Friday, September 28, 2007

Lots of Military History


The Wind That Shakes the Barley starring Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Orla Fitzgerald. Angie the Page said, "I've been wanting to see this." A drama about the Irish Revolution and resulting Civil War. By the way, I wrote that with an Irish accent.


Intimate Voices From the First World War edited by Svetlana Palmer and Sarah Wallis. Court testimony, letters and diary entries from English, Russian, German, Polish, and Turk soldiers and civilians.

The History of the French Foreign Legion: from 1831 to the Present Day by David Jordan. Lots of photos. To join you must shave your head, run (a lot!), and be thin.

Images of Barbarossa: the German invasion of Russia, 1942 by Christopher Ailsby. A general history with many photographs.

Himmler's Crusade: the Nazi expedition to find the origins of the Aryan race by Christopher Hale. More history on the stupidity of the filthy, rotten Nazis.

Complete Encyclopedia of Hunting Rifles and Shotguns by A.E. Hartink. A very nice book. Organized by manufacturer and including everything from run-of-the-mill Marlins to high-end European firearms. High quality color photos.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Stack O' NonFiction


Wilderness Survival: living off the land with the clothes on your back and the knive on your belt by Mark Elbroch and Mike Pewtherer. Trapping, fishing, fire starting, making tools, preserving food, rock boiling, hygiene, making rope, etc. Too bad the illustrations are lousy.

Naked Roommate: and 107 other issues you might run into in college by Harlen Cohen.

Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures That You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're Over 50 by Joan Rattner Heilman. Airfare, car rentals, hotels, golf.

Online Shoppers' Survival Guide by Jacquelyn Lynn. No knives required on this one.

True Crime: true stories of the world's most infamous murderers, thieves and con artists by Nick Yapp. Essays on events, people and groups. Fascinating reading at each page you open to. Take a look at The Mafia Encyclopedia if you like this one.

365 Dish A Day: a recipe for each day of the 365 days in a year by Parragon Publishing.

American Cars: From the legendary Model T to awesome modern custom hot rods by Fredric Winkowski and Frank D. Sullivan. A photobook that is not quite coffee table sized; but all shots are full color.

Four Popular Authors and Strength Training - Among Others


Shoot Him If He Runs by Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington and friends travel to St. Marks to find a fugitive from the CIA.

Dark of the Moon by John Sandford. Set for release on October 2nd. Virgil Flowers works under the command of Lucas Davenport for the MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Flowers is up to his neck in treachery and bodies after a suspicious fire kills the local rich guy in Bluestem, MN. And that is in addition to the two people murdered just three weeks before.

The Tell-Tale Horse by Rita Mae Brown. The cover of this has an anthropomorphic fox dressed in a red fox-hunting outfit and standing next to an unsaddled horse outside a barn. It is a snowy winter scene and the fox carries a riding crop. There is a white, tall spired, hilltop church in the background. Read the book and let me know if there is any symbolism.

Hide and Seek by Fern Michaels. The seven members of the Sisterhood "meted out justice to many villians who believed themselves above the law." But, the Sisterhood members escaped conviction and now FBI Assistant Director Mitch Riley is after them.


Bootprints: An Infantryman's Walk Through World War Two by Hobert Winebrenner and Michael McCoy. Winebrenner landed in France on D-Day + 2. He fought through France, Germany and Czechoslovakia in a reconaissance unit of the 90th Infantry Division. Lots of good photos.

Good-Bye Shy: 85 Shybusters That Work by Leil Lowndes. "85 proven techniques to help you conquer your shyness and change your life for good. No psychobabble. No nonsense. The teste 'ShyBusters' prepare you for that upcoming party, work function, interview, date, and the rest of your life."

Make a Fortune Promoting Other People's Stuff Online: How Affiliate Marketing Can Make You Rich by Rosalind Gardner.

Snack Attack!: Over 150 Guilt-Free Treats for Healthy Munching by Ruth Glick. Everytime I read that title I think it says SHARK attack. I then I start getting the album version of this in my head. And then, of course, I start thinking of this.

Strength Ball Training, 2nd Edition by Lorne Goldenberg and Peter Twist. Multiple exercises to perform with medicine balls and those big, inflatable balls.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

TV on DVD plus Two Large Print


The Office: Season Three
starring Steve Carell and some other actors. Includes three hours of deleted scenes, bloopers, commentaries, etc.

King of the Hill: The Complete First Season. A donation. I was asked, "Do you want to add this?" My thought was: "Of course!"

30 Rock: Season 1 starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan. This is a great show - don't let the Emmy win turn you off.

Large Print Fiction

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. Changez lived the immigrant's dream in New York City with a high powered job and a beautiful girlfriend. After 9/11 everyone sees him differently, and he starts to see himself differently and embraces his lapsed religion.

Large Print NonFiction

Leap! What Will We Do with the Rest of Our Lives by Sara Davidson. "Reflections from the boomer generation...Now witty observer [Sara Davidson] has again turned her discerning eye to contemporaries, with a no-holds-barred look at the choices and challenges boomers face."

Monday, September 24, 2007

Three CDs, a Large Print, and a weird cover photo of Wesley Clark


Road Trip by Girl Authority. "As seen on TV!", that's a bad sign. Oh, it's a kid CD. That's explains why most of them look to be 12 years old.

24 by Point of Grace. A gospel music quartet. Look at that hair! This two disc set of hits contains their - Hokey Smokes! - 24 consecutive number one hits on the Contemporary Christian Music chart.

Challengers by The New Pornographers. A bunch of Canadians plus Neko Case. This should have been processed earlier but Ruth got it done on Saturday. Incidentally, Ruth writes her first initial so it looks like "12". We have one Neko Case CD here in Lake Mills with other CDs by her and the New Pornographers available through the library catalog.


A Time to Lead: for duty, honor, and country by Wesley K. Clark. Clark isn't running for president anymore so maybe he's angling for a Cabinet level job.

Large Print

Pontoon by Garrison Keillor. A Lake Wobegon novel with Debbie Detmer returning from California to scatter her mother's ashes on the lake and get married.