Brett Rohlwing

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Year of the Monkey

Fans of Smith’s extensive body of work and those who enjoy well-crafted personal narratives will find much to love in this brief and vibrant book.


Move on Up: Chicago Soul Music and Black Cultural Power

Cohen marries scholarly erudition with sincere musical affection in this intriguing look at Chicago soul.


Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show

For Presley devotees and readers who enjoy entertainment history.


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Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society

Frank's old-school, punching-up liberal style is much welcomed. There is no better introduction to his work than this easily consumed volume suitable for all readers.

Standoff: How America Became Ungovernable

While compelling, this book is slow to tie its various threads together and answer the central question. Overall useful and important, even if it does not quite close in on a clear conclusion. [See Prepub Alert, 12/4/17.]

Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock

Even though the book sprawls into areas such as Phish fandom, it mostly maintains its focus with tight chapters and a clever LP track organization scheme. Fans of the website Pitchfork will find lots to love. [See Prepub Alert, 11/27/17; "Editors' Spring Picks," LJ 2/1/18.]

Ninety Percent Mental: An All-Star Player Turned Mental Skills Coach Reveals the Hidden Game of Baseball

While not quite practical enough for self-help, readers interested in how professional athletes mentally prepare for big (and little) games will enjoy the stories shared.

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