President Eisenhower Is 'Underappreciated'


Last updated 2/13/2017 at 6:15pm

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library:


Hauser, Emily. “For the Most Beautiful.” This is the story of Achilles’ fury and the gods of Olympus during the Trojan War told from the perspective of two women: Krisayis, daughter of a High Priest; and Briseis, princess of Pedasus. The women’s tales are entwined into a story of love and destiny. In the end, Krisayis and Briseis are the heroines who battle the gods and win. (FIC HAU)

Kertes, Joseph. “The Afterlife of Stars.” Brothers Robert and Attila Beck escape Russian tanks during the revolution in 1956 Budapest. As exiles in France, they spend their days roaming the streets of Paris and trying to make the most of their lives. But when they discover a deep family secret, the brothers realize their bond may not be unbreakable after all. (FIC KER)

Pinborough, Sarah. “Behind Her Eyes.” A minor indiscretion between David and Louise leads to a twisted love-triangle of deception. Louise doesn’t know David is married when they meet, but when he walks into her office Monday morning as her new boss, Louise feels betrayed. Then she meets Adele, a new girl in town who is looking for friends. Turns out, she’s married to David. The ending is innovative and eerie. (FIC PIN)

Schwelbin, Samanta. “Fever Dream.” Amanda is dying in an old, dilapidated, rural hospital while David, a young boy, sits beside her. She is not his mother; he is not her son, but they are connected by their broken souls and their desperate need for family. “Fever Dream” is a ghost story set in the real world. (FIC SCH)


Baier, Bret. “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission.” Focused on the three days between Dwight Eisenhower’s farewell speech and Kennedy’s inauguration, Fox News anchor Bret Baier writes about the “extraordinary yet underappreciated presidency” of Eisenhower. This president’s final speech warned Americans of issues still being dealt with today: a huge deficit, special interest groups’ political power, and a growing military complex. (973.921 BAI)

Bosworth, Patricia. “The Men in my Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan.” Bosworth grew up in California immersed in fame and wealth, but everything changed when the family moved to New York City. Bosworth’s brother, to whom she was very close, killed himself. Through every hardship Bosworth has endured since, she has relied on her brother’s spirit to give her strength. (B Bosworth)

Edward, Jay Epstein. “How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft.” Edward challenges the idea that Snowden acted on behalf of the American people when he leaked governmental information. Instead, this journalist believes Snowden was a thief who now is Russia’s most valued intelligence asset. (327.1273 EPS)

Jones, Steve. “Revolutionary Science: Transformation and Turmoil in the Age of the Guillotine.” During the French Revolution, Paris led the world in scientific innovation. Modern chemistry and physiology was founded, farming was transformed, and gunpowder was improved. (509 JON)


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