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  • Books | November 25, 2012

    Native American History Month gives readers many options


    During the last census, over 5.2 million Americans identified themselves as American Indian in combination with one or more races. 2.9 million Americans identified themselves as American Indian or Alaskan Native alone. Contrast these numbers to the estimated 18 million indigenous people living in North America at the

  • Books | November 25, 2012

    Names have changed but the stores stay the same

    Drug stores aggieville.phatch

    Quick quiz: How many drug stores are there in Aggieville? Dan Walter in his “The Drug Stores of Aggieville…and a few other tangents along the way” answers that question. He also tells us of the comings and goings of drug stores in the Manhattan

  • Books | November 25, 2012

    Rocker Rod Stewart shares his life’s joys, struggles in new autobiography

    Rod the autobiography.phatch

    Candy canes might be sweet. The scent of winter snow mixed with smoke rising from the chimney can be inspiring. Carolers always seem to sing in perfect harmony. Fragile porcelain dolls look too beautiful to hold. For me, just having Rod Stewart in my home

  • Books | November 18, 2012

    The story of 5 families through a dark period in the 20th century

    “Winter of the World” opens in Germany in the early 1930s and takes the reader on a journey through some of the most pivotal years of the 20th century, ending in 1949. The novel glides almost effortlessly through the lives of members of five families — American,

  • Books | November 18, 2012

    Mormons battle to become independent, free

    Bigler and Bagby tell us in their introduction to “The Mormon Rebellion” that the Mormon migration to Utah, the establishment of the independent State of Deseret under Brigham Young, and President James Buchanan’s insisting that Utah was actually a part of the U.S.,

  • Books | November 18, 2012

    ‘Lonesome Dove’ author takes on life story of Gen. Custer


    Author Larry McMurtry achieved almost instant fame in 1985 when he wrote the now-famous saga of the West, Lonesome Dove.  In fact, the novel earned the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and was later developed into an Emmy Award-winning TV series that starred Robert Duvall and

  • Books | November 11, 2012

    Bonding with nature, native history through poetry

    Book doubters.phatch

    In her most recent collection, Concow poet Janice Gould weaves together personal experiences, shared histories, and images of nature to show readers the world’s layered complexities. “Tribal Histories,” the first section of the book, begins with “Indian Mascot, 1959.” Here Gould confronts festivities that involve

  • Books | November 11, 2012

    Stealing money, hearts in life of a bank robber


    Sutton is a fascinating story that deftly weaves fact and fiction. Willie Sutton was a notorious bank robber whose career spanned 40 years. He was born in the slums of the Irish section of Brooklyn in the early 1900s. Willie’s mom grieved over the death

  • Books | November 11, 2012

    Searching for Osama: before, during and after Sept. 11 attacks

    Man hunt.phatch

    Osama bin Laden was a wanted man. Dead or alive. From the bombing of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 until he was finally killed by U.S. forces in 2011. Three presidents searched for him. He definitely was wanted. Peter Bergen’s “

  • Books | November 11, 2012

    Get a free book during read to preschoolers week at library


    Manhattan Public Library is participating in the 2012 Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week, Nov. 11-17, by giving out free books to childcare providers in the Manhattan area. The books are funded by our friends group, the Manhattan Library Association, and delivered to more than 130 daycares with

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