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5 New Titles at Birmingham's Baldwin Public Library

'The Bully Pulpit' by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and 'Girl Most Likely' on DVD are among the recent releases available at the Baldwin Public Library.

'The Bully Pulpit' by Doris Kearns Goodwin is among the new releases available at the Baldwin Public Library.
'The Bully Pulpit' by Doris Kearns Goodwin is among the new releases available at the Baldwin Public Library.
Need a little action, suspense or adventure to get you through the week? The Baldwin Public Library has just what you need with the latest batch of new arrivals.

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism  

A dynamic history of the muckracking press and the first decade of the Progressive era as told by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Their close relationship strengthened both men before it ruptures in 1912 when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination. The result crippled the progressive wing of the Republican Party and caused Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, which changed the country's history.

Mirage by Clive Cussler

The ninth installment in the Juan Cabrillo series featuring some or all of the same principal characters who have comprised the crew of the Oregon.

No Man's Nightingale by Ruth Rendell


A female Vicar named Sarah Hussein is discovered strangled in her Kingsmarkham Vicarage. The gossipy cleaning woman who discovers her body happens to also be in the employ of retired Chief Inspector Wexford and his wife. When detective inspector Mike Burden calls him, Wexford, intrigued by the unusual circumstances of the murder, leaps at the chance to tag along with the investigators. A single-mother to a teenage girl, Hussein was a woman working in a male-dominated profession.

Could racism or sexism played a factor in her murder? As he searches the Vicar's house with Buren, Wexford  the former policeman has taken away a piece of valuable evidence without telling anybody. What he finds inside begins to illuminate the murky past of Hussein. Is there more to her than meets the eye?

The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan

The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan: Violet Minturn, a half-Chinese/half-American courtesan who deals in seduction and illusion in Shanghai, struggles to find her place in the world, while her mother, Lucia, tries to make sense of the choices she has made and the men who have shaped her.

Girl Most Likely (DVD)

Girl Most Likely (DVD): After both her career and relationship hit the skids, Imogene is forced to make the humiliating move back home to New Jersey with her eccentric mother and younger brother. Adding further insult to injury, there's a strange man sleeping in her old bedroom, and an even stranger man sleeping in her mother's bed.


The information for this post was provided by Birmingham Patch reader Josh Rouan of the Baldwin Public Library.

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