Book Reviews

The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America

T. H. Breen (ΦBK, Northwestern University). Belknap, Harvard University Press, 2019. 261 pages. $29.95.

The New Smart: How Nurturing Creativity Will Help Children Thrive

Terry Roberts. Turner Publishing Company, 2019. 156 pages. $16.99.

The Long Grass

Lisa Rhoades. Saint Julian Press, 2020. 88 pages. $16.00.

A History of the Bible: The Story of the World’s Most Influential Book

John Barton. Viking, 2019. 613 pages. $35.00.

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.