BOOK NOTES: 'Brand Luther' ... 'Most Dangerous' ... 'Knitting Pearls'
Grand Forks Public Library "Into the Heart of Our World" by David Whitehouse. Deep below the earth's crust and through its molten outer core stirs a planet featuring its own continents independent of those on the surface. Whitehouse takes the rea...
Grand Forks Public Library
"Into the Heart of Our World" by David Whitehouse. Deep below the earth's crust and through its molten outer core stirs a planet featuring its own continents independent of those on the surface. Whitehouse takes the reader on a fascinating exploration of the rapidly unfolding geological mysteries found in the heart of our world.
"Brand Luther: How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town Into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe and Started the Protestant Reformation" by Andrew Pettegree. Martin Luther's story is brought to life in this book.
"Death's Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying Teaches Us About Life and Living" by Brandy Schillace. In our modern society, the subject of death has become somewhat taboo. However, it wasn't always this way. Schillace shows how humans have collectively dealt with death throughout history and how doing so now can bring the living closer together.
"The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet" by Justin Peters. Part biography, part expose, "The Idealist" tells the story of Reddit's late founder, Aaron Swartz, and the ongoing fight against powerful interests for the free exchange of information and creative works on the Internet.
East Grand Forks Campbell Library
"Most Dangerous" by Steve Sheinkin. A chronicle of every action the government took in the Vietnam War, it reveals a pattern of deception spanning more than 20 years and four presidencies that forever changed the relationship between American citizens and the politicians claiming to represent their interests.The investigation that resulted, as well as the attempted government cover-ups and vilification of the whistleblower, has timely relevance to Edward Snowden's more recent conspiracy leaks.
"Wanted" by Robert M. Utley. Utley reveals the true stories and parallel courses of the two notorious contemporaries who lived by the gun, were executed while still in their 20s and remain compelling figures in the folklore of their homelands: Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly.
"My Adventures With Your Money" by T.D. Thorton. Master swindler George Graham Rice operated at the zenith of America's golden age of con artistry with plenty of illicit competition, but he stood apart from all others thanks to the sheer audacity, pure nerve and nefarious brilliance of his scams.
"Knitting Pearls" by Ann Hood. Two dozen writers write about the transformative and healing powers of knitting. These personal stories celebrate the moments of loss and love intertwined in the rhythm, ritual and pleasure of knitting.