Category Archives: non-fiction

When They Weren’t Shooting, They Were Reading…..

One of the best non-fiction titles I read in 2014 illuminated for me a 20th-century U.S. governmental activity about which I had been totally unaware. Knowing about it now makes me proud yet again to belong to the “book profession”. In … Continue reading

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How Do You Spell “Great Lady”? Start With “ER”

Ken Burns’ new documentary series The Roosevelts reintroduces us to three members of a remarkable political family: Theodore, Franklin – and Eleanor, who arguably reshaped the role of First Lady to one of personal activism and keen involvement in the world … Continue reading

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Book Review: Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden – A Natural Approach to Pest Control by Jessica Walliser

I have been gardening for three years (not counting sowing carrot seeds as a child), and I’m always looking for new organic gardening books.  This year in particular I’ve been paying attention to the bugs in my garden, and thankfully, … Continue reading

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History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracy Theories of All Time by Brad Meltzer

In History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracy Theories of All Time, Brad Meltzer examines the following mysteries and more: John Wilkes Booth, the Confederacy’s gold, DB Cooper, the White-House cornerstone, the Spear of Destiny, DaVinci’s Code, the gold of Fort Knox, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Skunks by Sandra Markle

My son and I recently attended an event at the library where the presenter spoke about a variety of animals including skunks.  This caught my son’s attention immediately, and he wanted to check out books about skunks.   I helped him … Continue reading

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