What's On Our Bookshelves...What We Want to Share With You
We love to read anything and everything about history whether we are reading it on a Kindle, a Nook, or the traditional way, in a book.
We want to share some of our favorites. You can find these on Amazon and most are available on Kindles and Nooks as well.
The Straight Stuff
The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England
Ian Mortimer, a fellow of the Royal Society Historical Society, and a prize-winning academic historian, brings the Middle Ages alive in this book. He also answers the questions you really want to know about the past.
During the last days of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, a Nazi collaborator is assassinated. The Germans retaliate by killing an innocent family, leaving only the youngest son, a twelve year old, as a survivor.
In the decades that follow, Anton Steenwijik, the survivor, attempts to forget the past, only to realize that he cannot escape it.
The Sweeter the Juice
Like many Americans, Shirlee Taylor Haizlip comes from a multi-racial family. Her ancestors were both slaves and slave holders.
Haizlip traces her family over multiple generations, illustrating how the color line divided her family.
They Marched Into Sunlight
Maraniss, a Pulitzer prize winner, follows two different yet parallel stories in this book on the Vietnam War.
One is the story of how 61 American soldiers were killed in an ambush in Vietnam. The other is the story of the protest against Dow Chemical at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.