Russia: 100 Years Later | Collection Development: Soviet History, January 2017

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Spanning two continents, 11 time zones, and more than 100 nationalities, Imperial Russia crumbled in 1917 while the empire was still mired in World War I. These 30 titles will recount Soviet history upon this monumental anniversary.

Nonfiction: Thomas Cole, Nora Ephron, Gab, Marijuana, Climbing, Zika, Art, Russia, EWF | Xpress Reviews

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Presenting the self-taught Thomas Cole; a guide to spoken eloquence; marijuana, anyone? climbing El Capitan; a fascinating perspective on writerly masochism; weird pieces from the Atavist website; being aware of Zika; how to find time for artist; a great retrospective of Russian post–Cold War events; the late great Maurice White and Earth, Wind & Fire

To Protect and Serve | What We’re Reading

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For Library Journal/School Library Journal staffers, it’s a week of pulling that lonesome book off the shelf and finally *reading* it, taking a chance on a novel for the younger set, being vicariously Victorian, and pondering Vladimir Putin’s power. Liz French, Associate Editor, Reviews, LJ I just finished No One Else Can Have You (HarperTeen) […]