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Volume 12, Number 12 December 2017 Home | LBW Index

Table of Contents

Reviewer's Choice Christmas Shelf Writing/Publishing Shelf
Library Science Shelf Art Shelf Dance Shelf
Theatre/Cinema/TV Shelf Sports Shelf American History Shelf
World History Shelf Civil War Shelf Music Shelf
Architecture Shelf Literary Studies Shelf Fantasy/SciFi Shelf
Judicial Studies Shelf Philosophy Shelf International Studies Shelf
Pets/Wildlife Shelf Cookbook Shelf Graphic Novel Shelf
Audiobook Shelf Library CD Shelf Business Shelf
Education Shelf Social Issues Shelf Psychology Shelf
Military Shelf Photography Shelf Archaeology Shelf
Mystery/Suspense Shelf Fiction Shelf Biography Shelf
Political Science Shelf Health/Medicine Shelf  


Reviewer's Choice

The Self-Sufficiency Handbook
Alan Bridgewater & Gill Bridgewater
Lumina Media
c/o Fox Chapel Publishing Company
1970 Broad Street N., East Petersburg, PA 17520
www.FoxChapelPublishing.com
9781620082348, $19.99, PB, 240pp, www.amazon.com

The collaborative work of gardening and DIY experts Alan and Gill Bridgewater, "The Self-Sufficiency Handbook: Your Complete Guide to a Self-Sufficient Home, Garden, and Kitchen" was written specifically for those who are worried about ever-rising fuel bills and longing for the day when they can be off-grid and independent; anyone who is anxious about the quality of the food they eat and who are planning to go organic; folks yearning to get back to the way it was but don't know where to start. Profusely illustrated throughout, "The Self-Sufficiency Handbook" shows how to achieve the eco-friendly good life. This thoroughly 'user friendly' instruction manual and guide covers the ecological gamut from geothermal heating, to crop rotation, to soap making, and more. It answers such important as questions: how much land is really needed to be self-sufficient, whether or not to depend entirely on natural forms of energy, and which farm animals will best meet particular needs. There is even practical do-it-yourself information on building an insulated flue pipe chimney, identifying edible wild plants, and composting with worms. Of special note is the inclusion of recipes for jams, rhubarb wine, cheeses, and more. Packed with full-color photographs, helpful illustrations, and diagrams, "The Self-Sufficiency Handbook" will have practical appeal to urban and suburban residents who want to adopt certain aspects of greener living and to serious adherents of back-to-basics living. While unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "The Self-Sufficiency Handbook" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $13.05).

Bookshops: A Reader's History
Jorge Carrion
Biblioasis
1520 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, ON N9A 3L2, Canada
www.biblioasis.com
9781771961745 $24.95 / $9.99 Kindle amazon.com

Literary critic Jorge Carrion presents Bookshops: A Reader's History, an extraordinary tour of bookstores worldwide, from Shakespeare & Company in Pans and Bertrand to Strand Bookstore in New York City, City Lights Bookshop in San Francisco, and a multitude of others. Carrion draws upon twenty years of journeys to personally investigate bookshops around the world, offering a connoisseur's combination of travelogue and bibliophile's celebration. Highly recommended.

Secrets Kids Know
Allen Klein
Viva Editions
2246 Sixth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710-2219
www.vivaeditions.com
9781632280534, $16.95, PB, 288pp, www.amazon.com

Kids have a fantastic way of looking at the world, and they are kind, curious, and completely honest about the things they experience. We tend to lose those natural traits as we get older, but it doesn't have to be that way. In "Secrets Kids Know... that Adults Oughta Learn: Enriching Your Life by Viewing It Through The Eyes of a Child" by Allen Klein, parents share stories of the lessons they've learned from their children, ranging from the hilarious anecdotes that make you think, to the out-of-nowhere, almost melancholy thoughts on modern issues. "Secrets Kids Know... that Adults Oughta Learn" will help you get back to your unbiased childhood mind, all the while entertaining you with the incredible things that could only come out of the mouth of a child. As informative and thought-provoking as it is entertaining, "Secrets Kids Know... that Adults Oughta Learn" is an inherently fascinating read from cover to cover, and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to community library collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that "Secrets Kids Know... that Adults Oughta Learn" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $11.49) and as a complete and unabridged audio book (Dreamscape Media, 9781520080369, $29.99, CD).


The Christmas Shelf

Christmas Birds
Kathleen R. Bates
Rising Fawn Press
www.imagesfromhome.com
9781634520461, $29.95, HC, 112pp, www.amazon.com

"Christmas Birds: Art & Inspiration for the Season and Beyond" is a beautiful holiday season volume that showcases 25 original bird paintings and an informative text by artist/author Kathleen R. Bates and which were originally produced as her personal Christmas cards over a 40 year period. Her paintings are paired with descriptions of bird encounters designed to focus the reader's thoughts on the spiritual meaning of Christmas in unexpected and sometimes humorous ways. The short messages are accompanies by a relevant scripture and could be used as Advent readings. The poem 'Tidings of Comfort and Joy' would make a beautiful welcome or blessing for a holiday meal. A unique and inherently fascinating read from cover to cover, "Christmas Birds: Art & Inspiration for the Season and Beyond" is a unique, wonderfully entertaining, ultimately inspiring, and unreservedly recommended addition to personal and community library collections.


The Writing/Publishing Shelf

Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays
Windy Lynn Harris
Writer's Digest Books
c/o F+W Media
10151 Carver Road, Suite 200, Blue Ash, OH 45242
www.writersdigest.com
9781440350832, $17.99, PB, 246pp, www.amazon.com

The ability to write marketable short stories and personal essays can be significantly important in the creation of a successful writing career. Earning bylines in magazines and literary journals is an excellent and profitable way to get noticed and earn future opportunities in both short- and long-form writing. "Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays: The Essential Guide to Getting Your Work Published" by Windy Lynn Harris (herself a prolific writer, a trusted mentor, and a frequent speaker at literary events) capitalizes on the popularity of these genres by instructing on the two key steps to publishing short works: crafting excellent pieces and successfully submitting them. Aspiring writers will learn how to: Develop different craft elements--including point of view, character, dialogue, scene writing, and more -- specifically for short stories and essays; Recognize the qualities of excellent short works, using examples from recently published stories and essays in major journals; Understand the business of writing short, from categorizing your work and meeting submission guidelines to networking and submitting to writing contests; Master the five-step process for submitting and selling like a pro. "Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays" features practical advice and 'real world' examples drawn from a multitude of published authors. An ideal and indispensable instructional reference for anyone seeking to publish short stories and essays, "Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays" will prove to be an enduringly valued and often referred to addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library Writing/Publishing collections. It should be noted that "Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.99).

How to Write a Book Proposal, fifth edition
Jody Rein & Michael Larsen
Writer's Digest Books
c/o F+W Media
10151 Carver Road, Suite 200, Blue Ash, OH 45242
www.writersdigest.com
9781440348174, $19.99, PB, 328pp, www.amazon.com

Jody Rein, former executive editor with divisions of HarperCollins Publishers and Penguin Random House, is the founder of boutique literary agency Jody Rein Books, Inc., and respected publishing consulting and coaching firm Author Planet Consulting. Jody has represented, published and coached hundreds of authors through successful publication in every form, from e-books to international bestsellers to major motion pictures. Michael Larsen, co-director of the San Francisco Writers Conference and the San Francisco Writing for Change Conference, is the author or co-author of eleven books. He is an author coach and a former agent, having co-founded the Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency, which sold books to more than 100 publishers and imprints. Together they have collaborated to produced the newly updated and expanded fifth edition of "How to Write a Book Proposal: The Insider's Step-by-Step Guide to Proposals that Get You Published". If you want to publish a book, you must present it to agents and publishers with a knock-your-socks-off proposal. Whether seeking a traditional press to publish a self-published book or trying to win over an agent for a graphic novel, memoir, or nonfiction title, aspiring authors need an irresistible proposal. The better the proposal, the better the editor, publisher, and deal an author can get. Nailing a proposal requires an understanding of how publishers work and how authors needs to brand themselves, build a platform, and structure for their book. This new edition of "How to Write a Book Proposal" provides: Examples of successful proposals that earned six-figure deals; Guidance from agents, publishers, and writers; Ways to customize any proposal; Strategies for proposals in the Digital Age; Effective structures for narrative writers; as well as A list of the "Top Ten Proposal Killers". Informative, practical, comprehensive, instructively 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, "How to Write a Book Proposal" is strongly recommended for personal, community, and academic library Writing/Publishing instructional reference collections. "How to Write a Book Proposal" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.99).


The Library Science Shelf

The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship, second edition
Edited by Paul Glassman and Judy Dyki
Facet Publishing
www.facetpublishing.co.uk
c/o Bookpoint (distribution)
http://bookpoint.wp.hachette.co.uk
9781783302000 $79.17 amazon.com

Now in a second edition with new chapters, The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship, second edition is an anthology of scholarly essays by a diversity of learned authors written especially for information professionals who operate in art and design environments, and who aid and need to anticipate the needs of artists, designers, architects, and art historians. Individual writings include "Accreditation and visual arts libraries", "Seeing the bigger picture: archival description of visual information", "Cultural differences and information literary competencies", "Website strategies for art and design libraries", and much more. The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship is a "must-have" for experts in the field, highly recommended.


The Art Shelf

Egyptian Art
Bill Manley
Thames & Hudson, Inc.
500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110-0017
www.thamesandhudsonusa.com
9780500204283, $23.95, PB, 320pp, www.amazon.com

The art and architecture of Egypt during the age of the pharaohs continues to capture the imagination of the modern world. Among the great creative achievements of ancient Egypt are a set of constant forms: archetypes in art and architecture in which the origins of concepts such as authority, divinity, beauty, and meaning are readily discernible. Whether adapted to fine, delicate jewelry or colossal statues, these forms maintain a human face -- with human ideas and emotions. These artistic templates, and the ideas they articulated, were refined and reinvented through dozens of centuries, until scenes first created for the earliest kings, around 3000 BCE, were eventually used to represent Roman emperors and the last officials of pre-Christian Egypt. "Egyptian Art" by Bill Manley is a beautifully and profusely illustrated account of the art of ancient Egypt that draws upon the finest works through more than 3,000 years and places celebrated masterpieces, from the Narmer palette to Tutankhamun's gold mask, in their original contexts in the tombs, temples, and palaces of the pharaohs and their citizens. While an impressive work of scholarship in its own right with the inclusion of Notes, a Selected Bibliography, a listing of illustrations, and an index, "Egyptian Art" is fully accessible to academia and non-specialist general readers alike. While unreservedly recommended for personal, community, and academic library Egyptology & Art History collections, it should be noted that "Egyptian Art" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $20.98).

Teresita Fernandez: Wayfinding
Denise Markonish, editor
Prestel Publishing
900 Broadway, Suite 603, New York, NY 10003
www.prestel.com
9783791356822, $60.00, HC, 256pp, www.amazon.com

Compiled and edited by Denise Markonish (Curator at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. ), "Teresita Fernandez: Wayfinding" is a visually arresting study that provides the first complete overview of artist Teresita Fernandez's multi-faceted body of work. Teresita Fernandez creates elaborate installations that pull viewers into other worlds and environments, playing with scale, material and how we understand and navigate the landscape. The idea of wayfinding (moving from place to place or even getting lost) is critical to understanding Fernandez's approach, which incorporates unconventional materials such as graphite, pyrite, dyed thread, polycarbonate tubes, gold and malachite to explore how we look at and process our surroundings from land to sky, private to public. "Teresita Fernandez: Wayfinding" is a visual journey designed as constellation of works rather than a chronological retrospective, inviting readers to explore Fernandez's oeuvre through large, full-color illustrations; writings on place; references to literature, film, art history, and poetry, alongside Fernandez's own writings; and critical essays. Organized into six sections (landscape, celestial, terrestrial, subterranean, cinematic, and radiance) which reflect themes recurring in Fernandez's practice, this superbly produced volume spans her full career. The result is a dramatically rich experience of getting to know an artist through her creative process, a rewarding journey that will satisfy general readers and scholars alike. A very good candidate as a community or academic library Memorial Fund acquisition, "Teresita Fernandez: Wayfinding" is unreservedly recommended for inclusion into a personal, community, college, or university Art History collection in general, and Teresita Fernandez supplemental studies list in particular.

Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 19421955
Scott A. Shields
Pomegranate Communications, Inc.
19018 NE Portal Way, Portland, OR 97230
www.pomegranate.com
9780764979415, $50.00, HC, 240pp, www.amazon.com

Richard Diebenkorn's artistic career is best known in terms of three major evolutions: the Sausalito, Albuquerque, Urbana, and "early Berkeley" periods of Abstract Expressionism (1947-1955); the Berkeley figurative/representational period (1955-1966); and the Ocean Park (1967-1988) and Healdsburg (1988-1992) series of abstractions. Yet Diebenkorn's earliest paintings and drawings remain little known. "Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 19421955" is a catalogue that specifically focuses on Diebenkorn's evolution to maturity. It features nearly two hundred paintings and drawings, many drawn from the archives of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, that precede his shift to figuration. These early pieces evolved rapidly from representational landscape scenes and portraits of military colleagues, to semiabstract and Surrealist-inspired depictions of topography and the human form, to the artist's mature Abstract Expressionist paintings. Many of these pieces will be unfamiliar to the general public, yet they offer a fuller picture of Diebenkorn's precocious achievements and set the stage for what was yet to come. The superbly reproduced works of art are informatively augmented by commentary and captions by Scott A. Shields (The Associate Director and Chief Curator at the Crocker Art Museum). "Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 19421955" is unreservedly recommended for personal, community, and academic library 20th Century American Art History collections in general, and Richard Diebenkorn supplemental studies lists in particular.

Paper Dolls: Fragile Figures, Enduring Symbols
Katherine H. Adams & Michael L. Keene
McFarland & Company
PO Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640
www.mcfarlandpub.com
9781476669687, $49.95, PB, 240pp, www.amazon.com

Paper dolls might seem the height of simplicity -- merely a quaint but simple pastime entertainment. But through the centuries paper figures have reflected religious and political beliefs, notions of woman-hood, motherhood and family, the dictates of fashion, approaches to education, individual self-image and self-esteem, and ideas about death. The collaborative work of Katherine H. Adams (the Hutchinson Distinguished Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans) and Michael L. Keene (Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Tennessee Knoxville), "Paper Dolls: Fragile Figures, Enduring Symbols" examines paper dolls and their symbolism -- from icons made by priests in ancient China to printable Kim Kardashians on the Internet -- to show how these ephemeral objects have an enduring and sometimes surprising presence in history and culture. An original and seminal work of truly impressive and informative scholarship, "Paper Dolls: Fragile Figures, Enduring Symbols" is a unique and unreservedly recommended addition to personal, community, and academic library collections.


The Dance Shelf

The Dance Experience, third edition
Myron Howard Nadel & Marc Raymond Strauss
Princeton Book Company
614 Route 130, Highstown, NJ 08520
www.dancehorizons.com
9780871273833, $34.95, PB, 352pp, www.amazon.com

Providing an understanding of the history, evolution, and universality of dance as an art form, this newly updated and expanded third edition of "The Dance Experience: Insights into History, Culture and Creativity" by the team of Myron Howard Nadel (Professor of Dance at the University of Texas - El Paso and the founding chair of the dance department at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, the coordinator for music theatre at Carnegie Mellon University, and chair of performing arts at Buffalo State University) and Marc Raymond Strauss (Professor of Theater and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University) is guidebook that explores the significance of dance in culture, the relationship of dance to other art forms, the contributions of great pioneering choreographers, dancers, and teachers, and the creative process. Highlighting an extensive range of types of dance (including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, folk, ethnic, and social) "The Dance Experience" is a comprehensive collection that features a variety of engaging essays written by experts in their respective fields. Students of dance, professionals, instructors, and enthusiasts will learn what to look for during a performance, and how to appreciate dance styles from around the world. Of special note is the extensive, annotated appendix of film resources giving helpful suggestions for viewing that will enhance the dance experience. Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "The Dance Experience" is unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, and academic library Dance Appreciation & History collections and supplemental studies reading lists.


The Theatre/Cinema/TV Shelf

The Age of Netflix
Cory Barker & Myc Wiatrowski, editors
McFarland & Company
PO Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640
www.mcfarlandpub.com
9780786497478, $29.95, PB, 256pp, www.amazon.com

In 2016, Netflix (with an already enormous footprint in the United States) expanded its online streaming video service to 130 new countries, adding more than 12 million subscribers in nine months and bringing its total to 87 million. The effectiveness of Netflix's content management lies in its ability to appeal to a vastly disparate global viewership without a unified cache of content. Instead, the company invests in buying or developing myriad programming and uses sophisticated algorithms to "narrowcast" to micro-targeted audience groups. Collaborative compiled and co-edited by the team of Cory Barker (who is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University) and Myc Wiatrowski (who is an analyst of business and culture and associate instructor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University in Bloomington), "The Age of Netflix: Critical Essays on Streaming Media, Digital Delivery and Instant Access" is a collection of ten new and informative essays by contributors that explores how Netflix has become a cultural institution and transformed the way we consume popular media. A collective body of seminal scholarship, "The Age of Netflix: Critical Essays on Streaming Media, Digital Delivery and Instant Access" is a critically important and unreservedly recommended addition to both community and academic library Mass Media and Contemporary Telecommunications reference collections and supplemental studies lists. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "The Age of Netflix: Critical Essays on Streaming Media, Digital Delivery and Instant Access" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $8.49).

Staged Reading Magic
Carole Schweid
Smith & Kraus Publishers
177 Lyme Road, Lyme NH 03755-6610
www.smithandkraus.com
9781575259123, $16.95, PB, 87pp, www.amazon.com

Carole Schweid has directed over a hundred staged readings of short plays in her role as co-founder and Artistic Director of Play With Your Food. She studied Theatre at Boston University has a BFA from Julliard in Dance. On stage highlights: "Pippin" (for Bob Fosse), "Minnie's Boys," and the original Broadway cast of the Pulitzer Prize winning "A Chorus Line". In "Staged Reading Magic, A Play Producer's Quick Guide for Turning a Free Staged Reading into a Hot Theater Ticket" she draws upon her years of experience and expertise to provide an instructional guide that is simply packed with ideas, insider tips, and a touch of Broadway gossip! "Staged Reading Magic" is a practical guide shows, step by step, how to transform simple script readings into breathtaking, memorable, theatrical experiences -- and how to do it on a shoestring budget. Specifically written for anyone who wants to produce a successful reading, including professional and community theaters, actors, directors, producers, fundraisers, and educators, "Staged Reading Magic" is that rare resource distilling 'real world practical' lessons learned from over 100 productions by one of New England's most distinguished/premier theater programs. An idea-packed and thoroughly 'user friendly' handbook "Staged Reading Magic" is a theater production classic and a highly recommended addition to personal, professional, community theatre, community library, and academic library theatrical production instructional reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.


The Sports Shelf

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, ninth edition
The Mountaineers Books
1001 SW Klickitat Way, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98134-1161
www.mountaineersbooks.org
9781680510034, $49.95, HC, 624pp, www.amazon.com

The Mountaineers was established in 1906 in Washington, a state with inspiring and abundant mountain peaks. In addition to the community of outdoor enthusiasts it fosters, the organization's mission is to teach outdoor skills. Over the years, hundreds of thousands have learned outdoor safety and skills from The Mountaineers, ranging from climbing to skiing to kayaking, and much more. Now in a fully updated and significantly expanded ninth edition, they have published "Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills", which was researched by a team of expert climbers resulting in an exceptionally well written, organized and presented instructional manual for new and intermediate climbers. Covering a complete range of topics including gear selection, belay and repel techniques, glacier travel, rope work, to safety -- safety, and even more safety! Significant updates to this edition include: New alignment with AAC's nationwide universal belay standard; Expanded and more detailed avalanche safety info, including how to better understand avalanches, evaluate hazards, travel safely in any terrain, and locate and rescue a fellow climber in an avalanche; Newly revamped chapters on clothing and camping; All-new illustrations reflecting the latest gear and techniques -- created by artist John McMullen, former art director of Climbing magazine; Review of and contributions to multiple sections by AMGA-certified guides; Fresh approach to the Ten Essentials -- now making the iconic list easier to recall. "Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills" is impressively comprehensive and a thoroughly vetted training manual for climbing. Justifiably considered to be a 'bible' for recreational climbers, "Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills" is unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, and academic collections.


The American History Shelf

The Strategy of Victory
Thomas Fleming
Da Capo Press
c/o Perseus Book Group
250 W. 57th St., Suite 1500, New York, NY 10107
www.perseusbooksgroup.com
9780306824968 $28.00 hc / $18.99 Kindle amazon.com

Historian Thomas Fleming presents The Strategy of Victory: How General George Washington Won the American Revolution, a thoughtful analysis of Washington's military efforts during the American Revolution. Although Washington lost more battles than he won, he was instrumental in the creation of an official, trained army for the fledgling nation of America. Despite early victories by local militias, Washington knew from his own experience as part of the disciplined British army that America's independence had to be secured by professional soldiers. He persevered in his efforts to build an army despite low enlistment numbers, chronic lack of supplies, threats of mutiny, and political resistance. Notes and an index enhance this fascinating military history from cover to cover, thoroughly accessible to lay readers and historians alike. The Strategy of Victory is highly recommended especially for public and college library collections.

The Forgotten Emancipator
Rebecca E. Zietlow
Cambridge University Press
One Liberty Plaza, Fl. 20, New York, NY 10006
www.cambridge.org
9781107095274, $49.99, HC, 217pp, www.amazon.com

Congressman James M. Ashley, a member of the House of Representatives from 1858 to 1868, and was the main sponsor of the Thirteenth Amendment to the American Constitution, which declared the institution of slavery unconstitutional. In "The Forgotten Emancipator: James Mitchell Ashley and the Ideological Origins of Reconstruction ", Rebecca E. Zietlow (Charles W. Fornoff Professor of Law and Values, College of Law, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio) uses Ashley's life as a unique lens through which to explore the ideological origins of Reconstruction and the constitutional changes of this era. Professor Zietlow recounts how Ashley and his antislavery allies shared an egalitarian free labor ideology that was influenced by the political antislavery movement and the nascent labor movement - a vision that conflicted directly with the institution of slavery. Ashley's story sheds important light on the meaning and power of popular constitutionalism: how the constitution is interpreted outside of the courts and the power that citizens and their elected officials can have in enacting legal change. "The Forgotten Emancipator" shows how Reconstruction not only expanded racial equality but also transformed the rights of workers throughout America. An impressively informative and original work of seminal scholarship from beginning to end, "The Forgotten Emancipator" is unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library 19th Century American History collections and supplemental studies reading lists. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of students, academia, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "The Forgotten Emancipator" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $31.20).


The World History Shelf

Josephus Carta's Illustrated The Jewish War
R. Steven Notley, introduction
Carta Jerusalem Ltd.
www.carta-jerusalem.com
c/o Biblical Archaeology Society Press (distribution)
4710 - 41st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016-1700
www.biblicalarchaeology.org
9789652208774, $60.00 HC, 220pp, www.amazon.com

This newest and unique edition of "Josephus Carta's Illustrated The Jewish War" by R. Stephen Notley, handsomely augments Whiston's English translation of Josephus eyewitness account with state-of-the-art maps, pictures, and illustrations that bring clarity and new life to this gripping story of the final days of the Second Temple, as the reader is guided from the arrival of Antiochus Epiphanes to the fall of Masada. "Josephus Carta's Illustrated The Jewish War" features: 40 maps illustrating the events recorded by Josephus referenced to the latest scholarly research (The Carta Bible Atlas, The Sacred Bridge: Carta's Atlas of the Biblical World, and more); 175 illustrations of sites, archaeological finds, landscapes, artifacts, and artist's renditions; Easy name search for: Persons (e.g., Vespasian); Places (e.g., Jerusalem); Loeb references, and more. As beautifully illustrated throughout, "Josephus Carta's Illustrated The Jewish War" is impressively informative and exceptionally well written, organized and presented. Unreservedly recommended reading for students, academicians, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject, "Josephus Carta's Illustrated The Jewish War" is a critically important and valued addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library World History collections in general, and Judaic History supplemental studies reading lists in particular.


The Civil War Shelf

The Battles and Campaigns of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, 1861-1865
John R. Scales
Savas Beatie
PO Box 4527, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
www.savasbeatie.com
9781611212846, $32.95, HC, 480pp, www.amazon.com

Nathan Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821 - October 29, 1877), called Bedford Forrest in his lifetime, was a Confederate Army general during the American Civil War and an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. "The Battles and Campaigns of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, 1861-1865" by John R. Scales (who is a past president of the Tennessee Valley Civil War Roundtable, and leads Civil War campaign tours in Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia) is a careful and unique examination of Forrest's wartime activities and how his actions affected the war in the Western Theater. Each individual chapter covers specific raids or campaigns, all arranged chronologically. After describing the environment within which Forrest operated, which helps readers understand the larger situation within which his movements were made and his battles were fought, Gen. Scales narrates the decisions Forrest and his opponents made and the actions they took. Firsthand sources, including heavy use of documents and reports from the Official Records, coupled with 109 original maps, make it easy to understand the often complex background, movements, and engagements involving Forrest and his command. An impressively detailed work of outstanding scholarship, "The Battles and Campaigns of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, 1861-1865" is an invaluable contribution to the growing library of Civil War literature & history. While unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library American Civil War collections in general, and Nathan Bedford Forrest 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 Battles and Campaigns of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, 1861-1865" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $19.77).

Resisting Sherman
Thomas Heard Robertson, Jr.
Savas Beatie
PO Box 4527, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
www.savasbeatie.com
9781611212600, $26.95, HC, 192pp, www.amazon.com

Surgeon Francis Robertson fled Charleston with the Confederate garrison in 1865 in an effort to stay ahead of General Sherman's Federal army as it marched north from Savannah. The Southern high command was attempting to assemble General Joseph E. Johnston's force in North Carolina for a last-ditch effort to defeat Sherman and perhaps join with General Lee in Virginia, or at least gain better terms for surrender. Dr. Robertson, a West Pointer, physician, professor, politician, patrician, and Presbyterian, with five sons in the Confederate army, kept a daily journal for the final three months of the Civil War while traveling more than 900 miles through four states. His account looks critically at the decisions of generals from a middle ranking officer's viewpoint, describes army movements from a ground level perspective, and places the military campaign within the everyday events of average citizens suffering under the boot of war. "Resisting Sherman: A Confederate Surgeon's Journal and the Civil War in the Carolinas, 1865", by Francis Marion Robertson (and edited by Thomas H. Robertson, Jr. who is his direct descendant) fills in many of the gaps and adds tremendously to our knowledge of this region and those troubled final days of the Confederacy by following in his ancestor's footsteps, conducting exhaustive research to identify the people, route, and places mentioned in the journal. Sidebars on a wide variety of related issues include coverage of politics and the Battle of Averasboro, where one of the surgeon's sons was shot. An extensive introduction covers the military situation in and around Charleston that led to the evacuation described so vividly by Surgeon Robertson, and an epilogue summarizes what happened to the diary characters after the war. An invaluable contribution to the growing body of American Civil War literature, "Resisting Sherman" is an incredibly valuable and informative read that will have special appeal to Civil War buffs. While unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library American Civil War collections and supplemental studies reading lists, it should be noted that "Resisting Sherman" is also available in a paperback edition (9781611213867, $18.95) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $8.49).

A Strange and Blighted Land
Gregory A. Coco
Savas Beatie
PO Box 4527, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
www.savasbeatie.com
9781611214055, $24.95, PB, 432pp, www.amazon.com

The infamous confrontation at Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) was the largest battle ever to be fought on the American continent. Remarkably few who study it contemplate what came after the armies marched away. Who would care for the tens of thousands of wounded? What happened to the thousands of dead men, horses, and tons of detritus scattered in every direction? How did the civilians cope with their radically changed lives? That is precisely the subject of Gregory Coco's "A Strange and Blighted Land. Gettysburg: The Aftermath of a Battle" which offers a comprehensive account of these and other post conflict issues. Arranged in a series of topical chapters, "A Strange and Blighted Land" begins with a tour of the battlefield, mostly through eyewitness accounts, of the death and destruction littering the sprawling landscape, and then moves on to discuss the dead of Gettysburg, North and South, how their remains were handled, and how and why the Gettysburg National Cemetery was established. The treatment of the wounded, Union and Confederate, was organized chaos. Every house and barn became of hospital or medical station, and the medical and surgical practices of the day were little short of compassionate torture. "A Strange and Blighted Land" also discusses at length how prisoners were handled and the fate of the thousands of stragglers and deserters left behind once the armies left before concluding with the preservation efforts that culminated in the establishment of the Gettysburg National Military Park in 1895. "A Strange and Blighted Land" is gripping, personal, and brutally honest. There was nothing pretty or glorious or romantic about a battle -- especially once the fighting ended. No personal, community, or academic library American Civil War collection can be considered complete or comprehensive without the inclusion of Gregory Coco's "A Strange and Blighted Land". Also very highly recommended is Civil War historian Gregory Coco's "A Vast Sea of Misery: A History and Guide to the Union and Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1 - November 20, 1863" (9781611214062, $19.95, PB, 224pp).


The Music Shelf

Sense of Occasion
Harold Prince
Applause Books
c/o Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group
19 West 21st Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 10010
www.applausebooks.com
9781495013027, $29.99, HC, 343pp, www.amazon.com

"Sense of Occasion" is a fast-moving, candid, conversational, and entertaining memoir of director/producer Harold Prince who looks back over his seventy-year (and counting!) career in the American theater. In "Sense of Occasion", Prince offers inherently fascinating insights cultivated through four decades of accomplishments. "Sense of Occasion" gives a true insider's recollection of the making of such landmark musicals as West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Evita, and Phantom of the Opera, with Prince's perceptive comments about his mentor George Abbott and his many celebrated collaborators, including Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Stephen Sondheim, John Kander, Boris Aronson, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Angela Lansbury, Zero Mostel, Carol Burnett, and Joel Grey. As well as detailing his own titanic successes that changed the form and content of the American musical theater, Prince evenhandedly reflects on the shows that didn't work, most memorably and painfully Merrily We Roll Along . Throughout, he offers invaluable insights into the way business is conducted on Broadway, drawing sharp contrasts between past and present. A thoughtful, complete account of one of the most legendary and long-lived careers in theater history, written by the man who lived it, "Sense of Occasion" is an essential work of personal and professional recollection. While an extraordinary and unreservedly recommended addition to both community and academic library American Music History collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Sense of Occasion" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $18.52).

Leading Tones
Leonard Slatkin
Amadeus Press
c/o Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group
19 West 21st Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 10010
www.halleonard.com
9781495091896, $27.99, HC, 312pp, www.amazon.com

Leonard Slatkin has conducted virtually all of the leading orchestras in the world. Currently music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, he has held directorships in New Orleans; St. Louis; Washington, DC; London (with the BBCSO); and Lyon, France. He has also served as principal guest conductor in Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and Cleveland. In "Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians, and the Music Industry" he draws upon his years of personal and professional experience, research, and expertise to give the reader a very special glimpse into several aspects of the musical world. There are portions devoted to Leonard Slatkin's life as a musician and conductor, portraits of some of the outstanding artists with whom he has worked, as well as anecdotes and stories both personal and professional. Much of "Leading Tones" discusses elements of the industry that are troubling and difficult during this first part of the 21st century. Auditions, critics, fiscal concerns, and labor negotiations are all matters that today's conductors must be aware of, and "Leading Tones" provides helpful suggested solutions. Impressively informed and informative, "Leading Tones" will prove to be of immense interest both professional musicians, as well as the music lover wanting to know more about what goes into being a conductor. While very strongly recommended for both community and academic library Contemporary Music Studies collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Leading Tones" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $15.39).


The Architecture Shelf

A View from the River, third edition
Jennifer Marjorie Bosch, author
Angie McMonigal, photographer
Pomegranate Communications, Inc.
19018 NE Portal Way, Portland, OR 97230
www.pomegranate.com
9780764979873, $15.95, PB, 96pp, www.amazon.com

The story of Chicago is the story of its river. Deftly written by Jennifer Marjorie Bosch and enhanced with the beautiful photography of Angie McMonigal, "A View from the River: The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises" is an essential guide to the more than 60 significant buildings and structures along the Chicago River. This visual tour, filled with stunning contemporary photography and a variety of historical images, serves as a companion to the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises. Since Chicago was founded in the 1830s, architects and engineers have designed this city through a series of unforgettable engineering marvels, from the buildings of the Chicago skyline to the Chicago River itself. The river, though a natural feature, has been dredged, straightened, and even had its direction reversed in the past 200 years. Today, the river flows through a canyon of skyscrapers, civic structures, waterside homes, and parks. As the city grows and changes, the river and our understanding of it changes as well. Now in its third edition, A View from the River is updated to reflect the city's latest developments and to further explore Chicago's past, present, and future. A pleasure to simply browse through, "A View from the River" is impressively informative and will prove to be an enduringly valued addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library American Architectural Studies collections and supplemental reading lists.

Le Corbusier: The Complete Buildings
Cemal Emden
Prestel Publishing
900 Broadway, Suite 603, New York, NY 10003
www.prestel.com
9783791384023, $49.95, HC, 232pp, www.amazon.com

Cemal Emden is an architect by trade who specializes in photographing architecture, interior design, landscape, and furniture. His photography has been widely published in magazines, books, and exhibitions both in his home country of Turkey and throughout the world. In the pages of this coffee-table format visual study he draws upon his considerable experience and expertise to give the reader a visual tour of every one of architect Le Corbusier's buildings across the world. The most comprehensive photographic archive of the architect's work. In 2010, Cemal Emden set out to document every one of Le Corusier's buildings. As he traveled through three continents, Emden photographed all the 52 buildings that remain standing. Each of these buildings is featured in this incredible volume and are captured from multiple angles, with images revealing their exterior and interior details. Interspersed throughout this visual study are texts by leading architects and scholars, whose commentaries are as fascinating and varied as the buildings themselves. "Le Corbusier: The Complete Buildings" closes with an illustrated, annotated index. From the early Villa Vallet, built in Switzerland in 1905, to his groundbreaking Unite d'Habitation in Marseille, completed in 1947, this ambitious project presents the entirety and diversity of Le Corbusier's architectural output. Visually arresting and endlessly engaging, it will appeal to the architect's many fans, as well as anyone interested in the foundation of modern architecture. A seminal work of architectural photography and an enduring celebration of a master architect, "Le Corbusier: The Complete Buildings" is unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, and academic library Architectural History collections in general, and Le Corbusier supplemental studies lists in particular.


The Literary Studies Shelf

John Updike Remembered
Jack A. De Bellis, editor
McFarland & Company
PO Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640
www.mcfarlandpub.com
9781476667065, $29.95, PB, 229pp, www.amazon.com

The late John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 - January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic. One of only three writers to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, Updike published more than twenty novels, more than a dozen short-story collections, as well as poetry, art and literary criticism and children's books during his career. Knowledgeably compiled and deftly edited by Jack A. De Bellis, (Professor Emeritus at Lehigh University who was a founder of the John Updike Society, served as its director from 2009-2014, and is an editor of the John Updike Review), "John Updike Remembered: Friends, Family and Colleagues Reflect on the Writer and the Man" is comprised of fifty-three erudite and insightful articles by individuals that collectively present a prismatic view of John Updike and his work through anecdote and insight. Interviews and essays from family, friends and associates reveal sides of the novelist perhaps unfamiliar to the public -- the high school prankster, the golfer, the creator of bedtime stories, the charming ironist, the faithful correspondent with scholars, the devoted friend and the dedicated practitioner of his craft. The contributors include his first wife, Mary Pennington, and three of their children; high school and college friends; authors John Barth, Joyce Carol Oates and Nicholson Baker; journalists Terri Gross and Ann Goldstein; and scholars Jay Parini, William Pritchard, James Plath, and Adam Begley, Updike's biographer. While unreservedly and strongly recommended for college and university library Contemporary Literary Studies collections in general, and John Updike supplemental studies reading lists in particular, it should be noted for students, academia, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject the "John Updike Remembered" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $15.99).


The Fantasy/SciFi Shelf

An Unkindness of Ghosts
Rivers Solomon
Akashic Books
232 Third Street, #A115, Brooklyn, NY 11215
www.akashicbooks.com
9781617755880, $15.95, PB, 340pp, www.amazon.com

Aster has little to offer folks in the way of rebuttal when they call her ogre and freak. She's used to the names; she only wishes there was more truth to them. If she were truly a monster, she'd be powerful enough to tear down the walls around her until nothing remains of her world. Aster lives in the lowdeck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South. For generations, Matilda has ferried the last of humanity to a mythical Promised Land. On its way, the ship's leaders have imposed harsh moral restrictions and deep indignities on dark-skinned sharecroppers like Aster. Embroiled in a grudge with a brutal overseer, Aster learns there may be a way to improve her lot--if she's willing to sow the seeds of civil war. A truly extraordinary and compelling read from cover to cover, "An Unkindness of Ghosts" showcases author Rivers Somon's impressive flair for originality and master of the science fiction genre. A simply riveting read from cover to cover, "An Unkindness of Ghosts" is a 'must' for the personal reading lists of dedicated science fiction fans and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to community library Science Fiction collections. It should be noted that "An Unkindness of Ghosts" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.99) and as a complete and unabridged audio book (Blackstone Audio, 9781538474990, $34.95, CD).


The Judicial Studies Shelf

Supreme Power
Ted Stewart
Shadow Mountain Publishing
P.O. Box 30178, Salt Lake City, Utah 84130-0178
www.shadowmountain.com
9781629723402, $27.99, HC, 256pp, www.amazon.com

In "Supreme Power: 7 Pivotal Supreme Court Decisions That Had a Major Impact on America", author Ted Stewart (who was appointed as a United States District Court Judge in 1999 by President Bill Clinton) explains how the Supreme Court and its nine appointed members now stand at a crucial point in their power to hand down momentous and far-ranging decisions. Today's Court affects every major area of American life, from health care to civil rights, from abortion to marriage., "Supreme Power" is a fascinating and insightful study that reveals the complex history of the Court as told through seven pivotal decisions. These cases originally seemed narrow in scope, but they vastly expanded the interpretation of law. Such is the power of judicial review to make sweeping, often unforeseen, changes in American society by revising the meaning of our Constitution. Each chapter presents an easy-to-read brief on the case and explains what the decisions mean and how the Court ruling, often a 5-4 split, had long-term impact. For example, in Lochner v. New York, a widely accepted turn-of-the-twentieth--century New York State law limited excessive overtime for bakery workers. That law was overturned by the Court based on the due process clause of the Constitution. The very same precedents, Stewart points out, were used by the Court seventy years later and expanded to a new right to privacy in Roe v. Wade, making abortion legal in the nation. Offering informed and informative insights, commentaries, and compelling stories of ordinary citizens coming to the judiciary for remedy for the problems of their day, "Supreme Power" illustrates the magnitude of the Court's power to interpret the Constitution and decide the law of the land. Exceptionally well written and impressively presented, "Supreme Power" is especially recommended for both community and academic library Judicial Studies collections. It should be noted for students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Supreme Power" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $15.99) and as a complete and unabridged audio book (Shadow Mountain, 9781629723600, $39.99, CD).

Failure of Justice
John Ferak
WildBlue Press
P.O. Box 102440, Denver, Colorado 80250
https://wildbluepress.com
9781942266471, $14.99, PB, 450pp, www.amazon.com

Everyone felt the same way: small-town Nebraska widow Helen Wilson didn't have an ounce of meanness inside her body. Then on February 5, 1985, one of the coldest nights on record, the sixty-eight-year-old resident was raped and murdered inside her second-floor apartment. The crime went unsolved for four years; then a total of six people, three men and three women, were arrested and charged with the widow's rape-murder. All six went to prison. The town was relieved knowing that six monsters were locked away from society for the ghastly crime. The town moved on, convinced that justice was served. For nearly twenty years, the Beatrice 6 rotted in prison, until the unthinkable occurred in 2008. Now, the red state in America's Heartland faced a real quandary that could only mean one thing: Nebraska had a colossal failure of justice on its hands. An inherently fascinating 'true crime' expose, "Failure of Justice" by John Freak is impressively researched, written, organized and presented making it unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Criminology and Judicial Studies collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that "Failure of Justice" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $6.84).


The Philosophy Shelf

Aquinas On Virtue
Nicholas Austin, SJ
Georgetown University Press
3240 Prospect Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
www.press.georgetown.edu
9781626164727, $104.95, HC, 260pp, www.amazon.com

"Aquinas on Virtue: A Causal Reading" by the Jesuit scholar Nicholas Austin (who teaches theological ethics at Heythrop College, University of London) is an original interpretation of one of the most compelling accounts of virtue in the Western tradition -- that of the great theologian and philosopher Thomas Aquinas (1224 - 1274). Taking as its starting point Aquinas's neglected definition of virtue in terms of its "causes," this book offers a systematic analysis of Aquinas on the nature, genesis, and role of virtue in human life. Drawing on connections and contrasts between Aquinas and contemporary treatments of virtue, Professor Austin argues that Aquinas's causal virtue theory retains its normative power today. As well as providing a synoptic account of Aquinas on virtue, "Aquinas On Virtue" includes an extended treatment of the cardinal virtue of temperance, an argument for the superiority of Aquinas's concept of 'habit' over modern psychological accounts, and a rethinking of the relation between grace and virtue. With an approach that is distinctively theological yet strongly conversant with philosophy, "Aquinas On Virtue" is a compelling study that will offer scholars and theologians a bold new interpretation of Aquinas's virtue theory while giving students a systematic introduction with suggested readings from his Summa Theologiae and On the Virtues. Deftly organized into three major sections (Defining Virtue; Causal Ethics; The Causal Analysis of Virtue), and featuring an appendix (Virtue Defined), a ten page Selected Bibliography, and a seven page index, "Aquinas On Virtue" is a masterpiece of deliberative scholarship and unreserved recommended for both community and academic library Philosophy collections in general, and Thomas Aquinas supplemental studies reading lists in particular. It should be noted for students, academicians, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Aquinas On Virtue" is also available in a paperback edition ( 9781626164734, $34.95) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $19.22).

I Am Not A Brain
Markus Gabriel
Polity
c/o Blackwell Publishing
350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148
www.politybooks.com
9781509514755, $25.00, HC, 240pp, www.amazon.com

Many consider the nature of human consciousness to be one of the last great unsolved mysteries. Why should the light turn on, so to speak, in human beings at all? And how is the electrical storm of neurons under our skull connected with our consciousness? Is the self only our brain's user interface, a kind of stage on which a show is performed that we cannot freely direct? In "I am Not a Brain: Philosophy of Mind for the 21st Century", philosopher Markus Gabriel (who holds the Chair for Epistemology at the University of Bonn and the Director of the International Center for Philosophy in Bonn) challenges an increasing trend in the sciences towards neurocentrism, a notion which rests on the assumption that the self is identical to the brain. Professor Gabriel raises serious doubts as to whether we can know ourselves in this way. In a sharp critique of this approach, he presents a new defense of the free will and provides a timely introduction to philosophical thought about the self -- all with verve, humor, and surprising insights. Professor Gabriel criticizes the scientific image of the world and takes us on an eclectic journey of self-reflection by way of such concepts as self, consciousness, and freedom, with the aid of Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nagel but also Dr. Who, The Walking Dead, and Fargo. A seminal work of simply outstanding scholarship, "I Am Not A Brain" is an inherently fascinating, informative, thoughtful and thought-provoking read. Enhanced for academia with the inclusion of twelve pages of Notes, and a eleven page Index, "I Am Not A Brain" is unreservedly recommended for college and university library Contemporary Philosophy collections and supplemental studies lists. It should be noted for students, academicians, and non-specialist general readers that "I Am Not A Brain" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.99).


The International Studies Shelf

The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Michael Provence
Cambridge University Press
One Liberty Plaza, Fl. 20, New York, NY 10006
www.cambridge.org
9780521761178, $99.99, HC, 336pp, www.amazon.com

The modern Middle East emerged out of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, when Britain and France partitioned the Ottoman Arab lands into several new colonial states. The following period was a charged and transformative time of unrest. Insurgent leaders, trained in Ottoman military tactics and with everything to lose from the fall of the Empire, challenged the mandatory powers in a number of armed revolts. "The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle East" by Michael Provence (Department of History, University of California - San Diego) is a definitive study of this crucial period in Middle Eastern history, tracing the period through popular political movements and the experience of colonial rule. In doing so, Provence emphasizes the continuity between the late Ottoman and Colonial era, explaining how national identities emerged, and how the seeds were sown for many of the conflicts which have defined the Middle East in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. An invaluable read for students of Middle Eastern history and politics, "The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle East" is a work of impeccable scholarship enhanced with the inclusion of figures, maps, tables, notes on transliteration, a ten page Select Bibliography, and a seven page Index. While unreservedly recommended, especially for college and university library International Studies collection in general, and the Ottoman Empire/Turkey History supplemental studies reading lists in particular, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of students, academia, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject, that "The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle East" is also available in a paperback edition (9780521747516, $29.95) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $14.60).


The Pets/Wildlife Shelf

Shark Attacks
Blake Chapman
CSIRO Publishing
c/o Stylus Publishing, Inc.
22883 Quicksilver Drive, Sterling, VA 20166-2012
www.styluspub.com
9781486307357, $29.95, PB, 288pp, www.amazon.com

We humans are spending more time in or on the water than ever before. We love the beach, but for many people, getting in the water provokes a moment's hesitation ever since the launching of the movie 'Jaws' and now the annual 'Shark Week' on television. Shark attacks are big news events, and although the risk of shark attack on humans is incredibly low, the fact remains that human lives are lost to sharks every year. In "Shark Attacks: Myths, Misunderstandings and Human Fear", author and shark researcher Blacke Chapman deftly explores the tension between risk and human fear and the need to conserve sharks and protect the important ecological roles they play in our marine environments. A marine biologist, Blake Chapman presents scientific information about shark biology, movement patterns, and feeding behavior. She discusses the role of fear in the way we think about sharks and the influence of the media on public perceptions. Moving first-hand accounts describe the deep and polarizing psychological impacts of shark attacks from a range of perspectives. "Shark Attacks" is an education in thinking through these emotive events and will help readers to navigate the controversial issues around mitigating shark attacks while conserving the sharks themselves. Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Shark Attacks" is an impressively informative and highly recommended addition to both community and academic library collections, and will prove to be of special interest to students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject of sharks.

The Secret Life of Flies
Erica McAlister
Firefly Books Ltd.
50 Staples Avenue, Unit 1, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada L4B 0A7
www.fireflybooks.com
9781770858091, $29.95, HC, 248pp, www.amazon.com

Erica McAlister is curator of Diptera at the Natural History Museum, London. As a child, she kept dead mammals to watch the maggots emerge from them, and as an adult she will admit to "squealing like a child" when rummaging through the museum's collections. In "The Secret Life of Flies" she takes readers into the hidden world of snail killers, con artists, crazy sex and a great many silly names. She uses stories and science about nature's most complex, crucial and highly adaptive insect to dispel common misconceptions about flies and reveals how truly extraordinary, exotic and important are these misunderstood creatures. In clear language, McAlister explains Diptera taxonomy and forensic entomology, and describes the potential of flies to transform their relationship with humans from one of disease vector to partner in environmental preservation. She has a wonderful knack for storytelling, deftly transforming what could be dry descriptions of biology, reproduction and morphology into entertainment. She takes readers to piles of poo in Ethiopia by way of underground caves, latrines and backyard gardens, and opens the drawers at the Natural History Museum to rhapsodize over her favorite flies. While "The Secret Life of Flies" is full of engaging stories and tongue-in-check descriptions, but the science is rigorous, authoritative and will be enjoyed by dipterists, lepidopterists, insect enthusiasts, naturalists, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject. An inherently fascinating and impressively informative read from cover to cover, "The Secret Life of Flies" is unreservedly recommended for personal, community, and academic library collections.


The Cookbook Shelf

The Colorful Kitchen
Ilene Godofsky Moreno
BenBella Books
10300 N. Central Expressway, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75204
www.benbellabooks.com
9781944648411, $19.95, PB, 250pp, www.amazon.com

"The Colorful Kitchen: Simple Plant-Based Recipes for Vibrancy, Inside and Out" is the perfect response to accusations that vegan food is tasteless, boring, mostly brown, and made from unfamiliar ingredients that take way too long to prepare. Vegan culinary expert Ilene Godofsky Moreno (a health coach, recipe developer, food photographer and the author of the blog The Colorful Kitchen) shows that we don't need fancy equipment or expensive exotic ingredients to make delicious, healthy, vegan meals at home. All of her vegan recipes comprising "The Colorful Kitchen" emphasize vivid combinations of wholesome, plant-based ingredients full of essential vitamins and minerals--because counting colors is way more fun than counting calories and carbs. Ilene guides readers through easy-to-follow preparations that will make every meal as exciting as it is nourishing with recipes for dishes that range from a Pink & Purple Coconut Smoothie; No-Bake Trail Mix Bars; Maple-Mustard Squash Grilled Cheese; and Loaded Ranch Potato Salad; to - Harvest Butternut Squash & Apple Burgers; Spaghetti & Tempe-Mushroom Meatballs; - Strawberry Loaf with Cream Cheese Glaze; and Miso Tahini Cookies. Profusely and beautifully illustrated throughout, "The Colorful Kitchen" is unreservedly recommended for family, personal, professional, and community library cookbook collections. It should be noted for the personal culinary reference collections of dedicated vegans that "The Colorful Kitchen" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $13.10).

Fakeaway: Fast Food Made Healthy
Chef Adrian
Mercier Press
c/o Dufour Editions, Inc.
PO Box 7, 124 Byers Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425-0007
www.dufoureditions.com
9781781174906, $36.00, PB, 224pp, www.amazon.com

Author Adrian Martin is originally from Co. Cavan. He has a degree in culinary arts from the School of Tourism in Killybegs. He worked in the award-winning restaurants, MacNean House in Cavan and Bon Appetit in Malahide. He currently travels the country giving food education talks in schools and hosting demonstrations for charities, GAA clubs, ICA groups, festivals and schools. He appears weekly on TV3's 'Six O Clock Show'. With "Fakeaway: Fast Food Made Healthy", Chef Adrian has focused on recipes that are specifically 'kitchen cook friendly' in terms of preparation time and effort, yet incredibly palate pleasing and appetite satisfyingly appropriate for every dining occasion. Profusely and beautifully illustrated throughout, the internationally derived recipes range from Tandoori Halibut with Raita; Basil Pesto Linguine, Scallops with Black Pudding; and Chow Mein; to Buffalo Chicken Wings with a Smoked Garlic and Chive Dip; Beef Satay; and Steak with Pepper Sauce. A pure pleasure to browse through and ideal for planning menus with, "Fakeaway: Fast Food Made Healthy" is unreservedly recommended for personal, family, and community library cookbook collections.

The Cookery School: Donnybrook Fair
Niall Murphy
Dufour Editions, Inc.
PO Box 7, 124 Byers Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425-0007
www.dufoureditions.com
9781781174739, $35.00, HC, 288pp, www.amazon.com

The aim of the Donnybrook Fair Cookery School is to focus on expanding the customer's knowledge around food, the importance of sourcing fresh food locally, seasonality and nutrition. Each class will teaches how to create delicious food that is uncomplicated and at the same time, fun! Niall Murphy is Head Chef and Manager of the Cookery School. All classes will take place in their purpose built state of the art cookery school kitchen above our fine food store on 89 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. With the publication of "The Cookery School: Donnybrook Fair" cookbook, Niall draws upon his years of experience and expertise to provide an impressive and thoroughly 'kitchen cook friendly' compendium of palate pleasing, appetite satisfying recipes for truly memorable meals and dining occasions. The recipes range from Moroccan Orange Salad; Smoked Haddock Chowder; Pan-Roasted Cannon of Lamb; and Mediterranean Seafood Stew; to Vietnamese Pork Balls; Field & Wild Mushrooms with Crispy Bread; Herb-crusted hake Fillets; and Summer Berry Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream. Of special note are the chapters devoted to recipes for Great Start Breakfasts; The Art of Bread Making; Jams & Chutneys; and Welcome Drinks. Beautifully illustrated throughout, a pleasure to browse through and ideal to plan menus with, "The Cookery School: Donnybrook Fair" will prove to be a welcome and appreciated addition to personal, professional, and community library cookbook collections.


The Graphic Novel Shelf

Wings of Fire The Graphic Novel: The Dragonet Prophecy
Tui T. Sutherland, author
Art by Mike Holmes
Scholastic, Inc.
557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012-3999
www.scholastic.com
9780545942157 $12.99 pbk / $7.99 Kindle amazon.com

Featuring dynamic art by Mike Holmes, Wings of Fire The Graphic Novel: The Dragonet Prophecy is the full-color graphic novel adaptation of the first novel in the Wings of Fire fantasy series by author Tui T. Sutherland. In the Wings of Fire series, the main characters are all dragons - some are heroes, some are villains, and some are soldiers caught up in the gathering storm of war. Young Clay is one of five dragonets selected to fulfill a mysterious prophecy heralding the end of the war between the dragon tribes of Pyrrhia. He is close friends with the other dragonets, but do the five of them truly have the power to bring peace to the land? Although the Wings of Fire series is intended to be accessible to young adults, dragon fans of all ages will thoroughly enjoy this dragon-character-driven adventure, highly recommended for both personal and public library collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists Wings of Fire The Graphic Novel: The Dragonet Prophecy is also available in a Kindle edition ($7.99).

Portugal
Cyril Pedrosa
NBM Publishing
160 Broadway, Ste. 700, East Wing, New York, NY 10038
www.nbmpub.com
9781681121475, $39.99, HC, 264pp, www.amazon.com

Comics artist Simon Muchat is stuck. Suffering writer's block, uninspired, vegetating as a school art teacher, he is losing direction and his taste for life, until one day he is invited to appear at a comics convention in Portugal, the country his family came from and which he hadn't seen since his childhood. Even though he is a foreigner there, so many elements of the country are familiar to him. Meeting its lively citizens and recounting early memories brought by back his distant yet welcoming family all prove reinvigorating -- the breath of fresh air he so badly needed. "Portugal" is a deftly crafted graphic novel that is based on author/artist Cyril Pedrosa's own personal experience. Using a graphic novel approach, Pedrosa deftly narrates his return to his roots in a deeply compelling and warmly human way. Winner of the Best Graphic Novel at the Angouleme Festival and FNAC Best GN, and an inherently fascinating read from cover to cover, "Portugal" is an especially recommended addition to personal and community library Graphic Novel collections.

The Forever War
Joe Haldeman, author
Marvano, illustrator
Titan Books
www.titanbooks.com
9781785860898, $19.99, PB, 144pp, www.amazon.com

Joe Haldeman is an American science fiction author best known for his award-winning 1974 novel, "The Forever War". Now with the artistic talents of illustrator Marvano, that classic science fiction novel has now been turned into an absolutely impressive graphic novel. "The Forever War" is the story of extraterrestrial war in an uncaring universe where the problem of time differentials means that while months and years pass on the far flung interstellar battle fields against an alien race, back home on Earth centuries and even millennia come and go. A truly epic science fiction war story spanning relativistic space and time, "The Forever War" explores one soldier's experience as he is caught up in the brutal machinery of a war against an unknown and unknowable alien foe that reaches across the stars. The result is an timely and timeless tale that was originally written during the years of the Vietnam War and still feel relevant against today's backdrop of today's American involvement with far flung battlefields around the world. While this Titan Books graphic novel edition of "The Forever War" is unreservedly recommended for community library graphic novel collections, it should be noted for the personal reading lists that it is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.99).

The Man From The Great North
Hugo Pratt
IDW Publishing
2765 Truxton Road, San Diego, CA 92106
www.idwpublishing.com
9781684050581, $24.99, HC, 104pp, www.amazon.com

With "The Man From The Great North", graphic novelist Hugo Pratt, arguably known as the "inventor of the literary comic strip", offers an provocative story whose protagonist is a seemingly wanton murderer, driven by a religious obsession with the absolute. This is the compelling story Jesuit Joe, a lone traveler of French-Canadian and Mohawk descent. In northern Canada, circa 1920, he wanders the icy wastes, engaged in an obsessive religious search for the absolute. He wears the red jacket of the Canadian Mounties that he found in a hut -- which gives rise to a series of misunderstandings when he is mistaken for a member of the Mounted Police. His actions in response to complex moral choices highlight his unusual ethical code and his disturbing and complex personality. He kills with terrible ease and shows an unmatched cruelty and ferocity, yet his mood suddenly shifts and he performs unexpected acts of kindness and compassion. All the while, he is tracked by his nemesis, Sergeant Fox, whose mission is to capture Jesuit Joe and bring him to justice. This IDW edition is the first English language edition of Pratt's 1980 classic, and includes an incomplete second story of Jesuit Joe, plus Pratt's storyboards drawn for the movie version. An absolute 'must' for all dedicated graphic novel enthusiasts, "The Man From The Great North" is unreservedly and enthusiastically recommended reading.

Elenora Mandragora: Daughter of Merlin
Severine Gauthier and Thomas Labourot
IDW Publishing
2765 Truxton Road, San Diego, CA 92106
www.idwpublishing.com
9781684050086 $14.99 amazon.com

Elenora Mandragora: Daughter of Merlin is a full-color, hardcover graphic novel suitable for young adults, yet created with a timeless charm that will appeal to all ages. Elenora Mandragora is the beloved only daughter of the legendary wizard Merlin. A tragic accident involving a mandrake's scream abruptly kills Merlin - although his ghost lingers and insists that he can be brought back to life, just as soon as the proper resurrection spell is found. Perhaps the correct incantation lies in the fairy Morgana's library; unfortunately, Morgana and Merlin have been sworn enemies for as long as anyone can remember! Can Elenora befriend Morgana and discover a cure for death-by-mandrake before the Ankou ushers Merlin's spirit away for good? And will Elenora's efforts to revive Merlin permanently shatter her budding friendship with Morgana? A whimsical take on classic parables about Merlin, Elenora Mandragora: Daughter of Merlin is a joy for fantasy connoisseurs and highly recommended for public and school library graphic novel collections.


The Audiobook Shelf

Alexander the Great
Philip Freeman, author
Michael Page, narrator
Tantor Media, Inc.
6 Business Park Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
9781515919261, $44.99, CD, www.tantor.com

Alexander was born into the royal family of Macedonia as the son of the successful warlord and Kind Philip, under whom this little northern kingdom that would soon rule over Greece. Tutored as a boy by Aristotle, Alexander had an inquisitive mind that would serve him well when he faced formidable obstacles during his military campaigns. Shortly after taking command of the army, he launched an invasion of the Persian Empire, and continued his conquests as far south as the deserts of Egypt and as far east as the mountains of present-day Pakistan and the plains of India. In Philip Freeman's lively and authoritative biography of Alexander, he describes Alexander's astonishing achievements and provides insight into the mercurial character of the great conqueror. Alexander could be petty and magnanimous, cruel and merciful, impulsive and farsighted. Above all, he was ferociously, intensely competitive and could not tolerate losing - which he rarely did. As Freeman explains, without Alexander, the influence of Greece on the ancient world would surely not have been as great as it was, even if his motivation was not to spread Greek culture for its own sake but to make a name and an empire that would be renowned for generations to come. This complete and unabridged audio book edition of "Alexander the Great" is superbly narrated by Michael Page and will provide the listener with a wealth of information in impressive detail about the exploits of this now legendary figure. (10 CDs, 12.5 Hours).


The Library CD Shelf

Global Skies
Timothy Cooper
timothycooper.net
New Piano Age Music
$12.97 CD / $9.99 download cdbaby.com

The third album by acclaimed solo pianist Timothy Cooper, Global Skies is inspired by skyscapes around the world. The music reflects the need for compassion, education, caring for the poor and underprivileged, and alleviating human suffering. Uplifting, mellifluous, and inspirational, Global Skies is highly recommended for solo piano connoisseurs and public library CD collections. The tracks are "Singapore Sunrise" (6:50), "Prague Horizons" (5:09), "Geneva Moonlight Rainbow" (6:04), "Bangkok Rains" (7:00), "Warsaw Nights" (8:35), "Global Skies" (7:49), "Jerusalem Dreamings" (4:00), "Geneva Moonlight Rainbow (Reprise)" (13:52), and "The Light After" (5:43).

Andina: The Sound of the Peruvian Andes
Various Artists
Tiger's Milk/Strut Records
$14.99 CD / $8.99 MP3 amazon.com

Andina: The Sound of the Peruvian Andes - Huayno, Carnaval & Cumbia 1968 to 1978 is the first in a three-part regional series of albums showcasing the rich and diverse musical heritage of Peru. From big bands to down-to-earth folk, Peruvian cumbia, and more, the Spanish-language tracks by a wealth of different performers highlight Peruvian culture in an unforgettable, immersive audio experience. Highly recommended, especially for personal and public library world music collections. Also a choice pick for Spanish-language music connoisseurs is Boogat's "San Cristobal Baile Inn" ($11.49 MP3), which revels in electronic sound infused with spice derived from rap and reggae.

Lead Me Home
Camille Nelson
Camillenelson.com
Stone Angel Music
Stoneangelmusic.com
$13.99 CD / $9.49 MP3 amazon.com

Lead Me Home is the first full-length studio album by folk artist Camille Nelson, revealing her splendid talent for acoustic guitar. In addition to the easygoing, layered guitar melodies of both traditional and original hymns, Lead Me Home is enriched with accompaniment from a string ensemble by guest artists Steven Sharp Nelson of The Piano Guys, Alex Sharpe, and Ryan Shupe of Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband. Uplifting, motivational, and expressive, Lead Me Home is enthusiastically recommended for connoisseurs of acoustic folk music. The tracks are "Amazing Grace", "How Great Thou Art", "Nearer My God to Thee", "Be Thou My Vision (Alex Sharpe)", "Adelia", "Be Still My Soul", "Israel Israel God Is Calling", "Come Come ye Saints (Steven Sharp Nelson)", "Lead Me Home", "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing", "Patterns of Light", and "Count Your Many Blessings". 45 min, 15 sec.

87 Keys
Philip Shpartov
HeartDance Recordings
www.heartdancerecordings.com
$TBA CD / $6.93 MP3 amazon.com

87 Keys (31 min. 3 sec) is the debut solo piano album by Moscow-based composer and pianist Philip Shpartov. Inspired by Shpartov's labors to practice, compose, and refine his art on a piano with a single broken key, 87 Keys is a rapturous musical tour that emphasizes how life can be glorious in spite of imperfections. Highly recommended. The tracks are "The Film", "Elusive Time", "87 Keys", "Imagination", "Sleeping Piano", "Tangos de Fuego", and "Your Wistful Smile". Additional choice picks for connoisseurs of quality solo piano include Dan Chadburn's "Held in Light" ($9.49 MP3, 56 min. 49 sec.), featuring three original creations and ten improvised arrangements of traditional hymns, and Richard Dillon's "Ring Around the Moon" ($8.99 MP3, 46 min. 40 sec.), showcasing thirteen original compositions that evoke peace, serenity, and a harmonious sense of well-being.

Look to the Sky
Eric Wyatt
Whaling City Sound
www.whalingcitysound.com
c/o Naxos (distribution)
www.naxos.com
$13.99 CD / $8.99 MP3 amazon.com

Look to the Sky is sumptuous jazz-bop album by saxophonist Eric Wyatt. Complemented by pianist Gonzalez, drummers Shinnosuke Takahashi and Kyle Pool, bassist Eric Wheeler and trumpet player Keyon Harrold, Eric Wyatt showcases his mastery of the tenor sax, alto sax, and soprano sax, in addition to providing vocals with reverberant finesse. Look to the Sky embodies hope, wonder, and perseverance, and is highly recommended especially for jazz connoisseurs. The tracks are "E-Brother", "Look to the Sky - Sister Carol", "My Favorite Things", "Jolley Charlie", "A Psalm for Phennie", "One Finger Snap", "Afro Blue", "Starting Point", and "Tenderly". 61 min, 52 sec.


The Business Shelf

The Safe Hiring Manual, third edition
Lester S. Rosen
BRB Publications
PO Box 27869, Tempe, AZ 85285
www.brbpublications.com
9781889150635, $24.95, PB, 732pp, www.amazon.com

A recognized background screening expert, Lester S. Rosen, an Attorney at Law, is the Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide accredited background screening company located in Novato, California. In this newly updated and expanded third edition of "The Safe Hiring Manual" he draws upon his experience and expertise to go far beyond the typical hiring handbook. "The Safe Hiring Manual" is a comprehensive blueprint for developing a safe hiring program for employers, human resources, and security professionals. "The Safe Hiring Manual" details how to exercise due diligence throughout the hiring process in order to significantly increase an employer's chance of avoiding the financial and legal nightmares of even one bad hiring decision. With this new edition of "The Safe Hiring Manual", companies of all sizes can identify potential problems and insure compliant hiring practices. Of special note is the section devoted to Job Seekers. Significant changes to the third edition include both updated content and a re-organized flow. Updated content includes analysis of recent court decisions and new discrimination and privacy laws affecting employers, plus new federal guidance from the EEOC, FTC, and the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB). Improvements to the 3rd edition are designed to help the reader utilize all of the books benefits using an easy to follow flow chart. The index is a greatly improved and enhanced with legal-ease material now grouped at the chapter ends, and best practices are visually highlighted so employers may audit their current hiring program. Exceptionally well organized and presented, "The Safe Hiring Manual" is unreservedly recommended for professional, corporate, governmental, community, and academic library Business Management and Jobs/Careers instructional reference collections.

A Guide to Federal Contracting
Dan Lindner
Bernan Press
c/o Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706
www.bernan.com
9781598889659 $95.00 pbk
9781598889666 $90.00 ebook

A Guide to Federal Contracting: Principles and Practices is a studious, in-depth textbook and reference written especially for businesses that seek to engage in transactions with the American federal government. Author Dan Lindner puts his over 30 years of experience in federal acquisition and program management to paper, discussing the principles that shape a federal contract, how to effectively and professionally seek a federal contract, pricing methods, steps to take after a federal contract is awarded, and much more. A bibliography and an index rounds out this "must-have" for business executives and aspiring leaders, as well as university School of Business reference shelves. Highly recommended.

The Sales Survival Handbook
Ken Kupchik
Amacom Books
1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
www.amacombooks.org
9780814438640, $17.95, PB, 208pp, www.amazon.com

The basis for economic success of any business endeavor is the successful selling of the goods or services offered to potential customers. But selling is also one of the highest pressure tasks that any businessman can undertake. That's why "The Sales Survival Handbook: Cold Calls, Commissions, and Caffeine Addiction--The Real Truth About Life in Sales" by Ken Kupchik is so timely and timeless. Combining wit with wisdom, "The Sales Survival Handbook" shows how to deal with: customers who lie to your face; quotas that change as soon as you hit them; management that puts soul-crushing demands on you to produce; as well as so much pressure you're likely to experience PSSD (Post Sales Stress Disorder). "The Sales Survival Handbook" shows how to: Overcome objections without tears; Get out of a sales slump...legally; Make cold call without sedatives: Effectively beg for referrals; Spot common types of customers, coworkers, and managers; Decipher compensation plans; and Deal with the day-to-day while maintaining a social life. Of special note is are all the do's, don'ts, quizzes, lists, and real-world advice Ken includes to enable you to survive the agony and enjoy the ecstasy of a career in sales. While unreservedly recommended for community, corporate, and academic library Business Management collections and supplemental studies lists, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "The Sales Survival Handbook" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.99) and as a an audio book (Brilliance Audio, 9781543640830, $19.95, MP3 Una).


The Education Shelf

Tasks Before Apps
Monica Burns
ASCD
1703 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
www.ascd.org
9781416624660, $22.95, PB, 108pp, www.amazon.com

Content-hosting websites, videoconferencing apps, grade- or subject-focused social media accounts: with such a dizzying array of mechanical and virtual help at our disposal, it can be a challenge for classroom teachers to know where to even start. That's why educator and technology consultant Monica Burns has written "Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom", a compendium of 'real world practical' sharing of the strategies, tools, and insights that K-12 teachers can use, regardless of subject or grade level, to effectively incorporate technology in the classroom. "Tasks Before Apps" provides detailed advice for (and copious examples of) tech-infused lessons that help students meet learning goals while also developing vital digital citizenship skills; Customizable checklists and graphic organizers for planning tech-enabled activities; choosing appropriate programs, devices, and platforms; and setting unit and lesson goals; Recommendations for and links to apps and online resources that can facilitate and energize learning; Reflection and brainstorming questions for use in book clubs and PLC discussions. Knowing how to navigate technology wisely, how to communicate effectively on posts and message boards, locate credible information on search engines, and select efficient, cost-effective equipment, is essential for both teachers and students. Whether you are a novice or a veteran, teach kindergarten students or high school seniors, "Tasks Before Apps" is will prove to be an indispensable guide to furthering academic skills, social development, and digital aptitude in the classroom. While very highly recommended for school district, college, and university library Teacher Education instructional reference collections, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of K-12 classroom teachers that "Tasks Before Apps" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $19.94).

Getting to Where We Meant to Be
Patricia H. Hinchey & Pamela J. Konkol
Myers Education Press
Stylus Publishing, Inc.
22883 Quicksilver Drive, Sterling, VA 20166-2012
www.styluspub.com
9781975500016, $42.95, PB, 220pp, www.amazon.com

In "Getting to Where We Meant to Be: Working Toward the Educational World We Imagined", authors and educators Patricia H. Hinchey and Pamela J. Konkol pos the question that given such good intentions among education professionals, how is it that things in schools can (and so often do) go so very wrong? The problem, Professors Hinchey and Konkol posit, is that unspoken and misleading assumptions result in choices, decisions and policies with disastrous consequences for kids. They tease out those assumptions on the key issues of school goals, curriculum, education for citizenship, discipline, and school reform, inviting readers to think again, to question the taken-for-granted, in the hope of better aligning intentions and outcomes. "Getting to Where We Meant to Be" is the ideal text for both undergraduate and graduate classrooms devoted to the study of public education. Questions at the end of each chapter point to ways for preservice and inservice teachers, as well as administrators and other education personnel, to advance their thinking about choices in their own contexts. In addition, suggested readings, websites and videos offer more food for thought. Simply stated, no college or university library Teacher Education instructional reference collections should be considered as complete, comprehensive, or up-to-date without a copy of "Getting to Where We Meant to Be".

45 Strategies That Support Young Dual Language Learners
Shauna L. Tominey & Elisabeth C. O'Bryon
Brookes Publishing Company
PO Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624
www.brookespublishing.com
9781681250434, $36.95, PB, 224pp, www.amazon.com

Because of immigration, both legal and illegal, the number of dual language learners in early childhood classrooms is expanding every year -- and teachers often feel under prepared to bridge language barriers and effectively meet these students' learning needs. In the pages of "45 Strategies That Support Young Dual Language Learners", early childhood classroom teachers will have access to an invaluable collection of 45 practical, developmentally appropriate strategies for teaching dual language learners (both Spanish speakers and children who speak other languages). Real-world guidance helps teachers apply each strategy in their own classrooms, and the activities, reflection questions, and resources in Spanish will support educators in strengthening their current teaching practices. A much-needed resource for in-service professional development and preservice courses, "45 Strategies That Support Young Dual Language Learners" will help Preschool/Kindergarten teachers foster the success of inclusive early childhood classrooms and prevent achievement gaps for dual language learners ages 3 to 5. Teachers will learn how to: Set up and organize your learning environment to support dual language learners; Create a diverse classroom community where children's challenges and needs are anticipated; Use culturally responsive classroom management practices that engage diverse learners; Strengthen social-emotional learning for dual language learners; Promote early academic skills and make learning activities accessible to children of all cultural backgrounds; Use music and movement to increase student engagement and boost language development; Partner with families and engage them in children's academic and social-emotional learning. While unreservedly recommended for school district, college, and university library Teacher Education collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "45 Strategies That Support Young Dual Language Learners" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $29.59).

Developing Faculty in Liberal Arts Colleges
Vicki L. Baker, Laura Gail Lunsford, Meghan J. Pifer
Rutgers University Press
106 Somerset St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu
9780813586816, $95.00, HC, 260pp, www.amazon.com

The collaborative work of Vicki L. Baker (Professor of Economics and Management at Albion College, and an instructor of business administration for Penn State University's World Campus), Laura Gail Lunsford (Director of the Swain Center in the Cameron School of Business, University of North Carolina Wilmington), and Meghan J. Pifer (Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration in the Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development at the University of Louisville), "Developing Faculty in Liberal Arts Colleges: Aligning Individual Needs and Organizational Goals" articulately analyzes the career stage challenges these faculty members must overcome, such as a lack of preparation for teaching, limited access to resources and mentors, and changing expectations for excellence in teaching, research, and service to become academic leaders in their discipline and at these distinctive institutions. A singularly impressive work of seminal and research-based scholarship, "Developing Faculty in Liberal Arts Colleges" features three appendices, a six page listing of References, and a seventeen page Index. A unique, analytical, and practical study, "Developing Faculty in Liberal Arts Colleges" is unreservedly recommended as an essential and core addition to college and university library Educational Leadership & Management collections and supplemental studies reading lists. It should be noted for students, academia, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Developing Faculty in Liberal Arts Colleges" is also available in a paperback edition (9780813586809, $34.95) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $28.97).

Rejuvenating Medical Education
Robert Marshall & Alan Bleakley
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
www.cambridgescholars.com
9781443895644, $117.95, HC, 325pp, www.amazon.com

Returning to Homers Iliad and Odyssey for inspiration, "Rejuvenating Medical Education" is the collaborative work of Robert Marshall (a consultant pathologist for 30 years at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals, where he was Director of Postgraduate Medical Education, and is an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Exeter Medical School, UK) and Alan Bleakley (Emeritus Professor of Medical Education and Medical Humanities at the University of Plymouth Peninsula School of Medicine, UK) and uses these classic Hellenic epics as a medium through which we might think imaginatively about key issues in contemporary medicine and medical education. These issues addressed include doctors as heroes, and the legacy of heroic medicine in an age of clinical teamwork, collaboration and a more feminine medicine. "Rejuvenating Medical Education" challenge ingrained habits in medical education, such as the way we characteristically train medical students to communicate with patients and colleagues; the reduction of compassion to the skill of empathy; the rote recital of the medical history as a song; and the new vogue for resilience as response to increasing levels of stress and burnout in the profession. A Homeric lens also shows new ways of thinking about translation of medical lingo into patients understanding, the relatively high levels of anger and error shown in clinical interactions, and modern phenomena such as whistleblowing in the face of unacceptable error or misbehavior. While exhaustion and burnout are becoming more common in medicine, Professors Marshall and Bleakley join in asking if a more lyrical, rather than epic and tragic stance, might benefit medical work. Drawing on a wealth of experience in the field, the book promotes a new kind of medicine and medical education fit for the 21st century, but envisages these through the ancient lens of Homers two epics. In the heroic glory elaborated in the Iliad and the themes of homecoming and hospitality set out in the Odyssey, Homer provides a narrative arc that is a blueprint of modern medicines development from a heroic endeavor to a contemporary collaborative provision of hospitality, where the hospital remains true to its name and doctors engage in work of care rather than fighting disease with the hospital as battleground. An impressively written, organized and presented study of impeccable and seminal scholarship, "Rejuvenating Medical Education" is enhanced with the inclusion of a thirty-three page Bibliography and a seven page Index, making it unreservedly recommended for college and university library Medical Education collections and supplemental studies reading lists.

Exploring The Science Of Sounds
Abigail Flesch Connors
Gryphon House, Inc.
PO Box 10, 6848 Leon's Way, Lewisville, NC 27023
www.gryphonhouse.com
9780876597316, $16.95, PB, 216pp, www.amazon.com

Most preschool teachers have musical instruments in their classrooms, but may not realize they can use them for science explorations. Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) these explorations are crucial for laying a solid foundation for later learning. Abigail Conners is an Early Childhood Music Specialist throughout the New Jersey area. Her programs include singing, dance, rhythm instrument activities, literacy/music activities, and listening games. In "Exploring the Science of Sounds: 100 Musical Activities for Young Children" she draws upon her experience and expertise to showcase 100 activities that let children ages 3 - 6 explore the science of music and sound using materials easy to find for a preschool classroom. With "Exploring The Science Of Sounds", young children will use their bodies to create sounds, explore the relationship between size and pitch, investigate how tempo affects the way we listen to sounds, create musical instruments, and much more. From the drops of rainwater to the tinkling of wind chimes, the science of sound is all around. Through playful activities children will explore: Acoustics - what is sound?; Volume - loud and soft; Tempo - fast and slow; Timbre - sound quality; Pitch - high and low. Exceptionally well organized and presented, "Exploring The Science Of Sounds" is unreservedly recommended for preschool and elementary school Music Appreciation curriculums, and is a critically important addition to college and academic library Teacher Education instructional reference collections. It should be noted for the personal reading lists that "Exploring The Science Of Sounds" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.99).


The Social Issues Shelf

Fearless Dialogues
Gregory C. Ellison II
Westminster John Knox Press
100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville, KY 40202-1396
www.wjkbooks.com
9780664260651, $17.00, PB, 160pp, www.amazon.com

Drawing on all the community's collective voices (from "doctors to drug dealers") "Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice" by Gregory C. Ellison II (Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Candler School of Theology) presents a groundbreaking program that seeks real solutions to problems of chronic unemployment, violence, and hopelessness. In cities around the United States and now the world, Ellison and his team create conversations among community members who have never spoken to one another, the goal of which are real, implementable, and lasting changes to the life of the community. These community transformations are based on both face-to-face encounters and substantive analysis of the problems the community faces. In "Fearless Dialogues", Ellison makes this same kind of analysis available to his readers, deftly walking them through the steps that must be taken to find common ground in our divided communities and then to implement genuine and lasting change. Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Fearless Dialogues" will have special appeal and relevance to community activists, and should be a part of every community center, community library, and academic library Social Issues instructional reference collections and supplemental studies list.


The Psychology Shelf

Psyched, second edition
Elisa Setmire
Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
4050 Westmark Drive, P.O. Box 1840, Dubuque, IA 52004-1840
www.kendallhunt.com
9781524924034, $115.00, PB, 493pp, www.amazon.com

Ideal for use with PowerPoint Slides, "Psyched" begins with the History and Scope of Psychology and Psychology as a Science; then proceeds with the inclusion of individual chapters on Biological Psychology; Sensation and Perceptions; States of Consciousness; Learning; Memory; Cognition; Motivation; Emotions; Human Development; Personality; Stress and health; Psychological Disorders; Therapies; and then concludes with Social Psychology. Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Psyched" by Elisa Setmire (Professor of Psychology, Moorpark College, Moorpark, California) is now in a fully updated and revised second edition, making it an ideal textbook for college and university Psychology 101 introductory courses, and unreservedly recommended for academic and community library Psychology/Psychiatry collections.


The Military Shelf

Dubno 1941: The Greatest Tank Battle of the Second World War
Aleksei Isaev, author
Kevin Bridge, translator
Helion & Company
c/o Casemate
1940 Lawrence Road, Havertown, PA 19083
www.casematepublishers.com
9781910777749, $69.95, HC, 226pp, www.amazon.com

In June 1941 (during the first week of the Nazi invasion in the Soviet Union) the quiet cornfields and towns of Western Ukraine were awakened by the clanking of steel and thunder of explosions as the greatest tank battle of the Second World War took place. About 3,000 tanks from the Red Army Kiev Special Military District clashed with about 800 German tanks of Heeresgruppe South. Why did the numerically superior Soviets fail? Hundreds of heavy KV-1 and KV-2 tanks, the five-turret giant T-35 and famous T-34 failed to stop the Germans. "Dubno 1941: The Greatest Tank Battle of the Second World War" is a detailed and definitive history of that key battle from the perspective of it is not the tanks, but armored units, which win or lose battles. The Germans during the Blitzkrieg era had superior T&OE for their tank forces. The German Panzer Division could defeat their opponents not by using tanks, but by using artillery, which included heavy artillery, motorized infantry and engineers. The Red Army's armored unit (the Mechanized Corps) had a lot of teething troubles, as all of them lacked accompanying infantry and artillery. In 1941 the Soviet Armored Forces had to learn the difficult science (and mostly 'art') of combined warfare. "Dubno 1941" deftly traces the role of these factors in a huge battle around the small Ukrainian town of Dubno. Popular myths about impregnable KV and T-34 tanks are laid to rest. In reality, the Germans in 1941 had the necessary tools to combat them. "Dubno 1941" also defines the real achievements on the Soviet side: the Blitzkrieg in the Ukraine had been slowed down. For the Soviet Union, the military situation in June 1941 was much worse than it was for France and Britain during the Western Campaign in 1940. The Red Army wasn't ready to fight as a whole and the border district's armies lacked infantry units, as they were just arriving from the internal regions of the USSR. In this case, the Red Army tanks became the 'Iron Shield' of the Soviet Union; they even operated as fire brigades. In many cases, the German infantry - not tanks - became the main enemy of Soviet armored units in the Dubno battle. Poorly organized, but fierce, tank-based counterattacks slowed down the German infantry -- and while the Soviet tanks lost the battle, they ultimately won the war. An impressive and seminal work of military history, "Dubno 1941: The Greatest Tank Battle of the Second World War" is a critically important contribution to the growing body of World War II literature and highly recommended for personal reading lists, as well as both community and academic library collections.

The Road to Passchendaele
Richard Van Emden
Pen & Sword Books
https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk
9781473891906, $50.00, HC, 392pp, www.amazon.com

"The Road to Passchendaele: The Heroic Year in Soldiers' own Words and Photographs" by First World War historian Richard van Emden draws upon diaries and memoirs, as well as original photographs taken on illegally held cameras by the soldiers themselves to tells the story of one of the bloodiest conflicts of 1917 known as the Battle of Passchendaele. van Emden draws from his outstanding collection of over 5,000 privately taken and overwhelmingly unpublished photographs, revealing the battle as it was seen by the men involved, an existence that was sometimes exhilarating, too often terrifying, and occasionally even fun. Published in time for the 100th anniversary of the epic Battle of Passchendaele which began on 31st July 1917, "The Road to Passchendaele" is a timely and timeless contribution to the growing library of World War I histories and memoirs. While unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library World War I Military History collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "The Road to Passchendaele" is also available in a paperback edition (9781526724960, $29.95) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $16.50).


The Photography Shelf

Polaroid
Rhiannon Adam
Thames & Hudson, Inc.
500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110-0017
www.thamesandhudsonusa.com
9780500544600 $29.95 amazon.com

Featuring demonstrative, full-color photography on every page, Polaroid: The Complete Guide to Experimental Instant Photography lives up to its title as an in-depth textbook, manual, and resource for amateur and professional connoisseurs of the art of instant photography. From a comprehensive survey of instant cameras and compatible accessories, to recommendations for adapting equipment and preserving the life of photographs, to step-by-step guides for image manipulation, safety tips, and much more, Polaroid is also a superb resource for artists who take photography beyond simply capturing an image. Polaroid is highly recommended for public and college library photography collections, as well as the personal shelves of photography enthusiasts.


The Archaeology Shelf

Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology
Randall Price & H. Wayne House
Zondervan Publishing House
5300 Patterson Avenue, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49530
www.zondervan.com
9780310286912, $42.99, HC, 416pp, www.amazon.com

The collaborative project of Randall Price (Distinguished Research Professor of Biblical and Judaic Studies in the School of Divinity at Liberty University) and H. Wayne House (Distinguished Research Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Faith Evangelical College and Seminary, Tacoma, WA), "The Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology" is a reference resource for anyone interested in archaeology and its relevance to biblical, theological, and apologetic studies. Illustrated with full-color photos, charts, and maps, the "Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology" is handbook provides readers with a wealth of information that complements and supplements the historical context of the Bible. "The Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology" includes an introduction to the field of archaeology for readers who might not be familiar with the methods, practices, and importance of this area of study. Included in this section is an annotated bibliography of important biblical archaeological reports, books, and journal articles for further study. The rest of the "Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology" is devoted to a book-by-book (Genesis through Revelation) presentation of the most significant archaeological discoveries that enhance our understanding of the biblical text, including a section on the intertestamental period. A rich array of visual images including photos of excavations sites, coins, maps, artifacts, and historic structures allows readers to immerse themselves in the world of the Bible. This monumental work gives readers the opportunity to visit ancient sites and historical places while remaining in the comfort of their own home. Exceptionally well organized and thoroughly 'reader friendly' in presentation, "Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology" is unreservedly and enthusiastically recommended as a core addition to professional, community, church, seminary, and academic library Biblical Archaeology collections and supplemental studies reading lists. It should be noted for students, academicians, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $28.99).

Solomon's Temple and Palace
Yosef Garfinkel & Madeleine Mumcuoglu
Biblical Archaeology Society Press
4710 - 41st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016-1700
www.biblicalarchaeology.org
9789657027301, $50.00, HC, 232pp, www.amazon.com

Solomon's Temple also known as the First Temple and royal palace from the Hebrew Bible have been a riddle for millennia. Biblical descriptions of these structures have proven difficult to interpret. "Solomon's Temple and Palace: New Archaeological Discoveries" is the collaborative work of Yosef Garfinkel (Yigael Yadin Chair of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Director of the excavations at Lachish) and Dr. Madeleine Mumcuoglu (who participated in the Qeiyafa and Lachish excavation) have unlocked the meaning of enigmatic Biblical passages, thanks to the discovery of a small stone Temple model at Khirbet Qeiyafa. In "Solomon's Temple and Palace: New Archaeological Discoveries", Garfinkel and Mumcuoglu provide a new understanding of the Biblical descriptions, allowing a new representation of Solomon's Temple and palace as has never been seen before. Profusely illustrated throughout, the informed and informative text is organized into six major chapters and a conclusion (The royal Acropolis in Jerusalem). Enhanced with two pages of Notes and a four page Bibliography, making this a truly exceptionally and core addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library Biblical Archaeology collections and supplemental studies reading lists.


The Mystery/Suspense Shelf

The Shadow List
Todd Moss
G. P. Putnam's Sons
c/o Penguin Group USA
375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
www.penguin.com
9780399175947, $26.99, HC, 368pp, www.amazon.com

Most people disregard the scam email promising a windfall and wonder how anybody fall for those things? But it is a very serious matter because it is one of the biggest organized crime rackets in the world -- it can become deadly. Now the State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker has fallen right into the middle of it. The disappearance of a young American in London sends Ryker into the heart of a corruption scandal in Nigeria, at the same time his CIA agent wife Jessica finds herself chasing a Russian master criminal known as the Bear. Unknown to either of them, they are pulling at two ends of the same lethal thread, a staggeringly vicious enterprise of piracy, extortion, and murder. The world is messy and dangerous, Jessica warns her husband. More dangerous than you know. But he is about to find out. Author Todd Moss is a master of the international crime genre and "The Shadow List" is his extraordinary novel that is a truly gripping read from cover to cover. This original, deftly crafted, and compelling novel is unreservedly recommended, especially for community library International Mystery/Suspense collections. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of dedicated mystery/suspense buffs that "The Shadow List" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $13.99).


The Fiction Shelf

How to Find Love in a Bookshop
Veronica Henry
Pamela Dorman Books
c/o Penguin Group USA
375 Hudson Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10014
www.penguin.com
9780735223493, $25.00, HC, 352pp, www.amazon.com

Nightingale Books, is a little bookshop that is nestled on the main street in an idyllic little village -- and a dream come true for dedicated book lovers. Indeed, Nightingale Books is a cozy haven and welcoming getaway for the literary-minded locals. But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open after her beloved father's death, and the temptation to sell is getting stronger. The property developers are circling, yet Emilia's loyal customers have become like family, and she can't imagine breaking the promise she made to her father to keep the store alive. There's Sarah, owner of the stately Peasebrook Manor, who has used the bookshop as an escape in the past few years, but it now seems there's a very specific reason for all those frequent visits. Next is roguish Jackson, who, after making a complete mess of his marriage, now looks to Emilia for advice on books for the son he misses so much. And the forever shy Thomasina, who runs a pop-up restaurant for two in her tiny cottage - she has a crush on a man she met in the cookbook section, but can hardly dream of working up the courage to admit her true feelings. Presenting Emilia and an unforgettable cast of customers whose lives she has touched, and the books they all cherish, "How to Find Love in a Bookshop" is an extraordinarily entertaining read from cover to cover, and reveals author Veronica Henry's impressive gift as a novelist able to craft the kind of novel that will linger in the mind and memory long after the book has been finished and set back upon the shelf. While unreservedly recommended for community library General Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "How to Find Love in a Bookshop" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $12.99).


The Biography Shelf

Our Year of War
Daniel P. Bolger
Da Capo Press
c/o Perseus Book Group
250 W. 57th St., Suite 1500, New York, NY 10107
www.perseusbooksgroup.com
9780306903267 $28.00 hc / $17.99 Kindle amazon.com

Thirty-five year Army veteran Daniel Bolger presents Our Year of War, a unique true-life story focusing on the 1968 Vietnam war experience of two brothers - Chuck Hagel, who would later become America's Secretary of Defense, and his brother Tom Hagel. Chuck Hagel supported the war in Vietnam; Tom Hagel despised it. Both brothers served in war, including during the Tet Offensive, and each saved the other's life under fire. Several pages of inset black-and-white photographic plates illustrates this captivating, expertly researched, and thoroughly immersive saga. A vivid glimpse into the tumultuous past, a divided America, and the sweltering jungles of war-torn Vietnam, Our Year of War is highly recommended for public and college library military shelves and personal reading lists.


The Political Science Shelf

The Handy American Government Answer Book
Gina Misiroglu
Visible Ink Press
43311 Joy Rd., #414, Canton, MI 48187-2075
www.visibleinkpress.com
c/o Publisher's Group West (dist.)
9781578596393 $21.95 pbk / $18.99 Kindle amazon.com

The Handy American Government Answer Book: How Washington, Politics, and Elections Work lives up to its title as a reader-friendly guide to the how America's government operates. Written in an accessible question-and-answer format, The Handy Government Answer Book covers the U.S. Constitution, the three branches of government, public interest groups, political parties, campaigns and elections, and much more. "Q: What is federalism? A: In its simplest definition, federalism is a form of government in which a written constitution divides governmental powers between a central government and several regional governments. In the United States, federalism is the constitutional arrangement that divides sovereignty, or governmental authority, between the national and state governments, each of which enforces its own laws directly on its citizens..." The Handy American Government Answer Book is a "must- read" for every American, and a "must-have" for public library collections. Highly recommended!


The Health/Medicine Shelf

CBD: A Patient's Guide to Medical Cannabis
Leonard Leinow and Juliana Birnbaum
North Atlantic Books
2526 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-2607
www.northatlanticbooks.com
9781623171834 $21.95 pbk / $14.95 Kindle amazon.com

Thoroughly accessible to readers of all backgrounds, CBD: A Patient's Guide to Medical Cannabis is a guide to CBD-dominant cannabis. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a component of cannabis that can effectively treat seizures, pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, arthritis, and other issues - without necessarily inducing the euphoric "high" associated with THC. Chapters discuss different forms of CBD medicine including oil infusions, tinctures, capsules, topicals, and extracts; dosage suggestions; potential side effects and contraindications; case studies; interviews with doctors who prescribe cannabidiol products; and even the use of CBD to treat animals. Of particular note are suggestions as to how CBD may be used to fight the opioid epidemic, since opioids - which are often prescribed as painkillers - are notoriously addictive and cause thousands of deaths from overdose each year. CBD: A Patient's Guide to Medical Cannabis is a "must-have" for public and college library Health/Medicine collections, highly recommended.


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