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Sep 27

Book Notes 9/26/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on September 27, 2022 at 9:57 AM by Genesis Gaule

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9/26/2022


Support your library at the Friends of the Library Book Sale! October 7 & 8 @ 8 am - 5 pm. More information...


Indigenous Continent  by Pekka Hämäläinen

The Epic Contest for North America // In this book Pekka Hämäläinen overturns the traditional, Eurocentric narrative, demonstrating that, far from being weak and helpless "victims" of European colonialism, Indigenous peoples controlled North America well into the 19th century.

970.004 HAMALAINEN


What the Fact?  by Dr. Seema Yasmin

Finding the Truth in All the Noise //Tracing the spread of misinformation and disinformation through our fast-moving media landscape, a journalist, scientist, medical professional, and professor gives readers the skills to identify and counter poorly sourced clickbait and misleading headlines.

302.23 YASMIN


When Children Feel Pain by Rachel Rabkin Peachman & Anna C. Wilson

From Everyday Aches to Chronic Conditions // Drawing on the latest research, two leading voices on pediatric pain show parents, teachers, and medical practitioners how to help when they are needed most, attuning adults to practical strategies that make real difference in kids' lives.

618.92 PEACHMAN


The Story of Russia by Orlando Figes

This book is a fresh approach to the thousand years of Russia's history, concerned as much with the ideas that have shaped how Russians think about their past as it is with the events and personalities comprising it.

947 FIGES


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Aug 29

Book Notes 8/22/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 29, 2022 at 9:27 AM by Genesis Gaule

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8/29/2022


Our September Book Club pick is Educated by Tara Westover. Check it out and then join us on Monday, September 27 at 6 pm to discuss. More information...


Path Lit by Lightning by David Maraniss

The Life of Jim Thorpe // Jim Thorpe rose to world fame as a mythic talent who excelled at every sport. But despite his colossal skills, Thorpe's life was a struggle against the odds. But for all his travails, Thorpe did not succumb. The man survived, complications and all, and so did the myth.

796.092 THORPE


I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor--including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother--and how she retook control of her life.

791.4502 MCCURDY


Mothercare by Lynne Tillman

On Obligation, Love, Death, and Ambivalence // This is at once a cautionary tale, and also a reverential invitation for any caretaker who can relate to suddenly becoming responsible for the life management practices of a parent, loved or not. This story may be helpful, informative, consoling, or upsetting, and it never fails to underscore how impossible it is to get the job done completely right.

616.85 TILLMAN


Acceptance by Emi Nietfeld

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A Memoir // Candid and frequently harrowing, with a ribbon of dark humor, this book is a stunning human story and an invaluable view of the actual cost of upward mobility.

305.5 NIETFELD


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Jul 11

Book Notes 7/11/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 11, 2022 at 6:31 PM by Genesis Gaule

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7/11/2022


Have a puzzle you want to trade out for new one? Come join us for the Puzzle Exchange Thursday, July 14 @ 5:30pm.


Killers of the Flower Moon David Grann

The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI -- Adapted for Young Adults // This essential book introduces young readers to the Reign of Terror against the Osage people--one of history's most ruthless and shocking crimes. // Original version also available in book, CD, and e-book.

976.6004 GRANN


What's the Use? Ian Stewart

How Mathematics Shapes Everyday Life // An esteemed mathematician shows how math powers the world, from technology to health care and beyond.

510 STEWART


Fallout by Steve Sheinkin

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Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown // With the United States’ creation of the Atomic Bomb, the Soviet Union does not want to be left behind. This results in neck-and-neck competition through the arms and Space Race, culminating in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

972.9106 SHEINKIN


The Light of Days by Judy Batalion; with Winifred Conkling

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The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos -- Young Readers Edition // This book presents the untold story of the young Jewish women who became resistance fighters against the Nazis during World War II. // Original version also available.

940.53 BATALION


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