Nonfiction

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Nonfiction: Thomas Cole, Nora Ephron, Gab, Marijuana, Climbing, Zika, Art, Russia, EWF | Xpress Reviews

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Presenting the self-taught Thomas Cole; a guide to spoken eloquence; marijuana, anyone? climbing El Capitan; a fascinating perspective on writerly masochism; weird pieces from the Atavist website; being aware of Zika; how to find time for artist; a great retrospective of Russian post–Cold War events; the late great Maurice White and Earth, Wind & Fire

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: August 1, 2016

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From Japanese Tattoos to Botticelli Reimagined to football’s Game Changers, a fresh view of history, plus Damn Delicious recipes, “incomparable” memoirs, and an essential American Heiress

Baking Is Back | Wyatt’s World

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To the delight of many, PBS’s The Great British Baking Show returns for its third season. Celebrate and connect with readers by diving into the stacks and putting your best baking books on display. Here are a few new works to consider as well.

Religion, July 2016 | Best Sellers

October 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Nonfiction: Reducing Sugar, Braverman’s Memoir, the Ryder Cup, Copley, Language | Xpress Reviews,

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For health-conscious cooks and bakers; a real-life thriller combined with a remarkable coming-of-age tale; with appeal to those interested in golf, leadership, and business; at the Revolutionary War from a slightly different perspective; more to enjoy in McWhorter’s discussion

Women’s Rights, Women’s Lives | Video Reviews, July 1, 2016

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Women’s studies and civil rights scholars will find Reflections Unheard essential viewing; the Women of ’69 are a must-have

Wisdom & Scripture, Activism & Faith, Engaging the Work/Life Balance | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, July 1, 2016

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Angel opts for tradition with a book of everyday wisdom; Bowler explains Christmas in the Crosshairs; King’s call to action is a welcome addition; a helpful study in self-transformation; Steindl-Rast’s efforts prove a worthy guide

Women on Top: Biographies of Leaders Who Shaped the Course of History

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Readers who enjoy biographies of compelling and powerful women will relish The Huntress; every library must have a copy of First Women; Maggs seeks to shine the spotlight on the Wonder Women who changed history

Revolutionary Reading | Wyatt’s World

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Celebrate July 4th with the Hamilton cast album and show tie-in (Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter’s Hamilton: The Revolution) and consider some other recent works on the era.

Relationship Building, Joyful Living, a Literary Recovery, & More | Self-Help Reviews, July 1, 2016

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ENCOURAGEMENT IS THE THEME of this month’s column, whether you just need some direction in life, are in recovery, or are determined to choose the right kind of love this time around.