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American Prometheus: the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
Degrees Kelvin: a tale of genius, invention, and tragedy by David Lindley
Edward Teller: the real Dr. Strangelove by Peter Goodchild
The Doctor loves libraries, and libraries love Doctor Who. Later this year, the BBC science fiction classic Doctor Who will celebrate its 50-year anniversary. In celebration, CPL's very own Whovians have put together a delightful display all about our favorite Time Lord. Stop by from July 22nd to 28th to see what we've put together (hint: it's bigger on the inside!).
"You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!"
In the meantime, check out these time-bending books and DVDs featuring the Doctors and his interstellar friends, companions and enemies.
If you haven't yet become familiar with the world of Doctor Who, this is a good place to start:
Doctor Who. The complete first series, Discs 1 & 2 [videodisc] by 2 Entertain ; BBC
Up to date on the series and looking for more? Check out the Captain Jack spinoff, Torchwood:
Torchwood. The complete first season, Disc 1 [videodisc] by British Broadcasting Corporation
And of course, there are always books...
Beautiful chaos by Gary Russell
Check out these spine-tingling films about when animals (or lizards or arachnids or...) attack!
Snakes on a plane [videodisc] by Hannah Rachel Production Services Ltd. ; Mutual Film Corporation ; New Line Cinema ; Patchwork Productions
The birds [videodisc] by screenplay by Evan Hunter ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Jurassic Park [videodisc] by Universal Pictures presents an Amblin Entertainment Production ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Michael Crichton and David Koepp
Mapp and Lucia by E.F. Benson ; with a new introduction by Stephen Pile
Merry Hall by Beverley Nichols ; with a foreword by Ann Lovejoy
The pursuit of love ; &, Love in a cold climate: two novels by Nancy Mitford ; foreword by Jessica Mitford
Diary of a provincial lady by E.M. Delafield ; with a preface by Mary Borden ; with illustrations by Arthur Watts
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Faulks, Sebastian
The alley of love and yellow jasmines: a memoir by Shohreh Aghdashloo
Anne Frank: the biography by Melissa Müller ; translated by Rita and Robert Kimber
The prince of medicine: Galen in the Roman world by Susan P. Mattern
Robert Oppenheimer: a life inside the center by Ray Monk
Tesla: inventor of the electrical age by W. Bernard Carlson
The deserters: a hidden history of World War II by Charles Glass
Fallujah awakens: Marines, sheikhs, and the battle against al Qaeda by Bill Ardolino
Fascist voices: an intimate history of Mussolini's Italy by Christopher Duggan
A fort of nine towers: an Afghan family story by Qais Akbar Omar
Gettysburg: the last invasion by Allen C. Guelzo
The lost cause: the trials of Frank and Jesse James by James P. Muehlberger
Historical mysteries let the reader be picked up and be transported to different times and places. A good story is a painless way to get into the period, and, if it features a unsolved crime or two, give a look at history’s darker underside.
Silver lies by Ann Parker
Walking the perfect square: a novel by Reed Farrel Coleman
Jane and the unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron
A plague on both your houses by Susanna Gregory
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Twist and Shout by the Beatles
Rock and Roll Freeze Dance by Hap Palmer
Go back to bed! by Ginger Foglesong Guy ; illustrations by James Bernardin
Open very carefully by Nicola O'Byrne ; with words by Nick Bromley
The day Louis got eaten by John Fardell
William and Kate: a royal love story by Christopher Andersen
William & Catherine: a royal wedding by Andrew Motion
Elizabeth the Queen: the life of a modern monarch by Sally Bedell Smith
Philip and Elizabeth : portrait of a royal marriage by Gyles Brandreth