Location Drawing, T-Shirt Crafts, Chicken Coops, First Homes, & more | Crafts & DIY Reviews, September 15, 2015


Art instruction with wide appeal potential; a must-have in libraries serving home builders; Leins’s standout quilting book stand out; clearly presented heirloom sewing techniques; clever ideas developed by amateurs will motivate others to tackle their own spaces

Nonfiction: Agincourt, 20th-Century History, New York’s Infrastructure, Burial Culture | Xpress Reviews


Antiquarians and military history buffs will enjoy The Battle of Agincourt, Higgs’s history will leave fans of cultural history wanting a bit more, New York’s grid system, Laqueur on the constant importance of a dead body

Q&A: Sandy Tolan, Author of Children of the Stone


Journalist Tolan talks to LJ about his passion for international stories about the intersection of land, natural resources, indigenous and cultural identity.

Encyclical on Climate Change & Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home by Pope Francis | LJ Review


“We human beings…need to change”—this blunt requirement typifies Pope Francis’s astonishing encyclical on climate change. He effectively reframes global warming from an abstract, technical issue into a moral one, and gives the problem a new urgency—just in time for his U.S. visit and the upcoming world climate summit in Paris.

Geography, September 2015 | Best Sellers

December 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Let Them Build Cake: The Best Resources for Baking and Making Gingerbread Houses and Beyond


It’s time to revive a classic holiday centerpiece: the gingerbread house. This roundup features a range of holiday baking and decorating projects suitable for all ages and skill levels. Supplementary videos and web resources will guide you toward additional recipes and tutorials.

Making and Breaking | Self-Help Reviews, September 15, 2015


MAKING AND BREAKING is a pertinent theme for this month’s column. The titles go from connecting with nature and other people to cutting the ties that bind to exploring New Age philosophies and the lost art of grace.

Focus on Photography: Snap Up These Timely Titles


A gorgeous book of Edward S. Curtis‘s masterworks; 25 years of the National Gallery of Art; casual pictures that convey an unrehearsed truthfulness, rock music photography; radical developments in photography’s long history

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 15, 2015


From art instruction to photographic masterworks, check out the humanities. Build gingerbread houses, learn cooking the easy way from Bittman. Discover the Churchills, take in Germany, indulge in a little Self-Help and Professional Weeding

Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and The Cuban League by César Brioso | LJ Review

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Brioso, César. Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and The Cuban League. Univ. Pr. of Florida. Sept. 2015. 272p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780813061160. $24.95. SPORTS Baseball’s landmark year was 1947—that was when Jackie Robinson integrated the National League and, later in the season, Larry Doby became the American League’s first black player with the Cleveland […]