Histories of the Underground Railroad, British Dynasties, the American Civil War, plus the Best Place To Work, and Lots Lots More | Social Sciences Reviews, November 15, 2014

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Foner’s seminal work is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the United States; Friedman delivers a must-read for managers; essays for academics, critics, and students of video game design.

Bloom, Ellis, Shipler, & the Freakonomics Duo | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, May 2015, Pt. 1

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Bloom, Harold. The Daemon Knows: Literary Greatness and the American Sublime. Spiegel & Grau. May 2015. 528p. ISBN 9780812997828. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780812997835. LITERATURE A Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale, former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard, and MacArthur Fellow, Bloom at 84 remains one of our best-known and most influential critics. Though he’s […]

African American Lives: Books for February, Black History Month

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These 100 titles celebrate the rich variety of the lives of the community’s artists, ­businesspeople, athletes, scholars, activists, and more.

Political Journalism, Factory Farming, New Orleans, Marketing for Libraries, & More | Social Sciences Reviews

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Bai’s important cautionary tale will resonate with journalists and members of the media, Genoways’s debut provides readers with an exhaustive examination of the meatpacking industry, Berger’s ready reference for all library professionals

Must-Read American History, Infamous Verdicts, plus Civil War Narratives & More | Social Sciences Reviews

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Baptist has written a book that truly deepens and broadens our understanding of slavery, Acquittal illuminates the arcane process of successful jury selection, essayist Shenk explores the dynamics of creative pairs

China, Russia, Guantánamo Bay, South Africa | Current Events Previews, Feb. 2015, Pt. 2

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Browder, Bill. Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice. S. & S. Feb. 2015. 352p. ISBN 9781476755717. $28. MEMOIR/POLITICAL Here’s a revealing story of contemporary Russia, featuring American financier Browder, who made a bundle by heading up an investment fund in post-Soviet Russia, then called down certain […]

Egyptian Revolution, European Flashpoints, Cryptocurrency, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2015, Pt. 4

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Cambanis, Thanassis. Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story. S. & S. Jan. 2015. 288p. ISBN 9781451658996. $26. POLITICAL SCIENCE A correspondent for the Atlantic who also writes “The Internationalist” column for the Boston Globe, Cambanis captures the 2011 Tahrir Square revolution in Cairo by focusing on two key leaders: Basem, a middle-class architect not […]

Premodern Sea Travel, Marriage Equality, Casey on Fiction, & More | Social Sciences Reviews

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Barrie takes readers on a tour of the history of maritime navigation; a timely account of the legal struggles to attain fundamental rights; Casey’s guide belongs on every writer’s shelf; how university libraries have created new services

Greenwald on the NSA, Wartime Propaganda from Harwood, Memoir from Echols & Davis, Morton, & Much More | Social Sciences Reviews

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Greenwald’s book is a must-read, Harwood’s account carries an organic empirical quality rarely facilitated by a historical text, turn-of-the-21st-century social movements in Latin America, refreshing experimentation from Schnapp & Battles

Neil Armstrong Bio, Real-Life Spy Drama, Cold War Politics, plus Pro Media, & More | Social Sciences Reviews

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The ups and downs of Armstrong’s life and career, a fascinating story about a complicated spy, social media strategies for business, optimal research resources for librarians, studies on Russian leadership, a wish book for travelers

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