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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on September 14, 2021 at 6:40 PM by Genesis Gaule
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.
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.
The Almost Legendary Morris Sisters by Julie Klam
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.
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.
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Tag(s): US history, true crime, slavery, royalty, nonfiction, memoir, history, families, England, book notes, biography, African Americans
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 9, 2021 at 12:00 PM by Genesis Gaule
Our August Book Club pick is The Grace Year by Kim Liggett. Check it out and then join us on Tuesday, August 31 at 6 pm to join in the discussion.
The Babysitter by Liza Rodman
My Summers with a Serial Killer // During the summer, Liza’s babysitter—a handsome handyman at the motel where her mother worked—took her and her sister on adventures in his truck. But there was one thing she didn’t know; their babysitter was a serial killer. The chilling and unforgettable true story of a charming but brutal psychopath through the eyes of a young girl who once called him her friend.
You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar
Crazy Stories about Racism // From racist donut shops to strangers putting their whole hand in her hair, from being mistaken for a prostitute to being mistaken for Harriet Tubman, Lacey is a lightning rod for hilariously ridiculous yet all-too-real anecdotes. This book tackles modern-day racism with the perfect balance of levity and gravity.
Zion Unmatched by James S. Hirsch and Zion Clark
Explore Zion’s journey from a childhood lost in the foster care system to his hard-fought rise as a high school wrestler to his current rigorous training to prepare as an elite athlete on the world stage. An extraordinary, deeply inspirational photo essay follows elite wheelchair racer and Netflix documentary star Zion Clark on his quest for Paralympic gold.
The Ground Breaking by Scott Ellsworth
The Tulsa Race Massacre and an American City's Search for Justice // In 1921, Tulsa's infamous "Black Wall Street" was wiped off the map. Ellsworth unearths the lost history of how the massacre was covered up, and of the courageous individuals who fought to keep the story alive. He recounts the ongoing search for the unmarked graves of the victims of the massacre, and of the fight to win restitution for the survivors and their families.
Tag(s): wrestling, US history, true crime, sports and recreation, racism, Paralympics, Olympics, nonfiction, inspirational, history, disabilities, book notes, autobiography, autobiographies, African Americans
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 26, 2021 at 1:51 PM by Genesis Gaule
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All That She Carried by Tiya Miles
The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake // A poignant story of resilience and of love passed down through generations of women against steep odds. It honors the creativity and fierce resourcefulness of people who preserved family ties even when official systems refused to do so.
The Confidence Men by Margalit Fox
How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History // Imprisoned in a remote Turkish prison camp during World War I, British offers Harry Jones and Cedric Hill come together to trick their captors. Jones, a trained lawyer, and Hill, a brilliant magician, use a handmade Ouija board?—and their keen understanding of the psychology of deception?—to build a trap for the Turkish officers that will ultimately lead them to freedom.
What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon
Anti-fatness is everywhere. In What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat, Aubrey Gordon unearths the cultural attitudes and social systems that have led to people being denied basic needs because they are fat and calls for social justice movements to be inclusive of plus-sized people’s experiences.
From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry by Paula Yoo
The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement // Japanese car companies were on the rise and people believed it was putting U.S. workers out of their jobs. A bar fight turns fatal, because of rising tension, and a Chinese American man was killed by two white men. A searing examination of the killing, the trial, and verdicts that followed. The lenient sentences of the two white men sparked the Asian American Movement.
Tag(s): World War I, true crime, sociology, slavery, race, nonfiction, military history, history, health and fitness, discrimination, civil rights, book notes, biographies, Asian Americans, African Americans