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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on March 7, 2022 at 3:34 PM by Genesis Gaule
Join us on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:00pm for Campbell Creates! We making Upcycled Bird Feeders from recycled materials. More information...
Forget the Alamo by Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, and Jason Stanford
The Rise and Fall of an American MythThis book provocatively explains the true story of the battle against the backdrop of Texas's struggle for independence, then shows us how the sausage of myth got made in the Jim Crow South of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson
As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In this book, she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty.
Sunbelt Blues by Andrew Ross
The Failure of American Housing // As millions of renters face down evictions and foreclosures in the midst of the COVID-19 recession, Andrew Ross reveals how ineffective government planning, property market speculation, and poverty wages have combined to create this catastrophe. Immersive and compassionate, this book finds in Osceola County a bellwether for the future of homelessness in America.
The Lost Boys of Montauk by Amanda M. Fairbanks
The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind // This book is the riveting account of a fishing boat and its four young crewman lost at sea in 1984 off the coast of Montauk in eastern Long Island -- a "fishing town with a drinking problem," as the locals call it -- and the stunning repercussions of that loss for the families and friends of the four missing men and, indeed, the entire storied summer community of the Hamptons.
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Tag(s): US politics, US history, US economy, sociology, social justice, shipwrecks, poverty, politics, nonfiction, missing persons, mental illness, history, economics, depression, book notes, autobiography, autobiographies
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 31, 2022 at 11:18 AM by Genesis Gaule
Minne-Murals™ are back! Pick one up and color with us on Zoom to learn about Paleontology and art techniques. More information...
E.R. Nurses by James Patterson and Matt Eversmann
True Stories from America's Greatest Unsung Heroes //Around the clock, across the country, these highly skilled and compassionate men and women sacrifice and struggle for us and our families. You have never heard their true stories. Not like this. From big-city and small-town hospitals. From behind the scenes. From the heart. This book will make you laugh, make you cry, make you understand. When we're at our worst, E.R. nurses are at their best.
Uncontrolled Spread by Scott Gottlieb, MD
Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic // As the pandemic unfolded, Gottlieb was in regular contact with all the key players in Congress, the Trump administration, and the drug and diagnostic industries. Providing an inside account of how level after level of American government crumbled as the COVID-19 crisis advanced, he argues we must fix our systems and prepare for a deadlier coronavirus variant, a flu pandemic, or whatever else nature--or those wishing us harm--may threaten us with.
On Animals by Susan Orlean
Orlean examines animal-human relationships through the compelling tales she has written over the course of her celebrated career. These stories consider a range of creatures, the household pets we dote on, the animals we raise to end up as meat on our plates, the creatures who could eat us for dinner, the various tamed and untamed animals we share our planet with who are central to human life.
I Alone Can Fix It by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker
Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year // The true story of what took place in Donald Trump's White House during a disastrous 2020 has never before been told in full. What was really going on around the president, as the government failed to contain the coronavirus and over half a million Americans perished? Who was influencing Trump after he refused to concede an election he had clearly lost and spread lies about election fraud?
Tag(s): zoology, US economy, politics, pets, pandemic, nonfiction, medicine, human-animal relationships, history, economics, diseases, covid-19, celebrities, book notes, biographies, animals, animal behavior
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 24, 2022 at 2:16 PM by Genesis Gaule
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tag(s): US economy, space exploration, space, science, politics, pandemic, nonfiction, medicine, history, health and wellness, economics, diseases, covid-19, celebrities, book notes, autobiographies