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Jun 20

Book Notes 6/20/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 20, 2022 at 10:32 AM by Genesis Gaule

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6/20/2022


Our July Book Club pick is Race of the Century by Neil Bascomb. Check it out and then join us on July 26 at 6 pm to discuss. More information...


Unequal Michael Eric Dyson & Marc Favreau

A Story of America // Interconnected stories present a picture of racial inequality in America, showing systemic discrimination in all areas of society and showing the unbroken line of Black resistance to this inequality.

323.1196 DYSON


The Greatest Polar Expedition of All Time by Markus Rex

The Arctic Mission to the Epicenter of Climate Change // Interweaving history, science, and memoir, this book is a page-turner about the teamwork it takes to complete a risky goal, all in the name of understanding--and responding to--the climate crisis.

363.738 REX


Outdoor Kids in an Inside World by Steven Rinella

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Getting Your Family Out of the House and Radically Engaged with Nature // With the right mindset, families can find beauty, meaning, and connection in a life lived outdoors. Now, outdoors expert Steven Rinella shares the parenting wisdom he has garnered as a father whose family has lived amid the biggest cities and wildest corners of America.

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Nasty, Brutish, and Short by Scott Hershovitz

Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids // From a Michigan professor of law and philosophy, a thought-provoking investigation into life's biggest questions with the help of great philosophers old and new-including his two young children.

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Apr 18

Book Notes 4/18/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on April 18, 2022 at 6:23 PM by Genesis Gaule

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4/18/2022


Come and support the Friends of the Library during out Spring Book Sale April 22 and 23 (8 am to 5 pm). Don't forget to check out our $5 bag sale on Saturday! More information...


 Hudson Bay Bound by Natalie Warren

Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic // The remarkable eighty-five-day journey of the first two women to canoe the 2,000-mile route from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay.

797.122 WARREN


Beyond by Catherine Wolff

How Humankind Thinks About Heaven // In this engrossing cultural history of heaven, Catherine Wolff delves into how people and cultures have defined heaven over the centuries. She describes how different faiths and religions have framed it, how the sense of heaven has evolved, and how non-religious influences have affected it, from the Enlightenment to the increasingly non-religious views of heaven today.

202.3 WOLFF


The Defense Lawyer by James Patterson & Benjamin Wallace

national geograhpic photographyThe Barry Slotnick Story // From negotiating Melania Trump's pre-nup to representing the Dapper Don, from defending the Subway Vigilante to mediating Bette Midler's bathhouse contract, Bronx-native Bernard Slotnick's unparalleled acumen defined a profession, a city, and an era.

340.092 PATTERSON


Islands of Abandonment by Cal Flyn

Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape // Cal Flyn, an investigative journalist, exceptional nature writer, and promising new literary voice visits the eeriest and most desolate places on Earth that due to war, disaster, disease, or economic decay, have been abandoned by humans. What she finds every time is an "island" of teeming new life: nature has rushed in to fill the void faster and more thoroughly than even the most hopeful projections of scientists.

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Apr 12

Book Notes 4/11/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on April 12, 2022 at 10:45 AM by Genesis Gaule

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4/11/2022


Are you interested in learning about how to paint without paint or a brush? Join us for Campbell Creates: Ink Painting on Tuesday, April 19 at 6 pm! More information...


To Rescue the Republic by Bret Baier & Catherine Whitney

Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876 // Appointed as Lieutenant General of the Union Army in March 1864, Grant's forces had seized Richmond and forced Robert E. Lee to surrender within a year. After Lincoln's assassination, Grant answered the call-- advancing an agenda of Reconstruction and aggressively countering the Ku Klux Klan. In Grant's final weeks in the White House, the contested presidential election of 1876 produced no clear victory for either Republican Rutherford B. Hayes or Democrat Samuel Tilden. Baier shows how Grant's compromise saved the nation, but tragically condemned the South to another century of civil-rights oppression.

973.820 BAIER


Speaking of Race by Celeste Headlee

Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism—and How to Do It // Headlee provides practical advice and insight for talking about race that will facilitate better conversations that can actually bring us closer together. It is an essential and timely book for all of us.

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Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid by Thor Hanson

national geograhpic photographyThe Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change // Hanson looks back through deep time, examining fossil records, pollen, and even the tooth enamel of giant wombats and mummified owl pellets. Together, these records of our past tell the story of ancient climate change, shedding light on the challenges faced by today's species, the ways they will respond, and how these strategies will determine the fate of ecosystems around the globe.

577.2 HANSON


Say Their Names by Curtis Bunn, Michael H. Cottman, Patrice Gaines, Nick Charles, & Keith Harriston

How Black Lives Came to Matter in America // With a combination of penetrating, focused journalism and affecting personal insight, the authors bring together their collective years of reporting, creating a cohesive and comprehensive understanding of racial inequality in America.

323.119 BUNN


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