Liberty-Loving Lafayette

How ‘America’s Favorite Fighting Frenchman’ Helped Win Our Independence
By Dorothea Jensen

In the wonderfully conceived and magnificently presented Liberty-Loving Lafayette: How 'America’s Favorite Fighting Frenchman' Helped Win Our Independence, Dorothea Jensen presents her theme in visuals and verse, alternating them page by page as she traces Gilbert’s (Lafayette’s) dedicated involvement in America’s Revolutionary War. The visuals...

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So Long Bob

A Pennsylvania Farm Boy's Letters Home from the War
By Brian Berkey

The title So Long Bob: A Pennsylvania Farm Boy's Letters Home from the War perfectly describes what this book is about. Shortly before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Bob Berkey, who lived in a small town in Pennsylvania, was drafted and served his country. This...

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Wonders All Around

The Incredible True Story of Astronaut Bruce McCandless II and the First Untethered Flight in Space
By Bruce McCandless III

In 1984, Space Shuttle Challenger launched into space. Among the astronauts on board was Bruce McCandless II, a brilliant engineer and aviator. At the time of the flight, McCandless was forty-six years old. He became the first person to complete an untethered spacewalk. Authored by...

After Dark

Birth of the Disco Dance Party
By Noel Hankin

After Dark: Birth of the Disco Dance Party by Noel Hankin talks about a significant yet rarely discussed or even written about part of American history: The origins of the disco dance party scene and its contribution to society in many aspects. What makes this...

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Icebound Empire

Industry and Politics on the Last Frontier 1898 - 1938
By Elizabeth A. Tower, author and John H. Clark, editor

Icebound Empire: Industry and Politics on the Last Frontier 1898 - 1938 by Elizabeth A. Tower is a historical account of the arrival of political and industrial influences in Alaska around the beginning of the twentieth century, driven by the prospect of untapped natural resources....

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Big Mike, Uncle Dan, and Me

How I Beat 20th Century New York State’s Most Corrupt Political Machine
By Dr. Paul Van Buskirk

Big Mike, Uncle Dan, and Me: How I Beat 20th Century New York State's Most Corrupt Political Machine by Dr. Paul Van Buskirk is a political memoir that captures a strong moment in US politics - how a college professor and engineer beat the odds...

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Surviving Father of Pakistan Army Aviation

Brigadier Mokhtar Karim
By Ayesha Majid

Ayesha Majid writes a loving tribute to her grandfather in Surviving Father of Pakistan Army Aviation. Her grandfather is Brigadier Mokhtar Karim. Karim had the honor of serving in the British Indian military before the division of India and Pakistan. After the British left India,...

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The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes

Essays on Victorian England
By Liese Sherwood-Fabre

I have been a fan of Sherlock Holmes since I was a young boy. I love the writing of Arthur Conan Doyle. What I would have given to have a copy of The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Essays on Victorian England by Liese...

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Behind the Camera

American Women Photographers Who Shaped How We See the World
By Maria Ausherman

The history of photography has been sadly overlooked by many. It’s difficult to realize that the quick recordings of life, the selfies, and touristy shots, all made on cell phones, were once a matter of planning, heavy equipment, unreliable lighting, and waiting for the film...

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Buying Disney's World

The Story of How Florida Swampland Became Walt Disney World
By Aaron H. Goldberg

In Buying Walt Disney’s World, Aaron H. Goldberg takes the reader into a world most people have just heard rumors about. You will have your eyes opened to the massive amount of work that went into the project that culminated in the opening of Walt...

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