Social Sciences

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Reflections of War: Behind the Scenes of Notable Battles

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Spanning three centuries of history, these titles recount the aftermath of battle, in particular the Revolutionary War (1775–83), Civil War (1861–65), and World War II (1939–45). There are also two contrasting appraisals of leader Douglas ­MacArthur, along with a biography of Civil War general William Tecumseh ­Sherman.

Paging Through History | RA Crossroads

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In this accessible and wide-ranging account, Kurlansky’s narrative moves through time and across the globe investigating the reign of paper and its far reach.

Once Upon a Utopia | Social Science Reviews, May 1, 2016

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Four riveting accounts that explore some of the many communities in America that have set out over the years to find a new way of life, away from it all, by setting up their own personal utopias and communes. Some, needless to say, worked out better than others.

Equal Rites | Social Science Reviews, May 1, 2016

love unites us

Two fascinating looks at the fight by members of the LGBTQ community for the freedom to marry in America

Boomer Memoirs | Social Science Reviews, May 1, 2016

old age

Three new memoirs from boomers address in different perspectives the final frontiers of old age, illness and death, and what has happened along the way. Which approach works best, looking back, analyzing the present, or gazing forward?

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, May 1, 2016

making the most of digital collections

Two helpful handbooks on digitizing your library’s collection and a useful guide for time-strapped staff seeking an effective strategy to designing and evaluating programs and proving their library’s worth

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: April 15, 2016

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Pulitzer Prize winner Lahiri writes In Other Words; new fashion titles; a must-read Lesson Plan; an important overview of Academic E-Books; Ackerman takes flight with The Genius of Birds

Education, April 2016 | Best Sellers

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Alt-Florida Travel

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This entertaining book will amuse and astonish Floridians and anybody interested in the absurdity of the Sunshine State or human nature in general; a guide to the Everglades and the Florida Keys that should appeal to adventuresome tourists

Economics, with Interest | Social Science Reviews, April 15, 2016

unequal gains

A masterpiece in quantitative and qualitative economic research destined to become a classic in its field; a book by one of the most important economic thinkers of our generation belongs in all economic and social history collections