Best Acknowledgments of 2012

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Over a year ago, with LJ posting its various “Best of…” lists of 2011, I added one of my own, “Best Acknowledgments of 2011,” for which I looked in lots of that year’s history and biography books (the genres that most often entail library and archives research) to find authors who fully thanked—by name—the library […]

Spring Fling 2013: Pairings and Threesomes from University Presses

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Near the end of each year, I have the pleasure of meeting with lots of university press reps so they can show me their Spring catalogs for the next year, indicating their forthcoming lead trade titles as well as some mid-list treats they feel sure LJ’s readers will find compelling. There’s a lot of exciting stuff coming in Spring 2013 from these publishers. Here are pairs and threesomes that seemed to form themselves from the academic Spring 2013 catalogs that came to me via press appointments.

Best Books 2012: Biography and History

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Karl Helicher Director, Upper Merion Township Lib., King of Prussia, PA Reid, Jan. Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards. Univ. of Texas. Oct. 2012. 460p. photogs. index. ISBN 9780292719644. $27. BIOG Reid presents a colorful, warts-and-all portrayal of this unique, one-term progressive Texas governor and feminist who served as a […]

Best Books 2012: Staff Favorites

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Our editors’ Top Ten appears in the December issue of LJ and will be in your email inbox on December 20th. But it takes a small army to produce LJ and our sister magazine, School Library Journal, and the troops are all opinionated! Here’s what some of the rest of our staff devoured in 2012 […]

Behind the Book: Life After Death, by Damien Echols

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An interview with Damien Echols, one of the West Memphis 3.

Professional Media Reviews, June 1, 2012

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Professional Media Reviews, June 1, 2012

Masters of the Green: Ten Spring 2012 Golf Titles

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Masters of the Green: Ten Spring 2012 Golf Titles

Professional Media Reviews, May 15, 2012

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Professional Media Reviews, May 15, 2012

Six New Titles on Shakespeare

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Six New Titles on Shakespeare

Professional Media Reviews, May 1, 2012

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Professional Media Reviews, May 1, 2012

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