Nonfiction on Walter Noble Burns, Lincoln, Classical Music, Mexico, China, Buddhism | Xpress Reviews


Wild West history, more Lincoln scholarship, a demystification of classical music, a memoir of moving to Mexico, China’s plans with regard to global domination, and a well-organized collection on Buddhism, with a noble cast of characters

Nonfiction: Lincoln’s Dog, Burroughs’s Pix, War on Terror, Evolution, Human Rights, Math | Xpress Reviews


How Burroughs’s wrote, truth behind national parks, war on terror reference, an exquisitely conceived book on women in charge, Bill Nye on life’s origins, a scholarly look at human rights law, and the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia

Nonfiction: the Bronx, Herzl, the Great Migration, Plus-Size Models, NLF Players, More | Xpress Reviews


Growing up in the Bronx, a fascinating intellectual biography, the experiences of African American girls in the Great Migration, plus-size models, life after professional football, Fanny Seward and the Civil War

Lincoln, 150 Years On | Collection Development: Lincoln’s Legacy


The vast amount of literature on Abraham Lincoln is almost unmatched in the English language. Interest in our 16th president has never abated, and these 34 titles will enlighten some, disillusion others, and stand as a basic resource.

Period Pieces


Recent historical fiction.

Lessons from Lincoln


Recent titles on Lincoln from the September 1, 2013 issue.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, March 15, 2013


Chagnon’s time among the Yanomamö, Lincoln’s time among Congressmen, exercise advice from 50 Cent, more on Butch and Sundance from Hatch, New Deal historiography, loving writing letters, Mary Robinson and human rights, the icon known as Prince

Lincoln: Core Titles | Wyatt’s World


Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln biopic opens nationwide this week, and with the growing buzz about the film comes more focused interest in the President. The movie draws from Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals, but there are many other titles that provide insight into the character and times of Lincoln, such as the five core works […]

Social Sciences Reviews, August 2012


Social Sciences Reviews, August 2012

Geeky Friday | Dark Knight Trilogy: The Complete Screenplays, Spielberg’s Lincoln Biopic, Pictures from Mars


Steven Spielberg’s anticipated biopic Lincoln finally has a releases date. Although the film apparently has been in the can awhile, with the November election looming, Spielberg didn’t want the film to be seen as political, so shelved it for a more suitable time (when you’re Spielberg you can do that). Entertainment Weekly has snagged this […]