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Prelude to War, 1919-1939

In the eleventh month, on the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour in 1918, the world powers brought an end to one of the most violent conflicts in the history of civilization. The Great War, involving most of Europe, Britain

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Join the Discussion

You may think it all started with Oprah, but you’d be wrong. She certainly popularized it, but its origins can be traced to the eighteenth century. What is it? It’s the book club. By some estimates, more than five million

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All Titles Trump

Is everyone in politics writing a tell-all book? Judging by the sheer volume of books pouring forth from publishers, one would have to say, YES. It seems that everyone – political insiders and analysts, former staff and colleagues, friends and

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Summer Fun Begins!

Summer is just around the corner, and at the library, we couldn’t be happier. Summer is a special time for us, a time when the sounds of children’s laughter and eager, excited voices fill the library. Children love to read;

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A Book By Any Other Name…

We know not to judge a book by its cover, but what about judging a book by its title? How many times have you picked-up a book because you were intrigued by the title? Or, ignored a book because the

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Heroism and Tragedy

Stories of tragedy and heroism at sea are compelling reads, and the story of Frank Quirk and his crewmen’s sacrifice on the Can Do is compelling without a doubt. Michael Tougias has written a riveting tale in Ten Hours Until

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Books-to-Movies

You may have missed the 90th Academy Awards ceremony earlier this month. The industry has bemoaned the fact that the television audience was down to only 26.5 million viewers. If you did miss the televised event, you surely don’t want

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