Semper Anticus

By Rita Kirchgassner

I must be honest. I teared up multiple times while reading Semper Anticus. But not for the usual reasons. There were many dramatic details worthy of tears, but they didn't move me like that. I cried as I realized how much Rita Kirchgassner must have...

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Secret Southern California

By Kathy Strong

Secret Southern California: A Guide to Unique Places is a nonfiction travel guide written by Kathy Strong. Strong has authored or contributed to over 20 travel guide books during her over-30 years as a travel writer. While she’s traveled all over the globe, her favorite...

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Saving the Guinea Hogs

The Recovery of an American Homestead Breed
By Cathy R. Payne

If you’re interested in the history of American farming and hog breeds in general or preserving heritage hog breeds from extinction in particular, Saving the Guinea Hogs: The Recovery of an American Homestead Breed by Cathy R. Payne is for you. I found it to...

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Selectively Lawless

The True Story of Emmett Long, An American Original
By Asa Dunnington

Emmett Long was born in 1904 in southern Oklahoma and, as he entered his teens, it soon became apparent that he was not going to be content to work for others. His father was a hard-working rancher and his family had helped to build many...

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Silent Spring - Deadly Autumn of the Vietnam War

By Patrick Hogan

For the rest of the world, the Vietnam War is over. For the soldiers who fought in it, no matter what their role, it will never be over. Silent Spring: Deadly Autumn of the Vietnam War is described by author and Vietnam veteran Patrick Hogan...

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Straining Forward

Minh Phuong Towner's Story
By Michelle Layer Rahal

Author Michelle Layer Rahal has brought us a stunningly honest and frank portrayal of the life of a Vietnamese boat person in the 1970’s. In Straining Forward we read the biography of Minh Phuong Towner, as she is caught up in the tumultuous events of...

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Sex, the Illustrated History

Through Time, Religion, and Culture
By John R. Gregg

Sex, the Illustrated History: Through Time, Religion, and Culture by John R. Gregg is an interesting historical narrative of how sex was perceived and has evolved over time in society as a whole across various cultures and nations around the world since the beginning of...

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Six Weeks in Africa

By Grahame Elson

Six Weeks in Africa is a nonfiction collection of travel memoirs written by Grahame Elson. Elson and his partner travelled throughout Africa in a series of week-long adventures. They carefully planned much of their trips beforehand, including the hotels and tour packages they’d be using....

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Stihl American

Exemplary People -- Extraordinary Times
By Stan Crader

Stihl American: Exemplary People — Extraordinary Times by Stan Crader is a nonfiction book that features stories of individuals, businessmen, and entrepreneurs who were successful in the STIHL chainsaw business in the United States after World War II. They include a young Native American boy...

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Summer on the Diamond as the 1966 Modesto Reds Bat Girl

By Claudia Buob Hagen

Fans of sports history in general and baseball in particular; readers with interests in women’s history, the 1960s, and all things Californian; and anyone who simply remembers names like Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Rollie Fingers, Dave Duncan, Tony La Russa, and other players from that...

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