Lifestyle: Overcoming Obstacles with Runner DeSena, Cooking with Guy Fieri, & More | Nonfiction Previews, May 2014, Pt. 2


Bland, Jeffrey & Dr. Mark Hyman. The Disease Delusion: A Radical New Way To Conquer the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life. HarperWave. May 2014. 256p. ISBN 9780062290731. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062290755. HEALTH/FITNESS The founder of Functional Medicine, which aims not to treat symptoms but to look for what causes […]

History & Political Science from the Fight for Marriage Equality to the Lives of Mitterrand | Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 4


Aly, Götz. Why the Germans? Why the Jews?: Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust. Metropolitan: Holt. Apr. 2014. 320p. ISBN 9780805097009. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780805097047. HISTORY A noted scholar of the Holocaust who’s won the National Jewish Book Award and the Heinrich Mann Prize, among other honors, Aly argues that German anti-Semitism […]

Self-Help (Marlo Thomas), Cooking (the Neelys), Getting Fit (Bob Harper), Sports (John Calipari) | Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 4


Calipari, John & Michael Sokolove. Players First: Success from the Inside Out. Penguin Pr. Apr. 2014. 368p. ISBN 9781594205736. $28.95. SPORTS In a book that the publisher expects to be big, famed and famously blunt University of Kentucky basketball coach Calipari explains what distinguishes good teams (and coaches) from bad ones and what’s gone haywire […]

Reference Reviews | October 15, 2013


Reviews of Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, The Presidents Were Here: A State-by-State Historical Guide, and Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime, plus a full list of Reference reviews from the October 15, 2013 issue.

From Joan Barthel on Elizabeth Seton to Chelsea Handler on Travel Travails | Nonfiction Previews, Mar. 2014, Pt. 4


Barthel, Joan. American Saint: The Life of Elizabeth Seton. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Mar. 2014. 304p. ISBN 9780312571627. $26.95. BIOGRAPHY Born and raised in late 1700s New York, at a time when Catholicism was illegal, Elizabeth Seton wore monogrammed slippers to George Washington’s 65th Birthday Ball, spent fruitless time in Italy trying to cure her […]

Short Takes | September 15, 2013


Reference Short Take reviews from the September 15, 2013 issue.

American Fun, SAT Prep, & the Financial Divide | Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2014, Pt. 4


Beckman, John. American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt. Pantheon. Feb. 2014. 432p. ISBN 9780307908179. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780307908186. SOCIAL HISTORY Author of the debut novel The Winter Zoo, a New York Times Notable Book, Beckman challenges our understanding of American Puritanism by showing that we’ve been an essentially prankish, fun-loving nation. Colonists reveled wildly, […]

Touchdown! | Football Reviews, August 2013


A roundup of recent football-related titles.

Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2014, Pt. 5: Humor, Memoir, Sports, & More


Barry, Dave. You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About. Putnam. Jan. 2014. 256p. ISBN 9780399165948. $26.95. CD: Penguin Audio. HUMOR Pulitzer Prize winner Barry is always funny, and here he is being funny about the trials of parenthood, including having to accompany his […]

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, July 19, 2013


From The Sports Gene to an essential Complete Guide to Special Needs Planning to Gentleman Bankers, and Kertész’s Dossier K. Nonfiction titles for all readers.