Gertrude Bell of Arabia, Richard III, Tahrir Square 2011, Gaming Theory, Pro Media, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, June 15, 2015


Excerpts from Bell’s more than 16,000 letters and eight books; a series of daring personal essays on the current state of video game culture and the industry it came from; Patience & Fortitude at the New York Public Library

The Born Frees, Future of Democracy, North Korea Memoirs, Pro Media, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, June 1, 2015


Burge’s incredible and inspiring account belongs in every library; students of American democracy, government officials, and young citizens should read Running from Office; Aldrich takes us inside the Little Free Library movement

The Civil War’s Edwin Stanton, Comma Queen Norris, RA Guide to Historical Fic & More | Social Sciences Reviews, February 15, 2015


Marvel’s complex work will appeal to Civil War scholars and general readers; Norris’s handy guide is for writers of all levels; Sehat’s book is for political junkies, historians, and rhetoricians; librarian Baker’s guide strikes the perfect balance of thoroughness and accessibility.

Adams on Atlantis, Bios of Washington, the Black Press, the Lusitania, & Lots Lots More | Social Sciences Reviews, February 1, 2015


An excellent examination of Atlantis research from Adams; Launer’s biog of Spielrein is long overdue but worth the wait; Schroeder on the new world of entrepreneurship; a motivating guide for practicing librarians; pioneers of the Black Press Ethel Payne and Alice Dunnigan.

Custer, King, Lincoln, New Pro Media | Social Sciences Reviews, January 2015


Fraser’s work shines as an angry but cogent denouncement of America’s growing wealth disparity; West shares King’s views and visions on radical love; McGinty gives us the best accounting of Lincoln, the lawyer, to date.

Jensen/Nutt Explain Teen Brains, Kamenetz Tests Ed Standards, Rascoff Gets Real About Real Estate, Essential Pro Media | Social Sciences Reviews, December 2014


New science applied to the frustrating dilemma of how to live with teenage kids, Kamenetz’s timely book should be required reading, new ways to look at housing, Kirchhoff’s guide covers everything librarians need to know.

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


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.

Wars in Copyright, Afghanistan, Cyberspace; A Love of Reading and Travel | Social Sciences Reviews


What has gone wrong with American copyright law in the last half-century, prolonged the war in Afghanistan for over more than 12 years, you thought you knew about “Rocky,” readers can savor in a book from cover to cover.

Bios of Lafayette, Lincoln, Queen Victoria, plus Teacher Wars, Librarian Management, & Lots Lots More | Social Sciences Reviews


Auricchio’s lively Marquis should appeal to history readers of all kinds, an historical perspective on education reform that both enlightens and inspires, Poole’s insightful writing is touching and demands pauses for reflection.

Human Rights & the Law, What Led to the American Revolution, Reference in School Libraries, & Much More | Social Sciences Reviews


A sure-fire movie prospect for readers interested in human rights, the environment, and the law; “how and why the government in London permitted” the American Revolution to happen; a handy overview of reference and information literacy services and resources