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Potential Reviewers

Non-traditional Books/Formats for Review

Books for Review

Books Currently Under Review


Potential Reviewers

We encourage scholars both within and outside the field to review books, and we are happy to work with professors and professionals at all types of academic or scholarly institutions, with graduate students at all levels, and with alt-scholars in professions outside the academy.

We encourage potential reviewers to suggest books which are not suggested below. If you would like to review a book which does not appear on this list, and which has not yet been reviewed, please fill out the GMH Book Reviewer Form or get in touch with the editor and provide them with the author’s name, the book’s title, and the publisher.

Please be aware that the current COVID-19 crisis has put pressure on publishers, and therefore reviewers may experience delays in receiving books or will be offered digital books as an alternative.

Non-traditional Books/Formats for review:

These works are posters, podcasts, comics and other non-traditional sources of maritime scholarship we are excited to offer them for review.

Chambers, Jack and Erik Hendrix w. Esteve Polls, Illustrator. D-Day: Storming Fortress Europe. Under Fire Series. London: Osprey Publishing, 2020. A graphic novel about the Allied invasion of Normandy, one of a three-part series.

Ķeniņš, Laura. Nova Graphica: A Comic Anthology of Nova Scotia History. Conundrum Press, 2020. A comic anthology detailing the history of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

The 1805 Club. The Trafalgar Way: Official Storymap. 2020. A poster and map of Napoleonic landmarks between Plymouth and London.

Books for review: 

AlSayyad, Nezar. Nile: Urban Histories on the Banks of a River. Edinburgh University Press, 2019.

Arabindan-Kesson, Anna. Black Bodies, White Gold: Art, Cotton, and Commerce in the Atlantic World. Duke University Press, 2021.

Barragan, Jamie. Freedom’s Captives: Slavery and Gradual Emancipation on the Colombian Black Pacific. Cambridge University Press, 2021.

Benidickson, Jamie. Levelling the Lake: Transboundary Resource Management in the Lake of the Woods Watershed. UBC Press, 2019.

Boast, Hannah. Hydrofictions: Water, Power and Politics in Isreali and Palestinian Literature. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

Brose, Eric Dorn. Clash of the Capital Ships: From the Yorkshire Raid to Jutland. US Naval Institute Press, 2021.

Brown, Paul. Abandon Ship: The Real Story of the Sinkings in the Falklands War. Osprey Publishing, 2021.

Canuel, Hugues. The Rise and Fall of French Sea Power: France’s Quest for an Independent Naval Policy, 1940-1963. US Naval Institute Press, 2021.

Easter, Gerald, and Mara Vorhees. The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure: Catherine the Great, a Golden Age Masterpiece, and a Legendary Shipwreck. Pegasus Books, 2020.

Farrer, Ada. Cuba: An American History. Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Frykman, Niklas. The Bloody Flag: Mutiny in the Age of Atlantic Revolution. University of California Press, 2020.

Johnson, Ronald Angelo, and Ousmane K. Power Greene, eds. In Search of Liberty: African American Internationalism in the Nineteenth-century Atlantic World. University of Georgia Press, 2021.

Gniadek, Melissa. Oceans at Home: Maritime and Domestic Fictions in Nineteenth-century American Women’s Writing. University of Massachusetts, 2021.

Gutman, David. The Politics of Armenian Migration to North America, 1885-1915: Migrants, Smugglers and Dubious Citizens. Edinburgh University Press, 2019.

Hamilton, Douglas, and John McAleer, eds. Islands and the British Empire in the Age of Sail. Oxford University Press, 2021.

Heck, Timothy, and B.A. Friedman, eds. On Contested Shores: The Evolving Role of Amphibious Operations in the History of Warfare. Marine Corps University Press, 2020.

Husain, Faisal H. Rivers of the Sultan: The Tigris and Euphrates in the Ottoman Empires. Oxford University Press, 2021.

Jones, Richard M. Collision in the Night: The Sinking of HMS Duchess. Lodge Books, 2019.

Marsh, Peter J. Liberty Factory: The Untold Story of Henry Kaiser’s Oregon Shipyards. US Naval Institute Press, 2021.

Morgan, Jennifer L. Reckoning with Slavery: Gender, Kinship, and Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic. Duke University Press, 2021.

McCown, John D. Giants of the Sea: Ships & Men Who Changed the World. Self-published, 2020.

Mitchell, VA, and CF Walker. Jutland: Fresh Thoughts, Technology, Artefacts, and Resonances. Indomitable Press, 2020.

Redding, Benjamin W. D. The English and the French Navies, 1500-1650: Expansion, Organization and State Building. Boydell Press, 2022. (Forthcoming)

Rich, Sara A. Shipwreck Hauntography: Underwater Ruins and the Uncanny. University of Amsterdam Press, 2021.

Pluymers, Keith. No Wood, No Kingdom: Political Ecology in the English Atlantic. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021.

Rogers, Raymond A. Rough and Plenty: A Memorial. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2020.

Schwinghamer, Steven, and Jan Raska. Pier 21: A History. University of Ottawa Press, 2020.

Scott, Julius S. The Common Wind: Afro-American Corrents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution. Verso, 2020.

Stille, Mark E. Pacific Carrier War: Carrier Combat from Pearl Harbor to Okinawa. Osprey Publishing, 2021.

Stille, Mark E. The United States Navy in World War II: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa. Osprey Publishing, 2021.

Taaffe, Stephen R. Commanding the Pacific: Marine Corps Generals in World War II. US Naval Institute Press, 2021.

Zimmerman, Sarah J. Militarizing Marriage: West African Soldiers’ Conjugal Traditions in Modern French Empire. Ohio University Press, 2020.

Books Currently Under Review:

Amirell, Stefan Elköf. Pirates of Empires: Colonisation and Maritime Violence in Southeast Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Barker, Hannah. That Most Precious Merchandise: The Mediterranean Trade in Black Sea Slaves, 1260-1500. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019.

Baxter, Alison. A Cornish Cargo: The Untold Story of a Victorian Seafaring Family Independent, 2020.

Bennett, Herman. African Kings and Black Slaves: Sovereignty and Dispossession in the Early Modern Atlantic. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.

Ben-Ur, Aviva. Jewish Autonomy in a Slave Society: Suriname in the Atlantic World, 1651-1825. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020.

Begiato, Joanne. Manliness in Britain, 1760-1900: Bodies, Emotion and Material Culture. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020.

Blakemore, Richard, and James Davey, ed. The Maritime World of Early Modern Britain. Amsterdam University Press, 2020.

Bockstoce, John R. White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century. London and New York: Yale University Press, 2018.

Boon, Sonja. What the Oceans Remember: Searching for Belonging and Home. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2019.

Brown, Vincent. Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War. Harvard University Press, 2020.

Burnard, Trevor. Jamaica in the Age of Revolution. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020.

Cox, Jeffrey R. Blazing Star, Setting Sun: The Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign November 1942-March 1943. London: Osprey Publishing, 2020.

Cutler, Thomas J. The Battle of Leyte Gulf at 75: A Retrospective. Naval Institute Press, 2019.

Demuth, Bathsheba. Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Sea. Penguin Random House, 2019.

Draminski, Stefan. The Battleship USS Iowa (Anatomy of the Ship). London: Osprey Publishing, 2020.

Dunk, James. Bedlam at Botany Bay. NewSouth Books, 2019.

Earle, Rebecca. Feeding the People: The Politics of the Potato. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Elias, Ann. Coral Empire: Underwater Oceans, Colonial Tropics, Visual Modernity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019.

Fee, Sarah, ed. Cloth that Changed the World: The Art and Fashion of Indian Chintz. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020.

Friel, Ian. Britain and the Ocean Road: Shipwrecks & People, 1297-1825. Pen & Sword Books, 2020.

Fullager, Kate. The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020.

Godbeer, Richard M. World of Trouble: A Philadelphia Quaker Family’s Journey through the American Revolution. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019.

Gerritsen, Anne. The City of Blue and White: Chinese Porcelain and the Early Modern World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Heaslip, Matthew. Gunboats, Empire and the China Station: The Royal Navy in 1920s East Asia. Bloomsbury, 2020.

Heinrich, Thomas. Warship Builders: An Industrial History of US Naval Shipbuilding, 1922-1945. US Naval Institute Press, 2020.

Heyer, Patricia, and Robert Heyer. Shark Attacks of New York: A History. Arcadia Publishing, 2021.

Hillmann, Henning. The Corsairs of Saint-Malo: Network Organization of a Merchant Elite Under the Ancien Régime. Columbia University Press, 2021.

Ivermee, Robert. Hoogly: The Global History of a River. Hurst, 2020.

Johnson, Jessica. Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World. Pittsburg: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020.

Jordan, John, ed. Warship 2020. London: Osprey Publishing.

Jowitt, Claire, Craig Lambert, and Steve Mentz. eds. The Routledge Companion to Marine and Maritime Worlds, 1400-1800. London: Routledge, 2020.

Kaiser, Nicholas J. Revenge in the Name of Honour: The Royal Navy’s Quest for Vengeance in the Single Ship Actions of the War of 1812. Warwick: Helion & Co., 2019.

Kehoe, Karly, and Michael Vance, eds. Reappraisals of British Colonisation in Atlantic Canada, 1700-1930. Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

Keiner, Christine. Deep Cut: Science, Power, and the Unbuilt Interoceanic Canal. Atlanta: University of Georgia Press, 2020.

King, Richard J. Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of “Moby Dick”. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019.

Kinkel, Sarah. Disciplining the Empire: Politics, Governance, and the Rise of the British Navy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018.

Konstam, Angus. Hunt the Bismark: The Pursuit of Germany’s Most Famous Battleship. London: Osprey Publishing, 2019.

Krulder, Joe. The Execution of Admiral Byng as a Microhistory of Eighteenth-Century Britain. Routledge, 2021.

Lingard, Ann. The Fresh and the Salt: The Story of the Solway. Birlinn, 2020.

Liu, Andrew B. Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020.

Leidwanger, Justin. Roman Seas: A Maritime Archaeology of Eastern Mediterranean Economies. Oxford University Press, 2020.

Metcalf, Alida C. Mapping an Atlantic World, circa 1500. John Hopkins University Press, 2020.

Morddel, Anne. American Merchant Seamen of the Early Nineteenth Century: A Researchers Guide. 2020.

Nasca, David S. The Emergence of American Amphibious Warfare, 1898-1945. US Naval Institute Press, 2020.

Ormrod, David, and Gijs Rommelse, eds. War, Trade and the State: Anglo-Dutch Conflict, 1652-89. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2020.

Pitassi, Michael. Roman Warships. Boydell and Brewer, 2019.

Ponce Vázquez, Juan José. Islanders and Empire: Smuggling and Political Defiance in Hispaniola, 1580-1690. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Quilley, Geoff. British Art and the East India Company. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2020.

Roller, Duane W. Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World. Oxford University Press, 2020.

Rust, Eric C. U-Boat Commander Oskar Kusch: Anatomy of a Nazi-Era Betrayal and Judicial Murder. US Naval Institute Press, 2020.

Scribner, Vaughn. Merpeople: A Human History. London: Reaktion Books, 2020.

Sivasundaram, Sujit. Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire. Harper Collins, 2020.

Skeechan, Danielle C. The Fabric of Empire: Material and Literary Cultures of the Global Atlantic, 1650-1850. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021.

Stieber, Chelsea. Haiti’s Paper War: Post-Independence Writing, Civil War, and the Making of the Republic, 1804-1954. NYU Press, 2020.

Veevers, David. The Origins of the British Empire in Asia, 1600-1750. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Walker, Christine. Jamaica Ladies: Female Slaveholders and the Creation of Britain’s Atlantic Empire. University of North Carolina Press, 2020.

Weir, Philip. Dunkirk and the Little Ships. Shire, 2020.

Wells, Jamin. Shipwrecked: Coastal Disasters and the Making of the American Beach. University of North Carolina, 2020.

Williamson, Corbin. The U.S. Navy and Its Cold War Alliances, 1945-1953. University of Kansas Press, 2020.

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