Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton
by Lee Ellis with Foreword by Senator John McCain
John McCain, "Lee Ellis and I share a bond that goes back to our experience in the POW camps of North Vietnam. He was captured eleven days after me, and we occupied neighboring cells in the Hanoi Hilton for eighteen months of our captivity."
Lee Ellis, "In the Hanoi Hilton I learned that leading with honor is about doing the right thing, even when it entails personal sacrifice. More often than not, doing the right things - accepting responsibility, fulfilling your duty, telling the truth, and remaining faithful to your word - is the most difficult thing to do, but it's also the thing that brings long-term success."
Find the book in the new book section under: 658.4092 ELLIS
The 2012 Minnesota Grown Directory is now available at the library. This publication lists Minnesota Grown products and services that are available direct from the growers. You can search by area, product, and farm or market name.
Drop in and pick one up. They are free while the supply lasts.
London, 1933, Maisie Dobbs, private detective, takes on a case of murder for some old friends from her previous life. She has become a wealthy, educated woman since the days when her father worked for a living in London. The murder of Eddie weighs heavily on Maisie and everyone who knew him, for he was a kind simple young man with an amazing gift with horses.
Ninth in the Maise Dobbs series, the book can be found in the new book section under Winspear.
"Sutton Mercer watches from the afterlife as her long-lost twin, Emma Paxton, takes over her identity to solve her murder."
Read the review and reader opinions about the new book by Sara Shepard on the popular website GoodReads where readers enjoy discussing books with friends, writing reviews, and receiving recommendations on what to read next.
"The body rolled in the current gently, as if still alive. It was facedown, only the back and hips visible. It had been floating that way for some time. The men in the ancient skill had watched it for a quarter of an hour, as if half expecting it to rise up and walk away before their eyes."
The mother and son writing team of Charles Todd has another great Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery to make this the 14th book in the series set in England right after World War I.
This book can be requested through interlibrary loan.
"The trees were tall, but I was taller, standing above them on a steep mountain slope in northern California. Moments before, I'd removed my hiking boots and the left one had fallen into those trees, first catapulting into the air when my enormous backpack toppled onto it, then skittering across the gravelly trail and flying over the edge. It bounced off a rocky outcropping several feet beneath me before disappearing into the forest canopy below, impossible to retrieve. I let out a stunned gasp, though I'd been in the wilderness thirty-eight days and by then I'd come to know that anything could happen and that everything would."
Cheryl Strayed hikes the Pacific Crest Trail on her own. Read her story - we have the book: 813.6 STRAY
Did you know that one of the Titanic survivors was on her way to Hibbing? Hedvig Turkula, mother of John and Felix Turkala who were farming south of Hibbing at the time was one of the survivors of the Titanic disaster.
According to the April 26, 1912 Hibbing Daily Tribune, "there was a touching scene ...at the Great Northern depot when Mrs. Hedvig Turkala, one of the few steerage passengers of the White Star Liner Titanic, ... and her two sons, John and Felix ... were reunited after 13 years of separation."
She told of being helped by a countryman, Eino Lundquist, from the third class steerage section to the second deck where she was lifted onto a lifeboat by a minor officer of the ship.
The Tribune also reported, "Mrs. Turkala arrived in Hibbing in excellent health and spirits, but this morning when she related to Al Newman of the Security State Bank, who officiated as interpreter in an interview for The Tribune, the dramatic story of her rescue from the sinking ship, the scenes on the lower decks of the panic stricken vessel, where strong men fought side by side for a place in the boats until they were made to stand back at the point of drawn revolvers in the hands of the ship's officers, her eyes filled with tears and her bent form shook with suppressed emotion."
Read all of the Tribune's articles about this event and a brief summary of Hedvig's life compiled by family members. Ask at the front desk for the history folder on the "Titanic Survivor".
Elizabeth, at sixteen, rebels against her mother - with alarming consequences. On the fast track to medical school, Elizabeth wants to study cyber crimes instead of becoming a surgeon like her mother. After a fight with her mother, she goes to the local mall, meets up with a former acquaintance from high school, goes on a shopping spree, changes her looks, forges identification to get her new friend and her into a Russian mafia owned nightclub where they allow the owner and his associate to buy them drinks. Drunk, both girls go to the Russian night club owner’s home with the associate when Elizabeth or Liz – new name with new looks - goes out on the terrace to get some air when two Russian thugs kill associate and Liz’s new best friend. Liz, hand clamped over her mouth to prevent them hearing her gasp, witnesses the killing, jumps up and runs for her life.
Find this new book by the prolific Nora Roberts in Fiction ROBERTS.
This book is a refreshing perspective on what researchers call the Columbian Exchange and today we refer to as globalization. Available at Hibbing Public Library and in the Arrowhead System in book and electronic format.
Remember your tax filing is due by April 17th this year. The last day the AARP volunteers will be at the library to help seniors and low income filers is Friday, April 13th from 10:00 until 3:00.
Some last minute tips from USA.gov include:
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website is the easy place to go for the latest official news and information on filing your taxes. Find the forms you need, appeal a dispute, or get an electronic filing PIN.
Do you know you just won’t be able to make the filing deadline? You may be eligible for an extension. To be granted an additional six months to file, you will need to submit Form 4868 by the April 17th due date. Remember that you’ll still have to make an estimated payment by April 17th of the amount you owe.
If you’ve already filed, you may be looking forward a refund. Wondering when you can expect it? Check its status online or use the phone app.
Bryant and May are back solving crime from a new London location for the Peculiar Crimes Unit.
Arthur Bryant is one of the most well developed characters in mystery fiction.
First Lines: “Arthur Bryant stood there pretending not to shiver.
He was tightly wrapped in a 1951 Festival of Britain scarf, with a Bloody Mary in one hand and a ketchup-crusted cocktail sausage in the other. Above his head, a withered yellow corpse hung inside a rusting gibbet iron.
‘Well,’ he said, ‘this is nice, isn’t it?’
Bryant isn’t one for technology:
“…as usual it was impossible to read Bryant’s thoughts. The detective’s phone bleeped, but by the time he’d removed the bits of string, rubber bands, coins, conkers, boiled sweets, keys and pencil stubs from his pockets, the caller had rung off. ‘Bugger, do you know how to retrieve a call?’ he asked. ‘I’m sure it must be in there somewhere.’
Bryant is long past retirement:
‘Pensioner is such an ugly word,’ said Bryant vehemently. “How quick we are to give everyone labels. In London, I like to think I’m regarded as an expert, an authority, a man with experience to impart…”
‘Don’t worry, Arthur, no-one’s expecting you to retire,’ May replied, reading his thoughts. ‘We all know you’ll die in harness.’
‘True. Hopefully I’ll be gazing down at a body with a knife in its back and just drop in my tracks, whereupon Banbury will draw a chalk outline around me and I’ll join my own cases.’
Read this mystery series for the unique and colorful characters.
Keeping track of all your financial accounts can be challenging. But you can streamline the process by taking advantage of tools like online banking and automatic bill paying to cut down on some of financial paperwork in your life. You can also learn how to use your bank’s mobile apps safely and effectively to manage your money while keeping your personal information safe.
No matter the state of the current economic climate, it’s always a good idea to try to save some money for emergencies or other unexpected expenses that might pop up. In Managing Your Money in Good Times and Bad, you’ll get tips on spending less, saving more and learn how to borrow money in a smart way so that you don’t get hit with overbearing interest rates.
See the library's display window this week for examples of books that you and your children can read together. Get your kids started out on a secure financial path.