Reviews of the Book

 

      General Interest

      Publications

 

Harper’s, June 21, 2020. “New Books,” by Julian Lucas.  

 

The Point, July 27, 2020. “Charismatic Models,” by Scott Spillman. Featured on “Arts and Letters Daily.”  

 

TLS, July 31, 2020. “Great Men, Great Myths: The Complex Relationship Between Charisma and Celebrity,” by Sudhir Hazareesingh. Featured on “Arts and Letters Daily.” 

 

TLS Weekly Podcast, July 31, 2020. 

 

The Washington Examiner, August 6, 2020. “The Original Populists,” by Robert Gerwarth.

 

The New Republic, August 17, 2020. “Can Democracy Handle Charisma?” by Ian Beacock. 

 

The Los Angeles Review of Books, October 6, 2020. "Charisma: Now You've Got It, Now You Don't," by Robert Zaretsky

 

NRC Handelsblad, December 4, 2020. "De demonische kracht van het charisma" ("The Demonic Power of Charisma"), by Beatrice de Graaf.

 

The Guardian, December 20, 2020. "How the Intellectual and Cultural Forces of the Enlightenment Found a Potent Expression in Cults of Personality," by Padraic Scanlan.

 

The New York Review of Books, January 14, 2021. "Democracy's Demagogues," by Ferdinand Mount.

 

The National Interest, February 28, 2021. "How Cults of Personality Shaped the Age of Revolution," by William Anthony Hay.

 

La vie des idées, June 11, 2021. "Comme des chefs," by Jean-Louis Fabiani

 

 

 

Academic

Publications

 

H-War, September 2020, by Jonathan Abel.

 

H-Diplo, March 15, 2021. Reviews by David Armitage, Dan Edelstein, Beatrice de Graaf, Ido de Haan and Christine Haynes, with response by David A. Bell.

 

H-France, vol. 21, no. 80, May 2021, by Edward Berenson.

 

 

 

Publishing Trade

Publications

 

Kirkus Reviews, February 18, 2020.  

 

Library Journal, April 1, 2020. By David Keymer. 

 

Publisher’s Weekly, February 27, 2020. 

 

 


David A. Bell

Sidney and Ruth Lapidus

Professor in the Era of

North Atlantic Revolutions

 

Department of History

 

Princeton University

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Website updated August 2021