Reader's Advisory

July Staff Picks



the great war of our time

The great war of our time : the CIA's fight against terrorism-- from al Qa'ida to ISIS

By Michael Morell with Bill Harlow

Call # 363.325 MOR

From the publisher: Morell offers an unprecedented assessment of the CIA while at the forefront of our nation's war against al-Qa'ida and during the most remarkable period in the history of the Agency. A top CIA officer who played a critical role in the most important counterterrorism events of the past two decades, Morell offers an unblinking and insightful assessment of CIA's counterterrorism successes and failures of the past twenty years and, perhaps most important, shows readers that the threat of terrorism did not die with Bin Ladin in Abbottabad.

Volunteer/ Friend of the Corning Library:This is a great, interesting book with a reader-friendly flow. It was hard to put it down. Recent history is discussed by this top CIA Deputy Director. He shares his expertise and fascinating details which capture the reader's attention page after page. Dates, facts, figures, design plans and more are revealed sharing our nation's potential hot spots in the world, the background, Presidential Daily Briefings, and implementation of critical events to national security. This is a valuable record of our nation's history.



 role models


Role models

By John Waters

Call # 791.43 WAT

From the publisher: Here, from the incomparable John Waters, is a paean to the power of subversive inspiration that will delight, amuse, enrich--and happily horrify readers everywhere. This book is, in fact, a self-portrait told through intimate profiles of favorite personalities--some famous, some unknown, some surprisingly middle-of-the-road. From Esther Martin, the owner of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to playwright Tennessee Williams; from atheist leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair to insane martyr Saint Catherine of Siena; from English novelist Denton Welch to timeless singer Johnny Mathis, these are the figures that helped the author form his own brand of neurotic happiness.--From publisher description.

Todd / Librarian: This hilarious book of essays provides insight into a cult filmmaking hero. Even if you are not a fan of John Waters you will delight in his observations and the tribute he pays his role models.  




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