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INDEXES TO PAST STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS: BY TITLE | BY REVIEWER | TV SERIES/SPECIALS ON DVD/VHS

These recommendations were posted November 2004

Roone: A Memoir - Cover  Roone: A Memoir by Roone Arledge [791.452 Arl]

Roone Arledge is the man behind ABC Wide World of Sports and the broadcasts of the Olympics. Interesting behind-the-scenes stories of how he began his career and won the contracts to broadcast the various sporting events. He pioneered "slow-motion replay" and other sports broadcasting techniques that are now standard. Especially interesting, and poignant, is the chapter on the Munich Olympics when the terrorist group Black September took over the athletic compound to take the Israeli athletes hostage. He also discusses his tenure as head of ABC News.

Review Score - 8
Recommended by Charlotte K.
Reference Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

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Darwin's Radio - Cover  Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear [SF]

Extremely compelling "Hard SF" novel, with a chillingly realistic plot. Dense scientific theory, involving evolution, genetics and biology. A Hugo nominee! Followed by a sequel, Darwin's Children.
[Also available in unabridged audiotape format.]

[ official Darwin's Radio Web site ] | [ official Greg Bear Web site ]

related lists See more books like this on our Hugo Award Winners booklist
Review Score - 8
Recommended by Scott C.
Reference Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

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A Dirty Wicked Town - Cover  A Dirty Wicked Town: Tales of 19th Century Omaha by David L. Bristow [978.225 Bri]

Who knew that Omaha had such a sordid past? Bristow's book is a page-turner, full of curious and comical stories of Omaha's younger years.

Recommended by Robin T.
Reference Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

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Purple Cane Road - Cover  Purple Cane Road by James Lee Burke [M]

Burke is a very descriptive author -- both with his characters and settings.
[Also available in unabridged audiotape, unabridged book-on-cd and Large Print formats.]

[ official Purple Cane Road Web site ] | [ official James Lee Burke Web site ]

Recommended by Mary C.
Circulation Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

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Girl With a Pearl Earring - Cover  Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

A beautifully written novel about the model for the Vermeer painting.
[Also available in abridged audiotape and book-on-cd, as well as unabridged audiotape and book-on-cd and Large Print formats.]

[ official Girl With a Pearl Earring Web site ] | [ official Tracy Chevalier Web site ]

Recommended by Rayma S.
Reference Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

Review Score - 10
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Now in November - Cover  Now in November by Josephine Johnson

Good summer read!

Recommended by Andrea S.
Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries

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I Thought He Was a Speed Bump - Cover  I Thought He Was a Speed Bump by Terry Marotta [817 Mar]

Funny, sad, poignant. Short anecdotes on modern life.

[ official I Thought He Was a Speed Bump! Web site ] | [ official Terry Marotta Web site ]

Recommended by Evelyn D.
Technical Processes Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

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Tea Lover's Treasury - Cover  Tea Lover's Treasury by James Norwood Pratt [641.3 Pra]

Although now somewhat dated, this is still an excellent introduction to fine tea!

[ biographical blurb about James Norwood Pratt at the teamuse.com Web site ]

Recommended by Peter J.
Reference Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

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Skinny Legs and All - Cover  Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins

You don't read Tom Robbins for the plot -- You read him to hear that wonderful authorial voice talking to you!

[ 2000 Interview with Tom Robbins at the Salon.com Web site ]

Recommended by Scott S.
Reference Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

Review Score - 10
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Full Circle - Cover  This review is for the DVD format of this itemFull Circle with Michael Palin by Michael Palin [DVD 911.823 Pal]

This 5-video series is a marvelous adventure with Monty Python's Flying Circus alum Michael Palin as he travels around the Pacific Rim. Filled with beautiful views, intriguing history, and a silly sense of humor about the pitfalls of travel.
[Also available in unabridged audiotape, unabridged book-on-cd and Companion Book formats.]

[ official Full Circle page on the official Michael Palin's Travels Web site ]

Review Score - 9
Recommended by Scott C.
Reference Department -- Bennett Martin Public Library

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