Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday book news

MAKING OUR DEMOCRACY WORK: A Judge’s View by Stephen Breyer is reviewed this weekend in the Boston Globe.

The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America by Mae Ngai is written with "remarkable -- some might say chilling -- objectivity," according to Carolyn See in the Washington Post.  Ngai's new book is also noted in the Los Angeles Times and is recommended reading from the San Francisco Chronicle.
THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS:  The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson is "extraordinary and evocative"according to Paula Giddings in the Washington Post.

THE LAST UTOPIA: Human Rights in History by Samuel Moyn is reviewed in the New York Times.

The Casualty Gap:  The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities by Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen is reviewed by Andrew Bacevich for The Nation.

1939: Countdown to War by Richard Overy is "ingenious and enthralling," showing that "'nothing in history is inevitable'" writes Geoffrey Wheatcroft in The New Republic's The Book.