Island at War was edited by Jorge Rodríguez Beruff and José L. Bolívar Fresneda and includes contributions from seven additional scholars. The main goal of this volume is to provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of the impact of the Second World War on Puerto Rico. What is especially interesting about this volume is that the contributors provide overlapping discussions of various dimensions of the impact of US military imperatives on Puerto Rico in the years leading up to, during, and in the aftermath of the Second World War. More specifically, perhaps what makes this volume such an important contribution is its reliance on scholarship that draws from a range of disciplines, including history, political science, sociology, literature, journalism, communications, and engineering. This volume is a great example of the important contributions that an interdisciplinary research project can make.

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