The following books are available at:
Clovis-Carver Public Library
“Creating Your Own Destiny: How to Get Exactly What You Want Out of Life and Work” by Patrick Snow was given by Keith and Peggy Ingram in memory of Oscar Toliver.
This practical guide will give you the methods and techniques to take control of your life, start a new business, and follow the life path you want — even in the face of economic and life challenges —while keeping your family your top priority.
“The Complete Golf Manual: All You Need to Play Like a Pro” by Steve Newell, “Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money,” by Dave Ramsey, “Great Ranches of Today’s Wild West” by Mark Bedor, “Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse” by Mark Rashid, and “You Can Get There From Here: My Journey from Struggle to Success” by Bob Knowling were given by Citizen’s Bank of Clovis in memory of Oscar Toliver.
The Complete Golf Manual works systematically through every type of shot, includes tests to establish your level of ability, and provides a series of progressive exercises designed to develop your technique.
Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money focuses on personal accountability as it leads readers through a series of baby steps toward financial freedom including how to save, budget, dump debt, invest, and plan for college and retirement
Great Ranches of Today’s Wild West takes a horseman’s photographic journey across America to twenty of the great western ranches still in operation today, along with more than 200 stunning full-color photographs that are almost as good as being there.
Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse describes a horse trainer’s experience with one special — and especially challenging – horse named Buck, and the six underlying principles that helped him to achieve a great partnership in which he learned more than he taught.
You Can Get There from Here traces the life of a pioneering business leader from his disadvantaged childhood as a member of a crime-and-drug-marked family through his academic successes and emergence as the head of large telecommunications companies and non-profit organizations.
Portales Public Library
“Born On a Mountaintop: On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier” by Bob Thompson
Davy Crockett’s great legend has been retold many times and over the years, he has been repeatedly reinvented by historians and popular storytellers.
One could almost argue that there are three distinct Crocketts: the real David as he was before he became famous; the celebrity politician; and the mythic Davy we know today.
Bob Thompson follows Crockett’s footsteps from his birthplace in east Tennessee; to Washington, where he served three terms in Congress; and on to Texas and the gates of the Alamo, seeking out those who know, love, and are still willing to fight over Davy’s life and legacy.
This new biography is a rich mix of scholarship, reportage, humor, and exploration of modern Crockett landscapes that brings Davy Crockett’s impact on American imagination vividly to life.
“Inside Out” by Barry Eisler
While marooned in a Manila jail after a bar fight fatality, black ops soldier Ben Treven gets a visit from his former commander, Colonel Scott Horton, who explains the price of Ben’s release: Find and eliminate Daniel Larison, a rogue operator from Ben’s unit who has stolen 92 torture tapes from the CIA and is using them to blackmail the U.S. government.
Other players are after the tapes too, and to find Larison, Ben will have to survive Blackwater mercenaries, CIA hit teams, and the long reach of the White House. Everyone has an angle with the stakes this high except for Ben, who will have to find the right alliance if he wants to stay alive.
“The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II” by Denise Kiernan
Oak Ridge, Tenn., was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City at the height of World War II.
To most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians, many of them young women from across the South, were recruited to this secret city, enticed by the promise of war-ending work and solid wages.
Few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains until the end of the war when Oak Ridge’s secret was revealed.
Drawing on the voices of the women who lived it, The Girls of Atomic City rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history from obscurity.
The author captures the spirit of the times through these women; their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage.