Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sunday Book Review Roundup

Today we present one last roundup for the summer:

In the Marginalia Review of Books is a review of Peter Webb's Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam.

At the Law and Politics Book Review is a review of Ballot Blocked: The Political Erosion of the Voting Rights Act by Jesse H. Rhodes.

In the London Review of Books Susan Pedersen reviews Diane Atkinson's Rise Up, Women! The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes and Jane Robinson's Hearts and Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the VoteAlso reviewed in the LRB is Anshell Pfeffer's biography of Benjamin Netanyahu, Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu.

Wendy Webster's Mixing It: Diversity in World War Two Britain is reviewed in The New Statesman.

Phillip Dray's The Fair Chase: The Epic Story of Hunting in America is reviewed in The New Republic.


At the Los Angeles Review of Books is a review of Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India by Shashi Tharoor.

Julian Jackson's De Gaulle is reviewed in The Nation.

Finally, there have been multiple exciting reviews posted at the New Books Network.  Phillip Thai speaks about his China's War on Smuggling: Law, Economic Life, and the Making of the Modern State, 1842–1965Melani McAlister introduces her The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: A Global History of American EvangelicalsSarah Igo discusses her The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern AmericaNed Blackhawk speaks about his Indigenous Visions: Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas. Peter James Hudson discusses his Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the CaribbeanRupali Misha introduces her A Business of State: Commerce, Politics, and the Birth of the East India Company.

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