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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on April 18, 2022 at 6:23 PM by Genesis Gaule
Come and support the Friends of the Library during out Spring Book Sale April 22 and 23 (8 am to 5 pm). Don't forget to check out our $5 bag sale on Saturday! More information...
Hudson Bay Bound by Natalie Warren
Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic // The remarkable eighty-five-day journey of the first two women to canoe the 2,000-mile route from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay.
Beyond by Catherine Wolff
How Humankind Thinks About Heaven // In this engrossing cultural history of heaven, Catherine Wolff delves into how people and cultures have defined heaven over the centuries. She describes how different faiths and religions have framed it, how the sense of heaven has evolved, and how non-religious influences have affected it, from the Enlightenment to the increasingly non-religious views of heaven today.
The Defense Lawyer by James Patterson & Benjamin Wallace
The Barry Slotnick Story // From negotiating Melania Trump's pre-nup to representing the Dapper Don, from defending the Subway Vigilante to mediating Bette Midler's bathhouse contract, Bronx-native Bernard Slotnick's unparalleled acumen defined a profession, a city, and an era.
Islands of Abandonment by Cal Flyn
Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape // Cal Flyn, an investigative journalist, exceptional nature writer, and promising new literary voice visits the eeriest and most desolate places on Earth that due to war, disaster, disease, or economic decay, have been abandoned by humans. What she finds every time is an "island" of teeming new life: nature has rushed in to fill the void faster and more thoroughly than even the most hopeful projections of scientists.
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Posted to Campbell Unclassified 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.
Tag(s): war, US history, technology, nonfiction, Minnesota, military history, history, business, book notes, biographies, 9/11
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 1, 2021 at 1:48 PM by Genesis Gaule
Get out your bags and boxes! The Friends of the Campbell Library Book Sale is November 5 and 6! More information
The Taking of Jemima Boone by Matthew Pearl
Colonial Settlers, Tribal Nations, and the Kidnap That Shaped America // Explores the little-known true story of the kidnapping of thirteen-year-old Jemima Boone, Daniel Boone's daughter, by a Cherokee-Shawnee raiding party and the ensuing battle with reverberations that nobody could predict.
Days Like Smoke by Nick Davis
A Minnesota boyhood // Here is the story of Jon Hassler's early years. His poignant remembrance of family and friends, of youthful calamities and triumphs, show what shaped him and opened his path to become one of Minnesota's best-loved and iconic writers. Memoirs are written from the vantage point of age. Here, his close examination of memory--what endures and why--unfold the pivotal moments of his growing up in the small towns of Staples and Plainview, MN. Family, friends, new neighborhoods and old, questions of faith and doubt--all had deep meaning, he comes to see.
Voices from the Pandemic by Eli Saslow
Americans Tell Their Stories of Crisis, Courage and Resilience // The Covid-19 pandemic was a world-shattering event, affecting everyone in the nation. From its first ominous stirrings, renowned journalist Eli Saslow began interviewing a cross-section of Americans, capturing their experiences in real time: An exhausted and anguished EMT risking his life in New York City; a grocery store owner feeding his neighborhood for free in locked-down New Orleans; an overwhelmed coroner in Georgia; a Maryland restaurateur forced to close his family business after forty-six years; an Arizona teacher wrestling with her fears and her obligations to her students; rural citizens adamant that the whole thing is a hoax, and retail workers attacked for asking people to wear masks; patients struggling to breathe and doctors desperately trying to save them.
Once Upon a Time in Queens by Nick Davis
An oral history of the 1986 Mets // A full-color celebration of the New York Mets' iconic World Series championship, with oral history-style text throughout and remembrances from key players and fans. October 2021 will mark the 35th anniversary of the 86 Mets' World Series win. This is a tie-in book to the ESPN multi-part "30 for 30" documentary series. Unique photographs of the team and the era are also included. A foreword by Kimmel, discussing what the Mets and their triumph means to him, round out this fantastic package.
Tag(s): writers, sports and recreation, sports, regional author, pandemics, nonfiction, Minnesota, memoirs, history, healthcare workers, COVID-19, book notes, baseball, authors, American West