LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, September 1, 2017

A journey well worth taking, Hirschfeld‘s world traverses Moscow, Paris, and Hollywood; entertaining and exhilarating, Schlesinger will appeal mostly to historians but also be enjoyed by popular history readers; six titles to aid in the fight against breast cancer; Soonish technology that is decidedly nonacademic in the best way

Music & Art, August 2017 | Best Sellers

November 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Revisiting the Vietnam War | Wyatt’s World

On September 17, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will launch a ten-part PBS film documentary series The Vietnam War, providing plenty of ideas for what to reach for in the collection, such as Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Sympathizer, and Nothing Ever Dies.

Nonfiction: Golf & African Americans, Allergy-Free Cooking, Pro Wrestling, Marriage Counseling | Xpress Reviews

An unsettling but solid perspective on America and golf; for public libraries seeking diet and health-related cookbooks; the Flairs will please their base with accounts of action in and out of the ring; beneficial as part of a professional collection for counselors and others

Summering Down | Memoir

This month’s memoirs address the passage of time, from grieving the loss of loved ones and overcoming broken relationships to rebuilding marriages and family connections.

Nonfiction on Raising and Loving Mushing Dogs | Xpress Reviews

Stories of Goliath, Boo, Doc, Ghost, Coolwhip, Zoom, and others successfully bring readers into the mushing world, where they learn about the rewards and challenges of raising these dogs

Education, August 2017 | Best Sellers

November 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Cobra Art: An International Influence

With an exhaustive bibliography, Cobra: A History of a European Avant-Garde Movement is essential for curators and art historians. The more succinct but smart and informative Avant-garde Won’t Give Up is recommended both for arts professionals and general readers.

Martin Luther, Secularism, Ancient Christianity, Kahlil Gibran, Faith Journeys | Spirituality & Religion Reviews

Arjana provides a fascinating guide to a vibrant and dynamic tradition; an excellent entry point into Wright’s books on biblical theology; the power of Coles’s book is his honest battle with faith and identity politics; The Unreformed Martin Luther offers an entertaining read with a serious purpose for those interested in the early Protestant Reformation

Nonfiction: Animal Behavior, Gwendolyn Brooks, Physics, Flies, Space Station, the American West | Xpress Reviews

For law students studying the constitutional sector; animal lovers, students of zoology, and photography fans; will also appeal to general readers who enjoy Brooks’s poetry; the science hidden beneath the surface of their lives; those intrigued by entomology and zoology; Excellent for STEM education and lots of other disciplines; Reid’s original voice is sure to capture all readers interested in the West; Weber brings new insights on the life and work of a cultural dynamo