News and Reviews



Vice Capades

Mark Stein

Review in Inside Higher Ed:

“There is something amusing, but also intriguing, about seeing examples from history of people working themselves up into a righteous frenzy of alarm and condemnation about, say, juggling, which was illegal in some of the early American colonies.”



Saving One’s Own

Mordecai Paldiel

Review essay in The Jewish Home:

Saving One’s Own is filled with story after story illustrating the great pains these Jewish heroes went through to save their fellow Jews at tremendous risk to their own lives.”



Should I Still Wish

John W. Evans

Praise from Kenyon Review:

“The richness of his perceptions, his intelligence and his honesty are arresting.”


Baseball’s Power Shift

Krister Swanson

Review in Pacific Historical Review:

“…Krister Swanson traces the dramatic revolution for baseball labor: from underpaid workers to free-agent millionaires, and from ungrateful slackers to entitled entertainers.”


Portrait of an Island

Mark Hinchman

Praise from H-France Review:

“The book is a well-researched, well-documented, and well-argued piece of scholarship. One of its strengths is the constant dialogue between primary and secondary sources and between the past and the present, and the use of microhistory.”



The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner

Edited by Ron Rappoport

Review essay from The Weekly Standard:

“Rapoport’s excellent introductions and notes capture how vital newspapers once were in the life of the country. They were the cheapest and most accessible form of entertainment, and Lardner, writing a thousand words a day six days a week, turned his column into a one-man variety show, filling space with poems, plays, song lyrics, fables, bogus correspondence, and anything else that would consume column inches​—​even sports.”


Irwin Klein and the New Settlers

Edited by Benjamin Klein

Review from H-1960s:

“While the bulk of the book is the images taken by Irwin Klein between 1967 and 1971, one would be remiss to ignore the accompanying essays.”




Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt

Review from The International Examiner:

JewAsian is a concise book that covers a remarkable amount of ground in a clear and comprehensive way… a thoughtful, engaging, and relevant read given that American society is in the midst of unprecedented religious and ethnic changes.”




John Florio & Ouisie Shapiro


Authors interviewed on The Leonard Lopate Show.


Safia Elhillo


Author featured in i-D Magazine.


Mark Hollabaugh


Author interviewed on WTIP Community Radio.


Louis A. Del Monte


Author interviewed on Blog Talk Radio.


Rabbi Jeff Salkin


Author interviewed on Jewish Sacred Aging. 


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