LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, March 15, 2018

An excellent translation that will appeal to medieval enthusiasts, fans of chivalric romance, and French literature; this comprehensive, unflinching narrative and analytical treatment of President Carter is essential; fans of space travel, NASA, and engineering ingenuity will find this highly engaging; a tribute to the underacknowledged female pioneers of technology
Below is a list of Nonfiction titles to be reviewed in the March 15, 2018, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience. Starred reviews are indicated with **. Publishers: Please remember to send us one finished copy of each book that is scheduled for review (i.e., all of the forthcoming titles listed below) if you initially submitted a galley or bound manuscript. Our reviewers are not paid, and we like to send a finished copy of the reviewed book as a thank you. Materials should be mailed to: Library Journal, 123 William Street, Suite 802, New York, NY 10038. CALL FOR REVIEWERS: LJ is seeking reviewers in the following subject areas: e-Original Romance (contact Bette-Lee Fox bfox@mediasourceinc.com); Technothrillers, Historical Fiction, popular African American fiction (Terry McMillan, Eric Jerome Dickey, Mary Monroe; contact Wilda Williams, wwilliams@mediasourceinc.com); Graphic Novels (contact Annalisa Pešek apesek@mediaourceinc.com); Crafts/DIY (art instruction, crafts, fiber crafts, interior design; contact Amanda Mastrull amstrull@mediasourceinc.com); Performing Arts and Health/Medicine (contact Liz French, efrench@mediasourceinc.com); and Reference and Professional Media (contact Mahnaz Dar mdar@mediasourceinc.com). To fill out an application, visit ow.ly/tDNC30iLfCV.



Art Instruction

Glynn, Kathy. Hand Lettering Step by Step: Techniques & Projects To Express Yourself Creatively. Get Creative 6. Feb. 2018. 144p. illus. index. ISBN 9781942021858. pap. $19.95. ART INSTRUCTION


Big Book of Weekend Beading. CompanionHouse. Mar. 2018. 192p. ed. by Jean Power. illus. index. ISBN 9781620082829. pap. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781620082836. CRAFTS **Goldin, Amy. Flowstones: Beautiful Creations from Polymer Clay. Countryman. Feb. 2018. 144p. illus. ISBN 9781682681244. $14.95;ebk. ISBN 9781682681251. CRAFTS


Dawidowski, Marion & Ingrid Moras. Concrete Creations: 45 Easy-To-Make Gifts and Accessories. Search. Jan. 2018. 128p. tr. from German. illus. ISBN 9781782215851. pap. $15.95. DIY **Johnson, Samantha. Chicken DIY: 20 Fun-To-Make Projects for Happy and Healthy Chickens. CompanionHouse. Jan. 2018. 192p. illus. photos by Daniel Johnson. index. ISBN 9781620082300. pap. $19.99. DIY

Fiber Crafts

60 Quick Knits for Beginners: Easy Projects for New Knitters in 220 Superwash® from Cascade Yarns®. Sixth&Spring. (60 Quick Knits). Mar. 2018. 176p. illus. index. ISBN 9781942021872. pap. $17.95. FIBER CRAFTS Goldsworthy, Lynne. Quick & Easy Quilts: 20 Machine Quilting Projects. Taunton. Jan. 2018. 128p. illus. photos by Jan Baldwin. ISBN 9781631869143. pap. $19.95. FIBER CRAFTS **Stowell, Lauren & Abby Cox. The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking: How To Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them with Style. Page Street. 2017. 240p. illus. index. ISBN 9781624144530. pap. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781624144547. FIBER CRAFTS

Fine Arts

Nielsen, Christina with others. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Guide. Yale Univ. 2017. 216p. illus. index. ISBN 9780300226478. pap. $20. FINE ARTS Phillips, Lisa. New Museum: 40 Years New. Phaidon. 2017. 240p. illus. ISBN 9780714875255. FINE ARTS


Clark, Katherine. My Exaggerated Life: Pat Conroy. Univ. of South Carolina. Mar. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9781611179071. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9781611179088. LIT **Robert the Devil: The First Modern English Translation of Robert le Diable, an Anonymous French Romance of the Thirteenth Century. Pennsylvania State Univ. Feb. 2018. 168p. tr. from Old French by Samuel N. Rosenberg. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780271080161. pap. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9780271081885. LIT **Thompson, Laura. Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life. Pegasus. Mar. 2018. 544p. notes. index. ISBN 9781681776538. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781681777115. LIT

Performing Arts

DeYoung, Bill. Phil Gernhard, Record Man. Univ. Pr. of Florida. Mar. 2018. 189p. photos. discog. notes. ISBN 9780813056777. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9780813063423. MUSIC Dylan on Dylan: Interviews and Encounters. Chicago Review. (Musicians in Their Own Words). May 2018. 592p. ed. by Jeff Burger. index. ISBN 9780912777429. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780912777443. MUSIC Fritz, Ben. The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies. Houghton Harcourt. Mar. 2018. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9780544789760. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780544789777. FILM Georges, Kat. Three Somebodies: Plays About Notorious Dissidents. Three Rooms. Mar. 2018. 192p. illus. ISBN 9781941110546. pap. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781941110553. THEATER Graham, Sandra Jean. Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry. Univ. of Illinois. Feb. 2018. 352p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780252041631. $99; pap. ISBN 9780252083273. $29.95. MUSIC **Mann, Robert. A Passionate Journey. East End. Feb. 2018. 336p. illus. ISBN 9780997530445. $18.95; ebk. ISBN 9780997530452. MUSIC **Sklaroff, Lauren Rebecca. Red Hot Mama: The Life of Sophie Tucker. Univ. of Texas. Apr. 2018. 300p. photos. notes. ISBN 9781477312360. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781477316344. MUSIC Smyth, J.E. Nobody’s Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood. Oxford Univ. Apr. 2018. 328p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780190840822. $29.95. FILM


Blackburn, Simon. On Truth. Oxford Univ. Jul. 2018. 144p. notes. index. ISBN 9780190867218. pap. $12.95. PHIL


Xie, Jenny. Eye Level. Graywolf. Apr. 2018. 80p. ISBN 9781555978020. pap. $16. POETRY

Spirituality & Religion

Douthat, Ross. To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism. S. & S. Mar. 2018. 256p. notes. ISBN 9781501146923. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501146947. REL **Todd Peters, Rebecca. Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice. Beacon. Apr. 2018. 248p. notes. index. ISBN 9780807069981. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780807069998. REL

Sports & Recreation

Thomsen, Ian. The Soul of Basketball: The Epic Showdown Between Lebron, Kobe, Doc, and Dirk That Saved the NBA. Houghton Harcourt. Apr. 2018. 352p. index. ISBN 9780547746517. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780547746890. SPORTS


Health & Medicine

Donlan, Christian. The Inward Empire: Mapping the Wilds of Mortality and Fatherhood. Little, Brown. Jun. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780316509367. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316509350. HEALTH Epstein, Randi Hutter. Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything. Norton. Jun. 2018. 272p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780393239607. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393651119. HEALTH


Coleman, Melissa. The Minimalist Kitchen: 100 Wholesome Recipes, Essential Tools, and Efficient Techniques. Oxmoor House. Apr. 2018. 272p. photos. index. ISBN 9780848755263. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780848757212. COOKING Disbrowe, Paula. Food52 Any Night Grilling: 60 Ways To Fire Up Dinner (and More). Ten Speed: Crown. Mar. 2018. 224p. photos. index. ISBN 9781524758967. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781524758974. COOKING Heaton, Patricia. Patricia Heaton’s Food for Family and Friends: 100 Favorite Recipes for a Busy, Happy Life. Morrow. Feb. 2018. 256p. photos. index. ISBN 9780062672445. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062672483. COOKING America’s Test Kitchen Eds. How To Roast Everything: A Game-Changing Guide to Building Flavor in Meat, Vegetables, and More. America’s Test Kitchen. Feb. 2018. 416p. photos. index. ISBN 9781945256226. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781945256233. COOKING **Hunt, Lindsay Maitland. Healthyish: A Cookbook with Seriously Satisfying, Truly Simple, Good-For-You (But Not Too Good-For-You) Recipes for Real Life. Abrams. Jan. 2018. 256p. photos. index. ISBN 9781419726569. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683351245. COOKING **Peterson, James. Sauces: Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making. 4th ed. Houghton Harcourt. 2017. 688p. photos. index. ISBN 9780544819825. $60; ebk. ISBN 9780544819832. COOKING Selengut, Becky. Good Fish: 100 Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the Pacific Coast. Sasquatch. Mar. 2018. 336p. photos. index. ISBN 9781632171078. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781632171085. COOKING

Home Economics

Barr, Luke. Ritz and Escoffier: The Hotelier, The Chef, and the Rise of the Leisure Class. Clarkson Potter: Crown. Apr. 2018. 320p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780804186292. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780804186308. COOKING Bastianich, Lidia Matticchio. My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food. Knopf. Apr. 2018. 352p. photos. notes. ISBN 9781524731618. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781524731625. HOME ECON Lee, Edward. Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey To Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine. Artisan. Apr. 2018. 304p. illus. ISBN 9781579657383. $27.50; ebk. ISBN 9781579658519. COOKING


**Brusatte, Steve. The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World. Morrow. Apr. 2018. 416p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780062490421. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062490452. SCI George, Carole. The Lambs: My Father, a Farm, and the Gift of a Flock of Sheep. St. Martin’s. Apr. 2018. 304p. photos. maps. notes. ISBN 9781250113528. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250113535. SCI **Hargrove, Brantley. The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras. S. & S. Apr. 2018. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9781476796093. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476796116. NAT HIST Heinrich, Bernd. A Naturalist at Large: The Best Essays of Bernd Heinrich. Houghton Harcourt. May 2018. 304p. illus. index. ISBN 9780544986831. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780544986879. NAT HIST Jones, Lucy. The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them). Doubleday. Jun. 2018. 256p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780385542708. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385542715. NAT HIST


Davenport, Christian. The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos. PublicAffairs: Perseus. Apr. 2018. 320p. notes. index. ISBN 9781610398299. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781610398305. TECH Evans, Claire L. Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet. Portfolio. Mar. 2018. 288p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780735211759. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780735211766. TECH Tenner, Edward. The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do. Knopf. Apr. 2018. 320p. notes. index. ISBN 9781400041398. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780525520306. TECH

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