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VJ The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave by Gavin Edwards, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on September 27, 2013 tagged biography • history
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 23, 2013 tagged art • biography • history
The Big Burn Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan (2009)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 15, 2010 tagged history
My Mother's Wars by Lillian Faderman (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on November 22, 2013 tagged biography • history
Lillian’s mother dreamed of becoming a dancer. But after she's kicked out of her home, her life took a bad turn.
An Irreverent Curiosity In Search of the Church’s Strangest Relic in Italy’s Oddest Town by David Farley (2009)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 13, 2012 tagged history • nonfiction
The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry by John Feinstein (2016)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 26, 2016 tagged history
Barnum's Bones How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World by Tracey Fern, Boris Kulikov (2012)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on February 8, 2013 tagged history • picture book
Young Barnum Brown collected fossils on his family’s farm. He became one of the best dinosaur hunters in the world.
A Bintel Brief Love and Longing in Old New York by Liana Finck (2014)
Reviewed by davidtomashek on November 14, 2014 tagged graphic novel • history
Comic adaptations of a Yiddish newspaper’s advice column from about 100 years ago.
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming (2014)
Reviewed by wally on February 19, 2016 tagged history
One Nation Under Sex How the Private Lives of Presidents, First Ladies and Their Lovers Changed the Course of American History by Larry Flynt, David Eisenbach (2011)
Reviewed by sharonlevin on January 27, 2012 tagged history
Drew Friedman's Sideshow Freaks by Drew Friedman, K. Bidus (2010)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on June 27, 2014 tagged coffee table book • history
Color portraits and biographical information on sideshow performers from the 1800s to 1960s.
Scandalous! 50 Shocking Events You Should Know About (So You Can Impress Your Friends) by Hallie Fryd (2012)
Reviewed by sharonlevin on June 8, 2012 tagged history • reference
Shot All to Hell Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape by Mark Lee Gardner (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 24, 2013 tagged history
The James Gang was well-disciplined and ruthless, but their planning finally failed them in Northfield, MN.
A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium Volume 1 by Rick Geary (2013)
Reviewed by snow on February 15, 2013 tagged graphic novel • history • mystery
An omnibus of Rick Geary’s historical, true crime graphic novels and comics.
Madison Square Tragedy: The Murder of Stanford White (Treasury of XXth Century Murder) by Rick Geary (2013)
Reviewed by robert on July 1, 2016 tagged graphic novel • history • mystery
Strange Fruit Volume 1: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History by Joel Christian Gill (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on January 23, 2015 tagged graphic novel • history
The Company Town The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills That Shaped the American Economy by Hardy Green (2010)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on February 10, 2012 tagged history
Change Your Underwear Twice a Week Lessons from the Golden Age of Classroom Filmstrips by Danny Gregory (2004)
Reviewed by darcy on April 24, 2015 tagged coffee table book • history • nonfiction
The Lost Bank The Story of Washington Mutual -- The Biggest Bank Failure in American History by Kirsten Grind (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 13, 2013 tagged history • nonfiction
How hubris, greed, dysfunction, and just plain bad leadership brought down Washington Mutual Bank.
Women Aren't Supposed to Fly The Memoirs of a Female Flight Surgeon by Harriet A. Hall (2008)
Reviewed by davidtomashek on December 31, 2010 tagged biography • history
Can You Survive Antarctica? An Interactive Survival Adventure by Rachael Hanel (2011)
Reviewed by flemtastic on July 22, 2011 tagged chapter book • history
I'll Have What She's Having My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting by Rebecca Harrington (2015)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 17, 2014 tagged cookbook • history
Rebecca Harrington tries out the diets of historic figures and movie stars.
The Inheritor's Powder A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science by Sandra Hempel (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 16, 2013 tagged history • mystery • science
The Lost Cyclist The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance by David V. Herlihy (2010)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on December 28, 2012 tagged history
Hetalia: Axis Powers Volume 1 by Hidekaz Himaruya, Monica Seya Chin, Clint Bickham (2010)
Reviewed by davidtomashek on February 4, 2011 tagged graphic novel • history
Personifications of the world’s nations act out funny, exaggerated version of events at the eve of WWII.
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose (2015)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 15, 2016 tagged coming of age • history
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe (2013)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by theo on December 5, 2014 tagged history
A candid history of Marvel Comics, the good and the bad, from its inception in the thirties through modern times.
Through No Fault of My Own A Girl's Diary of Life on Summit Avenue in the Jazz Age by Coco Irvine (2011)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on September 2, 2011 tagged biography • history
Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen (2012)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by sarahhunt on June 3, 2016 tagged biography • history
The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher (2015)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 24, 2016 tagged history
Lincoln's Flying Spies Thaddeus Lowe and the Civil War Balloon Corps by Gail Jarrow (2010)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on May 27, 2011 tagged history • nonfiction
High Society The Central Role of Mind-Altering Drugs in History, Science and Culture by Mike Jay (2010)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on July 29, 2011 tagged history • nonfiction
Moonshine A Cultural History of America's Infamous Liquor by Jaime Joyce (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 1, 2014 tagged history
A history of homemade liquor focused on the contentious decades after Prohibition.
The 1929 Bunion Derby Johnny Salo and the Great Footrace Across America by Charles Kastner (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 28, 2014 tagged history
Charley Pyle organized and promoted an insane, 3,554 mile footrace across the U.S. Not many men finished it.
Life of the Party: The Remarkable Story of How Brownie Wise Built, and Lost, a Tupperware Party Empire by Bob Kealing (2016)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 4, 2016 tagged biography • history
In the President’s Secret Service Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect by Ronald Kessler (2010)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 18, 2011 tagged history • nonfiction