June 2022: Historical Places

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Our Year in Reading category for June is historical places!! 

Dive right into all these books set in famous historical places! 

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Christina Balit
Description: When Mount Vesuvius erupts in 79 A.D., Tranio and his friend Livia flee from their homes in Pompeii, Italy, and run to the harbor.
Call Number: E Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 25, 2022
Diana Gabaldon
Description: Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.
Call Number: FIC Gab
Format: Book
Date Added: May 25, 2022
Robert Harris
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: May 25, 2022
Michael Woods, Mary B. (Mary Boyle) Woods
Description: Describes the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Call Number: J 930 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 25, 2022
Danielle Steel
Description: "At eighteen, Alexandra Wickham is presented to King George V and Queen Mary in an exquisite white lace and satin dress her mother has ordered from Paris. With her delicate blond looks, she is a stunning beauty who seems destined for a privileged life. But fate, a world war, and her own quietly rebellious personality lead her down a different path. By 1939, Europe is on fire and England is at war. From her home in idyllic Hampshire, Alex makes her way to London as a volunteer in the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. But she has skills that draw the attention of another branch of the service. Fluent in French and German, she would make the perfect secret agent. Within a year, Alex is shocking her family in trousers and bright red lipstick. They must never know about the work she does--no one can know, not even the pilot she falls in love with. While her country and those dearest to her pay the terrible price of war, Alex learns the art of espionage, leading to life-and-death missions behind enemy lines and a long career as a spy in exotic places and historic times. Spy follows Alex's extraordinary adventures in World War II and afterward in India, Pakistan, Morocco, Hong Kong, Moscow, and Washington, D.C., when her husband, Richard, enters the foreign service and both become witnesses to a rapidly changing world from post-war to Cold War. She lives life on the edge, with a secret she must always keep hidden"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: May 25, 2022
David G McCullough
Description: After Panama's tropical diseases and torrential rains kill thousands and stifle progress, the French and their Suez Canal champion Ferdinand de Lesseps flee the isthmus in defeat. Soon John Stevens--tenacious Great Northern Railroad builder--jumpstarts U.S. efforts. Making the conquest of malaria and yellow fever his first priority, Stevens helps Dr. William Gorgas eradicate disease-carrying mosquitoes. To remove dirt faster than mudslides can refill the excavation, Stephens strengthens and redesigns Panama's railroad system. But how can Yankee ingenuity and dogged determination possibly move mountains?
Call Number: 972.875 McC
Format: Book
Date Added: May 25, 2022
Scott Smith, Patrick Wilson
Description: The Ruins follows two American couples enjoying a pleasant, lazy beach holiday together in Mexico. On an impulse, they go off with newfound friends in search of one of their group--the young German, who, in pursuit of a girl, has headed for the remote Mayan ruins, site of a fabled archeological dig. This is what happens from the moment the searchers--moving into the wild interior--begin to suspect that there is an insidious, horrific "other" among them.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 25, 2022
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Escape From Pompeii
Christina Balit
E Bal
Spy : A Novel
Danielle Steel
FIC Ste
Outlander : A Novel
Diana Gabaldon
FIC Gab
The Path Between The Seas : The Creation Of The Panama Canal, 1870-1914
David G McCullough
972.875 McC
Pompeii : A Novel
Robert Harris
FIC Har
The Ruins
Scott Smith, Patrick Wilson
FIC Smi
Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World
Michael Woods, Mary B. (Mary Boyle) Woods
J 930 Woo