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Jan 24

Book Notes 1/24/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 24, 2022 at 2:16 PM by Genesis Gaule

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1/24/2022


Curious about your family history? Stop in for a Minnkota Genealogical Society Meeting! They meet the first Thursday of the month at 6 pm at the library.


Until Proven Safe by Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley

The History and Future of Quarantine // Manaugh and Twilly track the history and future of quarantine around the globe. It is a story of emergency isolation, but they also guide us through a nuclear-waste isolation facility beneath the New Mexican desert; plants stricken with a disease that threatens the world's wheat supply; and a meeting with NASA's Planetary Protection Officer, tasked with saving Earth from extraterrestrial infections.

614.46 MANAUGH


Becoming: Adapted for young readers by Michelle Obama

How Covid Shook the World's Economy // In this adaptation of her autobiography for younger readers, Michelle Obama presents an account of her life, and, in telling of her own personal evolution, stresses the need for people to realize that no one is perfect, that the process of "becoming" is what really matters.

973.932 OBAMA


The First Shots by Brendan Borrell

The Epic Rivalries and Heroic Science Behind the Race to the Coronavirus Vaccine // This book draws on exclusive, high-level access to weave together the intense vaccine-race conflicts among hard-driving, heroic scientists and the epic rivalries among Washington power players that shaped 18 months of fear, resolve, and triumph.

615.372 BORRELL


The Plague Year by Lawrence Wright

America in the Time of Covid //Beginning with the absolutely critical first moments of the outbreak in China, and ending with an epilogue on the vaccine rollout and the unprecedented events between the election of Joseph Biden and his inauguration, this book surges forward with essential information--and fascinating historical parallels--examining the medical, economic, political, and social ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

614.5 WRIGHT


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Nov 29

Book Notes 11/29/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 29, 2021 at 11:01 AM by Genesis Gaule

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11/29/2021


We're making Snowflake String Art for Campbell Creates on December 9 at 6 pm. Pick up a kit now or call the library to register to attend in person. More information


African Icons by Tracey Baptiste

Ten People Who Shaped History // Full-color portraits illustrate the stories of ten people-rulers, educators, inventors, scholars, and explorers-who helped shape the African continent and the world from ancient times through the tumultuous sixteenth century.

960.099 BAPTISTE


Warrior: Audrey Hepburn by Robert Matzen and Luca Dotti

After her retirement from film and raising her two sons, actress Audrey Hepburn used her fame and influence to capture the media's attention as she charged into the most dangerous places on earth to save children and mothers in dangerous situations. Matzen describes how Hepburn walked away from Hollywood to raise her sons, and then joined UNICEF, the organization that had saved her as a Dutch girl at the end of World War II.

791.4302 MATZEN


Don't Forget Us Here by Mansoor Adayfi

Lost and Found at Guantanamo // With unexpected warmth and empathy, Mansoor AdayfI unwinds a narrative of fighting for hope and survival in unimaginable circumstances, illuminating the limitlessness of the human spirit. And through his own story, he also tells Guantánamo's story, offering an unprecedented window into one of the most secretive places on earth and the people--detainees and guards alike--who lived there with him.

355.1 ADAYFI


All in the Family by Norman Lear

The Show That Changed Television // In this book, Norman Lear shares his take on fifty essential episodes that exemplify why the show remains as funny and relevant as ever. Its boundary-pushing approach to hot-button topics is examined with commentary from co-stars O' Connor, Stapleton, Reiner, and Struthers, as well as writers, directors, and guest stars from the show. With previously unseen notes from Lear, script pages, production designs, and a foreword by super-fan Jimmy Kimmel, this book is the ultimate companion to the seminal series and a must for fans of Lear's shows and television comedy.

791.4572 LEAR


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Nov 22

Book Notes 11/22/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 22, 2021 at 10:13 AM by Genesis Gaule

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11/22/2021


Campbell Book Club is next week. Join us to discuss This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger on Tuesday, November 30 at 6 pm. More information


Renegades by Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama

Born in the USA: Dreams, Music, Myth // Two longtime friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music, and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly produced expansion of their groundbreaking Higher Ground podcast, featuring more than 350 photographs, exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material.

973.932 SPRINGSTEEN // Also in e-book


Going There by Katie Couric

And Other Things My Daughters Taught Me // In this memoir, the iconic media star discusses her professional and personal life, including losing her husband at a young age, her historic turn as anchor of the CBS Evening News, and experiences dealing with gender inequality.

791.4502 COURIC


Brothers on Three by Abe Streep

A true story of family, resistance, and hope on a reservation in Montana // This is not simply a story about high school basketball, about state championships and a winning team. It is a book about community, and it is about boys on the cusp of adulthood, finding their way through the intersecting worlds they inhabit and forging their own paths to personhood.

306.8509 STREEP


Conquering the Pacific by Andrés Reséndez

An Unknown Mariner and the Final Great Voyage of the Age of Discovery // The story of an uncovered voyage as colorful and momentous as any on record for the Age of Discovery-and of the Black mariner whose stunning accomplishment has been until now lost to history.

959.9 RESENDEZ


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