Careful, You’re Being Watched: Surveillance & Privacy | Collection Development, August 2015

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With ongoing revelations about activities of the National Security Agency, citizens need to know as much as they can about privacy and how surveillance is now a part of everyone’s life. These 28 sources should shed some light on the matter.

City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg | LJ Review

City on Fire

Hallberg, Garth Risk. City on Fire. Knopf. Oct. 2015. 944p. ISBN 9780385353779. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780385353786. F This epic, well-written, and highly entertaining first novel is set in New York City from around Christmas 1976 to the blackout of July 1977. Years earlier, wealthy widower William Hamilton-Sweeney had become engaged to a woman whose wheeler-dealer […]

History | Best Sellers, July 2015

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Larson’s Lusitania, Churchill, and Waterloo

Dictionaries of Law, American Theater, World History, plus Mammals in North America and New Short Takes | Reference Reviews, July 2015

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Hard-to-find information on the American theater from its inception until 1880, the “dark side” of world history, Weiner’s popular guide to graphic novels continues to hold the line, a scholarly study of the Bible’s enduring impact.

Drawing Manga, Quick Crochet, Wooden Locks, Coastal Crafts | Crafts & DIY Reviews, July 2015

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An accessible manga crash course for all skill levels; exquisite beaded shawls for adventurous knitters; quick, stylish crochet projects; sage advice for quilting-related mishaps; coastal inspirations for interiors

Satisfy Hunger with Clean Eating, Yogurt Culture, Green + Grains | Cooking Reviews, February 15, 2015

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An eye-opening Bar Tartine; Yogurt Culture belongs in most all collections; Vetri continues to please with exceptional Italian cuisine; clean eating and lifestyle tips; an accessible take on leafy, grainy dishes.

Health Resources | Reference eReviews, July 2015

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In this column, we examine resources that make information accessible to medical researchers, academics, students, and the educated health-care consumer using a balanced dose of multimedia along with popular and peer-reviewed literature.

A Quest for Sustainable Meat, History of Alzheimer’s, Race & Medicine, Cardio Reads | Science & Technology Reviews, July 2015

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Estabrook’s engaging investigation of how pigs are raised commercially for food; Ingram’s “biography” of Alzheimer’s disease; a must-read from Tweedy for anyone interested in improving medical care

Katrina, Ten Years On

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A haunting yet powerful photography collection from Spielman; a gripping read of the hurricane’s emotional and personal impact; Rivlin’s recommended blow-by-blow account of the months and years after Katrina

Inspiration for Entrepreneurs, North Korea Memoir, plus Le Guin and Karr on Writing, Pro Media, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, July 2015

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Potential entrepreneurs will find stories From the Other Side encouraging; an emotional and engrossing memoir from Jang; Karr instructs and inspires through example; Le Guin offers a must-read for writers of fiction