LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 1, 2016

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The Birth of a Dream, an autobiographical masterpiece; Citizen Steinbeck; Curtis Mayfield; poets Armantrout and Pinsky; plus Hahn’s view of U.S. imperial ambitions, histories of Vietnam and the Caliphate; Table Manners; and books for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Nonfiction on Study Skills, Healthy Baking, JFK & Masculinity | Xpress Reviews

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An unsuccessful attempt to organize study skills; Hertzberg revises his advice on bread-making; those looking for period studies related to American culture during the 1950s and 1960s should find Watts’s title intriguing

European History, August 2016 | Best Sellers

November 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Olympic Reading | Wyatt’s World

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Starting August 5, media broadcasts turn their attention from the divisiveness of American politics to the united and global celebration of sport. There are plenty of titles to provide parallel reading. Here are five starting examples.

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, August 1, 2016

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Three titles that make for essential reading for beginning and veteran library professionals

Fowl Treatment | Science & Technology Reviews, August 1, 2016

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Two titles detailing how the chicken has become one of the staples of the American diet, succeeding beef as the protein of choice for millions across the nation, and the pros and cons of the animal production industry.

Manga Origami, Mason Jar Nation, Vintage Modern Crochet | Crafts & DIY Reviews, August 1, 2016

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11 crafts/DIY titles ranging from how to sell your art online to free-motion quilting, from making your own manga origami to modern baby knits

Big, Bad Breakfast, Dorie’s Cookies, Purely Pumpkin | Cooking Reviews, August 1, 2016

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An essential cookbook for those who love hosting hearty breakfasts and brunches; a timely pumpkin cookbook to get recipe ideas for fall holidays and gatherings; hundreds of cookie recipes from baking expert Dorie Greenspan, and plenty more cookbook reviews to satisfy every craving

Art in India | Arts & Humanities Reviews, August 1, 2016

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Two wonderful books covering the criminally underrated beauty of Indian art. Puja and Piety is a beautiful and rewarding introduction to the religious aspects of some Indian art while The Spirit of Indian Painting will provide 101 nights of captivating reading

We Like To Watch (TV) | Arts & Humanities Reviews, August 1, 2016

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Binge-watching TV has become a national—and worldwide—pastime; here are two explorations of the impact television has had on the collective consciousness of humanity