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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
A Most Imperfect Union A Contrarian History of the United States by Ilan Stavans (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on February 6, 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
Miracle at Fenway The Inside Story of the Boston Red Sox 2004 Championship Season by Saul Wisnia (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on January 16, 2015 tagged history
Kitty Genovese The Murder, the Bystanders, and the Crime that Changed America by Kevin Cook (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 16, 2015 tagged history • mystery
Rock 'n' Roll Soccer The Short Life and Fast Times of the North American Soccer League by Ian Plenderleith (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 16, 2015 tagged 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.
Song of the Vikings Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths by Nancy Marie Brown (2014)
Reviewed by robert on November 28, 2014 tagged biography • history
Poet Snorri Sturluson lived it up in 13th century Iceland, creating the greatest collection of Norse myths.
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.
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.
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.
Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine by Gloria Whelan, Nancy Carpenter (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on October 3, 2014 tagged history • picture book
Queen Victoria can’t simply go for a swim. So her husband builds her a contraption to give her some privacy.
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.
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.
Shackleton Antarctic Odyssey by Nick Bertozzi (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 23, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel • history
The story of explorer Ernest Shackleton and his failed, heroic attempt to cross Antarctica.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Call the Midwife a memoir of birth, joy, and hard times by Jennifer Worth (2002)
Reviewed by snow on November 22, 2013 tagged biography • history
The 1950s memoir of a midwife in London’s run down East End.
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.
One Giant Leap The Story of Neil Armstrong by Don Brown (1998)
Reviewed by rosie on November 15, 2013 tagged history • picture book
Neil Armstrong pursued his dream of flying and became the first man to walk on the moon.
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.
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 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
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
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
The Railway Man A POW’s Searing Account of War, Brutality and Forgiveness by Eric Lomax (2008)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 31, 2013 tagged biography • history
POW Neil Lomax helped construct the Burma-Siam railway. 30 years later he meets a soldier who tortured him.
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 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.
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.
Flow A Cultural History Of Menstruation by Elissa Stein, Susan Kim (2009)
Reviewed by darcy on February 22, 2013 tagged history
A cultural history of menstruation including photos of odd and historical feminine hygiene products.