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The Lost Boys: Inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave Experiment

This brilliant reexamination of a study that resonates today should interest scholars as well as undergraduate and graduate psychology students. Also consider Paige Rawl's memoir Positive, one of the best titles on bullying to date.

My Young Life

This story of the intellectual development of a budding writer is fascinating, funny, and a delight to read.

The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible

Highly recommended for individuals and all libraries.

This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else: Joy Division; The Oral History

Joy Division recorded only two albums but deserve to be better known. This title will appeal to anyone interested in punk, post-punk, and 1970s rock music.

Once a Wolf: The Science Behind Our Dogs' Astonishing Genetic Evolution

Rich in accessible analogies that deftly explain complex scientific concepts, this is a must-read for anybody who has wondered about the origins of humans' best friend.

Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir

A solid choice for fans of celebrity chef and pop culture memoirs. [See Prepub Alert, 10/29/18.]

Intentional Marketing

Library administrators and marketers will find here many useful strategies and ideas.

Antiracism: An Introduction

As an introduction to the intellectual history and political theory of antiracism, Zamalin's book is ideal for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students.

Invasive species

As the book jacket promises, "The result is gorgeous and gutting, rising to its own invocation."

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun To Play Itself Out?

Highly recommended for thoughtful audiences with a concern for life on our planet.

Then It Fell Apart

Only for hard-core Moby fans.

Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

Norris's experience is one few can match, making this a lively read. However, the author dives deep into the details, which may be distracting for some readers. Overall, this is a good choice for anyone who enjoys travel memoirs.

The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West

A worthwhile addition for environmental collections that will appeal to readers of regional literature.

The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation

An intriguing firsthand look at the nebulous justice meted out by necessities of time and the desire for closure, as seen through the focused lens of a seasoned journalist.

Broadway, Balanchine, and Beyond: A Memoir

Sills is a strong advocate for all things Balanchine while acknowledging there is room for legitimate criticism of his personal and professional approaches. Of most interest to dance enthusiasts, and suitable for all public libraries.

Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary: 375 Tinctures, Salves, Teas, Capsules, Oils, and Washes for Whole-Body Health and Wellness

A solid DIY herbal directory for the home medic and readers of herbalism and natural medicine.

The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America

Grandin's own ideas are in plain view; however, that should not distance readers interested in American history and the frontier from this insightful book. [See Prepub Alert, 9/10/18.]

What Matters Most: The Get Your Sh*T Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance, and Life's "What Ifs."

Reynolds provides not only sound counseling but a straightforward plan for when the unthinkable occurs. Sally Balch Hurme's Checklist for My Family is another excellent resource for end-of-life matters.

Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism

This vivid exploration of an important topic is a must-read for anyone interested in higher education and HBCUs in particular.

The Story of Britain: A History of the Great Ages; From the Romans to the Present

Strong succeeds in making British history a page-turner for general readers in this excellent introduction to the grand sweep of British history. The incisive language and short chapters allow readers to be absorbed in the story at their own leisure.

African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan

With fast-paced, action-packed writing, Lockley and Girard offer a new and important biography and an incredibly moving study of medieval Japan and solid perspective on its unification. Highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 10/15/18.]

All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters

From the football field to Hollywood and beyond, Namath claims his trademark flair and singular place in history with an autobiography that will be popular with several generations of readers.

Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer Is No

Supported by extensive factual material and fascinating personal anecdotes, this engaging work provides thorough insight into the varied and fruitful lives of non-moms.

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

An important book for all readers in these divisive times. [See Prepub Alert, 9/10/18.]

Honorable Exit: How a Few Brave Americans Risked All To Save Our Vietnamese Allies at the End of the War

Fans of military and U.S. history will revel in Clarke's expert storytelling, well-crafted re-creations, and research. [See Prepub Alert, 10/15/18.]

Defying Hitler: The Germans Who Resisted Nazi Rule

Highly recommended for those wishing to comprehend life in Nazi Germany and what courage it took not to surrender to authority. This masterful work will best serve general audiences and historians alike. [See Prepub Alert, 10/15/18.]

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Exhaustively researched and well argued, this volume will appeal to anyone curious about equality and social justice topics.

Chetna's Healthy Indian: Everyday Family Meals. Effortlessly Good for You

Vibrant photography, compact recipes, and straightforward preparation techniques make this title enticing for both beginning and experienced home cooks, though it could have been improved with the addition of a basic ingredient guide.

The Human Swarm: How Our Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall

Highly recommended for fans of Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose To Fail or Succeed and Yuval Harari's Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.

Gray Day: My Undercover Mission To Expose America's First Cyber Spy

Part memoir, part true-crime, this fast-paced work is recommended for anyone interested in cybersecurity, Cold War history, and espionage tales.

Hangdog Days: Conflict, Change, and the Race for 5.14

A fun read that is as much a history of the surprisingly tumultuous days of rock climbing in the 1980s as it is a travelog. At its heart, this is a memoir of friendship, youthfulness, and a grand adventure with limitless aspirations to do something different and exciting.

Revolutionary: George Washington at War

O'Connell debunks myths and explains motives, shortcomings, and misperceptions in this historical saga that will engage both general and academic readers.

The Martha Manual: How To Do (Almost) Everything

This most recent compendium provides everything one might expect from a Stewart manual—clean and elegant design along with detailed instructions. For everyone with similar DIY experiences, and anyone looking to get started.

Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum

Fans of popular physics books and authors will find this an accessible and informative read. [See Prepub Alert, 10/29/18.]

The Agitator: William Bailey and the First American Uprising Against Nazism

With parallels to today's ongoing conversations about activism, immigration, nationalism, and religious extremism, this newest work by Duffy is recommended for history buffs.

I'm Writing You from Tehran: A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Past and Their Country's Future

A wonderful choice for readers of history, current events, and fans of Marjane Satrapi's graphic memoir Persepolis. [See Prepub Alert, 9/109/18.]

Old Testament Ethics: A Guided Tour

The Old Testament is not a book of ethics, and Goldingay makes no attempt to develop a moral theory from it. Those interested in Old Testament theology will find his drawing out ethical implications from its stories and sayings engaging.

Worried? Science Investigates Some of Life's Common Concerns

Validated information that will assist readers in determining what is and isn't worth fretting about and how to mitigate the dangers.

Crash Course in Disaster Preparedness

An excellent tool for training and planning sessions for library staff, boards, and government officials.

Help Yourself Now: A Practical Guide to Finding the Information and Assistance You Need

An excellent reference for all libraries and counseling centers.

A Portrait in Four Movements: The Chicago Symphony Under Barenboim, Boulez, Haitink, and Muti

A charming addition for followers of orchestral music. Stream some of the CSO's many recordings—ideally listening to each conductor while reading his chapter—and enjoy.

Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World; Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, Virginia Woolf, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner

Highly recommended for both academic and general readers interested in women's literature and history.

An Arabian Journey: One Man's Quest Through the Heart of the Middle East

Ideal for those interested in Middle Eastern history, current events, or world history, as well as lovers of superlative writing.

The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality

Committed general and academic readers will benefit from taking in this well-written and -researched study in its entirety, partly for setting the Adams' legacy straight, and additionally for the implications the story has on modern politics.

The Tradition

Though many poems here risk intruding on some readers' comfort zones, Brown's uneasy fusion of art, conscience, eroticism, and rage—like any serious poetry worth close attention—aspires to greatness within the fragmented immediacies of our historical moment while suggesting a shared human destination: "A poem is a gesture toward home." [An editor's pick, LJ 2/19, p. 23.]

Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early): How Far Would You Go for Financial Freedom?

While Rieckens began his austere existence after a lifestyle of affluence, readers will benefit from the wisdom of saving today in the hope of a brighter tomorrow.

How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance

Not simply a onetime read, this collection offers those who wish to be invested in realizing the social justice of collective freedom a reference for daily consideration, discussion, inspiration, or instruction.

The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering Your Natural Awareness

An efficient, handy guide to mindfulness techniques for those already embracing the concept but who aren't sure they're doing it right.

Engaging Design: Creating Libraries for Modern Users

An additional purchase for librarians curious about library design.

Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap

An insightful, at times harrowing, chronicle of the ups and downs of marriage and the many roles we play in one another's lives.

The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest To Build the World's Greatest Library

Recommended for bibliophiles and history buffs alike. [See Prepub Alert, 9/10/18.]

The Players Ball: A Genius, a Con Man, and the Secret History of the Internet's Rise

Readers intrigued by the Internet's history and the laws that govern it will breeze through this sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always revealing narrative. See also Evan Ratliff's The Mastermind.

No Happy Endings

Spanning memoir and parenting, this supplemental purchase is best for large memoir collections; it can be read alongside the author's first book or on its own.

Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future

This important work should be read by those concerned about the environmental impacts of nuclear energy and climate change. [See Prepub Alert, 10/1/18.]

Dinner for Everyone: 100 Iconic Dishes Made 3 Ways

With a thoughtful and global range of recipes and clear instructions using easily available ingredients, this cleverly conceived cookbook is a winner for all types of cooks, especially those wishing to enhance their skills.

When the Irish Invaded Canada: The Incredible True Story of the Civil War Veterans Who Fought for Ireland's Freedom

This is solid popular history; fans of Irish historian Tim Pat Coogan will find it most enjoyable.

A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

Purnell's work is well researched, fast paced, and gives a captivating look at one of World War II's unsung heroes. This will interest readers intrigued by the history of espionage as well as women's and military history. [See Prepub Alert, 10/29/18.]

The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government To Bring Their Husbands Home

This unputdownable story of strength and determination is a must-read. [See Prepub Alert, 10/15/18.]

A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration

With poetic chapter titles, and enhanced by 21 color photographs, especially of brilliant warblers, this highly recommended account makes for thoughtful reading for both experienced and novice birders.

The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose

Wilson's voice comes through loud and clear in this memoir that should have wide appeal.

Childless Living: The Joys and Challenges of Life Without Children

Steeped in thoughtful research, this intimate portrait of childless living would serve as a valuable sociological tool for understanding family structures as well as a guide for readers considering the childfree option.

Dinner Just for Two

A first purchase for library cookery collections and an invaluable resource for anyone preparing meals for smaller households.

Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married

Pop psychology fans and adventurous book clubs will be at home here. Recommended for public libraries.

Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897–1922

Interesting on so many levels, this is Americana at its most compelling, real buried treasure brought to life.

Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet

This unique book is a real-life Journey to the Center of the Earth, a maze of dark corners and subterranean denizens that encompass unknown or forgotten worlds. The text maintains a fascinating, eerie, and otherworldly tone throughout and is too unique not to consider.

Moms in Chief: The Rhetoric of Republican Motherhood and the Spouses of Presidential Nominees, 1992–2016

This insightful book should spark continued discussion regarding gender roles, contemporary women's multifarious personae, and their acceptance as professionals and independent political actors.

What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence

Highly recommended for readers interested in the complicated topic of mother-child/familial dynamics. [An editor's pick, LJ 2/19, p. 20.]

Legacy: Trauma, Story and Indigenous Healing

A deeply empathetic and inspiring work with insights of value to anyone struggling to overcome personal or communal trauma.

How Safe Are We? Homeland Security Since 9/11

An insightful snapshot of DHS development and government mechanics with the added perspective of personal experience. Recommended for readers of politics, government, and law enforcement policy.

The Nimble Cook: New Strategies for Great Meals That Make the Most of Your Ingredients

A good resource for cooks looking for new ways to prepare and preserve foods from root to stem.

. The Notorious Ben Hecht: Iconoclastic Writer and Militant Zionist

This thoughtful and thorough study of a largely forgotten writer will interest literary and film buffs and anyone curious about the debates going on in the Zionist community in the 1930s–40s.

Indians on the Move: Native American Mobility and Urbanization in the Twentieth Century

Miller's narrative expands significantly beyond the VRP in order to contextualize it within the broader scope of Native American migration over the course of the 20th century. In doing so, he has created a fascinating monograph highly recommended for anyone interested in Native American studies or American history.

Republic Cafe

Eloquent and personal, beautiful and wrenching, these poems mine deeply the nature of love, violence, and memory, drawing you into a world of evil and pain but also touch, healing, and love: "Forehead to forehead, we tasted each other's name." Not to be missed.

Where Monsters Hide: Sex, Murder, and Madness in the Midwest

Recommended for true crime fans.

A Saint of Our Own: How the Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American

Extensively researched and meticulously documented, this work is recommended for scholars and readers interested in the politics and sociological implications of American Catholic Church history.

Women with Money: The Judgment-Free Guide to Creating the Joyful, Less Stressed, Purposeful (and Yes, Rich) Life You Deserve

Women desiring a book tailored to their unique financial needs will find this work approachable and informative.

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

All readers eager to look into the next trench over for innovative ideas to solve their problems will welcome this remarkable, densely packed work that will prove essential for all university libraries supporting AAA level athletics programs, colleges of business, and human resource development.

Interviews from the Edge: 50 Years of Conversations About Writing and Resistance

These unusually candid conversations with authors such as Ernest J. Gaines, Christopher Isherwood, Jorge Luis Borges, Francine Prose, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Lina Wertmüller offer perspectives on aesthetics and the realities of resistance that will appeal to a range of writers and readers.

Mother Winter

Despite flashes of brilliance, the writing is uneven with many asides and inordinate word choices. The book is best in its open, raw, reflective, and intimate moments. Readers willing to tackle serious issues of gender roles, displacement, parental neglect, and sexual assault will be ecstatic to discover a writer who unabashedly shares her story.

Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution

The overall content might be well-trodden territory for some, but Tamblyn's fervor and willingness to lay her own thoughts and emotions bare make this a powerful read for anyone ready to take a deeper look at issues facing women today. [See Prepub Alert, 9/10/18.]

Revenge of the She-Punks: A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot

For fans of punk as well as a wider audience of music lovers, feminists, and social historians curious about the genre and its far-reaching influence.

Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution

Environmentalists, concerned citizens, and students will find this book helpful in comprehending the extent of this ongoing issue.

Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law

This is a relevant and thought-provoking commentary on truth and justice from the unique perspective of a high-level former U.S. Attorney.

Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

Recommended primarily for fans of Sacks's earlier works. This final posthumous collection provides one last peek into the author's generous, curious, and brilliant mind. [See Prepub Alert, 10/15/18.]

The Women's Suffrage Movement

An essential compilation for libraries wishing to add to their women's studies and history collections.

William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'n' Roll

Essential reading for fans of Burroughs, Bowie, Reed, or Smith.

Project Management in Libraries: On Time, on Budget, on Target

A solid playbook for managers overseeing all types of projects. Those who have struggled with this skill in the past, as well as those new to it, will find this title invaluable.

Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women's Work

Balancing theory and action, this manifesto presents a refreshing take on reproductive justice.

Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World

A pleasant read that reassures us it's okay to lounge around in old sweats and socks.

Leonard Bernstein and the Language of Jazz

Though acknowledging that Bernstein never played or approached improvisational jazz, Baber offers compelling evidence of the composer's integration of jazz and blues into his wide-ranging work; for academic-minded music fans.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

This smart and well-researched analysis of a cult classic is recommended for horror fans.

Radical Kindness: The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving

A powerful salve in the midst of rudeness and disrespect seen in society today.

The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution

This engaging read for military and American history enthusiasts provides an in-depth review and argument for the criticality of Greene's contribution to American Independence.

God's Favorites: Judaism, Christianity, and the Myth of Divine Chosenness

Those interested in biblical interpretation and in American religious history will find this to be a helpful work.

Thin Blue Lie: The Failure of High-Tech Policing

This eye-opening account abounds with vigorous investigative work that exposes the myth of high-tech policing. Highly recommended.

Someday Is Not a Day in the Week: 10 Hacks To Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

Out of literally dozens of tips and ideas, readers should be able to find at least one to employ to make their lives better. Recommended for all public libraries.

Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter & Organize To Make More Room for Happiness

Rubin's many fans will flock to this title, as will anyone seeking a quick and easy fix to the persistent problem of clutter.

Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business

The authors do a great job at taking readers behind the scenes of a hectic profession many might take for granted.

More Than You Can Handle: When Life's Overwhelming Pain Meets God's Overcoming Grace

At times folksy, at others sincere in its poignancy, this work's allure is Pyle's everyman approach, which is like a gentle friend for spiritual seekers to walk with.

The Absent Hand: Reimagining Our American Landscape

Lessard's journey through the American landscape provides an insightful glimpse into how the changing of landscape aesthetics reflects concurrent changes in society. For readers interested in a unique blend of geography, sociology, and travel.

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