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Jun 13

Book Notes 6/13/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 13, 2022 at 11:15 AM by Genesis Gaule

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6/13/2022


Our Community Summer Reading Challenge is back! Join the Lazy River Challenge where community members compete with staff to get their innertube down the lazy river first. More information...


Nice Racism by Dr. Robin DiAngelo

How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm // This book is an essential work for any white person who recognizes the existence of systemic racism and white supremacy and wants to take steps to align their values with their actual practice.

305.8 DIANGELO


The Last Slave Ship by Ben Raines

The True Story of How Clotilda Was Found, Her Descendants, and an Extraordinary Reckoning // The incredible true story of the last ship to carry enslaved people to America, the remarkable town its survivors founded after emancipation, and the complicated legacy their descendants carry with them to this day.

306.36 RAINES


Civil Rights Queen by Tomiko Brown-Nagin

national geograhpic photographyConstance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality // In this book Tomiko Brown-Nagin dramatically fills out the picture of some of the most profound judicial and societal change made in twentieth-century America.

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Davos Man by Peter S. Goodman

AHow the Billionaires Devoured the World // This book is an essential read for anyone concerned about economic justice, the capacity of societies to grapple with their greatest challenges, and the sanctity of representative government.

305.5 GOODMAN


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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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Sep 14

Book Notes 9/13/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on September 14, 2021 at 6:40 PM by Genesis Gaule

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9/13/2021


Our September Book Club pick is The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. Check it out and then join us on September 28 at 6 pm to discuss.


The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream by Dean Jobb

The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer // Dr. Thomas Neil Cream used poison on vulnerable and desperate women, many who had turned to him for medical help. Framed around one salacious trial in 1891 London, Jobb explores a fascinating and vividly told true-crime narrative about the hunt for one of the first known serial killers, whose poisoning spree in the US, Canada, and England coincided with the birth of forensic science as well as the public's growing appetite for crime fiction such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novels.

364.152 JOBB


How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith

A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America // 'How the Word is Passed' is Clint Smith's revealing, contemporary portrait of America as a slave owning nation. Beginning in his own hometown of New Orleans, Smith leads the reader through an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks - those that are honest about the past and those that are not - that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nations collective history, and ourselves.

306.362 SMITH


The Almost Legendary Morris Sisters by Julie Klam

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A True Story of Family Fiction // A the revealing account of what Klam discovered about her family - and herself - as she dug into the past. The deeper she went into the lives of the Morris sisters, the slipperier their stories became. And the more questions she had about what actually happened to them, the more her opinion of them evolved. Part memoir and part confessional and told with the wit and honesty that are hallmarks of Klam's books, The Almost Legendary Morris Sisters is the fascinating and funny true story of one writer's journey into her family's past, the truths she brings to light, and what she learned about herself along the way.

974.71043 KLAM


Elizabeth & Margaret by Andrew Morton

The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters // They were the closest of sisters and the best of friends. But when, in a quixotic twist of fate, their uncle Edward Vlll decided to abdicate the throne, the dynamic between Elizabeth and Margaret was dramatically altered. Forever more Margaret would have to curtsey to the sister she called 'Lillibet.' And bow to her wishes. Elizabeth would always look upon her younger sister's antics with a kind of stoical amusement, but Margaret's struggle to find a place and position inside the royal system--and her fraught relationship with its expectations--was often a source of tension. Famously, the Queen had to inform Margaret that the Church and government would not countenance her marrying a divorcee, Group Captain Peter Townsend, forcing Margaret to choose between keeping her title and royal allowances or her divorcee lover. From the idyll of their cloistered early life, through their hidden war-time lives, into the divergent paths they took following their father's death and Elizabeth's ascension to the throne, this book explores their relationship over the years. Andrew Morton's latest biography offers unique insight into these two drastically different sisters--one resigned to duty and responsibility, the other resistant to it--and the lasting impact they have had on the Crown, the royal family, and the ways it adapted to the changing mores of the 20th century.

941.085092 LP MORTON


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