Book Reviews

From Here to Infinity: A Vision for the Future of Science

Martin Rees. W. W. Norton, 2012. 144 pages. $23.95.

Germ Theory: Medical Pioneers in Infectious Diseases

Robert P. Gaynes. ASM Press, Wahington, D.C., 2011. $29.95.

The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency

Randall Kennedy. Pantheon Books, 2011. 336 pages. $26.95.

Kearny’s March: The Epic Creation of the American West, 1846-1847

Winston Groom. Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. 311 pages. $27.95.

Autobiography of Mark Twain. Vol. 1

Reader’s Edition. Harriet Elinor Smith, editor. Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, and Leslie Diane Myrick, associate editors. University of California Press, 2012. 414 pages. $26.95.

Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace

D.T. Max. Viking, 2012. 356 pages. $27.95.

The Politics of Climate Change

Anthony Giddens. Second edition. Polity Press, 2011. 272 pages. $19.95.

How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer

Sarah Bakewell. Other Press, 2010. 399 pages. $16.95.

America The Philosophical

Carlin Romano. Knopf, 2012. 672 pages. $35.00.

The Deliverance of Others: Reading Literature in a Global Age

David Palumbo-Liu. Duke University Press, 2012. 226 pages. $23.95.

A World in One Cubic Foot: Portraits of Biodiversity

David Liittschwager. University of Chicago Press, 2012. 204 pages. $45.00.

The Noir Forties: The American People from Victory to Cold War

Richard Lingeman. Nation Books, 2012. 420 pages. $29.99.