David Sibley’s new book, The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China, whose publication was announced here, has gotten a positive review in H-NET. Reviewer James Carter writes in H-WAR: Military historian David J. Silbey’s book, The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China, offers a much-needed and fresh telling of this series of events. [...]
David Sibley’s new book, The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China, was published today by Hill & Wang. You can find an interview with David about the book in this month’s Military History magazine. Congratulations, David!
Congratulations are due to Louis Hyman for the selection of his book Debtor Nation: A History of America in Red Ink as one of Choice magazine’s “Top 25 Outstanding Academic Titles of 2011.” If you want to read more from Prof. Hyman, be sure to see his recent opinion piece for Bloomberg on “How Did [...]
“Parmenter (Cornell) offers an intriguing new approach and argument to a heavily studied subject: the Iroquois League’s response to European colonization.” <snip> “Summing Up: Highly recommended” M. D. Bergmann, Randolph-Macon College. Choice, April, 2011. Full review here.
The Browser magazine recently interviewed Steven Kaplan for its “5 Books” feature, in which the interview discusses five books that he considers to be of importance to food history. Along the way, Kaplan has a chance to talk about the field’s historiography and his own interactions with the study of food. Highly recommended.
Reviews for Mary Beth Norton’s new book, Separated by their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World, are starting to appear. They will be posted here as I become aware of them: Joyce E. Chaplin, “When Women Lost the Vote,” NY Times, Sunday, 17 June 2011. “The gendered public-private divide originated [...]
There is a new, free metasearch tool that presents book reviews in European history. Recensio.net is intended to be “a Europe-wide, multi-language platform for reviews of historical literature.” It is a joint project of the Bavarian State Library (BSB) Munich, the German Historical Institute Paris (DHIP) and the Institute for European History (IEG) Mainz, and [...]
The March, 2011 issue of Reviews in American History has a review of Glenn C. Altschuler and Stuart M. Blumin, The GI Bill: A New Deal for Veterans. An online version can be accessed through Project MUSE. (Remember, you can use the Library’s PassKey bookmarklet to help make it easier to get to licensed electronic [...]
An interview with David J. Silbey, the Associate Director of the Cornell in Washington program, about his book A War of Frontier and Empire: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902, has been posted on the “New Books in Military History” discussion blog.You can listen at the site or download a copy for listening later.
A new review of Joel Silbey’s book, Party over Section: The Rough and Ready Presidential Election of 1848, was recently posted to the H-Net List, H-SHEAR. UPDATE: Here is a review in Civil War History: Matthew Isham. “Party over Section: The Rough and Ready Presidential Election of 1848 (review).” Civil War History 57.2 (2011): 179-180. [...]keep looking »