PositiveLibrary JournalThoroughly detailed ... Relying on primary sources, including colonial writings, Eustace’s account offers not only the history of the trial, but also an inclusive examination of ongoing clashes over the possession of land rights. Black-and-white illustrations of colonial letters throughout add context ... A scholarly history that questions the misconception that Indigenous concepts of justice were brutal. While well-documented, such a complex historical analysis is best suited for academics and informed subject specialists.
RaveLibrary JournalA devastating story of loss that becomes a story of societal resilience; essential reading for anyone seeking insight on gun violence.
PositiveLibrary JournalPicardie\'s biography exhibits deep appreciation for Christian and a craving to understand Catherine\'s life; the only detriment is the limited glimpses into Catherine\'s life, perhaps because too much time is devoted to a wider narrative of World War II ... Outstanding scholarship reveals Catherine Dior\'s participation in the French Resistance. Overall, this is a haunting biography that carefully examines Catherine\'s largely unexplored life and will have broad appeal to fashion or World War II enthusiasts.
RaveLibrary JournalIn this thoughtful biography, Booth...does not shy away from [Bell\'s] complicated legacy within the Deaf community ... The narrative of Booth’s book occasionally drifts into the minutia of research and patent law, yet the contrast between Bell’s inventions and his descent into eugenic thought is thoroughly gripping and unsettling ... A stunning biography that documents the Deaf people’s lengthy and ongoing efforts to have ASL acknowledged as a valid language. Booth’s writing stands apart and sheds insight on disability history in the 20th century.
RaveLibrary JournalThe personal narratives and photographs throughout are rich with heartbreaking detail into lives lost and the severe persecution of Ukrainian Jews ... No comparable title exists that focuses exclusively on the mysterious background behind one single photo, making this compelling history an essential read for World War II enthusiasts.
PositiveLibrary JournalThe history of craft is framed as the history of America in a dense compendium. A comprehensive volume perfect for academic use or ambitious novice readers.
RaveLibrary JournalKaufman succeeds in both presenting a topic with no previous in-depth coverage and analyzing the choices of another era and how they echo the ethical dilemmas of today. Included are a cast of characters, maps, and photographs ... This bold blend of personal and political history will reward enthusiastic readers for their time.
RaveLibrary JournalIn the ultimate act of self-retrospection, Halberstadt...investigates his identity by traveling to Russia, his country of birth, to interview family and document the horrifying effects of the world wars ... Such a personal history stands apart from other titles because, although the journey is framed as a family narrative, historically detailed episodes are impressively illuminated. Particularly commendable is the archival research on Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital ... An impeccably executed and unique genealogy that encourages us to examine the history that informs us of who we are.
MixedLibrary JournalAlthough the author succeeds in capturing the tensions of the era, the FBI plot fails to jell ... This fascinating glimpse behind the creation of iconic civil rights photos never quite flushes out the main thesis exploring Withers\'s FBI informant career. Marc Perrusquia\'s A Spy in Canaan offers a more thorough exploration
Bart Van Es
PositiveLibrary JournalUsing his scholarly background, van Es pieces together historical and contemporary resources in a dual narrative. Although the contemporary time line is less engaging, Lien\'s story is simultaneously sad and uplifting ... One girl\'s wartime experience encapsulates the traumatic experience of many. The level of documentation presented is appropriate for research or simply enriching reading.