LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 1, 2016

Below is a list of Nonfiction titles to be reviewed in the November 1, 2016, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

Starred reviews are indicated with **.

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The Everything Art Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to More than 100 Art Techniques and Tools of the Trade. Walter Foster: Quarto. Sept. 2016. 240p. illus. ISBN 9781633221727. $24.95. ART INSTRUCTION

**Rollins, Prentis. How To Draw Sci-Fi Utopias and sfdystopia-jpg101416Dystopias: Create the Futuristic Humans, Aliens, Robots, Vehicles, and Cities of Your Dreams and Nightmares. Monacelli. Sept. 2016. 208p. illus. index. ISBN 9781580934466. pap. $25. ART INSTRUCTION


Barry, Ramona & Rebecca Jobson. The Handmade Life: A Companion to Modern Crafting. Thames & Hudson. Oct. 2016. 408p. illus. index. ISBN 9780500518922. $40. CRAFTS

Burke, Lindsay. Make It Sparkle! 25 Dazzling Jewelry Designs To Make Any Occasion Special. Interweave. Aug. 2016. 128p. illus. index. ISBN 9781632504210. pap. $19.99. CRAFTS

Decorative Paper Craft: Origami, Paper Cutting, Papier Mâché. Guild of Master Craftsman. Oct. 2016. 96p. illus. index. ISBN 9781784941741. pap. $14.95. CRAFTS

Yoshizawa, Akira. Akira Yoshizawa: Japan’s Greatest Origami Master. Tuttle. Oct. 2016. 192p. tr. from Japanese. illus. photos by Kazuo Hamada. ISBN 9784805313930. $29.95. CRAFTS


Baker, Mark. Wood for Woodturners. rev. ed. Guild of Master Craftsman. Oct. 2016. 192p. illus. index. ISBN 9781784941260. pap. $24.95. DIY

**Paper, Heather J. New Kitchen Idea Book. Taunton. Sept. 2016. 224p. illus. ISBN 9781631864063. pap. $21.95. DIY


Brown, Christen. The Embroidery Book: Visual Resource of Color & Design; 149 Stitches; Step-by-Step Guide. C&T. Nov. 2016. 160p. illus. ISBN 9781617452246. pap. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617452253. FIBER CRAFTS

Dougherty, Jennifer. Crochet Style: Over 30 Trendy, Classic and Sporty Accessories for All Ages. Page Street. Oct. 2016. 208p. illus. index. ISBN 9781624143021. pap. $21.99; ebk. ISBN 9781624143076. CRAFTS

Good, Kristie “Karmada.” Epic Cosplay Costumes: A Step-By-Step Guide to Making and Sewing Your Own Costume Designs. Fons & Porter. Sept. 2016. 144p. illus. index. ISBN 9781440245770. pap. $25.99. FIBER CRAFTS

**Herzog, Amy. You Can Knit That: Foolproof Instructions for Fabulous Sweaters. Abrams. Sept. 2016. 176p. illus. photos by Karen Pearson. ISBN 9781419722479. pap. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781613122938. FIBER CRAFTS


**Alice Neel: Painter of Modern Life. Yale Univ. Sept. 2016. 240p. ed. by Jeremy Lewison. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780300220070. $60. FINE ARTS

Crawford, James. Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History’s Greatest Buildings. Picador. Mar. 2017. 640p. illus. maps. notes. ISBN 9781250118295. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781250118301. ARCH


Burt, Stephen. The Poem Is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How To Read Them. Belknap: Harvard Univ. Sept. 2016. 432p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780674737877. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780674972872. LIT

Jones, Hettie & Helene Dorn. Love, H: The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones. Duke Univ. Oct. 2016. 384p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780822361466. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9780822374152. LIT

**Pushcart Prize XLI: Best of the Small Presses (2017 Edition). Pushcart. Nov. 2016. 650p. ed. by Bill Henderson with Pushcart Prize Eds. index. ISBN 9781888889819. $35; pap. ISBN 9781888889826. $19.95. LIT


irelandsimmortals-jpg101416Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned: Enchanted Stories from the French Decadent Tradition. Princeton Univ. (Oddly Modern Fairy Tales). Nov. 2016. 296p. ed. by Gretchen Schultz & Lewis Seifert. tr. from French by Gretchen Schultz & Lewis Seifert. photos. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780691161655. $22.95; ebk. ISBN 9781400883455. LIT

Nigg, Joseph. The Phoenix: An Unnatural Biography of a Mythical Beast. Univ. of Chicago. Nov. 2016. 496p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780226195490. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780226195520. LIT

Von Bernuth, Ruth. How the Wise Men Got to Chelm: The Life and Times of a Yiddish Folk Tradition. New York Univ. Oct. 2016. 336p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781479828449. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781479886654. LIT

**Williams, Mark. Ireland’s Immortals: A History of the Gods of Irish Myth. Princeton Univ. Nov. 2016. 608p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780691157313. $39.50; ebk. ISBN 9781400883325. LIT


Blake, Mark. Freddie Mercury: A Kind of Magic. Backbeat. Sept. 2016. 224p. photos. bibliog. ISBN 9781495030116. $34.99. MUSIC

Connolly, Ray. Being Elvis: A Lonely Life. Liveright: Norton. Dec. 2016. 368p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781631492808. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781631492815. MUSIC

Los Angeles in the 1970s: Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine. Rare Bird. Nov. 2016. 344p. ed. by David Kukoff. ISBN 9781942600718. pap. $18. MUSIC

Miklitsch, Robert. The Red and the Black: American Film Noir in the 1950s. Univ. of Illinois. Dec. 2016. 312p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780252040689. $95; pap. ISBN 9780252082191. FILM

Wills, David. Audrey: The 50s. Dey St: HarperCollins. Oct. 2016. 256p. ISBN 9780062472069. $45. FILM


Baggini, Julian. The Edge of Reason: A Rational Skeptic in an Irrational World. Yale Univ. Oct. 2016. 272p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780300208238. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780300222081. PHIL

Gutting, Gary. Talking God: Philosophers on Belief. Norton. Nov. 2016. 256p. ISBN 9780393352818. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393352825. PHIL


**Kelly, Donika. Bestiary. Graywolf. Nov. 2016. 80p. ISBN 9781555977580. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781555979539. POETRY

**Williams, C.K. Falling Ill: Last Poems. Farrar. Jan. 2017. 64p. ISBN 9780374152208. $23. POETRY


Fine, Steven. The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel. Harvard Univ. Nov. 2016. 304p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780674088795. $29.95. REL

Woodward, Kenneth L. Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama. Convergent. Sept. 2016. 464p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781101907399. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781101907405. REL


furiousgeorge-jpg101416Cruyff, Johan. My Turn: A Life of Total Football. Nation: Perseus. Nov. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9781568585710. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781568585727. AUTOBIOG

Karl, George & Curt Sampson. Furious George: My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs, and Poor Shot Selection. Harper. Jan. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780062367792. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062367815. MEMOIR

Toombs, Ariel Teal & Colt Baird Toombs. Rowdy: The Roddy Piper Story. Random Canada. Oct. 2016. 416p. ISBN 9780345816221. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780345816238. SPORTS

Wambach, Abby. Forward: A Memoir. Dey St: HarperCollins. Sept. 2016. 240p. ISBN 9780062466983. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062467010. MEMOIR


**Brown, Neil D. Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle: Resolve the Power Struggle and Build Trust, Responsibility, and Respect. New Harbinger. Oct. 2016. 176p. ISBN 9781626254244. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781626254268. CHILD REARING

Hansel, Rosanne. Creative Block Play: A Comprehensive Guide to Learning Through Building. Redleaf. Nov. 2016. 200p. illus. ISBN 9781605544458. pap. $39.95; ebk. ISBN 9781605544465. CHILD REARING

screenwise-jpg101416Heitner, Devorah. Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World. Bibliomotion. Sept. 2016. 256p. notes. index. ISBN 9781629561455. pap. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781629561462. CHILD REARING

**Hicks, Randall. Step Parenting: 50 One-Minute Dos & Don’ts for Stepdads & Stepmoms. Wordslinger. Dec. 2016. 90p. photos. ISBN 9780979443039. pap. $9.95. CHILD REARING

Pacholok, Sally M. & Jeffrey J. Stuart. Could It Be B12? What Every Parent Needs To Know About Vitamin B12 Deficiency. Pediatric ed. Quill Driver. Dec. 2016. 200p. illus. index. ISBN 9781610352871. pap. $16.95. CHILD REARING

Thomas, Paul & Jennifer Margulis. The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—from Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years. Ballantine. Sept. 2016. 419p. ISBN 9781101884232. pap. $18; ebk. ISBN 9781101884225. CHILD REARING

Wolf, Paige. Spit That Out! The Overly Informed Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt. New Soc. Sept. 2016. 192p. ISBN 9780865718302. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781550926255. CHILD REARING



harvest-jpg101416Bittner, Stefani & Alethea Harampolis. Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants. Ten Speed: Crown. Feb. 2017. 224p. illus. index. ISBN 9780399578335. $22; ebk. ISBN 9780399578342. GARDENING

Hess, Laurie with Samantha Rose. Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal Doctor (Or, What Friends Feathered, Furred and Scaled Have Taught Me About Life and Love). Da Capo: Perseus. Nov. 2016. 256p. photos. ISBN 9780738219578. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9780738219585. PETS


**Kabat, Geoffrey C. Getting Risk Right: Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks. Columbia Univ. Nov. 2016. 288p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780231166461. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780231542852. HEALTH


**Goulding, Matt. Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain’s Food Culture. Harper Wave. Nov. 2016. 368p. illus. ISBN 9780062394132. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780062394149. COOKING

Segersten, Alissa & Tom Malterre. Nourishing Meals: 365 Whole Foods, Allergy-Free Recipes for Healing Your Family One Meal at a Time. 2d ed. Harmony: Crown. Oct. 2016. 528p. illus. index. ISBN 9780451495921. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780451495938. COOKING


Biello, David. The Unnatural World. Scribner. Nov. 2016. 288p. notes. ISBN 9781476743905. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476743929. SCI

**Durrani, Matin & Liz Kalaugher. Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life. Bloomsbury Sigma. Jan. 2017. 304p. illus. index. ISBN 9781472914095. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781472914101. NAT HIST

Dagg, Anne Innis. Smitten by Giraffe: My Life as a Citizen Scientist. McGill-Queen’s Univ. Oct. 2016. 256p. photos. bibliog. ISBN 9780773547995. $34.95; ebk. ISBN 9780773599758. NAT HIST

Lemonick, Michael D. The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory and Love. Doubleday. Feb. 2017. 304p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780385539661. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385539678. SCI

Somerville, Keith. Ivory: Power and Poaching in Africa. Hurst. Jan. 2017. 256p. notes. ISBN 9781849046763. $29.95. SCI

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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016. Houghton Harcourt. (Best American). Oct. 2016. 320p. ed. by Amy Stewart. ISBN 9780544748996. pap. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9780544749641. SCI

**Coming of Age at the End of Nature: A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet. Trinity Univ. Oct. 2016. 248p. ed. by Julie Dunlap & Susan A. Cohen. ISBN 9781595347800. pap. $18.95; ebk. ISBN 9781595347787. SCI



Anderson, Bonnie S. The Rabbi’s Atheist Daughter: Ernestine Rose, International Feminist Pioneer. Oxford Univ. Jan. 2017. 264p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780199756247. $34.95. BIOG

thunderstorm-jpg101416**Bellecourt, Clyde as told to Jon Lurie. The Thunder Before the Storm: The Autobiography of Clyde Bellecourt. Minnesota Historical Soc. Nov. 2016. 320p. illus. ISBN 9781681340197. $27.95. AUTOBIOG


Carmichael, Evan. Your One Word: The Powerful Secret to Creating a Business and Life That Matter. TarcherPerigee. Dec. 2016. 272p. ISBN 9780143109099. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781101993576. BUS

Napoli, Lisa. Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away. Dutton. Nov. 2016. 368p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781101984956. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781101984963. BUS


Bicheno, Hugh. Battle Royal: The Wars of Lancaster and York; 1450–1464. Pegasus. Jan. 2017. 416p. illus. maps. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781681773063. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681773711. HIST

Cesarani, David. Final Solution: The Fate of the Jews 1933–1949. St. Martin’s. Nov. 2016. 1056p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781250000835. $40; ebk. ISBN 9781250037961. HIST

Davidson, Ian. The French Revolution: From Enlightenment to Tyranny. Pegasus. Dec. 2016. 336p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781681772509. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681772929. HIST

Hayes, Peter. Why? Explaining the Holocaust. Norton. Jan. 2017. 400p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780393254365. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393254372. HIST

Hornfischer, James. The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944–1945. Bantam. Oct. 2016. 640p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780345548702. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780345548719. HIST

Ings, Simon. Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy, 1905–1953. Atlantic. Feb. 2017. 528p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780802125989. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780802189868. HIST

Oller, John. The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution. Da Capo: Perseus. Oct. 2016. 400p. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780306824579. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780306824586. HIST

Olson, Lynne. Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War. Random. Apr. 2017. 576p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780812997354. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780812997361. HIST

Stevens, Rosemary. A Time of Scandal: Charles R. Forbes, Warren G. Harding, and the Making of the Veterans Bureau. Johns Hopkins. Dec. 2016. 408p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9781421421308. $34.95; ebk. ISBN 9781421421315. HIST


whenchurchill-jpg101416Milton, Giles. Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler’s Defeat. Picador. Feb. 2017. 368p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781250119025. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781250119049. HIST

**Milton, Giles. When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank: History’s Unknown Chapters. Picador. (History’s Unknown Chapters). Nov. 2016. 272p. ISBN 9781250078759. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781250078766. HIST


Farris, Mike. A Death in the Islands: The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial of Clarence Darrow. Skyhorse. Nov. 2016. 322p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781510712140. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781510712157. CRIME

Ramsland, Katherine. Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer. ForeEdge. Sept. 2016. 280p. photos. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781611688412. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781611689730. CRIME

**Steinmetz, Kevin F. Hacked: A Radical Approach to Hacker Culture and Crime. New York Univ. Nov. 2016. 288p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781479866106. $89; pap. ISBN 9781479869718. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781479816293. CRIME


Plokhy, Serhii. The Man with the Poison Gun: A Cold War Spy Story. Basic. Dec. 2016. 384p. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780465035908. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9780465096602. POL SCI


**Anderson, Rick. Libraries, Leadership, and Scholarly Communication. ALA. Jun. 2016. 236p. index. ISBN 9780838914335. pap. $67; ebk. ISBN 9780838914434. PRO MEDIA

Burkhardt, Joanna M. Teaching Information Literacy Reframed: 50+ Framework-Based Exercises for Creating Information-Literate Learners. Neal-Schuman. Jun. 2016. 198p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780838913970. pap. $58. PRO MEDIA

Du, Yunfei. Small Libraries, Big Impact: How To Better Serve Your Community in the Digital Age. Libraries Unlimited. Jun. 2016. 153p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781440841569. pap. $55; ebk. ISBN 9781440841569. PRO MEDIA

**Hartnett, Cassandra J. & others. Fundamentals of Government Information: Mining, Finding, Evaluating, and Using Government Resources. 2d. ed. ALA. Jun. 2016. 456p. illus. index. ISBN 9780838913956. pap. $85. PRO MEDIA


Levitin, Daniel J. A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age. Dutton. Sept. 2016. 304p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780525955221. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780698409798. PSYCH

Rado, Jeffrey & Philip G. Janicak. Living with Schizophrenia: A Family Guide to Making a Difference. Johns Hopkins. Jan. 2017. 136p. notes. index. ISBN 9781421421421. $39.95; pap. ISBN 9781421421438. $17.95; ebk. ISBN 9781421421445. PSYCH


Crispin, Jessa. Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto. Melville House. Feb. 2017. 176p. ISBN 9781612196015. $24.99. SOC SCI

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne & Dina Gilio-Whitaker. “All the Real Indians Died Off”: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans. Beacon. Oct. 2016. 224p. notes. ISBN 9780807062654. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780807062661. SOC SCI

Sundeen, Mark. The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America. Riverhead. Jan. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781594631580. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781101618059. SOC SCI


Jelly-Schapiro, Joshua. Island People: The Caribbean and the World. Knopf. Nov. 2016. 496p. notes. ISBN 9780385349765. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385349772. TRAV

Mack, Doug. The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA. Norton. Feb. 2017. 320p. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780393247602. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393247619. TRAV


citymaps-jpg101416Ashworth, Mick & Philip Parker. History of the World in Maps: The Rise and Fall of Empires, Countries, and Cities. HarperCollins UK, dist. by Trafalgar Square. Nov. 2016. 256p. illus. maps. index. ISBN 9780008147792. pap. $45. HIST

Berry, Jill K. Making Art from Maps: Inspiration, Techniques, and an International Gallery of Artists. Rockport: Quayside. Jul. 2016. 160p. illus. index. ISBN 9781631591020. pap. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781627888561. CRAFTS

**Great City Maps: A Historical Journey Through Maps, Plans, and Paintings. DK. Sept. 2016. 256p. illus. maps. index. ISBN 9781465453587. $30. HIST

Mattéoli, Francisca. Map Stories: The Art of Discovery. Ilex. Nov. 2016. 176p. maps. index. ISBN 9781781573778. $29.99. TRAV

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