LJ Media Reviews: October 15, 2016

Chambers takes listeners The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet; revisit 1916: The Irish Rebellion; plus Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words; and a bunch of students Saved!

Nonfiction: Sports Writing, China, Elizabeth Bishop, Obesity, Russia, Space Travel | Xpress Reviews

Ajayi calls to mind Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist; recommended for sports nuts; an in-depth look at power in China; for poetry lovers, writers, literature enthusiasts, and fans of Elizabeth Bishop; a new look at obesity; a reinvigorated review of Cold War events; witticisms, pictures, and graphics about astronomy

Nonfiction on Fashion and Film | Xpress Reviews

This survey of international scope will be of interest to both fashionistas and cinema buffs

Nonfiction: Disco, Makers, the Beatles, Presidents, Lois Lenski, College Essays | Xpress Reviews

The night disco died; on the Maker movement; backstage with the Beatles; for political junkies; on children’s literature in general and Lois Lenski in particular; boiling down the college essay process into something manageable

Nonfiction: Another Strategy in the Breast Cancer Wars | Xpress Reviews

Another view of the breast cancer wars and its strategies; recommended for most patient health collections

Nonfiction: Birds’ Brains, Disney Animators, the 60s, Driving in Russia, Easy Dinners | Xpress Reviews

Avian brain structure and how it may have evolved; animating Disney’s musicals; pastor Moody on managing one’s identity; the 1960s as seen through The New Yorker; an intriguing read for anyone interested in Russian history; Younkin’s family-friendly recipes

Nonfiction on Owls and Helping Kids To Unplug | Xpress Reviews

Calvez’s volume on owls is an optional purchase, perhaps of most interest to naturalists in the Pacific Northwest; providing parents with an instant solution for the proverbial “I’m bored”

Nonfiction on Study Skills, Healthy Baking, JFK & Masculinity | Xpress Reviews

An unsuccessful attempt to organize study skills; Hertzberg revises his advice on bread-making; those looking for period studies related to American culture during the 1950s and 1960s should find Watts’s title intriguing

Nonfiction: Sappho/the Lyric Poets, Crime in Panama, Raif Badawi, Viking Economics, Language | Xpress Reviews

Duban’s treatise is by turns insightful, provocative, and grumpy; for libraries with patrons interested in the 20th-century history of Panama; Haidar’s memoir is touching and provocative; the Nordic economic model will fascinate; a valuable book for readers interested in the philosophy of language

Nonfiction: USC Football, Cold War Hollywood, Anger, the Heisenbergs, Six Sisters Stuff | Xpress Reviews

For fans of World War II history, aviation and military technological leaps; USC Trojan football; Hollywood and the Cold War; overcoming anger; poverty in America; the Heisenbergs; the case for antidepressants; American prosperity; the Franklin expedition; Six Sisters’ Stuff recipes; the Battle of Saratoga; Bill Dudley; aging well; abortion politics