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Volume 5, Issue 2 of The AAG Review of Books has now been published online. This quarterly online journal publishes scholarly reviews of recent books related to geography, public policy and international affairs. It also features review essays reflecting on several books on a particular theme, and book review with multiple contributors discussing a title.

In the first four years of the journal’s publication more than 250 books were reviewed. You can search the full list of books reviewed by title, author, reviewer, theme and other categories using our new database.

Each issue, the Editor chooses two items to feature; these are made available free of charge. In this issue you can read the following for free:

Book review essay on Is This America? Katrina as Cultural Trauma; Oil and Water: Media Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster; Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith: New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina; and Hurricane Katrina and the Forgotten Coast of Mississippi
Book review essay on Between the World and Me; Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea; Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics; and The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir

AAG members receive online access to all past and current issues of The AAG Review of Books — go to the Members Only page and log in using your AAG member ID and password, then choose Publications on the top menu and navigate to the AAG Journals page.

All content older than a year is completely free access, ensuring that these insightful reviews are available to all.

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