August 2020

Heath Hardage Lee, The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home

By |2020-08-11T12:07:36-04:00August 11th, 2020|Bookshelf|

The true story of the fierce band of women who battled Washington―and Hanoi―to bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam. On February 12, 1973, one hundred and sixteen men who, just six years [...]

Comments Off on Heath Hardage Lee, The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home

Arleen Lorrance and Diane Kennedy Pike, Empowered by Love: We Are Not Alone

By |2020-08-11T11:01:12-04:00August 5th, 2020|Bookshelf|

Two women, strangers to each other and living 3,000 miles apart, were mysteriously brought together for spiritual work. That work has continued, by word of mouth alone, for over 45 years, facilitating the growth of [...]

Comments Off on Arleen Lorrance and Diane Kennedy Pike, Empowered by Love: We Are Not Alone

Jamie Holmes, 12 Seconds of Silence: How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon

By |2020-08-03T21:37:09-04:00August 3rd, 2020|Bookshelf|

The riveting story of the American scientists, tinkerers, and nerds who solved one of the biggest puzzles of World War II—and developed one of the most powerful weapons of the war. 12 Seconds of Silence [...]

Comments Off on Jamie Holmes, 12 Seconds of Silence: How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon

July 2020

Robert Gellately, Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany

By |2020-07-28T22:21:58-04:00July 28th, 2020|Bookshelf|

The Nazis never won a majority in free elections, but soon after Hitler took power most people turned away from democracy and backed the Nazi regime. Hitler won growing support even as he established the [...]

Comments Off on Robert Gellately, Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany

Robert B. McCormack, Croatia Under Ante Pavelic: America, the Ustase and Croatian Genocide in World War II

By |2020-08-11T15:29:36-04:00July 28th, 2020|Bookshelf|

Ante Pavelic was the leader of the fascist party of Croatia (the Ustase), who, on Adolf Hitler's instruction, became the leader of Croatia after the Nazi invasion of 1941. Pavelic was an extreme Croatian nationalist [...]

Comments Off on Robert B. McCormack, Croatia Under Ante Pavelic: America, the Ustase and Croatian Genocide in World War II

Julia Rose Kraut, Threat of Dissent: A History of Ideological Exclusion and Deportation in the United States

By |2020-07-21T10:46:05-04:00July 20th, 2020|Bookshelf|

In this first comprehensive overview of the intersection of immigration law and the First Amendment, a lawyer and historian traces ideological exclusion and deportation in the United States from the Alien Friends Act of 1798 [...]

Comments Off on Julia Rose Kraut, Threat of Dissent: A History of Ideological Exclusion and Deportation in the United States

Ann L. Tucker, Newest Born of Nations: European Nationalist Movements and the Making of the Confederacy

By |2020-07-20T19:19:50-04:00July 20th, 2020|Bookshelf|

From the earliest stirrings of southern nationalism to the defeat of the Confederacy, analysis of European nationalist movements played a critical role in how southerners thought about their new southern nation. Southerners argued that because [...]

Comments Off on Ann L. Tucker, Newest Born of Nations: European Nationalist Movements and the Making of the Confederacy

John M. Barry, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

By |2020-07-07T14:59:17-04:00July 7th, 2020|Bookshelf|

Ultimately a tale of triumph amid tragedy, this crisis provides us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon.

Comments Off on John M. Barry, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

June 2020

D.H. Akenson, If the Irish Ran the World: Montserrat, 1630-1730

By |2020-06-24T13:33:39-04:00June 24th, 2020|Bookshelf|

Akenson provides compelling insights into whether ethnicity was central to the making of the colonial world and the usefulness of studies of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English imperialism in the Americas.

Comments Off on D.H. Akenson, If the Irish Ran the World: Montserrat, 1630-1730