Nonfiction on Veterans and Dogs and a Nova Scotia Architect | Xpress Reviews

Grossi brings readers into the day-to-day experiences of being deployed, without romanticizing or demonizing the people involved; a lesser-known Nova Scotia architectural firm that seeks a blend of regionalism, minimalist form, geometric clarity, and environmental responsibility

Nonfiction: Economic Inventions, False Confessions, Natural Philosophy, Punk Rock Women, Jewel Heist | Xpress Reviews

Innovation as a platform for future creativity; an important volume about how the criminal justice system does and doesn’t function; for philosophical and scientific enthusiast; those familiar with punk rock will find this work absorbing and illuminating; for fans of real-life burglary stories

LJ Media | Review Alert, November 1, 2017

Wise, stellar, accomplished, Hadley’s collection will appeal to literary aficionados; all libraries would serve their patrons well by having Churchill & Orwell in their collections; a thoughtful exploration of the music of Palestine past and present; this Happy Film offers viewers good company, stimulating conversation fodder, and a dare to examine their own life goals

Nonfiction on Environmental Activism, Aidan Higgins, Chief Joseph, Frankenstein, Drugs and Racing | Xpress Reviews

Ties the goals of democracy and America’s social and economic structure; Higgins’s essays, diary entries, and letters to newspapers written over some 30 years; Howard she sought to separate fable from fact; a fine addition to a course on popular culture or film studies; this tale goes deeper, giving a peek into the drug world and police work

Nonfiction with Lore Creator Mahnke About Monstrous Creatures | Xpress Reviews

Appropriate for both leisurely and scholarly readers, this not only satisfies the curious thrill seekers but offers specific cases that can be examined

Nonfiction on Newton and Science, Missionaries Abroad, Internet Scandals, “Do Tell” | Xpress Reviews

The scientific efforts of Halley and Hooke are equal to or even greater than the those of Newton; Hollinger hopes to convince readers that missionaries are worthy of study; a fun and scary collection of Internet wrongdoings; the events that led to the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Nonfiction on Parenthood, Growing More Vegetables, and Hip-Hop Artist Gucci Mane | Xpress Reviews

Guaranteed to make any expectant mother weep but not a requirement for libraries; for a more productive garden that ultimately will lead to a more healthy environment for us all; recommended for rap music scholars and fans of Gucci Mane and trap music

Nonfiction on a Passion for Birds and Animal Behavior | Xpress Reviews

Flawed but nevertheless recommended for those interested in natural history and the history of science; those wanting fresh insight on animal thought should look elsewhere

Nonfiction: Golf & African Americans, Allergy-Free Cooking, Pro Wrestling, Marriage Counseling | Xpress Reviews

An unsettling but solid perspective on America and golf; for public libraries seeking diet and health-related cookbooks; the Flairs will please their base with accounts of action in and out of the ring; beneficial as part of a professional collection for counselors and others

Nonfiction on Raising and Loving Mushing Dogs | Xpress Reviews

Stories of Goliath, Boo, Doc, Ghost, Coolwhip, Zoom, and others successfully bring readers into the mushing world, where they learn about the rewards and challenges of raising these dogs