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13 Hours by Mitchell Zukoff

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            13 Hours: the Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff with members of the Annex Security Team.   Six C.I.A. contract employees discuss their experience during the attack on the State Department compound and the nearby C.I.A. station called the “annex” in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. Read More »

Revenge of the Flower Girls

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              Revenge of the Flower Girls by Jennifer Ziegler When their usual summer plans are upended by their big sister’s wedding, triplets Dawn, Darby, and Delaney struggle with their dislike for the groom-to-be, a sentiment that compels them to reunite their sister with her fun-loving ex.   Read More »

Stubby the War Dog

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              Stubby the War Dog : The True Story of World War I’s Bravest Dog by Ann Bausum Documents the heroic wartime achievements of a World War I mascot who was adopted by a soldier as an orphaned pup and who gained military honors and a display in the Smithsonian Institution for his brave ... Read More »

The Family Romanov

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              The Family Romanov : Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming Traces the story of the Russian Revolution, the lives of the Romanov family, and the story of their tragic deaths, in an account that draws on primary source materials and includes period photography. It is a tumultuous, heartrending, ... Read More »

Classic Films featuring Lauren Bacall

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Midwest Tape, the library’s source for films, audiobooks and music, has a lovely tribute to the late Lauren Bacall.  For the full article click here. It was on the set of To Have and Have Not that Bacall met Bogie. The two married in 1945 and remained so until Bogart’s death in 1957. In addition to being husband and wife, ... Read More »

The Obsidian Blade

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              The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman After thirteen-year-old Tucker Feye’s parents disappear, he suspects that the strange disks of shimmering air that he keeps seeing are somehow involved, and when he steps inside of one he is whisked away on a time-twisting journey trailed by a shadowy sect of priests and haunted by ghostlike figures. ... Read More »