Braestrup, Kate. Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service. Blackstone. ISBN 9781478933953. Read by the author. When her eldest son joins the Marines, Braestrap is at a crossroads: can she reconcile her desire to protect her children with her family’s legacy of service? Can parents balance the joy of a child’s independence with […]
History of Palimpsest, Researching Modern Families, Designing Creative Schools, plus Pro Media & More | Social Sciences Reviews, May 1, 2015
Battles takes on the ambitious task of analyzing the history of the written word; Golombok gives readers solid evidence and data covering every kind of “new” family; Robinson outlines his vision of schooling; Otis investigates the history of New York Fire Department
The “New” University, Life of Indra Nevi, Political Power of Music, Plus Pro Media, Paris Memoirs | Social Sciences Reviews, April 15, 2015
An extensively investigated explanation of the strengths and limitations of contemporary higher ed, the so-called “first lady of yoga,” moving true stories with the historical backdrop of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Palfrey leads libraries into the future.
Award Winner Alive Inside, Best Westerns, Winston Churchill Bio, New Trailers | Video Reviews, April 1, 2015
Rossato-Bennett follows around Dan Cohen, founder of Music & Memory, Inc.; the largely forgotten story of Winston Churchill’s fall from grace and subsequent rise to prominence; Clementine epitomizes the Code of the Old West
U.S.–China Relations, Travel Japan, Waterloo Bicentennial, Rethinking Reference Services, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, March 15, 2015
Bradley’s China Mirage is highly recommended to experts and novices alike, Denson’s entertaining and enlightening guide to Japan, Barney Frank’s political memoir, resources for librarians seeking knowledge of reference services.
Drones, Spring 1865, Consumer Behavior, Data Revolutions, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, March 1, 2015
An easy-to-read book for those interested in the hot topic of drones, Jamieson describes the closing campaigns of the Civil War, a refreshing new analysis of conspicuous consumption, Lohr digs into the power of big data.
Faderman, Lillian. The Gay Revolution:The Story of the Struggle. S. & S. Sept. 2015. 512p. ISBN 9781451694116. $35. SOCIAL HISTORY Winner of six Lambda Literary Awards, two Stonewall Book Awards from the American Library Association, and Yale’s James Robert Brudner Memorial Prize and Lecture for Exemplary Scholarship in Lesbian/Gay Studies, among other honors, Faderman is […]
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.
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.
Rwanda’s Ingoma Nshya, Secrets & Scandal in Higher Ed, Photographers Lange, Weber, plus Fast Scans | Video Reviews, January 2015
A powerful portrait of a committed group of people changing their world; Happy Valley succeeds spectacularly; an informative, even-handed documentary of Lange; a gritty, jazzy look at NYC through Weber’s lens.