Nonfiction on Veterans and Dogs and a Nova Scotia Architect | Xpress Reviews

Grossi brings readers into the day-to-day experiences of being deployed, without romanticizing or demonizing the people involved; a lesser-known Nova Scotia architectural firm that seeks a blend of regionalism, minimalist form, geometric clarity, and environmental responsibility

Nonfiction: Chaplin’s Diary, an Afghan Odyssey, the Roeblings and Their Bridge | Xpress Reviews

The title might work better as a film and screenplay, which could have been Chaplin’s original intention; hand to readers especially looking for an intimate glimpse at Afghanistan’s history and culture; a riveting biography of an early modern engineer whose work still stands

Nonfiction: Iraq & Afghanistan, the Westons, Peggy Lee, Women in Politics, Beastie Boys | Xpress Reviews

Latin American photos, dogs, U.S. wars in the Middle East, the Bible, the Weston sisters, travel and bartering, Peggy Lee, women in politics, Route 66, cybercrime, Carl Schmitt, the Beastie Boys, Northern race relations, aging well

Annual Military History Roundup: Part 2 | October 15, 2012

Reviews of military history titles from World War I to the present.

Librarians’ Best Books of 2011: Edward Girardet’s Killing the Cranes: A Reporter’s Journey Through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan

Librarians’ Best Books of 2011: Edward Girardet’s Killing the Cranes: A Reporter’s Journey Through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan