A round-up from the reviews this weekend, of books that appeal.
I have a review copy of Will Hutton’sIt came with firm instructions not to break the 12 Feb embargo, but it was reviewed in the FT this weekend, so I’ll read & review it soon. Also in the FT were reviews of the fabulous-sounding by Rebecca Spang and also by Jill Leovy.
[amazon_image id=”1408705311″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]How Good We Can Be: Ending the Mercenary Society and Building a Great Country[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0674047036″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Stuff and Money in the Time of the French Revolution[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0385529988″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America[/amazon_image]
On which subject, the new (to the UK) book by Bryan Stevenson,, sounds from the profile of Stevenson in The Observer to be essential. There is an extract here. My eyes were first opened to this issue by a long Adam Gopnik essay in the New Yorker in 2012. But even that clear-eyed view underplays the racism of the American police and ‘justice’ system.
[amazon_image id=”B00PBVBL8S” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Just Mercy: a story of justice and redemption[/amazon_image]
There have been a few reviews now – including this by John Naughton – of Andrew Keen’s, and I mustn’t let reading those be an excuse for not reading the book.
[amazon_image id=”B00Q1UFD3M” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Internet is Not the Answer[/amazon_image]
I’ve just ordered for my wannabe graphic artist sonby Scott McCloud.
[amazon_image id=”1596435739″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Sculptor[/amazon_image]