Book Review Archive
MICHAEL MASSING on
SIDEWALK by Mitchell Duneier
A sociologist argues that homeless street vendors do their bit to keep New York City running smoothly.
RICHARD PANEK on
THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM by Mark Kidger and
THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM by Michael R. Molnar
Was the harbinger of Christ a divine portent, a supernova, or just Jupiter in retrograde?
JOANN WYPIJEWSKI on
THE GREAT ARIZONA ORPHAN ABDUCTION by Linda Gordon
A historianís tale of gun-toting Anglo kidnappers, Irish orphans, and bereft Mexican foster families.
ADAM SHATZ on
THE BLACK BOOK OF COMMUNISM edited by Stèphane Courtois et al.
French scholars claim that the Communists have even more blood on their hands than the Nazis.
JOHN PALATTELLA on
WASTE AND WANT by Susan Strasser
American garbage is everywhereóflowing from trashcans, festering in landfills, drifting on barges.
LAURA SECOR on
THE CULTURE OF POWER IN SERBIA by Eric D. Gordy
Is the secret to Milosevicís staying power a tuneless pop music called turbofolk?
RUTH SHALIT on
CROSSING: A MEMOIR by Deirdre McCloskey
Donald McCloskey was a strapping, football-loving Chicago school economist. Then he became a she.
STEPHEN BURT on
A CRITIC'S JOURNEY by Geoffrey Hartman
In a new collection of essays, the Yale critic shows us why he should not be confused with the deconstructionists.
ALISON DEMOS on
LIFE AND DEATH ON MT. EVEREST by Sherry B. Ortner
What happens when East meets West on the worldís highest mountain?
JOHN PLOTZ on
POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY, TERROR by Dana R. Villa
Introducing Hannah Arendtówoman of action.
EMILY EAKIN on
BETTY FRIEDAN: HER LIFE by Judith Hennessee
BETTY FRIEDAN AND THE MAKING OF THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE: THE AMERICAN LEFT, THE COLD WAR, AND MODERN FEMINISM by Daniel Horowitz
WILLIAM KERRIGAN on
ACADEMIC KEYWORDS by Cary Nelson and Stephen Watt
EX-FRIENDS by Norman Podhoretz
JEN NESSEL on
HOW TO DO IT by Rudolph M. Bell
GAR ALPEROVITZ on
THE STAKEHOLDER SOCIETY by Bruce Ackerman and Anne Alstott
BEN RATLIFF on
THE MYSTERY OF SAMBA by Hermano Vianna
JOAN W. SCOTT on
RAISING REDS by Paul C. Mishler
and RED DIAPERS edited by Judy Kaplan and Linn Shapiro
JOHN BREWER on
A HISTORY OF THE MODERN FACT by Mary Poovey
PHILIP KASINITZ on
THE FUTURE OF US ALL by Roger Sanjek
Exploring the Universe with John Palattella
Wisconsin come out/Oxford abandons poetry/Peyton Placereturns
LAURA ENGELSTEIN on
FREUD AND THE BOLSHEVIKS by Martin A. Miller
BEN RATLIFF on
MUSICKING by Christopher Small
ARTHUR C. DANTO on
CARAVAGGIO'S SECRETS by Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit
JIM HOLT on
ROBOT by Hans Moravec
EYAL PRESS on
NOT BY POLITICS ALONE by Sara Diamond
CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS on
THE RED ATLANTIS by J. Hoberman and
I MARRIED A COMMUNIST by Philip Roth
JOHN DORFMAN on
MESSIANIC MYSTICS by Moshe Idel
NOAH ISENBERG on
CAPITAL DILEMMA by Michael Z. Wise
GINA NEFF on
REORIENT by Andre Gunder Frank
J.S. Marcus in Zagreb
Crime by John Palatella
Whose Biography Is It, Anyway? by David Levering Lewis
Steal This Textbook! by Laura Secor
DALE PECK on
A HISTORY OF GAY LITERATURE by Gregory Woods
PETER CANBY on
CHRONICLE OF THE GUAYAKI INDIANS by Pierre Clastres
JIM HOLT on
IMPOSSIBILITY by John Barrow
JOSHUA COHEN and JOEL ROGERS on
TRUTH AND PROGRESS AND ACHIEVING OUR COUNTRY by Richard Rorty
LINDA NOCHLIN on
DESTRUCTION OF THE FATHER, RECONSTRUCTION OF THE FATHER by Louise Bourgeois
JONATHAN SPENCE on
PRISONERS OF SHANGRI-LA by Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
ALEX ROSS on
OPERA IN HISTORY by Herbert Lindenberger
LIESL SCHILLINGER on
KING KHAMA, EMPEROR JOE, AND THE GREAT WHITE QUEEN by Neil Parsons
J. HOBERMAN on
STALIN'S FORGOTTEN ZION by Robery Weinberg
LISA COHEN on
YOU ARE NOT I: A PORTRAIT OF PAUL BOWLES by Millicent Dillon
"An indecent proposal" by Patricia Nelson Limerick
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