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I first want to thank Dr. Boonshoft for his careful reading of and response to my book. Everyone hopes for readers who engage a book thoughtfully on its own terms, and I’m most grateful to have my work reviewed in that spirit.

I am grateful to Professor Hosking for his careful and balanced review of my book, and I am especially pleased that he sees it as a good contribution to our understanding of the Russian right. As I find his review very accurate and fair I will limit myself to only a few brief comments.

Review Date: 
6 Oct 2016

Heinrich Himmler apart, former poultry farmers don't figure much in the bibliography of military history. Martin Middlebrook, however, proves to be the outstanding exception. With this one book, his first, Middlebrook prised open a new window onto Great War studies in general, and in particular onto the 1916 Battle of the Somme.

The editors are happy to accept this review. The review makes an excellent point about the importance of the North in the postwar development of Southern cities, something which we neglected to discuss in the volume. The review also correctly notes the heterogeneity of Southern cities in the volume, which we grappled with in trying to make this collection of essays cohesive.

Firstly, I’d like to thank Solomon for such a thorough and, in the main, positive review. The primary aim of the book is to provide a fresh look at the little-researched origins of the FAI using largely overlooked material found in the archives and press of militants and organizations from countries other than Spain.

I am indebted to John Craig Hammond and Reviews in History for their generous review of my book, and for the opportunity to contribute to the discussion. I largely concur with Professor Hammond’s comprehensive evaluation, so I hope to frame my comments to both reinforce key points he makes as well as speak to some doubts that other scholars have raised about the b

I would like to thank Beverly Tomek for her review of my book, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition, and the editors of Reviews in History for inviting me to respond to it. Let me take care of a few quibbles at the outset and address her more substantial criticism at greater length.

Review Date: 
15 Sep 2016
In the latest of our occasional Reviews in History podcast series, Jordan Landes talks to Arthur Burns and Paul Readman about their new edited collection.
Arthur Burns is Professor of Modern British History at King’s College London, UK.
Review Date: 
15 Sep 2016

In the latest of our occasional Reviews in History podcast series, Daniel Snowman talks to Peter Hennessy about his background, career, influences and forthcoming book.

I would like to thank Mike Sanders for his generous review of my book. He captures both its spirit and narrative astutely and concisely, with a great attention to detail. I’d like to use this response to comment on the theoretical elements that he highlights.