19 January, 2015
Emily Anderson considers an ambitious but problematic account of the literary representation of war
27 October, 2014
The History Manifesto envisages historians not in the study, library, or classroom, but striding the corridors of power, getting things done.
8 July, 2014
16 June, 2014
Compared with Melville’s Moby Dick, Samuel Moyn's new Human Rights book is not without obstacles.
Roberts' book reminds readers to consider struggles over discipline, time, pay, and workers' rights around the world.
Martin Breaugh provides an illuminating discussion of, but no solution for, plebeian experiences old and new.
3 June, 2014
This interesting but weighty tome suffers from lack of a single argument drawing the magnanimity of its project together.
19 May, 2014
Though engaging, Michael North’s attempt at Novelty is a Lucretian exercise in the rearrangement of familiar elements.
Robert Crawford misses some of the story by telescoping seven centuries of history into the legacy of one battle.
5 May, 2014
Ilan Pappe's capacity for self-criticism and self-reflexivity strengthens his case for the role of the academy in politico-ideological climates.