LJ Best Books 2016

A jury of our peers discussed, debated, disagreed, and finally declared LJ’s annual Top Ten Best Books of the year, selected by our editors, as well as Top Five lists for genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and SELF-e titles. VISIT THE WEBSITE

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: August 1, 2016

Below is a list of Nonfiction titles to be reviewed in the August 1, 2016, issue of Library Journal, organized by subject. The list includes pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

Starred reviews are indicated with **.

Publishers: Please remember to send us one finished copy of each book that is scheduled for review (i.e., all of the forthcoming titles listed below) if you initially submitted a galley or bound manuscript. Our reviewers are not paid, and we like to send a finished copy of the reviewed book as a thank you. Materials should be mailed to: Library Journal, 123 William Street, Suite 802, New York, NY 10038.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: LJ is seeking 2016 photography art books (catalogs, biographies, and histories) for a roundup to be published in the September 15 issue. Please include with your submissions: author, title, publisher name, pub date, page count, ISBN, price, format(s) where applicable. Email efrench@mediasourceinc.com for details. Deadline: Friday, July 29.

ARTS & HUMANITIES

CRAFTS & DIY


ART INSTRUCTION

Huff, Cory. How To Sell Your Art Online: Live a Successful Creative Life on Your Own Terms. Harper Design. Jun. 2016. 192p. illus. ISBN 9780062414953. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062414960. ART INSTRUCTION

Noguchi, Márcio Hideshi & Seth Friedman. Manga Origami: Easy Techniques for Creating 20 Super-Cute Characters. Monacelli. Jun. 2016. 168p. illus. index. ISBN 9781580934602. pap. $19.95. ART INSTRUCTION

CRAFTS

masonjar.jpg72016Moser, JoAnn. Mason Jar Nation: The Jars That Changed America and 50 Clever Ways To Use Them Today. Cool Springs: Quarto. May 2016. 144p. illus. ISBN 9781591866527. pap. $18.99; ebk. ISBN 9780760350874. CRAFTS

FIBER CRAFTS 

Bee, Stella & Jemma Bell. Pirates & Pompoms: How To Make Children’s Toys and Costumes. Laurence King. Mar. 2016. 144p. illus. ISBN 9781780677439. pap. $19.95. FIBER CRAFTS

Chachula, Robyn. Vintage Modern Crochet: Classic Crochet Lace Techniques for Contemporary Style. Interweave. May 2016. 160p. illus. index. ISBN 9781632501622. pap. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781632501646. FIBER CRAFTS

Evans, Liz & Elizabeth Evans. The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting: Two Girls, Seven Blocks, 21 Blissful Patchwork Projects. Fons & Porter. May 2016. 144p. illus. index. ISBN 9781440245442. pap. $24.99. FIBER CRAFTS

Gonzalez, Theresa. Sunday Sews: 20 Inspired Weekend Projects. Chronicle. Mar. 2016. 184p. illus. photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat. index. ISBN 9781452138688. pap. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781452143903. FIBER CRAFTS

Gray, Tanis. Modern Baby Knits: 23 Knitted Baby Garments, Blankets, Toys, and More! Interweave. (3 Skeins or Less). May 2016. 128p. illus. index. ISBN 9781632501523. pap. $22.99; ebk. ISBN 9781632501547. FIBER CRAFTS

Gullberg, Maria. Tapestry Crochet and More: A Handbook of Crochet Techniques and Patterns. Trafalgar Square. May 2016. 84p. illus. ISBN 9781570767678. spiral. $17.95. FIBER CRAFTS

Smith, Louisa L. Double Vision Quilts: Simply Layer Shapes & Color for Richly Complex Curved Designs. C&T. Jul. 2016. 96p. illus. ISBN 9781617451232. pap. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617451249. FIBER CRAFTS

Walters, Angela. Shape by Shape, Collection 2: Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters; 70+ More Designs for Blocks, Backgrounds & Borders. Stash: C&T. May 2016. 128p. illus. ISBN 9781617451829. pap. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617451836. FIBER CRAFTS

FINE ARTS

boticcelli.jpg72016Ashcraft, Brian with Hori Benny. Japanese Tattoos: History, Culture, Design. Tuttle. Jul. 2016. 160p. photos. ISBN 9784805313510. pap. $17.95; ebk. ISBN 9781462918591. DEC ARTS

Barter, Judith A & others. America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s. Yale Univ. Jun. 2016. 204p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780300214857. $50. FINE ARTS

Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei; Masterworks of the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. Asian Art Museum. Jun. 2016. 272p. ed. by Jay Xu & He Li. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780939117734. $50. FINE ARTS

**Evans, Mark & Stefan Weppelmann. Botticelli Reimagined. Victoria & Albert Museum. Apr. 2016. 360p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781851778706. $65. FINE ARTS

Ilsink, Matthijs & Jos Koldeweij. Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius. Yale Univ. Apr. 2016. 192p. illus. ISBN 9780300220131. pap. $35. FINE ARTS

**Ostrom, Lizzie. Perfume: A Century of Scents. Pegasus. Dec. 2016. 384p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781681772462. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681772899. DEC ARTS

ART IN INDIA

pujapiety.jpg72016Goswamy, B.N. The Spirit of Indian Painting: Close Encounters with 101 Great Works, 1100–1900. Thames & Hudson. Aug. 2016. 584p. illus. index. ISBN 9780500239506. $50.
Puja and Piety: Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Art from the Indian Subcontinent. Univ. of California. Apr. 2016. 256p. ed. by Pratapaditya Pal. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780520288478. $65. FINE ARTS

LITERATURE

Chatfield, Tom. Netymology: From Apps to Zombies—A Linguistic Celebration of the Digital World. Quercus. Aug. 2016. 272p. notes. index. ISBN 9781623651640. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781623651657. LANG

**Franklin, Ruth. Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life. Liveright: Norton. Sept. 2016. 656p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780871403131. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781631492129. LIT

Friedman, Lester D. & Allison B. Kavey. Monstrous Progeny: A History of the Frankenstein Narratives. Rutgers Univ. Aug. 2016. 280p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780813564241. $90; pap. ISBN 9780813564234. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780813573700. LIT

Love from Boy: Roald Dahl’s Letters to His Mother. Blue Rider. Sept. 2016. 336p. ed. by Donald Sturrock. photos. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780399168468. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780698151208. LIT

Poole, W. Scott. In the Mountains of Madness: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft. Soft Skull. Sept. 2016. 320p. notes. ISBN 9781593766474. pap. $17.95. LIT

Spiegelman, Willard. Senior Moments: Looking Back, Looking Ahead. Farrar. Sept. 2016. 208p. ISBN 9780374261221. $24; ebk. ISBN 9780374712990. LIT

Sutherland, John. Orwell’s Nose: A Pathological Biography. Reaktion. Sept. 2016. 240p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9781780236483. $25. LIT

PERFORMING ARTS

Ackroyd, Peter. Alfred Hitchcock. Nan A. Talese: Doubleday. Oct. 2016. 288p. photos. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780385537414. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385537421. FILM

taoofbillmurray.jpg72016Bullock, Darryl W. Florence Foster Jenkins: The Life of the World’s Worst Opera Singer. Overlook. Aug. 2016. 208p. photos. discog. notes. index. ISBN 9781468313741. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781468314090. MUSIC

**Cliff, Nigel. Moscow Nights: The Van Cliburn Story; How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War. HarperCollins. Sept. 2016. 496p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780062333162. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062333186. MUSIC

Edwards, Gavin. The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing. Random. Sept. 2016. 340p. illus. index. ISBN 9780812998702. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780812998719. FILM

Lawrence, Tim. Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980–1983. Duke Univ. Sept. 2016. 576p. discog. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780822361862. $99.95; pap. ISBN 9780822362029. MUSIC

Matzen, Robert. Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe. GoodKnight. Oct. 2016. 356p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780996274050. $28.95. FILM

Murakami, Haruki with Seiji Ozawa. Absolutely on Music: Conversations. Knopf. Nov. 2016. 352p. tr. from Japanese by Jay Rubin. ISBN 9780385354349. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385354356. MUSIC

Sager, Carole Bayer. They’re Playing Our Song. S. & S. Oct. 2016. 336p. photos. index. ISBN 9781501153266. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781501153280. MUSIC

Westhoff, Ben. Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap. Hachette. Sept. 2016. 464p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780316383899. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316344869. MUSIC

Youngquist, Paul. A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Future of Afrofuturism. Univ. of Texas. (Discovering America, Bk. 9). Oct. 2016. 362p. illus. discog. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780292726369. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781477311189. MUSIC

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James, Clive. Play All: A Bingewatcher’s Notebook. Yale Univ. Aug. 2016. 216p. index. ISBN 9780300218091. $25. TV

Thomson, David. Television: A Biography. Thames & Hudson. Oct. 2016. 416p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780500519165. $34.95. TV

PHILOSOPHY

**Bogost, Ian. Play Anything: The Pleasure of Limits, the Uses of Boredom, and the Secret of Games. Basic. Sept. 2016. 288p. notes. index. ISBN 9780465051724. $26.99. PHIL

Stephen King and Philosophy. Rowman & Littlefield. (Great Authors & Philosophy). Aug. 2016. 328p. ed. by Jacob Held. notes. ISBN 9781442253841. pap. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781442269767. PHIL

POETRY

Dobyns, Stephen. The Day’s Last Light Reddens the Leaves of the Copper Beech. BOA. Sept. 2016. 120p. ISBN 9781942683162. pap. $16. POETRY

Mead, Jane. World of Made and Unmade. Alice James. Sept. 2016. 100p. ISBN 9781938584329. pap. $15.95. POETRY

**Ponsot, Marie. Collected Poems. Knopf. Aug. 2016. 528p. ISBN 9781101947678. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781101947685. POETRY

**Range, Melissa. Scriptorium. Beacon. Oct. 2016. 80p. ISBN 9780807094440. pap. $18; ebk. ISBN 9780807094457. POETRY

Youn, Monica. Blackacre. Graywolf. Sept. 2016. 96p. ISBN 9781555977504. pap. $16. POETRY

SPIRITUALITY & RELIGION

Freedman, Harry. The Murderous History of Bible Translations: Power, Conflict, and the Quest for Meaning. Bloomsbury. Nov. 2016. 256p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781632866011. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781472921680. REL

**Kirsch, Adam. The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature. Norton. Oct. 2016. 384p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780393241761. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393608311. REL

Schmidt, Leigh Eric. Village Atheists: How America’s Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation. Princeton Univ. Sept. 2016. 360p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780691168647. $35. REL

Smoley, Richard M. How God Became God: What Scholars Are Really Saying About God and the Bible. TarcherPerigee. Jun. 2016. 320p. maps. notes. ISBN 9780399185557. $19; ebk. ISBN 9780399185564. REL

GRIDIRON LEGACIES: THIS SEASON’S FOOTBALL PICKS

Anderson, Lars. The Mannings: The Fall and Rise of a Football Family. Ballantine. Aug. 2016. 368p. notes. index. ISBN 9781101883822. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781101883846. SPORTS

themannings.jpg72016Atwood, Gretchen. Lost Champions: Four Men, Two Teams, and the Breaking of Pro Football’s Color Line. Bloomsbury. Sept. 2016. 288p. notes. index. ISBN 9781620406007. $27. SPORTS

Barca, Jerry. Big Blue Wrecking Crew: Smashmouth Football, a Little Bit of Crazy, and the 86 Super Bowl Champion New York Giants. St. Martin’s. Aug. 2016. 320p. bibliog. ISBN 9781250071538. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466882676. SPORTS

Gwynne, S.C. The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football. Scribner. Sept. 2016. 304p. illus. ISBN 9781501116193. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781501116216. SPORTS

Miller, Jeff. The Game Changers: Abner Hayes, Leon King, and the Fall of Major College Football’s Color Barrier in Texas. Skyhorse. Oct. 2016. 256p. bibliog. ISBN 9781613219379. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781613219423. SPORTS

**Pearlman, Jeff. Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre. Houghton Harcourt. Oct. 2016. 448p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780544454378. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780544453678. SPORTS

Price, S.L. Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town. Atlantic Monthly. Sept. 2016. 400p. notes. index. ISBN 9780802125644. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780802190093. SPORTS

Trask, Amy with Michael Freeman. You Negotiate Like a Girl: Reflections on a Career in the National Football League. Triumph. Sept. 2016. 240p. ISBN 9781629371870. $25.95. SPORTS

Vuic, Jason. The Yucks: Two Years in Tampa with the Losingest Team in NFL History. S & S. Aug. 2016. 256p. notes. ISBN 9781476772264. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476772288. SPORTS

Zagorski, Joe. The NFL in the 1970s: Pro Football’s Most Important Decade. McFarland. Jun. 2016. 444p. photos. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780786497904. pap. $45. SPORTS

 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

AGRICULTURE

Dodman, Nicholas. Pets on the Couch: Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds and the New Science of Animal Psychiatry. Atria. Aug. 2016. 272p. ISBN 9781476749020. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476749044. PETS

Reynolds, Mary. The Garden Awakening: Designs To Nurture Our Land and Ourselves. Green. Sept. 2016. 272p. illus. index. ISBN 9780857843135. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780857843142. GARDENING

Rutherford, Sarah. Capability Brown and His Landscape Gardens. National Trust. Jul. 2016. 192p. illus. index. ISBN 9781909881549. $34.95; ebk. ISBN 9781911358008. GARDENING

Young, Laura. Pumpkin: The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog. St. Martin’s. Oct. 2016. 160p. photos. ISBN 9781250108982. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250108999. PETS

FOWL TREATMENT

tasteslikechicken.jpg72116Rude, Emelyn. Tastes Like Chicken: A History of America’s Favorite Bird. Pegasus. Aug. 2016. 272p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781681771632. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681771984. COOKING

Silbergeld, Ellen K. Chickenizing Farms and Food: How Industrial Meat Production Endangers Workers, Animals, and Consumers. Johns Hopkins. Oct. 2016. 352p. notes. index. ISBN 9781421420301. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781421420318. AGRI

HEALTH & MEDICINE

Breus, Michael J. The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype—and the Best Time To Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More. Little, Brown. Sept. 2016. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9780316391269. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780316391276. HEALTH

O’Sullivan, Suzanne. Is It All in Your Head? True Stories of Imaginary Illness. Other. Jan. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781590517956. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781590517963. HEALTH

Singh, Prabhjot. Dying and Living in the Neighborhood: A Street-Level View of America’s Healthcare Promise. Johns Hopkins. Sept. 2016. 312p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9781421420448. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781421420455. HEALTH

HOME ECONOMICS

Freedman, Paul. Ten Restaurants That Changed America. Liveright: Norton. Sept. 2016. 528p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780871406804. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781631492464. COOKING

McDowell, Adam. Drinks: A User’s Guide. TarcherPerigee. Sept. 2016. 272p. index. ISBN 9780143111269. $20; ebk. ISBN 9781101992760. BEVERAGES

Prud’homme, Alex. The French Chef in America: Julia Child’s Second Act. Knopf. Oct. 2016. 336p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780385351751. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385351768. COOKING

Saini, Leena. Around the World in 80 Purees: Easy Recipes for Global Baby Food. Quirk. Aug. 2016. 160p. photos. maps. index. ISBN 9781594748950. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781594748981. COOKING

COOKING

doriescookies.jpg72116**Currence, John. Big Bad Breakfast: The Most Important Book of the Day. Ten Speed Press. Sept. 2016. 272p. photos. index. ISBN 9781607747369. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781607747376. COOKING

Day, Allison. Purely Pumpkin: More Than 100 Seasonal Recipes To Share, Savor, and Warm Your Kitchen. Skyhorse. Sept. 2016. 280p. photos. index. ISBN 9781510709652. $24.99. COOKING

Earnhardt, Heather. Big Food Big Love: Down-Home Southern Cooking Full of Heart from Seattle’s Wandering Goose. Sasquatch. Sept. 2016. 304p. photos. index. ISBN 9781632170613. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781632170620. COOKING

Eden, Caroline Eleanor Ford. Samarkand: Recipes & Stories from Central Asia & the Caucasus. Kyle: Kyle Cathie. Jun. 2016. 224p. photos. index. ISBN 9781909487420. $34.95. COOKING

**Greenspan, Dorie. Dorie’s Cookies. Rux Martin: Houghton Harcourt. Oct. 2016. 528p. photos. index. ISBN 9780547614847. $35. COOKING

Hay, Donna. Life in Balance. HarperCollins. Sept. 2016. 240p. photos. index. ISBN 9781460750322. $34.99. COOKING

**Henry, Diana. Simple. Mitchell Beazley: Octopus. Sept. 2016. 320p. photos. index. ISBN 9781784722043. $32.99. COOKING

Jordan, Christy. Sweetness: Southern Recipes To Celebrate the Warmth, the Love, and the Blessings of a Full Life. Workman. Nov. 2016. 304p. photos. index. ISBN 9780761189428. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9780761189688. COOKING

King, Melissa. Easy. Whole. Vegan: 100 Flavor-Packed, No-Stress Recipes for Busy Families. Experiment. Sept. 2016. 224p. ISBN 9781615193097. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781615193103. COOKING

**Rhee, Chungah. Damn Delicious: 100 Super Easy, Super Fast Recipes. Oxmoor. Sept. 2016. 256p. photos. index. ISBN 9780848745851. $24.95. COOKING

SCIENCES

Aldersey-Williams, Hugh. The Tide: The Science and Stories Behind the Greatest Force on Earth. Norton. Sept. 2016. 368p. photos. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780393241631. $27.95. SCI

Cowen, Rob. Common Ground: Encounters with Nature on the Edges of Life. Univ. of Chicago. Oct. 2016. 352p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780226424262. $29. NAT HIST

Gleick, James. Time Travel. Pantheon. Sept. 2016. 352p. illus. index. ISBN 9780307908797. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780307908803. SCI

Leiren-Young, Mark. The Killer Whale Who Changed the World. Greystone. Sept. 2016. 208p. notes. index. ISBN 9781771641937. $24.95. NAT HIST

modified.jpg72116Muller, Richard A. Now: The Physics of Time. Norton. Sept. 2016. 352p. illus. ISBN 9780393285239. $27.95. SCI

Pratt-Bergstrom, Beth. When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working It Out in California. Heyday. Aug. 2016. 212p. photos. ISBN 9781597143462. pap. $18. NAT HIST

**Shetterly, Caitlin. Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future. Putnam. Sept. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9780399170676. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780698160224. SCI

Smith, Gary. What the Luck? The Surprising Role of Chance in Our Everyday Lives. Overlook. Sept. 2016. 304p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781468313758. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781468313918. MATH

**Tucker, Abigail. The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World. S. & S. Oct. 2016. 256p. notes. ISBN 9781476738239. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476738253. NAT HIST

Yong, Ed. I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life. Ecco: HarperCollins. Aug. 2016. 256p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780062368591. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062368621. SCI

SOCIAL SCIENCES

BIOGRAPHY

Boggs, Belle. The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood. Graywolf. Sept. 2016. 256p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781555977498. pap. $16. MEMOIR

darlingdays.jpg72116**Faludi, Susan. In the Darkroom. Metropolitan: Holt. Jun. 2016. 432p. ISBN 9780805089080. $32; ebk. ISBN 9780805095999. BIOG

Kovic, Ron. Hurricane Street. Akashic. Jul. 2016. 224p. ISBN 9781617754494. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617754524. MEMOIR

**Mason, Matthew. Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett. Univ. of North Carolina. Sept. 2016. 448p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781469628608. $39.95; ebk. ISBN 9781469628615. BIOG

Quinn, Susan. Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady. Penguin. Sept. 2016. 416p. notes. index. ISBN 9781594205408. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781101607022. BIOG

Scheyer, Moriz. Asylum: A Survivor’s Flight from Nazi-Occupied Vienna Through Wartime France. Little, Brown. Sept. 2016. 320p. tr. from German by P.N. Singer. illus. maps. ISBN 9780316272889. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780316272872. MEMOIR

Smith, Amber. Danger Close: One Woman’s Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan. Atria. Sept. 2016. 288p. index. ISBN 9781501116384. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781501116407. MEMOIR

White, Ronald C. American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant. Random. Oct. 2016. 864p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781400069026. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781588369925. BIOG

Wright, iO Tillett. Darling Days. Ecco: HarperCollins. Sept. 2016. 384p. photos. ISBN 9780062368201. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062368225. MEMOIR

ECONOMICS

financiallife.jpg72116Kobliner, Beth. Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties. 4th ed. Touchstone. Jan. 2017. 384p. illus. index. ISBN 9781476782386. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781476782393. BUS

Lu Yefei. Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett: Twenty Cases. Columbia Univ. Aug. 2016. 312p. photos. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780231164627. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780231541688. BUS

O’Hara, Maureen. Something for Nothing: Arbitrage and Ethics on Wall Street. Norton. Oct. 2016. 224p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780393285512. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393285529. ECON

Rogoff, Kenneth S. The Curse of Cash. Princeton Univ. Sept. 2016. 248p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780691172132. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781400883219. ECON

Stiglitz, Joseph E. The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe. Norton. Aug. 2016. 304p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780393254020. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393254037. ECON

EDUCATION

**Goldrick-Rab, Sara. Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream. Univ. of Chicago. Sept. 2016. 368p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780226404349. $27.50; ebk. ISBN 9780226404486. ED

Lopez, Nadia with Rebecca Paley. The Bridge to Brilliance: How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World. Viking. Aug. 2016. 288p. ISBN 9781101980255. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781101980279. ED

**Sinche, Melanie V. Next Gen PhD: A Guide to Career Paths in Science. Harvard Univ. Aug. 2016. 272p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780674504653. $26.95. CAREERS

HISTORY

Adams, Max. In the Land of Giants: A Journey Through the Dark Ages. Pegasus. Oct. 2016. 416p. photos. maps. notes. ISBN 9781681772189. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681772738. HIST

**Brands, H.W. The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War. Doubleday. Oct. 2016. 448p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780385540575. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780385540582. HIST

Clark, Lloyd. Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality, and Hitler’s Lightning War: France 1940. Atlantic Monthly. Sept. 2016. 480p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780802125132. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780802190345. HIST

Cozzens, Peter. The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West. Knopf. Oct. 2016. 576p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780307958044. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780307958051. HIST

northmen.jpg72116**Haywood, John. Northmen: The Viking Saga, 793-1241. St. Martin’s. Sept. 2016. 400p. illus. maps. index. ISBN 9781250106148. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250106155. HIST

**Little, Ann. The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright. Yale Univ. Sept. 2016. 304p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780300218213. $40. HIST

**McElya, Micki. The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery. Harvard Univ. Aug. 2016. 416p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780674737242. $29.95. HIST

**Mazzeo, Tilar. Irena’s Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto. Gallery. Sept. 2016. 336p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781476778501. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476778525. HIST

**Murray, Williamson & Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh. A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War. Princeton Univ. Sept. 2016. 616p. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780691169408. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781400882908. HIST

Nagy, John A. George Washington’s Secret Spy War: The Making of America’s First Spymaster. St. Martin’s. Sept. 2016. 384p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781250096814. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250096821. HIST

Neiberg, Michael S. The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America. Oxford Univ. Oct. 2016. 272p. photos. notes. ISBN 9780190464967. $29.95. HIST

Palsson, Gisli. The Man Who Stole Himself: The Slave Odyssey of Hans Jonathan. Univ. of Chicago. Sept. 2016. 264p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780226313283. $25. HIST

Partlow, Joshua. A Kingdom of Their Own: The Family Karzai and the Afghan Disaster. Knopf. Sept. 2016. 432p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780307962645. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780307962652. HIST

LAW & CRIME

americanheiress.jpg72116Chaudry, Rabia. Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial. St. Martin’s. Aug. 2016. 416p. illus. index. ISBN 9781250087102. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250087119. CRIME

**Domnarski, William. Richard Posner. Oxford Univ. Sept. 2016. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9780199332311. $29.95. LAW

Gamber, Wendy. The Notorious Mrs. Clem: Murder and Money in the Gilded Age. Johns Hopkins. Sept. 2016. 320p. photos. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9781421420202. $34.95; ebk. ISBN 9781421420219. CRIME

**Toobin, Jeffrey. American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst. Doubleday. Aug. 2016. 384p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780385536714. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385536721. CRIME

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Chávez, Hugo with Ignacio Ramonet. My First Life. Verso. Aug. 2016. 544p. tr. from Spanish by Ann Wright. notes. ISBN 9781784783839. $45; ebk. ISBN 9781784783860. POL SCI

Falk, Richard. Power Shift: On the New Global Order. Zed. Sept. 2016. 300p. notes. index. ISBN 9781783607945. $95; pap. ISBN 9781783607938. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781783607969. POL SCI

Mellen, Joan. Faustian Bargains: Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace in the Robber Baron Culture of Texas. Bloomsbury USA. Sept. 2016. 384p. photos. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781620408063. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781620408070. POL SCI

Ringen, Stein. The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century. Hong Kong Univ. Sept. 2016. 208p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9789888208937. $70; pap. ISBN 9789888208944. $25. POL SCI

PROFESSIONAL MEDIA

servicelearning.jpg72116Critical Literacy for Information Professionals. Facet. May 2016. 172p. ed. by Sarah McNicol. index. ISBN 9781783300822. pap. $95. PRO MEDIA

Service Learning, Information Literacy, and Libraries. Libraries Unlimited. Apr. 2016. 155p. ed. by Jennifer E. Nutefall. index. ISBN 9781440840913. pap. $65; ebk. ISBN 9781440840920. PRO MEDIA

Where Are All the Librarians of Color? The Experiences of People of Color in Academia. Library Juice Pr. Jan. 2016. 352p. ed. by Rebecca Hankins & Miguel Juarez Jr. index. ISBN 9781936117833. $35. PRO MEDIA

PSYCHOLOGY

Fernyhough, Charles. The Voices Within: The History and Science of How We Talk to Ourselves. Basic. Oct. 2016. 320p. notes. index. ISBN 9780465096800. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780465096817. PSYCH

**Gorman, Sara E. & Jack M. Gorman. Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us. Oxford Univ. Sept. 2016. 328p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780199396603. $29.95. PSYCH

Harford, Tim. Messy: The Power of Disorder To Transform Our Lives. Riverhead. Oct. 2016. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9781594634796. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780698408906. PSYCH

Lehrer, Jonah. A Book About Love.S. & S. Jul. 2016. 304p. illus. notes. ISBN 9781476761398. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476761411. PSYCH

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Connolly, Daniel. The Book of Isaias: A Child of Hispanic Immigrants Seeks His Own America. St. Martin’s. Oct. 2016. 272p. notes. ISBN 9781250083067. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250083074. BIOG

McDonald-Gibson, Charlotte. Cast Away: True Stories of Survival from Europe’s Refugee Crisis. New Pr. Sept. 2016. 256p. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9781620972632. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781620972649. SOC SCI

Witt, Emily. Future Sex. Farrar. Oct. 2016. 224p. ISBN 9780865478794. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780865478800. SOC SCI

Wolfe, Tom. The Kingdom of Speech. Little, Brown. Aug. 2016. 192p. notes. ISBN 9780316404624. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316404648. SOC SCI

TRAVEL & GEOGRAPHY

Foster, Laura O. Walking with Ramona: Exploring Beverly Cleary’s Portland. Microcosm. (People’s Guide). Oct. 2016. 128p. photos. index. ISBN 9781621067412. pap. $9.95; ebk. ISBN 9781621066934. TRAV

 

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