Retirement Planning | LJ Reviews

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Ghilarducci showcases how readers from varying walks of life can make sustainable retirement savings choices, how to get more from your assets

Nonfiction on the Grateful Dead, Perfectionism, the U.S. Economy, Gay Marriage, Earhart, Sanders | Xpress Reviews

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It’s not clear why the Grateful Dead matters, relevant cataloging practices, a Game of Thrones for casual readers, new interpretations of the Earhart enigma, Stiglitz reshapes our view of economics, charming New England B&Bs, a study of Sanders’s political views that deserves close scrutiny

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: December 1, 2015

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Mindful home design, Big Apple architecture, sustainable gardening, trends in typewriting, retirement planning, The Parker Sisters, one family’s Hundred Year Walk, embedded librarianship, sex trafficking, and best travel

Forming Families | LJ Reviews

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An unsatisfying but appealing story for those affected by adoption, a dreamlike and lovely account from Norbury that is well written but will struggle to find an audience

Adult Programming, Online Searching, Archives, & Best Books | LJ Reviews

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For librarians at public libraries, Year of Programs will appeal; library and information science faculty will find Online Searching useful; inventive ways to use archives; must-read books suitable for a wide audience

A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction by Patrick J. Kennedy & Stephen Fried | LJ Review

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Kennedy, Patrick J. & Stephen Fried. A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction. Blue Rider. 2015. 432p. photos. index. ISBN 9780399173325. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698185111. POL SCI Kennedy (D-RI) served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 16 years (1994–2010) and reveals that during much of […]

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 15, 2015

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Performers Dylan, Strayhorn, and Downton‘s Smith, Indie fall poetry, The Black Calhouns, Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, professional media, Beyond Bullying, and The City at Three P.M.

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.