Reviews

Issue: 
Spring 2019

Books reviewed:

  • Richard J Evans; Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History (London: Little, Brown; 2019), 1408707411, 785pp. Reviewed by Willie Thompson.
  • Chris Holmsted Larsen, Den folkekære stalinist: En biografi om Carl Madsen, Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 2017, ISBN 9788702220353, 543pp. Reviewed by Tauno Saarela. 
  • Massimo Asta, Girolamo Li Causi, Un rivoluzionario del Novecento, Rome: Carocci, 2017, ISBN 978884309048-3, 327pp. Reviewed by Marzia Maccaferri. 
  • Katherine Verdery, My Life as a Spy. Investigations in a Police File, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2018, ISBN9780822370819, xvi + 323 pp. Reviewed by Gavin Bowd. 
  • Balazs Apor, The Invisible Shining: The Cult of Matyas Rakosi in Stalinist Hungary, 1945-1956, Budapest: Central European University Press, 2017, ISBN 9789633861929, 415pp. Reviewed by Stephen Gundle. 
  • Russell Campbell, Codename Intelligentsia: the Life and Times of the Honourable Ivor Montagu, Filmmaker, Communist, Spy, Stroud, History Press, 2018, ISBN: 9780750987059, 448pp; 
  • Nicholas Griffin, Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World, New York, Skyhorse Publishing, 2015, ISBN: 9781634505567, 336pp. Reviewed by Geoff Andrews.
  • Geoffrey Swain, A Short History of the Russian Revolution, London, I. B. Tauris, 2017, ISBN 9781780767932 (pbk), 9781780767925 (hbk), 256pp. Reviewed by Francis King. 
  • Kristen Ghodsee, Second World, Second Sex. Socialist Women’s Activism and Global Solidarity during the Cold War, Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2018, ISBN 978-1-4780-0181-2 (pbk), 978-1-4780-0139-3 (hbk), 328pp. Reviewed by Tanja R. Müller.
  • Jeremy Friedman, Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015, ISBN 9781469645520, x + 294pp. Reviewed by George Odysseos. 
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