Special Operations: Daring Missions, Disappearances, Double Agents

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Corera’s illuminating summary of cyberespionage; the astonishing life and times of Morris and Lona Cohen; The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood; Meier’s story of Robert Levinson reads like a spy thriller

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: June 1, 2016

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From beginning photography to Creative Cut Cards, fan favorites Neil Gaiman and the Ramones at 40, plus best memoirs, spies and espionage, with Gooley, Pilkey & Co., and Schwartz on water scarcity issues

Psychology, June 2016 | Best Sellers

September 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Q&A: Josh King; A Former Advance Man Talks Political Pitfalls and Campaign Stagecraft

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“I stayed at the White House for five years, far longer than the average tenure back then, but life on the road is incompatible with being a grounded ­husband and father, so it was time to say goodbye.”

Test Prep Strategies

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ACT Cracking the ACT Premium Edition with 8 Practice Tests and DVD, 2016. Princeton Review. Dec. 2015. 832p. ISBN 9781101881996. pap. $31.99 w/DVD. ED The ACT provides some free test prep resources on its website (act.org), but the Princeton Review provides a variety of resources in print, online, and on the accompanying DVD. Video tutorials, […]

Our “United” States: Sen. Cory Booker on Building Strong Communities

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On March 21 at Random House’s New York City office, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) discussed United: Thoughts on Finding ­Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 15, 2016

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Françoise Gilot on Her Life with and Without Picasso; visionary versemakers Dove and Rich; music man Gleason; an articulate Rise and Fall of Nations; where to find The World’s Best Drinks and Street Food

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 1, 2016

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In 1971, there was Never a Dull Moment, Hasson on Believers, Thinkers, and Founders, how to do Adult Stuff, plus military picks, baseball books, and writerly advice from Mattison in The Kite and the String

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.