Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday book review round-up

AMERICAN ORIGINAL: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia by Joan Biskupic is reviewed in the Washington Post.
The New York Times reviews EMPIRE OF LIBERTY: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood

The idea of time breaks into major media, with a review of Time by Eva Hoffman in the Los Angeles Times. Also reviewed in the LA Times is Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout.

WOODROW WILSON By John Milton Cooper Jr. is taken up in the Boston Globe. 1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe by Mary Elise Sarotte is reviewed in the Philadelphia Inquirer. CLARK CLIFFORD: The Wise Man of Washington by John Acacia is reviewed in the Washington Post.

Dominic Sandbrook, "History Books of the Year," Telegraph, 26 November, takes a crack at naming the best of a year's books in history. See also: "100 Notable Books of 2009: Non-fiction," NYT, 6 December; and Benjamin Schwarz, "Books of the Year," Atlantic, December.