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Reviews by Category: Non-fiction

Staff Review
The Family Romanov by Candace Flemming
Candace Flemming
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

The beginning of the end of Romanov rule of Russia began with the ascension of Nicholas II. Ill prepared for the crown by his father, Nicholas depended heavily on his new wife Alexandra (married under the shadow of the death of Nicholas’ father their marriage was seen as a curse by the Russian people). Problems for the Romanovs multiplied when Alexandra, after several difficult pregnancies, produced only female heirs leaving the line of succession unsure.

Staff Review
Parasite Rex by Carl Zimmer
Carl Zimmer
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Friday, Apr 12, 2013

Catch me reading one of these books and most likely I will be cringing and wincing. The best books inspire curiosity, these books will give you more information that you would ever want to know about a topic. But, like a car crash, you can't look away. You will be hooked!

Parasite Rex: inside the bizarre world of nature's most dangerous creatures by Carl Zimmer

Staff Review
My Friend Dahmer by Derf
Derf
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Friday, Feb 22, 2013

I have begun to notice a disturbing trend in my media habits of late...serial killers are on my mind. And I thought, why should I have to suffer through this dark mire alone? So I'll bring you down the rabbit hole with me!

My Friend Dahmer by Derf

Staff Review
Catfish
Nev Schulman
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Monday, Oct 4, 2010

Catfish is a new documentary taking the world (and internet) by storm and I highly recommend that everyone see it. The story begins when Nev Schulman (a photographer in NYC) has a picture of two dancers featured in the New York Sun. A few months later, Nev receives a package from a small town in Michagan containing an oil painting from 9-year-old Abby, an aspiring artist who used Nev's picture as inspiration.

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