Social Sciences

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LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, October 1, 2017

May Morris is an excellent resource for art history students but may be too specific for public libraries; new photography titles explore the essentials of the medium; highly recommended presidential picks; an affecting and personal look into the experiences of minor migrants; chef Waters comes of age in Coming to My Senses

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, September 15, 2017

Bunny Mellon‘s story presents keen insights into the complex fabric of American culture and history; Creating Great Choiceswill improve anyone’s career; this useful guide to Garden Renovation is an excellent resource for the casual or inexperienced gardener and particularly new homeowners

Dunkirk: The Battle That Altered History | RA Crossroads

In his storytelling approach to the events, figures, and actions of the start of World War II and the Battle of Dunkirk in the summer of 1940, Korda pulls readers in with a mix of history and his own family’s experience of war.

Leveling the Field: Women in Sports | Collection Development

Title IX relates to equality for everyone in sports. Recently it has been in the news for issues other than athletics and physical education. These 30 resources will level any collection.

Geography, September 2017 | Best Sellers

November 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Kurt Andersen’s Fantasyland Probes American Society & Politics

Kurt Andersen’s latest book, Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History, investigates the current state of American society, factors leading up to the Trump presidency, and the influence of mass media, past and present.

Editors’ Fall Picks 2017

Forty-one timely titles for autumn and beyond

LJ Reference | Review Alert, September 1, 2017

The Ancient World will be helpful to high school and undergraduate students; a terrific starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about The Vietnam War; for adult fans of all things werewolf, there’s The Werewolf Filmography; plus six databases and websites that will be of use to academic and public libraries

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, September 1, 2017

A journey well worth taking, Hirschfeld‘s world traverses Moscow, Paris, and Hollywood; entertaining and exhilarating, Schlesinger will appeal mostly to historians but also be enjoyed by popular history readers; six titles to aid in the fight against breast cancer; Soonish technology that is decidedly nonacademic in the best way

Revisiting the Vietnam War | Wyatt’s World

On September 17, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will launch a ten-part PBS film documentary series The Vietnam War, providing plenty of ideas for what to reach for in the collection, such as Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Sympathizer, and Nothing Ever Dies.