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Lafayette In the Somewhat United States

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ISBN: 9781594631740
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 20th, 2015

Sarah Vowell is certainly not your typical historian. There's been some great colonial history published in the past few years, but hers is chatty, sassy, snarky, and hilarious and thus eminently readable. Lafayette really was as great a friend of the United States as he's chalked up to be, and this unconventional and insightful recounting of his adventures is combined with a larger view of the dysfunction of the early US government and its often inept political and military establishments.

David

 


DROWNED CITY: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

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ISBN: 9780544157774
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2015

This remembrance of the events in New Orleans ten years ago is a very powerful and straightforward portrayal of the tragedy. The graphic novel format helps the reader feel the desperation,despair and hopelessness of the terrible circumstances and the spirit of those who lived through it.Recommended for kids and adults 12 and up.

Carol

 


ALEXANDER HAMILTON

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ISBN: 9780143034759
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Published: Penguin Books - March 29th, 2005

With megahit Hamilton taking Broadway by storm, learn about the man himself in this captivating biography. Alexander Hamilton, a biracial illegitimate child, raised in St. Croix by a single mother before becoming George Washington's aide-de-camp and eventually the first Secretary of the Treasury, is a fascinating figure, and Chernow paints a vivid picture of his astounding life.

MACKENZIE

 


NAGASAKI: LIFE AFTER NUCLEAR WAR

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ISBN: 9780670025626
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Published: Viking - July 28th, 2015

Published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the bombing, like John

Hershey’s much earlier book, Hiroshima, Southard brings us the horrific

story of that day and the years that followed  through the detailed, first-person

accounts of five survivors.

DALE

 


The Boys Who Challenged Hitler

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ISBN: 9780374300227
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 12th, 2015

Phillip Hoose tells the amazing story of a group of Danish boys who disagree with their government’s decision to let Nazi Germany take over their country without a fight. Danish resistance began with boys on bicycles committing annoying acts of sabotage. Kid Power!!

Carol

 


ROMANTIC OUTLAWS

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ISBN: 9781400068425
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Published: Random House - April 28th, 2015

A highly readable side-by-side study of the remarkable lives of the mother/daughter pair of Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication on the Rights of Women, and Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. Feminists, writers, and pioneers, Charlotte Gordon's addictive dual biography is the true story of two women so remarkable you won't believe it's not fiction.

Mackenzie

 


THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN

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ISBN: 9780385354042
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 28th, 2014

I can guarantee that you don't know the real story of Wonder Woman. Margaret Sanger and the early 20th century feminist movement, the Harvard psychologist who claims to have invented the lie detector test, the women's suffrage movement, and one of the most bizarre family arrangements imaginable - all are a part of the amazing history of the third most popular comic character in the US, behind only Superman and Batman. Cultural history at its finest.

David


INSIDE THE DREAM PALACE

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ISBN: 9780544334472
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Published: Mariner Books - November 4th, 2014

LA might have the Chateau Marmont but for art/show/biz celebrity guests and amazing tales NYC's storied Chelsea Hotel beats 'em all. Started as a utopian proto-coop in the 19th century it was forced to go commercial – and what an eventual client list!

Gary


Shakespeare's Restless World

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ISBN: 9780143125945
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Published: Penguin Books - November 4th, 2014

A fabulous addition to the Shakespearean experience, an enriching dimensional portrait of the times, politics, ways of living and general often amazingly explanatory context. Warning: you'll probably want to ‘hie out t' the nearest accessible Bard production.

Gary


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