BOOK NOTES: 'Paul McCartney: The Life,' 'Tricky Vic,' 'We Gotta Get Out of This Place'
Grand Forks Public Library "Paul McCartney: The Life" by Philip Norman. The life of McCartney is covered, from his boyhood in Liverpool to his sometimes fraught time with the Beatles, from his creative symbiosis with John Lennon to their long-las...
Grand Forks Public Library
"Paul McCartney: The Life" by Philip Norman. The life of McCartney is covered, from his boyhood in Liverpool to his sometimes fraught time with the Beatles, from his creative symbiosis with John Lennon to their long-lasting rivalry, from his long and happy marriage to Linda Eastman that ended with her death to his brief marriage to Heather Mills that ended in a bitter divorce.
"The Game's Not Over: In Defense of Football" by Gregg Easterbrook. The NFL is a deeply loved part of our American culture, popular in every level of society. And yet it's in trouble, with scandals due to domestic violence from players, the concussion crisis and financial shenanigans from the league. The game has many flaws that need fixing, but it's not over yet.
"The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups" by Leonard Sax. Learn three things you must do to help your child or teen become a fulfilled adult and prioritize the parent-child relationship over your child's relationship with their peers.
"We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War" by Doug Bradley and Craig Werner. Explore how and why Vietnam War-era U.S. troops turned to music as a way of coping with the war they had been sent to fight.
East Grand Forks Campbell Library
"The Disposable Visionary" by Bill Jerome. Jerome argues for the need for visionary change agents in organizations, and says resolving the paradox of visionary change in a bureaucratic environment is possible.
"The Human and Environmental Impact of Fracking" by Madelon Finkel. This book provides one-stop shopping for everyone who wants to know more about the issues.
"The Only Street in Paris" by Elaine Sciolino. The charms and idiosyncrasies of Sciolino's favorite street and its longtime residents ― the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who's been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a 100-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs 18th-century mercury barometers ― are revealed, making Paris come alive in all its unique majesty.
"Tricky Vic" by Greg Pizzoli. Robert Miller, a.k.a. "Count Victor Lustig," moved to Paris hoping to be an artist. A con-artist, that is. He used his ingenious scams on unsuspecting marks all over the world, from the Czech Republic to Atlantic Ocean liners and across America.