Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunday Book Review Roundup

There are quite a few books of interest in this week's review pages:

In the London Review of Books Eric Foner reviews James E. Lewis Jr.'s The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis.  

In Dissent's fall issue is a review of Mark Wilson's Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II.  The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire by Stephen Kinzer is also reviewed in the issue.

There is an assortment of relevant reviews to be found in The New York Times.  Among them is a review of Mary Beard's Women & Power: A Manifesto.  Also reviewed is Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life by Robert Dallek.  Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia by Steven Stoll is reviewed.   The Second Coming of the KKK is reviewed and Linda Gordon speaks about the book with the Book Review Podcast.

In The Washington Post is a review of Gordon Wood's Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas JeffersonAlso in the post is a review of The Taste of Empire: How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World by Lizzie Collingham.

In The New York Review of Books is a review of Nancy MacLean's Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America and Gordon Lafer's The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a TimeAlso in The NYRB is a review of Linda Gordon's The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition and Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s by Felix Harcourt.

At the History News Network is a review of Nullification and Secession in Modern Constitutional Thought, edited by Sanford Levinson.

The Los Angeles Review of Books has a review of The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire by historian Kyle Harper.

At the New Books Network Padraic Scanlan speaks about his Freedom’s Debtors: British Antislavery in Sierra Leone in the Age of Revolution.  Padraic Kenney is interviewed about his Dance in Chains: Political Imprisonment in the Modern WorldSheshalatha Reddy discusses her British Empire and the Literature of Rebellion: Revolting Bodies, Laboring Subjects.  Finally James F. Brooks is interviewed about his Mesa of Sorrows A History of the Awat'ovi Massacre.