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973.7 SWA Swanson, James Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer Ron’s Favorites 448 p. 2006 History buffs and adventure readers alike will be captivated by this highly charged, fast paced account of the dastardly John Wilkes Booth and his TRUTH BE TOLD: murderous accomplices as federal agents engage in hot pursuit of the NONFICTION BOOKS FOR A Great Emancipator’s killer. Join the chase from the comfort of your WINTER ' S NIGHT favorite leather saddle. 978.032 EGA Egan, Timothy The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl 340 p. 2006 Melding fact with diary entries of victims, Egan’s riveting account of the 1930’s Great Plains dust bowl chronicles a time of agricultural settlement that is both enlightening and unsettling. Winner of the 2006 National Book Award, this is a visceral account of hubris and manmade disaster come to life. 362.82 WAL Walls, Jeannette The Glass Castle: A Memoir 288 p. 2006 Gossip columnist for MSNBC, Walls, writing from a child’s perspective, recounts her extremely dysfunctional childhood and her rags to riches success story. This memoir is both unflinchingly touching and a testament to perseverance and triumph over adversity. 394.12 POL Pollan, Michael This bibliography was prepared by Ron Pauli. Omnivore’s Dilemma: Readers’ Advisory A Natural History of Four Meals 450 p. 2006 Geneva Public Library 11/2006 Named a NY Times Book Review’s best 100 books of 2006, Pollan addresses the conundrum when asking, “What’s for dinner?” Bridging the gap between consumers and producers, the author takes a bite out of our industrial food chain. Dinner choices many never be the same; and that’s a healthy choice. 641.013 KAM Kamp, David 818.54 HAM Hampl, Patricia The United States of Arugula: Blue Arabesque: How We Became a Gourmet Nation 392 p. 2006 A Search for the Sublime 215 p. 2006 How did America move, gastronomically speaking, from the science of Matisse’s Woman Before an Aquarium, hanging at the Art Institute of food in the 1950’s to Julia Child, French haute cuisine, and national Chicago, becomes the focal point of self discovery by Hampl as she branding of TV chefs? Kamp dishes up the savory ingredients of gourmet examines art, literature, and leisure in prose both fluid and poetic. The cuisine history, with a dash of ego excesses, that has changed American’s cover art alone is worth the price of admission. eating and buying habits. 910.452 SAN Sandler, Martin W. Resolute: 759.5 HAR Harr, Jonathan The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John The Lost Painting 271 p. 2005 Franklin, and the Discovery of the Queen’s Ghost Ship 299 p. 2006 Best selling author Harr brings his considerable palette to bear in the compelling mystery of a long lost painting by Caravaggio. With deft pen An epic story of mystery and adventure, Sandler chronicles Britain’s 19th strokes, the author mixes art history, scholarly sleuthing, and great century obsession and quest for the elusive Northwest Passage by storytelling in a revealing look at a 16th century master and a masterpiece following the plight of the HMS Resolute. A gripping historical adventure brought to light. of a rescue ship turned ghost ship; this is a great armchair read for an arctic winter evening. 786.21 BAR Barron, James Piano: The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand 973.0496 OBA Obama, Barack 280 p. 2006 The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream Expert craftsman have been making Steinway concert grand pianos the 375 p. 2006 same way since 1880. Follow the year long construction of a masterpiece Is he Superman or a cautious liberal? Could the Illinois Democratic from selecting the wood to completion of the flagship nine. Barron’s Senator and Time Magazine’s recently featured cover be the next plucky account of an art not yet lost will reverberate with music lovers President of the United States? Read about the Chicago Tribune’s poster and craftsmen alike. boy for the Democratic Party and decide for yourself if Senator Obama can soar above our Daily Planet. 814.54 EPH Ephron, Nora I Feel Bad About My Neck: 973.22 PHI Philbrick, Nathaniel And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman Mayflower:A Story of Courage, Community, and War 137 p. 2006 461 p. 2006 Screenwriter Ephron, whose credits include Sleepless in Seattle and When National Book Award winner Philbrick employs his considerable Harry Met Sally, uses her considerable wit and humor to ruminate on the narrative talent to weave a masterly story of the Mayflower’s pilgrims and concerns of aging females. From botox to menopause, mustache wax to their harrowing plight in the face of almost insurmountable odds. One of sex, her essays on aging are sure to lift a sagging lower lip. the years best historical reads; Philbrick’s book is destined to be a classic.
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