There is one major print reference set that reviews political science books from 1886-1974. The book reviews are arranged by author's last name.
Combined Retrospective Index to Book Reviews in Scholarly Journals, 1886-1974.
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For example, in this set you find citations to the original reviews of Richard Hofstadter's seminal 1948 work, The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It.