Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sunday Book Review Roundup

In the New York Times is a review of Marc Lamont Hill's Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, From Ferguson to Flint and Beyond.  Also in the NYT is a review of Heather Ann Thompson's Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy (Blood in the Water is also discussed in the NYT book review podcast).

The Los Angeles Times carries a review of Sean Wilentz's The Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics.

H-Net has a number of new reviews of interest to legal historians.  Nathan Perl-Rosenthal's Citizen Sailors: Becoming American in the Age of Revolution is reviewed.  There is a review of Battleground Alaska: Fighting Federal Power in America's Last Wilderness by Stephen W. Haycox.  Also reviewed is Sex, Money and Personal Character in Eighteenth-Century British Politics by Marilyn Morris.  Finally, there is a review of David M. Watry's Eisenhower and Cambodia: Diplomacy, Covert Action, and the Origins of the Second Indochina War

There are several interviews of potential interest to legal historians at The New Books Network.  Kelly Lytle Hernandez is interviewed about Migra!: A History of the U.S. Border Patrol.   Marc-William Palen speaks about The 'Conspiracy' of Free Trade: The Anglo-American Struggle over Empire and Economic Globalisation, 1846-1896.  Benjamin Fagan discusses The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation.  John A. Gronbeck-Tedesco is interviewed about Cuba, the United States, and the Cultures of the Transnational Left, 1930-1975.  Campbell F. Scribner speaks about The Fight for Local Control Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy.  And, finally, the site has an interview with Ellen Fitzpatrick about The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency.

In the New Republic is an excerpt from Nicole Hemmer's recently-published Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics.  Also in the New Republic is a review of Where the Jews Aren't: The Sad and Absurd Story of Birobidzhan, Russia's Jewish Autonomous Region by Masha Gessen.

The Los Angeles Review of Books has a review of Catherine Fletcher's The Black Prince of Florence  The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro de’Medici.

In The Guardian is a review of John Bew's Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee.

Philippe Sands' East West Street is reviewed in History Today.

The New Statesman reviews Too Important for the Generals: Losing and Winning the First World War by Allan Mallinson.  Also in The New Statesman is a review of Erdmut Wizisla's Benjamin and Brecht: the Story of a Friendship

Finally, legal historians will find several reviews of interest in the September issue of The Federal Lawyer.