Discussion: 2/26


Apologies for the lack of posts this month!

The discussion for The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough will be Monday, February 26th from 7-8pm on the 3rd floor in the board room. Take the west elevator to get there.

Tim Butcher Interviews

Here is a short interview Butcher did with NPR: http://www.wnyc.org/story/princip-pulled-the-trigger-but-never-meant-to-start-a-war/ 

And here’s a long-form printed interview: http://www.joshirby.com/2014/06/23/gavrilo-princip-weaponized-history-and-the-role-of-the-historian-interview-with-award-winning-author-tim-butcher-on-his-new-book-the-trigger/

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

Here’s an interview from Paul’s wife Dr. Lucy Kalanithi with the California Commonwealth Club

Stanford Medicine

Here’s some footage of Paul talking about himself for Stanford Medicine, in 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates Interview

Copies of the book

If you came in yesterday or today and there were no copies available of this month’s books there are two more copies coming in that will be available Friday.

There are ebook and eaudiobook versions on Axis360. However, at the current time all copies are checked out. You can put yourself on the hold list for those to see if you can get them. If you need assistance with getting ebooks on your computer, tablet or smartphone, call the reference desk at 630-868-7520 or come in with your device and we can help you set it up.

Escaping North Korea and Everyday Life

Here are some TED Talks given by escaped North Korean defectors as well as a very well done documentary which aired on PBS and footage from a French documentary team who got film of everyday life in the DPRK.

David Mitchell Interview

Here is an interview with author David Mitchell who wrote the introduction to the book, helped translate and introduced this book to the English-speaking world. He talks about how the book has helped him with his autistic son, the translation process for the book, and even some accusations from some that the book is a farce.

The Murder of Cora

For those who want a deeper look into the Crippen case (if that’s even necessary!) check this out:

The original transcript of the court proceedings from The Proceedings of the Old Bailey.

Some excellent photographs of Hilldrop Crescent, Cora, Hawley, Ethel, and the crime scene.


The Marconi Machine

Erik Larson describes the Marconi Machine pretty well but I think it would help if we saw some images from the time to understand what Marconi’s Machine looked like as well as what some of his experiments looked like as well.

These images are from the Library of Congress.

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