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What book reviewers are saying this week

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WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING...

CAPITOL MEN: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen
By Philip Dray / Houghton Mifflin
“Dray casts fresh light on the positive aspects of Reconstruction and ... dramatizes its negative side. His well-researched book  ... offers a collective biography of several black congressmen in the South during Reconstruction who bravely took a public stance against racial prejudice.”
DAVID S. REYNOLDS, The New York Times
IN COD WE TRUST: Living the Norwegian Dream
By Eric Dregni / University of Minnesota Press
“[A] distinctly personal tale of a year spent in Norway ... as [the author] traces ... his great-grandfather Ellef’s 1893 journey from the deepest branch of the storied Sognefjord to Minnesota.”
– CHUCK HAGA, Minneapolis Star Tribune

THE WHISKEY REBELS: A Novel
By David Liss / Random House
“Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton triggers the novel’s action .... [with his] whiskey tax ... that ignited the historical Whiskey Rebellion.... educational, entertaining and thoughtful.”
DAVID HENDRICKS, San Antonio Express-News

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