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.

From Seasonal Cocktails to Nutritional Perfection | Science & Technology Reviews, January 2015

All a cocktail lover needs for the holiday season; Price’s entertaining and informative book traces the history of vitamins and nutritional diseases; Ferguson’s excellent and inspiring work is for anyone wishing to get in shape.

SF History, Guides to Champagne, The Beatles | Reference Reviews, January 2015

A must-buy for sf aficionados and infographic enthusiasts; Stevenson delivers a superb tome to pore over or dip into selectively; Womack gives a wealth of information on the famous band in two volumes.

The Digital Einstein Papers and Other New Releases

The Digital Einstein Papers is an open-access database launched by Princeton University Press. This growing resource of the writings and correspondence of Einstein offers 13 volumes published so far of the Einstein Papers Project.

Scholarly Metrics | Reference eReviews, January 2015

Connolly and Golderman investigate the burgeoning field of scholarly metrics and here review Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters), Plum Analytics’s PlumX, Altmetric for Institutions, and Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities.

Keep the Lights On: Horror Games | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, January 2015

Librarians looking to add contemporary horror titles to their collections don’t have far to go. Recent standouts include The Evil Within and Alien: Isolation.

A Winged Bounty: Recent Books About Birds

Of prime interest to naturalists, biologists, birders, and hunters is Baldassarre’s Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America; Elphick’s excellent book is generously illustrated and easy to use; a discussion on hummingbirds’ evolution.

Cookbooks from the Days, Food52’s Miglore, New Voice Siddiqi, & Others | Cooking Reviews, January 2015

A charming follow-up from married business owners Cheryl and Griffith Day, vegetarians and flexitarians will find plenty to love in Forte’s latest, Miglore offers a treat for readers who enjoy casual gourmet food, Siddiqi gives a polished debut.

Watercolours, Paper Crafting, Knitting, Home Decorating | Arts & Crafts Reviews, January 2015

Leman’s book will have a direct impact upon beginning, intermediate, and advanced watercolorists; Neel’s easy-to-customize patterns will be welcome on sock knitters’ bookshelves; Richardson inspires readers to tackle their own interiors.

Hughes’s Letters, Poetry from Sleigh, Michelangelo, Contemporary Art, Film | Arts & Humanities Reviews, January 2015

Correspondence that shows Hughes’s kindness, generosity of spirit, and commitment to craft; driven, muscular poems that wrestle with violence, love, and the hybrid self; Unger’s Michelangelo captivates the reader from the first sentence.