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Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William J. Mann, Christopher Lane (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on March 11, 2016 tagged audiobook • history • mystery
The British Spy Manual The Authentic Special Operations Executive (SOE) Guide for WWII by The War Office , Sinclair McKay (2014)
Reviewed by robert on June 5, 2015 tagged history
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 Fishing Fleet Husband-Hunting in the Raj by Anne de Courcy (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 28, 2014 tagged history • romance
During the Raj, many British women made the difficult trip to India to find marriageable men.
Ghost Walls: The Story of a 17th-Century Colonial Homestead by Sally M. Walker (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on January 15, 2016 tagged history
Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom by Leila Schneps, Coralie Colmez (2013)
Reviewed by robert on April 29, 2016 tagged history • science
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.
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
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
The Things They Cannot Say Stories Soldiers Won't Tell You About What They've Seen, Done or Failed to Do in War by Kevin Sites (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 12, 2012 tagged history
A Grand Complication The Race to Build the World's Most Legendary Watch by Stacy Perman (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 8, 2013 tagged history
Two prominent, rich men in the early 1900s competed to have the most complicated mechanical watch.
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.
The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on February 14, 2014 tagged history • nonfiction
How a rowing crew of working-class boys from the University of Washington took gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
March Book One by John Lewis (2013)
Reviewed by craigseasholes on January 17, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel • history
The story of Congressman John Lewis' early life and activism during the 1960s Civil Rights struggles.
A History of Britain in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps by Chris West (2013)
Reviewed by billba on November 15, 2013 tagged history
How postage stamps created the first global communication network, powering the British empire.
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.
The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: A True Tale of Passion, Poison, & Pursuit by Carol Baxter (2013)
Reviewed by robert on November 4, 2016 tagged history • mystery
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
The Great American Dust Bowl by Don Brown (2013)
Reviewed by craigseasholes on March 21, 2014 tagged graphic novel • history
A family tries to survive the Black Sunday Monster Dust Storm on April 14, 1935.
Crazy Rich Power, Scandal and Tragedy Inside the Johnson & Johnson Dynasty by Jerry Oppenheimer (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 8, 2013 tagged biography • history
Johnson & Johnson’s success brought wealth to its founders, but a lot of trouble to their heirs.
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.
Taxes, the Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels A History in Comics of the American Revolution by Stan Mack (2012)
Reviewed by billba on July 12, 2013 tagged graphic novel • history
Master of Deceit J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies by Marc Aronson (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 23, 2012 tagged biography • history • nonfiction
Death of a Dreamer The Assassination of John Lennon by Alison Behnke (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 23, 2012 tagged history
Invincible Microbe Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure by Jim Murphy, Alison Blank (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 9, 2013 tagged history • science
The Last Great Game Duke vs. Kentucky and the 2.1 Seconds that Changed Basketball by Gene Wojciechowski (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 24, 2012 tagged history • nonfiction
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
Robbers! True Stories of the World's Most Notorious Thieves (It Actually Happened) by Andreas Schroeder, Rémy Simard (2012)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on August 28, 2015 tagged chapter book • history • nonfiction
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.
Bomb The Race to Build -- and Steal -- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 1, 2013 tagged history
A detailed, readable account of the race to build the first atomic bomb.
The Great Pearl Heist London's Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard's Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Necklace by Molly Caldwell Crosby (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on February 8, 2013 tagged history • mystery
The world’s greatest thief tries to fence a fifty-pearl necklace before Scotland Yard can bring him to justice.
101 Changemakers Rebels and Radicals Who Changed U.S. History by Michele Bollinger, Dao X. Tran (2012)
Reviewed by craigseasholes on November 23, 2012 tagged history
Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation by Deborah Davis (2012)
Reviewed by robert on August 7, 2015 tagged history
Voyagers of the Titanic: Passenger, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From by Richard Davenport-Hines (2012)
Reviewed by robert on November 13, 2015 tagged history
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.
Final Victory FDR's Extraordinary World War II Presidential Campaign by Stanley Weintraub (2012)
Reviewed by billba on May 4, 2012 tagged history • nonfiction
The World in Your Lunch Box The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods by Claire Eamer, Sa Boothroyd (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 25, 2012 tagged history • picture book • science
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