Race, Education, & the Prison System | Social Science Reviews, Sept. 2015, Pt. 1


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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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

Ishiguro, Kanon, Larson, Lehane, O’Hagan, Putnam | Barbara’s Picks, Mar. 2015, Pt. 1


Ishiguro, Kazuo. The Buried Giant. Knopf. Mar. 2015. 320p. ISBN 9780307271037. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385353229. lrg. prnt. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. LITERARY FICTION Discussing a novel in the works during a 2008 interview for the Paris Review, Booker Prize winner Ishiguro explained that while his writing has typically examined how individuals deal with painful memories, “I’d […]

Shame, Stuffication, and Doing Good | Social Science Previews, Mar. 2015, Pt. 1


Brown, Brené. Mapping Brave. Spiegel & Grau. Mar. 2015. 288p. ISBN 9780812995824. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780812995831. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. SELF-HELP A research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, Brown studies issues of vulnerability and shame—which leads her directly to this book’s subject, bravery, both what it is and how we […]

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


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