Sunday, March 27, 2011

Book Review Round-up

Many good books reviewed in the press in the past week or so.  Here are the links:

Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion by Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel in the New York Review of Books;  GREAT SOUL: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India by Joseph Lelyveld in the New York Times;  THE FEAR: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe by Peter Godwin in the New York Times; Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life by Nicholas Phillipson in The New Republic's The Book;
THE BITTER WATERS OF MEDICINE CREEK: A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America by Richard Kluger in the New York Times; AMERICA AFLAME: How the Civil War Created a Nation by David Goldfield in the New York Times;

A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s by Stephanie Coontz in The New Republic's The Book; When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years by Stanley Meisler in the Los Angeles Times.