Contrary to popular culture there is and should be much more to our celebration of Memorial Day than a pile of circulars on the kitchen table highlighting local sales events. The following titles offer a wide variety of reading that may inspire, enlighten, or simply entertain you over this holiday weekend.
Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts this volume brings together a wide variety of eye witness accounts, letters, short stories, and other personal writings that form a dramatic narrative, illustrating in a very real sense the human side and cost of modern warfare.
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Forgotten Americans: Footnote Figures Who Changed American History - Willard Sterne Randall & Nancy Nahra
Fifteen fascinating but little known lives are explored and come to life in this well researched but very readable volume. From early colonial settlements to the close of the nineteenth century, the biographical selections presented here give us an engaging look at our nation’s past through the eyes and actions of very ordinary folks.
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Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-boat Attack - Tom Nagorski
On September 17, 1940 the British liner SS City of Benares was sailing across the
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An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation - Tom Brokaw
History comes alive and is faithfully preserved in people’s own words, through oral histories, photographs, reflections, and memorabilia of Word War II. A collection of everyday Americans sharing their wartime experiences with one of our most trusted journalist.
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Herstory: Women Who Changed the World - Ruth Ashby & Deborah Gore Ohrn, Eds.
For years the achievements of many remarkable women have been largely forgotten or ignored by historians. The 120 biographical sketches presented here offer a remarkable look back at some very influential and important women who by their personal decisions, bravery, and actions have helped shape the lives of all women living today.
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