I feel like it's a holiday whenever new books arrive. Four new ones arrived yesterday. I only hope I can find time soon to read them.
Karl Boyd Brooks, Before Earth Day: The Origins of American Environmental Law, 1945-1970 (Kansas 2009).
Christopher Andrew, Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5 (Knopf 2009).
Mark A.R. Kleiman, When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton 2009).
Joel Mokyr, The Enlightened Economy: An Economic History of Britain 1700-1850 (Yale 2009).