Book Reviews

A Spy Among Friends
Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Ben Macintyre
Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times H. W. Brands
Bald Eagle, The
TThe Improbable History of America’s Bird
Jack E. Davis
Ballot Battles
The History of Disputed Elections in the United States
Edward B. Foley
Baseball 100, The Joe Posnanski
Berlin Project, The Gregory Benford
Book of the Dead, The (anthology) Jared Shurin (ed)
Caesar’s Last Breath
Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us
Sam Kean
Catastrophe: 1914
Europe Goes to War
Max Hastings
Checkmate in Berlin
The Cold War Showdown that Shaped the Modern World
Giles Minton
Checkpoint Charlie
The Cold War, the Berlin Wall and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth
Iain MacGregor
Columbus: The Four Voyages Laurence Bergreen
A New History of Spanish Discovery and Conquest
Fernando Cervantes
A Personal History of Habsburg Europe
Simon Winder
Dark Matter Blake Crouch
Decoding the Heavens
A 2000-Year Old Computer – And the Century Long Search to Discover its Secrets
Jo Marchant
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom Cory Doctorow
How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization
Edward Slingerland
Eighty Days
Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History Making Race Around the World
Matthew Goodman
Einstein’s Clocks, Poincaré s Maps Peter Galison
Ends of the World, The
Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions
Peter Brannen
Famous Works of Art – And How They Got That Way John B. Nici
Field of Blood, The
Violence in Congress and the Road to the Civil War
Joanne B. Freeman
Finder Suzanne Palmer
Firebreak Nicole Kornher-Stace
Fleet of Worlds (Series) Larry Niven and Edward Lerner
The Deadliest Man-Made Disaster of 20th-Century America and the Making of Modern Los Angeles
Jon Wilkman
Game Must Go On, The
Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray, and the Great Days of Baseball on the Home Front in WWII
John Klima
God’s Shadow
Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World
Alan Mikhail
Hammer and Tickle
A History of Communism Told Through Communist Jokes
Ben Lewis
Head On
A Novel of the Near Future
John Scalzi
Heaven’s Ditch
God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal
Jack Kelly
Heirs of the Founders
The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants
H.W. Brands
Here is Where
Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History
Andrew Carroll
History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, The Edward Gibbon
How to Invent Everything
A Field Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler
Ryan North
Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution Thomas P. Slaughter
Infected Scott Sigler
The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous With American History
Yunte Huang
Reagan’s Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power
Malcolm Byrne
Last Unicorn, The
A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures
William DeBuys
Laundry Files, The (series) Charles Stross
Man who Ended War, The Hollis Godfrey
Mars Girl Jeff Garrity
Night Land, The William Hope Hodgson
Operation Nemesis
The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide
Eric Bogosian
Oscar Charleston:
The Life and Legend of Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Player
Jeremy Beer
A Journey Through Earth’s Extinct Worlds
Thomas Halliday
Paradox Bound Peter Clines
Ready Player One Ernest Cline
Reboots: Undead Can Dance Mercedes Lackey and Cody Martin
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Stories From ‘The Sun’ Edward Page Mitchell
Strange Case of Dr. Doyle, The
A Journey into Madness and Mayhem
Daniel Friedman, MD and Eugene Friedman, MD
Taking of K-129, The
How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History
Josh Dean
Tango War, The
The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds, and Riches of Latin American During World War II
Mary Jo McConohay
Then Everything Changed
Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan
Jeff Greenfield
Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense
The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy
Dan Abrams and David Fisher
Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension Matt Parker
Through the Perilous Fight
Six Weeks that Saved the Nation
Steve Vogel
Time Salvager Wesley Chu
Time Travel James Gleick
The 1964-65 World’s Fair and the Transformation of America
Joseph Tirella
Weird, The (anthology) Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (ed.)
World Beneath Their Feet, The
Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas
Scott Ellsworth
World War I: The African Front
An Imperial War on the African Continent
Edward Paice
World War II (series) Time Life Books