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Aug 25

Book Notes: 8/23/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 25, 2021 at 9:50 AM by Genesis Gaule

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8/23/2021


The Library will be closed September 6th for Labor Day. Make sure to check out plenty of books for the long weekend!


American Marxism by Mark Levin

Levin explains how the core elements of Marxist ideology are now pervasive in American society and culture—from our schools, the press, and corporations, to Hollywood, the Democratic Party, and the Biden presidency. Levin seeks to rally the American people to defend their liberty.

320.513 LEVIN


The Father of Glacier National Park by George Bird Grinell

Discoveries and Explorations In His Own Words // George Bird Grinnell was a prolific writer and record-keeper. He diligently made time in camp for meticulous journal entries. With his small group of explorers, he discovered and named forty geological features east of the Continental Divide and west of the Blackfeet Reservation. His discoveries, publications and leadership led to the creation of Glacier National Park.

978.652 GRINNELL


Baby Bomb by Kara Hoppe and Stan Tatkin

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A Relationship Survival Guide for New Parents // A new baby can turn your life-and your romantic relationship-upside down. Baby Bomb is the resource parents need to integrate life with baby so they can co-parent and co-partner as a solid and supportive team, while also cultivating mad love for each other. The book gives moms and dads more than just "tips" for better parenting and partnering; it gives them a science-based understanding of why a secure-functioning relationship is essential for successful parenting.

306.874 HOPPE


Trejo by Danny Trejo

My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood // For the first time, the full, fascinating, and inspirational true story of Danny Trejo's journey from crime, prison, addiction, and loss to unexpected fame as Hollywood's favorite bad guy with a heart of gold. Raised in an abusive home, Trejo struggled with heroin addiction and did stints in some of the country's most notorious state prisons. Here he takes us through the ups and downs of his life. He reveals how he managed the horrors of prison, rebuilt himself after finding sobriety and spirituality in solitary confinement, and draws inspiration from the adrenaline-fueled robbing heists of his past for the film roles that made him a household name. Although he has inspired countless others on their own road to recovery and redemption, he struggles to help his children with their personal battles with addiction, and to build relationships that last.

791.4302 TREJO


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Jul 12

Book Notes 7/12/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 12, 2021 at 4:09 PM by Genesis Gaule

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7/12/2021


 Flex your creative muscles at Art in the Park. Make a mosaic self portrait with Jill Levene on July 20 at 6 pm. Meet at the Big Shelter in Sherlock Park.


Two Truths and a Lie by Ellen McGarrahan

A Murder, a Private Investigator, and Her Search for Justice // Ellen McGarrahan was a young reporter for the Miami Herald when she covered the execution of Jesse Tafero, a man convicted of murdering two police officers. When it later emerged that Tafero may not have committed the murders, McGarrahan became haunted by that grisly execution--and appalled by her unquestioning acceptance of the state's version of events.

364.1523 MCGARRAHAN

Bring Back Our Girls by Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw

The Untold Story of the Global Search for Nigeria's Missing Schoolgirls // #BringBackOurGirls, a call for the release of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls who’d been kidnapped by the Islamist sect Boko Haram, helped turn a group of teenagers into a prize in the global War on Terror. Revealing how wildfire social media activism is reshaping our relationship to global politics.

363.325 PARKINSON

Blood and Treasure by Bob Drury Tom Clavin

Daniel Boone and the Fight for America's First Frontier // In the 13 colonies founded by Great Britain, anxious colonists desperate to conquer and settle North America’s “First Frontier” commence a series of bloody battles. These violent conflicts are waged against the Native American tribes whose lands they covet, the French, and finally against Great Britain in an American Revolution destined to reverberate around the world.

976.9 LP DRURY

Flight of the Diamond Smugglers by Matthew Gavin Frank

A Tale of Pigeons, Obsession, and Greed Along Coastal South Africa // The Diamond Coast houses an illicit trade that supplies a global market. The ingenious methods used in facilitating smuggling particularly, the illegal act of sneaking carrier pigeons onto mine property, affixing diamonds to their feet, and sending them into the air caught Gavin Frank’s attention. Frank reveals how these feathered bandits became outlaws in every mining town.

364.13 FRANK


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Jun 14

Book Notes 6/14/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 14, 2021 at 11:03 AM by Genesis Gaule

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6/14/2021


The Campbell Library is open to the public Monday/Friday (9am-5pm) and Tuesday/Thursday (10am-7pm). We also offer Front Door Pick Up and half hour appointments for browsing or computer use Wednesdays (9am-5pm).


Who is RuPaul? by Nico Medina

Who HQ // RuPaul Andre Charles always knew he was meant to be a performer. Ru developed his drag-queen personality and launched his career in the 1980s. He now hosts and judges the widely popular and long-running show RuPaul's Drag Race, which has raised the profile of the art of drag, and drag queens around the world.

921 RUPAUL

Sincerely, Your Autistic Child by Emily Paige Ballou, Sharon daVanport, and Morenike Giwa Onaiwu

What People on the Autism Spectrum Wish Their Parents Knew About Growing Up, Acceptance, and Identity // Sincerely, Your Autistic Child represents an authentic resource for parents written by people who understand this experience most, autistic people themselves. Tackles the everyday challenges of growing up while honestly addressing the emotional needs, sensitivity, and vibrancy of autistic girls and nonbinary people.

618.92 BALLOU

Plunder by Menachem Kaiser

A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure // Kaiser takes up his Holocaust-survivor grandfather’s former battle to reclaim the family’s apartment building in Sosnowiec, Poland. He makes a discovery that his grandfather’s cousin wrote a secret memoir while a slave laborer in a vast, secret Nazi tunnel complex. A band of Silesian treasure seekers revere the memoir as the guidebook to Nazi plunder.

940.53 KAISER

Every Day is a Gift by Tammy Duckworth

A Memoir // Learn the incredible story of Illinois senator and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth and see what inspired her to follow the path that made her who she is today. The book traces her impoverished childhood, her decision to join the Army, the months spent recovering from the RPG attack that shot down her helicopter and nearly took her life, and her subsequent mission of serving in elected office.

328.73 DUCKWORTH


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