The Coming Collapse of China Chang 2001 Submitter: Books that prognosticate are in a category of their own as far as weeding is concerned. How ridiculous this claim now looks. Note it was 2001 when this author claimed China would collapse
Getting Older, Growing Younger Cartland 1984 Submitter: I love that Barbara Cartland’s most important take away from Birth of a Nation was how entrancing Lillian Gish was. I scanned a few paged of medical advice she gives as well. Holly:
Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition: English sea rovers in the seventeenth-century Caribbean Burg 1995 Submitter: Since it was just “Talk Like a Pirate” day, I submit to you this title. This book is being weeded because I know we do not
President Citizen Goffee 1992 Submitter: We are currently re-cataloguing and re-classifying our Education Library and this little gem popped up on my desk. It’s a wonderful little book about the president… more specifically the American president and how to become
Growing Up Caring Bolin 1990 Submitter: I found this little gem in the mountain of textbooks that have been left in the library. I’m really hoping that no one uses this book for class; it’s old enough that it could
Teachers of Destruction: Their Plans for a Socialist Revolution
Submitter: The title alone [is awful]; a play on words but quite grave. I’m pretty sure we’d all know to be scared of “stormtroopers of destruction” or “zombies of destruction,” or even “sharks of destruction,” but teachers? Definitely didn’t see that coming, very sneaky.
Some subheadings and quotes:
“some capitalists even back Hitler” to explain businesses who support “leftist” causes.
“While comfortable, complacent Americans went to church or played golf, or lolled around at home reading papers or watching television Sunday morning, a Black Power panel session took place at the Socialist Scholars Conference. ”
As an “eyewitness” (stated in the title), Widener “overhears” most of the things she reports on, there are no footnotes, she didn’t interview anyone associated with these secret and open meetings, in fact it seems she didn’t even bring a tape recorder.
Alfie’s Home Cohen 1993 Since little kids are constantly wondering about being gay, finally there is a picture book that explains everything. I am sure gay people everywhere will be so relieved to find out why they are gay. In
Pot: What it is, What it does Tobias 1979 Get it? Weed the weed books? Ha! I’m hilarious. Anyway. Pot is a hot topic right now. To be blunt, budding librarians may not get that even drug books have a shelf life.