Nonfiction from Celebrity Offerman and Author/Humorist Twain | Xpress Reviews

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Offerman’s fans can rejoice in his latest “offering”; nonfans, not so much. Twain devotees who aren’t fussy about scholarship or facts might try this compilation

Computer Science, May 2015 | Best Sellers

September 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

African Studies, May 2015 | Best Sellers

August 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Nonfiction on Meditation | Xpress Reviews

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Catton’s meditation on meditation is among the best titles on this topic

Chinese Brush Painting, Ideas for Printmaking, DIY Furniture Styles, Outdoor Kitchens, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, May 1, 2015

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Traditional styles of Chinese brush flower painting; a variety of techniques for working with paper; an excellent introduction to outdoor kitchens; recycling, refinishing, and repurposing furniture; a diverse collection of projects knit in lace-weight yarns

Life During Wartime | Classic Returns

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A pre–Memorial Day “Classic Returns” looks at war stories and tales of survival during wartime.

History of Palimpsest, Researching Modern Families, Designing Creative Schools, plus Pro Media & More | Social Sciences Reviews, May 1, 2015

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Battles takes on the ambitious task of analyzing the history of the written word; ­Golombok gives readers solid evidence and data covering every kind of “new” family; Robinson outlines his vision of schooling; Otis investigates the history of New York Fire Department

Taylor Wilson Bio, Medical Treatment Options, Privacy Policies, & More | Science & Technology Reviews, May 1, 2015

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Wilson is regarded as an up-and-coming Steve Jobs or Bill Gates for the energy industry; Kaufman demonstrates the effects of Medicare policy on treatment benefits; experts wrestle with the changing concept of privacy

Socialist Politics in Art (1880–1940), Butler’s Impressions of Cuba, Roper Explores Nabokov in America | Arts & Humanities Reviews, May 1, 2015

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An important addition to library collections focusing on art history, socialism, and 20th-century American radicalism; Butler’s Domino Diaries should have broad appeal; Roper has done an inspired job exploring Nabokov in America

Comedy Classics: It Happened One Night and Tootsie, with Jeeves and Wooster, New Trailers, & More | Video Reviews, May 1, 2015

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Newly restored ­reissues cement One Night and Tootsie in the comedy pantheon; Jeeves and Wooster, practically perfect in every way; Vera will hold readers’ attention right up to the last scene.