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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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Jan 10

Book Notes 1/10/22

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 10, 2022 at 11:50 AM by Genesis Gaule

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1/10/2022


Our January Book Club pick is Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. Check it out and then join us on Tuesday, January 25 at 6 pm to discuss. More information


Cabin Tripping by JJ Eggers

Where to Go to Get Away from It All // Whether readers are seeking a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or a quiet retreat, a cozy night around a fire pit or a summery lakefront sojourn, this book delivers. Divided into six Chapters-Forest, Tropics, Mountain, Arctic, Water, and Desert-the book features a curated collection of over 80 of the most incredible cabins available to rent all over the globe. Each cabin profile includes information on how to get there, activities to enjoy in the area (hiking trails, fishing holes, thermal spas, and more), and tips like when to plan your visit to maximize your "leaf-peeping" or whale-watching opportunities".

643.25 EGGERS


Relics by Jamie Grove and Max Grove

A History of the World Told in 133 Objects // The Mini Museum is a collection of treasures gathered from across space and time shared by tens of thousands of people in more than 120 countries. Each item in the collection is a story connected to a childhood dream of sharing all the wonders the universe has to offer while bringing all of us closer together. In this book, the Mini Museum team shares the stories of real objects that have shaped our very existence across billions of years of history.

909 GROVE


NPR's Podcast Start Up Guide by Glen Weldon

Create, Launch, and Grow a Podcast on Any Budget // From NPR comes the definitive guide to podcasting, featuring step-by-step advice on how to find a unique topic, tell the best stories, and engage the most listeners, as well as the secrets that will take a podcast to the next level.

791.46 WELDON


Design a Healthy Home by Oliver Heath

100 ways to transform your space for physical and mental wellbeing // This illustrated guide to detoxifying a home includes one hundred ideas to support health and well-being in kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, and workspaces that are affordable, stylish, and easy to implement.

747 HEATH


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Dec 28

Book Notes 12/27/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 28, 2021 at 12:39 PM by Genesis Gaule

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12/27/2021


Happy (soon to be) New Year! Start the year off right at the library. All East Grand Forks residents, East Grand Forks teachers and students, and active duty military personnel are eligible for a free library card! More information


The Christmas Wedding Guest by Susan Mallery

The Somerville sisters believe in love, but they've lost faith it will happen for them. Reggie hasn't been home since the end of the world's shortest engagement. When her parents decide to renew their vows, she buffs up her twinkle to help with the Christmas wedding. Unexpectedly, Toby, her first love, is back too, and the spark between them shines as brightly as ever. In the spirit of the season, will they let go of past hurts and greet the New Year together? Done waiting for the one, Dena is pregnant and on her own, on purpose. But then a gorgeous, sad-eyed songwriter checks into a room at her inn. Micah, unable to write since he lost his wife, finds inspiration in Dena's determination to be a mom. One snowflake-speckled kiss and he's a goner. But Dena is afraid to believe that a rock star could fall for a cookie-cutter small-town girl like her.

MALLERY


The Age of AI by Henry A. Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, and Daniel Huttenlocher

And Our Human Future // Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming human society in fundamental and profound ways. Not since the Age of Reason have we changed how we approach security, economics, order, and even knowledge itself. In the Age of AI, three deep and accomplished thinkers come together to consider what AI will mean for us all.

006.3 KISSINGER


Agatha Christie edited by H. R. F. Keating

First Lady of Crime // Distinguished crime novelist H. R. F. Keating brings together a dozen noted writers to throw light on the ever-intriguing Dame Agatha. Some essays analyze Christie's art itself; some explain the reasons for her success. The myriad of angles explored here are penetrating, affectionate, enthusiastic, analytical, and even funny. Together, they give insight into the life and work of the First Lady of Crime.

Coming soon!


Go West, Young Man by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone

Missouri, 1860. Rumors of war between the North and South are spreading across the land. In rural Green County, many of the farmers are already choosing sides. But not John Zachary. His loyalties lie with his family first--and his heart is telling him to go west. Hoping to build a new life in the fertile valleys of Oregon, he convinces his best friend, Emmitt Braxton, to pack up their families and join him on a wagon train across the Oregon Trail. The journey will be long and hard. The physical hardships and grueling mental challenges will bring out the best in the some--and the worst in others. But with the guidance of an experienced wagon master and scout, they are determined to reach their destiny, no matter how high the cost... Twenty-seven wagons. Twenty-seven different hopes and dreams. This sprawling epic novel from these master storytellers captures the beauty and danger of the American West--and the pioneer spirit of those who tamed it.

Western LP JOHNSTONE


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