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Conquering the Pacific: An Unknown Mariner and the Final Great Voyage of the Age of Discovery

A vivid tale of adventure and discovery that will draw in all history lovers. Reséndez’s skillful writing is fast-paced, inviting, and descriptive, setting this book apart.
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Public Citizens: The Attack on Big Government and the Remaking of American Liberalism

This important book will be useful for students of late 20th-century politics and society, and of the legacy of public interest movements..
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The Van Gogh Sisters

Buy where fine art, feminism, group biographies of women, or biographies like Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith’s Van Gogh: The Life are popular.

The State Must Provide: Why America’s Colleges Have Always Been Unequal—and How To Set Them Right

Profound and thought-provoking, this work is recommended for anyone who wants to understand the structural inequities of the U.S. educational system.

King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B. B. King

With this fast-moving, informative, evenhanded, and exhaustive biography, de Visé vividly captures King’s life.
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Creativity: A Toolkit for Academic Libraries

Academic library administrators who hope to promote proactive innovative change in their libraries will find this a valuable read.

Still Mad: American Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination

Highly recommended for anyone interested in American literature or women’s studies.
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Faculty-Librarian Collaborations: Integrating the Information Literacy Framework into Disciplinary Courses

Highly recommended for instruction and liaison librarians at academic libraries. Instruction librarians will especially appreciate the detailed lesson plans, complete with learning outcomes, necessary materials, and more. Readers interested in library instruction lesson plans should also consider Ray Pun and Meggan Houlihan’s The First-Year Experience Cookbook.
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Create Beautiful: A Chic Coloring and Artist-Inspiration Book

Fledgling artists may have a love-it-or-leave-it approach to the vivid and vibrant aesthetic of the craft projects included in this book, but fans (and there are many) of the company’s glittery artistic vision who want to recreate this sparkling experience for themselves will be delighted.
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The Generals’ Civil War: What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today

Cushman never fully demonstrates his argument that Civil War memoirs led to the emphasis on individual actors, rather than the collective people, as the touchstones of Americans’ reflections on their “self” thereafter. Regardless, this deep analysis of the process of creating and selling the memoir’s persona and form adds new insight to the subject of the Civil War memoir. A fascinating tour de force of scholarship.

Starstruck: My Unlikely Road to Hollywood

Looking for TMZ trash talk on the stars? Look elsewhere. This is strictly G-rated and great fun.
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How To Have a Kid and a Life: A Survival Guide

Helpful for readers navigating the changes parenthood has brought to career and lifestyle.
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Amazing Glaze Recipes and Combinations: 200+ Surefire Finishes for Low-Fire, Mid-Range, and High-Fire Pottery

This is a worthy resource for artisans wishing to expand their knowledge of pottery glazes. Explanations are clear, and the photographs of finished pieces might inspire readers to advance their skills. Experienced ceramists especially will find useful information in this comprehensive work, to take their pottery to a higher level of artistry.
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Food Inequalities

Allen aggregates much information and describes pervasive, distressing connections between food and systemic social inequality; the book’s ambitious but unscholarly approach, however, contrasts with such scholarly treatments as Alison Hope Alkon’s Cultivating Food Justice.
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Integrated Dog Training: The Commonsense Visual Guide to Training Any Dog

For readers seeking a get-it-done training manual, this inexpensive, thorough guidebook offers exceptional guidance without a lot of distraction. Appropriate for all audiences.

Paradise: One Town’s Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire

The definitive story of an American tragedy and a notable cautionary tale of climate change, corporate negligence, and insufficient planning. Highly recommended.
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The 3 M’s of Fearless Digital Parenting: Proven Tools To Help You Raise Smart and Savvy Online Kids

This book may help parents gain confidence as they navigate the sometimes-choppy waters of children’s technology use.
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Water: A Biography

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Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner

Porowski delivers clear recipes for speedy, tasty food in an attractive book. While there is no shortage of cookbooks on this subject, this resource has enough substance to be worthwhile for anyone seeking weeknight meal ideas and will be particularly appealing to Porowski’s fans.
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The Overparenting Solution: Raising Resourceful Children To Meet Today’s Challenges

Solid ideas for moving away from overparenting.
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Private Gardens of the Pacific Northwest

Browsing through this lushly illustrated book is like spending a day exploring secret spaces. Most readers won’t be able to cultivate dream gardens like these, but anyone will be able to find inspiration for their own garden here.

The Heroine with 1001 Faces

A necessary and compelling read for scholars, activists, and storytellers interested in inclusive revisions to the hero’s canon.

Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey To End Gender Violence

With searing insight, Hill shows how much and how little things have changed since 1991. Her book gives hope, inspires activism, and discourages complacency.
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Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing

Recommended for public library collections.
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What White Parents Should Know about Transracial Adoption: An Adoptee’s Perspective on Its History, Nuances, and Practices

A much-needed volume from an adoptee’s perspective; sure to be a must-read for parents who adopt. Recommend alongside Nicole Chung’s memoir All You Can Ever Know.
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The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Dad: Your Essential Manual for Being an Awesome Full-Time Father

A helpful and enjoyable read for the growing population of dads at home, in a market saturated with books for moms.
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The Mountbattens: The Lives and Loves of Dickie and Edwina Mountbatten

For fans of any of the iterations of the Windsor story; an absorbing biography of important figures that will generate a lot of interest.
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Wild Days: Outdoor Play for Young Adventurers

In full color, with step-by-step instructions, Irvine’s guide will no doubt inspire hours of fun outside.
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All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler

Donner’s meticulous research and novelist’s sensibility make for a riveting biography of a remarkable and brave woman; there’s also good insight into the German Resistance. Readers of Erik Larson’s biography In the Garden of Beasts will appreciate Donner’s different perspective on the same historical events and figures. Recommended to all who enjoy engaging narrative nonfiction.

An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits & Nuts: The U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection

A unique, beautifully crafted work that will resonate with artists, gardeners, botanists, farmers, growers, agricultural students, and anyone interested in fruit and nut trivia.
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Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood

A devastating story of loss that becomes a story of societal resilience; essential reading for anyone seeking insight on gun violence.

How To Make an Apple Pie from Scratch: In Search of the Recipe for Our Universe, from the Origins of Atoms to the Big Bang

Cliff is an expert writer who artfully takes on a complex subject in a comprehensible, entertaining, and humorous manner. He even describes his own childhood attempt to uncover the chemical composition of an apple pie. This fascinating work is highly recommended.

Social Justice Parenting: How To Raise Compassionate, Anti-Racist, Justice-Minded Kids in an Unjust World

Baxley’s meaty book is sure to provoke thought and positive dialogue; a must-read.

Liberty Is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution

Holton’s exhaustive, masterfully written chronicle demonstrates that the Revolution was much more than a movement instigated by the political ideologies of a handful of elite, revered (although flawed) Founding Fathers against the British parliament and king. This book will be pivotal for scholars and requested by American history enthusiasts.
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The Star Builders: Nuclear Fusion and the Race To Power the Planet

Turrell’s enthusiasm for the topic, as well as his clear and easy-to-understand explanations of the physics involved in nuclear fusion, make this a thought-provoking read for anyone interested in learning about the cutting-edge technology that’s being applied to solving the climate crisis.
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Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, and How To Be an Ally

Ladau has written an essential resource that readers can refer to at any time, browsing chapters individually or reading straight through. A must for libraries and fans of Disability Visibility, by Alice Wong.
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Dance or Die: From Stateless Refugee to International Ballet Star

An important story about the transformative power of the arts, and the generational struggles of being a refugee.

Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement

Painful and personal, yet beautiful and necessary, this book deserves to be read for its political significance and literary merit. Burke’s writing shines when she describes finding her voice as an aspiring activist.

The Lost Café Schindler: One Family, Two Wars, and the Search for Truth

A must-read work of narrative nonfiction that’s highly recommended for readers of memoirs or 20th-century European history.

Colonial America: Facts and Fiction

Thoroughly researched, clearly written, and eye-opening in major and minor ways, this book will be valuable not only to academics but to all readers.
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Responding to Rapid Change in Libraries: A User Experience Approach

A quick read that encourages accepting uncertainty and imperfect results to build resilience. Will appeal broadly to librarians, particularly those in management and leadership positions.

Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World

Spanning the intersection of science, politics, and memoir, Hayhoe’s debut offers guidance on what readers can do to effect change.

The Failed Promise: Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

Recommended for readers who enjoy 19th-century history or presidential studies, and those seeking to understand the failures of Reconstruction. This thorough account adds a much-needed perspective on Reconstruction and Johnson’s presidency; it speaks to the ongoing battles over voting rights and racism.
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Jackie Robinson: A Life in American History

Readers interested in history, sports, and Robinson (whether as an athlete or for his work beyond baseball) will learn much from this worthwhile book.
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The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century

This exceptionally well-written collection is among the most insightful works yet about sex in modern culture. It effectively merges academic analysis with lived experience in an accessible read that will interest readers from diverse professional and personal backgrounds.
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The Presidency

An excellent, balanced resource for high schoolers and undergraduates that’s also accessible to the generalist. Even political junkies with in-depth knowledge of the topic will glean much from the material.
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The Night the Lights Went Out: A Memoir of Life After Brain Damage

Fascinating, with wonderful digressions on human anatomy, medical science, and technological advancements in assistive devices. A must-read memoir for anyone seeking answers to their own medical mysteries or navigating the world post-trauma. Magary’s writing will draw in longtime fans and new readers.

Copyright Policies and Workflows in Libraries: A Concise Handbook

Featuring samples of procedures and policies, this volume provides a wealth of information for all librarians dealing with copyright.
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American Musicals in Context: From the American Revolution to the 21st Century

Capitalizing on the immense popularity of Hamilton, Greenfield introduces musical theater buffs and students of history to potentially lesser-known productions that form an accessible time line of U.S. history, exploring war, racial and gender inequality, capitalism, and generational discord.
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Carrie Mae Weems

This is a well-researched, intriguing monograph about Weems that will be helpful to anyone researching her art and interesting to any reader who wants to think about the function and construction of beauty within society.
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Rigged Justice: How the College Admissions Scandal Ruined an Innocent Man’s Life

Detailed and compelling, though not as nuanced as it could have been, this memoir unearths particulars of the scandal that casual news readers may have missed. It will appeal most to readers with a strong interest in the Varsity Blues scandal.

The Beginner’s Guide to Wheel Throwing: A Complete Course for the Potter’s Wheel

Libraries, teaching studios, and aspiring potters should all have this book on hand.
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Ratchetdemic: Reimagining Academic Success

This engaging book makes its points clearly and effectively; even readers with decades of classroom experience will come away with new knowledge and perspectives. A must-read for educators, students, parents, and anyone with a vested interest in an equal education system.
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Why Is My Child in Charge? A Roadmap To End Power Struggles, Increase Cooperation, and Find Joy in Parenting Young Children

This helpful resource posits that shifting one’s mindset can help parents see conflicts objectively and identify causes; its tactics should equip parents to center their needs and their child’s.
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Scottish Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond

Lovers of Scottish history and readers searching for their Scottish roots will find an abundance of resources to keep them busy.
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The Best Most Awful Job: Twenty Writers Talk Honestly about Motherhood

With the diversity of perspectives represented here, readers are sure to learn from or find solidarity in at least some of these experiences of motherhood.
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Eloquence of the Sardine: Extraordinary Encounters Beneath the Sea

For people who love the aquatic world and those who aspire to.

Don’t Forget Us Here

This unvarnished memoir will grip readers and anger them; a decisive contribution to the continuing reappraisal of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump

An essential work that encapsulates the trajectory of American politics in the first two decades of the 21st century, and the lasting impact on everyday life.
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The Complete Collections Assessment Manual: A Holistic Approach

Recommended for librarians who work with collections, or for instructors who are interested in adopting this work as a teaching tool.
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Color Scheme: An Irreverent History of Art and Pop Culture in Color Palettes

A visually pleasing palette of colors and artworks. At times, the book is a bit too deep or ethereal for the everyday reader, not unlike walking through an art museum. But that isn’t reason enough to deny this book a spot on any public library’s shelves.
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About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks

An interesting book for world history readers, especially those interested in the history of science or art.
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Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul

Witkowski does an admirable job covering an extraordinary life. Her book will appeal first to people of faith, but jazz lovers will find it valuable too.

The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans

Barnett’s in-depth and lively narrative about seashells crosses disciplines, from architecture to neuroscience to alternative energy. A delightful, informative, and momentous read for both enthusiasts and readers who’ve never picked up a shell.

Training Research Consultants: A Guide for Academic Libraries

An invaluable resource for academic librarians who rely on peer tutors and trainers, or who are considering such a program.
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Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in America: A Reference Handbook

Well organized and easy to use, the work is a good starting point for information on executive, legislative, and judicial actions taken over the last 200 years to protect and insure individual civil rights. It strikes a strong balance between basic information and specialized content and is an effective resource for students and general readers.
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Competing with Idiots: Herman and Joe Mankiewicz, a Dual Portrait

Movie fans and viewers of the recent Netflix film Mank will give two thumbs up to this carefully crafted, fascinating account of two legendary Hollywood figures.
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Forever Free: A True Story of Hope in the Fight for Child Literacy

Bailey’s book is recommended for anyone who has an interest in improving literacy rates or who enjoys narratives of individuals overcoming obstacles to bring a vision to fruition. Directors of small nonprofit organizations will be able to relate to the successes and frustrations Bailey experiences, including the adjustments required by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alpha: Eddie Gallagher and the War for the Soul of the Navy SEALs

This often-gripping narrative will appeal to readers interested in U.S. military courts’ prosecution of war crimes, or the mindsets of combatants in modern warfare.
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Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist

Ribot is not only a gifted musician but also a talented wordsmith, and this quirky volume will appeal to music aficionados who appreciate strong writing with observational, intelligent, and provocative themes.

The Life and Zen Haiku Poetry of Santoka Taneda

One can hardly imagine a more accessible or authentic introduction to a remarkable seeker whose life and art were indistinguishable, nor a more essential addition to any collection of world literature.

Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir

With its extensive bibliography, index, lavish photos, and dozens of films ranging from the obscure to the well-known, this title will please newcomers to noir and hard-core fans who can’t get enough of Muller’s Noir Alley intros and outros.

Immortal Axes: Guitars That Rock

Rock’s popularity has lately been eclipsed by rap and electronic dance music, but Johnson enthusiastically reminds readers about the dominance of raging, explosive electric guitars and the fiery guitarists who helped define music during the last half of the 20th century.
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Seeing Ghosts

Chow’s book is an important and welcome addition to a growing catalogue of memoirs by a new generation of Asian American writers, including Michelle Zauner’s Crying in H Mart and Anna Qu’s Made in China.

The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet

A must-buy for public or secondary school library collections.
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Dirty Works: Obscenity on Trial in America’s First Sexual Revolution

Although this book does not aim to be a biography, it would have been useful to provide more background information on Ernst and his colleagues. Still, readers interested in 20th-century U.S. history, civil liberties litigation, Ernst and his legal colleagues, birth control, or the cultural basis of obscenity laws will find this book worthwhile.
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The Crisis in America’s Criminal Courts: Improving Criminal Justice Outcomes by Transforming Decision-Making

Replete with statistics and references, this engaging, compelling book will appeal to both lay and professional readers.
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Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern

Based on a series of Beard’s lectures, this lavishly illustrated volume will be accessible and interesting to a wide variety of readers; a must-read for anyone interested in classics or art history
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Pack the Court! Defense of Supreme Court Expansion

While unabashedly partisan, Feldman’s work is a must-read in the present debate. It offers keen analysis of more than a half-century of the court’s anti-democratic ideological bent.
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Pure Narco: One Man’s True Story of 25 Years Inside the Cartels

Readers who enjoyed Jordan Belfort’s The Wolf of Wall Street may be interested in the debauchery of this book, but its greater appeal will be limited.

Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights

Chemerinsky provides an insightful primer for understanding the judicial decisions that support the United States’ prevailing authoritarian, paramilitary, racist approach to policing. He points out problems but also lays out steps to overcoming the Supreme Court’s consistent failure. A thoughtful, provocative, and instructive must-read for anyone concerned with justice and domestic tranquility.
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Some Kids Left Behind: A Survivor’s Fight for Health Care in the Wake of 9/11

Nordstrom’s detailed narrative offers a balance of seriousness and humor that will enlighten and inspire readers; it belongs on the shelves of every public and school library..
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Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP

Though the narrative is occasionally slowed by an overabundance of detail, the depth of Fader's research and the uniqueness of Antetokounmpo's story make this a compelling read. Basketball fans will love it all, especially with Giannis becoming a star player for the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us about Wisdom, Persistence, and Strength

Armas’s gift for storytelling and in-depth research in Latine theology make for an account that’s accessible for lay readers as well as religion scholars interested in Christian theology through the lens of Indigenous knowledge systems. For public and academic libraries focused on inclusive, representational theological collection development.
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Racing the Clock: Running Across a Lifetime

A beautiful meditation on the author’s lifelong connections with nature and running, and the inevitable end of those relationships. Readers who enjoyed Heinrich’s other books will find, and welcome, the familiar themes of his extraordinary life.

The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World

An insightful book about the wide-reaching effects of Kaepernick’s protests. This book is highly recommended and is necessary reading for all, especially those who want to make a difference in promoting social justice, equity, and inclusion, and end police brutality.
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The Master: The Brilliant Career of Roger Federer

This comprehensive portrait will thrill tennis fans and will also draw in and capture readers unfamiliar with Federer or professional tennis. An essential addition to sports and biography collections.
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Concepcion: An Immigrant Family’s Fortunes

Samaha’s memoir of his family’s experience is a clear, moving, and powerful rumination on what it means to be an immigrant. Recommended for biography readers or for those wanting to read about the experiences of one immigrant family.

The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars, and Caliphs

There’s no study more masterful than Baer’s on the lengthy rule of the Ottoman Empire, from its founding in the 13th century to its collapse in 1924. Baer is especially skilled at presenting extensive information in an engaging and accessible way.

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The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War

Complete with American and Afghan viewpoints, Whitlock’s book is a dense, nuanced analysis that will likely become an invaluable source for researchers and a valuable addition to military history collections at public and academic libraries.

Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice

An excellent book for anyone concerned with health, community, or the environment. The accessible writing will draw readers in.
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I Live a Life Like Yours

An honest look at the complexities of being human no matter how one’s body functions. Grue’s reflections on life will spark the interest of all readers of literary nonfiction.

Brothers on Three: A True Story of Family, Resistance, and Hope on a Reservation in Montana

In addition to being great sports journalism that will touch anyone who loves high school sports, Streep’s book will appeal to readers interested in histories of generational trauma. The focus on high school life and basketball gives it YA appeal.

Colombiana: A Rediscovery of Recipes and Rituals from the Soul of Colombia

An inviting cookbook from a chef on the rise. Home cooks new to Colombian cuisine will be engaged by Velásquez's welcoming voice and varied menu options.

The Gallery of Miracles and Madness: Insanity, Modernism, and Hitler’s War on Art

A moving account of art and mental illness in Nazi Germany. English’s accessible, inviting writing will draw in readers interested in personal perspectives of the Third Reich as well as aficionados of art history.

Floating in the Deep End: How Caregivers Can See Beyond Alzheimer’s

Davis is a wise, thoughtful, empathetic, skilled, graceful support for the many people facing AD in a loved one. A must-read.
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Nadiya Bakes: Over 100 Must-Try Recipes for Breads, Cakes, Biscuits, Pies, and More; A Baking Book

Like in her previous cookbooks, Hussain’s recipes are filled with flavor and creativity while also being effortlessly attainable by home bakers.

Let’s Make Dumplings! A Comic Book Cookbook

Like their previous cookbook, Amano and Becan’s latest will be welcomed by new and advanced cooks looking for fun approaches to the ever-popular dumpling.
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You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, the Long and Risky History of Medical Innovation

A well-written and informative look at the reality of medical advancement, including poignant examples of its often-fatal repercussions.
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Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health

Wen’s book, combining memoir with a discussion of major public health initiatives, is a refreshing take on the topic, one that addresses racial disparities in health care and recenters the conversation on why society needs public health initiatives, not just an overview of what those initiatives might be. Recommended for readers interested in health policy.
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