Ancient Rome | LJ Reviews

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SPQR is a must-read for fans of classical studies and strongly recommended for anyone with an interest in history. Fans of Roman history will certainly want to read Dynasty; it’s tone will also appeal to lovers of historical fiction

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 1, 2015

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From Baby Care Basics to Planet Middle School, Parenting Is Easy. Ancient Rome, two for Alzheimer’s caregivers, plus public library archives, a guide to online searching, books for Black History Month

The Witches: Salem, 1692 | RA Crossroads

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Schiff wades into the malice, fear, power play, and seething resentment that fueled the Salem witch trials, detailing the central figures and offering a play-by-play of the hearings’ key moments.

Lives, Loves, Losses: Books for Black History Month and Beyond

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Stunning memoir, fiction, poetry; thought-provoking history, political science, sociology; and fun mystery, romance, erotica to satisfy and stir readers all year round.

Psychology, October 2015 | Best Sellers

January 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: October 15, 2015

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150 years of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; fall football picks, Pt. 2; library security and Protecting Patron Privacy; cooking with Dilling’s Paris Market Cookbook; Pope Francis on climate change, and more

Playing it Safe: Author Steve Albrecht Tackles Security Measures for Libraries

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Dr. Steve Albrecht, author of Library Security, is retired from the San Diego police department and manages a training, coaching, and management consulting firm.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: October 1, 2015

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Frank Gehry, Ardennes 1944, optimism in the workplace, artists Monet and Mondrian, plus Crafts DIY, Spirituality & Religion columns, Olympic dreams, The Typewriter Revolution, soccer scandals, and Pope Francis Effect

Righting a Wrong: On Forgotten Heroes of the Vietnam Conflict

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Louise Esola’s American Boys: The True Story of the Lost 74 of the Vietnam War (Pennway, 2015) focuses on an almost-forgotten tragedy: the death of 74 young men in the sinking of the USS Frank E. Evansoff the coast of Vietnam on June 3, 1969.

A Life of One’s Own | Memoir

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The theme of this month’s memoir column is upbringing and what one does with it.