Obama, Russian Bears, & Banking | Current Events Previews, Jan. 2017, Pt. 1

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D’Antonio, Michael. A Consequential President: The Legacy of Barack Obama. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Jan. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781250081391. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466893276. POLITICAL SCIENCE Part of a Newsday team that won a Pulitzer Prize, D’Antonio is the author of numerous books, most recently Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success (which the […]

Carol Burnett, Tracy Kidder, & Tom Rinaldi | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Nonfiction

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Nonfiction audiobooks coming out in September 2016

Special Operations: Daring Missions, Disappearances, Double Agents

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Corera’s illuminating summary of cyberespionage; the astonishing life and times of Morris and Lona Cohen; The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood; Meier’s story of Robert Levinson reads like a spy thriller

Thomas Friedman, Robert Littell, Amos Oz | Barbara’s Picks, Nov. 2016, Pt. 4

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Friedman, Thomas L. Thank You for Being Late: Finding a Job, Running a Country, and Keeping Your Head in an Age of Accelerations. Farrar. Nov. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9780374273538. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780374715144. CD: Macmillan Audio. POLITICAL SCIENCE Our world is accelerating in exciting and dangerous ways, with technology allowing for self-driving cars and Wifi-enhanced […]

The Assassination Complex by Jeremy Scahill & the Staff of The Intercept | LJ Review

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While very much a work of the moment, this account delivers a searing, facts-driven indictment of America’s drone wars and their implications for U.S. democracy and foreign policy.

Benjamin Black, Elena Ferrante, Pulitzer Prize Winner Lowery, George Mitchell | Barbara’s Picks, Nov. 2016, Pt. 3

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Black, Benjamin. Golden Lane. Holt. Nov. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781627795173. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781627795180. CD: Macmillan Audio. MYSTERY/HISTORICAL John Banville writes impeccable literary works like the Man Booker Prize–winning The Sea, while as Benjamin Black he writes impeccable crime novels starring Dublin-based pathologist Quirke. Here he assumes his Black persona but travels back to 1599 […]

Off Script by Josh King | LJ Review

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LJ’s review of Josh King’s Off Script: An Advance Man’s Guide to White House Stagecraft, Campaign Spectacle, and Political Suicide

Shirley Jackson, 9/11 Hero Welles Crowther, John le Carré, Riad Sattouf, & More | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Sept. 2016, Pt. 4

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Bergner, Daniel. Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family. Lee Boudreaux: Little, Brown. Sept. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9780316300674. $28. BIOGRAPHY Growing up in low-income housing in Virginia, Ryan Speedo Green was placed in a special classroom for unmanageable children and by age 12 was in juvenile detention after threatening to kill […]

United by Cory Booker | LJ Review

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This first book by Booker, the junior senator from New Jersey and one of the rising stars nationally of the Democratic Party, is highly readable and engaging

Voices of Iran | LJ Reviews, March 15, 2016

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A memoir from Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi about her persecution in Iran; a collection of stories about Iranians who have fought for political change in a country where doing so could be extremely dangerous