Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sunday book review round-up

A quick note about recent reviews in the press:

Thomas Sugrue reviews Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt by H.W. Brands and Nothing to Fear: FDR's Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America by Adam Cohen in The Nation.

Also in The Nation, Equal: Women Reshape American Law by Fred Strebeigh is reviewed by Michael O'Donnell. Hat tip.

A four volume work, From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women in the World, by Marilyn French, is reviewed by Hilary Mantel for the New York Review of Books.

Also reviewed in the NYRB is A Constitution of Many Minds: Why the Founding Document Doesn't Mean What It Meant Before by Cass R. Sunstein, taken up by Ronald Dworkin.

PLAIN, HONEST MEN: The Making of the American Constitution by Richard Beeman, is reviewed by Walter Isaacson in the New York Times.