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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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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.

940.4 FOX

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.

305.895 YOO

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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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 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.


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.


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.

976.9 LP DRURY

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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Jul 06

Book Notes 7/5/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 6, 2021 at 11:28 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our book club! We're meeting on Tues, July 27 @ 6:00 pm to dicuss A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman.

What Happened to You? by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry

Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing // When questioning our emotions, it's easy to place the blame on ourselves; holding ourselves and those around us to an impossible standard. It's time we started asking a different question. Our earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road, and What Happened to You? provides insights into the behavioral patterns so many of us struggle to understand.

616.8521 PERRY • Also in ebook

The Argument Hangover by Aaron and Jocelyn Freeman

Empowering Couples to Fight Smarter and Overcome Communication Pitfalls // In this relatable, no B.S. book for couples, the Freemans explain what an argument hangover is, what causes it, and how to clearly communicate your needs to feel understood. This modern guide includes step-by-step tools and exercises you can implement right away, so you can handle the challenges that so many couples face today.

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Killing the Mob by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

The Fight Against Organized Crime in America // Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard trace the brutal history of 20th Century organized crime in the United States, and expertly plumb the history of this nation’s most notorious serial robbers, conmen, murderers, and especially, mob family bosses.

364.106 O’REILLY

The Good Girls by Sonia Faleiro

An Ordinary Killing // In 1836, two missionaries and their wives were among the first Americans to cross the Rockies by covered wagon on what would become the Oregon Trail. Both men failed as missionaries, but, by inventing a story, they helped to fuel a massive Westward migration that would eventually devastate those that they had originally set out to save.

364.1523 FALEIRO

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