LJ Nonfiction Reviews: October 15, 2016

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An outstanding portrait of Jean Cocteau; Elvis’s legacy; holiday crafts; hikers in America, On the Trail; top fall poetry; civil rights attorney Julius Chambers; navigating The Gig Economy; Whole Cooking and Nutrition is a must-have; what humans can learn from Being a Dog

Musical Memoirs | Wyatt’s World

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Memoirs take a musical turn this fall, with a number of high-profile singers turning to the page rather than the microphone to tell their tales. Here are five essential titles as an overture.

African History September 2016 | Best Sellers

November 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Future Forward for Libraries | Professional Media Reviews, September 15, 2016

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Why special collections must expand their role as teaching centers; Lankes’s New Librarianship is required reading; Varnum offers informative, diverse, and valuable insights on how libraries are implementing and using discovery tools

Pearl Harbor, 75 Years Later: A Quartet of Titles That Will Live On

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Harding’s history of the Cynthia Olson will appeal to nautical and military historians; Nelson looks at the overall effects of World War II on the American psyche; A Matter of Honor casts light on a controversial episode in history; Twomey provides much-needed context

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: October 1, 2016

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An outstanding Feud between Nabokov and Wilson; staging Shakespeare in Swahililand and beyond; motivational Game Changers; U.S. immigration in The City of Dreams; Altman’s Treyf offers a warm portrayal of coming of age in the 1960s and 1970s

Asian History, September 2016 | Best Sellers

December 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Library Career Transitions, Specialties, Shared Collections | Pro Media Reviews, September 1, 2016

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An important book for professionals seeking horizons unknown; a fast-reading guide for aspiring academic librarians and undecided subject specialists; these essays provide a solid overview of the collaboration landscape

Eternal Reads | LJ Reviews, September 1, 2016

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Sophisticated readers with gothic sensibilities will find Ghostland a worthy title; A Season of the Witch will make readers want to visit Salem; this collection explores humanity’s enduring fascination with the supernatural

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 15, 2016

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New collections from le Carré, Le Guin, Oates, and Oliver; ten photography titles to pore over; Mindful Moments of simplicity and self-care; Johnson engages the truth-telling power of the arts; Baird has the last word on Capone; Pearl Harbor, 75 years later