New Books Network

Andrew R. M. Smith, “No Way But To Fight: George Foreman and the Business of Boxing” (U Texas Press, 2020)
Today we are joined by Andrew R. M. Smith, author of No Way But To Fight: George Foreman and the Business of Boxing (University of Texas Press, 2020). In our conversation, we discussed Foreman’s career, the role of race in American sports, and how boxing helped give rise to athletic... Read More
James D. Bratt, “A Christian and a Democrat: A Religious Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt” (Eerdmans, 2019)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, when asked at a press conference about the roots of his political philosophy, responded simply, “I am a Christian and a Democrat.” This new book is the story of how the first informed the second—how his upbringing in the Episcopal Church and matriculation at the Groton School... Read More
Andrew Marble, “Boy on the Bridge: The Story of John Shalikashvili’s Remarkable Success” (UP of Kentucky, 2019)
When President Bill Clinton nominated John Shalikashvili to be the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1993, it represented the climax of a long journey that began in waning days of the Second World War. In Boy on the Bridge: The Story of John Shalikashvili’s Remarkable Success (University... Read More
Brian Cervantez, “Amon Carter: A Lone Star Life” (U Oklahoma Press, 2019)
Raised in a one-room log cabin in a small North Texas town, Amon G. Carter (1879–1955) rose to become the founder and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a seat of power from which he relentlessly promoted the city of Fort Worth, amassed a fortune, and established himself as the... Read More
Dr. Alice Collett, “Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns: Biographies as History” (Oxford UP, 2016)
Dr. Alice Collett’s monograph Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns: Biographies as History (Oxford University Press, 2016) delves into the lives of six of the best-known nuns from the period of early Buddhism: Dhammadinnā, Khemā, Kisāgotamī, Paṭācārā, Bhaddā Kuṇḍalakesā, and Uppalavaṇṇā, all of whom are said to have been direct disciples... Read More
Eileen Hunt Botting, “The Wollstonecraftian Mind” (Routledge, 2019)
Eileen Hunt Botting is Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame and co-editor with Sandrine Berges and Alan Coffee of the anthology The Wollstonecraftian Mind (Routledge, 2019). The collection presents thirty-nine essays from distinguished scholars in philosophy, religion, literature, intellectual history, and other fields who consider the work of the... Read More
Tobias Boes, “Thomas Mann’s War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters” (Cornell UP, 2019)
In Thomas Mann’s War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters (Cornell University Press, 2019), Tobias Boes traces how the acclaimed and bestselling author became one of America’s most prominent anti-fascists and the spokesperson for a German cultural ideal that Nazism had perverted. Thomas Mann, winner of the 1929 Nobel Prize in literature... Read More