Book Review Archive

Apple, Rima D., Gregory J. Downey, and Stephen L. Vaughn, editors, Science in Print: Essays on the History of Science and the Culture of Print . Reviewed by Thomas J. Misa, March 2013.

Bagnall, Roger S., Everyday Writing in the Greco-Roman East. Reviewed by Thomas G. Palaima, September 6, 2011.

Bann, Stephen, Art and the Early Photographic Album. Reviewed by Jeffrey Mifflin, 2012.

Basbanes, Nicholas A., On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History. Reviewed by William F. Meehan III, January 2014.

Bivens-Tatum, Wayne, Libraries and the Enlightenment. Reviewed by Patrick M. Valentine, August 2012.

Blair, Amy L., Reading Up: Middle-Class Readers and the Culture of Success in the Early Twentieth-Century United States. Reviewed by Eric Novotny, September 2012.

Blair, Ann M., Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age. Reviewed by Matthew Z. Heintzelman, October 2013.

Blouin Jr., Francis X. and Rosenberg, William G., Processing the Past: Contesting Authority in History and Archives. Reviewed by Jeffrey Mifflin, September 6, 2011.

Blum, Rudolf, Translated by Hans H. Wellisch, Kallimachos: The Alexandrian Library and the Origins of Bibliography Reviewed by William F. Meehan III, February 16, 2012.

Bruce, Lorne D., Places to Grow: Public Libraries and Communities in Ontario 1930-2000. Reviewed by Peter F. McNally, September 6, 2011.

Brown-Syed, Christopher, Parents of Invention: The Development of Library Automation Systems in the Late 20th Century. Reviewed by Thomas J. Misa, September 2012.

Burns, Andrea A., From Storefront to Monument: Tracing the Public History of the Black Museum Movement. Reviewed by Ethelene Whitmire, September 2014.

Cordón-Garcia, José-Antonio, Julío Alonso-Arévalo, Raquel Gómez-Díaz, and Daniel Linder, Social Reading: Platforms, Applications, Clouds and Tags. Reviewed by Paula L. Webb, September 2014.

Dackerman, Susan, Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe. Reviewed by Jeffrey Mifflin, Septemeber 2012.

Dallasta, Federica, Eredità di Carta: Biblioteche private e circolazione libraria nella Parma farnesiana (1545-1731). Reviewed by Francesca Giannetti, February 16, 2012.

Daly, Christopher B., Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism. Reviewed by James W. Cortada, September 2012.

Dane, Joseph A., What Is a Book? The Study of Early Printed Books. Reviewed by Patrick M. Valentine, August 2012.

Dick, Archie L., The Hidden History of South Africa's Book and Reading Cultures. Reviewed by Anthony Olden, October 2013.

Dyrbye, Martin, Mäkinnen, Ilka, Reimo, Tiu, and Torstensson, Magnus, Library Spirit in the Nordic and Baltic Countries: Historical Perspectives. Reviewed by Hermina Anghelescu, May 19, 2011.

Edsel, Robert M., The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History. Reviewed by Cara M. Huweiler, May 19, 2011.

Edwards, Julie Biando and Edwards, Stephen P., Beyond Article 19: Libraries and Social and Cultural Rights. Reviewed by Dr. Brendan F. R. Edwards, September 6, 2011.

Eichhorn, Kate, The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order. Reviewed by Kate Collins, September 2014.

Erekson, Keith A., Everybody’s History: Indiana’s Lincoln Inquiry and the Quest to Reclaim a President’s Past. Reviewed by Paula L. Webb, December 2012.

Ernst, Wolfgang, Digital Memory and the Archive. Reviewed by Peter Ward, March 2014.

Etherington, Don, Bookbinding and Conservation: A Sixty-Year Odyssey of Art and Craft. Reviewed by Roberta Pilette, May 19, 2011.

Feindel, William, Elizabeth Maloney, and Pamela Miller, Sir William Osler: The Man and His Books. Reviewed by Michael Bliss, September 2012.

Ferguson, James, John Alexander Ferguson: Preserving Our Past, Inspiring Our Future. Reviewed by Eileen Chanin, October 2012.

Gleick, James, The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood. Reviewed by Christopher McDonald, May 19, 2011.

Gold, Matthew K., editor, Debates in the Digital Humanities. Reviewed by The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, March 2013.

Gouriévidis, Laurence, The Dynamics of Heritage: History, Memory and the Highland Clearances. Reviewed by Jennifer K. Sheehan, June 2012.

Gracy, David B., The State Library and Archives of Texas: A History, 1835-1962. Reviewed by Peter Gottlieb, May 19, 2011.

Hedstrom, Matthew S., The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century. Reviewed by Peter Ward, October 2013.

Higgins, Hannah B., and Douglas Kahn, editors, Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Computing and the Foundation of the Digital Arts. Reviewed by Salvador P. Barragan, January 2014.

Hinks, John and Day, Matthew, From Compositors to Collectors: Essays on Book-Trade History. Reviewed by Michael Laird, September 2012.

Jackson, Andrew P., Julius Jefferson Jr. and Akilah S. Nosakhere, editors, The 21st-Century Black Librarian in America: Issues & Challenges. Reviewed by Goldwynn Lewis, May 2014.

Jenkin, Elsenore Janis, Jean Primrose Whyte: A Professional Biography. Reviewed by Michael Dzanko, May 16, 2011.

Knight, Stan, Historical Types from Gutenberg to Ashendene. Reviewed by Peter F. McNally, January 2014.

Kramp, Robert Scott, The Great Depression: Its Impact on Forty-Six Large American Public Libraries. Reviewed by Arthur P. Young, May 19, 2011.

Kreneck, Thomas H. and Saxon, Gerald D., Collecting Texas: Essays on Texana Collectors and the Creation of Research Libraries. Reviewed by Thomas A. Bolze, May 16, 2011.

Lang, Anouk, editor, From Codex to Hypertext: Reading at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century. Reviewed by James W. Cortada, March 2013.

Lyons, Martin and Jean-Yves Mollier, editors, Histoire et civilisation du livre: Pour une histoire transnationale du livre. Reviewed by Mary Niles Maack, May, 2014.

Mandelbrote, Giles and Taylor, Barry, Libraries within the Library: The Origins of the British Library's Printed Collections. Reviewed by J. Greg Matthews, May 19, 2011.

Miller, Bonnie M., From Liberation to Conquest: The Visual and Popular Cultures of the Spanish-American War of 1898. Reviewed by Cecelia Bonnor, October 2013.

Misa, Thomas J., Digital State: The Story of Minnesota's Computing Industry. Reviewed by Paul E. Ceruzzi, May 2014.

Morishita, Masaaki, The Empty Museum: Western Cultures and the Artistic Field in Modern Japan. Reviewed by Andrew B. Wertheimer, September 2012.

Nelson, Adam R. and John L. Rudolph, editors, Education and the Culture of Print in Modern America. Reviewed by Thomas J. Misa

Nyburn, Anna, From Leipzig to London: The Life and Work of the Émigré Artist Hellmuth Weissenborn. Reviewed by Amy Andres, May 2014.

Parada, Alejandro E., El Dédalo y su ovillo: ensayos sobre la palpitante cultura impresa en la Argentina. Reviewed by David Block, January 2014.

Parisian, Catherine M., The First White House Library: A History and Annotated Catalogue. Reviewed by Wade Garrison, May 19, 2011.

Pawley, Christine, Reading Places: Literacy, Democracy, and the Public Library in Cold War America. Reviewed by Wendy Korwin, May 19, 2011.

Pawley, Christine and Louise S. Robbins, editors, Libraries and the Reading Public in Twentieth-Century America. Reviewed by Edward A. Goedeken, March 2014.

Pearson, David, Books as History: The Importance of Books Beyond Their Texts. Reviewed by James W. Cortada, March 2014.

Piggott, Michael, Archives and Societal Provenance: Australian Essays. Reviewed by Morgan Gieringer, September 2014.

Rouse, Richard H. and Mary A. Rouse, Bound Fast With Letters: Medieval Writers, Readers, and Texts. Reviewed by Joseph Pucci, March 2014.

Roy, Loriene, Anjali Bhasin, and Sarah K. Arriaga, Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums: preserving our language, memory, and lifeways. Reviewed by Brendan F.R. Edwards, September 2012.

Schuette, Shirley and Sawyer, Nathania, From Carnegie to Cyberspace: 100 Years at the Central Arkansas Library System. Reviewed by Scott A. Curtis, May 16, 2011.

Sedo, DeNel Rehberg, Reading Communities from Salons to Cyberspace. Reviewed by Susan K. Burke., September 2012.

Silver, Joel, Dr. Rosenbach and Mr. Lilly: Book Collecting in a Golden Age. Reviewed by Jennifer Burek-Pierce, September 2012.

Simmons, Diedre, Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives. Reviewed by Ian Wilson, May 19, 2011.

Slayton, Rebecca, Arguments that Count: Physics, Computing, and Missile Defense, 1949-2012. Reviewed by Paul N. Edwards, September 2014.

Staikos, Konstantinos, The History of the Library in Western Civilization: From Petrarch to Michelangelo. Reviewed by Jennifer K. Sheehan, August 2012.

Swigger, Boyd Keith, The MLS Project: An Assessment after Sixty Years. Reviewed by Bernadette G. Callery, May 16, 2011.

Tanselle, Thomas G., Other People's Books: Association Copies and the Stories They Tell. Reviewed by Michael Laird, September 6, 2011.

Too, Yun Lee, The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World. Reviewed by Patrick Valentine, September 6, 2011.

Valentine, Patrick M., A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes. Reviewed by Cecilia Bonner, May 2014.

Wadsworth, Sarah and Wayne A. Weigand, Right Here I See My Own Books. Reviewed by Morgan Davis Gieringer, March 2013.

Wiegand, Wayne A., Main Street Public Library: Community Places and Reading Spaces in the Rural Heartland. Reviewed by Edward A. Goedeken, Septemebr 2012.

Wilkie, Everett C., Lilly Texana: one hundred eighty broadsides and other ephemera relating to Texas printed and published in Mexico before 1849 in the Lilly Library of Indiana University. Reviewed by Ivey Glendon, September 2012.

Wosh, Peter J., Waldo Gifford Leland and the Origins of the American Archival Profession. Reviewed by Eleanor Dickson, August 2012.

Zanish-Belcher, Tanya and Anke Voss, Perspectives on Women's Archives. Reviewed by Wendy Korwin, September 2014.