Nonfiction on Criminal Justice in Texas and Story Time Programming | Xpress Reviews

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An indictment of the bizarre way that criminal cases are handled in this country; the background story time practitioners need to tackle programs from start to finish

Fiction Giants Boyne and Ishiguro; High Seas History from Larson | Audiobook Reviews, May 15, 2015

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A difficult but rewarding book from Boyne; Ishiguro’s exquisite tale of barely remembered legends, past wrongs, and relentless change; Simon Brick’s wonderful narration of Larson’s unforgettable story of life and death on the high seas

Listen and Learn: Nonfiction Audiobooks | Audio Spotlight

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Truth may be stranger than fiction, but when it comes to audiobooks, it can be just as compelling.

Nonfiction from Celebrity Offerman and Author/Humorist Twain | Xpress Reviews

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Offerman’s fans can rejoice in his latest “offering”; nonfans, not so much. Twain devotees who aren’t fussy about scholarship or facts might try this compilation

Maeve Binchy’s Times, Courtley’s SEAL Survival Guide, True Crime from Journalist Leovy | Audiobook Reviews, May 1, 2015

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Newspaper columns from throughout Binchy’s tenure at The Irish Times; when it comes to books on SEALs, Courtley is the real deal; Leovy’s debut Ghettoside paints a compelling picture of life in south Los Angeles

Nonfiction on Theosophy, Angone’s Memoir, Madrasas, Managing a Small Library | Xpress Reviews

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Learning about the Mahatmas, for Angone’s fans, appeal to the individual seeker, recommendations for educators, a unique perspective on the madrasa environment and Western academia, managing a small library

Nonfiction on the Beatles, African Sculpture, Making Lists, Liberal Education | Xpress Reviews

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A fun photo book for Beatles fans, an introduction to African art objects, giving the disorganized a method for managing their lives, a bit too much Yale in alum Zakaria’s look at liberal education

Nonfiction on John Stuart Mill, Religious Relics, Gardening, Anne Frank | Xpress Reviews

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On Mill and foreign policy, for readers interested in Christian antiquities, snap up this book for their green-thumb patrons, a riveting, multidimensional portrait of Anne Frank

Nonfiction on Misfortune in History, Archiving, the U.S./Mexico Border, the Bible | Xpress Reviews

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A daily dose of entertainment on misfortune in history that may spark interests to be pursued elsewhere, anyone with responsibility for processing archival collections will value Santamaria’s book, a beginner’s guide to the Bible for Christians

Nonfiction: OCD, Benjamin Morrell & Dako, John Smith, Ed Shames, and Mayakovsky | Xpress Reviews

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A memoir with OCD, the friendship of captor and captive, Capt. John Smith with a “sheen of historical truth,” paratrooper Ed Shames, the life of Russian poet Mayakovsky