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Best Books of 2013 - These books were chosen as the best by at least three professional review sources such as The New York Times, National Public Radio and Library Journal.
Celtic Noir - Mysteries with a lilt,the scent of heather, and a wee dram of whiskey. You'll get all that and more from these authors of Celtic Noir.
Good reads for CSI fans - Fascinated by forensics? Crazy about coroners? Here are the books for you!
Mysteries with a History - Clues investiated by gaslight, detectives in carriages, and all the trappings of historical mysteries await the reader.Booklists by Category
Backyard Birding and Beyond - Library Journal listed their top birding books and we added some regional favorites.
How the Universe Works - While physics is an advanced science, it is also a fascinating field with many new ideas. If you are curious about how the world works, physics is the very root of that, according to Susannah Hamm, Science & Technology Specialist, writing for Library Journal.
Memoirs that will last - Good memoirs strike a balance between factual reporting and good storytelling. Library Journal reminded us about some of the best memoirs from the last two of decades. We added a couple of favorite titles.
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The cruelest miles : the heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic The cruelest miles : the heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic / Gay Salisbury
It's the winter of 1925 in Nome, Alaska, and an outbreak of diphtheria is threatening the city's icebound residents. Planes can't reach Nome because of blizzard conditions. There's only one way to transport badly needed serum, and that's by dogsled. It's a 700-mile, five-day trip across frozen rivers, mountains, and treacherous ice. The authors describe in detail the drivers and dogs, recounting the canines' ages, speeds, ability to lead a relay team, and trusting relationships to the drivers. They also recount the role of Curtis Welch, the only doctor for hundreds of miles, and his nurse, Emily Morgan. The two went for days with little or no sleep while working with their patients. Drawing on archives, government publications, newspapers, and interviews, the Salisburys have written an amazing story of endurance and courage.
The Iditarod Sled Dog Race commemorates this event. Recommended by: Becky (3/14)
Library Journal's Best Video of 2012 - Library Journal's columnist, Jeff T. Dick, picks his top home-video releases of documentaries and foreign, indie and classic films.
Movies about Movies - Love movies? Check out these films.
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Films of the Academy Award winning actor.
The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time - Every decade since 1952, Sight & Sound has polled film professionals to determine the greatest films of all time. 846 critics, programmers, academics and distributors voted.
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