Nonfiction: Maps, the Politics of “Christian,” Cycle Touring, and Richard Diebenkorn | Xpress Reviews

Bonnett’s exploration of areas unmarked on any map will delight fans of geography and cartography; a ubiquitous word in American politics that is deceptively difficult to pin down; sure to inspire many cycling odysseys; an accomplished bio of an exceptional, revered American master

Nonfiction on Young Hitler, the Trans Generation, Sexual Offenses in Low-Wage Work | Xpress Reviews

Readers might be better served by either of Thomas Weber’s works than this one; more useful for scholars than the general public, would be relevant reading for fans of CN Lester; the pervasive sexualized violence in low-wage work and how urgent the need for both regulatory and cultural change

Nonfiction on Jazz in Our Nation’s Capital | Xpress Reviews

The only essay to discuss an artist at length is John Edward Hasse’s piece on Duke Ellington’s early years in Washington and his subsequent love-hate relationship with the town. A disappointing collection that lacks direction

Nonfiction on Trans-Canadian Travel and London’s Influential Women | Xpress Reviews

Readers will get a better picture of Canada in Dave Bidini’s On a Cold Road; an essential purchase across the consumer, public, and academic market segments owing to its singular scope and acceptable execution

Nonfiction: Economics, WWII Resistance, iPhone, Netanyahu, Ukrainian Revolt, Meriwether Lewis | Xpress Reviews

An illuminating primer on critical U.S. economic issues; a memoir that captures nostalgia’s twinge; insights New York’s bohemian world of the 1970s; anyone looking for a drink mixing guide; of primary interest to students of World War II and the Holocaust; granular insight into Manson and the dynamics of the Family; understanding how the iPhone came to be; understanding the current situation in Ukraine; an important addition for all American history collections

Nonfiction: Divine Comedy, Pop Music, Presidents, Boys, Fight Scenes, Parenting, and Tarantino | Xpress Reviews

Despite the book’s weaknesses, Baxter is clearly a scholar to be valued; crisp writing and broad coverage for music libraries; an enjoyable browse for casual historians; navigating the unique struggles faced by males today; an engaging read for film buffs; solid advice for businesses of all sizes; Marquess’s relaxed voice is refreshing; for anyone interested in either Tarantino or more generally in film over the past 25 years

Nonfiction on Branding, Watercolor, Business Practice, Tula Pink, Timothy Leary | Xpress Reviews

A compelling if somewhat grandiose read for those interested in marketing, advertising, and brand development; those who haven’t touched their watercolor paints in years are the ideal audience for this guide; for every business or management collection; Pink’s fans will enjoy putting their own spin on some of her best-known work; a fascinating look into Leary’s world

Nonfiction: Toddler Sense of Self, Travel Rules, Gobal Child Care, Twins, Children’s Choices | Xpress Reviews

Practical and new activities for parents and child-care workers; armchair travelers and their active counterparts and many more will enjoy this work; a mixed collection of essays; a fascinating perspective on parenting worldwide; a valuable read for the growing market of books for parents of multiples; may prove a valuable resource for Christian parents, teachers, and youth workers

Nonfiction on Chronic Illness, Oral-Facial Problems, Stand-Up Comedy, and Sugar | Xpress Reviews

For those with a determined spirit during discouraging times; Fontaine does not make much of a case for any larger meaning in her experiences; an alternative approach to conventional orthodontics; for anyone thinking of performing stand-up and others who like an enjoyable read; recommended for those unfamiliar with sugar’s history and power

Nonfiction: Dog Behavior, a Sailing Journey, “Weird Math,” Words from Kaku, Stagecraft | Xpress Reviews

For everyone who owns a dog, breeds or trains dogs, or works with dogs; will appeal to readers who enjoy the details of living on the water; for those interested in mathematics and its connections to life’s routines; an inspiring treatise on humanity that incorporates solid physics; all collections serving actors should acquire both monolog titles