History | Best Sellers, July 2015

Larson’s Lusitania, Churchill, and Waterloo

Dictionaries of Law, American Theater, World History, plus Mammals in North America and New Short Takes | Reference Reviews, July 2015

Hard-to-find information on the American theater from its inception until 1880, the “dark side” of world history, Weiner’s popular guide to graphic novels continues to hold the line, a scholarly study of the Bible’s enduring impact.

Drawing Manga, Quick Crochet, Wooden Locks, Coastal Crafts | Crafts & DIY Reviews, July 2015

An accessible manga crash course for all skill levels; exquisite beaded shawls for adventurous knitters; quick, stylish crochet projects; sage advice for quilting-related mishaps; coastal inspirations for interiors

Health Resources | Reference eReviews, July 2015

In this column, we examine resources that make information accessible to medical researchers, academics, students, and the educated health-care consumer using a balanced dose of multimedia along with popular and peer-reviewed literature.

A Quest for Sustainable Meat, History of Alzheimer’s, Race & Medicine, Cardio Reads | Science & Technology Reviews, July 2015

Estabrook’s engaging investigation of how pigs are raised commercially for food; Ingram’s “biography” of Alzheimer’s disease; a must-read from Tweedy for anyone interested in improving medical care

Inspiration for Entrepreneurs, North Korea Memoir, plus Le Guin and Karr on Writing, Pro Media, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, July 2015

Potential entrepreneurs will find stories From the Other Side encouraging; an emotional and engrossing memoir from Jang; Karr instructs and inspires through example; Le Guin offers a must-read for writers of fiction

J. Ryan Stradal | LibraryReads Author, July 2015

Interview with No. 1 vote getter J. Ryan Stradal

Al Hirschfeld, Hemingway in Love, Mary Louise Wilson, Comedians on Comedy | Arts & Humanities Reviews, July 2015

A brilliant volume of Hirschfeld’s work and enjoyable study of caricature; Hotchner effectively fills in giant gaps in Hemingway’s written history; Nesteroff extensively chronicles American comedy over the last 100 years

A Personal Touch: Debut Memoirs | The Reader’s Shelf, July 2015

These debut memoirs, while told by very different people, mine the most powerful aspects of common stories—life and death, creativity and perseverance, loss and hope.

A View from Outside the Box | Music Matters, July 2015

Denver Public Library’s Volume and Madison Public Library’s Yahara are great pathways to discoverability for local artists and are creating more visibility for musicians who may not get noticed in a physical collection.