Friday, April 11, 2008

Defensive Handgunning and London, Wisconsin


Defensive Handgunning: a treatise on handgun carry and use by Glenn Rehberg. "Written by an experienced police instructor...guides the reader through the steps necessary to select, carry, and use a handgun in self-defense. Moreover, the the author takes the reader through important considerations surrounding handgun use."
All the usual items (mindset, stance, grip, reloading, malfunctions, drawing, tactics, etc.) but in a well prepared and presented text. Not too many photographic illustrations but they properly chosen and clear (clear but a little grainy).

London, Wisconsin "Railroad Town": a composite history 1881-2003 by Roland Liebenow, M.D. Local Lake Mills historian Liebenow had two copies of this hardbound for us.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Large Print Rural Life in Iran


Reservation Road starring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly, Mira Sorvino. Car crash leaves a boy dead and parents seeking revenge. I think. The back of the case doesn't say anything about the plot but this is what I recall from when I ordered it.

Day Break starring [Iranians]. Mansour is in an Iranian prison awaiting judgement by the family of the man he killed. The family never shows up for any of his sentencing dates and he is left to wonder if he will be forgiven or condemned.

Pain of depression: a journey through darkness. "Real people. Real stories. Real Triumphs." You can slowly die or decide to seek treatment and get better.

Music CD

Now That's What I call Music Volume 27. "20 chart-topping hits!" Top forty pop tunes.


Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith. Precious Ramotswe solves more crimes in Africa. Mme. Ramotswe must find the family of a woman who does not her own name and a snake-oil salesman who says he can cure the daughter of Matekoni, owner of Speedy Motors.

Large Print

Where are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark. Same book as the regular print I listed before.

Guilty by Karen Robards. Why do books by women authors so often feature leggy gals in high heels? That motif is starting to get dated.


Future of Farming and Rural Life in Wisconsin: findings, recommendations, steps to a healthy future by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters.