class renters—held... Read More
Brian Crim, “Our Germans: Project Paperclip and the National Security State” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2017)
In his new book, Our Germans: Project Paperclip and the National Security State (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017), Brian Crim, Associate Professor of History at the University of Lynchburg, looks at the controversial program to bring German scientist to the United States after World War II. The book draws on recently... Read More
A. G. Holloway and J. W. White, “Our Little Monitor: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War” (Kent State UP, 2018)
Jonathan W. White, an associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University, is the co-author of “Our Little Monitor”: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War (Kent State University Press, 2018). Ever since their famous naval encounter in 1862, the Monitor and Merrimack (a.k.a., C.S.S. Virginia) have been part of... Read More
Annabel Cooper, “Filming the Colonial Past: The New Zealand Wars on Screen” (Otago UP, 2018)
In her new book, Filming the Colonial Past: The New Zealand Wars on Screen (Otago University Press, 2018), Annabel Cooper, an Associate Professor in the Gender Studies Programme at the University of Otago, explores how filmmakers have portrayed the New Zealand wars of the 19th century and how those productions... Read More
R. David Cox, “The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee” (Eerdmans, 2017)
One of the most recent additions to the well-known and highly regarded Eerdmans series, the Library of Religious Biography, is The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee (Eerdmans, 2017), by R. David Cox, a professor of history at Southern Virginia University. Professor Cox’s book presents his perennially controversial subject as... Read More