From Spain’s Golden Age to the Billion-Dollar Spy | History Previews, Jul. 2015, Pt. 1

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Dickey, Christopher. Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South. Crown. Jul. 2015. 368p. ISBN 9780307887276. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780307887290. HISTORY As the Civil War commenced, the Confederacy desperately wanted recognition from Great Britain. But that country opposed the slave trade, which the Southern states needed reopened to maintain their economy. […]

Still Scared | What We’re Reading

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LJ and School Library Journal staffers’ post-Halloween reads and some guest appearances by a debut author and book review journalists

Split-Brain Theory, Evolution, Interstellar Travel, & More | Science Previews, Feb. 2015, Pt. 3

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Bell, Jim. The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission. Dutton. Feb. 2015. 352p. ISBN 9780525954323. $27.95. ASTRONOMY The Voyager spacecraft mission was launched in 1977 with the aim of traveling into interstellar space; Voyager 1 left the solar system in 2013 and sister craft Voyager 2 is expected to do so in 2015. Clipping along […]

Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2013, Pt. 4: Capturing the Kommandant of Auschwitz and Playing Chopin During the Revolution

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Bacon, John U. Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football. S. & S. Sept. 2013. 336p. ISBN 9781476706436. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781476706443. SPORTS College football is currently beset with scandal and sanctions, so one can be forgiven for expecting this report from Bacon to be a downer. And, indeed, drawing on […]

Fiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 4: Award-Winning Authors Jennifer Haigh, Jamaica Kincaid, Ron Rash, and More

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Dee, Jonathan. A Thousand Pardons. Random. Feb. 2013. 224p. ISBN 9780812993219. $26; eISBN 9780679645009. LITERARY A Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2009 with Chang-Rae Lee (Jennifer Egan won for A Visit from the Goon Squad), Dee goes au courant with the story of a woman who returns to work after her corporate-lawyer husband loses all following […]

Reference News: “Reference in the Wiki Age,” Altmetrics, and Royal Gnomes

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Reference News: “Reference in the Wiki Age,” Altmetrics, and Royal Gnomes

Nonfiction Previews, September 2012, Pt. 3: All in the Family, plus Bill and Hillary

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Nonfiction Previews, September 2012, Pt. 3: All in the Family, plus Bill and Hillary

Nonfiction Previews, August 2012, Pt. 3: A Paul Auster Memoir and Serious Scholarship About Marilyn Monroe

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Nonfiction Previews, August 2012, Pt. 3: A Paul Auster Memoir and Serious Scholarship About Marilyn Monroe

Nonfiction Previews, May 2012, Pt. 4: Dionne, Price, Imam Feisal, and Crows

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Nonfiction Previews, May 2012, Pt. 4: Dionne, Price, Imam Feisal, and Crows

Nonfiction Previews: Apr. 2012, Pt. 3: Breakout Nations, Ciudad Ju√°rez, and the World's Tallest Dog

Nonfiction Previews: Apr. 2012, Pt. 3: Breakout Nations, Ciudad Ju√°rez, and the World's Tallest Dog