Nonfiction: Sports Writing, China, Elizabeth Bishop, Obesity, Russia, Space Travel | Xpress Reviews


Ajayi calls to mind Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist; recommended for sports nuts; an in-depth look at power in China; for poetry lovers, writers, literature enthusiasts, and fans of Elizabeth Bishop; a new look at obesity; a reinvigorated review of Cold War events; witticisms, pictures, and graphics about astronomy

Life During Wartime | Classic Returns

Blood Brothers

A pre–Memorial Day “Classic Returns” looks at war stories and tales of survival during wartime.

China: Reference eReviews


As of July 2014, China continues to be the world’s most populous country. The resources we examine here focus on the China of today and look at the country’s past, from China Data Online to Policing the Shanhai International Settlement, 1894–1945.

Short Takes


Reference Short Takes.

Social Sciences Reviews | September 1, 2013


Reviews of Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China, I Am Troy Davis, and Reflections on Judging, plus a full list of Social Sciences reviews from the September 1, 2013 issue.

Social Sciences Reviews, Sept. 1, 2012


Reviews of Alexander V. Pantsov and Steven I. Levine’s Mao: The Real Story, Ava Chamberlain’s The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle, and Evan Thomas’s Ike’s Bluff, plus a full list of social sciences reviews from the Sept. 1 issue.

China’s Great Famine, August 2012


China’s Great Famine, August 2012