New Books, 8/22/19

Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan.

“A secret pedophile ring servicing the city’s most powerful men, high-level cover-ups, international geopolitics and the involvement of a secretive unit of police officers tasked with tracking down and arresting homosexuals” — The Witchhunters.

A new life of Charlemagne.

The rise of the East India Company, by William Dalrymple.

Eric Foner arguing for Reconstruction as the “Second Founding”.

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook.

The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book.

Mmes Hilary and Chelsea Clinton profile “gutsy women”.

Malcolm Gladwell’s latest.

Transaction Man: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream.

N.T. Wright: The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians.

How the American Revolution Devastated the Globe.

Rich Lowry’s case for Nationalism.

A history of Chicago’s Jewish gangsters.

A global history of Maoism.

Matt Stoller’s new book Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy.

Gene Weingarten’s researches into the history of a single day plucked at random: Sunday, December 28, 1986.

India in the Persianate Age: 1000–1765.

A social history of the Debutante.

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth.

A.N. Wilson has a new biography of Prince Albert.

The King Over the Water: A Complete History of the Jacobites.