New Books Network

Lawrence Glickman, “Free Enterprise: An American History” (Yale UP, 2019)
“Free enterprise” is an everyday phrase that connotes an American common sense. It appears everywhere from political speeches to pop culture. And it is so central to the idea of the United States that some even labeled Christopher Columbus and the Pilgrims free enterprisers. In his new book, Free Enterprise:... Read More
Elizabeth D. Carney, “Eurydice and the Birth of Macedonian Power” (Oxford UP, 2019)
As the wife of a Macedonian king and the mother of three sons who would succeed him, Eurydice played an important role in Macedonia at an important moment in the kingdom’s history. In Eurydice and the Birth of Macedonian Power (Oxford University Press, 2019), Elizabeth Donnelly Carney draws upon recent... Read More
Tammy R. Vigil, “Moms in Chief: The Rhetoric of Republican Motherhood and the Spouses of Presidential Nominees, 1992-2016” (UP of Kansas, 2019)
Tammy Vigil’s new book, Moms in Chief: The Rhetoric of Republican Motherhood and the Spouses of Presidential Nominees, 1992-2016 (University Press of Kansas, 2019), examines the contemporary “first spouses” on the campaign trail, at the nominating conventions, and pays particular attention to how these women (and one man, the 2016... Read More
Chelene Knight, “Dear Current Occupant” (Book*hug, 2018)
Today, I’m talking with Chelene Knight. She’s written a new memoir called Dear Current Occupant (Book*hug, 2018). And as her title suggests, it’s a letter of sorts, one written to those people who might now be occupying one of many places she and her family lived back when she was... Read More
Cadwell Turnbull, “The Lesson” (Blackstone Publishing, 2019)
In Cadwell Turnbull’s The Lesson (Blackstone Publishing, 2019), the U.S. Virgin Islands serve as Earth’s entry point for the Ynaa, beings from a far corner of the universe whose intentions and desires are as complex as the humans who come to loathe them. The Ynaa (pronounced EE-nah) claim to come... Read More
Mark Winne, “Food Town USA: Seven Unlikely Cities that are Changing the Way We Eat” (Island Press, 2019)
Cities are extremely complex institutions to understand and are continually changing. A central place to make sense of the complexities of a city is the food that is grown and sold in these areas.  Mark Winne, author of Food Town USA: Seven Unlikely Cities that are Changing the Way We... Read More
Steven C. Hayes, “A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters” (Avery Group, 2019)
In his landmark new book, A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters (Avery Publishing Group, 2019), Dr. Steven C. Hayes, the originator and pioneering researcher into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) lays out the psychological flexibility skills that make it one of the most powerful approaches research has yet... Read More