Book Reviews

Inventing the Medium: Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Practice

Janet H. Murray. MIT Press, 2012. 483 pages. $50.00.

Essayists on the Essay: Montaigne to Our Time

Edited by Carl H. Klaus and Ned Stuckey-French. University of Iowa Press, 2012. 226 pages. $25.00.

Interviews with Artists, 1966-2012

Michael Peppiatt. Yale University Press, 2012. 420 pages. $40.00.

Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson

Joshua D. Rothman. University of Georgia Press, 2012. 440 pages. $29.95.

Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother

Eve LaPlante. Free Press, 2012. 368 pages. $26.00.

Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure

Tim Jeal. Yale University Press, 2012. 510 pages. $32.50.

The Art of Medicine: Over 2,000 Years of Images and Imagination

Julie Anderson, Emm Barnes, Emma Shackleton. Forward by Anthony Gormley. University of Chicago Press, 2011. 256 pages. $50.00.

Selected Poems

Robert Pinsky. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. 209 pages. $16.00.

American Diplomacy

George F. Kennan. Sixtieth-Anniversary Expanded Edition With a New Introduction by John J. Mearsheimer. University of Chicago Press, 2012. 192 pages. $17.00.

Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State

Dana Priest and William M. Arkin. Little, Brown and Company, 2011. 296 pages. $27.99.

The Sea Is My Brother

Jack Kerouac. Da Capo Press, 2012. 216 pages. $23.00.

Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing

Peter Elbow. Oxford University Press, 2012. 456 pages. $19.95.