By CATHERINE L. EVANS

Review of An Organ of Murder: Crime, Violence, and Phrenology in Nineteenth-Century America, by Courtney E. Thompson

By JOHN HAVARD

Review of Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire, by Tom Zoellner

By MARGOT TUDOR

Review of War: How Conflict Shaped Us, by Margaret MacMillan 

By ASHEESH KAPUR SIDDIQUE

Review of Office by Sheila Liming, and The Filing Cabinet: A Vertical History of Information, by Craig Robertson

By DEREK DUNNE

Review of Literary Forgery in Early Modern Europe, 1450-1800 edited by Walter Stephens and Earle A. Havens, assisted by Janet E. Gomez