New Books, 6/21/2020

A history of the Medici.

A history of solitude.

A history of the Habsburgs.

The invention of cultural anthropology.

A biography of Francesco di Marco Datini, Renaissance merchant.

A new biography of John Adams.

A history of secret CIA paramilitaries.

The memoirs of Chasten Buttigieg.

James Baldwin’s America.

A biography of the Sun King.

A new history of the Anglo-Saxons.

The Essential Scalia.

The American railroad barons.

A group biography of Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Ernst Cassirer.

A three-volume set of N.T. Wright’s collected essays.

A history of the secret police in Communist Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Eastern Germany

A history of the German revolution in 1918.

Sid Meier’s Memoir!: A Life in Computer Games.

Robert Bartlett’s new history of dynastic politics in medieval Europe.

A biography of Margaret Beaufort, Mother of the Tudors.

A new biography of Toussaint Louverture.

A portrait of Baltimore in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray.

A new biography of Joseph McCarthy, “the most dangerous demagogue in history”(?).

A biography of Joseph Strang, an American con man.

The second volume of Volker Ullrich’s biography of Hitler.


In Defense of Looting.

AN Wilson’s new book on Dickens.