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Saturday, June 3, 2017

A well-documented and surprising account of the extremely high use of methamphetamines and other opioids by Germans from the 1930s through the end of WWII and the Nazi downfall. The facts are astounding! The drugs caused almost super-human behavior which was crucial to the Wehrmacht Army gaining more territory in 100 hours than they did during all of WWI, defeating the strongest military at that time, and capturing France in only eleven days. They were also crucial in forcing the Czech President to surrender his country and prolonging the war in Europe by years although German officials realized by the end of 1941 that they could not defeat the Russians....

Friday, June 2, 2017

After Harriet's husband Bernard dies, she is notified about an Alaskan Cruise that he won. Harriet decides to take the trip, and her life will never be the same. There is something for everyone in this book!  Check our catalog
 
Sue A2, Reference

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Amazing non-fiction book about a young man struggling with life in London.  He is a street musician and keeps seeing this homeless cat.  He finally takes the cat home and their story begins on how they saved  each other.  This title is also available on DVD and is equally amazing.  Check our catalog

Marilyn S., Circulation

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Oranges and Sunshine

by Margaret Humphreys
Thursday, June 1, 2017

I saw the movie starring Emily Watson several years ago and loved it.  It was so well done and movingly sad what these children had been put through.  I just read Margaret Humphries book and was very pleased that the movie had been true to her voice.  Great Britain had a bureaucratic system for decades, through the 1960's, to emigrate it's orphans and foster children to its' outer realms like Canada and Australia.  Margaret shares heartbreaking details of the adults that are still little children wondering what did they do wrong, missing a mommy. Her background as a social worker made her the perfect ally in their search,...

Mercy

by Michael Palmer
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I found it hard to put this book down, and stayed up much too late on a work night to finish it. Dr. Julie Devereux is a doctor who is passionate about helping patients to heal, and is also an outspoken advocate of a patient's right to die. When her fiance, Sam, is left a quadriplegic after a motorcycle accident, she begins to question her convictions. He begs to die; Julie begs him to continue living. Just as he begins to reconsider, he suddenly and mysteriously dies from what appears to be a massive heart attack--from being scared to death. Julie finds a pattern in other cases similar to Sam's, and as her investigation of these gets closer to...

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