Portraits of War: From the Shenandoah Valley and Waterloo to the Pacific and Iraq | Social Sciences Roundup

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Renewed insights into the personae of Lt. Gen. Jubal Anderson Early, a look at issues of mental health care and treatment in the army, ­Hitler’s pact with Stalin during the early days of World War II, the story of World War I from the perspectives of Austria and Germany.

How To Mix Colors, Make Comics, Understand Knitting, Inspire Ideas, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews

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A guide to develop and sharpen color skills, easy-yet-elegant projects will appeal to holiday crafters, The Creative Woodturner pushes the envelope of traditional wood turning, a fun collection of holiday designs

Poet Boland Masters Language, A History of Western Music Notation, Interviews with Joni Mitchell, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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A superb poetry collection not to be missed, full of exquisite language, music, knowledge and emotion; Kelly’s subject has bedeviled music students for generations; a valuable portrayal of an enduring artist.

Bird on the Origins of the Gospels, A Guide to Jewish Holidays, Turner’s American God | Spirituality & Religion Reviews

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A perfect fit for seminary libraries, religious leaders, and scholars; Jewish seekers and religious leaders will be attracted to Falk’s book; Our Great Big American God should be read with care by Christians across denominations.

Nonfiction: Mandela, Puppies, ¡Tequila!, Roman Libraries, a Mine Collapse, and Leonard Cohen | Xpress Reviews

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Nelson Mandela’s warder speaks, Casteel photographs swimming puppies, the true taste of tequila, an academic view of Roman libraries, a year in China, pre-Google, Chilean mine cave-in survivors, Robert Capa in color, and Leonard Cohen

Computer Science, October 2014 | Best Sellers

January 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Q&A: Malka Marom

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Canada-based singer and broadcast journalist Malka Marom talks to LJ about her book Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words, a thoughtful account of Joni Mitchell’s life and creative process.

What’s New from Our Neighbors | Collection Development: Latin American Fiction

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Literature in Latin America since the boom of the 1960s and 1970s hasn’t slackened in production of quality works or diversity of themes. These 29 titles will add flavor to all collections.

Alkon on Etiquette, Memoir from McBride, How To Grow Mushrooms, & More | Science & Technology Reviews

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Alkon deals with modern problems in interpersonal relationships, such as how civilized people should act when standing in lines; anyone who has lived with excess weight will appreciate McBride’s book; Wansink’s book is a revelation!

Goldman’s Views of Mexico City and Katz’s Rescue Animals | Xpress Reviews

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Goldman’s city chronicle is a successful blending of memoir, political reporting, and extended literary narrative; Katz makes us look at animals and humans in a new light

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