New Books Network

Amy Aronson, “Crystal Eastman: A Revolutionary Life” (Oxford UP, 2019)
Amy Aronson is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Fordham University and former editor at Working Woman and Ms. magazines. Her biography, Crystal Eastman: A Revolutionary Life (Oxford University Press, 2019), gives us the life of a women’s rights activist, labor lawyer, radical pacifist, writer, and co-founder... Read More
Wilson Jeremiah Moses, “Thomas Jefferson: A Modern Prometheus” (Cambridge UP, 2019)
In Greek mythology Prometheus is the trickster Titan who gives fire to humanity. As Wilson Jeremiah Moses explains in his book Thomas Jefferson: A Modern Prometheus (Cambridge University Press, 2019) America’s third president demonstrated many of the same traits as this legendary figure over the course of his long life... Read More
Asher Price, “Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact” (U Texas Press, 2019)
Earl Campbell was a force in American football, winning a state championship in high school, rushing his way to a Heisman trophy for the University of Texas, and earning MVP as he took the Houston Oilers to the brink of the Super Bowl. Asher Price‘s exhilarating blend of biography and... Read More
Lesley Chamberlain, “Ministry of Darkness: How Sergei Uvarov Created Conservative Modern Russia” (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019)
Count Sergey Semyonovich Uvarov, once proclaimed by Aleksandr Herzen as a ‘Prometheus of our day’, has in the past 160 years become something of an also-ran in Russian History. Notwithstanding his manifold contributions to the Russian education system as Minister of Education for more than fifteen years. And of course... Read More
Kerry Driscoll, “Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples” (U California Press, 2018)
Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples (University of California Press, 2018; paperback edition, 2019) is the first book-length study of the writer’s evolving views regarding the aboriginal inhabitants of North America and the Southern Hemisphere, and his deeply conflicted representations of them in fiction, newspaper sketches, and speeches.... Read More
Kathryn Holliday, “The Open-Ended City: David Dillon on Texas Architecture” (U Texas Press, 2019)
It may only be a slight exaggeration to say that one of David Dillon’s career accomplishments was to put the words “Dallas” and “architecture” in the same sentence again. After a screed in 1980 entitled “Why Is Dallas Architecture So Bad?” launched his career as an architecture critic, Dillon took... Read More
Malcolm Woollen, “Erik Gunnar Asplund: Landscapes and Buildings” (Routledge, 2018)
Taking an interdisciplinary approach, weaving together art, philosophy, history, and literature, this book investigates the landscapes and buildings of Swedish architect Erik Gunnar Asplund. Through critical essays and beautiful illustrations focusing on four projects, the Woodland Cemetery, the Stockholm Public Library, the Stockholm Exhibition and Asplund’s own house at Stennäs,... Read More