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Book
Thomas Adams

In this book US Studies Centre lecturer Thomas J. Adams and the University of New Orleans's Chair in Latin American Studies Steve Striffler look at the history and politics of labour in New Orleans.

26 June 2014
 
Book review
Peter Coleman

The US–Australia intervention in Vietnam could have bought time for South-East Asia to contain the Communist threat

27 May 2014
 
Book chapter
Marc-William Palen

Centre research associate Marc Palen explores the long controversy surrounding the contested presidential election of 1876 between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel Tilden. The subsequent compromise of 1877 held within it...

27 May 2014
 
Journal

The 16th issue of the Centre's magazine, American Review.

1 May 2014
 
Book review
John R. Bolton

Bob Gates’s candid description of how he came to detest his job makes for jaw-dropping reading

14 April 2014
 
Book review
Derek Parker

Welcome to a world of cyber war and homemade drones

17 March 2014
 
Book review
Jonathan Bradley

The Gamble acts as a counter to the gossipy Game Change series, but it fails to undermine the case for punditry-driven journalism

17 March 2014
 
Book review
Jacob Heilbrunn

As the United States seeks a new global role, it should heed the counsel of the leading post-war realist

3 March 2014
 
Journal article
Marc-William Palen

In this article for The Historical Journal, research associate Marc Palen examines how The Wealth of Nations (1776) was transformed into an amorphous text regarding the imperial question throughout the late nineteenth and early...

11 February 2014
 
Book review
Nicole Hemmer

Although the latest instalment’s explanation of the 2012 election is limited, it offers useful insights into American political culture and campaigns

10 February 2014
 
Journal

The 15th issue of the Centre's magazine, American Review.

3 February 2014
 
Journal
Linda Jakobson

Relations between the new Australian government and China got off to a rocky start, writes Centre visiting professor Linda Jakobson. In this essay for the Asan Forum, she focuses on relations between the...

25 January 2014
 
Journal article
Rodney Taveira

James Ellroy’s oeuvre extends over eighteen books, comprising collections of short stories and reportage (Crime Wave; Hollywood Nocturnes; Destination: Morgue!), trilogies (L.A. Noir; Underworld USA), his...

22 November 2013
 
Journal article

The 14th issue of the Centre's magazine, American Review.

1 November 2013
 
Book review
Michael Koziol

Is technology sapping our attention span and ruining our concentration?

29 October 2013
 
Book review
Jonathan Bradley

How FDR saved liberal democracy by compromising on it

29 October 2013
 
Book review
Martin Morse Wooster

The budget-cutting, small-government inter-war president has emerged as a role model for today’s conservative Republicans

29 October 2013
 
Book review
Jacob Heilbrunn

A timely realist repudiation of neo-conservatives and liberal hawks

28 October 2013
 
Book review
Greg Sheridan

This strange potpourri of chronologically discordant bits and pieces is incoherent and misleading

23 October 2013
 
Book review
Walter S. Montaño

Five key diplomats set the scene for America’s intervention and triumph in World War II

24 September 2013