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Nov 01

Book Notes 11/1/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 1, 2021 at 1:48 PM by Genesis Gaule

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11/1/2021


Get out your bags and boxes! The Friends of the Campbell Library Book Sale is November 5 and 6! More information


The Taking of Jemima Boone by Matthew Pearl

Colonial Settlers, Tribal Nations, and the Kidnap That Shaped America // Explores the little-known true story of the kidnapping of thirteen-year-old Jemima Boone, Daniel Boone's daughter, by a Cherokee-Shawnee raiding party and the ensuing battle with reverberations that nobody could predict.

976.902 PEARL


Days Like Smoke by Nick Davis

A Minnesota boyhood // Here is the story of Jon Hassler's early years. His poignant remembrance of family and friends, of youthful calamities and triumphs, show what shaped him and opened his path to become one of Minnesota's best-loved and iconic writers. Memoirs are written from the vantage point of age. Here, his close examination of memory--what endures and why--unfold the pivotal moments of his growing up in the small towns of Staples and Plainview, MN. Family, friends, new neighborhoods and old, questions of faith and doubt--all had deep meaning, he comes to see.

813.54 HASSLER


Voices from the Pandemic by Eli Saslow

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Americans Tell Their Stories of Crisis, Courage and Resilience // The Covid-19 pandemic was a world-shattering event, affecting everyone in the nation. From its first ominous stirrings, renowned journalist Eli Saslow began interviewing a cross-section of Americans, capturing their experiences in real time: An exhausted and anguished EMT risking his life in New York City; a grocery store owner feeding his neighborhood for free in locked-down New Orleans; an overwhelmed coroner in Georgia; a Maryland restaurateur forced to close his family business after forty-six years; an Arizona teacher wrestling with her fears and her obligations to her students; rural citizens adamant that the whole thing is a hoax, and retail workers attacked for asking people to wear masks; patients struggling to breathe and doctors desperately trying to save them.

614.5 SASLOW


Once Upon a Time in Queens  by Nick Davis

An oral history of the 1986 Mets // A full-color celebration of the New York Mets' iconic World Series championship, with oral history-style text throughout and remembrances from key players and fans. October 2021 will mark the 35th anniversary of the 86 Mets' World Series win. This is a tie-in book to the ESPN multi-part "30 for 30" documentary series. Unique photographs of the team and the era are also included. A foreword by Kimmel, discussing what the Mets and their triumph means to him, round out this fantastic package.

796.357 DAVIS


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Mar 01

Book Notes 3/1/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on March 1, 2021 at 11:01 AM by Genesis Gaule

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3/1/2021


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).


All About Anxiety by Carrie Lewis

Anxiety is something that plagues everyone at some point in our lives. It comes through anything from normal worries to outright fear. But what causes anxiety? And what can we do about it? All About Anxiety tackles these questions. Readers will learn what's going on in their brain when they feel anxious and how to manage it so they can thrive.

155.4 LEWIS

How We Got to the Moon by John Rocco

The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure // Everyone knows of Neil Armstrong's famous first steps on the moon. But what did it really take to get us there? This book tells the stories of the 400,000 unsung heroes and their innovations that allowed NASA to achieve this unparalleled accomplishment.

629.454 ROCCO

Trending by Kira Vermond

How and Why Stuff Gets Popular // Fads and trends: How do they start? Why do they spread? And how deep can their impact be? Although trends might seem trivial, if you dig deeper, you’ll find that our desire to chase the next big thing can have an even bigger impact than expected.

306 VERMOND

American Pandemic by Nancy Bristow

The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic // Between the years 1918 and1920, influenza raged around the globe in the worst pandemic in recorded history, killing at least fifty million people, more than half a million of them Americans. Yet despite the devastation, this catastrophic event seems but a forgotten moment in our nation's past.

614.5 BRISTOW


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