Bios of Lafayette, Lincoln, Queen Victoria, plus Teacher Wars, Librarian Management, & Lots Lots More | Social Sciences Reviews

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Auricchio’s lively Marquis should appeal to history readers of all kinds, an historical perspective on education reform that both enlightens and inspires, Poole’s insightful writing is touching and demands pauses for reflection.

Easy Meals, Bitter Blends, Slanted Door Recipes | Cooking Reviews

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Simple recipes, attractive photos, an easy-to-read layout, and a functional lie-flat binding make Easy Gourmet a great choice for aspiring cooks; McLagan laments the disappearance of bitter tastes from mainstream diets

Comic Book Art, Shaker Furniture, How To Crochet, Catification, & More | Arts & Crafts Reviews

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Lavold’s fascinating exploration of the historical and cultural contexts behind Scandinavian cable knitting traditions is an essential addition to knitting collections, make your home cat-friendly without looking like a crazy cat person.

Campbell on Neil Gaiman, Poetry from Hirsch, Byron Studies, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Gaiman fans will be hanging on every word and illustration for a deeper insight into his eccentric genius, Hirsch constructs a personal history of grief that admits the full range of parental experience, a dramatic literary history ideal for readers interested in Romantic-era writing

Guidance on Shaken Baby Syndrome, Creating a Positive Life, Overcoming Hypervigilance | Self-Help Reviews

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While nearly half of self-help titles give global advice to make life more successful, happy, or fulfilled, many selections in this column present a slightly different message.

Nonfiction: a Punk Rock Pioneer, a Dalmatian Memoir, Rock Star Theory, & Secret Sidekicks | Xpress Reviews

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A female rock pioneer reveals food for thought, how a Dalmatian helped a writer battle depression, a workmanlike chronicle of rock celebrity, and a fun book for anyone who loves contemporary art and history

Health & Fitness, September 2014 | Best Sellers

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From The Body Book and Cameron Diaz to Eating Dangerously

Dr. Mütter’s Marvels, Barnosky on Extinction, Dealing with Dementia, & More | Science & Technology Reviews

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Written for the general public, Aptowicz’s book will be of great interest to large public libraries; a superior synthesis of recent research from many scientific disciplines; Emlen’s excellent writing will draw in readers intrigued by astonishingly powerful weapons.

Nonfiction on Muhammad, Herod, Medieval People, & Ancient Greece | Xpress Reviews

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The narratives of Islam’s prophet, Herod and a picture of ancient Near Eastern power politics, works on essential medieval thinkers, and an excellent overview of significant Greek events and personages

“Reconstructing” the Civil War

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From Lincoln’s Gamble and the era’s photography and laws to After Lincoln to the lives of Embattled Rebels and daredevil heroes

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