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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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Mason B. Williams, “City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York”  play >

Mason B. Williams, “City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York”

10/23/2014 | Download File (25.68 MB) - right click to download

“Today, many New Yorkers take the FDR to get to La Guardia,” Mason B. Williams jokes in the opening line of his new book City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York (W.W. Norton, 2013) . And, depending on where they start, they pass any number of vital, iconic features in Gotham’s landscape [...]

Melvin Ely, “Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War”  play >

Melvin Ely, “Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War”

10/21/2014 | Download File (21.15 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in Law] In Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War (Vintage Books, 2004), Melvin Ely uses a trove of documents primarily found in the county court records of Prince Edward County, Virginia to unravel a rich story about the free blacks who inhabited “the gentle slope of [...]

Thomas Kohut, “A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century”  play >

Thomas Kohut, “A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century”

10/6/2014 | Download File (29.85 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in Psychoanalysis] Germans belonging to the generation born at the turn of the twentieth century endured staggering losses, many of which became difficult to mourn or even acknowledge: their parents in World War I, financial and physical security during the Weimar Republic, the racially pure utopian promise of the Third Reich, and likely [...]

Thomas Kohut, “A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century”  play >

Thomas Kohut, “A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century”

10/6/2014 | Download File (29.85 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in Psychoanalysis] Germans belonging to the generation born at the turn of the twentieth century endured staggering losses, many of which became difficult to mourn or even acknowledge: their parents in World War I, financial and physical security during the Weimar Republic, the racially pure utopian promise of the Third Reich, and likely [...]

Robert Stolz, “Bad Water: Nature, Pollution & Politics in Japan, 1870-1950?  play >

Robert Stolz, “Bad Water: Nature, Pollution & Politics in Japan, 1870-1950?

10/2/2014 | Download File (33.73 MB) - right click to download

[Cross-posted from New Books in East Asian Studies] Robert Stolz’s new book explores the emergence of an environmental turn in modern Japan. Bad Water: Nature, Pollution & Politics in Japan, 1870-1950 (Duke University Press, 2014) guides readers through the unfolding of successive eco-historical periods in Japan. Stolz charts the transformations of an “environmental unconscious” lying at the foundation of [...]

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