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I am pleased with Anna Feintuck's review and have little to add, save special thanks for her response to the book's interdisciplinary ambitions. Writing from within an English department, it is sometimes challenging to be sure of one's reach, and thus gratifying to be noticed in a history journal.

Philippa Hellawell gives a cogent and balanced account of most of the main themes of my book, including the central one about the relationships between notebooks, memory (and recollection), and other external repositories of information.

I would like to begin by thanking Michael Hoeckelmann for his generous review of my book. Here, I only want to make a few additional remarks on the use of digital tools for historical analysis, an issue briefly broached by the reviewer in his comments.

Response of Timothy Tackett to the review by David Andress

I’d like to express my gratitude to Danny Millum, the Deputy Editor of Reviews in History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, for commissioning a review of my book Government Against Itself and to Joseph Hower of Southwestern University for writing an extensive treatment of it.

Review Date: 
18 Jun 2015

For all historians of this last, most violent, century some concern with matters of war and peace has been unavoidable.

Many thanks to Dr Helen McCarthy for her positive and very perceptive review, which highlights the key issues I hoped to address in Family Men.

My sincere thanks to Dr. Poleg for his thorough and deeply generous consideration of my book: an author could not receive a more thoughtful review. I especially appreciate his public notice of my stated intention to begin the discussion of the books of the Wycliffite Bible with this project, rather than release any sort of final say on the subject.

First and foremost, I would like to thank Dr. Power for a very generous and incisive review of The Shadow of a Year. His comments are fair, and I am happy to accept them in the spirit in which they are offered.