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Jul 26

Book Notes 7/25/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 26, 2022 at 2:13 PM by Genesis Gaule

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7/25/2022


Our August Book Club pick is Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel. Check it out and then join us on August 30 at 6 pm to discuss. More information...


Night in the American Village by Akemi Johnson

Women in the Shadow of the U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa // At the southern end of the Japanese archipelago lies Okinawa, host to a vast complex of U.S. military bases. A legacy of World War II, these bases have been a fraught issue in Japan for decades—with tensions exacerbated by the often volatile relationship between islanders and the military.

305.46952 JOHNSON


Shadowlands by Matthew Green

A Journey Through Britain's Lost Cities and Vanished Villages // This is the extraordinary tale of Britain’s eerie and remarkable ghost towns and villages; shadowlands that once hummed with life.

941.03 GREENO


Aurora by Dr. Lynne Fenton & Kerrie Droban

The Psychiatrist Who Treated the Movie Theater Killer Tells Her Story // A compelling look at violence and trauma from the psychiatrist who treated mass shooter James Holmes, perpetrator of the infamous movie theater massacre.

364.15234 FENTON


Fire and Steel by Peter Caddick-Adams

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The End of World War Two in the West // The final volume in one of the most acclaimed works of military history of this generation. Here is Peter Caddick-Adams' third volume in his trilogy about the final year of the Western front in World War Two. Fire & Steel covers the war's final 100 days-beginning in late January 1945 and continuing until May 8th, 1945, when the German high command surrendered unconditionally to all Allied forces.

940.534 CADDICK-ADAMS


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Jul 11

Book Notes 7/11/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 11, 2022 at 6:31 PM by Genesis Gaule

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7/11/2022


Have a puzzle you want to trade out for new one? Come join us for the Puzzle Exchange Thursday, July 14 @ 5:30pm.


Killers of the Flower Moon David Grann

The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI -- Adapted for Young Adults // This essential book introduces young readers to the Reign of Terror against the Osage people--one of history's most ruthless and shocking crimes. // Original version also available in book, CD, and e-book.

976.6004 GRANN


What's the Use? Ian Stewart

How Mathematics Shapes Everyday Life // An esteemed mathematician shows how math powers the world, from technology to health care and beyond.

510 STEWART


Fallout by Steve Sheinkin

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Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown // With the United States’ creation of the Atomic Bomb, the Soviet Union does not want to be left behind. This results in neck-and-neck competition through the arms and Space Race, culminating in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

972.9106 SHEINKIN


The Light of Days by Judy Batalion; with Winifred Conkling

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The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos -- Young Readers Edition // This book presents the untold story of the young Jewish women who became resistance fighters against the Nazis during World War II. // Original version also available.

940.53 BATALION


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Mar 21

Book Notes 3/21/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on March 21, 2022 at 2:54 PM by Genesis Gaule

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3/21/2022


Storytime is back in person! Children 5 and younger (their grownups too) can come in and join Miss Andrea at 10am on Mondays!


Lightning Down by Tom Clavin

A World War II Story of Survival // This book is like that of a thriller, but the stories of imprisoned and brutalized airmen are true and told in unforgettable detail, led by the distinctly American voice of Joe Moser, who prays every day to be reunited with his family. It is a can't-put-down inspiring saga of brave men confronting great evil and great odds against survival.

940.547 CLAVIN


Travels with George by Nathaniel Philbrick

In Search of Washington and His Legacy // Written at a moment when America's foundational ideals--or claims to them--are under scrutiny, this book grapples bluntly and honestly with George Washington's legacy as a man of the people, a mythical figure of the early republic, a reluctant President, and a plantation owner who held people in slavery.

973.41 PHILBRICK


The Secret History of Food by Matt Siegel

Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat // Exploring cultural, scientific, sexual, and culinary substructures, this essential read for all foodies, at turns both funny and fascinating, looks at the little-known history surrounding food.

394.12 SIEGEL


The Bright Ages by Matthew Gabriele and David M. Perry

A New History of Medieval Europe // A lively and magisterial popular history that refutes common misperceptions of the European Middle Ages, showing the beauty and communion that flourished alongside the dark brutality--a brilliant reflection of humanity itself.

940.1 GABRIELE


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