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Prog Rock FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Rock’s Most Progressive Music (Backbeat Books), by Will Romano http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24786-prog-rock-faq-all-that%25E2%2580%2599s-left-to-know-about-rock%25E2%2580%2599s-most-progressive-music-%2528backbeat-books%2529-by-will-romano.html
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Berlin Now: The City After the Wall (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Peter Schneider http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24787-berlin-now-the-city-after-the-wall-%2528farrar-straus-and-giroux%2529-by-peter-schneider.html
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The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science (Viking), by Armand Marie Leroi http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24780-the-lagoon-how-aristotle-invented-science-%2528viking%2529-by-armand-marie-leroi.html Evolutionary biologist Armand Marie Leroi admits that most scientists don’t know much about history. The pity is that the history of science might promote humility through awareness of mistaken idea]]> Elizabeth Eulberg Works It Out - Young adult novelist at Books & Company http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24745-elizabeth-eulberg-works-it-out-young-adult-novelist-at-books-company.html Wisconsin-born author Elizabeth Eulberg’s newest YA novel, We Can Work It Out, is a sweet and emotionally satisfying tale about young relationships and the highs and lows of high school life. The second book in The Lonely Hearts Club series, We Can Work It Out centers around Penny Lane, an independent and]]> ‘War on the Silver Screen’ - Remembering the past through films http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24746-%25E2%2580%2598war-on-the-silver-screen%25E2%2580%2599-remembering-the-past-through-films.html While some war movies serve as painful reminiscences, others seem unpleasantly prescient of ominous things yet to come. Written by Milwaukee authors Glen Jeansonne and David Luhrssen, War on the Silver Screen: Shaping America’s Perception of History (Potomac Books) neither extols]]> ‘The Beautiful Music All Around Us’ - Author Stephen Wade’s one-man Stackner Cabaret show http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24705-%25E2%2580%2598the-beautiful-music-all-around-us%25E2%2580%2599-author-stephen-wade%25E2%2580%2599s-one-man-stackner-cabaret-show.html In the 1930s and ’40s, the Library of Congress sent “song collectors” with bulky recording gear into rural America. Their mission was to document folk music traditions fading against the bright glare of mass media, especially from the coast-to-coast broadcasts and sound recordings that were]]> French Revolutions For Beginners (For Beginners), by Michael J. LaMonica http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24706-french-revolutions-for-beginners-%2528for-beginners%2529-by-michael-j-lamonica.html The plural in the title is important. While many Americans associate the French Revolution with storming the Bastille and the guillotine, the revolution that began in 1789 continued in fits and starts, as one regime replaced another, until the defeat of the Paris Commune in 1871. Michael LaMonica]]> Tess Blessing Returns - Novelist Lesley Kagen at Boswell Book Co. http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24672-tess-blessing-returns-novelist-lesley-kagen-at-boswell-book-co.html When 49-year-old Wisconsinite Tess Blessing receives an ominous cancer diagnosis, she decides it’s high time that she take control of her life and begin to accomplish her nagging “To Do” list items. Among her tasks to tackle are finding a way to come to the aid of her eating disorder]]> Seeking Light: Portraits of Humanitarian Action in War (Viking), by Paul Grabhorn http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24673-seeking-light-portraits-of-humanitarian-action-in-war-%2528viking%2529-by-paul-grabhorn.html Photographer Paul Grabhorn doesn’t simply document the world’s war zones, but brings an activist’s temperament to his work. As he recounts in his new photo collection, he was first motivated by the early-’90s civil war in Somalia. A U.S. government contractor at the time, he pulled some strings]]> Fatherland: A Family History (Liveright), by Nina Bunjevac http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24660-fatherland-a-family-history-%2528liveright%2529-by-nina-bunjevac.html Black and white and gray are the appropriate colors for Nina Bunjevac’s graphic memoir—gray for the moral twilight of her story and black and white as colors of faded memory. Her boldly imagined panels recount a childhood split between Canada and Yugoslavia during the Cold War]]> Remembering the Pabst Farms - Milwaukee historian John Eastberg at Boswell http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24635-remembering-the-pabst-farms-milwaukee-historian-john-eastberg-at-boswell.html All good Milwaukeeans know that the Pabst family name is synonymous with world-famous beer, but few may know of Fred Pabst Jr.’s connection to the more agrarian pursuits of agriculture and livestock. In fact, Pabst purchased vast tracts of land near Oconomowoc, where he used sustainable ]]> Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia (Princeton Architectural Press), edited by Adam Lerner http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24636-mark-mothersbaugh-myopia-%2528princeton-architectural-press%2529-edited-by-adam-lerner.html Devo was an art collective posing as a band, a Dada ensemble parodying the pretentions of rock music. Devo’s bracing subversion, with its critique of conservative and liberal values, of faith in science and progress, of the social conditioning that reduces people to automatons of consumption, was]]> Into the Black: The Inside Story of Metallica 1991-2014 (Da Capo), by Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24637-into-the-black-the-inside-story-of-metallica-1991-2014-%2528da-capo%2529-by-paul-brannigan-and-ian-winwood.html Unlike many of their peers, Metallica was a thrash-metal band with epic aspirations. Their breakout disc, The Black Album, marks the start of Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood’s latest Metallica chronicle. Written with piercing British wit and critical acumen, Into the Black is the story of the band’s]]> The Strat in the Attic 2: More Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology (Voyageur Press), by Deke Dickerson http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24638-the-strat-in-the-attic-2-more-thrilling-stories-of-guitar-archaeology-%2528voyageur-press%2529-by-deke-dickerson.html The Strat in the Attic and its sequel are products of the age of “American Pickers” and “Antiques Roadshow,” but with a distinction: The author’s motives seem less about making a buck and more about the pleasure of discovery. Deke Dickerson is a musician and a self-professed guitar geek]]> Frank Lloyd Wright and His Manner of Thought (University of Wisconsin Press), by Jerome Klinkowitz http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24577-frank-lloyd-wright-and-his-manner-of-thought-%2528university-of-wisconsin-press%2529-by-jerome-klinkowitz.html America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion, and the Presidential Election that Transformed the Nation (Chicago Review Press), by John Bicknell http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24578-america-1844-religious-fervor-westward-expansion-and-the-presidential-election-that-transformed-the-nation-%2528chicago-review-press%2529-by-john-bicknell.html Coming of Age in ‘Brewster’ - Novelist Mark Slouka at Boswell http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24539-coming-of-age-in-%25E2%2580%2598brewster%25E2%2580%2599-novelist-mark-slouka-at-boswell.html Mark Slouka’s new book entitled Brewster, for the upstate New York town where it takes place, is a memorable coming-of-age story of an unlikely high school friendship. It is the turbulent 1960s and 16-year-olds Jon Mosher and Ray Cappicciano, both from troubled homes, unexpectedly ]]> Black Vienna: The Radical Right in the Red City, 1918-1938 (Cornell University Press), by Janek Wasserman http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24540-black-vienna-the-radical-right-in-the-red-city-1918-1938-%2528cornell-university-press%2529-by-janek-wasserman.html Black Vienna, which examines ideologues opposed to both socialism]]> Aaron Siskind: Another Photographic Reality (University of Texas Press), by Aaron Siskind http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24541-aaron-siskind-another-photographic-reality-%2528university-of-texas-press%2529-by-aaron-siskind.html World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015 (World Almanac Books) http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24506-world-almanac-and-book-of-facts-2015-%2528world-almanac-books%2529.html Wikipedia is easier to access from anywhere you might be, but if you want to be sure of your facts (and avoid the sometimes bad Wikiprose), reach instead for that old standby, the World Almanac and Bo]]> The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio (Abrams ComicArts), edited by Mark Evanier http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24499-the-art-of-the-simon-and-kirby-studio-%2528abrams-comicarts%2529-edited-by-mark-evanier.html The Art of the ]]> John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation (Da Capo Press), by Harlow Giles Unger http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24500-john-marshall-the-chief-justice-who-saved-the-nation-%2528da-capo-press%2529-by-harlow-giles-unger.html Kate Funk’s ‘Best Cat Book Ever’ - MIAD graduate poses her feline in adorable pictures http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24501-kate-funk%25E2%2580%2599s-%25E2%2580%2598best-cat-book-ever%25E2%2580%2599-miad-graduate-poses-her-feline-in-adorable-pictures.html Cat lovers, the wait is over. A zany new book of photography features a feisty feline named AC posing in an array of outrageous handmade costumes. The Best Cat Book Ever: Super-Amazing, 100% Awesome is Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design graduate Kate Funk’s first dive into ]]> Writers and Writing - New books on the pleasures (and hazards) of an author’s life http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24459-writers-and-writing-new-books-on-the-pleasures-%2528and-hazards%2529-of-an-author%25E2%2580%2599s-life.html Leaves of Grass was unlike any previous collection of poems, but as Justin Martin reminds us, few copies of the early editions sold]]> The Mystery of the Mind - Neuroscientist explores ‘The Emotional Life of Your Brain’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24432-the-mystery-of-the-mind-neuroscientist-explores-%25E2%2580%2598the-emotional-life-of-your-brain%25E2%2580%2599.html Dissecting everything from autism to depression, a groundbreaking new book entitled The Emotional Life of Your Brain provides an eye-opening look at how the brain works. UW-Madison neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson and science writer Sharon Begley demonstrate how a half-dozen ]]> Repairman Jack in ‘Fear City’ - Author F. Paul Wilson at Mystery One http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24408-repairman-jack-in-%25E2%2580%2598fear-city%25E2%2580%2599-author-f-paul-wilson-at-mystery-one.html Prolific science fiction, fantasy and horror author F. Paul Wilson is out with a new release that brings a shocking conclusion to the supernatural thriller series Repairman Jack. In Fear City, Wilson pens his eighteenth installment centered around many reader’s favorite serial character]]> Global Gangs: Street Violence Across the World (University of Minnesota Press), ed. by Jennifer M. Hazen and Dennis Rodgers http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24412-global-gangs-street-violence-across-the-world-%2528university-of-minnesota-press%2529-ed-by-jennifer-m-hazen-and-dennis-rodgers.html Global Gangs is the rising tide of drug trafficking since the 1980s and the new opportunities afforded for profitable delinquency—as well as violence and addiction. The]]> The History of Classical Music For Beginners, by R. Ryan Endris and Joe Lee http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24413-the-history-of-classical-music-for-beginners-by-r-ryan-endris-and-joe-lee.html ‘Remember Me Like This’ - Finding courage to heal in Bret Anthony Johnston’s novel http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24378-%25E2%2580%2598remember-me-like-this%25E2%2580%2599-finding-courage-to-heal-in-bret-anthony-johnston%25E2%2580%2599s-novel.html It is summer in the swelteringly hot town of Southport, Texas, when the seemingly impossible happens. Young Justin Campbell, who disappeared four years earlier at the age of 12, is suddenly reunited with his family after a flea market vendor recognizes him from one of the countless]]>