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Feb 22

Book Notes 2/22/21

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on February 22, 2021 at 10:11 AM by Genesis Gaule

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2/22/2021


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A Question of Freedom by William G. Thomas

The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation's Founding to the Civil War // The enslaved families of Prince George’s County, Maryland, filed hundreds of lawsuits for their freedom against a powerful circle of slaveholders, taking their cause all the way to the Supreme Court. Between 1787 and 1861, these lawsuits challenged the legitimacy of slavery in American law and put slavery on trial in the nation’s capital.

306.362 THOMAS

All the Young Men by Ruth Coker Burks and Kevin Carr O’Leary

In 1986, 26-year old Ruth begins to care for a young man who suffers from AIDS. Word then spreads in the community that Ruth is the only person willing to help these young men afflicted by AIDS, and is called upon to nurse them. As she forges deep friendships with the men she helps, she advises Governor Bill Clinton on the national HIV-AIDS crisis.

362.19697 BURKS

The Hilarious World of Depression by John Moe

For years John Moe, critically-acclaimed public radio personality and host of The Hilarious World of Depression podcast, struggled with depression; it plagued his family and claimed the life of his brother in 2007. The Hilarious World of Depression illuminates depression in an entirely fresh and inspiring way.

616.85 MOE

Drawing Fire by Todd DePastino

The editorial cartoons of Bill Mauldin // Army sergeant Bill Mauldin shot to fame during World War II with his grim and gritty "Willie & Joe" cartoons that gave readers of Stars & Stripes and hundreds of home front newspapers a glimpse of war from the foxholes of Europe. Now, for the first time, comic images from his entire career are available in this illustrated single volume.

MH 741.0924 DEPASTINO


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Feb 16

Book Notes 2/16/21

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on February 16, 2021 at 12:54 PM by Genesis Gaule

Open books and the words book notes

2/16/2021


The Campbell Library is open to the public Mondays/Fridays (9am-5pm) and Tuesdays/Thursdays (4-7pm). We also offer Front Door Pick Up and half hour appointments for browsing or computer use Wednesdays (9am-5pm) and Tuesdays/Thursdays (9am-4pm).


Love Her Madly by Bill Cosgrave

Jim Morrison, Mary, and Me // In 1965, Bill Cosgrave was smuggled across the border into the United States after receiving an invitation from his friend Mary Werbelow. When Jim and Mary’s relationship faltered, Jim headed for Venice beach with his notebook. Later, Jim’s writing would morph into iconic hit songs, rocketing him to international fame as the lead singer of the Doors.

101 Amazing Uses for Cinnamon by Nancy Lin Chen

Everyone loves a good cinnamon roll, but did you know cinnamon can help your hair grow longer and stronger? In 101 Amazing Uses for Cinnamon, discover the many ways this simple spice can improve your health, your home, and of course, your food.

Bright and Dangerous Objects by Anneliese Mackintosh

Commercial deep-sea diver Solvig has a secret. She wants to be one of the first human beings to colonize Mars, and she’s one of a hundred people shortlisted by the Mars Project to do just that. But to fulfil her ambition, she’ll have to leave behind everything she’s ever known—for the rest of her life.

The Talented Miss Farwell by Emily Gray Tedrowe

Miss Rebecca Farwell is living a double life. On one end she is a rich and famous artist, and on the other, she lives with her family on a small ranch farmhouse and works tirelessly as the town of Pierson’s treasurer and controller. What the town doesn’t know is that Farwell “borrows” funds from the town to fund her art. How long can she pull off her secret double life?


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Feb 01

Book Notes 2/1/21

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on February 1, 2021 at 4:14 PM by Genesis Gaule

Open books and the words book notes

2/1/2021


The Campbell Library is open to the public Mondays/Fridays (9am-5pm) and Tuesdays/Thursdays (4-7pm). We also offer Front Door Pick Up and half hour appointments for browsing or computer use Wednesdays (9am-5pm) and Tuesdays/Thursdays (9am-4pm).


We Keep The Dead Close by Becky Cooper

A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence // In 1969, Jane Britton, a Harvard graduate, was found dead in her Cambridge, Massachusetts apartment. Forty years later, our story follows Becky Cooper and her investigation into the rumors of what happened to Jane. We Keep the Dead Close is a memoir of mirrors, misogyny, and murder.

The Woman Who Stole Vermeer by Anthony M. Amore

The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist // In the world of crime, there exists an unusual commonality between those who steal art and those who repeatedly kill: they are almost exclusively male. But, as with all things, there is always an outlier—outlier is Rose Dugdale. Her life of crime and activism is at turns unbelievable and awe-inspiring, and sure to engross readers.

What We Didn’t Expect by Melody Schreiber

Personal Stories about Premature Birth // Until now there hasn’t been a book that has collected personal experiences from people who have parented, cared for, or have been premature babies. Everything from life-changing tests of faith to navigating the red tape of healthcare bureaucracy; from overcoming unimaginable grief to surviving and thriving against all odds.

Sitting Pretty by Rebekah Taussig

The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body // Writing about the rhythms and textures of what it means to live in a body that doesn’t fit, Rebekah reflects on everything from the complications of kindness and charity, living both independently and dependently, experiencing intimacy, and how the pervasiveness of ableism in our everyday media directly translates to everyday life.


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