Thanks to the Christian Science Monitor, which this week first named Union to their list of the Top Ten June Books, and now has this excellent review from Steve Donoghue.
The review concludes with:
“Woodard describes facets of “an intellectual battle of the highest possible stakes” that raged over the rough century his book chronicles. The stakes are nothing short of determining how a nation thinks about itself, how it teaches posterity about itself. In “Union,” that battle sprawls out of the narrow confines of academia and embroils the entire country – and the fight is ongoing.”
For some prepub reviews of Union, check out this post (Library Journal, American Scholar) and this one (Kirkus, Booklist.)
My next virtual book event is June 28 with Politics and Prose (and NPR’s Tom Gjelten interviewing me) from Washington. Details here. (I got to know Gjelten after reviewing his excellent book on the ramifications of the 1965 Immigration Act, A Nation of Nations, in the Washington Post.)