Nonfiction on Lincoln’s Assassination and Roosevelt’s Singular Presidency | Xpress Reviews

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Canavan’s “good read” on the minutiae of LIncoln’s death won’t much change what we already know; Daniels’s readable but dense volume on FDR will appeal primarily to scholars for its often useful and interesting commentary

Nonfiction on Walter Noble Burns, Lincoln, Classical Music, Mexico, China, Buddhism | Xpress Reviews

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Wild West history, more Lincoln scholarship, a demystification of classical music, a memoir of moving to Mexico, China’s plans with regard to global domination, and a well-organized collection on Buddhism, with a noble cast of characters

Nonfiction: Lincoln’s Dog, Burroughs’s Pix, War on Terror, Evolution, Human Rights, Math | Xpress Reviews

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How Burroughs’s wrote, truth behind national parks, war on terror reference, an exquisitely conceived book on women in charge, Bill Nye on life’s origins, a scholarly look at human rights law, and the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia

Nonfiction: the Bronx, Herzl, the Great Migration, Plus-Size Models, NLF Players, More | Xpress Reviews

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Growing up in the Bronx, a fascinating intellectual biography, the experiences of African American girls in the Great Migration, plus-size models, life after professional football, Fanny Seward and the Civil War

Lincoln, 150 Years On | Collection Development: Lincoln’s Legacy

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The vast amount of literature on Abraham Lincoln is almost unmatched in the English language. Interest in our 16th president has never abated, and these 34 titles will enlighten some, disillusion others, and stand as a basic resource.

Period Pieces

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Recent historical fiction.

Lessons from Lincoln

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Recent titles on Lincoln from the September 1, 2013 issue.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, March 15, 2013

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Chagnon’s time among the Yanomamö, Lincoln’s time among Congressmen, exercise advice from 50 Cent, more on Butch and Sundance from Hatch, New Deal historiography, loving writing letters, Mary Robinson and human rights, the icon known as Prince

Lincoln: Core Titles | Wyatt’s World

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Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln biopic opens nationwide this week, and with the growing buzz about the film comes more focused interest in the President. The movie draws from Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals, but there are many other titles that provide insight into the character and times of Lincoln, such as the five core works […]

Social Sciences Reviews, August 2012

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Social Sciences Reviews, August 2012