Picks for Public Libraries June 2013
Looking for high-quality nonfiction that review journals might otherwise overlook? Go no further than Brodart’s Picks for Public Libraries list, a collection of titles up to three months pre-pub of topics ranging from computer how-tos to relationship and family issues. Some of this month’s selections are below, but you can view the whole list here.
by Daniela Turudich
The starlets of Hollywood’s Golden Age have become icons of glamour, and the beauty regime of those unforgettable leading ladies is explored and expanded in this unique guide to recapturing the look of a bygone era. Discussing fashion, beauty, and bath tips that were used and perfected by pioneers of style, the book will help modern women understand makeup and styling history as well as how to create the effect of Hollywood glamour themselves. Learn more about this title and order here.
By Richard C. Frank
Anyone who is diagnosed with cancer receives a frightening blow, and in many cases the diagnosis is accompanied by a bewildering array of treatment choices. In this invaluable book, a compassionate and knowledgeable physician explains what cancer is, which factors determine a patient’s prognosis, how cancer treatments work to eradicate cancer, why they sometimes fail, and what patients can do to optimize their own survival. The second edition of this essential resource for patients and their families discusses new treatment options that have become available, including targeted therapies, immune therapies, and personalized cancer medicine. Information on the types of medicines used to fight cancer has been completely updated and revised; also included is a new section on alternative cancer therapies. Learn more about this title and order here.
by Alan Axelrod
Few areas of human endeavor have produced more—or more colorful—terms than has the military. Soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have over centuries come up with words, phrases, and acronyms to express everything from raw emotion to complex technology. The military is both a distinctive way of life and a community, and a command of its slang is essential to admission to full membership within the group. Most military slang is almost always familiar only to the troops. However, many elements of military vocabulary have become part of our national speech. The “real” language of the modern military set forth in this lively book embodies a uniquely American attitude and an exuberantly colloquial, unwaveringly honest, and enduringly American grace under pressure. Learn more about this title and order here.