The Los Angeles Review of Books reviews Floyd Abrams's Friends of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment (Yale University Press).
The New Republic reviews Doris Kearns Goodwin's The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism (Simon & Schuster).
New Books in History has an interview with Benjamin Elman, author of Civil Examinations and Meritocracy in Late Imperial China (Harvard University Press).
H-Net adds a review of Lester Langley's America and the Americas: The United States in the Western Hemisphere (University of Georgia Press).
And the Times Literary Supplement reviews Rana Mitter's China's War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle for Survival (Allen Lane) and Frank Dikotter's The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution, 1945-57 (Bloomsbury).