Marshmallow Tests and Swimming Puppies | More Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2014, Pt. 5


Aptowicz, Cristin O’Keefe. Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine. Gotham. Sept. 2014. 352p. ISBN 9781592408702. $27.50. BIOGRAPHY/MEDICINE Whether you know it or not, you are deeply indebted to Thomas Dent Mütter, a plastic surgeon in mid-19th-century Philadelphia who pioneered the use of anesthesia and the sterilization […]

Barbara’s Picks, Jun. 2014, Pt. 2: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Alan Furst, Sue Miller, & More


Betts, Dwayne. The Circumference of a Prison: Youth, Race, and the Failures of the American Justice System. Avery. Jun. 2014. 304p. ISBN 9781583334751. $27. LAW A distinguished poet, Yale law student, and NAACP Image award winner, Betts received a Soros Justice Fellowship to support the writing of this book, which addresses the inequities of a […]

History, Science, & Politics | Nonfiction Previews, Jun. 2014, Pt. 1


Baime, A.J. The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Ford Motor Company, and Their Epic Quest To Arm an America at War. Houghton Harcourt. Jun. 2014. 368p. ISBN 9780547719283. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780547834443. HISTORY As Detroit faces bankruptcy, you’ll want to read this instructive title about its crucial role during World War II, when Edsel Ford defied […]

Reference Reviews | November 1, 2013


Reviews of The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism, Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, and So You Think You Know the Presidents? Fascinating Facts About Our Chief Executives, plus a full list of Reference titles from the November 1, 2013 issue.

Social Sciences Reviews | September 1, 2013


Reviews of Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China, I Am Troy Davis, and Reflections on Judging, plus a full list of Social Sciences reviews from the September 1, 2013 issue.

Best Sellers: Politics-Law, August 22, 2013

November 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Xpress Reviews: Graphic Novels | First Look at New Books, March 22, 2013


A law draws readers to his profession, a mystery in a famous French museum, The Mighty Thor is for lovers of mythology, the story of participatory economics

Best Sellers: Politics–Law, December 20, 2012

January 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, December 7, 2012


The secret world of atomic study, straight talk about bourbon, the pretend life of Freddie Mercury, a classic children’s recording remembered

Final April 2013 Previews: Rees on Hitler, Meyer on the Borgias, and Best Poetry of 25 Years


Barnett, Kristine. The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius. Random. Apr. 2013. 272p. ISBN 9780812993370. $27; eISBN 9780679645245. CD/Downloadable: Random Audio. MEMOIR At age 12, Jacob Barnett became a paid researcher in quantum physics, and his IQ is higher than Einstein’s was. But as a distracted toddler, he was diagnosed with autism, and Jacob’s […]