Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday book round-up

A quick round-up on a busy Sunday:

THE MAKING OF AFRICAN AMERICA: The Four Great Migrations by Ira Berlin is taken up today in the New York Times. Also in the NYT, VOODOO HISTORIES: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History by David Aaronovitch.

Freedom's Orator: Mario Savio and the Radical Legacy of the 1960s by Robert Cohen is reviewed in The Nation.

IN THE NAME OF GOD AND COUNTRY: Reconsidering Terrorism in American History By Michael Fellman is reviewed in the Boston Globe.

SUPREME POWER: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court by Jeff Shesol gets a review in the Washington Post.

And for the sports fans, Satch, Dizzy, and Rapid Robert: The Wild Saga of Interracial Baseball Before Jackie Robinson by Timothy M. Gay is reviewed in the New Republic.