The Historian articles

Volume 79 (2)

The Big Trial: Law as Public Spectacle. By Lawrence M. Friedman. (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2015. Pp. 225. $29.95.)
David J. Bodenhamer, vol. 79 (2): 339-340
American Passage: The Communications Frontier in Early New England. By Katherine Grandjean. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015. Pp. 306. $29.95.)
Richard R. John, vol. 79 (2): 340-341
Man of Destiny: FDR and the Making of the American Century. By Alonzo Hamby. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 2015. Pp. x, 484. $35.00.)
William D. Pederson, vol. 79 (2): 341-342
Intimate Reconstructions: Children in Postemancipation Virginia. By Catherine A. Jones. (Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 275. $45.00.)
Mark Wahlgren Summers, vol. 79 (2): 343-344
Family Bonds: Free Blacks and Re-enslavement Law in Antebellum Virginia. By Ted Maris-Wolf. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. i, 324. $39.95.)
Tom Costa, vol. 79 (2): 344-345
Mary Lincoln: Southern Girl, Northern Woman. By Stacy Pratt McDermott. (New York, NY: Routledge, 2015. Pp. 192. $34.95.)
Jean H. Baker, vol. 79 (2): 345-346
War in the Chesapeake: The British Campaign to Control the Bay, 1813–14. By Charles Patrick Neimeyer. (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2015. Pp. 256. $44.95.)
David Healey, vol. 79 (2): 347-348
The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s. By Doug Rossinow. (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 378. $35.00.)
Gil Troy, vol. 79 (2): 348-349
Becoming Men of Some Consequence: Youth and Military Service in the Revolutionary War. By John A. Ruddiman. (Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2014. Pp. 273. $39.50.)
Steven C. Eames, vol. 79 (2): 349-350
Selling the Silver Bullet: The Lone Ranger & Transmedia Brand Licensing. By Avi Santo. (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2015. Pp. x, 319. $75.00.)
John C. Hajduk, vol. 79 (2): 351-352
The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815–1860. By Calvin Schermerhorn. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015. Pp. xi, 336. $65.00.)
Martin Ruef, vol. 79 (2): 352-353
Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor. By James M. Scott. (New York, NY: W. W. Norton, 2015. Pp. xiii, 648. $35.00.)
Dennis R. Okerstrom, vol. 79 (2): 353-354
Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father. By Michael Signer. (New York, NY: PublicAffairs Books, 2015. Pp. xii, 372. $27.99.)
Stuart Leibiger, vol. 79 (2): 354-356
Alcohol and Nationhood in Nineteenth-Century Mexico. By Deborah Toner. (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. Pp. xxxii, 344. $70.00.)
Marie Sarita Gaytán, vol. 79 (2): 356-357
Carolina in Crisis: Cherokees, Colonists, and Slaves in the American Southeast, 1756–1763. By Daniel J. Tortora. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. x, 274. $29.95.)
Peter N. Moore, vol. 79 (2): 357-358
The Pox of Liberty: How the Constitution Left Americans Rich, Free, and Prone to Infection. By Werner Troesken. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2015. Pp. x, 237. $40.00.)
Robert Whaples, vol. 79 (2): 359-360
The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan. By Adam Clulow. (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2014. Pp. x, 330. $70.00.)
Joshua Batts, vol. 79 (2): 360-361
China's War Reporters: The Legacy of Resistance against Japan. By Parks M. Coble. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015. Pp. x, 267. $39.95.)
S. C. M. Paine, vol. 79 (2): 361-363
Genghis Khan: His Conquests, His Empire, His Legacy. By Frank McLynn. (Boston, MA: Da Capo Press, 2015. Pp. xxxvi, 648. $32.50.)
Timothy May, vol. 79 (2): 363-364
Genghis Khan and the Mongol War Machine. By Chris Peers. (Barnsley, United Kingdom: Pen & Sword, 2015. Pp. xxii, 194. $39.95.)
Timothy May, vol. 79 (2): 364-365
Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing China: Xue Shaohui and the Era of Reform. By Nanxiu Qian. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2015. Pp. xi, 376. $65.00.)
Guo Wu, vol. 79 (2): 365-366
Asia Inside Out: Changing Times. Edited by Eric Tagliacozzo, Helen F. Siu, and Peter C. Purdue. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015. Pp. vii, 325. $39.95.)
Wensheng Wang, vol. 79 (2): 366-368
Into the Ocean: Vikings, Irish, and Environmental Change in Iceland and the North. By Kristján Ahronson. (Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 245. $80.00.)
Scott Ashley, vol. 79 (2): 368-369
In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century's Most Inquiring Mind. By Hugh Aldersey-Williams. (New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015. Pp. xx, 352. $27.00.)
Ryan J. Stark, vol. 79 (2): 369-370
The Life of Field Marshal Lord Roberts. By Rodney Atwood. (New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. Pp. xiii, 351. $29.99.)
Adam Prime, vol. 79 (2): 371-372
Conquerors, Brides, and Concubines: Interfaith Relations and Social Power in Medieval Iberia. By Simon Barton. (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. Pp. v, 264. $59.95.)
Teofilo F. Ruiz, vol. 79 (2): 372-373
For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918. By Richard Bassett. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015. Pp. xvii, 592. $45.00.)
Michael J. Zeps, vol. 79 (2): 373-374
The Battle for Britain: Interservice Rivalry between the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy; 1909-40. By Anthony J. Cumming. (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2015. Pp. viii, 224. $35.95.)
Robin Prior, vol. 79 (2): 374-375
Gabrielle Petit: The Death and Life of a Female Spy in the First World War. By Sophie De Schaepdrijver. (New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. Pp. xii, 258. $25.99.)
Kathryn J. Atwood, vol. 79 (2): 376-377
Enemies in the Plaza: Urban Spectacle and the End of Spanish Frontier Culture, 1460–1492. By Thomas Devaney. (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. Pp. 246. $59.95.)
Michelle M. Hamilton, vol. 79 (2): 377-379
The Stigma of Surrender: German Prisoners, British Captors, and Manhood in the Great War and Beyond. By Brian K. Feltman. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. xi, 199. $34.95.)
Chris Walsh, vol. 79 (2): 379-380
Shameless: The Canine and the Feminine in Ancient Greece. By Cristiana Franco. Translated by Matthew Fox. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2014. Pp. ix, 294. $60.00.)
Andromache Karanika, vol. 79 (2): 380-381
Silence Was Salvation: Child Survivors of Stalin's Terror and World War II in the Soviet Union. By Cathy A. Frierson. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 267. $65.00.)
Barbara Allen, vol. 79 (2): 381-383
The History of the Stasi: East Germany's Secret Police, 1945-1990. By Jens Gieseke. Translated by David Burnett. (New York, NY: Berghahn Books, 2014. Pp. xi, 265. $90.00.)
Gary Bruce, vol. 79 (2): 383-384
Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science Against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo. By Christopher M. Graney. (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 270. $29.00.)
Dennis Danielson, vol. 79 (2): 384-386
The Hero of Italy: Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma, his Soldiers, and his Subjects in the Thirty Years’ War. By Gregory Hanlon. (Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. xiii, 241. $99.00.)
Toby Osborne, vol. 79 (2): 386-388
Yanks in the RAF: The Story of Maverick Pilots and American Volunteers Who Joined Britain's Fight in World War II. By David Alan Johnson. (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2015. Pp. xvi, 281. $25.00.)
John R. Breihan, vol. 79 (2): 388-389
From England to France: Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages. By William Chester Jordan. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015. Pp. x, 223. $39.50.)
Emily Zack Tabuteau, vol. 79 (2): 389-390
Voyaging in Strange Seas: The Great Revolution in Science. By David Knight. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014. Pp. 329. $35.00.)
James E. McClellan, vol. 79 (2): 390-392
The Sea Mark: Captain John Smith's Voyage to New England. By Russell M. Lawson. (Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2015. Pp. xviii, 228. $29.95.)
Simon Finger, vol. 79 (2): 392-393