Beethoven, Maeve Binchy, James Brown, plus Triathlon Training & Triumphant Musicals | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Holland, Tom & Amy Goodson. Swim, Bike, Run—Eat: The Complete Guide to Fueling Your Triathlon. Fair Winds: Quarto. 2014. 192p. photos. index. ISBN 9781592336067. pap. $22.99. SPORTS This book speaks to the importance of proper body fueling during a triathlon and covers four key components: an understanding of basic nutrition, fueling during training and during […]

Hollywood History, Comedy Writers on Humor, Creative Crafting, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Foodies and celebrity watchers alike will be delighted by this walk through Hollywood drinking history, Sack’s collection is full of great moments, Werker provides a look at the internal voices that keep people from expressing their creativity

Women in Game of Thrones, Pollock Bio, Philology’s Worth, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Frankel’s impressively researched work is highly recommended reading for fans of both book and small-screen series, This Is Pollock is refreshing and honest, scholars and students will find Turner’s volume rewarding.

Social Media & Politics, Military Science, Chemistry | Reference Reviews

Social media and politics

Social media has profoundly changed the landscape of political communication, a welcome modernization and an accessible, comprehensive approach to military studies, an outstanding resource for high school and college chemistry students

Storyteller Keillor, Photographer Felver, Composer Schwartz, World Cup Roundup, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

Keillor Reader

Keillor finds the small kernel of humor that makes life enjoyable, a visually stimulating American Jukebox, Laird’s definitive musical analysis of Schwartz’s incredible career, Who Invented the Bicycle Kick looks at the lighter side of soccer

20th-century Art, Memoir by Jones, Opera Divas, On Tocqueville & Democracy | Arts & Humanities Reviews

A History of Silence

Encounters with and portrayals of The Image of the Black in Western Art, Jones reconstructs a story of his ancestry, On Tocqueville‘s life and thought, fans of Jessye Norman will find her book essential

Wilder Bio, New Ehrenreich, Essays by Jamison, Robbins, & More| Arts & Humanities Reviews

Living with a Wild God

Berger explores Joe Wilder’s life Softly, with Feeling, Ehrenreich’s deeply personal Living with a Wild God, Jamison’s provocative Empathy Exams, and Tibetan Peach Pie is a cultural experience

Performing Arts Essentials: Books by Cumming, Dunham, Lear, & Poehler | Barbara’s Picks, Oct. 2014, Pt. 3

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Cumming, Alan. Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir. Dey: HarperCollins. Oct. 2014. 288p. ISBN 9780062225061. $26.99. MEMOIR A star of stage and screen who broke our hearts with his Tony Award–winning portrayal of the Emcee in 1998’s Cabaret—and is doing so again on Broadway now—Cumming here offers a totally unexpected memoir. At the time he […]

From Stage Essentials to Biogs of Novels to Soccer Matters, “Crystal-Lit” Poetry, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

Republic of Letters

Read Outside the Box and enjoy cartoon history; Radiant Truths is eclectic, in the best sense; Di Piero’s Tombo strikes a perfect balance; Powers’s Letter Composed captures life in the war zone

Arts & Humanities Reviews | March 15, 2014

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Reviews of Alex Beam’s American Crucifixion, Patricia A. DeMaio’s Garden of Dreams, Maxine Kumin’s And Short the Season, Turner Classic Movies & Richard Corliss’s Mom in the Movies, and a list of titles from the March 15 issue.

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