Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sunday Book Roundup

This week's roundup is relatively brief:

Jacobin reviews Eric Rauchway's The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression, Defeated Fascism, and Secured a Prosperous Peace

The New York Review of Books has a review of David Cole's Engines of Liberty: The Power of Citizen Activists to Make Constitutional Law.  Engines of Liberty is also reviewed in The Nation.

Also in the New York Review of Books is Gordon Wood's review of Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf's "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination.

Historians interested in the consequences of "welfare reform" should also have a look at the NYRB's review of Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer's $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America.

The Washington Post features Michael Beschloss' review of Sean Wilentz's The Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics.  

Also in the Washington Post is a review of Meg Jacobs' Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s.

The Nation reviews Mitchell Duneier's Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea.

Several publications have reviewed Moira Weigel's Labor of Love. Various reviews are available at The Economistthe New York Timesthe New Yorker, and the New Republic.

Jill Lepore's new book Joe Gould's Teeth is reviewed in both the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.

The New Books Network reviews Roger Daniels' Franklin D. Roosevelt
Road to the New Deal, 1882-1939.

Finally, the New Rambler Reviews reviews Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage's Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe.