PositiveLibrary JournalLevy has given us a textbook on America that successfully explains history through an economic perspective ... This massive tome provides a clear narrative of how economic power in America has always resided with those rich enough to invest. An understanding of economic principles is helpful but not essential to following Levy’s analysis ... Levy makes a cohesive argument that provides a new perspective on the trajectory of the U.S. but will still feel familiar to any student of history.
PositiveLibrary JournalThis well-researched book provides a detailed history of the regulations and their ultimate benefit to both the American public and the free market ... Providing solid cases where government regulations helped to give Americans a better life, this will appeal to progressives looking for a history of their movement.
V. P. Franklin
PositiveLibrary Journal... authoritative ... Franklin provides a richer history of the young activists who marched in the South and provides an unflinching look at the brutality they faced. He also looks at the students who pushed for education reform and youth involvement in Black Power. It’s an empowering history of the work young activists have done throughout the 20th century ... Franklin’s history of student involvement in protest provides a rich historical perspective on the ongoing struggles for equality in the United States. Highly Recommended.
Charles M Blow
MixedLibrary JournalWhile the account evades some of the tougher questions on economic development and the dismantling of entrenched voter suppression, Blow does provide a compelling argument on how a second migration back to the South could prove a way forward for Black America ... Blow, who has followed his own advice and moved to the South, will find a readership in like-minded individuals who are seeing his argument play out in Georgia.
PositiveLibrary Journal... thouroughly researched ... A dramatic piece of nonfiction that recovers the history of a generation of leaders that helped create the environment for the civil rights battles in decades that followed Roosevelt’s death.
E. J. Koh
PositiveLibrary JournalA poignant transgenerational story of trauma and recovery in South Korea, Japan, and America.
PositiveLibrary Journal... accessible and well-researched ... fans of Disney and amusement park history will find compelling accounts of the work and innovation that resulted in a park that was organic in its creation. Readers of Chad Denver Emerson’s Project Future and Martin Sklar’s Dream It! Do It! will relish the stories from the cast of characters who worked long hours under extreme pressure to open the happiest place on Earth ... Much has already been written about Disney’s theme parks, but Snow’s readable business history explores the work and innovation that went into launching the park.
Mary M. Lane
MixedLibrary JournalWhat could have been an exploration of the continued ethical problems with the art world’s handling of these items instead becomes an overly simplistic cultural history of German artists and Hitler’s rise to power that covers the same ground as Susan Roland’s Hitler’s Art Thief. And while the Gurlitt family’s story provides a new view on culture in Nazi Germany, the author overall relies too much on well-trod history.
MixedLibrary JournalThese tales provide a new view of civil rights but can get weighed down with academic detail. The book will mostly appeal to historians interested in civil rights, especially those looking at the intersection of ecology and memory