Nonfiction

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World War II Secret Agents | RA Crossroads

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Gross’s tense and harrowing story portrays how one extraordinarily brave soldier attempts the unthinkable, producing nail-biting suspense, a mournful ode to those who endured the camps, and an exploration of what constitutes a civil and spiritual life.

Nonfiction Picks | Wyatt’s World

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As the last days of summer slip away, amid back-to-school commercials and pool closings, readers can ease into returning to the classroom with this selection of nonfiction.

Mathematics, August 2016 | Best Sellers

November 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Water Cooler RA 2.0 | Wyatt’s World

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Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad is dominating the book conversation this week (and likely beyond), yet also making headlines at the moment are a wealth of other titles pertaining to the current cultural climate. Here are five to suggest, all fitting nicely into the present dialog.

Nonfiction on Owls and Helping Kids To Unplug | Xpress Reviews

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Calvez’s volume on owls is an optional purchase, perhaps of most interest to naturalists in the Pacific Northwest; providing parents with an instant solution for the proverbial “I’m bored”

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 1, 2016

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The Birth of a Dream, an autobiographical masterpiece; Citizen Steinbeck; Curtis Mayfield; poets Armantrout and Pinsky; plus Hahn’s view of U.S. imperial ambitions, histories of Vietnam and the Caliphate; Table Manners; and books for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Nonfiction on Study Skills, Healthy Baking, JFK & Masculinity | Xpress Reviews

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An unsuccessful attempt to organize study skills; Hertzberg revises his advice on bread-making; those looking for period studies related to American culture during the 1950s and 1960s should find Watts’s title intriguing

European History, August 2016 | Best Sellers

November 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Olympic Reading | Wyatt’s World

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Starting August 5, media broadcasts turn their attention from the divisiveness of American politics to the united and global celebration of sport. There are plenty of titles to provide parallel reading. Here are five starting examples.

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, August 1, 2016

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Three titles that make for essential reading for beginning and veteran library professionals