- Mary Dudziak's War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences (Oxford University Press) is reviewed on H-Net.
- In The New York Times, there is a review of By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission by Charles Murray (Crown Forum) and Wages of Rebellion by Chris Hedges (Nation).
- Also in NYT is a review of Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle by Kristen Green (Harper).
- A third NYT review examines David K. Shipler's Freedom of Speech: Mighter Than the Sword (Knopf).
- Joseph J. Ellis's The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution (Knopf) is reviewed in the NYT here.
- From New Books in History is an interview with Jonathan Eig about The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution (Norton).
- An Eye for an Eye: A Global History of Crime and Punishment by Mitchel P. Roth (Reaktion) is reviewed by History Today.
- The July issue of The Federal Lawyer is posted online. This month's reviews include one of A History of The Twentieth Century in 100 Maps by Tim Bryars and Tom Harper (University of Chicago Press). All reviews can be found here.
- Books & Ideas reviews Ira Katznelson's Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time (Norton).
- Several excerpts are featured in Salon this week, including one from One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York (Beacon) by Arthur Browne.
- There's another excerpt from Inventing a Christian America: The Myth of the Religious Founding (Oxford University Press) by Steven K. Green.
- H-Net has a review of African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy: From the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama edited by Linda Heywood, Allison Blakely, Charles Stith, and Joshua C. Yesnowitz (University of Illinois Press).
- Meredith Mason Brown's Touching America's History: From the Pequot War through World War II (Indiana University Press) is reviewed on H-Net.
- And, Brett Rushforth's Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France (UNC Press) is also reviewed on H-Net.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Sunday Book Roundup
There's plenty of Fourth of July and Founding Fathers themed book reviews and even a review of our blog's founder's most recent book. Here's a quick list of book reviews for weekend reading.