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"The End of the World as They Knew It"
428 AD: An Ordinary Year at the End of the Roman Empire
(Giusto Traina)

Welcome to the Book Reviews page of the new eHistory.

Our Book Reviews are written by members of the Ohio State University History Department.  Each month we will present a thoughtful review of a recent book, often with links to related material for further exploration.  The books featured here are both of real scholarly significance and of appeal to a wide audience of interested readers.  We look forward to hearing from you about this section.
-- Professor Steven Conn, Editor

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Last Month's Review
Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment expedition that reshaped our world
by Larrie D. Ferreiro
July Review
Motherland in Danger: Soviet Propaganda during World War II
by Karel C. Berkhoff
June Review
The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire
by Taner Ak├žam.
May Review
All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals
by David Scheffer

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book cover image Blind Oracles: Intellectuals and War from Kennan to Kissinger
by Bruce Kuklick
book cover image American Jewish Loss after the Holocaust
by Laura Levitt
book cover image Strangers Nowhere in the World: The Rise of Cosmopolitanism in Early Modern Europe
by Margaret Jacobs
book cover image A Tale of Two Monasteries: Westminster and Saint-Denis is the Thirteenth Century
by William Chester Jordan
book cover image The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism
by Aaron Sachs
book cover image A Day in a Medieval City
by Chiara Frugoni
book cover image Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War
by Harry S. Stout
book cover image A Revolution in Taste: The Rise of French Cuisine, 1650-1800
by Susan Pinkard
book cover image The Jamestown Project
by Karen Ordahl Kupperman
book cover image American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century
by Kevin Phillips
book cover image The Sino-Soviet Split: Cold War in the Communist World
by Lorenz M Luthi
book cover image Ho Chi Minh: A Biography
by Pierre Brocheux (translation by Claire Duiker)
book cover image The Discovery of Mankind: Atlantic Encounters in the Ages of Columbus
by David Abulafia
book cover image Oppenheimer: The Tragic Intellect
by Charles Thorpe
book cover image The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman
by Margot Mifflin
book cover image Famine: A Short History
by Cormac O Grada
book cover image School Lunch Politics: The Surprising History of America's Favorite Welfare Program
by Susan Levine
book cover image Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North
by Thomas J. Sugrue
book cover image The Scandal of Empire: India and the Creation of Imperial Britain
by Nicholas B. Dirks
book cover image Journeys to the Other Shore: Muslim and Western Travelers in Search of Knowledge
by Roxanne L. Euben
book cover image Spirits of Defiance: National Prohibition and Jazz Age Literature
by Kathleen Drowne
book cover image Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy
by Eric D. Weitz
book cover image The City's End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears, and Premonitions of New York's Destruction
by Max Page
book cover image 1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War
by Benny Morris
book cover image After Abolition: Britain and the Slave Trade Since 1807
by Marika Sherwood
book cover image Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism: A Woman's Crusade
by Donald Critchlow
book cover image Byzantium
by Judith Herrin
book cover image The Breaking Point: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and the Murder of Jose Robles
by Stephen Koch
book cover image Caesar: A Life in Western Culture
by Maria Wyke
book cover image A Cruel Wind: Pandemic Flu in America, 1918-1920
by Dorothy A. Pettit and Janice Bailie
book cover image The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany
by Susannah Heschel
book cover image Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle that Made England
by Juliet Barker
book cover image The Sack of Panama: Captain Morgan and The Battle for the Caribbean
by Peter Earle
book cover image Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present
by Christopher I. Beckwith
book cover image Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?: Missionaries, Journalists, Explorers, and Empire
by Clare Pettitt
book cover image Robert Clifton Weaver and the American City: The Life and Times of an Urban Reformer
by Wendell E. Pritchett
book cover image Alexander the Great: A Life in Legend
by Richard Stoneman
book cover image Islamic Imperialism: A History
by Efraim Karsh
book cover image Shakespeare For All Time
by Stanley Wells
book cover image Children at Play: An American History
by Howard Chudacoff


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