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Jul 12

Book Notes 7/12/2021

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

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 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.


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.


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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