Q&A: Josh King; A Former Advance Man Talks Political Pitfalls and Campaign Stagecraft

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“I stayed at the White House for five years, far longer than the average tenure back then, but life on the road is incompatible with being a grounded ­husband and father, so it was time to say goodbye.”

Nonfiction on Warren Buffett, “Hamilton,” Skulls, Science, Networks, Cybernetics | Xpress Reviews

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Buffett’s investment ground rules; Hamilton says it all; skulls in art; the study of the politics of science; a thought-provoking view of the changes a networked world; of broad appeal to readers interested in the history of science and technology

Water Conservation | Science & Technology Reviews, June 1, 2016

water in plain sight

A ­riveting and highly accessible book that will appeal to water enthusiasts and nature lovers of all kinds about interpreting water; an important book for those interested in climate change, particularly the effects it will have on sea level rise and cities; a refreshing, optimistic book that looks into how diverse groups of people across the globe are working to align the land with the water cycle again in an era when water scarcity is already a reality

Visionary Versemakers | Arts & Humanities Reviews, May 15, 2016

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Two magisterial and generous collections of poetry, one from Rita Dove—Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate—and the other from Adrienne Rich, outspoken feminist and political activist

Environmental Science, May 2016 | Best Sellers

September 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Illustration That Works, Creative Cut Cards, Enameling Jewelry, and Traditional Nordic Knits | Crafts & DIY Reviews, June 1, 2016

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A practical yet sophisticated guide for aspiring artists and recent art school graduates alike; a fun and functional guide to card making; an extensive guide to enameling jewelry; classic Nordic knitwear that will appeal to all levels of knitters, and many more crafts & DIY book reviews

The Eighth Annual Librarian Shout ‘n Share | BookExpo America 2016

Chicago P.L.'s Stephen Sposato shares

The best was saved for last as tote-bag-laden librarians gathered at the close of the final day of BookExpo America, held May 11–13 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, to share their discoveries on the exhibit floor. The Association of American Publishers-LJ-sponsored Librarian Shout ‘n Share panel, moderated by LJ fiction editor Wilda Williams, featured a bevy […]

The Assassination Complex by Jeremy Scahill & the Staff of The Intercept | LJ Review

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While very much a work of the moment, this account delivers a searing, facts-driven indictment of America’s drone wars and their implications for U.S. democracy and foreign policy.

Nonfiction: Library Careers, One World Trade Center, Cooking Burgers, Laurie Notaro | Xpress Reviews

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A detailed profession guide with a self-help approach for librarians, the biography of One World Trade Center, Good Housekeeping on cooking burgers, Notaro’s humor gets a bit tedious