LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 15, 2016

Below is a list of Nonfiction titles to be reviewed in the November 15, 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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Gorel, Samantha. Manga: The Mega Guide. Search. Sept. 2016. 176p. illus. index. ISBN 9781782210764. pap. $24.95. ART INSTRUCTION

Meder, Danielle. Draw Fashion Now: Techniques, Inspiration, and Ideas for Illustrating and Imagining Your Designs—With Fashion Paper Dolls and a Customizable, Designer-Inspired Wardrobe. Rockport: Quarto. Aug. 2016. 144p. illus. ISBN 9781631591204. pap. $22.99; ebk. ISBN 9781631591877. ART INSTRUCTION


crochettherapy-jpg11416LaFosse, Michael G. & Richard L. Alexander. LaFosse & Alexander’s Essential Book of Origami: The Complete Guide for Everyone. Tuttle. Oct. 2016. 96p. illus. ISBN 9784805312681. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781462918874. w/DVD. CRAFTS

Powers, Andie & Emily Grosse. Print, Paint & Ink: Over 20 Modern Craft Projects for You and Your Home. Taunton. Aug. 2016. 96p. illus. ISBN 9781631863134. pap. $16.95. CRAFTS


Baker, Mark. Turned Toys. Taunton. Sept. 2016. 192p. illus. index. ISBN 9781631866531. pap. $24.95. DIY

Fine Homebuilding Eds. Bathroom Upgrades. Taunton. Nov. 2016. 240p. illus. index. ISBN 9781631866548. pap. $24.95. DIY


Abreu, Mary. Hack That Tote! Mix & Match Elements To Create Your Perfect Bag. Stash: C&T. Sept. 2016. 104p. illus. ISBN 9781617452901. pap. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617452918. FIBER CRAFTS

Corkhill, Betsan. Crochet Therapy: The Soothing Art of Savoring Each Stitch. Abrams. Sept. 2016. 144p. illus. index. ISBN 9781419721113. pap. $21.95. FIBER CRAFTS

Cross, Kate. RSN Appliqué: Techniques, Projects & Pure Inspiration. Search. Jul. 2016. 128p. illus. index. ISBN 9781782211884. pap. $35. FIBER CRAFTS

Denbow, Rachel. DIY Woven Art: Inspiration and Instruction for Handmade Wall Hangings, Rugs, Pillows, and More! Interweave. Aug. 2016. 176p. illus. index. ISBN 9781632504319. pap. $22.99; ebk. ISBN 9781632504333. FIBER CRAFTS

Gunn, Sarah & Julie Starr. The Tunic Bible: One Pattern, Interchangeable Pieces, Ready-To-Wear Results! C&T. Oct. 2016. 112p. illus. ISBN 9781617453564. pap. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617453571. FIBER CRAFTS

MacDonald, Cecily Glowik & Melissa LaBarre. Weekend Wraps: 18 Quick Knit Cowls, Scarves & Shawls. Interweave. Aug. 2016. 128p. illus. index. ISBN 9781632502780. pap. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781632502971. FIBER CRAFTS


Koones, Sheri. Prefabulous Small Houses. Taunton. Sept. 2016. 240p. photos. ISBN 9781631864049. $32. INTERIOR DESIGN


**Adams, Katherine Jean. Comfort & Glory: Two Centuries of American Quilts from the Briscoe Center. Univ. of Texas. Aug. 2016. 336p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9781477309186. $75. DEC ARTS

treasurepalaces-jpg11416Hill, John. 100 Years, 100 Buildings. Prestel. Oct. 2016. 224p. photos. bibliog. ISBN 9783791382128. $39.95. ARCH

**Laurent, Anna. Botanical Art from the Golden Age Of Scientific Discovery. Univ. of Chicago. Oct. 2016. 224p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780226321073. $60. DEC ARTS

Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums. PublicAffairs. Nov. 2016. 224p. ed. by Maggie Fergusson. illus. ISBN 9781610396806. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781610396813. FINE ARTS


Bergreen, Laurence. Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius. S. & S. Nov. 2016. 448p. photos. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781476716497. $32.50; ebk. ISBN 9781476716527. LIT

**Conroy, Pat. A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life. Nan A. Talese: Doubleday. Oct. 2016. 320p. photos. ISBN 9780385530866. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780385530873. LIT

Graziosi, Barbara. Homer. Oxford Univ. Dec. 2016. 144p. photos. bibliog. ISBN 9780198788300. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9780191092497. LIT

**Levine, Philip. My Lost Poets: A Life in Poetry. Knopf. Nov. 2016. 224p. ISBN 9780451493279. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780451493293. LIT

**Lindgren, Astrid. War Diaries, 1939–1945. Yale Univ. Nov. 2016. 240p. tr. from Swedish by Sarah Death. photos. index. ISBN 9780300220049. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780300224481. LIT

Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created. Black Dog & Leventhal. Nov. 2016. 320p. ed. by Laura Miller. photos. index. ISBN 9780316316385. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780316547734. LIT

**Muhlstein, Anka. The Pen and the Brush: How Passion for Art Shaped Nineteenth-Century French Novels. Other. Jan. 2017. 240p. tr. from French by Adriana Hunter. illus. notes. ISBN 9781590518052. $18.95; ebk. ISBN 9781590518069. lit

**Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living. S. & S. Jan. 2017. 304p. ed. by Manjula Martin. ISBN 9781501134579. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781501134593. LIT

Winock, Michel. Flaubert. Belknap: Harvard Univ. Oct. 2016. 560p. tr. from French by Nicholas Elliott. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780674737952. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780674974456. LIT


Briley, Ron. The Ambivalent Legacy of Elia Kazan: The Politics of the Post-HUAC Films. Rowman & Littlefield. Nov. 2016. 256p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781442271678. $38; ebk. ISBN 9781442271685. FILM

bratpackamerica-jpg11416Isenberg, Noah. We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie. Norton. Feb. 2017. 336p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780393243123. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393243130. FILM

Jones, Brian Jay. George Lucas: A Life. Little, Brown. Dec. 2016. 576p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780316257442. $32; ebk. ISBN 9780316257459. FILM

Kolker, Robert P. The Extraordinary Image: Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and the Reimagining of Cinema. Rutgers Univ. Nov. 2016. 248p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780813583099. $27.95. ebk. available. FILM

**Ribowsky, Mark. Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams. Liveright: Norton. Nov. 2016. 496p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9781631491573. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781631491580. MUSIC

Robertson, Robbie. Testimony. Crown Archetype. Nov. 2016. 512p. photos. ISBN 9780307889782. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780307889805. MUSIC

Smokler, Kevin. Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies and the Places They Happen. Rare Bird. Nov. 2016. 350p. bibliog. ISBN 9781942600671. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781942600923. FILM


**Godfrey-Smith, Peter. Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness. Farrar. Dec. 2016. 288p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780374227760. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780374712808. PHIL


McClure, Michael. Mephistos and Other Poems. City Lights. Nov. 2016. 156p. ISBN 9780872867284. pap. $16.95. POETRY


Ghobash, Omar Saif. Letters to a Young Muslim. Picador. Jan. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781250119841. $22; ebk. ISBN 9781250119834. REL

Hennessy, Kate. Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty; An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother. St. Martin’s. Jan. 2017. 384p. index. ISBN 9781501133961. $27.99. BIOG

**Wright, N.T. The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion. HarperOne. Oct. 2016. 448p. index. ISBN 9780062334381. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062334404. REL


Dixon, Tris. Money: The Life and Fast Times of Floyd Mayweather. Birlinn. Nov. 2016. 320p. photos. index. ISBN 9781909715356. $18.95. BIOG



Tychonievich, Joseph. Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style. Timber. Nov. 2016. 296p. photos. index. ISBN 9781604695878. $34.95; ebk. 9781604697780. GARDENING

Xerces Society. 100 Plants To Save the Bees: The Best Flowers, Herbs, Shrubs, and Trees To Nourish and Sustain Native Bees, Honey Bees, and Other Pollinators. Storey. Jan. 2017. 240p. photos. maps. ISBN 9781612128863. $26.95; pap. ISBN 9781612127019. $16.95. GARDENING


Berry, Mary. Cooking with Mary Berry. DK. Oct. 2016. 224p. photos. index. ISBN 9781465459510. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781465463319. COOKING

Christensen, Ashley & Kaitlyn Goalen. Poole’s: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner. Ten Speed: Crown. Sept. 2016. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9781607746874. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781607746881. COOKING

mytwosouths-jpg11416**Gomez, Asha & Martha Hall Foose. My Two Souths: Blending the Flavors of India into a Southern Kitchen. Running Pr. Oct. 2016. 288p. photos. index. ISBN 9780762457830. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780762458295. COOKING

Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookies: 75 Irresistible Holiday Treats. Hearst: Sterling. Oct. 2016. 128p. ed. by Good Housekeeping Eds. photos. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781618371454. $16.95. COOKING

Goren, Carine. Traditional Jewish Baking: Retro Recipes Your Grandma Would Make If She Had a Mixer. Page Street. Oct. 2016. 240p. photos. index. ISBN 9781624142796. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781624142758. COOKING

Gregory-Smith, John. Turkish Delights: Stunning Regional Recipes from the Bosphorus to the Black Sea. Kyle. Oct. 2016. 240p. photos. index. ISBN 9781909487482. $29.95. COOKING

Oz, Daphne. The Happy Cook: 125 Recipes for Eating Every Day Like It’s the Weekend. Morrow. Sept. 2016. 336p. photos. index. ISBN 9780062426901. $32.50; ebk. ISBN 9780062426918. COOKING

Peters, Meike. Eat in My Kitchen: To Cook, To Bake, To Eat, and To Treat. Prestel. Oct. 2016. 256p. photos. index. ISBN 9783791382005. $35. COOKING

**Scheft, Uri & Raquel Pelzel. Breaking Breads: A New World of Israeli Baking. Artisan. Oct. 2016. 352p. photos. index. ISBN 9781579656829. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781579657284. COOKING

Sortun, Ana & Maura Kilpatrick. Soframiz: Vibrant Middle Eastern Recipes from Sofra Bakery and Cafe. Ten Speed: Crown. Oct. 2016. 264p. photos. index. ISBN 9781607749189. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781607749196. COOKING


Vonn, Lindsey with Sarah Toland. Strong Is the New Beautiful: Embrace Your Natural Beauty, Eat Clean, and Harness Your Power. Dey St: HarperCollins. Oct. 2016. 272p. photos. ISBN 9780062400581. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062400604. HEALTH

Waldman, Ayelet. A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life. Knopf. Jan. 2017. 256p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780451494092. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780451494108. HEALTH

Zinczenko, David with Stephen Perrine. Zero Sugar Diet: The 14-Day Plan To Flatten Your Belly, Crush Cravings, and Help Keep You Lean for Life. Ballantine. Dec. 2016. 304p. index. ISBN 9780345547989. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780345548009. HEALTH


Neal’s Yard Remedies. Essential Oils. DK. Oct. 2016. 256p. illus. index. ISBN 9781465454379. $19.95. PERSONAL GROOMING

Haddow, Nick. Milk. Made: A Book About Cheese. How To Choose It, Serve It and Eat It. Hardie Grant. Sept. 2016. 272p. illus. index. ISBN 9781743791356. $39.99. COOKING

Mogavero, Damian & Joseph D’Agnese. The Underground Culinary Tour: How the New Metrics of Today’s Top Restaurants Are Transforming How America Eats. Crown Business. Jan. 2017. 272p. notes. index. ISBN 9781101903308. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781101903315. COOKING


Abby, Laura Leigh. 2Brides 2Be: A Same-Sex Guide for the Modern Bride. Archer. Mar. 2017. 224p. ISBN 9781941729175. pap. $15.95. WEDDING PLANNING/RELATIONSHIPS

Austin, James H. Living Zen Remindfully. MIT. Nov. 2016. 272p. ISBN 9780262035088. $32.95. SELF-HELP

startrightwhere-jpg11416Bennett, Sam. Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists. New World Library. Nov. 2016. 236p. index. ISBN 9781608684434. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781608684441. SELF-HELP

Buchanan, Laurie. Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth. She Writes. Nov. 2016. 296p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781631521133. pap. $16.95. SELF-HELP

**Colier, Nancy. The Power of Off: The Mindful Way To Stay Sane in the Virtual World. Sounds True. Nov. 2016. 240p. bibliog. ISBN 9781622037957. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781622037964. PSYCH

Evans, Jimmy & Allan Kelsey. Strengths Based Marriage: Build a Stronger Relationship by Understanding Each Other’s Gifts. Thomas Nelson. Nov. 2016. 240p. ISBN 9780718083625. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9780718083632. SELF-HELP

Frederickson, Jon. The Lies We Tell Ourselves: How To Face the Truth, Accept Yourself, and Create a Better Life. Seven Leaves. Jan. 2017. 174p. ISBN 9780988378889. pap. $15.95. SELF-HELP

Harley, Willard F., Jr. Love Busters: Protect Your Marriage by Replacing Love-Busting Patterns with Love-Building Habits. rev. ed. Revell. Nov. 2016. 224p. ISBN 9780800727710. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781493405565. RELATIONSHIPS

Lambert, Carol A. Women with Controlling Partners: Taking Back Your Life from a Manipulative or Abusive Partner. New Harbinger. Dec. 2016. 240p. bibliog. ISBN 9781626254718. pap. $16.95. Relationships

**Riss, Suzanne & Jill Sockwell. The Optimist’s Guide to Divorce: How To Get Through Your Breakup and Create a New Life You Love. Workman. Jan. 2017. 304p. illus. ISBN 9780761187424. pap. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9780761189763. RELTATIONSHIPS/SELF-HELP

Sellers, Scot. Regret-Free Living: How To Find the Intersection of Your Passions and Giftedness. Elevate. Nov. 2016. 136p. ISBN 9781943425723. pap. $13.99; ebk. ISBN 9781943425730. MOTIVATIONAL/INSPIRATIONAL

Smith, Emily Esfahani. The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters. Crown. Jan. 2017. 288p. bibliog. ISBN 9780553419993. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780553446555. SELF-HELP 



**Bosworth, Patricia. The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan. Harper. Feb. 2017. 384p. photos. ISBN 9780062287908. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062287922. MEMOIR

strangerinthewoods-jpg11416Finkel, Michael. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit. Knopf. Mar. 2017. 224p. ISBN 9781101875681. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101875698. BIOG

Tisserand, Michael. Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White. Harper. Dec. 2016. 560p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780061732997. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780062098054. BIOG

Tremlett, Giles. Isabella of Castile: Europe’s First Great Queen. Bloomsbury. Mar. 2017. 624p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781632865205. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781408853962. BIOG

Viloria, Hida. Born Both: An Intersex Life. Hachette. Mar. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780316347846. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316347815. MEMOIR


Downey, Lynn. Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World. Univ. of Massachusetts. Oct. 2016. 288p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781625342294. $34.95. BUS

Ito, Joi & Jeff Howe. Whiplash: How To Survive Our Faster Future. Grand Central. Dec. 2016. 288p. notes. ISBN 9781455544592. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781455544585. BUS

Mueller, Jennifer. Creative Change: Why We Resist It…How We Can Embrace It. Houghton Harcourt. Jan. 2017. 256p. notes. index. ISBN 9780544703094. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780544703131. BUS


Meister, Jeanne C. & Kevin J. Mulcahy. The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules for Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees. McGraw-Hill Education. Nov. 2016. 304p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9781259589386. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781259589393. CAREERS

Newfield, Christopher. The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them. Johns Hopkins. Nov. 2016. 432p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9781421421629. $32.95; ebk. ISBN 9781421421636. ED


Plutarch. The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives. Norton. Jan. 2017. 416p. ed. by James Romm. tr. from Latin by Pamela Mensch. maps. index. ISBN 9780393292824. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780393292831. HIST

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong. Never Caught: Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave. Atria. Feb. 2017. 272p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781501126390. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501126437. HIST

Ekirch, A. Roger. American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution. Pantheon. Feb. 2017. 320p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780307379900. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781101871737. HIST

riseofathens-jpg11416**Everitt, Anthony. The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World’s Greatest Civilization. Random. Dec. 2016. 576p. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780812994582. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780812994599. HIST

Gutzman, Kevin R.C. Thomas Jefferson Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle To Remake America. St. Martin’s. Jan. 2017. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9781250010803. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250010810. HIST

**Rappaport, Helen. Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917—A World on the Edge. St. Martin’s. Feb. 2017. 464p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781250056641. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466860452. HIST

Roberts, Jennifer T. The Plague of War: Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Ancient Greece. Oxford Univ. (Ancient Warfare & Civilization). Jan. 2017. 432p. illus. maps. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780199996643. $34.95. HIST

Wilson, Kevin. Blood and Fears: How America’s Bomber Boys of the 8th Air Force Saved World War II. Pegasus. Feb. 2017. 560p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog.index. ISBN 9781681773193. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681773797. HIST


Deutsch, Kevin. Pill City: How Two Honor Roll Students Foiled the Feds and Built a Drug Empire. St. Martin’s. Jan. 2017. 288p. photos. bibliog. ISBN 9781250110039. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250110046. CRIME

Ramirez, Mary Kreiner & Steven A. Ramirez. The Case for the Corporate Death Penalty: Restoring Law and Order on Wall Street. New York Univ. Jan. 2017. 288p. bibliog. ISBN 9781479881574. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781479873166. LAW

**Trainum, James L. How the Police Generate False Confessions: An Inside Look at the Interrogation Room. Rowman & Littlefield. Oct. 2016. 308p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781442244641. $36; ebk. ISBN 9781442244658. CRIME


O’Neil, Cathy. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. Crown. Sept. 2016. 272p. notes. index. ISBN 9780553418811. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780553418828. POL SCI

O’Shaughnessy, William. Mario Cuomo: Remembrances of a Remarkable Man. Fordham Univ. Jan. 2017. 400p. photos. index. ISBN 9780823274260. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780823274277. POL SCI


Altmetrics: A Practical Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Academics. Facet. Jun. 2016. 224p. ed. by Andy Tattersall. index. ISBN 9781783300105. pap. $95. PRO MEDIA

buyingstrategies-jpg11416**Library Technology Buying Strategies. ALA. May 2016. 146p. ed. by Marshall Breeding. index. ISBN 9780838914670. pap. $55. PRO MEDIA

Purcell, Aaron D. Digital Library Programs for Libraries and Archives: Developing, Managing, and Sustaining Unique Digital Collections. ALA. Aug. 2016. 256p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780838914502. pap. $85. PRO MEDIA

Rossman, Edmund A., III. 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits. ALA. Jul. 2016. 248p. illus. index. ISBN 9780838914380. pap. $65. PRO MEDIA


Miller, Dinah & Annette Hanson. Committed: The Battle over Involuntary Psychiatric Care. Johns Hopkins. Nov. 2016. 320p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781421420783. $22.95; ebk. ISBN 9781421420790. PSYCH

Robertson, Ian. The Stress Test: How Pressure Can Make You Stronger and Sharper. Bloomsbury USA. Jan. 2017. 256p. notes. index. ISBN 9781632867292. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781408860380. PSYCH


Gilmore, Leigh. Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives. Columbia Univ. Jan. 2017. 224p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780231177146. $30. SOC SCI

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