LJ Reference Reviews: May 15, 2016

Below is a list of Reference titles to be reviewed in the May 15, 2016 issue, of Library Journal, organized by subject. The list includes pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

Starred reviews are indicated with **.

Publishers: Please remember to send us one finished copy of each book that is scheduled for review (i.e., all of the forthcoming titles listed below) if you initially submitted a galley or bound manuscript. Our reviewers are not paid, and we like to send a finished copy of the reviewed book as a thank you. Materials should be mailed to: Library Journal, 123 William Street, Suite 802, New York, NY 10038.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: LJ is seeking fall 2016 football memoirs, biographies, and histories for a roundup to be published in the August issue. Please include with your submissions: author, title, publisher name, pub date, page count, ISBN, price, format(s) where applicable. Deadline: Friday, June 3.



ancientrome.jpg51216Ermatinger, James W. The World of Ancient Rome. 2 vols. Greenwood. Aug. 2015. 813p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781440829079. $189; ebk. ISBN 9781440829086. REF


Crimes of the Centuries: Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History. 3 vols. ABC-CLIO. Jan. 2016. 1077p. ed. by Steven Chermak & Frankie Y. Bailey. photos. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781610695930. $310; ebk. ISBN 9781610695947. REF


Mental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being. 3 vols. Greenwood. Jan. 2016. 1310p. ed. by Len Sperry. index. ISBN 9781440803826. $310; ebk. ISBN 9781440803833. REF


The Race Controversy in American Education. 2 vols. Praeger: ABC-CLIO. (Racism in American Institutions). Jul. 2015. 883p. ed. by Lillian Dowdell Drakeford. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781440832635. $131; ebk. ISBN 9781440832642. REF


World’s Fairs: A Global History of Expositions
Adam Matthew, a SAGE company; www.amdigital.co.uk/m-collections/collection/worlds-fairs/

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