Saturday, July 04, 2009

This Week's Acquisitions

Here's what arrived this week. The Brattle's review copy shelves will be the death of me yet.

- The Book of William: How Shakespeare's First Folio Conquered the World by Paul Collins (Bloomsbury, 2009). Publisher. Review coming later today.

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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham (Random House, 2009). Brattle.

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A Brave Vessel: The True Tale of the Castaways Who Rescued Jamestown and Inspired Shakespeare'sThe Tempest by Hobson Woodward (Viking, 2009). Brattle. Hobson's a coworker of mine, so I've really been looking forward to this one.

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The Book in America: A History of the Making and Selling of Books in the United States by Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt, Lawrence C. Wroth and Rollo Silver (R.R. Bowker, 1951). Brattle.

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John Jay: Founding Father by Walter Stahr (Hambledon, 2006). Brattle.

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Samuel Johnson and the Life of Reading by Robert DeMaria, Jr. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009). Brattle.

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Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson by Peter C. Mancall (Basic Books, 2009). Brattle.

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Curiosities of Literature: A Feast for Book Lovers by John Sutherland (Skyhorse, 2009). Brattle.

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So Long as Men Can Breathe: The Untold Story of Shakespeare's Sonnets by Clinton Heylin (Da Capo Press, 2009). Brattle.

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Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist by Thomas Levenson (Houghton Mifflin, 2009). Brattle.

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