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Posted on March 28, 2022 at 2:17 PM by Genesis Gaule
Our April Book Club pick is Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley. Check it out and then join us on April 26th at 6 pm to discuss. More information...
Confluence by Hampton Smith
A History of Fort Snelling // Fort Snelling, a foundational place in the story of Minnesota, was built two hundred years ago at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, an area known to the Dakota people as Bdote. This book delves into the fort's long and complicated story: its construction, the daily lives of its inhabitants and those who lived nearby, the shift in its function when a spectacular influx of speculators and land-hungry immigrants flooded the territory, its participation in wresting the land from the Dakota, and its evolution as two cities grew up around it and its roles in two world wars-up to the reinterpretation of the fort as Minnesotans mark its two-hundredth anniversary.
Countdown Bin Laden by Chris Wallace and Mitch Weiss
The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the Mastermind of 9/11 to Justice // Wallace delivers new information collected from families who lost loved ones on 9/11, shares what relatives of SEAL Team Six went through, and brings us inside the tense Situation Room during the raid.
Risk by Stanley McChrystal and Anna Butrico
A User's Guide // In this new book, General McChrystal offers a battle-tested system for detecting and responding to risk. Instead of defining risk as a force to predict, McChrystal and coauthor Anna Butrico show that there are in fact ten dimensions of control we can adjust at any given time. By closely monitoring these controls, we can maintain a healthy Risk Immune System that allows us to effectively anticipate, identify, analyze, and act upon the ever-present possibility that things will not go as planned.
This Is How They Tell Me the World End by Nicole Perlroth
The Cyberweapons Arms Race // Perlroth lifts the curtain on a market in shadow, revealing the urgent threat faced by us all if we cannot bring the global cyber arms race to heel.
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