There are a lot of new releases this week, on all sorts of topics, with a surprising number of titles hitting the street on Thursday instead of Tuesday. I don't know what to tell you about that, but if any of these interest you don't make a special trip to the bookstore until you check the release date.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Growing up the son of
an American icon, the son of a cokehead, the son of a hardscrabble Texas family.
Political activism in and exile from Iran,
political activism and search for enlightenment in Tibet.
HISTORY, POLITICS, SOCIOLOGY
Historian and environmentalist Douglas Brinkley's account of
the Alaskan wilderness movement, from 1879 to 1960.
For military history enthusiasts, Stephen Budiansky's study of the War of 1812.
The sociology of recession and of games.
Now for the fun stuff.
I have only read one of the fiction new releases--The Weird Sisters, which I quite liked and reviewed yesterday--but several of them look good to me. (And I just want to make the observation, for whatever it's worth, that Jed Rubenfeld is the husband of
Amy Chua, whose controversial memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
was released last week.)
Have you reviewed any recent new releases? Link up your review below, and make my readers your readers.