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Apr 05

Book Notes 4/5/21

Posted on April 5, 2021 at 3:58 PM by Genesis Gaule

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

Smalltime by Russell Shorto

A Story of My Family and the Mob // Smalltime is a mob story straight out of central casting. It’s a tale of Italian Americans living in squalor and prejudice, and of the rise of Russel, who, like thousands of other young men, created a copy of the American establishment that excluded him. Smalltime draws an intimate portrait of a mobster and his wife, sudden riches, and the toll a lawless life takes on one family.

364.1092 SHORTO

Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson

Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race // Jennifer Doudna wanted to become a scientist. Driven by passion, she and her collaborators invent something that with transform life as we know it. The tool is called CRISPR. Code Breaker is a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.


Keep Sharp by Sanjay Gupta, MD

Build a Better Brain at Any Age // Keep your brain young, healthy, and sharp with this science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline. Keep Sharp debunks common myths about aging, explores whether there’s a “best” diet or exercise regimen for the brain, and explains whether it’s healthier to play video games that test memory and processing speed, or to engage in social interaction.

612.82 GUPTA

Drawn Across Borders by George Butler

True Stories of Migration //From a celebrated documentary artist, twelve portraits from the front lines of migration form an intimate record of why people leave behind the places they call home. While he worked, his subjects —migrants and refugees from all over the world—shared their stories. Theirs tell of fleeing poverty, disaster, and war, in search of jobs, education, and security.

304.8 BUTLER

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