For the last dozen years our Book Review section has been piloted by James Midgley, now Dean Emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley. We didn't always have book reviews. Our first Book Review Editor was Paul Adams, who began in 1983, a full ten years after our founding. He served for two years and was succeeded by Shimon Gottshalk in collaboration with Bruce Thyer until late 1987. Shimon carried on alone until 1992. Soliciting books to review, persuading scholars to review them, and riding herd on the reviewers is hard work. Neither the book review editors nor the reviewers get much of any reward from their departments for their efforts. We were grateful for their efforts and did not expect a prodigious output. Some issues had reviews, many went by without any.

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