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Cedar Mill Reads newsletter for the week of May 16, 2012

The Cedar Mill Community Library Association frequently receives tribute gifts from community members in memory of loved ones. These monetary gifts are used to add materials to the library's collection. To honor Memorial Day 2012, here is a selection of memorial items that were purchased for CML’s adult nonfiction collection.

In memory of Richard Bowen

The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush
The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush
By Blum, Howard
2011-04 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307461728
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Blum, author of the bestselling and Edgar-winning American Lightning, displays all his creative gifts here. Using primary source materials from the three individuals around whom the narrative revolves, he tells a fascinating story of the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush. …More

The President Is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea and Vilifies the Courageous Newspape
The President Is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea ....
By Algeo, Matthew
2011-05 - Chicago Review Press
9781569763506
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An extraordinary yet almost-unknown chapter in American history is revealed in this extensively researched expose. On July 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland boarded a friend's yacht and was not heard from for five days. During that time, a team of doctors removed a cancerous tumor. When enterprising reporter E.J. Edwards exposed the secret operation, Cleveland denied it and Edwards was consequently dismissed as a disgrace to journalism. …More

In memory of James B. Horton, Jr.

Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
By Connors, Philip
2011-04 - Ecco Press
9780061859366
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For nearly a decade, Connors has spent half of each year in a fire lookout tower, 10,000-feet above the ground in one of the remotest territories of New Mexico. "Fire Season" captures the wonder and grandeur of this most unusual job and place. …More

In memory of Robert and Mary Little

The Great Northern Express: A Writer's Journey Home
The Great Northern Express: A Writer's Journey Home
By Mosher, Howard Frank
2012-03 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307450692
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From bestselling, nationally celebrated author Mosher comes a wildly funny and deeply personal account of his three-month, 20,000-mile sojourn to discover what he loved enough to live for. …More

Concrete Planet: The Strange and Fascinating Story of the World's Most Common Man-Made Material
Concrete Planet: The Strange and Fascinating Story of the World's Most Common Man-Made Material
By Courland, Robert
2011-11 - Prometheus Books
9781616144814
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Here is a lively narrative peppered with riveting details and filled with incredible stories, fascinating characters, and an array of noteworthy facts and intriguing insights into concrete--the ubiquitous substance that forms the basis of the planet's infrastructure. …More

Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books
Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books
By Price, Leah
2011-11 - Yale University Press
9780300170924
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This gorgeous second volume in the popular Unpacking My Library series explores the bookshelves of favorite novelists. 208 pp. …More

Out Here: Poems and Images from Steens Mountain Country
Out Here: Poems and Images from Steens Mountain Country
By Le Guin, Ursula K.
Photographer Dorband, Roger
2010-09 - Raven Studios
9780972860949
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Out Here is a hard bound book, 10.5"X9" in deminsion, of 112 pages, consisting of 26 poems and 23 pen and ink drawings by Ursula K. Le Guin and 59 color photographs by Roger Dorband. The artistry of this book draws its inspiration from the Steens Mountain region of the high desert country of southeast Oregon. The Steens Mountain region is known for its elemental landscape, austere beauty and immense spaces. …More

Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living
Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living
By Dunnett, Nigel
Author Gedge, Dusty
Author Little, John
2011-04 - Timber Press (OR)
9781604690590
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 In memory of Art Partridge

Eisenhower in War and Peace
Eisenhower in War and Peace
By Smith, Jean Edward
2012-02 - Random House
9781400066933
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In his magisterial bestseller "FDR," Smith provided a fresh, modern look at one of the most indelible figures in American history. Now this peerless biographer returns with a new life of Dwight D. Eisenhower that is as full, rich, and revealing as anything ever written about America's 34th president. …More

Art in the Streets
Art in the Streets
By Deitch, Jeffrey
With Gastman, Roger
With Rose, Aaron
2011-04 - Skira Rizzoli
9780847836482
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The first large-scale American museum exhibition to survey the colorful history of graffiti and street art movements internationally. Highlighting the connection between graffiti and street art and other vibrant subcultures, such as those that developed around Hip Hop in the Bronx and skateboarding in Southern California, Art in the Streets explores parallel movements in dance and music. The exhibition is curated by MoCA Director Jeffrey Deitch, working with a curatorial advisory committee that includes Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose.
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The first large-scale American museum exhibition to survey the colorful history of graffiti and street art movements internationally. Highlighting the connection between graffiti and street art and other vibrant subcultures, such as those that developed around Hip Hop in the Bronx and skateboarding in Southern California, Art in the Streets explores parallel movements in dance and music. The exhibition is curated by MoCA Director Jeffrey Deitch, working with a curatorial advisory committee that includes Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose.
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Relics: Travels in Nature's Time Machine
Relics: Travels in Nature's Time Machine
By Naskrecki, Piotr
Photographer Naskrecki, Piotr
Foreword by Mittermeier, Cristina Goettsch
2011-10 - University of Chicago Press
9780226568706
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World-renowned zoologist and photographer Naskrecki leads readers on an unbelievable journey across the globe to create a portrait of the planet like no other--a time-lapse tour that renders Earth's colossal age comprehensible, visible in creatures and habitats that have persisted, nearly untouched, for hundreds of millions of years. 384 pp. 20,000 print. …More

The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains
The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains
By Stump, Edmund
2011-11 - Yale University Press
9780300171976
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Simon: The Genius in My Basement
Simon: The Genius in My Basement
By Masters, Alexander
2012-02 - Delacorte Press
9780385341080
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The breezy biography of a highly eccentric mathematician. Masters (Stuart: A Life Backwards, 2006) does a solid job of portraying Simon Phillips Norton as a peculiar, once-reputable math prodigy with immense intelligence who devolved into a disheveled recluse---and the author's live-in landlord. …More

Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics
Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics
By Stewart, Ian
2011-11 - Quercus
9781847247681
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Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
By Dyson, George
2012-03 - Pantheon Books
9780375422775
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Legendary historian and philosopher of science Dyson vividly re-creates the scenes of focused experimentation, incredible mathematical insight, and pure creative genius that gave us computers, digital television, modern genetics, models of stellar evolution--in other words, computer code. …More

American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company
American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company
By Hoffman, Bryce G.
2012-03 - Crown Business
9780307886057
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A riveting, behind-the-scenes account of the near collapse of the Ford Motor Company, which in 2008 was close to bankruptcy, and CEO Alan Mulally's hard-fought effort and bold plan--including his decision not to take federal bailout money--to bring Ford back from the brink. …More

In memory of Inez Riechers

Flirt Skirts: Learn How to Sew, Customize, and Style Your Very Own Skirts
Flirt Skirts: Learn How to Sew, Customize, and Style Your Very Own Skirts
By Gilstrap, Patti
Author Potter, Seryn
Photographer Sullivan, Barbara
2011-05 - Potter Craft
9780307586698
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From Flirt, the Brooklyn boutique known for its fresh outlook and flattering designs, comes "Flirt Skirts," which pairs basic skirt styles--from A-line to pencil--with 20 projects. Includes photographs, step-by-step instructions, easy-to-follow diagrams, pattern templates, and more. …More