Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday Book Roundup

After the heavy and filling meals of Thanksgiving, here is a light version of the Sunday Book Roundup:

Akhil Reed Amar reviews Justice Stephen Breyer's The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities (Knopf) for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

H-Net has a review of Max M. Edling's A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867 (University of Chicago Press).

There's also a review of Edward O'Donnell's Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age (Columbia University Press).

The New Books series adds two new interviews: one with Robert Stoker, who discusses his book Urban Neighborhoods in a New Era: Revitalization Politics in the Postindustrial City (University of Chicago Press); and a second interview with Hina Azam, who discusses her new book, Sexual Violation in Islamic Law: Substance, Evidence, and Procedure (Cambridge University Press).

And, as I noted last week, best book lists have started to emerge. Here's a few more.

"Notable Nonfiction of 2015" from The Washington Post includes many legal and legal history books such as Melvin Urofsky's Dissent and the Supreme Court: Its Role in the Court's History and the Nation's Constitutional Dialogue (Pantheon), Linda Horseman's Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World (Harper), and Will Haygood's Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America (Knopf).

The New York Times offers "100 Notable Books of 2015," which includes Ari Berman's Give Us The Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux).