Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Book Review Roundup

Public Books carries a review of Ibram X. Kendi's "refreshing" and "courageous" Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.

At HNN, Nate Holdren reviews  Elizabeth Anderson's Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk about It) and Chad Pearson's Reform or Repression: Organizing America's Anti-Union Movement.

The Times Literary Supplement carries a review of Joel Dinerstein's The Origins of Cool in Postwar America (also reviewed in the Washington Independent Review of Books).

In The Economist is a review of The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy’s National Shame by Ian Campbell.

The New York Times has published a review of Christopher de Bellaigue's The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times.  Also reviewed in the NYT is Hamilton-coauthor Jeremy McCarter's "pop history" Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals

At H-Net is a review of Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash's Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive.

The Georgia Peach: Culture, Agriculture, and Environment in the American South by William Thomas Okie is reviewed at NPR.

In the New Republic is a review of Ganesh Sitaraman's The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic.  Also in the New Republic is a piece by Kim Phillips-Fein on the echoes of the 1970's New York fiscal crisis in the Trump austerity budget.

The London Review of Books has a review of H.W. Brands' The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War.  Also reviewed in the London Review of Books is Yuri  Slezkine's genre-defying The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution.

At the Marginalia Review of Books is a review of Venkat Dhulipala’s Creating a New Medina: State Power, Islam, and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India.

Finally, at the Boston Review is a review of Enzo Traverso's Left-Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History, and Memory.