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We regularly review history books as well as historical fiction. We are always looking for review submissions and also maintain a list of books available for review.

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Book Reviewby Gemma Masson

A History of Ottoman Libraries

A History of Ottoman Libraries is a timely research that acknowledges the gap in Anglophone scholarship on Ottoman intellectual history. Part of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies series from Academic Studies Press, this book is aimed at scholars...
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Book Reviewby Zada Ballew

Making the Carry: The Lives of John and Tchi-Ki-Wis Linklater

Timothy Cochrane’s Making the Carry chronicles the lives and labors of John (Métis) and Tchi-Ki-Wis (Anishinaabeg/Lac La Croix First Nation) Linklater as they made a place for themselves and their kin in the borderlands between the United...
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Book Reviewby Zhihui Zou

Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory

In May 1830, the United States government, under Andrew Jackson's presidency, passed an act to systematically expel Native American communities from their homelands. Jackson's political agenda, known as the 'Indian Removal', stretched throughout...
People of the Ecotone: Environment and Indigenous Power at the Center of Early America
Book Reviewby Zhihui Zou

People of the Ecotone: Environment and Indigenous Power at the Center of Early America

A stereotype in past research toward Native American history is that Native American communities had simple and primitive cultures and were mostly 'reactors' to European colonialism. Robert Michael Morrissey, in People of the Ecotone: Environment...
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Book Reviewby Gwendolyn Harper

Beyond the Silk Roads: Trade, Mobility and Geopolitics across Eurasia

This is the story of the "informal networks" established and maintained by mobile traders from the modern geographical region of Afghanistan who move goods across Eurasia in the 21st century. Magnus Marsden builds upon the historical and...
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Book Reviewby Matthew Vivonia

The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games

The Naked Olympics is a quick and cinematic read that brings an ancient tradition to life with colorful writing. Unlike many other books available on the Greek Olympics that are marketed towards children, Tony Perrottet’s approach does not...
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