Eric Helleiner, “Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods: International Development and the Making of the Postwar Order” (Cornell UP, 2018)
The story of Bretton Woods has been told by countless historians. We have a good sense of the wartime context, the negotiations themselves, the roles of many of the main actors (especially Great Britain and the United States), and the conference’s meaning for postwar global history. What can another book... Read More
Chad R. Diehl, “Resurrecting Nagasaki: Reconstruction and the Formation of Atomic Narratives” (Cornell UP, 2018)
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki both play a central role in any narrative of the end of the East Asia-Pacific War in 1945, yet Hiroshima has consistently drawn more attention in the ensuing decades. In Resurrecting Nagasaki: Reconstruction and the Formation of Atomic Narratives (Cornell University Press, 2018), Chad Diehl... Read More
Kevin Hamilton and Ned O’Gorman, “Lookout America!: The Secret Hollywood Studio at the Heart of the Cold War” (Dartmouth College Press, 2018)
One of the major aspects of the end of the Cold War has been the discovery and release of records related to many government activities from the period. In Lookout America!: The Secret Hollywood Studio at the Heart of the Cold War (Dartmouth College Press, 2018), Kevin Hamilton and Ned... Read More
Laszlo Borhi, “Dealing with Dictators: The United States, Hungary, and East Central Europe 1942-1989” (Indiana UP, 2016)
How does a political regime function? What contributes to a regime’s longevity and its subversion? Laszlo Borhi’s Dealing with Dictators: The United States, Hungary, and East Central Europe 1942-1989 (Indiana University Press, 2016) invites readers to consider the complex nature of regimes. The focus of Dealing with Dictators is Hungary,... Read More
Nathan K. Finney and Tyrell O. Mayfield, “Redefining the Modern Military: The Intersection of Profession and Ethics” (Naval Institute Press, 2018)
Redefining the Modern Military: The Intersection of Profession and Ethics (Naval Institute Press, 2018), edited by Nathan K. Finney and Tyrell O. Mayfield, is a collection of essays examining military professionalism and ethics in light of major changes to modern warfare.  Contributors examine philosophical and legal questions about what constitutes... Read More
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