The Born Frees, Future of Democracy, North Korea Memoirs, Pro Media, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, June 1, 2015


Burge’s incredible and inspiring account belongs in every library; students of American democracy, government officials, and young citizens should read Running from Office; Aldrich takes us inside the Little Free Library movement

History of Palimpsest, Researching Modern Families, Designing Creative Schools, plus Pro Media & More | Social Sciences Reviews, May 1, 2015


Battles takes on the ambitious task of analyzing the history of the written word; ­Golombok gives readers solid evidence and data covering every kind of “new” family; Robinson outlines his vision of schooling; Otis investigates the history of New York Fire Department

Cold War/North Korean History, the Wright Brothers, Marriage Equality, Pro Media, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, April 1, 2015


A North Korean fighter pilot’s journey to freedom, a signal contribution to Wright historiography, required reading for anyone who cares about the power of law, a study of ancient times to the contemporary psychiatric revolution.

Custer, King, Lincoln, New Pro Media | Social Sciences Reviews, January 2015


Fraser’s work shines as an angry but cogent denouncement of America’s growing wealth disparity; West shares King’s views and visions on radical love; McGinty gives us the best accounting of Lincoln, the lawyer, to date.

Histories of the Underground Railroad, British Dynasties, the American Civil War, plus the Best Place To Work, and Lots Lots More | Social Sciences Reviews, November 15, 2014


Foner’s seminal work is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the United States; Friedman delivers a must-read for managers; essays for academics, critics, and students of video game design.

Political Journalism, Factory Farming, New Orleans, Marketing for Libraries, & More | Social Sciences Reviews


Bai’s important cautionary tale will resonate with journalists and members of the media, Genoways’s debut provides readers with an exhaustive examination of the meatpacking industry, Berger’s ready reference for all library professionals

Must-Read American History, Infamous Verdicts, plus Civil War Narratives & More | Social Sciences Reviews


Baptist has written a book that truly deepens and broadens our understanding of slavery, Acquittal illuminates the arcane process of successful jury selection, essayist Shenk explores the dynamics of creative pairs

Premodern Sea Travel, Marriage Equality, Casey on Fiction, & More | Social Sciences Reviews


Barrie takes readers on a tour of the history of maritime navigation; a timely account of the legal struggles to attain fundamental rights; Casey’s guide belongs on every writer’s shelf; how university libraries have created new services

Real-Life Mona Lisa, Library Volunteers, Memoir, Psychology, Travel | Social Sciences Reviews

Success with Library Volunteers

A Renaissance woman who appeals to a general audience, Hoffman promulgates a treatise on the evolution of punishment, employ Success with Library Volunteers to open conversations regarding future volunteer use

TED Talks, the History of News, the Boston Marathon Attacks, & More | Social Sciences Reviews

Talk Like TED

Gallo’s Talk Like TED explains communication methods that work, how people acquired and understood The Invention of News, the Long Mile Home is sensitive in its treatment & thrilling in its pace