Professor Buzzkill

About Professor Buzzkill

Professor Buzzkill sometimes goes by the alias Joseph Coohill, a historian of modern Britain and Ireland. In addition to his Oxford doctorate, Coohill has an MA in history from the University of Melbourne (where he was a big fan of Essendon Aussie Rules Football Club) and a BA from Humboldt State University in California (where he was the only non-stoner). He is the author of Ideas of the Liberal Party and Ireland: a Short History (4 editions), as well as many articles and internet pieces on history.

October 2019

Susan Ware, Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote

By | October 2nd, 2019|Bookshelf|

Looking beyond the national leadership of the suffrage movement, an acclaimed historian gives voice to the thousands of women from different backgrounds, races, and religions whose local passion and protest resounded throughout the land.

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September 2019

J. Logsdon, John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon

By | September 24th, 2019|Bookshelf|

This book uses primary source material and interviews with key participants to provide a comprehensive account of how the actions taken by JFK's administration have shaped the course of the US space program over the [...]

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Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

By | September 16th, 2019|Bookshelf|

One of the most talked-about climate change books of recent years, for reasons easy to understand: it tells the controversial story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections [...]

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James Rodger Fleming, Historical Perspectives on Climate Change

By | September 11th, 2019|Bookshelf|

Provides a thorough examination of the historical roots of global climate change as a field of inquiry, from the Enlightenment to the late twentieth century. Based on primary and archival sources, the book is filled [...]

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The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War

By | September 3rd, 2019|Bookshelf|

The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War - Halik Kochanski Rescuing the stories of those who died and those who vanished, those who fought and those who escaped, Kochanski deftly [...]

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