Last Updated September 24, 2014
The New Eagles Encyclopedia was reviewed in the Patriot-News on September 16. The review read, "Didinger isn't just one of the most knowledgeable pro football experts on this planet, he's one of the game's very best writers.... That explains the effortless lilt and flow of the prose in a tome of 440 pages. It concentrates not as much on games as on people, a lot of good and interesting people the author knows well.... For not just Eagles fans but anyone looking for a great read."
Praise for Edward Berger's Softly, with Feeling in the September 2014 issue of Jazz Journal. The review read, "Joe gives a lucid account of the techniques of playing in a big band, notably the first trumpet role.... Berger's annotation is meticulous and there is a good discography - you'll be amazed at the range of Wilder's participations.... Berger is a distinguished writer.... He is a most assiduous researcher and writes with impressive style and fluency. ln Joe Wilder he has laid claim to an outstanding career that needed documenting. Joe's superb memory gives him great riches, and Berger has produced one of the most absorbing books on jazz for some time."
Constructing the Enemy, by Rajini Srikanth, was reviewed in The Year's Work in English Studies. The review, which appeared in the section on American Literature: The Twentieth Century, read, "Srikanth adopts the most biting critical project in 2012 in Constructing the Enemy to discuss cultural studies understandings of the legal and literary products arising from the conditions subsequent to 11 September 2001 in America.... [S]he creates a unified and continuously unfolding argument by centring her attention on empathy as a trope... [T]he critical argument here is both effective and in need of critical response and expansion, the book reads like an extremely effective seminar retracing empathy in American literary culture, which may very well inspire readers to pedagogical or curricular innovations."
Mobilizing Gay Singapore, by Lynette Chua, was reviewed in The Asian Review of Books on September 24. The review read, "[A] very welcome addition to the LGBT literature about South-East Asia.... Mobilizing Gay Singapore fills a void in foreigners' understanding of gay issues in Singapore. It will remain for some time the standard work on the subject and is a very welcome addition to the LGBT canon."
Last Updated September 16, 2014
The New Eagles Encyclopedia was reviewed in the Bucks County Local News on September 12. The review read, "Among the things that make The New Eagles Encyclopedia a must-have for all who bleed green is the entertainingly written summaries of every playoff game — good, bad and ugly; a complete summary of Andy Reid's tenure as head coach (his 140 wins are, by far, the most in team history); new entries on coach Chip Kelly, former quarterback Michael Vick and stars Nick Foles and LeSean McCoy; a new chapter on the rivalry with the hated Dallas Cowboys; and expanded, feel-good chapters on hall of fame Eagles and milestone moments in team history, both good and controversial.... The photos are a treat too.... The New Eagles Encyclopedia doubles as the ultimate fan argument-settler, and a soothing balm for after those inevitable losses to remind you that things will get better."
Free Time, by Benjamin Hunnicutt, was reviewed in the September 2014 issue of Monthly Labor Review. The review read, "Hunnicutt's arguments resonate.... I recommend this book highly to those looking for a fresh perspective on the longstanding issue of the work–leisure tradeoff.... Hunnicutt's thorough research and meticulous sampling of quotations serve as undeniable evidence that there once was a vision of Higher Progress that even the most hardcore skeptic can't deny and that there could be one again. The book serves as a timely eye opener for any American worker to conduct a self-evaluation of the question 'Am I living to work, or working to live?'"
Men and Masculinities featured reviews of Temple University Press titles in two consecutive issues.
• The August 2014 issue featured a review of Adia Harvey Wingfield's No More Invisible Man. The review read, "No More Invisible Man fills a major gap in the literature by making visible the experiences of the approximately 25 percent of black men who are employed in professional/managerial jobs in the United States.... This is a ' 'must read' for scholars and students interested in marginalized masculinities, workplace inequality, and intersectionality.... The book provides vivid examples of the complex ways that men are both disadvantaged and privileged in white, male-dominated professional occupations."
• The October 2014 issue featured a review of Men's College Athletics and the Politics of Racial Equality by Gregory Kaliss. The review read, "Men's College Athletics and the Politics of Racial Equality is a highly engaging and insightful study that situates these black athletes in a wider cultural context and that is able to demonstrate what they represented for different sections of society."