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New Books in History

New Books in History

Podcast Host: Marshall Poe

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Website: http://newbooksinhistory.com

Location: Iowa City, Iowa

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Discussions with historians about their new books.

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Jan Lemnitzer, “Power, Law and the End of Privateering”  play >

Jan Lemnitzer, “Power, Law and the End of Privateering”

1/22/2015 | Download File (17.11 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in Law] Jan Lemnitzer’s new book Power, Law and the End of Privateering (Palgrave, 2014) offers an exciting new take on the relationship between law and power, exposing the delicate balance between great powers and small states that is necessary to create and enforce norms across the globe. The 1856 Declaration of Paris marks the precise [...]

Jan Lemnitzer, “Power, Law and the End of Privateering”  play >

Jan Lemnitzer, “Power, Law and the End of Privateering”

1/22/2015 | Download File (17.11 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in Law] Jan Lemnitzer’s new book Power, Law and the End of Privateering (Palgrave, 2014) offers an exciting new take on the relationship between law and power, exposing the delicate balance between great powers and small states that is necessary to create and enforce norms across the globe. The 1856 Declaration of Paris marks the precise [...]

Keith Wailoo, “Pain: A Political History”  play >

Keith Wailoo, “Pain: A Political History”

1/20/2015 | Download File (19.00 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in Medicine] Is pain real? Is pain relief a right? Who decides? In Pain: A Political History (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), Keith Wailoo investigates how people have interpreted and judged the suffering of others in the US from the mid-1940s to the present. While doctors and patients figure in his story, the primary protagonists are politicians, [...]

Keith Wailoo, “Pain: A Political History”  play >

Keith Wailoo, “Pain: A Political History”

1/20/2015 | Download File (19.00 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in Medicine] Is pain real? Is pain relief a right? Who decides? In Pain: A Political History (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), Keith Wailoo investigates how people have interpreted and judged the suffering of others in the US from the mid-1940s to the present. While doctors and patients figure in his story, the primary protagonists are politicians, [...]

Michael Kwass, “Contraband: Louis Mandrin and the Making of a Global Underground”  play >

Michael Kwass, “Contraband: Louis Mandrin and the Making of a Global Underground”

1/19/2015 | Download File (27.74 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in French Studies] Michael Kwass‘s new book, Contraband: Louis Mandrin and the Making of a Global Underground is much more than an exciting biography of the notorious eighteenth-century smuggler whose name remains legendary in contemporary France. Focusing on the rise and fall of a mythic, early-modern French bandit, Kwass’s study moves between the micro- and [...]

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