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DROWNED CITY: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780544157774
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - August 4th, 2015

This remembrance of the events in New Orleans ten years ago is a very powerful and straightforward portrayal of the tragedy. The graphic novel format helps the reader feel the desperation,despair and hopelessness of the terrible circumstances and the spirit of those who lived through it.Recommended for kids and adults 12 and up.

Carol

 


SO YOU’VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781594487132
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 31st, 2015

The internet has enabled a level of public humiliation that had been unknown in this country for nearly 200 years. Journalist Ronson explores the experiences and emotions of both shamers and shamees in an effort to understand this curiously modern throwback.

DAVID

 


FULL CATASTROPHE

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The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780385346481
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - June 2nd, 2015

An anecdotal look at what’s going on behind the headlines currently in Greece with all its paradoxes and contradictions, told by a journalist who has real affection for the country and its people.

DALE

 


ALEXANDER HAMILTON

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$20.00
ISBN: 9780143034759
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Published: Penguin Books - March 29th, 2005

With megahit Hamilton taking Broadway by storm, learn about the man himself in this captivating biography. Alexander Hamilton, a biracial illegitimate child, raised in St. Croix by a single mother before becoming George Washington's aide-de-camp and eventually the first Secretary of the Treasury, is a fascinating figure, and Chernow paints a vivid picture of his astounding life.

MACKENZIE

 


NAGASAKI: LIFE AFTER NUCLEAR WAR

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ISBN: 9780670025626
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Published: Viking - July 28th, 2015

Published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the bombing, like John

Hershey’s much earlier book, Hiroshima, Southard brings us the horrific

story of that day and the years that followed  through the detailed, first-person

accounts of five survivors.

DALE

 


The Boys Who Challenged Hitler

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The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374300227
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - May 12th, 2015

Phillip Hoose tells the amazing story of a group of Danish boys who disagree with their government’s decision to let Nazi Germany take over their country without a fight. Danish resistance began with boys on bicycles committing annoying acts of sabotage. Kid Power!!

Carol

 


THE WORLD WITHOUT US

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ISBN: 9780312427900
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Published: Picador USA - August 5th, 2008

What would happen to the world if humans were to vanish into thin air? How long would our bridges survive? Would our nuclear reactors collapse? What creatures would thrive, and which would disappear? Alan Weisman's well-researched thought experiment is creative, illuminating, and ultimately hopeful.

Rebecca

 


THE SHEPHERD’S LIFE

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ISBN: 9781250060242
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 12th, 2015

In prose as sparse and rugged as the Lakeland fells, Rebanks takes us through the year of sheep farming in this idyllic corner of Britain. A memoir of the hardships of the farming life, it is also a moving testament to the value of tradition, rural community, and shared land over tourism and cultural urbanism.

SUSANNAH

 


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