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Staff Picks: International Intrigue

Open “The arms maker of Berlin” in catalog The arms maker of Berlin Open “An atlas of impossible longing” in catalog An atlas of impossible longing Open “Pride and pyramids : Mr. Darcy in Egypt” in catalog Pride and pyramids : Mr. Darcy in Egypt Open “Red cell” in catalog Red cell Open “The traitor's emblem” in catalog The traitor's emblem Open “The Venetian bargain” in catalog The Venetian bargain
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The Powerful Tommy’s War

World War I was the first modern war with airplanes, armored vehicles, and the VPK, Vest Pocket Kodak which allowed soldiers to take cameras with them to the barracks, trenches, on leave, and the battles themselves. For the first time…

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How cowboys do the Artwalk

Here’s your chance to include the celebrities of The Big Read classic western, “True Grit,” in your Artwalk entourage.

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Still Gatsby, still great

An exuberant love letter to all things Gatsby.

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Deadly Travels in Toured to Death

Amy Abel is taking a chance with opening a new travel agency that specializes in customized expeditions. Her first tour is a mystery game set in Europe, and she was lucky enough to get the star mystery game writer Otto Ingo to create the game with all the clues, but while Amy is in Europe preparing for the tour disaster strikes…

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Celebrate Kansas Day With Books

On January 29, 1861, Kansas became the 34th state in the United States of America. There is no better way to celebrate than by reading great books set in Kansas.

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Rod Taylor, 1930-2015

Hollywood lost another of it’s popular stars with the recent death of Rod Taylor. Revisit the career of the 1960s leading man who starred in such classics as the The Time Machine and The Birds.

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