Confront and Conceal and Tubes
Fountainhead Library has purchased two new, hot titles--hot in subject matter, and hot off the presses.
1. Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power. By David Sanger, Senior Washington Correspondent for the New York Times. From the use of Drones in Pakistan, to the raid and killing of Osama bin Laden; to the use of "Olympic Games" viruses (now known as Stuxnet) to handicap the Iranian nuclear centrifuge program; to the current status of relations with China and North Korea, this is a page turner. It is very well written and full of revelations about how foreign policy decisions have been reached by the current administration and how they are linked to previous administrations.
Fountainhead Library has purchased one copy of this title, and it is already checked out. PUT YOUR NAME ON THE CONFRONT AND CONCEAL WAITING LIST by clicking on this email link: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet. By Andrew Blum. This light, fun read is a journalist's account of the trips around the world he made to discover exactly what the internet relies on --its physical infrastructure. We love to talk about cloud architecture, virtual this, and wireless that--all that magic. But the magic really isn't magic, it runs on tubes, just as the ridiculed Alaskan Senator once said. Those tubes are fiber-optics cables that cross the seas. Find out where the cables are buried and where the main switches are housed. Find out who the players are (and were from the beginning) who own and control these things.
Fountainhead Library has purchased two copies of this title, and one of them is already checked out. The second copy is, as of this writing, sitting on the New Books cart in the breakroom. BE THE FIRST TO CHECK IT OUT. JUST SIGN IT OUT ON THE SHEET LOCATED JUST INSIDE THE LIBRARY DOOR
OR, if you aren't the first, PUT YOUR NAME ON THE TUBES WAITING LIST by clicking on this email link: email@example.com.