War, Sport and the Anzac Tradition

Kevin Blackburn’s War, Sport and the Anzac Tradition (Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics) was published this month. The book argues that there has been an Anzac sporting tradition which has intertwined the language of sport and war since the First World War. Its origins are in late Victorian and Edwardian ideas of masculinity extolling Read more …

Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America

Michael McDonnell’s new book Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America (Macmillan) reveals the pivotal role played by the native peoples of the Great Lakes in the history of North America. Highlighting the long-standing rivalries and relationships among the great Indian nations of North America, it shows how Europeans often played Read more …