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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Doris Kearns Goodwin's The Bully Pulpit, Clive Cussler, and Amy Tan Novels Top Baldwin New Titles 11/5/2013.

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns GoodwinA dynamic history of the muckracking press and the first decade of the Progressive era as told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft - a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912 when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that cripples the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the country's history.

Mirage by Clive Cussler:  The ninth in the Juan Cabrillo series featuring some or all of the same principal characters who have comprised the crew of the Oregon.  Check Availability
No Man's Nightingale by Ruth RendellA female Vicar named Sarah Hussein is discovered strangled in her Kingsmarkham Vicarage. The gossipy cleaning woman who discovers her body, Maxine, happens to also be in the employ of retired Chief Inspector Wexford and his wife. When detective inspector Mike Burden calls him, Wexford, intrigued by the unusual circumstances of the murder, leaps at the chance to tag along with the investigators. A single-mother to a teenage girl, Hussein was a woman working in a male-dominated profession. Moreover, she was of mixed race and working to modernize the church. Could racism or sexism played a factor in her murder? As he searches the Vicar's house with Buren, Wexford sees a book on her bedside table. Inside the book is a letter serving as a bookmark. Without thinking much, Wexford puts it into his pocket, Wexford soon realizes he has made a grave error - the former policeman has taken away a piece of valuable evidence without telling anybody. What he finds inside begins to illuminate the murky past of Hussein. Is there more to her than meets the eye ? Check Availability

The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan:  Violet Minturn, a half-Chinese/half-American courtesan who deals in seduction and illusion in Shanghai, struggles to find her place in the world, while her mother, Lucia, tries to make sense of the choices she has made and the men who have shaped her. Check Availability.

Girl Most Likely (DVD): After both her career and relationship hit the skids, Imogene is forced to make the humiliating move back home to New Jersey with her eccentric mother and younger brother. Adding further insult to injury, there's a strange man sleeping in her old bedroom, and an even stranger man sleeping in her mother's bed. Check Availability

Editors Note: The Bully Pulpit hard bound is around $24.00. An electronic version for Kindle or Nook is $14.oo. If you are a fan of Doris Kearns Goodwin's work you might put your name on the Baldwin Library's  Bully Pulpit wait list and check out (literally) one of her early works. Wait Till Next Year a memoir of growing up in Brooklyn when the Dodgers were always a year away. Have a hankie on hand for Goodwin's description of the last game played Ebbets Field before the Bums moved to LA.  

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    Wait till next year : a memoir
    Goodwin, Doris Kearns.  
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    261 p. ;
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    1 copy available in Biography.
    1 copy total in all locations.
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        BIOGRAPHY GOODWIN1NonfictionBiography

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