BOOK NOTES: "Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons and Dragons and the People Who Play It," ... "Salinger,"
Grand Forks Public Library o "Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons and Dragons and the People Who Play It," by David M. Ewalt. Part memoir, part history, Ewalt's examination of the world of tabletop role playing is split between his own experie...
Grand Forks Public Library
• "Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons and Dragons and the People Who Play It," by David M. Ewalt. Part memoir, part history, Ewalt's examination of the world of tabletop role playing is split between his own experiences while playing and wry attempts to shine a light on the company's history.
• "Salinger," by David Shields and Shane Salerno. The latest examination of the life of prolific author J.D. Salinger, released just in time to compliment the motion picture.
• "Lawrence in Arabia," by Scott Anderson. A history of imperialism in the Middle East, this time through the actions of four well-known characters: T. E. Lawrence, William Yale, Aaron Aaronson, and Curt Prufer.
• "Raising Expectations (And Raising Hell): My decade Fighting for the Labor Movement," Jane McAlevey. McAlevey's memoir gives readers a firsthand account of the trials, triumphs, and problems with Union structures in the United States.
EGF Campbell Library
• "The Science of a Guitar: The Science of Sound" by Anna Claybourne helps you brush up on your "rock-it" science! Find out how your ears change music into a message your brain can understand. The Science of a Guitar fine-tunes the science of sound, from vibrations to volume and from sound waves to scales.
• "Grace: A Memoir" by Grace Coddington introduces readers to the colorful designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, photographers, models, and celebrities with whom Grace has created her signature images as the director of Vogue. Grace reveals her private world with equal candor -- the car accident that almost derailed her modeling career, the untimely death of her sister, Rosemary, her friendship with Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Liz Tilberis, and her thirty-year romance with Didier Malige. Finally, Grace describes the evolving mastery by which she has come to define the height of fashion.
• "Elizabeth's Spymaster" by Robert Hutchinson is the story of the greatest spy of the time: Sir Francis Walsingham. Walsingham was the first 'spymaster' in the modern sense. He maintained a network of spies across Europe, including double agents at the highest level in Rome and Spain --- the sworn enemies of Queen Elizabeth and her protestant regime. His entrapment of Mary, Queen of Scots is a classic intelligence operation that resulted in her execution. The rise and fall of Walsingham is a Tudor epic.
• "A Stolen Life" by Jaycee Dugard is a memoir that details Dugard's experience of her eighteen year imprisonment forced on her by her kidnapper in 1991. A Stolen Life is Dugard's story in her own words, in her own way, exactly as she remembers it.
• "The 2012 Story" by John Major Jenkins explores the authentic origins and meaning of the mystery behind 2012. Surveying the roots of 2012 in Maya astronomy, prophecy, and metaphysical philosophy, the 2012 Story examines how this date became a subject of mass fascination.