Login to My Account

Madison Public Library

PageTurners: Founding Mothers

Date: 
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Who to contact
Contact name: 
For book clubs only
Jacket image: 
http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/0060090251/COVER_GIF
Do not index: 
off
Author: 
Cokie Roberts
Title: 
Founding Mothers

In the histories of the American Revolution, much has been written about America's founding fathers, yet the wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters who supported, encouraged, and even advised them have been virtually ignored. While the men went off to war or to Congress, the women managed their husbands' businesses, ran the farms, and raised their children. These women who sacrificed for the fledgling nation spent months or even years apart from their husbands, at a time when letters were their only form of contact.  Read more about PageTurners: Founding Mothers

Event type: 
Age: 
Staff Use Only: 
off

PageTurners: Bringing Down the House

Date: 
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Who to contact
Contact name: 
For book clubs only
Jacket image: 
http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/1416561706/COVER_GIF
Do not index: 
off
Author: 
Ben Mezrich
Title: 
Bringing Down the House

Welcome to the world of a group of audacious MIT math geniuses who legally took the Las Vegas casinos for over three million dollars -- and still found time for keg parties, football games, and final exams. The students were handpicked for a decades-old underground blackjack club dedicated to beating the system. While classmates worked long hours in labs and libraries, they traveled to gambling locales with hundreds of thousands of dollars from shady investors taped to their bodies. Read more about PageTurners: Bringing Down the House

Event type: 
Age: 
Staff Use Only: 
off

PageTurners: Infidel

Date: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Who to contact
Contact name: 
For book clubs only
Jacket image: 
http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/0743289684/COVER_GIF
Do not index: 
off
Author: 
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Title: 
Infidel

In this memoir from the internationally renowned author of The Caged Virgin, Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells her astonishing life story, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, to her intellectual awakening and activism in the Netherlands, and her current life under armed guard in the West. She recounts the evolution of her beliefs, her ironclad will, and her extraordinary resolve to fight injustice done in the name of religion. Read more about PageTurners: Infidel

Event type: 
Age: 
Staff Use Only: 
off

PageTurners: Ghost Map

Date: 
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Who to contact
Contact name: 
For book clubs only
Jacket image: 
http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/1594489254/COVER_GIF
Do not index: 
off
Author: 
Steven Johnson
Title: 
Ghost Map

It is the summer of 1854. Cholera has seized London with unprecedented intensity. A metropolis of more than 2 million people, London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure necessary to support its dense population - garbage removal, clean water, sewers - the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease that no one knows how to cure. Read more about PageTurners: Ghost Map

Event type: 
Age: 
Staff Use Only: 
off

PageTurners: Fire Lover

Date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Who to contact
Contact name: 
For book clubs only
Jacket image: 
http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/0060095288/COVER_GIF
Do not index: 
off
Author: 
Joseph Wambaugh
Title: 
Fire Lover

From the acclaimed bestselling author of The Onion Field comes the extraordinary true story of a California arson investigator and fire captain who was also, according to government profilers, the most prolific American arsonist of the 20th century. Read more about PageTurners: Fire Lover

Event type: 
Age: 
Staff Use Only: 
off

PageTurners: Blink

Date: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Who to contact
Contact name: 
For book clubs only
Jacket image: 
http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/0316172324/COVER_GIF
Do not index: 
off
Author: 
Malcolm Gladwell
Title: 
Blink

Gladwell, a staff writer for The New Yorker, weighs the factors that determine good decision-making. Drawing on recent cognitive research, Gladwell concludes that those who quickly filter out extraneous information generally make better decisions than those who discount their first impressions. Read more about PageTurners: Blink

Event type: 
Age: 
Staff Use Only: 
off

PageTurners: Manhunt: the 12 Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

Date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Who to contact
Contact name: 
For book clubs only
Jacket image: 
http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/0060518499/COVER_GIF
Do not index: 
off
Author: 
James L. Swanson
Title: 
Manhunt: the 12 Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history - the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror and sadness. Read more about PageTurners: Manhunt: the 12 Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

Event type: 
Age: 
Staff Use Only: 
off

PageTurners: Nickel and Dimed

Date: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Who to contact
Contact name: 
For book clubs only
Jacket image: 
http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/0805063889/COVER_GIF
Do not index: 
off
Author: 
Barbara Ehrenreich
Title: 
Nickel and Dimed

Determined to find out how anyone could make ends meet on $7 an hour, Ehrenreich left behind her middle class life as a journalist except for $1000 in start-up funds, a car and her laptop computer to try to sustain herself as a low-skilled worker for a month at a time. Read more about PageTurners: Nickel and Dimed

Event type: 
Age: 
Staff Use Only: 
off

PageTurners: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Who to contact
Contact name: 
For book clubs only
Jacket image: 
http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/0374267812/COVER_GIF
Do not index: 
off
Author: 
Anne Fadiman
Title: 
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between the Merced Community Medical Center in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia's parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. Read more about PageTurners: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Event type: 
Age: 
Staff Use Only: 
off

PageTurners: Shadow Divers

Date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Who to contact
Contact name: 
For book clubs only
Jacket image: 
http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/0375508589/COVER_GIF
Do not index: 
off
Author: 
Robert Kurson
Title: 
Shadow Divers

Two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery surrounding the wreckage of a World War II German U-boat off the coast of New Jersey, its ruined interior a macabre wasteland of twisted metal, tangled wires, and human bones. Read more about PageTurners: Shadow Divers

Event type: 
Age: 
Staff Use Only: 
off

Pages