Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Book Review Roundup

The New York Times discusses two books about FDR (Lynn Olson's Those Angry Days (Random House) & Susan Dunn's 1940 (Yale University Press)) in a review by Jacob Heilbrun. Other books reviewed in the NYT include Michael Fullilove's Rendezvous with Destiny (Ferrar, Straus, and Giroux) here, and few books on slaveholders including Mac Griswold's The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island (Ferrar, Straus, and Giroux) here.

H-Net has posted a review of the edited volume British Abolitionism and the Question of Moral Progress in History (University of South Carolina Press).

And if you've missed it, check out 
former Justice John Paul Stevens's review of Gary May's Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy (Basic Books) in the New York Review of Books. Commentary on his commentary can be found here.

Lastly, the New Books in History podcast discusses H. Paul Thompson Jr.'s A Most Stirring and Significant Episode: Religion and the Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Black Atlanta, 1865-1887 (Northern Illinois University Press).