A History of the American Prosperity Gospel.
By Kate Bowler. Oxford Univ. Press. 337 pp. $34.95
A CALL TO ARMS:
Mobilizing America for World War II.
By Maury Klein. Bloomsbury Press. 897 pp. $40
Abandoned buildings may yet be redeemed.
THE END OF NIGHT:
Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light.
By Paul Bogard. Little, Brown. 325 pp. $27
Which college-educated women say they’re happiest?
Why do home sellers still use real-estate brokers?
A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America.
By Jon Mooallem. Penguin Press. 339 pp. $27.95
Foreign-policy elites really are smarter than the rest of us.
The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
By Boris Kachka. Simon & Schuster. 448 pp. $28
Threats gather while scholars fiddle with formulas and theories.