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  James I. Robertson Jr., Exacting Civil War Historian, Dies at 89 Dr. Robinson, who wrote or edited dozens of books, was best known for his monumental biography of Stonewall Jackson. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-11-14 Randall Munroe Loves Outdated Views of the Future “Seeing what people worried about or complained about a hundred years ago always gives a lot of perspective,” says the creator of the web comic XKCD, whose new book is “How … Read More

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  10 of the Best Nonfiction Comics on Hoopla If you are blessed with a library with a Hoopla subscription, you really have no excuse to not try out comics. Here are just a few of my favorite, must-read nonfiction comics on Hoopla. They cover gender, mental illness, racism, family histories, war, and so many more important topics about … Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-14By Ashley Holstrom The Life Cycle of a Library Book It’s not unusual for the sight … Read More

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  ‘The Survivors’ Unpacks a Family’s Trauma In his book, Adam Frankel, a former Obama speechwriter, reflects on his grandparents’ lives in World War II and explores new revelations. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-11-13 ‘Black Radical’ Remembers a Bold Life and Reclaims It for Our Current Moment Kerri K. Greenidge’s tells the story of William Monroe Trotter, born in 1872, an outspoken and indefatigable figure who both inspired and antagonized his contemporaries. … Source: The … Read More

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  Gaining a Newly Found Love for Comics Through Hilda Although I like to call myself an avid reader, I am still very underread when it comes to comics. I started reading on the regular when I was about 9, but my introduction to comics was pure luck. I must have been about 12 when a neighbour gave me a … Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-11-13By Carina Pereira Why Leia Has Always Been the Main Character of Star Wars to … Read More

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  Beckett, Beauvoir and a Biographer’s Bumpy Takeoff In “Parisian Lives,” the award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair recounts her early career and the obstacles she faced as an ambitious woman. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-11-12 Two Weeks With Prabal Gurung, in Pictures We sent the designer an instant camera and he captured a trip to Los Angeles, to celebrate his new book, and all the activity of his New York studio. … Source: The New York … Read More

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