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book reviews


  • A Fresh Take on Watergate Illuminates the Present

    by James Thornton Harris

    While Richard Nixon’s rise and fall has been repeatedly examined — there are more than a dozen biographies of him — John Farrell’s book, Richard Nixon, a Life, offers many new insights.


  • The Coming of American Fascism, 1920–1940

    by Chris Wright

    Michael Joseph Roberto's The Coming of the American Behemoth: The Origins of Fascism in the United States, 1920–1940 is particularly timely, as the old structures of American fascism have deepened in the last generation and colonized much of the world. 


  • Review of “Jewish Resistance Against the Nazis”

    by Murray Polner

    Patrick Henry’s masterly collection of cerebral and quite readable essays in "Jewish Resistance Against the Nazis," proves that Jews fighting the Nazis and their allies, violently and nonviolently, was fairly common.


  • Review of "Stokely: A Life"

    by Ron Briley

    Peniel E. Joseph's new biography restores the voice of Carmichael to the history of the civil rights movement.