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Multcolib Hollywood: Pageturners nonfiction 2014-2015

The Boys in the Boat
The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics By Brown, Daniel (Book - 2013 ) 797.123 B87761b 2013 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 273 on 69 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Sept. 14, 2014. Out of the depths of the Depression comes a story from the Great Northwest, the amazing account of how nine working-class boys showed the world, at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, what true grit really meant.

Visit Sunny Chernobyl
Visit Sunny Chernobyl And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places By Blackwell, Andrew (Book - 2012 ) 363.73 B6321v 2012 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Join the discussion on Oct. 12, 2014. Irreverent and reflective, the book is a love letter to earth’s most tainted, degraded ecosystems. Equal parts travelogue, expose, environmental memoir, and faux guidebook.

Frozen in Time
Frozen in Time An Epic Story of Survival, and A Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II By Zuckoff, Mitchell (Book - 2013 ) 940.5429 Z943f 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 11 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Nov. 9, 2014. The story sounds so implausible that most would think it was made up. Plane crash, followed by the rescue plane crashing, followed by another rescue plane disappearing. But there were survivors in that Arctic winter, and they would make it home.

Eighty Days
Eighty Days Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-making Race Around the World By Goodman, Matthew (Book - 2013 ) 910.4109252 B6611g 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Dec. 14, 2014. In November of 1889, two young female journalists raced against one another, determined to outdo Jules Verne's fictional hero and circle the globe in less than 80 days. The dramatic race that ensued would span 28,000 miles, captivate the nation, and change both competitors' lives forever.

Brain on Fire
Brain on Fire My Month of Madness By Cahalan, Susannah (Book - 2012 ) 616.8320092 C1321b 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 27 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on Jan. 11, 2015. You live a normal life, young, happy, healthy, a good person, successful. Imagine waking up one morning strapped to a hospital bed, unable to move or speak, labeled violent, psychotic, and a flight risk. It could happen. It did happen.

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis By Egan, Timothy (Book - 2012 ) 770.92 C978es 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on Feb. 8, 2015. It took Curtis over 30 years to capture the iconic photographs. It's the kind of work that would change anyone, and it changed him profoundly, from detached observer to fierce advocate for the Native American people. A fascinating, heartbreaking, stunning read.

Exploding the Phone
Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell By Lapsley, Phil (Book - 2013 ) 384.06573 L317e 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on March 8, 2015. Before smartphones, before the Internet and before the personal computer, a misfit group of technophiles, teenagers, hippies and outlaws figured out how to hack the world's largest machine: the telephone system.

The Lemon Tree
The Lemon Tree An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East By Tolan, Sandy (Book - 2006 ) 956.9405 T647L 2006 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 6 on 6 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on April 12, 2015. An award-winning story of two families, one Jewish and one Palestinian, who both had lived in the small stone house in Ramla, Israel, that had a lemon tree growing in the backyard. Tolan traces the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the personal histories of each family.

The Sisters
The Sisters The Saga of the Mitford Family By Lovell, Mary S. (Book - 2003 ) B-Mi6963L 2003 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 7 on 3 copies

Annotation:Join the discussion on June 14, 2015. The Mitfords had style and presence and were mercilessly gifted. Above all, they were funny. Lovell captures the vitality and drama of a family that took the 20th century by storm and became, in some respects, its victim.

The Lost City of Z
The Lost City of Z A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon By Grann, David (Book - 2009 ) 918.11046 G759L 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Join the discussion on July 12, 2015. After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer Grann sets out to solve the greatest exploration mystery of the 20th century: What happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z?

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