5 New Books We Recommend

March 15, 2018

The New York Times, "Book Review," 3.15.18

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5 New Books We Recommend

The New York Times, "Book Review," 3.15.18

BEHEMOTH: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World, by Joshua B. Freeman. In this rich and ambitious history, Joshua B. Freeman depicts a world in retreat that still looms large in the national imagination. He traces the rise of the factory and how it became entwined with Enlightenment ideas of progress. 'Now that factory work and stable, blue-collar jobs are such potent sources of nostalgia,' our critic Jennifer Szalai writes, 'it can be hard to recall how truly disruptive the manufacturing age was. Freeman does a superb job of reminding us.'"