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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Baseball’s New Frontier: A History of Expansion, 1961-1998”


Baseball’s New Frontier: A History of Expansion, 1961-1998. By Fran Zimniuch. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2013. One of the most significant changes to Major League Baseball (MLB) in the latter half of the twentieth century was its transformation from … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Warfare State: World War II Americans and the Age of Big Government”


Warfare State: World War II Americans and the Age of Big Government. By James T. Sparrow. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. This book has a simple, but elegant, thesis: The author challenges the longstanding belief that FDR’s New Deal, … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Matty—An American Hero”


Matty—An American Hero: Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants. By Ray Robinson. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. Ray Robinson is a sports journalist and editor, and this book is very much in the genre of many other conventional … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Reinterpreting Exploration”


Reinterpreting Exploration: The West in the World. Edited by Dane Kennedy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. Acknowledgments, figures, contributors, index. Vii – 236. ISBN: 978-0-19-975534-9. Hardcover. USD $89.10. Dane Kennedy has assembled a fine collection of historiographical essays on … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “The Birth of Modern Politics”


The Birth of Modern Politics: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the Election of 1828. By Lynn Hudson Parsons. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. This is an enjoyable and enlightening new book on the election of Andrew Jackson in … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Exodus: How Migration is Changing Our World”


Exodus: How Migration is Changing Our World. By Paul Collier. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. FDR once famously said that the Daughters of the American Revolution: “Remember, remember always that all of us, and you and I especially, are … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “How the Beatles Destroyed Rock ‘n’ Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music”


How the Beatles Destroyed Rock ‘n’ Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music. By Elijah Wald. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Despite its cliché, inappropriate, and misleading title, this book is a relatively well written, nicely researched and … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “The Culture of the Cold War”


The Culture of the Cold War.  By Stephen Whitfield. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991, second edition 1996. I was preconditioned to appreciate this book when I first picked it up for a reading. I have been devouring studies … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Nineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture and City Planning”


Nineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture and City Planning. By C. Mark Hamilton. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995). X-vii + 203 pp. $65. This is a very poor work. C. Mark Hamilton, a professor of architectural history at Brigham Young University at … Continue reading

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