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Nov 29

Book Notes 11/29/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 29, 2021 at 11:01 AM by Genesis Gaule

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We're making Snowflake String Art for Campbell Creates on December 9 at 6 pm. Pick up a kit now or call the library to register to attend in person. More information

African Icons by Tracey Baptiste

Ten People Who Shaped History // Full-color portraits illustrate the stories of ten people-rulers, educators, inventors, scholars, and explorers-who helped shape the African continent and the world from ancient times through the tumultuous sixteenth century.

960.099 BAPTISTE

Warrior: Audrey Hepburn by Robert Matzen and Luca Dotti

After her retirement from film and raising her two sons, actress Audrey Hepburn used her fame and influence to capture the media's attention as she charged into the most dangerous places on earth to save children and mothers in dangerous situations. Matzen describes how Hepburn walked away from Hollywood to raise her sons, and then joined UNICEF, the organization that had saved her as a Dutch girl at the end of World War II.

791.4302 MATZEN

Don't Forget Us Here by Mansoor Adayfi

Lost and Found at Guantanamo // With unexpected warmth and empathy, Mansoor AdayfI unwinds a narrative of fighting for hope and survival in unimaginable circumstances, illuminating the limitlessness of the human spirit. And through his own story, he also tells Guantánamo's story, offering an unprecedented window into one of the most secretive places on earth and the people--detainees and guards alike--who lived there with him.

355.1 ADAYFI

All in the Family by Norman Lear

The Show That Changed Television // In this book, Norman Lear shares his take on fifty essential episodes that exemplify why the show remains as funny and relevant as ever. Its boundary-pushing approach to hot-button topics is examined with commentary from co-stars O' Connor, Stapleton, Reiner, and Struthers, as well as writers, directors, and guest stars from the show. With previously unseen notes from Lear, script pages, production designs, and a foreword by super-fan Jimmy Kimmel, this book is the ultimate companion to the seminal series and a must for fans of Lear's shows and television comedy.

791.4572 LEAR

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Jul 12

Book Notes 7/12/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified 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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