Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Second Coming of the KKK by Linda Gordon

The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition

Linda Gordon

A new Ku Klux Klan arose in the early 1920s, a less violent but equally virulent descendant of the relatively small, terrorist Klan of the 1870s. Unknown to most Americans today, this "second Klan" largely flourished above the Mason-Dixon Line—its army of four-to-six-million members spanning the continent from New Jersey to Oregon, its ideology of intolerance shaping the course of mainstream national politics throughout the twentieth century. Documenting what became the largest social movement of the first half of the twentieth century, The Second Coming of the Ku Klux Klan exposes the ancestry and helps explain the dangerous appeal of today's welter of intolerance.

Adult nonfiction. Call number: 322.42 Gor. View in our catalog

Artemis by Andy Weir

Artemis (sound recording)

Andy Weir, audiobook narration by Rosario Dawson

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. But everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

Book on disc, adult science fiction. Call number: CD SCIFIC Wei. View in our catalog

An Amish Winter by Amy Clipston, et al.

An Amish Winter: Three Novellas

Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin and Beth Cameron

A collection of three Amish romances to warm the heart on a cold day. Contains the novellas Home Sweet Home by Amy Clipston, A Christmas Visitor by Kelly Irvin, and When Winter Comes by Barbara Cameron.

Adult fiction. Call number: FIC Ami. View in our catalog

Meanwhile, Elsewhere by Cat Fitzpatrick, et al.

Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers

Cat Fitzpatrick and Casey Plett, editors

An eclectic collection of speculative fiction from 25 transgender writers.

Adult science fiction. Call number: SCIFIC Mea. View in our catalog

Oddity by Sarah Cannon

Oddity

Sarah Cannon

Ada Roundtree is no stranger to dodging carnivorous dumpsters, distracting zombie rabbits with marshmallows, and instigating games of alien punkball. But things haven’t been the same since her twin sister, Pearl, won the town’s yearly Sweepstakes and disappeared… Along with her best friend, Raymond, and new-kid-from-Chicago Cayden (whose inability to accept being locked in the gym with live leopards is honestly quite laughable), Ada leads a self-given quest to discover Oddity’s secrets, even evading the invisible Blurmonster terrorizing the outskirts of town. But one of their missions goes sideways, revealing something hinky with the Sweepstakes… and Ada can’t let it go. Because, if the Sweepstakes is bad, then what happened to Pearl?

Youth fiction, ages 8-12. Call number: J FIC Can. View in our catalog

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