For the Love of Animals: The Rise of the Animal Protection Movement

Book World, Washington Post, December 7, 2008

"Our critic [Jonathan Yardley] makes a list of his favorite books of the year...

Of the 49 books reviewed in this space during 2008, I commend 15 to you for enlightenment, entertainment and other pleasures....

Five works of history make the list, covering a broad range of subjects. The widest net [whoops!] is cast by Kathryn Shevelow in For the Love of Animals: The Rise of the Animal Protection Movement, which concentrates on England in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Shevelow, who teaches British literature and culture at the University of California at San Diego, is an avowed animal lover, but this original and smoothly written book is not a PETA manifesto; it's a sober, immensely informative account of how people's attitudes toward animals slowly changed...."