Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday Book Round-up: works on Marian Anderson, I.F. Stone, George Washington, Ellis Island, and WWI

THE SOUND OF FREEDOM: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert That Awakened America by Raymond Arsenault is reviewed in the Washington Post.

Jackson Lears reviews AMERICAN RADICAL: The Life and Times of I. F. Stone by D. D. Guttenplan for the New York Times.

The Boston Globe takes up AMERICAN PASSAGE: The History of Ellis Island by Vincent J. Cannato.

Also reviewed in the Washington Post is THE ASCENT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon by John Ferling, and in the New York Times, WORLD WAR ONE by Norman Stone.