Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday Book Review Roundup

In The Nation is a review essay drawn from Stuart Elden's Foucault: The Birth of Power and Foucault's Last DecadeAlso in The Nation is a review of Yuri Slezkine's The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution.  Slezkine's House of Government is also reviewed in The New York Review of Books

In The New York Times Michael Kazin reviews Richard Aldous' Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian.   Aldous also discusses the biography on the paper's book review podcast.

In The New Yorker is a review of Stephen Kotkin's Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941.

James Scott's Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States is reviewed in the New Republic.

At NPR is a review of Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life by Robert Dallek.

The Times Literary Supplement has published a review of Simon Schama's The Story of the Jews, Volume Two: Belonging: 1492-1900.

There are several interviews of interest at the New Books Network.  Claire Higgins speaks about her Asylum by Boat: Origins of Australia's Refugee PolicyAndrew Lewis is interviewed about his The Rights Turn in Conservative Christian Politics: How Abortion Transformed the Culture Wars.
Sandra Sperino and Suja A. Thomas discuss their Unequal: How American Courts Undermine Discrimination Law.