Book Reviews

This is a list of my book reviews, most of which are published in scholarly journals. I still write the occasional book review for Internet sites like NetGalley.

Ritual Ground Cover

Ritual Ground: Bent’s Old Fort, World Formation, and the Annexation of the Southwest, by Douglas C. Comer (University of California Press, 1996). Journal of Historical Geography 24(3):376-377. 1998.

Everyday Architecture Cover

Everyday Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic: Looking at Buildings and Landscapes, by Gabrielle M. Lanier and Bernard L. Herman (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997). Historical Archaeology 33(2):134-136. 1999.

Wine and the Vine Cover

Wine and the Vine: An Historical Geography of Viticulture and the Wine Trade, by Tim Unwin (Routledge, 1996). Journal of Cultural Geography 17(2):148-149. 1999.

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Main Street Revisited: Time, Space, and Image Building in Small-Town America, by Richard V. Francaviglia (University of Iowa Press, 1996). Journal of Historical Geography 25(4):581-583. 1999.

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Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America, edited by Arnold R. Alanen and Robert Z. Melnick (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000). Geographical Review 91(4):739-741. 2001.

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A Wetland Biography: Seasons on Louisiana’s Chenier Plain, by Gay M. Gomez (University of Texas Press, 1998). Journal of Cultural Geography 19(2):197-199. 2002.

Indian Mounds of Wisconsin

Indian Mounds of Wisconsin, by Robert A. Birmingham and Leslie E. Eisenberg (University of Wisconsin Press, 2000). Historical Geography 31:178-182. 2003.

Antiquities of Wisconsin

The Antiquities of Wisconsin as Surveyed and Described, by I.A. Lapham (University of Wisconsin Press, 2001; originally published by the Smithsonian Institution, 1855). Historical Geography 31:178-182. 2003.

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Exploring Ancient Native America: An Archaeological Guide, by David Hurst Thomas (Routledge, 1999). Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 47(3):245-246. 2004.


When the Land was Young: Reflections on American Archaeology, by Sharman Apt Russell (University of Nebraska Press, 2001). Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 48(3):414-417. 2005.

Delaware Valley

The Delaware Valley in the Early Republic: Architecture, Landscape, and Regional Identity, by Gabrielle M. Lanier (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005). The Pennsylvania Geographer 44(1):76-79. 2006.

The Black Rock

The Black Rock Desert, by William L. Fox and Matt Klett (University of Arizona Press, 2002). Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 49(3):246-247. 2006.


Pittsburgh and the Appalachians: Cultural and Natural Resources in a Postindustrial Age, edited by Joseph L. Scarpaci with Kevin J. Patrick (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006). Journal of Geography 106:37-38. 2007.

Methods of Teaching Travel

Methods of Teaching Travel Literature and Writing: Exploration of the World and Self, edited by Eileen L. Groom (Peter Lang, 2005). Focal Points 2:6. 2007.

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Explorers House: National Geographic and the World It Made, by Robert M. Poole (Penguin Books, 2004). Focal Points 6:4-5. 2008.

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Vanishing America: In Pursuit of our Elusive Landscapes, by James Conaway (Shoemaker & Hoard, 2007). Nevada Historical Society Quarterly 52(1):58-60. 2009.

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The Nevada They Knew: Robert Caples and Walter Van Tilburg Clark, by Anthony Shafton (Arcadia Publishing, 2017). Amazon January 1, 2018.

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Tiger Drive: a novel, by Teri Case (BZCE Publishing, 2018). B& November 16, 2018.

In the Doghouse Cover

In the Doghouse, by Teri Case (BZCE Publishing, 2019). NetGalley and Goodreads March 13, 2019.