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Volume 12, Number 8 August 2017 Home | LBW Index

Table of Contents

Reviewer's Choice Social Issues Shelf Philosophy Shelf
Science Shelf Fiction Shelf Mystery/Suspense Shelf
Political Science Shelf Theatre/Cinema/TV Shelf Library Science Shelf
Graphic Novel Shelf Audiobook Shelf Library CD Shelf
Library DVD Shelf Cookbook Shelf Psychology Shelf
Music Shelf Technology Shelf Biography Shelf
World History Shelf Civil War Shelf Education Shelf
Photography Shelf Literary Studies Shelf Art Shelf
Sports Shelf Native American Studies Shelf Autism Shelf
Needlecraft Shelf Health/Medicine Shelf Gardening Shelf
Aviation Shelf Jobs/Careers Shelf Parenting Shelf


Reviewer's Choice

Doing Time Like A Spy
John Kiriakou
Rare Bird Books
453 South Spring Street, #302, Lost Angeles, CA 90013
www.rarebirdbooks.com
9781945572418, $26.95, HC, 293pp, www.amazon.com

On February 28, 2013, after pleading guilty to violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, John Kiriakou began serving a thirty month prison sentence. His crime: blowing the whistle on the CIA's use of torture on al Qaeda prisoners. "Doing Time Like A Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison" is Kiriakou's personal memoir and account of his twenty-three months in prison. Using twenty life skills he learned in CIA operational training, he was able to keep himself safe and at the top of the prison social heap. Including his award-winning 'Letters from Loretto' blog series. "Doing Time Like a Spy" is at once a searing journal of daily prison life and an alternately funny and heartbreaking commentary on the federal prison system. A unique, informative, and thought-provoking read, "Doing Time Like A Spy" is a compelling and highly recommended addition recommended for both community and academic library collections. An especially appreciated and uncommon contribution to our national discussion about the value of revealing governmental misconduct despite federal laws prohibiting such exposures, "Doing Time Like A Spy" deserves as wide an audience and readership as possible.

Vengeance in Reverse
Mark R. Anspach
Michigan State University Press
1405 South Harrison Road, Suite 25, East Lansing, MI 48823-5245
www.msupress.msu.edu
9781611862386, $24.95, PB, 136pp, www.amazon.com

How do humans stop fighting? Where do the gods of myth come from? What does it mean to go mad? In the pages of "Vengeance in Reverse: The Tangled Loops of Violence, Myth, and Madness", Mark R. Anspach (an American anthropologist and social theorist whose writings have appeared in nine languages) tackles these and other conundrums as he draws on ethnography, literature, psychotherapy, and the theory of Rene Girard to explore some of the fundamental mechanisms of human interaction. Likening gift exchange to vengeance in reverse, the first part of "Vengeance in Reverse" outlines a fresh approach to reciprocity, while the second part traces the emergence of transcendence in collective myths and individual delusions. From the peacemaking rituals of prestate societies to the paradoxical structure of consciousness, Anspach takes the reader on an intellectual journey that begins with the problem of how to deceive violence and ends with the riddle of how one can deceive oneself. An impressively researched, written, organized and presented study, "Vengeance in Reverse" features ten pages of Notes, a four page Bibliography, and a four page Index, making it unreservedly recommended for academic library Anthropology collections in general, and Religious Studies and Psychology supplemental reading lists in particular. For the personal reading lists of students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject it should be noted that "Vengeance in Reverse" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $19.95).

Crater Lake & Beyond
Jim Turner, author
Jay Newman, Sue Newman, photographers
Rio Nuevo Publishers
PO Box 5250, Tucson, AZ 85703
www.rionuevo.com
9781940322179, $14.95, PB, 89pp, www.amazon.com

Browsing through the pages of "Crater Lake & Beyond: The Land of Fire & Ice" is the next best thing to a personal visit to the breathtaking sapphire blue water, primeval moss-covered forests, awesome lava formations, and waterfalls of Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon. Mount Mazama exploded 7,700 years ago, shooting a giant pillar of ash and pumice thirty miles high. The mountain collapsed in on itself, and over the centuries the red-hot volcano cooled and filled with pure snow and rain, creating one of the clearest, deepest lakes in the world. But Crater Lake is only part of the show. This gem of the Cascade Volcanic Arc is surrounded by much more. Beautifully and profusely illustrated throughout, "Crater Lake & Beyond" is as entertaining and it is informative, making it very highly recommended for personal reading lists and community library collections.


The Social Issues Shelf

The Dangerous Divide
Peter Eichstaedt
Lawrence Hill Books
c/o Chicago Review Press
814 North Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60610
www.chicagoreviewpress.com
9781613748367, $26.95, HC, 256pp, www.amazon.com

America's legendary border with Mexico is now a frontier of fear. Veteran journalist Peter Eichstaedt roams this fabled region from Tucson, Arizona, to El Paso, Texas. He meets with migrants, border security advocates, and communities ravaged by cross-border crime. He rides with the U.S. border patrol. He finds desperate migrants trapped in a world of predatory human smugglers and border security agents. Thousands of border agents and billions of dollars does not stem the tide of one million Mexicans and Central Americans, who cross the border each year. These migrants fill jobs that have become the underpinnings of the U.S. economy. In "The Dangerous Divide: Peril and Promise on the US-Mexico Border" Eichstaedt argues that the U.S. must reform its immigration and drug laws now. America must admit that costly, counterproductive, and antiquated policies have created a deadly situation on both sides of the border. America needs to recognize and legitimize the contributions made by Latin migrants to its way of life. A timely and definitive study, "The Dangerous Divide" is an invaluable and informative contribution to today's on-going national discussion on immigration reform in general, and the 'Border Wall' policy being advocated by the Trump administration. While very highly recommended for both community and academic library Contemporary Social Issues collections in general, and American/Mexico boarder policy supplemental studies reading lists in particular, it should be noted for students, governmental policy makers, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "The Dangerous Divide" is also available in a paperback edition (9781613738306, $16.99) and in a digital book format ($10.29).


The Philosophy Shelf

The Cambridge Companion to Fichte
David James & Gunter Zoller, editors
Cambridge University Press
32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013-2473
www.cambridge.org
9780521472265, $110.00, HC, 438pp, www.amazon.com

Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762 - 1814) was the founding figure of the philosophical movement known as German idealism, a branch of thought which grew out of Kant's critical philosophy. Fichte's work formed the crucial link between eighteenth-century Enlightenment thought and philosophical, as well as literary, Romanticism. Some of his ideas also foreshadow later nineteenth- and twentieth-century developments in philosophy and in political thought, including existentialism, nationalism and socialism. The Cambridge Companion to Fichte is comprised of fourteen essays which collective cover all of the major aspects of Fichte's philosophy, ranging from the successive versions of his foundational philosophical science or Wissenschaftslehre, through his ethical and political thought, to his philosophies of history and religion. All the main stages of Fichte's philosophical career and development are charted, and his ideas are placed in their historical and intellectual context. Beginning philosophy students will find "The Cambridge Companion to Fichte" to be the single most convenient and accessible guide to Fichte currently available, while advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Fichte. Featuring a listing of the contributors and their credentials; a listing of abbreviations; a chronology; a six page bibliography, and an eight page index, "The Cambridge Companion to Fichte" is an essential and core addition to both community and academic library History of Philosophy collections in general and Johann Gottlib Fichte supplemental studies reading lists in particular. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "The Cambridge Companion to Fichte" is also available in a paperback edition (9780521478052, $34.97) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $17.20).


The Science Shelf

Veterinary Guide to Animal Breeds
Beth Vanhorn
Wiley-Blackwell
350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148
www.wiley.com/wiley-blackwell
9781119299721, $59.97, PB, 120pp, www.amazon.com

In "Veterinary Guide to Animal Breeds", Beth Vanhorn (Instructor in the Adult Education Veterinary Assistant Program at the Dauphin County Technical School and Practice Manager with the Banfield Pet Hospital in a small animal clinic in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) offers a comprehensive reference for accurately recognizing small animal, exotic, and large animal breeds, with color photographs to aid in identification and important information for delivering veterinary care. Exceptionally well written, profusely illustrated, and impressively organized and presented, "Veterinary Guide to Animal Breeds" provides a reliable, veterinary-based guide to accurately recognizing breeds; covers small, large, and exotic animal breeds; emphasizes information targeted at daily veterinary practice; presents full-color photographs for comparison and identification; and includes access to a companion website offering teaching materials, including worksheets and teaching PowerPoints. While unreservedly recommended as a core addition to college and university school library Veterinary Medicine collections, it should be noted for veterinary students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Veterinary Guide to Animal Breeds" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $38.39).


The Fiction Shelf

Shane
Jack Schaefer
University of New Mexico Press
1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM 87131-0001
www.unmpress.com
9780826358417, $19.95, PB, 168pp, www.amazon.com

A legendary and iconic western classic, "Shane" by Jack Schaefer tells the story of a mysterious stranger who finds himself in the Wyoming Territory joining local homesteaders in their fight to keep their land and avoid the intimidating tactics of cattle driver Luke Fletcher. While trying to leave his gunslinging days behind him, the mysterious stranger, Shane, is tested by Fletcher and his men. Now brought back into print for a new generation of appreciative readers, "Shane" author Jack Schaefer executes a perfect Western narrative while exploring the overarching themes of virtue, the human condition, and a man's search for self. While unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Western Novel & American Literary Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Shane" is also available in a digital book format ($9.99).

Tomas Jonsson, Bestseller
Gudbergur Bergsson, author
Lytton Smith, translator
Open Letter Books
c/o University of Rochester
Lattimore Hall 411, Box 270082, Rochester, NY 14627
www.openletterbooks.org
9781940953601, $17.95, PB, 411pp, www.amazon.com

A retired, senile bank clerk confined to his basement apartment, Tomas Jonsson decides that, since memoirs are all the rage, he's going to write his own (a sure bestseller) that will also right the wrongs of contemporary Icelandic society. Egoistic, cranky, and digressive, Tomas blasts away while relating pick-up techniques, meditations on chamber pot use, ways to assign monetary value to noise pollution, and much more. His rants parody and subvert the idea of the memoir -- something that's as relevant today in our memoir-obsessed society as it was when the novel was first published in 1966. Deftly translated from Icelandic into English for the benefit of an American readership by Lytton Smith, "Tomas Jonsson, Bestseller" is a consistently engaging and inherently fascinating read from cover to cover. While very highly recommended for both community and academic library International Literary Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Tomas Jonsson, Bestseller" is also available in a digital book format ($11.59).

Triumph
Jack Ludlow
Magna Large Print
c/o Ulverscroft Large Print (USA), Inc.
PO Box 1230, West Seneca, NY 14224-1230
www.ulverscroftusa.com
9780750543682, $35.50, HC, 408pp, www.amazon.com

In sixth century Byzantium, Emperor Justinian is determined to reunite the whole of the Roman Empire and his best general, Flavius Belisarius, is poised to invade Italy. Flavius and his men march north unopposed until the local senators of Naples refuse to surrender and a bloody assault ensues. Rome, hearing of the fate of Naples, yields the city to Flavius, but before long the Goths arrive and stage a brutal attack which Flavius's army only just survives. Besieged and mired in a cesspit of corruption, Byzantium's greatest general must navigate a world rife with deceit and brutality where only the most cut-throat survive. A simply riveting read by an author with a genuine flair for deftly created and inherently absorbing storytelling, "Triumph" by Jack Ludlow (in a large print format) is a superbly crafted novel that is unreservedly recommended for community library Historical Fiction collections.

Inheritance from Mother
Minae Mizumura
Other Press
267 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10016
www.otherpress.com
9781590517826, $27.95, HC, 464pp, www.amazon.com

Mitsuki Katsura is a Japanese woman in her mid-fifties. She is also a French-language instructor at a private university in Tokyo. Her husband, whom she met in Paris, is a professor at another private university. He is having an affair with a much younger woman. In addition to her husband's infidelity, Mitsuki must deal with her ailing eighty-something mother, a demanding, self-absorbed woman who is far from the image of the patient, self-sacrificing Japanese matriarch. Mitsuki finds herself dreaming of the day when her mother will finally pass on. While doing everything she can to ensure her mother's happiness, she grows weary of the responsibilities of a doting daughter and worries she is sacrificing her chance to find fulfillment in her middle age. A deftly crafted and original novel by a master storyteller, Minae Mizumura's "Inheritance from Mother" (deftly translated from Japanese into English for an American readership by Juliet Winters Carpenter) not only offers insight into a complex and paradoxical culture, but is also a profound work about mothers and daughters, marriage, old age, and the resilience of women. While unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Contemporary Literary Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Inheritance from Mother" is also available in a digital book format ($14.99). Librarians should be aware that there is an excellent audio book edition of "Inheritance from Mother" (Brilliance Audio, 9781543628609, $9.99, MP3 Una).

The Little Exile
Jeanette Arakawa
Stone Bridge Press
1393 Solano Avenue, Suite C, Albany CA 94706
www.stonebridge.com
9781611720365, $14.95, PB, 240pp, www.amazon.com

Jeanette Arakawa was born in San Francisco, California to Japanese immigrants. Between 1942 and 1945, during World War II, she was part of a diaspora that took her to Stockton, California, Rohwer, Arkansas, and Denver, Colorado. Interned in the 1940s at the Rohwer War Relocation Center in Arkansas she returned to San Francisco in 1946. In "The Little Exile" she clearly draws upon her own experiences to write the fictional story of little Marie Mitsui who, after Pearl Harbor, a little girl's typical life of school and playing with friends in San Francisco is upended. Her family and thousands of others of Japanese heritage are under suspicion and forcibly relocated to internment camps far from home. Living conditions in the camps are harsh, but in the end Marie finds freedom and hope for the future. Told from a child's perspective, "The Little Exile" deftly conveys Marie's innocence, wonder, fear, and outrage. While bringing to bear a new generation of reader's awareness of one of America's more shameful episodes of human rights abuse, "The Little Exile" has a renewed and special relevance for today's national discussion related to immigration issues and the unhappy willingness of a great many Americans to repeat the errors of our past. While very highly recommended for community library collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "The Little Exile" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $10.99).

Family Lexicon
Natalia Ginzburg
NYRB Classics
c/o New York Review of Books
435 Hudson Street, Suite 300, New York, NY 10014
www.nybooks.com
9781590178386, $14.95, PB, 224pp, www.amazon.com

Natalia Ginzburg (1916 - 1991) was born Natalia Levi in Palermo, Sicily, the daughter of a Jewish biologist father and a Catholic mother. Aptly translated into English for an American readership, an sizable Italian family complete with their routines and rituals, crazes, pet phrases, and stories, doubtful, comical, indispensable, comes to life in the pages of Natalia Ginzburg's "Family Lexicon". Giuseppe Levi, the father, is a scientist, consumed by his work and a mania for hiking -- when he isn't provoked into angry remonstration by someone misspeaking or misbehaving or wearing the wrong thing. Giuseppe is Jewish, married to Lidia, a Catholic, though neither is religious; they live in the industrial city of Turin where, as the years pass, their children find ways of their own to medicine, marriage, literature, politics. It is all very ordinary, except that the background to the story is Mussolini's Italy in its steady downward descent to race law and world war. The Levis are, among other things, unshakeable anti-fascists. That will complicate their lives. Family Lexicon is about a family and language, as well as storytelling as a form of survival and as an instrument of deception and domination. Although "Family Lexicon" is a work of fiction, in terms of human values and the human experience -- everything rings true. An inherently fascinating and absorbing read from cover to cover, "Family Lexicon" is unreservedly recommended for community and academic library Literary Fiction collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that "Family Lexicon" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.99).


The Mystery/Suspense Shelf

Atlanta Noir
Tayari Jones, editor
Akashic Books
232 Third Street, #A115, Brooklyn, NY 11215
www.akashicbooks.com
9781617755378, $15.95, PB, 280pp, www.amazon.com

Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies with the publication of "Atlanta Noir". Each book in this outstanding series comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Compiled and edited by Tayari Jones, "Atlanta Noir" is comprised of fourteen original noir short stories deftly organized into three major sections: The Devil Went Down to Georgia; Kin Folks & Skin Folks; Nose Wide Open. All of these original and inherently fascinating tales are set in particular city of Atlanta settings ranging from Grant Park, to Cascade Heights, to East Lake Terrace. An absolute 'must' for dedicated mystery fans, and making an enduringly popular addition to community library Mystery/Suspense collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that, like all Akashic Books titles in their Noir series, "Atlanta Noir" is also available in a digital book format ($10.30).


The Political Science Shelf

Bureaucracy in America
Joseph Postell
University of Missouri Press
113 Heinkel Bldg., 201 S. 7th St., Columbia, MO 65211
www.umsystem.edu/upress
9780826221230, $45.00, HC, 416pp, www.amazon.com

The rise of the administrative state is the most significant political development in American politics over the past century. While our Constitution separates powers into three branches, and requires that the laws are made by elected representatives in the Congress, today most policies are made by unelected officials in agencies where legislative, executive, and judicial powers are combined. This threatens constitutionalism and the rule of law. "Bureaucracy in America: The Administrative State's Challenge to Constitutional Government" by Joseph Postell (Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs) examines the history of administrative power in America and argues that modern administrative law has failed to protect the principles of American constitutionalism as effectively as earlier approaches to regulation and administration. Featuring fifty-two pages of Notes, a fourteen page Bibliography, and a fourteen page Index, "Bureaucracy in America " is a definitive model of outstanding scholarship and a timely, much needed contribution to our contemporary national dialogue on political governance and policy making. While unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Contemporary Political Science collections and supplemental studies lists, it should be noted for students and non-specialist general readers that "Bureaucracy in America" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $45.00).


The Theatre/Cinema/TV Shelf

Cinegeek
Pluttark
IDW Publishing
2765 Truxton Road, San Diego, CA 92106
www.idwpublishing.com
9781631409004, $14.99, HC, 96pp, www.amazon.com

"Cinegeek" by Pluttark is an inherently fascinating and unfailingly entertaining encyclopedia of fun, colorful bits of trivia about popular films from the 1980s & 1990s! Imagine a list of the best romantic comedies without Hugh Grant! Or a tally of the most improbable fantasy flicks. Or even a ranking of giant movie monsters by size! Profusely illustrated on every page,"Cinegeek" is a celebratory and subjective appreciation of cinema that will prove to be an thorough delight for dedicated movie buffs and pop culture fans. Certain to be an enduringly popular addition to community, college, and university library Cinema/Movie collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Cinegeek" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $8.99).

Write! Shoot! Edit!
Deborah S. Patz
Michael Wiese Productions
12400 Ventura Blvd., #1111, Studio City, CA 91604
www.mwp.com
9781615932641, $23.95, PB, 210pp, www.amazon.com

Deborah Patz has been a professional in the film industry since the mid-1980s, with a filmography that spans family and children's programming, science-fiction extravaganzas, and feature films of various budget sizes. In "Write! Shoot! Edit!: The Complete Guide for Teen Filmmakers" she has written a complete course of instruction based upon today's digital technology which allows teens to produce short films with enviable accessibility. But there is a darker side to today's technology, too: the expectation to live and share your life online, to become an instant success with your first creations. Imagine being free to experiment and play with the medium. "Write! Shoot! Edit!" like having an experienced mentor beside you helping you craft solid, professional work that won't like someone's home movie project! Practical, informative, comprehensive, thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, "Write! Shoot! Edit!" is unreservedly recommended for highschool and community library Theatre/Cinema instructional reference collections.


The Library Science Shelf

Creating and Sharing Online Library Instruction
Joelle Pitss, Sara K. Kearns, Heather Collins
Neal-Shuman Publishers
c/o American Library Association
50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611
www.alastore.ala.org
9780838915622, $54.00, PB, 160pp, www.amazon.com

"Creating and Sharing Online Library Instruction: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians" is designed to be reused and shared, learning objects are digital content and assessments centered on student learning outcomes. The promise of sharing online instruction across libraries, campuses, or a consortium holds time-saving appeal. An easy to follow tutorial for creating online library instruction with learning objects, this manual is written by three librarians with the New Literacies Alliance and walks readers through creating and sharing outcome-based lessons that allow students to master skills at their own pace; demonstrates how to use assessment to ensure that students learn foundational research and critical thinking skills rather than simply how to use a database or discovery platform; sketches in the background and mission of NLA, sharing examples of successful collaboration across institutions; includes an assortment of NLA's workflows, design processes, and style guides; and offers project planning and implementation tools, including checklists, steps, and critical questions to consider. Specifically written for groups or individuals who want to collaborate to build learning objects, "Creating and Sharing Online Library Instruction" will also be useful to anyone with a desire to learn more about resource sharing, instructional design, and library instruction. Thoroughly 'user friendly' in tone, commentary, organization and presentation, "Creating and Sharing Online Library Instruction" will prove to be an invaluable and popular addition to community and academic library collections in general, and Library Science supplemental studies reading lists in particular.

Archives: Principles and Practices
Laura A. Millar
Facet Publishing
www.facetpublishing.co.uk
9780838916063, $79.00, PB, 304pp, www.amazon.com

Now in a fully updated and expanded second edition, "Archives: Principles and Practices" by Laura A. Millar (an independent consultant in the fields of records, archives and information management, publishing, and education) is written in clear language with lively examples. Outlining fundamental archival principles and practices, introducing core concepts, and explaining best practices to ensure that documentary materials are cared for as effectively as possible, this newly revised edition contains expanded discussion of the impact of digital technologies on archival materials and archival practice and an examination of the changing role of the archivist in the digital age, as archival professionals find that they need to be directly engaged with the creators of records in order to help ensure the preservation of valuable archives, for the present and for posterity. "Archives: Principles and Practices" addresses: The nature of archives and archival institutions; The role of archival service as a matter of trust; Core archival concepts such as provenance, original order and respect des fonds; The execution of central archival tasks, including appraisal, preservation, arrangement, description, reference and access; The changing role and responsibilities of the archival institution and archival practitioner as digital technologies fundamentally transform how records and archives are created, captured, preserved, used and shared. An absolutely indispensable instructional guide and manual, "Archives: Principles and Practices" is unreservedly recommended for community, academic, governmental, and corporate Library Science collections and supplemental studies lists.

American Libraries 1730-1950
Kenneth Breisch
W. W. Norton & Company
500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110
www.wwnorton.com
9780393731606, $75.00, HC, 320pp, www.amazon.com

Kenneth Breisch directs the historic preservation program at the University of Southern California. He is the author of numerous publications on American architectural history, especially in the areas of library design and vernacular building. In "American Libraries 1730-1950" he provides an impressively informative history of the evolution of the library in America. Although new technologies appear poised to alter it, the library remains a powerful site for discovery, and its form is still determined by the geometry of the book and the architectural spaces devised to store and display it. "American Libraries: 1730-1950" provides a history and panorama of these much-loved structures, inside and out, encompassing the small personal collection, the vast university library, and everything in between. Through 500 photographs and plans selected from the encyclopedic collections of the Library of Congress, Breisch deftly traces the development of libraries in the United States, from roots in such iconic examples as the British Library and Paris's Bibliotheque-Ste.-Genevieve to institutions imbued with their own, American mythology. Starting with the private collections of wealthy merchants and landowners during the eighteenth century, "American Librarians: 1730-1950 looks at the Library of Congress, large and small public libraries, and the Carnegie libraries, and it ends with a glimpse of modern masterworks. An ideal and highly recommended addition to library students supplemental studies reading lists, simply stated, no community, college, or university library should be without a copy of "American Library 1730-1950" in their Library Science collections.


The Graphic Novel Shelf

Rise of the Dungeon Master
David Kushner, author
Koren Shadmi, illustrator
Nation Books
c/o Perseus Book Group
250 W. 57th St., Suite 1500, New York, NY 10107
9781568585598 $16.99 www.nationbooks.org

Rise of the Dungeon Master is a black-and-white nonfiction graphic novel about the creation of the popular role-playing game pastime Dungeons & Dragons, and its co-creators Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. Told in entirely second person, as if the reader were living Gygax's storied life, Rise of the Dungeon Master is an extraordinary chronicle of creativity, friendship, and a wildly popular game that changed lives. The saga also has its dark side, in how money, bureaucracy, and feuds driven by pride can taint friendships or change personalities. Rise of the Dungeon Master is captivating from cover to cover, and highly recommended for both personal and public library graphic novel collections.

Mighty Jack and the Goblin King
Ben Hatke
First Second
175 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010
www.firstsecondbooks.com
9781626722668 $14.99 amazon.com

Inspired by the classic "Jack and the Beanstalk" fairy tale, Mighty Jack and the Goblin King is a full-color, fantasy-adventure graphic novel for all ages, about young people fighting to survive in an amazing yet dangerous other world. When ogres kidnap Jack's younger sister, Jack and Maddie must hurry to rescue her before she becomes fuel for a terrifying machine! Oppressed goblins, helpful dragons, and high-stakes action make for a thoroughly exciting read from cover to cover. Also highly recommended is the previous graphic novel in the series, "Mighty Jack" (9781626722644) and author Ben Hatke's sci-fi graphic novels "Zita the Spacegirl" (9781596434462), "Legens of Zita the Spacegirl" (9781596434479) and "Return of Zita the Spacegirl" (9781596438767).

Cast No Shadow
Nick Tapalansky and Anissa Espinosa
First Second
175 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010
www.firstsecondbooks.com
9781596438774 $16.99 amazon.com

Cast No Shadow is a black-and-white graphic novel for all ages, about a teen romance between a girl ghost and a boy who has no shadow... or rather, no control of his shadow, which manifests and makes its own demands upon the whole town! Exploring deep themes such as the struggle to tame the subconscious id, Cast No Shadow is thought-provoking, character-driven, and thoroughly engaging from cover to cover. Highly recommended, especially for high school and public library graphic novel collections.

The Hidden Loch
Marlaine Maddux White, Author
St. Aubin, Illustrator
Jamie Luu Murphy, editor
Penny-Farthing Productions, Inc.
One Sugar Creek Center Blvd., Suite 820, Sugar Land, TX 77478
www.pfproductions.com/product/the-hidden-loch
9780999170908, $12.95, PB, www.pfproductions.com
9780999170915, $14.95, HC, www.amazon.com

The story of a community of formerly considered extinct sea creatures living below Scotland's Loch Ness and hiding from the humans they call 'dry walkers', "The Hidden Loch" features a consistently compelling and deftly crafted, and thoroughly original story that is exceptionally well supported by consistently impressively art work from cover to cover. Completely absorbing and engagingly entertaining, "The Hidden Loch" is one of those graphic novels that will linger in the mind and memory long after the book itself has been finished and set back upon the shelf. Certain to be an enduringly popular addition to personal and community library graphic novel collections for readers ages 8 to 80, "The Hidden Loch" is unreservedly and very highly recommended.

Home Time
Campbell Whyte
Top Shelf Productions
PO Box 1282, Marietta GA 30061-1282
www.topshelfcomix.com
9781603094122, $24.99, HC, 228pp, www.amazon.com

The last school bell has rung and it's finally going home time! Even though they're twins, Lilly and David don't agree on much -- except that the last summer before high school is the perfect time for relaxing with friends. But their plans for sleepovers, fantasy games, and romance are thrown out the window when the whole gang falls into a river and wakes up in a village of fantastic creatures. Hailed as magical spirits and attacked by lizards, these kids must find their way home -- if they don't throttle each other first. In "Home Time: Under The River", Australian cartoonist Campbell Whyte combines the rich imagination of Dungeons & Dragons with puckishly charming characters and a touch of video-game geometry in his thoroughly entertaining and inherently compelling coming-of-age graphic novel. While very highly recommended for elementary school and community library graphic novel collections for young readers, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of graphic novel enthusiasts that "Home Time" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $14.99).

Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869, Book One
Alex Alice
First Second
175 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010
www.firstsecondbooks.com
9781626724938 $19.99 amazon.com

Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869, Book One is an extraordinary, full-color hardcover graphic novel capturing the spirit of exploration and discovery in the 1800's. The story begins when genius engineer Archibald Dulac and his son Seraphim learn about a previously lost logbook Archibald's wife and Seraphim's mother, the hot air balloonist Claire Dulac, who has been missing since her fateful stratospheric journey in search of the mysterious element of aether. Archibald and Seraphim journey to the court of a Bavarian castle led by an ambitious young monarch, but neither is prepared for the treachery that awaits! Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869, Book One begins a grand and captivating adventure, and leaves the reader eagerly looking forward to the forthcoming sequel, "Castle in the Stars: The Moon-King".


The Audiobook Shelf

One Nation Under Gold
James Ledbetter, author
Read by Jonathan Yen
HighBridge Audio Books
270 Skip Jack Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
9781681686653 $39.99 https://highbridgeaudio.com

One Nation Under Gold: How One Precious Metal Has Dominated the American Imagination for Four Centuries is the unabridged audiobook rendition of business and political writer James Ledbetter's examination of the allure of gold in the minds of the American public. Why does the idea of gold-backed currency remain so appealing to the American public even though economists soundly denounce it? Why is the American market for investing in gold so lucrative? Ledbetter traces America's gold obsession from pre-colonial days to William Jennings Bryan's epic Cross of Gold speech in 1896, to FDR's ban on private gold ownership, Nixon's 1971 decision to disconnect the dollar from gold, and much more. As much a study of the American psyche as it is the history of a precious metal in America, One Nation Under Gold is highly recommended for both personal and public library audiobook collections. 14.5 hours on 12 CDs.

Yeah Baby!
Jillian Michaels
Tantor Media, Inc.
6 Business Park Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
9781515914167 $39.99 www.tantor.com

Yeah Baby! The Modern Mama's Guide to Mastering Pregnancy, Having a Healthy Baby, and Bouncing Back Better Than Ever lives up to its title with guides to all-too-common environmental hazards, plain-terms explanations for the checkups and tests throughout pregnancy, discussions of common medical concerns, and ways to help a new baby grow up healthy, strong and smart. Now Yeah Baby! is available as an unabridged audiobook, with printable PDF format bonus material including recipes, meal plans, and suggested exercises. Yeah Baby! makes an excellent baby show gift and is highly recommended for expecting and new mothers, as well as public library audiobook collections. 9 CDs, 10.5 hours.


The Library CD Shelf

Forever Young
Reggie Young
www.reggieyoung.org
Whaling City Sound
www.whalingcitysound.com
c/o Naxos (dist.)
www.naxosusa.com
$TBA CD / $6.93 MP3 amazon.com

Guitarist Reggie Young, whose storied career spans six decades, presents Forever Young, his debut album as a recording artist and a bandleader. Featuring seven original instrumental tracks, all written and produced by Young, Forever Young is a work of southern-style country-soul, highly recommended for connoisseurs of guitar music. The tracks are "Coming Home to Leipers Fork" (4:34), "Memphis Grease" (6:46), "Soul Love" (4:21), "Seagrove Place" (6:55), "It's About Time" (6:20), "Exit 2019" (4:57), and "Jennifer" (5:26).

Nigerian Spirit
Sonia Aimy
www.soniaaimy.com
Privately Published
$TBA CD / $10.99 download itunes.com

Nigerian Spirit is an original jazz album by Sonia Aimy, whose musical career draws upon her childhood in Nigeria, her performances in jazz and theater in Italy, and her current career in Ontario. The music expresses her anger and sorrow at the suffering that has befallen Africa - including the unchecked depredations of Boko Haram, the horrific toll of war in Somalia, and the drowning deaths of refugees struggling to flee to Europe. Nigerian Spirit is soulful, evocative, and highly recommended especially for world music collections. The tracks are "Light My Way Mother" (4:47), "Chotima" (4:20), "Nigerian Spirit" (5:51), "Voices of Orisa" (4:42), "Dreaming" (4:11), "A Dream for Somaliya" (4:52), "Ase'" (5:46), "Lampedusa" (4:42), "Husband in Canada" (4:36), "Ase' Radio Edit" (5:00) and "Nigerian Spirit - Radio Edit" (4:59).

Life Is A Story
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Mountain Home Music Company
mountainhomemusiccompany.com
$TBA doylelawson.com

Life Is A Story is a bluegrass music album of up-tempo songs with lyrics that engage the listener. Stellar singing and a keen empathy with blue-collar working life resonate in this "must-have" for bluegrass and country fans! The tracks are "Kids These Days" (3:25), "Little Girl" (3:57), "Life of a Hard Workin' Man" (2:57), "Life to My Days" (3:07), "I See a Heartbreak Comin'" (2:33), "Guitar Case" (3:54), "What Am I Living For" (3:11), "Bluegrass Blues" (2:49), "Derailed" (3:22), "Love Lives Again" (3:22), "Cry Across Kansas" (2:48), and "Drivin' It Home" (2:43).

Songs of Hope
David Wells
www.dwellspiano.com
Privately Published
$TBA CD / $7.99 download cdbaby.com

Songs of Hope is the debut solo piano album of original songs composed and performed by David Wells, and recorded on a 7-ft. Yamaha Grand Piano. The songs incorporate both contemporary and new age elements, and range in tempo from mellow to fiery. A soundscape to inspire and delight, Songs of Hope is highly recommended especially to solo piano connoisseurs and public library music collections. The tracks are "Selah", "Summer's End", "Falling Leaves", "Winter's Chill", "Nocturne", "Blessings", "Hands of Time", "Time Away", "Hymn of Peace and Joy", and "Traveling Light".


The Library DVD Shelf

The Penguin Counters
A documentary by Peter Getzels & Harriet Gordon
First Run Features
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1213, New York, NY 10036
$19.95 www.firstrunfeatures.com

The Penguin Counters is a true-life nature documentary following a handful of biologists in their efforts to keep track of penguin populations as an indicator of climate change. Breathtaking footage of Antarctica and heartwarming (or heartbreaking) scenes from the life cycle of these dapper flightless birds fill this unforgettable video essay. The Penguin Counters is a treat for nature lovers of all ages, and highly recommended especially for public library DVD collections. 68 minutes, optional English subtitles.


The Cookbook Shelf

The One Peaceful World Cookbook
Alex Jack & Sachi Kato
BenBella Books
10300 N. Central Expressway, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75204
www.benbellabooks.com
9781944648244, $22.95, PB, 350pp, www.amazon.com

"The One Peaceful World Cookbook: Over 150 Vegan, Macrobiotic Recipes for Vibrant Health and Happiness" is a culinary compendium that blends traditional wisdom with modern scientific and medical research. The result is a vegan macrobiotic approach that recognizes the profound effects food, environment, activities, and attitude can have on your physical and emotional health. Drawing upon traditional and contemporary cuisines from around the globe, "The One Peaceful World Cookbook" will enable even the most novice of kitchen cooks to prepare delicious, satisfying meals that nourish both body and mind. The recipes comprising this unique and highly recommended addition to personal, family, and community library cookbook collections range from Vegetable Sushi Rolls; Noodles in Clear Broth; Black Bean Stew; and Lentil Burger; to Sweet & Sour Tempeh; Orange Baked Yams; Cucumber-Wakame Salad with Tangerines; and Strawberry Mousse. It should be noted that "The One Peaceful World Cookbook: Over 150 Vegan, Macrobiotic Recipes for Vibrant Health and Happiness" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $14.39).

Natural Born Feeder
Roz Purcell
Gill Books
c/o Dufour Editions, Inc.
PO Box 7, 124 Byers Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425-0007
www.dufoureditions.com
9780717179084, $34.00, PB, 240pp, www.amazon.com

Roz Purcell began blogging at www.naturalbornfeeder.com in 2013 to document her love of cooking and share her recipes. Her approach to cooking is simple: use whole foods to live a whole life. Having developed a negative relationship with food that led her to make unhealthy choices, she changed her lifestyle by rediscovering her love of cooking. Roz used her passion for food to develop the most amazing recipes that fuel the body, providing the energy and vitality needed to look and feel great. For Roz a healthy lifestyle isn't about extremes, it's about balance. With "Natural Born Feeder" Ros draws upon her experience and expertise to showcase more than 170 easy-to-follow, kitchen cook friendly, delicious and nutritious recipes. The plate pleasing and appetite satisfying recipes ranges from Raspberry Lemonade; Spicy Sweet Potato and Egg Bake; Quinoa Salad with Broccoli, Feta and Hazelnuts; Steaks with Beetroot and Ginger Relish; and Chicken Satay Skwers; to Mini Coconut Rice Buns; Sesame Bagels; Roasted Carrot Hummus; Red Onion Marmalade; and Peanut Butter with Maple Syrup and Cinnamon. Enhanced with beautiful photos, "Natural Born Feeder" is an unreservedly recommended addition to personal, family, and community library cookbook collections. It should be noted that "Natural Born Feeder" is also available in a digital book format ($9.99).

Lean for Life: The Cookbook
Louis Parker
Mitchell Beazley
c/o Octopus Publishing
236 Park Avenue, New York NY 10017
www.octopusbooksusa.com
9781784723040, $24.99, HC, 224pp, www.amazon.com

Louise Parker has spent 20 years learning, researching, testing and improving The Louise Parker Method for weight control. Now in X she draws upon her experience and expertise to create "Lean for Life: The Cookbook ", a culinary compilation that not only contains over 120 fuss-free recipes, but provides even the most novice of kitchen cooks with the practical knowledge to create hundreds of variations so family members will never get bored with what they are served. With recipes ranging from Orange Pancakes with Lemon Dirzzle & Ricotta Cream; to Black & White Beluga Salad; to CoCo's Chocolate Con Carne Pressies; to Roast Fillet of Beef with Roast Cauliflower & Mustard Sauce; to Strawberry Limeade, "Lean for Life: The Cookbook" is a delight to browse through and a pleasure to plan menus with. While very highly recommended for personal, professional, family, and community library cookbook collections, it should be noted that "Lean for Life: The Cookbook" is also available in a digital book format ($8.99).


The Psychology Shelf

Art Therapy with Students at Risk
Stella A. Stephney
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher
2600 South First Street, Springfield, IL 62704
http://www.ccthomas.com
9780398091613, $44.95, PB, 344pp, www.amazon.com

"Art Therapy with Students at Risk: Fostering Resilience and Growth Through Self-Expression" by Stella A. Stepney (a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist licensed by New York State) reflects the current research, legislation, and trends that impact the theory and practice of art therapy with diverse at-risk student populations. "Art Therapy with Students at Risk" is divided into eight chapters and it covers twelve specific therapeutic techniques. Each of the twelve therapeutic techniques are written in a lesson plan format which provide opportunities for children to express their thoughts and feelings coupled with confirmation that their art is important to them and to others. Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Art Therapy with Students at Risk" is an especially recommended, informed and informative addition to professional, college, and university library Contemporary Psychology collections in general, and Art Therapy supplemental studies lists in particular.


The Music Shelf

Fiddler's Dream
Howard Wight Marshall
University of Missouri Press
113 Heinkel Bldg., 201 S. 7th St., Columbia, MO 65211
www.umsystem.edu/upress
9780826221216, $29.95, HC, 448pp, www.amazon.com

Including a CD with 30 archival recordings from 1939 to 2015 produced by Voyager Records, "Fiddler's Dream: Old-Time, Swing, and Bluegrass Fiddling in Twentieth-Century Missouri" is the sequel to Howard Wight Marshall's earlier book on old-time fiddlers in Missouri, "Play Me Something Quick and Devilish". In "Fiddler's Dream", Marshall (who is the Professor Emeritus of Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri - Columbia) uses oral history, archival photographs, and transcriptions of selected tunes to trace the evolution of traditional fiddle music in Missouri from the early 1920s through the abrupt changes in American society and traditional music in the 1960s. As the title would suggest, the specific focus of "Fiddler's Dream" is on fiddle music in everyday life at music parties, dances, pie suppers, festivals, contests, and oprys. Professor Marshall's wealth of knowledge, gained through a lifetime of involvement in Missouri fiddle traditions, gives his comprehensive study an exceptional richness and depth in its content. Featuring interviews, transcriptions, notes, a selected bibliography, a discography, and index to text, and an index to the Voyager Records Companion CD, "Fiddler's Dream" is unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, and academic library American Music History collections and supplemental studies reading lists.


The Technology Shelf

The Technical Foundations of IoT
Boris Adryan, Dominik Obermaier, Paul Fremantle
Artech House
685 Canton Street, Norwood, MA 02062
www.artechhouse.com
9781630812515, $129.00, HC, 480pp, www.amazon.com

IoT is the "Internet of Things", referring to the impact of a vast array of devices that connect to the internet, from computer mice to security cameras to garbage disposals. "The Technical Foundations of IoT" by the team of Boris Adryan (Head of IoT & Data Analytics for Zuhlke Engineering GmbH); Dominik Obermaier (Co-Founder and CTO at CD-Square Company); and Paul Fremantle ( who cofounded WSO2, where he was instrumental in creating the Carbon middleware platform) is comprehensive resource that presents a technical introduction to the components, architectures, software, and protocols of IoT. This book is especially catered to those who are interested in researching, developing, and building IoT. Comprehensive and thoroughly 'reader friendly' in organization and presentation, "The Technical Foundations of IoT" covers the physics of electricity and electromagnetism laying the foundation for understanding the components of modern electronics and computing. Readers learn about the fundamental properties of IoT along with security and privacy issues related to developing and maintaining connected products. "The Technical Foundations of IoT" highlights the integration of IoT in various verticals such as industry, smart cities, connected vehicles, and smart and assisted living. The overall design patterns, issues with UX and UI, and different network topologies related to architectures of M2M and IoT solutions are also explored. Hardware development, power, sensors, and embedded systems are discussed in detail. Unreservedly recommended for corporate and academic library instructional reference collections, "The Technical Foundations of IoT" offers insight into the software components that impinge on IoT solutions, their development, network protocols, back end software, data analytics and conceptual interoperability.


The Biography Shelf

Agent M
Henry Hemming
Public Affairs Books
c/o Perseus Book Group
250 West 57th Street, #1321, New York, NY 10107
www.publicaffairsbooks.com
9781610396844 $28.00 hc / $18.99 Kindle amazon.com

Agent M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight is the in-depth biography of the extraordinary spymaster reputed to be the real-life inspiration behind the character "M" of the James Bond franchise. Maxwell Knight was brilliant, eccentric, three-times married, a connoisseur of fine jazz and a keeper of exotic pets. Though personally unqualified for espionage, he had an unparalleled gift for transforming agents, and his work revolutionized British intelligence. Among his many accomplishments was his pioneering use of female agents. Utterly fascinating from cover to cover, Agent M is highly recommended for both personal and public library collections.

Santiago Perez Triana
Jane Rausch
Markus Wiener Publishers
231 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
www.markuswiener.com
9781558766242, $48.95, HC, 220pp, www.amazon.com

Santiago Perez Triana (1858 - 1916) was a Colombian author, journalist, and diplomat who became one of the leading proponents of pan-American unity and a crusader against European intervention in the western hemisphere. He led a dramatic, globetrotting life and became on of Latin America's best-known public figures. Now a biography of his life and works "Santiago Perez Triana (1858-1916): Columbian Man of Letters and Crusader for Hemispheric Unity" by author and historian Jane Rausch rescues from obscurity the man who was a forceful advocate of the allied cause in World War I and enjoyed the status of being one of Latin America's most powerful voices on the world stage. Exceptionally well researched, written, organized and presented, "Santiago Perez Triana" is enhanced for scholars with the inclusion of twenty-two pages of Notes, an eight page Bibliography, and appendix (Perez Triana's Best Remembered Poems), and a six page Index. While highly and unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Latin American Biography & History collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Santiago Perez Triana" is also available in a paperback edition (9781558766259, $24.95).


The World History Shelf

Warfare in New Kingdom Egypt
Paul Elliott
Fonthill Media Limited
c/o Casemate
1940 Lawrence Road, Havertown, PA 19083
www.casematepublishers.com
9781781555804, $32.95, HC, 176pp, www.amazon.com

The New Kingdom of Egypt (the period in ancient Egyptian history between the 16th century BC and the 11th century BC) marks the apogee of military organization and preparedness for ancient Egypt. Beginning the era under foreign occupation, the Egyptians built up an army to challenge the invaders and liberate their land. Using the newest battlefield technologies (bows, chariots, and hand weapons), the new pharaohs pushed the frontiers of the New Kingdom into Syria and Ethiopia. This is the era of Set I, Ramses II, and Tuthmosis III, the greatest military pharaohs in Egyptian history. Warfare in New Kingdom Egypt narrates this incredible rise to power, describing in detail the way in which the Egyptian war machine was structured, how it was supplied, and how it fought. It considers all aspects, some often neglected, such as campaign tents, logistics, and rations, in addition to the design of hand weapons and bows. Various kits have been reconstructed for this history, giving the reader a very immediate sense of what an Egyptian warrior's equipment looked like. Impressively informative and exceptional well written, organized and presented, "Warfare in New Kingdom Egypt" by historian Paul Elliott is unreservedly recommended and will prove to be a critically acclaimed addition to both community and academic library Egyptology and Egyptian History collections and supplemental studies lists. It should be noted for students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Warfare in New Kingdom Egypt" is also available in a digital book format ($9.99).

Propaganda and Persuasion
Jennifer Anderson
University of Manitoba Press
301 St. John's College, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, R3T 2M5
www.uofmpress.ca
9780887557422, $31.95, PB, 272pp, www.amazon.com

During the early years of the Cold War, thousands of Canadians attended events organized by the Canadian-Soviet Friendship Society and subscribed to its publications. The CSFS aimed its message at progressive Canadians, hoping to convince them that the USSR was an egalitarian and enlightened state. Attempting to soften, define, and redirect the antagonistic narratives of the day, "Propaganda and Persuasion: The Cold War and the Canadian-Soviet Friendship Society" by historian Jennifer Anderson is the definitive story of the CSFS in Cold War era Canada. Featuring an informative Introduction and Conclusion, illustrations, a list of abbreviations, sixty-one pages of Notes, a ten page Select Bibliography, and a seven page Index, "Propaganda and Persuasion" is an impressive work of seminal scholarship and unreservedly recommended, especially for college and university library Canadian/Soviet collections and supplemental studies reading lists. It should be noted for students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Propaganda and Persuasion" is also available in a digital book format ($25.00).

Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Star
Mary Hilson, Silke Neunsinger, Iben Vyff, editors
Berghahn Books
20 Jay Street, Suite 512, Brooklyn, NY 11201
www.berghahnbooks.com
9781785334962, $120.00, HC, 346pp, www.amazon.com

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden today all enjoy a reputation for strong labor movements, which in turn are widely seen as part of a distinctive regional approach to politics, collective bargaining and welfare. But as "Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Star" demonstrates, narratives of the so-called "Nordic model" can obscure the fact that experiences of work and the fortunes of organized labor have varied widely throughout the region and across different historical periods. Together, the essays collected here represent an ambitious intervention in labor historiography and European history, exploring themes such as work, unions, politics and migration from the early modern period to the twenty-first century. Knowledgeably compiled and deftly edited by the team of Mary Hilson (Professor of History at Aarhus University, Denmark); Silke Neunsinger (Associate Professor in Economic History and Director of Research at the Swedish Labor Movement Archives and Library); Iben Vyff (Head of Communication at Elsinore Museums, Denmark), "Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Star: The Nordic Countries, 1700-2000" thirteen erudite and informative articles by experts in the field of labor and trade unionism. Enhanced with the inclusion of illustrations, tables, maps, and a seven page index, "Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Star" is very highly recommended for college and university library International Studies in Social History collections in general, and European Labor and Trade Unionism History supplemental studies reading lists in particular.


The Civil War Shelf

Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up
Doug Crenshaw
Savas Beatie
PO Box 4527, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
9781611213553 $14.95 www.savasbeatie.com

Part of the "Emerging Civil War" series, Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up: The Seven Days' Battles June 25 - July 1, 1862 is a studious examination of a critical turning point in the American Civil War. In the spring of 1862, defeat appeared inevitable to the South; yet when the brilliant confederate commander Gen. Robert E. Lee replaced Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, he worked a miracle of morale, tactics, and pure inner ferocity. Over the course of seven days, Lee launched attacks to drive the Federals away from Richmond and crush their fighting spirit. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs on almost every page, Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up is a captivating, in-depth account of history in the making. Highly recommended, especially for college and public library Civil War collections.


The Education Shelf

Saving Play
Gaye Gronlund & Thomas Rendon
Redleaf Press
10 Yorkton Court, St. Paul, MN 55117-1065
www.redleafpress.org
9781605545301, $34.95, PB, 288pp, www.amazon.com

The fundamental message of "Saving Play: Addressing Standards through Play-Based Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten", is that play, academics, and standards can work together with the right strategies and support from educators. That educators can take an active role in child-directed play to guide learning. That educators (including parents, building principles, superintendents, and school board members can become strong advocates for saving play in early childhood education by empowering teachers to join play and standards, and learn how child-led, open-ended play addresses the seven domains and Common Core Standards. "Saving Play" is packed with research and resources that link academic learning and play experiences. Engage in provocative questions for teachers and administrators to help to effectively share the importance of play in early learning with others, and help restore play to its proper role as both fun and educational. While very highly recommended for school district and academic library Teacher Education collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Saving Play" is also available in a digital book format ($22.57).

Learner-Centered Pedagogy: Principles and Practice
Kevin Michael Klipfel & Dani Brecher Cook
ALA Editions
c/o American Library Association
50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611
www.alastore.ala.org
9780838915578, $60.00, PB, 208pp, www.amazon.com

Today's emphasis on metrics and personalization make evidence-based instruction an imperative. "Learner-Centered Pedagogy: Principles and Practice " by Kevin Klipfel (a lecturer in moral, political, and existential philosophy at Virginia Tech) and Dani Cook (Director of Teaching and Learning, University of Califronia - Riverside) is practice-based handbook that draws on the research of the humanistic psychologist and educator Carl Rogers to present an empathetic approach to information literacy sessions, reference service, and outreach. With an emphasis on everyday library work, "Learner-Centered Pedagogy: Principles and Practice" offers concrete, empirically-based strategies to connect with learners at all levels. Offering plentiful examples of pedagogy in action, "Learner-Centered Pedagogy: Principles and Practice" covers: 6 cognitive principles for organizing information literacy instruction, with sample worksheets and organization tools for instruction planning; how to establish rapport and kindle learners' motivation; tactics for transcending "cite 5 sources" and other uninspiring research assignments; educational evidence debunking the mythical perception that because students are skilled at computers and mobile technology, they already know how to do research; questions to keep in mind for inspiring autonomous learning; the power of story, as described by Joan Didion, Brene Brown's Ted Talk, and educational psychology research; the science behind information overload; and a balanced framework for evaluating specific educational technology tools. Fusing theory with practice, this handbook is exceptionally organized and presented, making it a valuable and very highly recommended resource to help every practitioner connect with learners more effectively. Enhanced with the inclusion of a eight page bibliography (Directions for Further Reading) and an eleven page Index, "Learner-Centered Pedagogy: Principles and Practice" is an unreservedly recommended addition to college and university Library Science collections and community library staff in-service training supplemental studies reading lists.

Campus Crisis
James D. Hardy Jr. & Ann Martin
McFarland & Company
PO Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640
www.mcfarlandpub.com
9781476665207, $35.00, PB, 216pp, www.amazon.com

The concept of the university (and the oldest of them) goes back for some 900 years in Western culture with most of their institutional structures essentially unchanged. They still serve three basic functions: educating the faculty, teaching students and gathering knowledge. Funding is, and always has been, the main difficulty within universities and most of the problems critics point to can be traced to a lack of it -- universities, it seems, are always in crisis. In "Campus Crisis: How Money, Technology and Policy Are Changing the American University", James D. Hardy, Jr., (Professor of History at Louisiana State University) and Ann Martin (who teaches English at Louisiana State University and has collected several teaching awards) effectively collaborate to demonstrate that universities are in fact doing quite well. Universities today generate an immense amount of research and drive the development of new technologies. On the whole, faculty members teach pretty well and students are in fact learning (at least something), and the challenges of inadequate funding are faced with adequate success. Featuring a ten page Bibliographic Essay, twenty pages of Chapter Notes, and a three page Index, "Campus Crisis" is unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Contemporary Education Studies collections. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Campus Crisis" is also available in a digital book format ($18.99).

The Coach Approach to School Leadership
Jessica Johnson, Shira Leibowitz, Kathy Perret
ASCD
1703 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
www.ascd.org
9781416623854, $28.95, PB, 179pp. www.amazon.com

The collaborative work of educators and academicians Jessica Johnson, Shira Leibowitz, Kathy Perret, "The Coach Approach to School Leadership", directly address a dilemma faced by many principals: how to function as learning leaders while fulfilling their evaluative and management duties. The answer? Incorporating instructional coaching techniques as an integral part of serious school improvement. "The Coach Approach to School Leadership" explain how principals can: Master the skill of "switching hats" between the nonjudgmental coach role and the evaluative supervisor role; Expand their classroom visits and combine coaching with evaluation requirements; Nurture relationships with teachers and build a positive school culture; Provide high-quality feedback to support the development of both teachers and students; Empower teachers to lead their own professional learning and work together as a team. Drawing from the authors' work with schools as well as their conversations with educators across the globe, "The Coach Approach to School Leadership" speaks to the unique needs of principals as instructional leaders, providing solutions to challenges in every aspect of this complex endeavor. The role of the principal is changing at a rapid pace. "The Coach Approach to School Leadership" is the ideal resource guide to improving administrative and supervisory practices while helping teachers master the high-quality instruction that will ultimately lead to student success. While very highly recommended for school district, college, and university Educational Studies collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "The Coach Approach to School Leadership" is also available in a digital book format ($25.85).

To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled
Susan M. Baum, Robin M. Schader, Steven V. Owen
Prufrock Press
PO Box 8813, Waco, TX 76714-8813
www.prufrock.com
9781618216441, $34.95, PB, 316pp, www.amazon.com

The collaborative work of Susan Baum (Director of the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy and Professor Emeritus in Education from the College of New Rochelle); Robin Schader (a Trustee of Bridges Academy, a school for twice-exceptional students, and who serves on the executive board of the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development); Steve Owen (who after 30 years of teaching Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, became a biostatistician at the University of Texas for a decade), and now in an updated and expanded third edition, "To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled" provides a comprehensive look at the complex world of students with remarkable gifts, talents, and interests, who simultaneously face learning, attention, or social challenges from LD, ADHD, ASD, and other disorders. Through case studies and years of research, "To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled" presents a rationale for using a strength-based, talent-focused approach to meeting the needs of this special population. From a thorough description of twice-exceptionality and the unique learning patterns of these students, to strategies for identification, comprehensive programming, talent development, and instructional strategies, "To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled" explores the distinguishing strengths (yellows) and complex challenges (blues) that these students face. In painting, green is a mix of yellows and blues. Because of their individual characteristics, twice-exceptional students come in a remarkable range of greens. Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled" is a critically important and core addition to college and university library Special Education collections and supplemental studies reading lists.


The Photography Shelf

Chasing Light
Stefan Forster
teNeues Publishing Group
7 West 18th Street, New York, NY, 10011
www.teneues.com
9783832769161, $55.00, HC, 220pp, www.amazon.com

Captured in vivid color, the moments that photographer Stefan Forster uncovers in out-of-the-way places in nature take place on adventurous backcountry trips far from civilization, where he carries up to 80 pounds in camera gear and camping equipment. With enormous enthusiasm but still prepared for anything, he often hikes through remote areas for weeks at a time on his search for the extraordinary. He has taken long solo kayak trips along Greenland's west coast, hopped from island to island in Micronesia, and slogged through the swamps of Louisiana and Texas to find the area's most beautiful cypress trees, all the while dodging alligators. His method yields unique, fascinating photos. "Chasing Light" is a compendium of outstanding full color photographic images that showcases Stefan's work ranging from rare rainstorms in the world's driest desert; to the Northern Lights shimmering through icebergs; to spectacular shots of the Rocky Mountains -- and so much more!. It is interesting to note that Stefan was one of the first photographers to use state-of-the-art quadcopter drones to give his photos fresh, new perspectives. A beautiful browse for photography enthusiasts and students from cover to cover, "Chasing Light" is unreservedly recommended as a lastingly entertaining and inspiring addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library Contemporary Photography collections and supplemental studies lists.

New York in the Snow
Vivienne Gucwa
iLex
c/o Octopus Publishing
236 Park Avenue, New York NY 10017
www.octopusbooksusa.com
9781781574157, $24.99, HC, 192pp, www.amazon.com

Vivienne Gucwa, a native of Queens, began shooting New York City in the early 2000s with no formal training and just a simple point-and-shoot camera. It was not until 2010 that she began publishing the resulting photographs on her blog. Now she shoots assignments around the world, her work is followed by millions and she has won acclaim across the industry and the media alike most recently being named Sony's 9th Artisan of Imagery. "New York in the Snow: A Magical Vision of New York City" is a compilation of her work that showcases the iconic city of New York as a bustling, heady metropolis that, thanks to the power of media, everyone in the world knows intimately, even if they've never been there in person. But every once in a while it changes completely. At first a few flakes will fall, then more, and more. Hardened New Yorkers rush for warmth and, while they're absent, an amazing, glistening almost deserted winter wonderland momentarily appears. It is these moments Vivienne Gucwa lives for. She has been documenting them for more than a decade, rushing out to capture the city in snow. Of all the photos that have made her the celebrated, award-winning success that she is, it is these that are most loved, both online and in print. Here they are offered in a volume of images to be enjoyed by anyone who loves New York, whether from afar, as an occasional visitor, or if native New Yorkers who have never left the Big Apple. While very highly recommended for personal, professional, community, and academic library Contemporary American Photography collections, it should be noted that "New York in the Snow" is also available in a digital book format ($9.99).

George Rodger Nuba & Latuka: The Color Photographs
Chris Steele-Perkins, author
Aaron Schuman, editor
Prestel Publishing
900 Broadway, Suite 603, New York, NY 10003
www.prestel.com
9783791383224, $49.95, HC, 112pp, www.amazon.com

George Rodger (19 March 1908 - 24 July 1995) was a British photojournalist noted for his work in Africa and for photographing the mass deaths at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at the end of the Second World War. "George Rodger Nuba & Latuka: The Color Photographs" introduces the Western world to the Nuba peoples of Sudan. In 1949 the photographer and co-founder of Magnum Photos, Rodger, learned of the Nuba tribe while traveling in the Kordofan region of the Sudan. Remarkably, he was granted permission by the Sudanese government to take pictures of these striking people, who lived as their ancestors had centuries before. After publication in National Geographic magazine, these pictures (as well as Rodger's fascinating journal entries from the shoot) have not been available to the wider public. Now, Rodger's rare softly colored Kodachrome images are gathered in a sumptuous volume, and introduced in an informative essay by photographer Chris Steele-Perkins. Beautifully reproduced, Rodger's photographs emphasize the muted colors of the Sudanese landscape as well as the Nuba's penchant for vivid body paint, clothing, and jewelry. They are a superb example of early color photography, and a stunning celebration of a little-known tribe that lives in one of the world's harshest environments. A simply outstanding volume, "George Rodger Nuba & Latuka: The Color Photographs" is unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, and academic library Photography collections.


The Literary Studies Shelf

H.C. Bailey's Reggie Fortune and the Golden Age of Detective Fiction
Laird R. Blackwell
McFarland & Company
PO Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640
www.mcfarlandpub.com
9781476670690, $39.95, PB, 188pp, www.amazon.com

Henry Christopher Bailey (1878 - 1961) was an English author of detective fiction. Bailey wrote mainly short stories featuring a medically qualified detective called Reggie Fortune. This fictional detective was one of the most popular protagonists of the Golden Age of detective fiction. Fortune appeared in nine novels yet it was in a series of 84 short stories that were published from 1920 to 1940 where he truly shone, combining elements of several popular archetypes -- the eccentric logician, the forensic investigator, the hard-boiled interrogator, the psychological profiler, the defender of justice. "H.C. Bailey's Reggie Fortune and the Golden Age of Detective Fiction" by Laird R. Blackwell (Professor Emeritus at Sierra Nevada College) is critical study that examines the Fortune stories in the context of other popular detective fiction of the era. Bailey's classics are distinguished by well-clued puzzles, brilliant sleuthing, vivid description and social critique, with Fortune evoking images of Don Quixote and the Arthurian Knights in his pursuit of truth and justice in an uncaring world. Impressively well informed, this outstanding work of seminal scholarship is unreservedly recommended for community and academic library Literary Studies collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that "H.C. Bailey's Reggie Fortune and the Golden Age of Detective Fiction" is also available in a digital book format ($19.99).

On Shakespeare in Sonnets
E. L. Risen
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
www.cambridgescholars.com
9781443891455, $99.95, HC, 130pp, www.amazon.com

Reader Response Theory began to take hold in the 1960s. Much like the phenomenological approach to criticism that preceded it, it allows both reader and author intentionality and conscious presence, and it gives the reader particular presence in the fulfillment or completion of the text. The work of literary art mediates between author and reader, and the reader participates in an interpretive community that gives the work life and liveliness. "On Shakespeare in Sonnets" by E. L. Risden (Professor of English at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin) is divided into three sections: Part I discusses the history and practice of Reader Response criticism; Part II comprises a collection of thirty-eight sonnets responding both critically and creatively to Shakespeare's works; and Part III discusses the poems of Part II as both creative and critical acts, elaborating on what they aim to show about the plays and how Shakespeare's plays continue to encourage varied analytical and personal response. As shown in the pages of "On Shakespeare in Sonnets", the creative and the critical need not be separate, exclusive acts; each invades the other. An original and seminal work of impressively thoughtful and thought-provoking scholarship, "On Shakespeare in Sonnets" also features a two page Bibliography and a three page Index, making it an ideal and unreservedly recommended addition to college and university library Literary Studies collections in general, and Shakespearian Studies supplemental reading lists in particular.

Wars and Peaces
Chester Aaron
Zumaya Eclectic
c/o Zumaya Publications
www.zumayapublications.com
9781612713182, $14.95, PB, 244pp, www.amazon.com

In a writing career spanning more than 60 years, Chester Aaron has written about war, peace and the pieces of our lives that reveal us at our most human. "Wars and Peaces: The Collected Short Stories of Chester Aaron" is an impressive ly representative collection of his short stories, spanning those six decades from his first published work to the 21st century, that humanity stands exposed in all its shame and glory and pleasure and pain. While highly and unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Contemporary Literary Studies collections in general, and Chester Aaron supplemental studies reading lists in particular, it should be noted for students and the legions of Chester Aaron fans that "War and Peaces" is also available in a digital book format ($5.00).

Equatorial Guinean Literature in its National and Transnational Contexts
Marvin A. Lewis
University of Missouri Press
113 Heinkel Bldg., 201 S. 7th St., Columbia, MO 65211
www.umsystem.edu/upress
9780826221209, $65.00, HC, 252pp, www.amazon.com

Equatorial Guinea was a former Spanish colony, and is the only African country in which Spanish is an official language and which has a tradition of literature in Spanish. "Equatorial Guinean Literature in its National and Transnational Contexts" by Marvin A. Lewis (Professor Emeritus, Department of Romance Languages and Literature, University of Missouri) is a scholarly study of the literature produced by the nation's writers from 2007 to 2013. Since its independence in 1968, Equatorial Guinea has been ruled by dictators under whom ethnic differences have been exacerbated, poverty and violence have increased, and critical voices have been silenced. The result has been an exodus of intellectuals -- including writers who express their national and exile experiences in their poems, plays, short stories, and novels. The writers discussed in "Equatorial Guinean Literature in its National and Transnational Contexts" include Juan Tomas Avila Laurel, Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo, and Guillermina Mekuy, among others. Featuring an informative introduction (Nationalism, Migration, Diaspora, Transnationalism), six pages of Notes, a four page Select Bibliography, and a four page Index, "Equatorial Guinean Literature in its National and Transnational Contexts" is a unique and deftly crafted study that is unreservedly recommended for community and academic library Literary Studies collections in general, and Equatorial Guinea supplemental studies lists in particular. It should be noted for students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Equatorial Guinean Literature in its National and Transnational Contexts" is also available in a digital book format ($55.05).


The Art Shelf

On Christian Iconography
Francisco Pacheco
Spanish text translated by Jeremy Roe with Carles Gutierrez
Latin text translated by Jose Solis de los Santos
Saint Joseph's University Press
5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
9780916101893 $75.00 www.sjupress.com

Volume 16 of the scholarly "Early Modern Catholicism and the Visual Arts Series", On Christian Iconography: Selections from The Art of Painting (1649) is the first English translation of the writings on religious painting penned by 17th-century Spanish painter Francisco Pacheco. Notes, a bibiography, and an index aid in study of the text, while an extensive insert of beautiful, full- color artwork reproductions allow the reader to directly experience many of the works discussed. On Christian Iconography is highly recommended for college and public library art shelves, and would make a superb resource for a course on Spanish baroque art or counter-reformation visual culture.

Rodney McMillian
Anthony Elms, et al.
The Studio Museum in Harlem
c/o Distributed Art Publishers
155 Sixth Avenue, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10013-1507
www.artbook.com
9780942949438, $50.00, HC, 168pp, www.amazon.com

For more than a decade, Los Angeles - based artist Rodney McMillian (born 1969) has worked in sculpture, painting, video and performance to explore the intersections of race, class, gender and socioeconomic policy. Copublished by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania and The Studio Museum in Harlem on the occasion of Rodney McMillian: The Black Show and Rodney McMillian: Views of Main Street, "Rodney McMillian" is a large and profusely illustrated volume that provides an in-depth examination of McMillian's varied practice and his meditations on social systems, art history, science fiction and public policy. In addition McMillian's work displayed, there are informative contributions by co-editors Anthony Elms and Naima Keith. McMillian's radical use of postconsumer objects, video and painting are addressed in thoughtful essays by such leading figures in the art world as Charles Gaines, Rita Gonzalez, Dave McKenzie and Steven Nelson. A unique compendium of images and commentaries, "Rodney McMillian' will prove to be an especially prized addition to personal, community and academic library Contemporary American Art & Artists collections in general, and Rodney McMillian supplemental studies reading lists in particular.

Colville
Andrew Hunter
Goose Lane Editions
500 Beverbrook Court, Suite 330, Fredericton, NB, Canada, E3B 5X4
www.gooselane.com
9780864920171, $45.00, HC, 168pp, www.amazon.com

The late David Alexander Colville (24 August 1920 - 16 July 2013) was a Canadian painter, printmaker, and war veteran who drew his inspiration from the world around him, transforming the seemingly mundane figures and events of everyday life into archetypes of the modern condition. "Colville" is a compendium celebrating his work and is specifically designed to accompany an exhibition at the Art Gallery Ontario, honoring this iconic Canadian artist's legacy and explores the continuing impact of his work on film, literature, and music. Featuring more than 100 reproductions, "Colville" showcases works assembled from museums and private collections nationwide, spanning the entirety of Colville's career. Included are many works that have never been have never been reproduced, along with his most iconic paintings, including Horse and Train, 1953; To Prince Edward Island, 1965; Woman in Bathtub, 1973; and Target Pistol and Man, 1980. A pure pleasure to browse through, this informed and informative edition of "Colville" is unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Canadian Art History collections. It should be noted for art students and non-specialist general readers with an interest the subject that "Colville" is also available in a paperback edition (9780864928962, $39.95).

The American Dream
Stephen Coppel, et al.
Thames & Hudson, Inc.
500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110-0017
www.thamesandhudsonusa.com
9780500239605, $60.00, HC, 332pp, www.amazon.com

"The American Dream: Pop to the Present" is published to accompany an exhibition at the British Museum, and presents an overview of the development of American printmaking since 1960, paying particular attention to such key figures as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Ed Ruscha as well as Louise Bourgeois, Kara Walker, and Julie Mehretu. With more than 200 key works by nearly seventy artists, this fully illustrated publication traces the creative momentum in American printmaking over the past six decades, ranging from the moment pop art burst onto the New York and West Coast scenes in the early 1960s, to the rise of minimalism, conceptual art, and photorealism in the 1970s, to the different responses of artists working today. Using innovative techniques and appealing to a wide audience, American printmaking was the ideal medium to express the USA's power and influence, and to highlight contentious issues such as race, AIDS, and feminism. Featuring more than 350 illustrations in color and black-and-white, "The American Dream" will prove to be a welcome and enduringly popular addition to both community and academic library 20th Century American Art History collections in general, and American Print Making History supplemental studies reading lists in particular.

The Art of Painting in Colonial Bolivia
Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt, editor
Saint Joseph's University Press
5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
9780945402319, $120.00, HC, 530pp, www.sjupress.com

Knowledgeably compiled and deftly edited by art historian and curator Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt, "The Art of Painting in Colonial Bolivia / El arte de la pintura en Bolivia colonial" is a bilingual anthological volume dedicated to the art of painting in pre-independence Bolivia. This impressively informed and informative compendium of Antonio Suarez Weise's handsomely photographed, full-color images will bring renewed public and scholarly attention to a rich cultural heritage that has not heretofore received its proper due. An ambitious round of new photography has been joined by an international roster of scholarly contributors from the United States, Argentina, Peru, and Bolivia to offer both the general reader and specialists an overview of the art of painting in the region of South America once called "Charcas" and later "Alto Peru." Attention is brought to the role of European subjects and styles in the development of regional forms of expression, as well as the influence of art and artists from Cuzco, Peru. Works by painters active in La Paz, Sucre, and Potosˇ such as Leonardo Flores, Melchor Perez Holguˇn, and Gaspar Miguel de Berrˇo have received close reading of iconographical themes that were often of particularly local interest. Expertly translated by David Auerbach and Blanca de Solorzano, this Saint Joseph's University Press edition will prove to be a unique and highly prized addition to personal, community, and academic library Art History collections in general, and Bolivian Art History supplemental studies reading lists in particular.


The Sports Shelf

Cycling Science
Stephen S. Cheung & Mikel Zabala, editors
Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.
PO Box 5076, Champaign, IL 61820-5076
www.HumanKinetics.com
9781450497329, $29.95, PB, 568pp, www.amazon.com

Knowledgeably compiled and co-edited by Stephen Cheung, PhD, (who is the science and training editor for PezCycling News and holder of the Canada Research Chair in environmental ergonomics at Brock University) and Mikel Zabala, (Director of the Cycling Research Center in Granada, Spain, and editor in chief of the Journal of Science and Cycling) "Cycling Science" is an informatively authoritative resource comprised of contributions from 43 top cycling scientists and coaches from around the world that will hold immense appeal for both amateur and professional cyclists. A perfect blend of science and application, "Cycling Science" takes the sport into the training room and research lab, and then out onto the course. The forty major articles comprising "Cycling Science" features: The latest thinking on the rider-machine interface, including topics such as bike fit, aerodynamics, biomechanics, and pedaling technique; Information about environmental stressors, including heat, altitude, and air pollution; A look at health issues such as on-bike and off-bike nutrition, common injuries, fatigue, overtraining, and recovery; Help in planning training programs, including using a power meter, managing cycling data, off-the-bike training, cycling specific stretching, and mental training; The latest coaching and racing techniques, including pacing theories, and strategies for road, track, MTB, BMX, and ultra-distance events. While unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Contemporary Sports collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Cycling Science" is also available in a digital book format ($24.18).


The Native American Studies Shelf

Art for an Undivided Earth
Jessica L. Horton
Duke University Press
905 W. Main St., Suite 18B, Durham, NC 27701
www.dukeupress.edu
9780822369547, $94.95, HC, 312pp, www.amazon.com

In "Art for an Undivided Earth: The American Indian Movement Generation" by Jessica L. Horton (Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Delaware) reveals how the spatial philosophies underlying the American Indian Movement (AIM) were refigured by a generation of artists searching for new places to stand. Upending the assumption that Jimmie Durham, James Luna, Kay WalkingStick, Robert Houle, and others were primarily concerned with identity politics, Professor Horton joins them in remapping the coordinates of a widely shared yet deeply contested modernity that is defined in great part by the colonization of the Americas. Professor Horton follows their installations, performances, and paintings across the ocean and back in time, as they retrace the paths of Native diplomats, scholars, performers, and objects in Europe after 1492. Along the way, Professor Horton comments on a range of theories about global modernisms, Native American sovereignty, racial difference, archival logic, artistic itinerancy, and new materialisms. Writing in creative dialogue with contemporary artists, Professor Horton builds a picture of a spatially, temporally, and materially interconnected world -- an undivided earth. Featuring illustrations, fifty-two pages of Notes, a 134 page Bibliography, and a thirteen page index, "Art for an Undivided Earth" is an impressively informative and thought-provoking work of seminal scholarship and a critically important addition to both community and academic library Contemporary Native American collections in general, and American Indian Movement supplemental studies reading lists in particular. It should be noted for students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Art for an Undivided Earth" is also available in a paperback edition (9780822369813, $26.95) and in a digital book format ($26.95).


The Autism Shelf

Faces of Promise: Looking Beyond Autism
Richard Ehrlich & Barbara Firestone
Graphic Arts Books
PO Box 56118, Portland, OR 97238-6118
www.graphicartsbooks.com
9781513260884, $27.50, HC, 104pp, www.amazon.com

A unique and impressive collaboration between a fine art photographer and surgeon and the CEO of a world renowned nonprofit group in Los Angeles serving children with autism disorder and special needs, "Faces of Promise: Looking Beyond Autism" by Richard Ehrlich and Barbara Firestone is a photo essay book that illustrates the dignity of children on the autism spectrum. This beautifully produces volume serves to counteract the uninformed and erroneous stereotypes many hold about autism and is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to both community and academic library Photography collections in general, and Autism supplemental studies reading lists in particular.


The Needlecraft Shelf

Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos
Joshua Hirschstein & Baren Beck, authors
Joe Coca, photographer
Thrums Books
306 North Washington Street, Loveland, CO 80537
www.ThrumsBooks.com
9780997216899, $34.95, PB, 224pp, www.amazon.com

Joshua Hirschstein operates a private tutoring service and is the cofounder of Above the Fray: Traditional Hilltribe Art. Maren Beck teaches workshops on Lao and Vietnamese textiles throughout the Pacific Northwest and is the cofounder of Above the Fray. They live in Eugene, Oregon. Joe Coca is a diversified photographer with a special focus on handcrafted textiles and artisan goods.. Together they have collaborated to publish "Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos: Textiles, Tradition, and Well-Being". Part travelogue, part silk-weaving primer, "Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos" is a tender portrait of an American family's travels in Laos's Houaphon Province. As they learn about the ancient silk weaving traditions in the hilltribe community of Xam Tai, they gain an appreciation for the strong sense of well-being in Lao culture. Over the past decade, Hirschstein and Beck have developed deep connections with the villagers of Xam Tai who raise their own fiber from silkworms, dye it using local natural dyes, and weave the patterns of their ancestors into healing cloths, ceremonial textiles, and daily wear. A unique, beautifully illustrated, impressively informative volume, "Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos" is thoroughly 'reader friendly' in organization and presentation. A truly exceptional study, "Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos" will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to both community and academic library Needlecraft collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that "Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos" is also available in a digital book format ($12.99).


The Health/Medicine Shelf

Breast Cancer Clear & Simple
American Cancer Society
https://www.cancer.org/american-cancer-society-books.html
9781604432367, $14.95, PB, 208pp, www.amazon.com

Now in a newly revised and updated second edition, "Breast Cancer Clear & Simple: All Your Questions Answered" from the American Cancer Society guides cancer patients and their loved ones through the important decisions they'll need to make, from diagnosis through treatment, all in an easy-to-understand, "user friendly", question-and-answer format. Specifically, "Breast Cancer Clear & Simple" will enable women with breast cancer and their caregivers know what to expect, what to do, and how to get through what can be an overwhelming, life-changing experience. This newly expanded second edition features tips for choosing the right doctor, understanding treatment choices, dealing with the effects of treatment, seeking support groups, a list of specific resources for patients, and a glossary of terms related to breast cancer. An absolutely essential read for anyone with a diagnosis of breast cancer, "Breast Cancer Clear & Simple" is an invaluable and critically important addition to community and academic library Health/Medicine collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that "Breast Cancer Clear & Simple" is also available in a digital book format ($11.34).


The Gardening Shelf

The Life In Your Garden
Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto
Tilbury House, Publishers
12 Starr Street, Thomaston, ME 04861
www.tilburyhouse.com
9780884484721 $34.95 amazon.com

Featuring full-color photography throughout, The Life In Your Garden: Gardening for Biodiversity is a guide especially for North American gardeners who seek to benefit the environment through their horticulture. Chapters guide the reader to transforming their garden into a haven of native trees, shrubs, and herbacious plants; providing food and shelter for local plants, insects, birds, and wildlife; controlling plant-eating insects naturally through insect-eating insects and songbirds; and protecting vegetables or small fruits through environmentally-friendly means such as interplantings, floating row covers, cutworm collars, and occasional hand-picking. "Using floating row covers successfully requires knowledge of how insects overwinter. Some Herbivores, like the Colorado potato beetle, spend the winter as adults in the soil near the plants on which they fed as larvae... Other herbivores that overwinter near last year's plant host include the onion maggot, corn rootworm, and flea beetle (which affects many vegetable seedlings). Clearly, crop rotation must be used along with row covers to foil these herbivores." An index enhances this thoroughly accessible and reader-friendly gardening guide, highly recommended for both personal and public library collections.


The Aviation Shelf

Luftwaffe in Colour: From Glory to Defeat 1942-1945
Christophe Cony & Jean-Louis Roba
Casemate
1940 Lawrence Road, Havertown, PA 19083
www.casematepublishers.com
9781612004556 $24.95 amazon.com

Luftwaffe in Colour: From Glory to Defeat 1942-1945 is a full-color photographic showcase of the planes and the men who composed the Luftwaffe (the air force of Germany during World War II). Over 400 striking images, each placed in context with a descriptive caption, fill this fascinating compendium. "The wreck of a Bf 110 G-4 night fighter with the C9 code of NJG 5 on its fuselage. To facilitate the identification of planes by anti-aircraft batteries, the underside of the right wing was painted black." Luftwaffe in Colour will appeal to military historians and lay readers alike, and is a choice pick for public and college library collections. Also highly recommended is the companion volume, "Luftwaffe in Color: The Victory Years 1939-1942" (9781612004556, $24.95).


The Jobs/Careers Shelf

Thriving in the Gig Economy
Marion McGovern
www.MarionMcGovern.com
Career Press Inc.
12 Parish Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470
www.careerpress.com
9781632650955 $15.99 pbk / $12.91 Kindle amazon.com

Thriving in the Gig Economy: How to Capitalize and Compete in the New World of Work lives up to its title as a guide to the changing labor market, where companies such as Uber, TaskRabbit, and Instacart have redefined the prospect of temporary work as a full-time career. Chapters discuss how skilled professionals who pursue independence can profit from digital talent platforms. Practical-minded tips for navigating digital platforms, digital branding strategies, making the most of social media such as Twitter and LinkedIn, and much more fill this "must-have" for workers in the new millennium.


The Parenting Shelf

A New Way for Mothers
Louise Webster
Familius
1254 Commerce Way, Sanger, CA 93657
www.familius.com
9781945547171, $16.99, PB, 192pp, www.amazon.com

There is incredibly important yet untapped talent among mothers who have replaced career aspirations or creative outlets with family priority. Those women who have put their interests on hold to care for their children face a huge challenge in reconnecting with the professional world again in a way that recognizes their needs to continue to be available for their children. "A New Way for Mothers: A Revolutionary Approach for Mothers to Use Their Skills and Talents While Their Children Are at School" provides inspiration, encouragement, and a step-by-step approach for every mother wishing to engage their talents during the hours their children are at school. "A New Way for Mothers" has strategies and tips for all aspects of life from finding the right type of work to supporting your health to help moms find purpose and balance through the crucial preschool years and beyond. Exceptionally well written and thoroughly 'reader friendly' in tone, commentary, organization and presentation, "A New Way for Mothers" will prove to be an especially appreciated and popular addition to community library Parenting instructional reference collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that "A New Way for Mothers" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.99).


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