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Days of the Knights (Tales of the Time Dragon #1) by Robert Neubecker (2014)
Reviewed by snow on May 9, 2014 tagged history • picture book • science fiction
Joe and Lilly travel back in time to England in the 1200s to learn about history.
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.
Fu-go The Curious History of Japan's Balloon Bomb Attack on America by Ross Coen (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 10, 2014 tagged history
During WWII, the Japanese army launched over 9,000 balloons across the Pacific to drop bombs on the U.S.
The Hiltons The True Story of An American Dynasty by J. Randy Taraborrelli (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 9, 2014 tagged biography • history
The story of hotel mogul Conrad Hilton and his (sometimes) out-of-control family.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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
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.
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
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.
Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer (2012)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by saracole on June 26, 2015 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
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
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
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
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.
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
The Presidents Fact Book The Achievements, Campaigns, Events, Triumphs, Tragedies and Legacies of Every President from George Washington to Barack Obama by Roger Matuz, Bill Harris (2012)
Reviewed by billba on June 22, 2012 tagged history • reference
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Final Victory FDR's Extraordinary World War II Presidential Campaign by Stanley Weintraub (2012)
Reviewed by billba on May 4, 2012 tagged history • nonfiction
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
Death of a Dreamer The Assassination of John Lennon by Alison Behnke (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 23, 2012 tagged history