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500 Cameras 170 Years of Photographic Innovation by Todd Gustavson (2011)
    Reviewed by robert on May 15, 2015 tagged artcoffee table bookhistory

NonNonBa by Shigeru Mizuki (2012)
    Reviewed by wally on May 15, 2015 tagged biographyhistoryparanormal

Hip Hop Family Tree Book 1: 1970s - 1981 by Ed Piskor (2013)
    Reviewed by sarahhunt on May 1, 2015 tagged artgraphic novelhistory

Hip Hop Family Tree Book 2: 1981 - 1983 by Ed Piskor (2014)
    Reviewed by sarahhunt on May 1, 2015 tagged artgraphic novelhistory

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 bookhistorynonfiction

The Freedom Summer Murders by Don Mitchell (2014)
    Reviewed by sarahhunt on April 3, 2015 tagged history

D-Day The Invasion of Normandy, 1944 by Rick Atkinson, Kate Waters (2014)
    Reviewed by robert on February 20, 2015 tagged history

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 novelhistory

Kitty Genovese The Murder, the Bystanders, and the Crime that Changed America by Kevin Cook (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on January 16, 2015 tagged historymystery

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

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

Showa 1926-1939 A History of Japan by Shigeru Mizuki, Zack Davisson (2013)
    Reviewed by wally on January 16, 2015 tagged graphic novelhistory

One Summer by Bill Bryson (2013)
    Reviewed by diane on January 2, 2015 tagged history
    1927 was a remarkable year, from Ruth's and Gehrig’s home run race to Charles Lindberg’s solo flight and more.

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 biographyhistory
    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 novelhistory
    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 cookbookhistory
    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 historypicture 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 bookhistory
    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 biographygraphic novelhistory
    The story of explorer Ernest Shackleton and his failed, heroic attempt to cross Antarctica.

Days of the Knights (Tales of the Time Dragon #1) by Robert Neubecker (2014)
    Reviewed by snow on May 9, 2014 tagged historypicture bookscience fiction
    Joe and Lilly travel back in time to England in the 1200s to learn about history.

The Hiltons The True Story of An American Dynasty by J. Randy Taraborrelli (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on May 9, 2014 tagged biographyhistory
    The story of hotel mogul Conrad Hilton and his (sometimes) out-of-control family.

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 novelhistory
    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 historyromance
    During the Raj, many British women made the difficult trip to India to find marriageable men.

Toxic War by Peter Sills (2014)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on February 28, 2014 tagged history
    A detailed account of the use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, and its consequences.

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 historynonfiction
    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 biographygraphic novelhistory
    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 historynonfiction
    How hubris, greed, dysfunction, and just plain bad leadership brought down Washington Mutual Bank.

Call the Midwife a memoir of birth, joy, and hard times by Jennifer Worth (2002)
    Reviewed by snow on November 22, 2013 tagged biographyhistory
    The 1950s memoir of a midwife in London’s run down East End.

My Mother's Wars by Lillian Faderman (2013)
    Reviewed by darcy on November 22, 2013 tagged biographyhistory
    Lillian’s mother dreamed of becoming a dancer. But after she's kicked out of her home, her life took a bad turn.

One Giant Leap The Story of Neil Armstrong by Don Brown (1998)
    Reviewed by rosie on November 15, 2013 tagged historypicture book
    Neil Armstrong pursued his dream of flying and became the first man to walk on the moon.

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.

Crazy Rich Power, Scandal and Tragedy Inside the Johnson & Johnson Dynasty by Jerry Oppenheimer (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on November 8, 2013 tagged biographyhistory
    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 biographyhistory

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 artbiographyhistory

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 historymysteryscience

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 historyscience

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 novelhistory

Salt Sugar Fat How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on June 21, 2013 tagged historynonfictionscience

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 biographyhistory
    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.

Grand Ambition by G. Bruce Knecht (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on March 8, 2013 tagged history
    The story of the ultra-posh yacht Lady Linda, from conception to launch.

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.

Stories from Jonestown by Leigh Fondakowski (2013)
    Reviewed by flemtastic on February 22, 2013 tagged history
    Survivors of Jonestown share stories of the People’s temple, Jim Jones, and their guilt.

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.

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