Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sunday Book Roundup

There are several book reviews to read this weekend. In the Times Literary Supplement, Laura Jockusch's COLLECT AND RECORD! Jewish Holocaust documentation in early postwar Europe (Oxford University Press) is reviewed.

HNN has posted two reviews of interest. The first is a review of Niall Ferguson's The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die (Penguin). The second is a review of William J. Reese's Testing Wars in the Public Schools: A Forgotten History (Harvard University Press).

History Today reviews a uniquely edited volume of books by editor and author Emily Rosenberg, A World Connecting 1870-1945, (Belknap Press).

Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877 (Harper Collins), by Brenda Wineapple is reviewed in the LA Times. The New York Times also reviews the book here.

Also in the LA Times is a review of Brenda Stevenson's The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots (Oxford University Press).

H-Net reviews David Mayers's FDR's Ambassadors and the Diplomacy of Crisis: From the Rise of Hitler to the End of World War II (Cambridge University Press).

And finally, the Washington Post reviews A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker, and the Love Letter by Marianne Wesson.

Update: In The Atlantic, Andrew Cohen reviews Thomas Healy’s The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind-- and Changed the History of Free Speech in America.