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New at the library

October 13, 2012
The Mining Journal

The Peter White Public Library offers these new adult nonfiction books.

The voice is all: the lonely victory of Jack Kerouac by Joyce Johnson. Johnson met Kerouac in 1957 on a blind date arranged by Alan Ginsburg. A young novelist in her own rite at the time, she takes the reader into Kerouac's head, providing insight into his writing style, influences, and drive. Author of the previous work Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir. New Non-Fiction 921 Kerouac

Visiting Tom: a man, a highway, and the road to roughneck grace was written by Michael Perry as a tribute to his 82-year-old neighbor in rural Wisconsin. Tom has occupied the same farmland since birth. The land was divided by a highway that was put through his front yard in 1965, and fueled his independent nature. Tom's workshop is described by Perry as, "An antique store stocked by Rube Goldberg, curated by Hunter Thompson, and rearranged by a small earthquake." To Perry, Tom is a reservoir of wisdom and stories to be shared. New Non-Fiction 921 Hartwig

Argo: how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history by Antonio J. Mendez. Read the book, see the movie. Amid the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979, six Americans had managed to escape the US embassy and took refuge at the Canadian embassy. Mendez, a CIA officer, concocted a white-knuckle scheme to extract them from Iran. New Non-Fiction 955.0542 Me

Fire in the ashes: twenty-five years among the poorest children in America by Jonathan Kozol offers insight into growing up poor is given by Kozol's case-study. He has been following the lives of a group of kids who grew up in the Bronx. They have entered adulthood, and experienced various successes and setbacks. Kozol examines what factors influenced the kids for the better, and what they were able to do for themselves to improve their lives. New Non-Fiction 362.77 Ko

Law man: my story of robbing banks, winning supreme court cases, and finding redemption by Shon Hopwood. By age 23, Shon Hopwood had grown up in a good Nebraskan family, and served in the US Navy. However, he had also found himself adrift with little prospect for work, and robbed five banks. Fortunately, as the title suggests, his story does not end there.

New Non-Fiction 921 Hopwood

Concussions and our kids: America's leading expert on how to protect young athletes and keep sports safe by Dr. Robert C. Cantu was written for coaches and parents of young athletes. Contains background information on concussions, how to properly treat them, a discussion about sports, some of the myths surrounding concussions, and ways to prevent the injury. New Non-Fiction 617.1027 Ca

- Bruce MacDonald

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