Book Reviews

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.

Alive Still: Nell Blaine American Painter

Cathy Curtis. Oxford University Press, 2019. 304 pages. $34.95.

Why Chimpanzees Can’t Learn Language and Only Humans Can

Herbert S. Terrace. Columbia University Press, 2019. 219 pages. $28.00.

American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

Victoria Johnson. Liveright, 2018. 461 pages. $29.95.

Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

Anne Frank. Adapted by Ari Folman. Illustrations by David Polonsky. Pantheon Books, 2018. $24.95.

Barnum: An American Life

Robert Wilson. Simon & Schuster, 2019. 341 pages. $28.00.

Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War

Duncan White. Custom House, 2019. 782 pages. $32.50.

Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Thor Hanson. Basic Books, 2019. 305 pages. $27.00.

Pieter Bruegel and the Idea of Human Nature

Elizabeth Alice Honig. Reaktion Books, 2019. 269 pages. $22.50.