Gertrude Bell of Arabia, Richard III, Tahrir Square 2011, Gaming Theory, Pro Media, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, June 15, 2015

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Excerpts from Bell’s more than 16,000 letters and eight books; a series of daring personal essays on the current state of video game culture and the industry it came from; Patience & Fortitude at the New York Public Library

AudioBlocks, VideoBlocks; Knovel | Reference eReviews, June 15, 2015

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AudioBlocks, VideoBlocks files are incredibly easy to use and will be useful to students and faculty across the disciplines; Knovel has built a reputation for providing high-quality engineering reference information.

Sharks, Baseball, Sweet Treats, and Speeches | Reference Reviews, June 15, 2015

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A Pocket Guide to Sharks is ideal for scholars, professionals, and enthusiasts; Leventhal succeeds in relating an expansive account of baseball; readers will delight in this reference that serves any kitchen, chef, patisserie, or person with a sweet tooth

Graphic Clay, Concrete Gardens, English Paper Piecing, Boutique Bags, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, June 15, 2015

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Smith and Snyder take concrete projects to a new high; Gilleland’s guide is essential for quilters of English paper piecing; animal lovers will enjoy Muir and Osborne’s quirky knitted pets; Verroca’s thoughtful re-creations of antique quilts

Kayne West, Biespiel’s Poetry, Literary Detectives, Buddhism for Couples | Arts & Humanities Reviews, June 15, 2015

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Beaumont’s in-depth depiction of West; Stavan’s joyous insight on Quixote; Goleman’s inspirational call to train our minds and hearts; Dundas’s enthusiasm is contagious; Ward’s accessible Lost Detective

Hall, Littlefield, Mario, Fenton & Steinke, Urquhart | Fiction Reviews, June 15, 2015

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Hall moves at a fast pace but goes in-depth with each character’s moving struggle to be heard; Mario forms an action-packed emotional movement; readers will marvel at Urquhart’s poetic, almost ethereal writing

Nonfiction: Right Speech, Paul’s Theology, Harpers Ferry, Aboriginal Artists, & Ringo | Xpress Reviews

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Buddha’s teachings, Paul’s theology, a Harpers Ferry participant, Los Lobos, contemporary Aboriginal painters, genealogy for librarians, an unauthorized biography of Ringo Starr, a user’s guide to understanding Weber’s take on goddess Brigid

First Novelists Arlidge, Curry, McPherson, Stewart, Stradal, & Others | Debut Fiction, June 15, 2015

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A fast-paced, terrifying, and impossible to put down novel from Arlidge; Curry’s fascinating glimpse into China; historical fiction fans will delight in Stewart’s eccentric women characters; Liontas’s multigenerational tale is a provocative achievement

An Extraordinary Journey, Inside Military Culture, Teenage Homelessness, New Fast Scans | Video Reviews, June 15, 2015

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A resounding performance of a strong woman surviving all that life can throw at her; an intimate look at military culture; a moving portrait of teenage homelessness that deserves to be viewed by a very wide audience.

Graphic Novels from Birmant & Oubrerie and Seaton & Palas | Xpress Reviews

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Welcome to the bohemian hothouse of fin de siècle Paris and urban superheroics with an occult fantasy vibe