Friends of the Chemung County Library District Presents BOOKS SANDWICHED IN -‐ MARCH 2015 March 6 James Madison: A Life Reconsidered by Lynne Cheney—Reviewed by Dr. Malcolm Marsden, Dana Professor Emeritus of English, Elmira College. This is a new biography of the chief architect of the U.S. Constitution James Madison, who was a two term U.S. President, governing during the war of 1812, and who almost single-‐handedly wrote The Bill of Rights. March 13 The All-‐Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg—Reviewed by Venitra Clark, Director of House Operations, Clemens Center. Flagg (Fried Green Tomatoes) has written about life in Alabama again. This time, the protagonist—a young woman seeking information about her family heritage from 1940 -‐ 1960 and on—discovers secrets of her mother's past. March 20 Mark Twain's Other Woman: The Hidden Story of His Final Years After the Death of His Wife by Laura Skandera-‐Trombley—Reviewed by Gary Yoggy, Professor Emeritus, Corning Community College and Moderator of the Golden Age of Radio. In Twain’s last six years, Isabel Lyon was his caregiver, secretary, nurse, and “family psychologist.” The story of Lyon’s devotion as gatekeeper to Twain’s enthralled public met with public denouncement and is of great interest. March 27 Hell and High Water: Global Warming—the Solution and the Politics—and What We Should Do by Joseph Romm—Reviewed by Bonnie Chollet, Environmentalist and Water Activist. This highly-‐readable book offers an explanation of global warming, climate predicaments and the solutions and politics involved. Romm is the Founder/Executive Director of the Center for Energy and Climate. All reviews are held Fridays from 12:00 - 1:00 PM Steele Memorial Library Auditorium, 101 E. Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901 A light sandwich lunch may be purchased for $3.50 or you may bring your own. If schools are closed due to inclement weather, the book review will be rescheduled. Join us online at www.ccld.lib.ny.us/friends.htm or www.facebook.com/friendsofccld.