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New at the library

October 29, 2011
The Mining Journal

A variety of new items await your next visit to the Peter White Public Library.

Holy Ghost Girl tells the story of Donna M. Johnson's mother's infatuation with traveling evangelist David Terrell. They traveled around the country on a mission from God, and Johnson tells how the ragtag evangelist became a high flyer with a fleet of private jets and luxury cars. The life miracles, exorcisms and face-offs with the Klu Klux Klan are all recounted in this amazing memoir.

Eating fresh and locally in the Great Lakes State is gaining in popularity, and the Pure Michigan cookbook captures in words and pictures the bounty that can be found in Michigan. From bakeries and restaurants to breweries and wineries, this volume celebrates all of the wonderful tastes that Michiganians have access to across the state.

Author David McCullough uses his historical storytelling talents to tell the story of adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians and architects who flocked to Paris between 1830 and 1900. The Greater Journey recounts the travels of notables James Fenimore Cooper, Samuel F.B. Morse, Elizabeth Blackwell, Charles Sumner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Mark Twain, Mary Cassatt and Harriet Beecher Stowe to Paris where they found inspiration.

Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd is the deeply moving story of a survivor of the commercial sex industry who has dedicated her life to helping other young women escape the exploitation they find at the hands of pimps and johns. Lloyd has founded GEMS - the Girls Educational and Mentoring Services - one of the nation's most groundbreaking nonprofits, to help girls escape deplorable situations and set their lives on a productive path.

National Geographic has selected the 10 best national parks in a variety of categories for the guidebook The 10 Best of Everything National Parks. If you are looking for the best picnic spots, epic hikes, lodges or rock formations, this book will steer you in the right direction. Pictured Rocks and Isle Royale both pick up a variety of accolades in this fun-to-browse paperback.

No Biking in the House Without a Helmet is the story of Melissa Fay Greene and her husband, Donny's, blended family of four children expanded by the adoption of five more. Greene humorously, lovingly and realistically explains the trials, tribulations and rewards of international adoption and the challenges in creating a family collected from points around the globe.

In 1979, the modest idea of televising local sporting events throughout the state of Connecticut on a new cable station became a reality. This small beginning evolved into the phenomenon known today as ESPN. James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales chronicle the history of the giant sports network in ESPN, Those Guys Have All the Fun. Drawing on over 500 interviews with the greatest names in sports, athletes and on-air personalities, this book captures the rollicking history that is ESPN.

The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America by Marc Levinson explains how a small tea shop in New York became one of the largest retailers in the world. Brothers George and John Hartford transformed their father's small grocery store into a behemoth - the first to sell $1 billion in goods. At one time, A&P had 16,000 stores stretching across the country. A&P was a victim of their own success, but set the stage for today's big box stores.

Professor X is a professor of English somewhere in the U.S. He takes a revealing look at the problems besetting academia today. In the Basement of the Ivory Tower strips bare some of the falsehoods about higher education and uses documentation to show how modern practices are jeopardizing the education that students receive and taking advantage of educators.

- Pam Christensen

Library Director

 
 

 

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