Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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Hera: the goddess and her glory

By O'Connor, George

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J741.5 OCO

Introduces Hera, Zeus's wife and goddess of air, sky, and the heavens, and the only thing Zeus fears.

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Olympians: Hera, the goddess and her glory

By O'Connor, George

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J741.5 OCO

Recounts the stories of the many heroes who sought and won the approval and patronage of Hera, the Queen of the Gods, including the story of Heracles.

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Poseidon: earth shaker

By O'Connor, George

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J741.5 OCO

The fifth volume of the Olympians series hits the sea to cover a god who, O'Connor admits in his author's note, "is a hard god to get to know . . . often playing a pretty substantial role, but he's always distant, remote." Fortunately, Poseidon figures heavily in some of the chestnuts of Greek myth, like the belabored trip home of Odysseus and Theseus' clash with the Minotaur, both handled with O'Connor's blend of bombastic action, deft plotting, thoughtful characterization, and killer artwork. Not even halfway through the planned 13 volumes, and this series is already becoming an indispensable synthesis of Greek myth. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

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The voice that challenged a nation: Marian Anderson and the struggle for equal rights

By Freedman, Russell

Publishing Date: c2004

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J782.1 FRE

An account of the great African American vocalist which considers her life and musical career in the context of the history of civil rights in this country.

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Bananas in my ears: a collection of nonsense stories, poems, riddles, and rhymes

By Rosen, Michael

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J821.92 ROS

A charming collection featuring free verse stories, rhymes, and poems from the renowned Michael Rosen and quirky artwork by Quentin Blake.

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10,000 days of thunder: a history of the Vietnam War

By Caputo, Philip

Publishing Date: c2005

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J959.704 CAP

A complete history of America's longest and most controversial war.

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Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the dawn of liberty

By Bolden, Tonya

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J973.714 BOL

A commemorative introduction to the Emancipation Proclamation provides excerpts from historical sources, reproductions of archival images, and lesser-known facts that challenge popular beliefs.

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The rise and fall of Senator Joe McCarthy

By Giblin, James

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J973.921 GIB

Who was the real Joe McCarthy? Was he an American hero who alerted the country to the threat of Communist subversion or a demagogue who played cynically on the nation's fears?

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Boundaries: how the Mason-Dixon Line settled a family feud & divided a nation

By Walker, Sally M.

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J974.8 WAL

The Mason-Dixon Line's history, replete with property disputes, persecution, and ideological conflicts, traverses our country's history from its founding to today.

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Searching for Sarah Rector: the richest black girl in America

By Bolden, Tonya

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J976.6 BOL

From primary documents, including court and census records and interviews with family members, author Tonya Bolden pieces together the events of Sarah Rector's life and the lives of those around her when oil was discovered on her land allotment, making her wealthy.

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