The Historian articles

Volume 74 (4)

Improbable Patriot: The Secret History of Monsieur de Beaumarchais, the French Playwright Who Saved the American Revolution. By Harlow Giles Unger. (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2011. Pp. x, 236. $26.95.)
Kathryn Statler, vol. 74 (4): 859-860
Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky. By Nicholas von Hoffman. (New York, NY: Nation Books, 2010. Pp. xiii, 237. $26.95.)
Robert C. Cottrell, vol. 74 (4): 861-862
The Thousand-Year Flood: The Ohio-Mississippi Disaster of 1937. By David Welky. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2011. Pp. xi, 355. $27.50.)
Christopher J. Manganiello, vol. 74 (4): 862-863
Revolutionary Founders: Rebels, Radicals, and Reformers in the Making of the Nation. Edited by Alfred F. Young , Gary B. Nash , and Ray Raphael . (New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. Pp. x, 452. $32.50.)
Philip Ranlet, vol. 74 (4): 863-864
Heaven Cracks, Earth Shakes: The Tangshan Earthquake and the Death of Mao's China. By James Palmer. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 2012. Pp. ix, 273. $26.99.)
Gregory Rohlf, vol. 74 (4): 865-866
Chinese Circulations: Capital, Commodities, and Networks in Southeast Asia. Edited by Eric Tagaliacozzo and Wen-Chin Chang . (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011. Pp. xi, 534. $27.95.)
Hongshan Li, vol. 74 (4): 866-867
The Pope's Soldiers: A Military History of the Modern Vatican. By David Alvarez. (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2011. Pp. xiii, 429. $34.95.)
Douglas B. Palmer, vol. 74 (4): 867-868
Polybius and Roman Imperialism. By Donald Walter Baronowsky. (London, England: Bristol Classical Press, 2011. Pp. xiv, 242. $80.00.)
Adrian Tronson, vol. 74 (4): 869-870
Song of the Forest: Russian Forestry and Stalinist Environmentalism, 1905–1953. By Stephen Brain. (Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011. Pp. viii, 232. $24.95.)
Ryan Tucker Jones, vol. 74 (4): 870-871
The Emperor and the Saint: Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, Francis of Assisi, and Journeys to Medieval Places. By Richard F. Cassady. (DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2011. Pp. xvii, 454. $35.00.)
Ernest E. Jenkins, vol. 74 (4): 871-872
The Jewish Dark Continent: Life and Death in the Russian Pale of Settlement. By Nathaniel Deutsch. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011. Pp. 374. $35.00.)
Inna Shtakser, vol. 74 (4): 872-874
Chartism in Scotland. By W. Hamish Fraser. (London, England: Merlin Press, 2010. Pp. 264. $35.00.)
John A. Hargreaves, vol. 74 (4): 874-875
Culture and Politics at the Court of Charles II, 1660–1685. By Matthew Jenkinson. (Woodbridge, England: Boydell Press, 2010. Pp. xv, 293. $99.00.)
John Patrick Montaño, vol. 74 (4): 875-876
Empire at the Periphery: British Colonists, Anglo-Dutch Trade, and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1621–1713. By Christian J. Koot. (New York, NY: New York University Press, 2011. Pp. xv, 293. $39.00.)
Marjoleine Kars, vol. 74 (4): 876-878
From Queens to Slaves: Pope Gregory's Special Concern for Women. By John R. C. Martyn. (Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. Pp. ix, 222. $59.99.)
Darrin Cox, vol. 74 (4): 878-879
Deterrence through Strength: British Naval Power and Foreign Policy under Pax Britannica. By Rebecca Berens Matzke. (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2011. Pp. x, 306. $45.00.)
John C. Mitcham, vol. 74 (4): 879-880
Faces of Perfect Ebony: Encountering Atlantic Slavery in Imperial Britain. By Catherine Molineux. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012. Pp. xiii, 341. $49.95.)
Michael E. Vance, vol. 74 (4): 880-881
Nuns Behaving Badly: Tales of Music, Magic, Art, and Arson in the Convents of Italy. By Craig A. Monson. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2010. Pp. 241. $20.00.)
Elizabeth Makowski, vol. 74 (4): 882-883
Domination and Lordship: Scotland, 1070–1230. By Richard Oram. (Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press, 2011. Pp. xviii, 430. $40.00.)
Michael Brown, vol. 74 (4): 883-884
Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths. By Kevin M. F. Platt. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011. Pp. xi, 294. $45.00.)
Thomas S. Pearson, vol. 74 (4): 884-885
Faith and Fatherland: Catholicism, Modernity, and Poland. By Brian Porter-Szücs. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2010. Pp. x, 484. $55.00.)
Richard Butterwick, vol. 74 (4): 885-886
The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine. By Simon Price and Peter Thonemann. (New York, NY: Viking, 2011. Pp. xvii, 416. $35.00.)
Ken Johnson, vol. 74 (4): 887-888
Bronze Age Textiles: Men, Women and Wealth. By Klavs Randsborg. (London, England: Bristol Classical Press, 2011. Pp. 179. $27.00.)
Margarita Gleba, vol. 74 (4): 888-890
Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary's Life. By Joshua Rubenstein. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2011. Pp. x, 225. $25.00.)
Jonathan Daly, vol. 74 (4): 890-891
Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization. By Anne Spry Rush. (Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. 274. $99.00.)
David R. Devereux, vol. 74 (4): 891-892
Democracy and the Vote in British Politics, 1848–1867: The Making of the Second Reform Act. By Robert Saunders. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011. Pp. viii, 302. $124.95.)
Keith McClelland, vol. 74 (4): 892-893
Pagan Goddesses in the Early Germanic World: Eostre, Hreda, and the Cult of Matrons. By Philip A. Shaw. (London, England: Bristol Classical Press, 2011. Pp. 128. $27.00.)
Carole M. Cusack, vol. 74 (4): 894-895
Britain and World War One. By Alan G. V. Simmonds. (New York, NY: Routledge, 2012. Pp. 326. $35.95.)
Tammy M. Proctor, vol. 74 (4): 895-896
With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918. By David Stevenson. (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011. Pp. xlii, 688. $35.00.)
Jeremy Black, vol. 74 (4): 896-897
The Black Legend of Prince Rupert's Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War. By Mark Stoyle. (Exeter, England: University of Exeter Press, 2011. Pp. 240. $85.00.)
Michael B. Young, vol. 74 (4): 897-898
Free At Last? Reflections on Freedom and the Abolition of the British Transatlantic Slave Trade. Edited by Amar Wahab and Cecily Jones . (Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. Pp. ix, 191. $52.99.)
Charles H. Ford, vol. 74 (4): 898-900
Poverty, Gender, and Life-Cycle under the English Poor Law, 1760–1834. By Samantha Williams. (Woodbridge, England: Royal Historical Society, 2011, Pp. 190. $90.00.)
Mona Scheuermann, vol. 74 (4): 900-901
Refighting the Pacific War: An Alternative History of World War II. Edited by Jim Breshnahan . (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2011. Pp. vii, 275. $29.95.)
Jacob Bryant, vol. 74 (4): 901-902
Poxed and Scurvied: The Story of Sickness and Health at Sea. By Kevin Brown. (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2011. Pp. ix, 246. $34.95.)
Craig C. Felker, vol. 74 (4): 903-904
Ten Popes Who Shook the World. By Eamon Duffy. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2011. Pp. 151. $25.00.)
Frans Liere, vol. 74 (4): 904-905
Thinking the Olympics: The Classical Tradition and the Modern Games. Edited by Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson . (London, England: Bristol Classical Press, 2011. Pp. xi, 227. $40.00.)
Peter J. Beck, vol. 74 (4): 905-906
How to Change the World: Reflections on Marx and Marxism. By Eric Hobsbawm. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2011. Pp. viii, 470. $35.00.)
Jeff Horn, vol. 74 (4): 906-907
Outnumbered, Outgunned, Undeterred: Twenty Battles Against All Odds. By Rob Johnson. (London, England: Thames & Hudson, 2011. Pp. 208. $27.95.)
Jeanne T. Heidler, vol. 74 (4): 907-909
Barbarians and Brothers: Anglo-American Warfare, 1500–1865. By Wayne E. Lee. (Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. vii, 340. $39.45.)
Dan M. Hockman, vol. 74 (4): 909-910
The Arc of War: Origins, Escalation, and Transformation. By Jack S. Levy and William R. Thompson. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2011. Pp. xiii, 282. $27.00.)
Wayne E. Lee, vol. 74 (4): 910-911