“Accidental Presidents” by Jared Cohen recounts the eight vice-presidents who succeeded to the presidency when the incumbent died in office. Three won re-election in their own right. Two were surprise successes who passed important reform measures. Two were so difficult that impeachment that the hosue considered impeachment. One was. “CSNY” by Peter Dogget tells about how four men briefly set the music world on its ear. In the wake of the Beatles, Crosby Stills and Nash stepped in with a brilliant debut that challenged the late Fabs with their songwriting, harmonies and lush arrangements. Adding neil Young to the mix, however, proved to be one star too many. “Duel” by Thomas Fleming recounts the famous rivalry between Hamilton and Burr. Their disagreements over the future of the country (Hamilton’s Federalism vs Burr’s populism) were made worse by personal animosity, which ended in a fatal duel. Our Man, a life of Richard Holbrooke recaps 50 years of American diplomacy through the life of a key player. Author George Packer (The Unwinding) does his usual excellent job.
A message from the Board of Trustees
Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 virus, the Nichols Library is now closed at least through May 5th. All due dates for books and other materials remain suspended. Please keep borrowed materials for the time being and do not return them to the Library dropbox.
The Library Board of Trustees continues to discuss how our Library can continue to provide meaningful services. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. Stay well.
The NML Board of Trustees, 3/23/2020
Latest information on COVID-19 from New Hampshire’s Dept of Health & Human Services
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We hope our Patrons will take advantage of the online services our Library offers. We are providing online programs and meet-ups via Zoom. Follow our website for meeting dates and invites. NH/Ovedrive offers downloadable eBooks, audios, and magazines. Hoopla offers streaming audio and eBooks, movies and music. You will need your library card number to register; contact us if you do not know your card number. Follow our updates for other available resources
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Quotable“The precise role of the artist is to illuminate that darkness, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of our purpose, which is to make the world a more human dwelling place.” James Baldwin