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In Office: This Season’s Presidential and Political Picks

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A pragmatic political partnership; a moving portrayal of the Washingtons’ devoted relationship; Winik delivers a book of capital historical importance; a significant alliance in America’s founding; an unequaled biography of Henry Kissinger

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 1, 2015

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Einstein, breast cancer, president memoirs, and interviews with transgender communities. Here’s a list of nonfiction titles to be reviewed in the September 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Politics & Law, August 2015 | Best Sellers

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My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem | LJ Review

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Steinem, Gloria. My Life on the Road. Random. Oct. 2015. 304p. photos. notes. ISBN 9780679456209. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780812988352. MEMOIR Steinem (Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions) weaves an inspired personal narrative by sharing stories of the places she’s seen and people who have galvanized her, which includes everyone from poet laureates to cab drivers; and […]

Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman | LJ Review

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Hirshman, Linda. Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World. Harper: HarperCollins. Sept. 2015. 416p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780062238467. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062238481. LAW In addition to its clever title, this book offers an illuminating analysis of the ascent by Sandra […]

Business & Economics, July 2015 | Best Sellers

October 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Katrina, Ten Years On

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A haunting yet powerful photography collection from Spielman; a gripping read of the hurricane’s emotional and personal impact; Rivlin’s recommended blow-by-blow account of the months and years after Katrina

Inspiration for Entrepreneurs, North Korea Memoir, plus Le Guin and Karr on Writing, Pro Media, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, July 2015

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Potential entrepreneurs will find stories From the Other Side encouraging; an emotional and engrossing memoir from Jang; Karr instructs and inspires through example; Le Guin offers a must-read for writers of fiction

Q&A: Richard E. Nisbett

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LJ talks to Richard E. Nisbett, author of Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking, “a great gift of enlightenment from an expert and exemplary teacher.”

A Poetic Journey of Self-Discovery, the Sport of 9-Man, plus Latest Trailers, Fast Scans | Video Reviews, July 2015

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One of the year’s best films, Tracks deserves to be tracked by libraries; a talented new voice in documentary filmmaking captures the nonmainstream sport of 9-Man; Schlöndorff delivers a fascinating rumination on wartime duty and honor