Happy Book Birthday to A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux!

Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux, 50th Anniversary Edition (Nebraska, 2017).   About the Book: Originally published in 1967, … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux!

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Books My Wife Wants You to Know I’m Happily Married by Joey Franklin Praise from Reading Glutton: “Franklin’s essays are just deep enough not to be trivial, just light-hearted enough not to be heavy, and readable enough not to be dull. Highly recommended!” The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony by Ladan Osman Review from Rain-Taxi: “Ladan Osman conveys a language and logic that is disturbingly fresh; it leaps from one observation to another and speaks familiarly yet obliquely enough to make us listen a little harder.” Remembering French Algeria by Amy L. Hubbell Recommendation from CHOICE: “Hubbell’s Remembering French Algeria is an intriguing and important contribution to scholarship on … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS

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Books Stolen Words by Mark Glickman Praise from Kirkus Reviews: “Glickman has produced a provocative history that preserves this important yet often overlooked aspect of the Holocaust, and readers will come away with a valuable perspective on how the written word can be abused for the sake of cultural genocide.”  “The text is approachable and the material is invaluable. The written word prevails.” Return to Zion by Eric Gartman Recommendation from Library Journal: “It can often be difficult to understand how precarious Jewish life was in a world without a Jewish state. Focusing on the strong personalities involved in Israel’s … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS

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Books Falafel Nation By Yael Raviv Applause from the Kirkus Reviews: “What’s in a falafel? By the lights of food-studies and nutrition adjunct professor Raviv, it’s not just chickpeas and pita bread, but also identity . . . The author is particularly good on pressing the point that such cuisines are seldom fixed but instead constantly adapt as new groups enter and as time changes.” The Heart of the Matter By Arthur Green Recommendation from CHOICE: “The why rather than the how of practicing Judaism is the central focus that draws together this collection of literary essays . . . Green engages with the intricacies of Kabbalah, Hasidic masters, classical … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS

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Predators By Brian Glyn Williams Book inspires rock album; full story in Rolling Stone: “A concept about the dehumanizing aspects of drone technology is, however, fresh territory for a  rock band. Bellamy first got the idea about two years ago when he read the book Predators: The CIA’s Drone War on al Qaeda by Dartmouth professor Brian Glyn Williams. ‘I was shocked,’ he says. ‘I didn’t know how prolific drone usage has been. I always perceived Obama as an all-around likable guy. But from reading the book, you find out that most mornings he wakes up, has a breakfast and then goes down … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS

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In Pursuit of Pennants By Mark Armour Twins Daily review “From the most avid baseball fan to someone that knows little about the history of America’s Pastime, In Pursuit of Pennants has a little bit of something for everyone. With the amount of historical content locked in this book, it is impossible for the reader not to come out a smarter fan with each turn of the page.” Outside the Bible Edited by Louis H. Feldman, James L. Kugel, and Lawrence H. Schiffman Association of Jewish Libraries,  Judaica Reference Award winner “Outside the Bible is remarkable achievement. The clarity of the translations … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS

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Mover and Shaker By Andy McCue 2015 SABR Seymour Medal winner “McCue’s book, the result of years of research, benefits from a wide-ranging number of resources. It is sure to be the primary reference regarding O’Malley.”     Tales from the Deadball Era By Mark S. Halfon SLA Baseball Caucus Readers’ Choice Award winner “Mark’s book captures the first twenty years of the 20th century in baseball writing that only a few authors have ever come close in telling.”   Manassas By Ethan S. Rafuse The Civil War Monitor review “Manassas’s format is a model of perfection. Directions are clear … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS

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The Blind Man and the Loon By Craig Mishler  Journal of Folklore Research review: “… a vital contribution to folk-narrative research.” Read an excerpt from the book.     Shenandoah By Sue Eisenfeld We’re All Relative review: “Shenandoah is Eisenfeld’s simple love song to the Park.” Visit the author’s website.   Perfectly Awful By Charley Rosen AETHLON review: “Charley Rosen’s Perfectly Awful provides an insider’s summary of the worst season in NBA history. His anecdotes and knowledge of the game give the reader an enlightening sense of the pre-merger NBA of the early 1970s, and of the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers, … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS