LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 15, 2017

Below is a list of Nonfiction titles to be reviewed in the May 15, 2017, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

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Amberlyn, J.C. How To Draw Dogs and Puppies: A Complete Guide for Beginners. Monacelli. Mar. 2017. 240p. illus. index. ISBN 9781580934541. pap. $25. ART INSTRUCTION

**Flor, Martina. The Golden Secrets of Lettering: Letter Design from First Sketch to Final Artwork. Princeton Architectural. Apr. 2017. 168p. illus. ISBN 9781616895730. $35. ART INSTRUCTION


**Atkin, Jacqui. Making Pottery You Can Use. Barron’s. Mar. 2017. 224p. illus. index. ISBN 9780764168734. $24.99. DIY

Padden, Betty. Carving & Painting Noah’s Ark: Easy-Build Ark Plans Plus Step-by-Step Instructions & Patterns for Classic Animals. Fox Chapel. Apr. 2017. 88p. illus. ISBN 9781565238954. pap. $14.99. DIY

Step-by-Step Projects for Self-Sufficiency. Cool Springs: Quarto. Apr. 2017. 352p. illus. index. ISBN 9781591866886. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780760357552. DIY


Aller, Allie. Allie Aller’s Stained Glass Quilts Reimagined: Fresh Techniques & Design. C&T. Feb. 2017. 100p. illus. ISBN 9781617452864. pap. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617452871. FIBER CRAFTS

**Barbé, Karen. Colour Confident Stitching: How To Create Beautiful Colour Palettes. Pimpernel. Jun. 2017. 128p. illus. index. ISBN 9781910258651. pap. $24.95. FIBER CRAFTS

Chamberlin, Ruth. Beginner’s Guide to Goldwork. Search. (Classics). Apr. 2017. 80p. illus. index. ISBN 9781782214861. pap. $19.95. FIBER CRAFTS

Eaton, Jan. 350+ Crochet Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets. Griffin: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2017. 160p. illus. index. ISBN 9781250125101. pap. $22.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250125118. FIBER CRAFTS

Redford, Catherine. Modern Machine Quilting: Make a Perfectly Finished Quilt on Your Home Machine. Fons & Porter. Mar. 2017. 128p. illus. index. ISBN 9781440246319. pap. $24.99. FIBER CRAFTS

Samson, Denise. The Cable Knitter’s Guide: 50 Patterns, 25 Projects, Countless Tips and Ideas. Trafalgar Square. Feb. 2017. 180p. tr. from Norwegian by Carol Huebscher Rhoades. illus. ISBN 9781570767920. $24.95. FIBER CRAFTS


**Lucey, Donna M. Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas. Norton. Aug. 2017. 320p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780393079036. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393634785. BIOG


Roffman, Karin. The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery’s Early Life. Farrar. Jun. 2017. 336p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780374293840. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781429949804. LIT

**Zapruder, Matthew. Why Poetry. Ecco: HarperCollins. Aug. 2017. 256p. index. ISBN 9780062343079. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062343093. LIT


Corbett, John. Vinyl Freak: Love Letters to a Dying Medium. Duke Univ. Jun. 2017. 264p. photos. ISBN 9780822363507. $99.95; pap. ISBN 9780822363668. $24.95. MUSIC

Hayes, Elaine M. Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan. Ecco: HarperCollins. Jul. 2017. 416p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780062364685. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062364708. MUSIC

Roots, James. 100 Essential Silent Film Comedies. Rowman & Littlefield. Jun. 2017. 292p. photos. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781442278240. $48. FILM

Sounes, Howard. Notes from the Velvet Underground: The Life of Lou Reed. Doubleday. Apr. 2017. 416p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780857522665. $34.95. MUSIC


Collinsworth, Eden. Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex, and Business. Nan A. Talese: Doubleday. Apr. 2017. 272p. notes. ISBN 9780385540933. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385540940. PHIL


**Akbar, Kaveh. Calling a Wolf a Wolf. Alice James. Sept. 2017. 100p. ISBN 9781938584671. pap. $15.95. POETRY

Coolidge, Clark. Selected Poems: 1962–1985. Station Hill. Apr. 2017. 492p. ed. by Clark Coolidge & Larry Fagin. ISBN 9781581771497. pap. $26.50. POETRY

Shapiro, David. In Memory of an Angel. City Lights. Apr. 2017. 100p. ISBN 9780872867130. pap. $14.50. POETRY


**Schilling, Heinz. Martin Luther: Rebel in an Age of Upheaval. Oxford Univ. Jul. 2017. 576p. illus. maps. index. ISBN 9780198722816. $39.95; ebk. ISBN 9780191034343. REL

Weitzman, Steven. The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age. Princeton Univ. Jun. 2017. 408p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780691174600. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781400884933. REL


Gessner, David. Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth. Riverhead. Jun. 2017. 352p. illus. ISBN 9780735210561. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780735210578. SPORTS

Maradona, Diego Armando & Daniel Arcucci. Touched by God: How We Won the Mexico ’86 World Cup. Penguin. May 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780143129769. $17; ebk. ISBN 9781101993408. SPORTS

Strøksnes, Morten. Shark Drunk: The Art of Catching a Large Shark from a Tiny Rubber Dinghy in a Big Ocean. Knopf. Jun. 2017. 320p. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780451493484. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780451493491. SPORTS



DiNicolantonio, James. The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong—and How Eating More Might Save Your Life. Harmony: Crown. Jun. 2017. 272p. notes. index. ISBN 9780451496966. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780451496973. HEALTH

Gladstar, Rosemary. Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Healing for Men: Remedies and Recipes for Circulation Support, Heart Health, Vitality, Prostate Health, Anxiety Relief, Longevity, Virility, Energy & Endurance. Storey. Jun. 2017. 224p. illus. index. ISBN 9781612124773. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781612124780. HEALTH


Ettinger, Amy. Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America. Dutton. Jun. 2017. 320p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9781101984192. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781101984208. COOKING

Quadrille Publishing. Posh Rice: Over 70 Recipes for All Things Rice. Hardie Grant. Mar. 2017. 176p. illus. photos by Alex Luck. index. ISBN 9781849499026. $19.99. COOKING


Adler, Karen & Judith Fertig. Red, White, and ‘Que: Farm-Fresh Foods for the American Grill. Running Pr. May 2017. 224p. photos. index. ISBN 9780762461295. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780762461301. COOKING

Agrawal, Chitra. Vibrant India: Fresh Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Brooklyn. Ten Speed: Crown. Mar. 2017. 224p. photos. index. ISBN 9781607747345. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781607747352. COOKING

Buffett, Lucy Anne. Gumbo Love: Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining, and Savoring the Good Life. Grand Central. May 2017. 336p. photos. index. ISBN 9781455566440. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781455566464. COOKING

**Cayne, Alison. The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School: Recipes and Inspiration To Build a Lifetime of Confidence in the Kitchen. Artisan. Apr. 2017. 384p. photos. index. ISBN 9781579656737. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781579657871. COOKING

America’s Test Kitchen. Food Processor Perfection: 75 Amazing Ways To Use the Most Powerful Tool in Your Kitchen. America’s Test Kitchen. May 2017. 192p. photos. index. ISBN 9781940352909. pap. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781940352916. COOKING

**Garutti, Randy. Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories. Clarkson Potter: Crown. May 2017. 240p. photos. index. ISBN 9780553459814. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780553459821. COOKING

Gellar, Sarah & Michelle Gia Russo. Stirring Up Fun with Food: Over 115 Simple, Delicious Ways To Be Creative in the Kitchen. Grand Central. Apr. 2017. 288p. photos. index. ISBN 9781538760604. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781455538737. COOKING

Guzmán, Gonzalo & Stacy Adimando. Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen. Ten Speed: Crown. Apr. 2017. 256p. photos. index. ISBN 9780399578281. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780399578298. COOKING

Raichlen, Steven. Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades: Bastes, Butters & Glazes, Too. Workman. 2d ed. May 2017. 352p. photos. index. ISBN 9781523500819. pap. $17.95; ebk. ISBN 9781523502189. COOKING

**Valladolid, Marcela. Casa Marcela: Recipes and Food Stories of My Life in the Californias. Houghton Harcourt. Apr. 2017. 288p. photos. index. ISBN 9780544808553. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780544808577. COOKING


Goodrich, David. A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientist’s Bicycle Journey Across the United States. Pegasus. Jun. 2017. 272p. photos. maps. notes. ISBN 9781681774312. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681774855. SCI

Lymbery, Philip. Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were. Bloomsbury USA. Jun. 2017. 384p. notes. index. ISBN 9781408868263; ebk. ISBN 9781408868270. pap. $18. NAT HIST

McGirr, Michael. Snooze: The Lost Art of Sleep. Pegasus. Jun. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781681774190. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681774794. SCI

**Potter, Vanessa. Patient H69: The Story of My Second Sight. Bloomsbury Sigma. Jul. 2017. 288p. index. ISBN 9781472936103. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781472936134. SCI

Robbins, Jim. The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future. Spiegel & Grau. May 2017. 352p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780812993530. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780679645672. NAT HIST

Tyson, Neil DeGrasse. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Norton. May 2017. 224p. index. ISBN 9780393609394. $18.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393609400. SCI



Bohrer, John R. The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power to Protest After JFK. Bloomsbury. Jun. 2017. 384p. notes. index. ISBN 9781608199648. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781608199822. BIOG

Halson, Penrose. The Marriage Bureau: The True Story of How Two Matchmakers Arranged Love in Wartime London. Morrow. May 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780062562661. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062562678. BIOG

Johnson, Yvette. The Song and the Silence: A Story About Family, Race, and What Was Revealed in a Small Town in the Mississippi Delta While Searching for Booker Wright. Atria. May 2017. 336p. notes. ISBN 9781476754949. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476754963. memoir

McKeon, Kathy. Jackie’s Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family. Gallery. Jun. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781501158940. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501158964. memoir


**Kleiss, Norman Jack & others. Never Call Me a Hero: A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers the Battle of Midway. Harper. May 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780062692054. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062692368. BIOG

O’Neill, Robert. The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior. Scribner. Apr. 2017. 368p. index. ISBN 9781501145032. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781501145056. BIOG


Evans, Harold. Do I Make Myself Clear? Why Writing Well Matters. Little, Brown. Mar. 2017. 416p. illus. bibliog. ISBN 9780316277174. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316432306. COMM

Stephens, Mitchell. The Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th-Century Journalism. St. Martin’s. Jun. 2017. 336p. notes. index. ISBN 9781137279828. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466879409. BIOG


Holiday, Ryan. Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts. Portfolio. Jul. 2017. 272p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780143109013. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781101992142. BUS

**Lashinsky, Adam. Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination. Portfolio. May 2017. 240p. ISBN 9780735211391. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780735211407. BUS

Taplin, Jonathan. Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy. Little, Brown. Apr. 2017. 320p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780316275774. $29; ebk. ISBN 9780316275743. ECON


Bicheno, Hugh. Blood Royal: The Wars of the Roses: 1462–1485. Pegasus. Jun. 2017. 432p. illus. maps. index. ISBN 9781681774282. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681774831. HIST

Carroll, Andrew. My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War. Penguin. Apr. 2017. 416p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781594206481. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780698192669. HIST

Goldstone, Lawrence. Going Deep: John Philip Holland and the Invention of the Attack Submarine. Pegasus. Jun. 2017. 352p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781681774299. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681774848. HIST

Hernon, Peter. The Great Rescue: American Heroes, an Iconic Ship, and Saving Europe During WWI. Harper. Jun. 2017. 368p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780062433862. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062433886. HIST

**McCarter, Jeremy. Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals. Random. Jun. 2017. 384p. notes. index. ISBN 9780812993059. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780679644545. HIST

**Mintzker, Yair. The Many Deaths of Jew Süss: The Notorious Trial and Execution of an Eighteenth-Century Court Jew. Princeton Univ. Jun. 2017. 344p. illus. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780691172323. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781400887804. HIST

Rapport, Mike. The Unruly City: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution. Basic. May 2017. 416p. notes. index. ISBN 9780465022281. $32; ebk. ISBN 9780465094950. HIST

Stavridis, Admiral James. Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans. Penguin. Jun. 2017. 384p. illus. maps. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780735220591. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780735220607. HIST

Law & Crime

**Cannell, Michael. Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Apr. 2017. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9781250048943. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250048936. crime

**Kalman, Laura. The Long Reach of the Sixties: LBJ, Nixon, and the Making of the Contemporary Supreme Court. Oxford Univ. May 2017. 488p. photos. notes. ISBN 9780199958221. $34.95. LAW

Political Science

Anderson, Scott. Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart. Anchor. May 2017. 240p. illus. ISBN 9780525434436. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780525434443. POL SC

Shehadeh, Raja. Where the Line Is Drawn: A Tale of Crossings, Friendships, and Fifty Years of Occupation in Israel-Palestine. New Pr. Jun. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781620972915. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781620972922. POL SCI


Pratchett, Tracey & Gil Young. Practical Tips for Developing Your Staff. Facet. Nov. 2016. 277p. illus. index. ISBN 9781783300181. pap. $95. PRO MEDIA

Schmidt, Krista & Tim Carstens. The Subject Liaison’s Survival Guide to Technical Services. ALA. Nov. 2016. 112p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780838915028. pap. $40. PRO MEDIA

Weihs, Jean & Sheila S. Intner. Beginning Cataloging. 2d ed. Libraries Unlimited: Teacher Ideas. Dec. 2016. 148p. index. ISBN 9781440838446. pap. $60; ebk. ISBN 9781440838453. PRO MEDIA


Ford, Elizabeth. Sometimes Amazing Things Happen: Heartbreak and Hope on the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward. Regan Arts. Apr. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781941393437. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781942872306. PSYCH


Abramsky, Sasha. Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream. Nation. Sept. 2017. 336p. notes. index. ISBN 9781568585192. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781568585208. SOC SCI

**Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. Knopf. Mar. 2017. 80p. ISBN 9781524733131. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781524733148. SOC SCI

**Chocano, Carina. You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages. Mariner: Houghton Harcourt. Aug. 2017. 304p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780544648944. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9780544648968. SOC SCI

Hesse, Monica. American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land. Liveright: Norton. Jul. 2017. 304p. notes. ISBN 9781631490514. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781631490521. SOC SCI



Irvine, Peter. Scotland the Best 100 Places: Extraordinary Places and Where Best To Walk, Eat and Sleep. Harper. Jun. 2017. 232p. photos. maps. ISBN 9780008183684. pap. $19.95.

Smith, Duncan J.D. Only in Edinburgh: A Guide to Unique Locations, Hidden Corners and Unusual Objects. Urban Explorer. Jul. 2017. 232p. illus. maps. bibliog. ISBN 9783950421804. pap. $22.95. TRAV


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