Sunday, March 16, 2008

Book Review Round-up

A very quick round-up of history-related reviews, as I am traveling today...

ON DEEP HISTORY AND THE BRAIN, by Daniel Lord Smail (University of California Press), taking up human biology and history, is reviewed in the New York Times.

War is the subject of reviews in a number of papers. Ilya Ehrenburg and Vassily Grossman, The Unknown Black Book: The Holocaust in the German-Occupied Soviet Territories (Christopher Morris and Joshua Rubenstein, trans.) (Indiana University Press) is reviewed in the New York Sun. On World War I, Nicholas Baker, Human Smoke (Simon and Schuster) is also reviewed in the Sun.

More on Nazism, Nazi Literature in the Americas, by Roberto Bolaño, (translated by Chris Andrews) (NEW DIRECTIONS) is taken up in the San Francisco Chronicle.

A review of John Phillips and Martin Evans, Algeria: Anger of the Dispossessed is in the Washington Times.

The Washington Post has a round-up of books related to the war in Iraq.