Book Review

'Voyage of Mercy' tells resonant story of Americans aiding starving Ireland

Book review: Stephen Puleo's detailed history explores the charitable efforts Americans — rural and urban, immigrant and native-born, Christian, Quaker and Jewish — made to alleviate Irish suffering in the 1840s.

Book Review

Book on Civil War era activists has parallels to present moment

It will strike astute readers as unsurprising (and dispiriting) that today's critical questions surrounding gender and race were even more urgent for radical reformers throughout the 1800s.

Book Review

Act of resistance leaves unsettling questions

Book Review: Peter Duffy's absorbing history, a page-turner packed with colorful characters and events, paints a broader portrait of an angry, complex era that "precipitated a diplomatic controversy that engaged the highest levels of the American and Nazi governments."

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Portrait of Trump supporters misses key questions

Book Review: Overall, Ben Bradlee, Jr.'s book is an important addition to the booming cottage industry of what might be termed "white working-class studies." But it also misses an opportunity to pursue key questions about two of the hot-button topics — religion and immigration — that catapulted President Donald Trump to the White House.