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Jul 26

Book Notes 7/26/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 26, 2021 at 1:51 PM by Genesis Gaule

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7/26/2021


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All That She Carried by Tiya Miles

The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake // A poignant story of resilience and of love passed down through generations of women against steep odds. It honors the creativity and fierce resourcefulness of people who preserved family ties even when official systems refused to do so.

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The Confidence Men by Margalit Fox

How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History // Imprisoned in a remote Turkish prison camp during World War I, British offers Harry Jones and Cedric Hill come together to trick their captors. Jones, a trained lawyer, and Hill, a brilliant magician, use a handmade Ouija board?—and their keen understanding of the psychology of deception?—to build a trap for the Turkish officers that will ultimately lead them to freedom.

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What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon

Anti-fatness is everywhere. In What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat, Aubrey Gordon unearths the cultural attitudes and social systems that have led to people being denied basic needs because they are fat and calls for social justice movements to be inclusive of plus-sized people’s experiences.

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From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry by Paula Yoo

The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement // Japanese car companies were on the rise and people believed it was putting U.S. workers out of their jobs. A bar fight turns fatal, because of rising tension, and a Chinese American man was killed by two white men. A searing examination of the killing, the trial, and verdicts that followed. The lenient sentences of the two white men sparked the Asian American Movement.

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Jul 19

Book Notes 7/19/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 19, 2021 at 12:23 PM by Genesis Gaule

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7/19/2021


 Our brand new book club starts next week. Stop in at 6 pm on July 27th to discuss A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman. New titles chosen every month!


All the Colors Came Out by Kate Fagan

A Father, a Daughter, and a Lifetime of Lessons // Kate Fagan and her father forged their relationship on the basketball court. When Chris Fagan was diagnosed with ALS, Kate decided to leave her job at ESPN to be closer to her mother and father to take part in his care. Kate Fagan spent the last year of her father’s life determined to return to him the kind of joy they once shared on the court.

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Confident Women by Joe Tori Telfer

Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion // From Elizabeth Holmes and Anna Delvey to Frank Abagnale and Charles Ponzi, audacious scams and charismatic scammers continue to intrigue us as a culture. Confident Women shows how the art of the con has a long and venerable tradition, and asks the provocative question: How were these notorious women able to so spectacularly dupe and swindle their victims?

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You Are Your Best Thing by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown

Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience // A potent collection of essays on Black shame and healing. Along with the anthology contributors, they create a space to recognize and process specific trauma. Providing a space to be vulnerable and affirm the fullness of Black love and Black life.

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A Bridge in Babylon by Owen R. Chandler

Stories of a Military Chaplain in Iraq // Chandler was deployed in Iraq, leaving behind his wife and three young children for more than a year. He shares his story of serving in Iraq through personal letters, journal entries, scriptures and photos exchanged with family back home. He shares the struggle to hold onto faith and hope in the midst of battlefields, opening readers' hearts to the plight of veterans shattered by their experiences.

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Jul 12

Book Notes 7/12/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 12, 2021 at 4:09 PM by Genesis Gaule

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7/12/2021


 Flex your creative muscles at Art in the Park. Make a mosaic self portrait with Jill Levene on July 20 at 6 pm. Meet at the Big Shelter in Sherlock Park.


Two Truths and a Lie by Ellen McGarrahan

A Murder, a Private Investigator, and Her Search for Justice // Ellen McGarrahan was a young reporter for the Miami Herald when she covered the execution of Jesse Tafero, a man convicted of murdering two police officers. When it later emerged that Tafero may not have committed the murders, McGarrahan became haunted by that grisly execution--and appalled by her unquestioning acceptance of the state's version of events.

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Bring Back Our Girls by Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw

The Untold Story of the Global Search for Nigeria's Missing Schoolgirls // #BringBackOurGirls, a call for the release of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls who’d been kidnapped by the Islamist sect Boko Haram, helped turn a group of teenagers into a prize in the global War on Terror. Revealing how wildfire social media activism is reshaping our relationship to global politics.

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Blood and Treasure by Bob Drury Tom Clavin

Daniel Boone and the Fight for America's First Frontier // In the 13 colonies founded by Great Britain, anxious colonists desperate to conquer and settle North America’s “First Frontier” commence a series of bloody battles. These violent conflicts are waged against the Native American tribes whose lands they covet, the French, and finally against Great Britain in an American Revolution destined to reverberate around the world.

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Flight of the Diamond Smugglers by Matthew Gavin Frank

A Tale of Pigeons, Obsession, and Greed Along Coastal South Africa // The Diamond Coast houses an illicit trade that supplies a global market. The ingenious methods used in facilitating smuggling particularly, the illegal act of sneaking carrier pigeons onto mine property, affixing diamonds to their feet, and sending them into the air caught Gavin Frank’s attention. Frank reveals how these feathered bandits became outlaws in every mining town.

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