BOOK NOTES: “Butterfly People" ... “Prisoners of the White House” ... “Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey”
Grand Forks Public Library
- “Butterfly People: An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World” by William Leach. With great style, Leach provides a captivating history of 19th century America’s impassioned pursuit of “flying flowers” and a country’s burgeoning appreciation of nature.
East Grand Forks Campbell Library
- “Cannibal Killers: Murderers who Kill and Eat their Victims” by Peter Haining presents a comprehensive study of the terrible phenomenon of the human flesh eater. Far from being the specialty of obscure tribes in the distant jungles, the cannibals are uncomfortably close to home.
- “Quiet Hero: Secrets from my Father’s Past” by Rita Cosby. In a compelling and powerful memoir, New York Times bestselling author Rita Cosby reveals how she uncovered an amazing personal story of heroism and courage, the untold secrets of a man she has known all her life: her father.
- “The Last Stand of Fox Company” by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. When the First Division Marines find themselves surrounded and outnumbered during the Korean War, their only chance for survival is to fight their way south through the Toktong Pass.
- “Muddy Jungle Rivers: A River Assault Boat Cox’n’s Memory Journey of his War in Vietnam and Return Home” by Wendell Affield gives the reader a close-up look at life in the Mobile Riverine Force during 1968, the bloodiest year of the Vietnam War.