Nonfiction on Irv Cross, Bitcoin, Courageous Leadership, and Travels to Distilleries | Xpress Reviews

Cross’s autobiography lacks the spice that readers might seek; a great choice for anyone interested in technology, finance, politics; for readers looking to investigate leadership; for those wanting to read more about distillers and distilling, this may not be the best starting point

Nonfiction on the Advent of the Flapper | Xpress Reviews

A good springboard for further investigation and deeper research, this title bites off more than it can chew but introduces readers to a dazzling cast of flappers and proto-flappers and their observers and admirers

Nonfiction on Alcoholism, a Daughter’s Memories, a Woman Who Codes | Xpress Reviews

Relevant facts about important players associated with the history of alcoholism and how it has been treated in the United States; an affecting memorialization of a good man in dire straits; recommended for anyone intrigued by technology and its implications

Nonfiction on Complementary/Natural Mother and Infant Care Options | Xpress Reviews

For readers looking for a very specific, curated experience of complementary/natural prenatal through postnatal mother and infant care options; most would be better served to follow the authors’ online writings

Nonfiction from Actor/Father/Friend Jeffrey Tambor | Xpress Reviews

Jeffrey Tambor’s memoir is an insightful meditation on adversity and how it intrinsically shapes us all, this essential read will have broad appeal

Nonfiction: Vin Baker, Takuichi Fujii, Neuroscience, Concentration Camps, Trans Men | Xpress Reviews

The NBA and addictions; Coppola’s live cinema; healing philosophies; the life and art of Takuichi Fujii; an engaging combination of science, detective story, and memoir; a unified picture of concentration camps as a tool of government; the lives of trans men at the turn of the 20th century; a disappointing look at slave ships and POWs

Nonfiction: Airline Disasters, SEAL Team 6, Weatherford, Van Halen, North Carolina Fire | Xpress Reviews

For readers interested in aviation disasters; Darack safely rules out vengeance conspiracies; it’s refreshing to see a woman artist spotlighted; a must-read for Van Halen fans; the author meticulously researched the stories of the survivors of the Hamlet, NC, fire; Gaudi’s masterpiece; a three-dimensional view of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker

Nonfiction on Parenting the Dutch Way and Bioarchaeology | Xpress Reviews

A must-read for all parents looking to adopt a more relaxed parenting style and create a less stressful environment for their children; this survey of the field is highly recommended for academic libraries or public libraries that serve devoted popular science readers

Nonfiction on the Meaning of the Universe and the Foods We Eat | Xpress Reviews

Despite the tongue-in-cheek attitude and silly footnotes, Cham’s work Highly recommended for science shelves and young adult collections; rather than resorting to health-scare tactics, this topic could have been presented by Dufault in a less ominous way

Nonfiction on Board Games, Muffins & Biscuits, and Teeth | Xpress Reviews

This book will appeal to readers interested in a comprehensive history of board games; Gibson’s latest will be a big hit for bakers of all levels; an excellent book for those with a serious interest in anthropology