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May 31

Book Notes 5/30/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on May 31, 2022 at 10:28 AM by Genesis Gaule

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5/30/2022


Our June Book Club pick is Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Check it out and then join us on June 28 at 6 pm to discuss! More information...


Segregated Skies by Michael H. Cottman

David Harris's Trailblazing Journey to Rise Above Racial Barriers // This book follows David Harris's turbulent path to become the first African-American commercial airline pilot in the U.S., presented against the backdrop of racial tensions, protests, and the landmark civil rights legislation of the 1960s.

629.13092 COTTMAN


No Time Like the Future by Michael J. Fox

An Optimist Considers Mortality // The actor shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how perceptions about time affect the consideration of mortality.

791.4302 FOX


Reign of Terror by Spencer Ackerman

national geograhpic photographyHow the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump // A union of journalism and intellectual history, this book will be a path breaking and definitive book with the power to transform how America understands its national security policies and their catastrophic impact on its civic life.

973.931 ACKERMAN


The Real Anthony Fauci by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health // This book details how Fauci, Gates, and their cohorts use their control of media outlets, scientific journals, key government and quasi-governmental agencies, global intelligence agencies, and influential scientists and physicians to flood the public with fearful propaganda about COVID-19 virulence and pathogenesis, and to muzzle debate and ruthlessly censor dissent.

362.1962 KENNEDY


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Mar 28

Book Notes 3/28/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on March 28, 2022 at 2:17 PM by Genesis Gaule

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3/28/2022


Our April Book Club pick is Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley. Check it out and then join us on April 26th at 6 pm to discuss. More information...


Confluence by Hampton Smith

A History of Fort Snelling // Fort Snelling, a foundational place in the story of Minnesota, was built two hundred years ago at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, an area known to the Dakota people as Bdote. This book delves into the fort's long and complicated story: its construction, the daily lives of its inhabitants and those who lived nearby, the shift in its function when a spectacular influx of speculators and land-hungry immigrants flooded the territory, its participation in wresting the land from the Dakota, and its evolution as two cities grew up around it and its roles in two world wars-up to the reinterpretation of the fort as Minnesotans mark its two-hundredth anniversary.

355.7097 SMITH


Countdown Bin Laden by Chris Wallace and Mitch Weiss

The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the Mastermind of 9/11 to Justice // Wallace delivers new information collected from families who lost loved ones on 9/11, shares what relatives of SEAL Team Six went through, and brings us inside the tense Situation Room during the raid.

958.104 WALLACE


Risk by Stanley McChrystal and Anna Butrico

A User's Guide // In this new book, General McChrystal offers a battle-tested system for detecting and responding to risk. Instead of defining risk as a force to predict, McChrystal and coauthor Anna Butrico show that there are in fact ten dimensions of control we can adjust at any given time. By closely monitoring these controls, we can maintain a healthy Risk Immune System that allows us to effectively anticipate, identify, analyze, and act upon the ever-present possibility that things will not go as planned.

658.155 MCCHRYSTAL


This Is How They Tell Me the World End by Nicole Perlroth

The Cyberweapons Arms Race // Perlroth lifts the curtain on a market in shadow, revealing the urgent threat faced by us all if we cannot bring the global cyber arms race to heel.

005.8 PERLROTH


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Mar 21

Book Notes 3/21/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on March 21, 2022 at 2:54 PM by Genesis Gaule

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3/21/2022


Storytime is back in person! Children 5 and younger (their grownups too) can come in and join Miss Andrea at 10am on Mondays!


Lightning Down by Tom Clavin

A World War II Story of Survival // This book is like that of a thriller, but the stories of imprisoned and brutalized airmen are true and told in unforgettable detail, led by the distinctly American voice of Joe Moser, who prays every day to be reunited with his family. It is a can't-put-down inspiring saga of brave men confronting great evil and great odds against survival.

940.547 CLAVIN


Travels with George by Nathaniel Philbrick

In Search of Washington and His Legacy // Written at a moment when America's foundational ideals--or claims to them--are under scrutiny, this book grapples bluntly and honestly with George Washington's legacy as a man of the people, a mythical figure of the early republic, a reluctant President, and a plantation owner who held people in slavery.

973.41 PHILBRICK


The Secret History of Food by Matt Siegel

Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat // Exploring cultural, scientific, sexual, and culinary substructures, this essential read for all foodies, at turns both funny and fascinating, looks at the little-known history surrounding food.

394.12 SIEGEL


The Bright Ages by Matthew Gabriele and David M. Perry

A New History of Medieval Europe // A lively and magisterial popular history that refutes common misperceptions of the European Middle Ages, showing the beauty and communion that flourished alongside the dark brutality--a brilliant reflection of humanity itself.

940.1 GABRIELE


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