Ackroyd on the Stuarts & Charlie Chaplin, Bai on Gary Hart, Hill on Diplomacy, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Oct. 2014, Pt. 5

Ackroyd, Peter. Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Oct. 2014. 528p. ISBN 9781250003638. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466855991. HISTORY The award-winning biographer, historian, and novelist (e.g., Whitbread Novel Award, James Tait Black Memorial Prize) continues his “History of England” series with a third volume focusing on […]

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, February 28, 2014

A thoughtful view of the role of art in our society, a hefty tome on the life of Ingrid Bergman, dogs and New York together, a useful title for all travelers

Video Reviews | November 15, 2013

Reviews of Portrait of Wally: The Face That Launched a Thousand Lawsuits, Pedal-Driven: A Bikeumentary, and Elaine Stritch at Liberty, plus a full list of Video reviews from the November 15, 2013 issue.

Provence, 1970 Begins a Food Revolution | RA Crossroads

A seminal meal in southeast France leads to a culinary revolution; suggest these read-alikes, read-arounds, and watch-around to immerse patrons in your library’s cooking, art, and DVD collections.

Best Sellers: Music and Art, September 19, 2013

December 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

An Artistic “Focus” | July 2013

Reviews of titles in Phaidon’s “Focus” series from the July issue.

Nonfiction Previews, Pt. 5: On Johnny Carson, Charlie Parker, and Masterpiece Theatre

Bushkin, Henry. Untitled on Johnny Carson. Houghton Harcourt. Oct. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780544217621. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780544217737. MEMOIR/TELEVISION Johnny Carson’s attorney for nearly two decades, at a time when the Tonight Show was at its height and Carson went through two divorces, Bushkin ultimately served as his “counselor, partner, employee, business advisor, earpiece, mouthpiece, enforcer, […]

Reference Reviews | March 15, 2013

Reviews of the Dictionary of American Regional English, Art in Oceania, and Spencer C. Tucker’s Almanac of American Military History, plus a full list of reference reviews from the Mar. 15 issue.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, March 1, 2013

Arab women’s art, Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela, “The Clean Plates Cookbook,” real-life detectives, director Rouben Mamoulian, “New Deal Photographs of West Virginia,” Picasso black and white, and the story of the Hart Family

Renaissance Man: Leonardo da Vinci, August 2012

Reviews of Francis Ames-Lewis’s Isabella and Leonardo, Ross King’s Leonardo and the Last Supper, and Peter Silverman and Catherine Whitney’s Leonardo’s Last Princess.