Sunday, July 23, 2017
Sunday Book Review Roundup
Public Books carries a review of Ibram X. Kendi's "refreshing" and "courageous" Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.
At HNN, Nate Holdren reviews Elizabeth Anderson's Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk about It) and Chad Pearson's Reform or Repression: Organizing America's Anti-Union Movement.
The Times Literary Supplement carries a review of Joel Dinerstein's The Origins of Cool in Postwar America (also reviewed in the Washington Independent Review of Books).
The New York Times has published a review of Christopher de Bellaigue's The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times. Also reviewed in the NYT is Hamilton-coauthor Jeremy McCarter's "pop history" Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals
At H-Net is a review of Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash's Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive.
The Georgia Peach: Culture, Agriculture, and Environment in the American South by William Thomas Okie is reviewed at NPR.
In the New Republic is a review of Ganesh Sitaraman's The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic. Also in the New Republic is a piece by Kim Phillips-Fein on the echoes of the 1970's New York fiscal crisis in the Trump austerity budget.
The London Review of Books has a review of H.W. Brands' The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War. Also reviewed in the London Review of Books is Yuri Slezkine's genre-defying The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution.
At the Marginalia Review of Books is a review of Venkat Dhulipala’s Creating a New Medina: State Power, Islam, and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India.
Finally, at the Boston Review is a review of Enzo Traverso's Left-Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History, and Memory.