Jeremy E.

WWII History (Magazine)

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Various Authors
WWII History Magazine

I find these magazines interesting for learning about topics that are not always covered in WWII books. Sometimes they are about one particular ship, tank, battle etc. The magazine also reviews WWII related video games which I find interesting also. I would recommend these magazines if you enjoy reading about WWII history.

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Patterns in Nature: Why the Natural World Looks the Way It Does

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Philip Ball
Patterns in Nature: Why the Natural World Looks the Way It Does

 

It was interesting to think how the diversity and complexity of nature could be thought of as similar patterns.  After reading a couple chapters I felt I was getting more out of looking at the beautiful pictures showing the patterns.  I would recommend this book for the pictures alone.

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Silent Chase: Submarines of the U.S. Navy

Friday, June 10, 2016
Steve Kaufman
Silent Chase

I found this book interesting and was written well. It gave enough information about the subs but not an overload of technical jargon. There were a lot of pictures to see different parts of the submarine. If you are interested in submarines or military this is a good book.

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The World's Great Tanks

Friday, April 15, 2016
Roger Ford
The World's Great Tanks

From 1916 to the Present Day

 

This book gives a good history of the tank and the configurations of various tanks from the very beginning of the tank to present day. The book is broken apart by WWI, between WWI and WWII, WWII and after WWII. It also describes various modifications different countries did to the basic tank design. I found it interesting that the term tank came from British code name for it (referring to a tank that would hold liquids). This book made me realize that the tank really hasn't been around in the world for very long and how quickly it has developed since 1916.

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Fury (DVD)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Fury (DVD)

This movie follows a tank and its crew through part of World War II. Brad Pitt plays the tank commander who just received a new recruit to take the place of a lost crewman that was killed in battle. I would recommend this movie if you enjoy learning about the world wars.

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Badlands

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
C.J. Box
Badlands

The main character Cassie just recently moved to Grimstad, North Dakota for a new job with the police force.  The area is a booming area with newly found oil and a quickly growing community.  Soon after starting her new job she finds herself in a major investigation.  I enjoyed this book because it had a fast paced plot and the characters were interesting as well  Check our Catalog

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Disposable Asset

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
John Altman
Disposable Asset

This book was a quick read with it's fast paced plot that kept the story moving.  At times during the story you find yourself somewhat rooting for Cassie even though she shouldn't be rooted for.  The story is about Cassie, a spy for the U.S. who completed her mission in Russia, trying to escape Russia and also preventing herself from being terminated by her bosses.  Check our Catalog

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McFarland USA

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
DVD
McFarland USA

Kevin Costner plays the part of Jim White, who is a high school coach and a teacher.  He keeps getting fired from his jobs and his family is forced to move to McFarland, California.  He ends up coaching the school's first cross country team.  The team ends up running better than White can imagine.  This was a good up-lifting movie about the real McFarland cross country team.  Check our Catalog

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Wild

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
DVD
Wild

Reese Witherspoon delivered a good performance in this movie based on a true story.  Reese plays a woman who chooses to do a 1,100 mile solo hike of the Pacific Crest Trail to help her find a way to move forward with her life.  The movie showed flashbacks of the reasons she needed to have this time to reflect and finally forgive herself.  I thought this was a decent movie and would recommend seeing it. Check our Catalog

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The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History

Monday, May 18, 2015
Thor Hanson
The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the

My initial thought on this book "How interesting can a book about seeds be?"  The author's writing style changed my mind, he makes seeds interesting with his story telling and conversation. The author creates interest with his conversational writing style and humor. Through the author's stories I learned a great deal of information about seeds and human history.  I learned new ways of seeing how something as small as a seed can cause great change in the world.  This is definitely a book to read whether you enjoy gardening or not. Check our Catalog

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