Book Reviews

The Lost Books of Jane Austen

Janine Barchas. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019. 284 pages. $35.00.

Nightmare Factories: The Asylum in the American Imagination

Troy Rondinone. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019. 334 pages. $34.95.

Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War

David Silkenat. University of North Carolina Press, 2019. 358 pages. $39.95.

Francis: A Life in Songs

Ann Wroe. Jonathan Cape, 2018. 191 pages. $20.04.

Fruit from the Sands: The Silk Road Origins of the Foods We Eat

Robert N. Spengler III. University of California Press, 2019. 392 pages. $34.95.

Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem

Michael Schmidt. Princeton University Press, 2019. 192 pages. $24.95.

Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity

Nick Bunker. Vintage (reprint edition), 2019. 464 pages. $18.00.

Polygamy: An Early American History

Sarah M.S. Pearsall. Yale University Press, 2019. 416 pages. $38.00.

Going To College In The Sixties

John R. Thelin. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. 224 pp. $34.95.

Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung

Nina MacLaughlin. FSG Originals, 2019. 352 pages. $16.00.

The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

Joanne B. Freeman. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. 480 pages. $28.00.

Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth’s Most Awesome Creatures

Nick Pyenon. Viking Press, 2018. 336 pages. $27.00.