BOOK NOTES: 'Dealing with People You Can't Stand' ... "Her Honor' ... 'The Map Thief'
Grand Forks Public Library
- “Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement” by Lori Sturdevant. As essential backdrop to Rosalie Wahl’s inspiring story, Lor Sturdevant charts the progess of the women’s rights movement in Minnesota and showcases notable leaders on both sides of the aisle. Her honor is both a powerful record of an era and a tribute to a humble leader.
- “The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps” by Michael Blanding. Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief. That was up until he was finally arrested for slipping maps out of books at the Yale University library. The Map Thief delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him.
- “Complete Guide to Dog Breeds: Everything You Need to Know to Choose the Right Dog for You” by Diane Morgan. The book is a lively, straightforward guide to selecting the right breed for your lifestyle. Written in an engaging, down-to-earth style, this book has all the information you need to find the right match for you and your family.
- “Tiger, Meet My Sister… And Other Things I Probably Shouldn’t Have Said” by Rick Reilly. In the book, Reilly compiles the best of his columns from his last five years with ESPN, columns that will make you laugh, cry and maybe even throw the book across the room. Rick Reilly tends to get under people’s skin like that.
East Grand Forks Campbell Library
- “Heart of a Warrior: 7 Ancient Secrets to a Great Life” by Jim Langlas. The book presents seven principles that are rooted in the long tradition of Taekwondo and are also tied to modern character education: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, indomitable spirit, community service and love. Breaking each of the principles into four fundamentals, Langlas explores them through a mix of storytelling from the Hwarang and writing from his own former students , describing ways in which they’ve applied these principles to their own lives inspiring readers to do the same.
- “Dealing with People You Can’t Stand” by Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner. The book has been helping good people deal with bad behavior in a positive, professional way for nearly two decades. Unfortunately, as the world becomes smaller and time more compressed, new difficult people are being made all the time. In response to this, Dr. Brinkman and Dr. Kirschner have updated their global best-seller to help you wring positive results from even the most twisted interactions you’re likely to experience today. Learn how to get things done and get along when you’re dealing with people who have the uncanny ability to sabotage , derail and interfere with your plans, needs and wants.
- “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success” by Phil Jackson. This is the story of a North Dakota preacher’s son who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. In his quest to reinvent himself, Jackson explored everything from humanistic psychology and Native American philosophy to Zen meditation. In the process, he developed a new approach to leadership based on freedom, authenticity and selfless teamwork that turned the hypercompetitive world of professional sports on its head.
- “Kon-tiki” by Thor Heyerdahl. The book follows the adventures of Thor Heyerdahl and his companions on their journey across the Pacific Ocean on a raft. Heyerdahl and his friends make a 4,340 mile trip for 101 days on a wooden built using skills and materials only available to the pre-conquest Peruvians. The story is told in Heyerdahl’s own words.