Audiobooks from Adams, McCullough Jr., & Palmer | Xpress Reviews

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Concise and well-organized advice from the dad of Dilbert, a slog from McCullough Jr., and plot twists from Palmer for those who persevere

Facts That Astonish, Everything To Know About Zombies, Race and Racism in the United States, & More | Reference Reviews

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Well-rounded essays offer concise perspectives of the vice president’s time in office, a fascinating, informative collection that anyone interested in the history of zombies will want to read, a focus on Muhammad and his legacy.

Political Journalism, Factory Farming, New Orleans, Marketing for Libraries, & More | Social Sciences Reviews

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Bai’s important cautionary tale will resonate with journalists and members of the media, Genoways’s debut provides readers with an exhaustive examination of the meatpacking industry, Berger’s ready reference for all library professionals

Best Science Journalism, Recreational Mathematics, Hope for Sufferers of Ongoing Pain | Science & Technology Reviews

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A carefully curated collection deserving of a place on the shelves of libraries serving the scientifically curious, a mathematician and stand-up comic takes the reader on an entertaining voyage through many recreational topics.

Classic Drama, Where Dreams Come True, A Portrait of Faithfulness and Freedom, Plus New Trailers | Video Reviews

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Libraries can expand their film offerings in a hurry and at a good price with Acorn’s Classic Drama Collection, Greasepaint spends less time on jokes and pratfalls and more on what it means to be a family.

Cooking, October 2014 | Best Sellers

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Blender girls, vegans and flexitarians, and eggs, oh, my!

Nonfiction Takes the Cake: From Middle East History to Memoir to Physics for Poets | Audiobook Reviews

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Recommend Bird’s The Good Spy for students of Middle East and late 20th-century history, Brierly’s Long Way Home to memoir listeners, and for erudite, lifelong learners Kouzes’s Physics for Poets.

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, September 2014

Though Golfinch sits perched at No. 1, it is joined by seven new novels; Hillary Clinton has made some Hard Choices

Talking with Alasdair MacLean | Music Matters

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LJ talks to Alasdair MacLean, singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the English rock band The Clientele. He spent 2012 writing daily at his public library and is widely known for the literary references in the lyrics of the band’s elegant chamber pop and 1980s alternative music.

Portraits of War: From the Shenandoah Valley and Waterloo to the Pacific and Iraq | Social Sciences Roundup

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Renewed insights into the personae of Lt. Gen. Jubal Anderson Early, a look at issues of mental health care and treatment in the army, ­Hitler’s pact with Stalin during the early days of World War II, the story of World War I from the perspectives of Austria and Germany.

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