LJ Nonfiction Reviews: August 1, 2016


From Japanese Tattoos to Botticelli Reimagined to football’s Game Changers, a fresh view of history, plus Damn Delicious recipes, “incomparable” memoirs, and an essential American Heiress

Women’s Rights, Women’s Lives | Video Reviews, July 1, 2016


Women’s studies and civil rights scholars will find Reflections Unheard essential viewing; the Women of ’69 are a must-have

Women on Top: Biographies of Leaders Who Shaped the Course of History


Readers who enjoy biographies of compelling and powerful women will relish The Huntress; every library must have a copy of First Women; Maggs seeks to shine the spotlight on the Wonder Women who changed history

Revolutionary Reading | Wyatt’s World


Celebrate July 4th with the Hamilton cast album and show tie-in (Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter’s Hamilton: The Revolution) and consider some other recent works on the era.

Happy Birthday, Parks | Social Science Reviews, July 1, 2016

national parks of america

A coffee-table sized guide to America’s 59 national parks from Lonely Planet, and a heartwarming memoir of a man traveling to 12 national parks while coping with his mother’s terminal illness

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, July 1, 2016

visual literacy

Required reading that breaks down visual literacy; a helpful guide to library technology; an essential book for library school students and beginning librarians who need to understand the basics of electronic resource management

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: July 1, 2016


From fresh new translations of Pushkin’s Novels, Tales, and Journeys to biographies of notable historical figures and First Women, plus self-help how-to’s for Designing Your Life and a look at a long-standing tradition, Christmas in the Crosshairs

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: June 15, 2016


Fleetwood Mac on Fleetwood Mac; Broadway babies; summer poetry; new visions Of Arms and Artists; beat the heat at Smuggler’s Cove, plus cooking and comics in Robin Ha’s Cook Korean!

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, June 15, 2016

discovery tool cookbook

Four useful library science volumes for managing creativity, dynamic research support, “cooking up” successful lesson plans, and facilitating research

Gripping Nonfiction To Sweep Readers Away | Wyatt’s World


Summer reading tends to lean heavily toward fiction, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of engrossing and mind-blowing nonfiction to take to the beach or consume while the air conditioner is blasting away. Here are five examples.