Friday, May 02, 2014

Minnesota Money Marine


Seams Unlikely: the inspiring true story of Nancy Zieman by Nancy Zieman and Marjorie L. Russell.  Lady from Beaver Dam makes sewing designs, starts a sewing business, starts a TV show, writes a book.

Easy Everyday Gluten-Free Cooking by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt.  Heh-heh, I wrote "butt".

Killer Kane: a Marine long-range recon Team Leader in Vietnam, 1967-1968 by Andrew R. Finlayson.  This looked neat because Finlayson used a lot of archival material to write the book.  Rather than rely on memory and conversation Finlayson used Official Command Chronologies, letters, and other documents.  As his Preface states, "I wanted to avoid the tendency of some writers to inject information that might be colored by fading memory or personal prejudice."

Busted: a tale of corruption and betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love by Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker.  Philadelphia newspaper reports discover a web of corruption in the police department.  They don't mention Duane Swierczynksi in the acknowledgments.  I don't know Swierczynski but I think he journalismed in Philadelphia.

The Book of Money: everything you need to know about how world finances work by Daniel Conaghan and Dan Smith.  Dull cover on the outside, lots of neat graphics and color on the inside.  This is a pretty neat book.

Minnesota and Wisconsin: month-by-month gardening by Melinda Myers.

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