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STOP AND FRISK: The Use and Abuse of a Controversial Policing Tactic


Michael D. White and Henry E. Fradella New York University ISBN 978-1479835881 256 pages $30 Reviewed by David Cole Way back in their first debate, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump actually had a substantive disagreement ...

UNMENTIONABLE: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners


Therese Oneill Little, Brown ISBN 978-0316357913 307 pages $25 Reviewed by Caitlin Flanagan Oh, did Constant Reader heave a big sigh when she saw the title of this new book: "Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex...

LOSING ISN'T EVERYTHING: The Untold Stories and Hidden Lessons Behind the Toughest Losses in Sports History


Curt Menefee with Michael Arkush Dey St ISBN 978-0062440075 255 pages $26.99 Reviewed by Steven V. Roberts As the Chicago Cubs celebrated their first World Series win in 108 years, two Cleveland Indians players, Bryan Shaw ...



Caroline Leavitt Algonquin ISBN 978-1616203634 352 pages $26.95 Reviewed by Carol Memmott The war in Vietnam, the Charles Manson murder trial and other touchstones of that era provide the backdrop for "Cruel Beautiful World...

BLACK ELK: The Life of an American Visionary


Joe Jackson Farrar, Straus Giroux ISBN 978-0374253301 599 pages $30 Reviewed by David Treuer Black Elk, an Oglala Sioux (Lakota) spiritual leader, was born in 1863 in the Powder River country and died in 1950 at Pine Ridge ...



Alice Hoffman Simon & Schuster ISBN 978-1476799209 272 pages $26 Reviewed by Carole Burns Alice Hoffman's new novel, "Faithful," traces the life of young Shelby and her struggles to overcome her involvement in a car ...

DECIDING WHAT'S TRUE: The Rise of Political Fact-Checking in American Journalism


Lucas Graves Columbia ISBN 978-0231175074 324 pages $30, paperback Reviewed by Heidi Moore Let's get one thing out of the way: Yes, Donald Trump makes a cameo appearance in Lucas Graves' new book on the importance of fact-...

THE LYRICS: 1961-2012


Bob Dylan Simon & Schuster ISBN 978-1451648768 679 pages $60 Reviewed by Geoff Edgers Bob Dylan has never been one to spend too much time - or any time - explaining his music. "I'll let other people decide what they are," ...

THE EARTH IS WEEPING: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West


Peter Cozzens Knopf ISBN 978-0307958044 544 pages $35 Reviewed by Priyanka Kumar It's a marvel to witness when history smolders its way into the present and sparks a conversation: Native Americans from some 280 tribes ...



Kianna Alexander, Alyssa Cole, Lena Hart and Piper Huguley Self-published ISBN 978-1941885345 360 pages $4.99 Reviewed by Sarah MacLean Although romance novels may be best known for fantasy and extravagance, they can also ...