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September 21, 2017

Carol Svec talks Mary Roach, proprioception, “The Vominator” and her hands-on research for Balance »

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Carol SvecBalance: A Dizzying Journey Through the Science of Our Most Delicate Sense by health and wellness writer Carol Svec examines every facet of our most complex and fragile sense. Throughout Balance, Carol visits university labs to experience the latest research devices that are applied to help those wh…

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September 15, 2017

Staff Reads: September 15, 2017 »

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Check out what our staff has been reading below and join us in welcoming our new intern, Alex Granato, onto the CRP blog! Share what you’re reading in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #CRPreads.


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After my two previous reads, I wanted something a bit lighter and settled on t



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September 14, 2017

Tom Gardiner, author of The Post-Nup Solution, explains how a simple legal document can save a complex relationship »

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Post-Nup Solution, TheMost people are familiar with the concept of a prenuptial agreement—the legal contract that a couple enters into before their marriage to protect their wealth in case of divorce. But far fewer couples are aware of post-nuptial agreements. Unlike prenups, post-nups are legal contracts entered into …

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September 12, 2017

The Sunken Gold author Joseph A. Williams talks deep sea diving, treasure hunting and squeaky Mickey Mouse voices »

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Joe WilliamsA fascinating look into one of the greatest treasure hunts in history, The Sunken Gold tells a story of daring espionage and adventurous diving. As World War I waged on, a desperate British Royal Navy knew that recovering the gold lost to the bottom of the ocean—collateral for the war effort to a …

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September 7, 2017

Maximum volume, Beatles songs, and Anthony Hopkins playing the harpsichord: Author Kenneth Womack discusses the research process for the first full-length biography of Sir George Martin »

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Kenneth Womack is a Beatles scholar and the author of Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, The Early Years, 1926–1966. Womack delivers some 50 invited Beatles talks a year to audiences across the country and shares his insights with media of all stripes, including NPR, A…

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September 1, 2017

Staff Reads: The Long Weekend Read »

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With the long Labor Day weekend approaching, we’ve rounded up our staff’s recommendations of books to get lost in while enjoying the last few days of summer.

Share what you’re reading in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag. #CRPreads

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I’m looking forward to finishing The

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August 31, 2017

Author Cheryl Mullenbach (Torpedoed!) shares her experience with researching survivor stories, first-hand accounts, and teaching children about disasters and rescues »

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Cheryl MullenbachOn September 3, 1939—the same day Britain officially entered World War II by declaring war on Germany—the passenger liner SS Athenia was torpedoed by a German U-boat. It would be the first ship lost in the battle of the Atlantic.

In Torpedoed! the disaster of the SS Athenia is told through th…

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August 18, 2017

A Statement from Chicago Review Press »

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Chicago Review Press affirms that we respect and value the diversity of our staff, our authors, our readers, and the stories we take part in sharing. Our unity in our differences makes us stronger. We recommend the following books as reminders of challenges in our history and stories of hope for the…

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Staff Reads: August 18, 2017 »

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Check out what our staff has been reading below! Share what you’re reading in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag. #CRPreads

 

I am currently reading Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.

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August 18, 2017

Screen Schooled authors Joe Clement and Matt Miles discuss technology in the classroom, what’s really going on—think distracted kids with poor problem-solving skills and little intellectual curiosity—and how parents and educators can counteract it »

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SAMSUNG CSCAs much as parents, teachers and students hate to admit it, the new school year is just around the corner. Each new year it seems there are more changes being made to tried and true teaching methods. Students now have access to multiple screens in the classroom and use Twitter, YouTube, chat rooms a…

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