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The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer Available formats: Hardcover | Large Print Brad Meltzer is a multi-talented guy — both a writer and now a TV host on The History Channel. His newest thriller, The Fifth Assassin, mixes suspense with history. Someone … Continue reading
The Children’s Blizzard by David Laskin First Published: 2004 6 Copies & Reading Guide Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered “land, freedom, and hope.” The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead … Continue reading
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff First Published: 2010 10 Copies & Reading Guide To this day, Cleopatra proves to be one of the most important and controversial figures in ancient history. Married to both of her brothers, the first … Continue reading
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay First Published: 2007 10 Copies & Reading Guide Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel d’Hiv’ roundup, but not before … Continue reading
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell First Published: 2005 5 Copies & Reading Guide Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrumsof American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. She takes us on a journey to the … Continue reading
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson First Published: 2010 10 Copies & Reading Guide In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold … Continue reading
Death Clouds on Mt Baldy: Tucson’s Lost Tragedy by Cathy Hufault First Published: 2010 10 Copies & Reading Guide Nov. 15, 1958. An arctic-like blizzard roars out of nowhere across the mild desert terrain of southern Arizona. Boy scouts are … Continue reading
In honor of President’s Day, we thought it’s the perfect time to take a look at a couple of Presidential book & film trends we’ve noticed. Next up: John. F Kennedy. As you may have noticed, there have been a … Continue reading
In honor of President’s Day, we thought it’s the perfect time to take a look at a couple of Presidential book & film trends we’ve noticed. First up…Abraham Lincoln. Two films are in production about the 16th President, based on … Continue reading