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BOOK NOTES: 'Building Your Own Drones' ... 'Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed' ... 'American Hunter'

Grand Forks Public Library "American Hunter" by Willie Robertson and William Doyle. With its seemingly endless expanses of wilderness, the story of America is inseparable from the story of the American hunter. Some of the best of such legendary t...

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Grand Forks Public Library

"American Hunter" by Willie Robertson and William Doyle. With its seemingly endless expanses of wilderness, the story of America is inseparable from the story of the American hunter. Some of the best of such legendary tales are documented here, as told by one of America's newest hunting celebrities, Robertson, of A&E's hit show "Duck Dynasty."

"Building Your Own Drones" by John Baichtal. Why should the engineers out at the air base have all the fun? Using this illustrated step-by-step guide, even a novice can learn to make their own unmanned aircraft from scratch. Just don't attempt any covert operations in Yemen; these aren't those kind of drones.

"So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules" by Ben Austro. Of interest to new and seasoned fans alike, this compelling guide to NFL officiating brings the game's rules and their interpretations to life using historical anecdotes and real in-game situations.

"Why Does the Other Line Always Move Faster?: The Myths and Misery, Secrets and Psychology of Waiting in Line" by David Andrews. An intriguing question for sure, Andrews explores what queuing says about our society and how this loathed practice shapes what we do and how we think.

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library

"Rosemary" by Kate Larson. This book reveals both the sensitive care Rose and Joe Kennedy gave to Rosemary, their daughter with intellectual disabilities, and then - as the family's standing reached an apex, the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements the Kennedys made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly intractable in her early 20s. Finally, Larson illuminates Joe's decision to have Rosemary lobotomized at age 23, and the family's complicity in keeping the secret.
"Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed" by Meghan Daum. Thirteen acclaimed writers explain why they have chosen to eschew parenthood. Contributors include Lionel Shriver, Sigrid Nunez, Kate Christensen, Elliott Holt, Geoff Dyer and Tim Kreider, among others, who will give a unique perspective on the overwhelming cultural pressure of parenthood. In this book, that shadowy faction known as the childless-by-choice comes out into the light.
"Ghettoside" by Jill Leovy. Leovy tells the kaleidoscopic story of the quintessential, but mostly ignored, American murder-a "ghettoside" killing, one young black man slaying another-and a brilliant and driven cadre of detectives whose creed is to pursue justice for forgotten victims at all costs.
"I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son" by Kent Russell. Join Russell on his quest to understand, through his journalistic subjects, his own appetites and urges, his persistent alienation and, above all, his knotty, volatile and vital relationship with his father. In a narrative that can be read as both a magnificent act of literary mythmaking and a howl of filial despair, Russell gives us a haunting and unforgettable portrait of an America - and a paradigm of American manhood - we have never before seen.

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