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Shouting Won't Help: Why I--and 50 Million Other Americans--Can't Hear You

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Bouton, Katherine(2013)Recently Added Review
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Shouting Won't Help: Why I--and 50 Million Other Americans--Can't Hear You

Hearing loss would only seem to be an annoying medical condition, but its results may be much worse. Professionally it hurts. Ask Katherine Bouton. The former New York Times editor writes about her deafness and the efforts to treat and hide it. She finds she can’t and leaves her job. Part memoir (Bouton shares about her life and journey with hearing aid treatment) and part research about the hearing aid industry, the book offers a great overview for hearing loss patients and others. Included are costs for products described as being “expensive, and in fact out of the reach of many people.” The book also wisely includes mini profiles of other professional individuals coping with their deafness and its frustrations.

Reviewed by Lawrence T., South County Regional

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Natural Born Heroes

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McDougall, Christopher(2015)Recently Added Review
Natural Born Heroes

From the author of the best-selling phenomenon Born to Run comes Natural Born Heroes, which follows McDougall as he travels to the Mediterranean to discover how the Greek heroes of the past are still thriving in the present. On the island of Crete, we follow a band of amateur historians as they track the dangerous mountain trails of Crete’s most mysterious WWII heroes: the band of underdogs who successfully kidnapped a German general. On the way, McDougall researches the forgotten arts of natural movement, foraging the landscape for food, and finding inner courage, going all the way back to the legends of Odysseus and Phidippides and arriving at the doorsteps of today’s unknown and unexpected heroes.

Reviewed by Kaitlyn M., Morrison Regional

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Christopher McDougall had one question: Why does my foot hurt? This set off a series of events that lands him in the dangerous Copper Canyons of Mexico, desperately trying to find the reclusive Tarahumara Indians, a group of indigenous people capable of running a hundred miles without fatigue. With the help of Caballo Blanco, a loner who lives among the tribe, McDougall finds himself as an organizer of the greatest ultramarathon no one’s ever heard of and as a student of Blanco’s effortless, injury-free running form. Soon to be a motion picture, this bestselling book is the reason why Scott Jurek, Micah True, and Vibrams have become household names. Readers will believe that humans are truly born to run.

Reviewed by Kaitlyn M., Morrison Regional

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Street Craft : Guerrilla Gardening / Yarnbombing / Light Graffiti / Street Sculpture / and More

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Street Craft : Guerrilla Gardening / Yarnbombing / Light Graffiti / Street Sculpture / and More

A fascinating look at guerrilla art installations or artistic expressions randomly placed in public areas in cities around the world. Featuring artists with such names as Knitorius M.E.G., El Bocho, and Slinkachu, this book showcases many works including progressive cross-stitch, yarn-bombed poles and statues, and “green” graffiti. Background information on the artists and their craft accompanies eye-catching photos. Whether beautifying neglected areas of cities, commenting on social issues, or exhibiting a creative spirit, each unique piece is a testament to the skill and inventiveness of these talented street artists. An enjoyable read that will have you doing many double takes and wondering “How did they do that?”

Reviewed by Jori F., Steele Creek Branch

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Alan Turing: The Enigma

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Hodges, Andrew(2014)Recently Added Review
Alan Turing: The Enigma

This exhaustive, in-depth biography of Alan Turing is the story of a British mathematician genius who was instrumental to helping the Allied effort during WWII. At just under 700 pages, with extensive notes and bibliography, it may appear daunting, but the action and story moves along at a steady pace. The author skillfully mixes details of Alan’s work on the precursor to the modern computer and cryptanalysis during WWII with plenty of human interest, such as the working conditions during the war, his hobbies and interests, and his relationships. This book is highly recommended to those who enjoyed the movie The Imitation Game and wish to know more about the man behind the enigma.

Reviewed by Marie H., ImaginOn

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