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Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 9:00am

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Patrick N. Hunt - Hannibal (Corte Madera)

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

One of the greatest commanders of the ancient world brought vividly to life: Hannibal, the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with his war elephants and brought Rome to its knees.

Hannibal Barca of Carthage, born 247 BC, was one of the great generals of the ancient world. His father, Hamilcar, was also a great strategist and master tactician who imposed Carthaginian rule over much of present-day Spain. After Hamilcar led the Carthaginian forces against Rome in the First Punic War, Hannibal followed in his father’s footsteps, leading Carthage in the Second Punic War.

From the time he was a teenager, Hannibal fought against Rome. He is famed for leading Carthage’s army across north Africa, into Spain, along the Mediterranean coast, and then crossing the Alps with his army and war elephants. Hannibal won victories in northern Italy by outmaneuvering his Roman adversaries and defeated a larger Roman army at the battle of Cannae in 216 BC. Unable to force Rome to capitulate, he was eventually forced to leave Italy and return to Carthage when a savvy Roman general named Scipio invaded north Africa. Hannibal and Scipio fought an epic battle at Zama, which Hannibal lost. The terms of surrender were harsh and many Carthaginians blamed Hannibal, eventually forcing him into exile until his death.

To this day Hannibal is still regarded as a military genius. Napoleon, George Patton, and Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. are only some of the generals who studied and admired him. His strategy and tactics are still taught in military academies. He is one of the figures of the ancient world whose life and exploits never fail to impress. Historian Patrick N. Hunt has led archeological expeditions in the Alps and elsewhere to study Hannibal’s achievements bringing an incredible story to life in this riveting and dramatic book, Hannibal.

Patrick N. Hunt is an archeologist, historian, and biographer who has taught humanities, archeology, and mythology at Stanford University since 1993. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London, Hunt has been featured on TV documentaries, including National Geographic Explorer, Nova, and the Discovery Channel. He is also a National Geographic Expeditions expert. Articles about his Hannibal research have appeared in National Geographic, Archaeology Magazine, and Earth magazine among others. He is the author of Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History and When Empires Clash: Twelve Great Battles in Antiquity, among other books. He lives in the Bay Area, California.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781439102176
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 11th, 2017

One of the greatest commanders of the ancient world brought vividly to life: Hannibal, the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with his war elephants and brought Rome to its knees.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Vanessa Grubbs - Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

In Partnership with National Kidney Foundation

A young, hopeful doctor’s memoir—an unforgettable love story and an informative journey into the world of medicine and kidney transplantation that ultimately asks: What does it mean to let go of something that you love, even if it is life itself?

When Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with Robert she had no idea that the relationship would thoroughly transform her life. Robert suffered from end-stage kidney disease, which required him to endure years of debilitating dialysis to stay alive, at least until his failed organ could be replaced by a kidney transplant. Although Vanessa was a primary care doctor, she developed a deeper understanding of the difficulties Robert faced with dialysis and in finding a donor. So, despite their being early in their relationship, she volunteered one of her own kidneys—and discovered that she was a match. This life-affirming experience forged a bond that would become a pillar of Vanessa and Robert’s marriage—and the beginning of her new career.

Motivated by Robert’s experience and her newfound knowledge, Vanessa became a nephrologist—a kidney doctor—and discovered far more about the realities of the specialty. Shaped by Vanessa’s remarkable experiences as a doctor, a woman of color, a mother, and a kidney donor, Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers is a love story, an expose, and a clarion call for us all to consider the dualities of both loving and letting go.

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780062418173
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Amistad Press - June 13th, 2017

A young, hopeful doctor's memoir--an unforgettable love story and an informative journey into the world of medicine and kidney transplantation that ultimately asks: What does it mean to let go of something that you love, even if it is life itself?


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kate Rider - Improve Your Italian Through Music

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:30am

4 Wednesdays, July 26 – August 16, 2017 • 9:30 - 11:15 am • $110

Listening to foreign-language songs is a great way to boost your language learning. In this class we will listen to a variety of Italian popular songs and use them as a tool for increasing vocabulary, improving listening skills, and reinforcing grammar. No singing, only listening! For students at or above an intermediate level. 

Kate Rider studied Italian at Stanford, Middlebury College, and in Florence and Genoa. She earned a master’s degree in Italian Literature at S.F. State, and teaches Italian at Dominican University. She loves to share her passion for Italian with her students! Classes are fun and relaxed, with a variety of activities and an emphasis on practical speaking ability.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Louise Nayer - Poised for Retirement (San Francisco)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

One woman’s anxiety-ridden, yet life-affirming journey as she makes the decision of a lifetime: whether or not to retire.

A unique narrative on a unique time offering solace to people nearing retirement. Poised for Retirement is not your parents’ retirement guide, nor is it a financial planning guide; rather, it’s the relatable story of an ordinary working woman reflecting on her life and career.

Written with humor, compassion, and poignancy, Louise Nayer’s poetic prose is also inspirational. Easy to implement visualizations and breathing and sleep techniques are offered at the end of each chapter. Readers will gain insight and wisdom as the author learns to create a new and healthier life during this important transition.

  • A timely topic for Baby Boomers (born between 1946 – 1962), representing twenty percent of the US population by 2029.
  • Every month more than a quarter-million Americans turn sixty-five.
  • Includes interviews with a diverse group of experts and laypeople who share their experiences as they face the same decision point in their lives.

Louise Nayer, is a writer and educator. She was a professor of English and creative writing for over twenty-seven years at City College of San Francisco. Presently, she is part of the San Francisco Grotto Writer’s Collective and teaches workshops at OLLI UC Berkeley. Her book Burned: A Memoir was an Oprah Great Read and won the 2011 Wisconsin Library Association Award.

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781942094395
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Central Recovery Press - June 13th, 2017

A unique narrative on a unique time offering solace to people nearing retirement. Poised for Retirement is not your parents' retirement guide, nor is it a financial planning guide; rather, it's the relatable story of an ordinary working woman reflecting on her life and career.


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San Francisco, CA 94111

Barry Kraft - Shakespeare Celebration (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join Barry Kraft for a celebration of all things Shakespeare! Kraft has acted in all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays, playing more than 100 roles in 86 full productions. He spent 28 seasons as an actor and dramaturg at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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