September 2019: Historicals

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Get lost in time with this excellent selection of historical books, both fiction and nonfiction to celebrate the Historicals theme of Year in Reading for this month.


Kristiana Gregory
Description: In her diary, thirteen-year-old Hattie chronicles her family's arduous 1847 journey from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trail.
Call Number: J FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Ken Mochizuki, Dom Lee
Description: A Japanese American boy learns to play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an internment camp during World War II, and his ability to play helps him after the war is over.
Call Number: E Moc
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Christopher Paul Curtis, James Avery
Description: Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
Call Number: J FIC Cur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Michael Palin
Description: Michael Palin brings the story of the Erebus and its occupants to life, from its construction as a bomb vessel in 1826 through the flagship years of James Clark Ross's Antarctic expedition and finally to Sir John Franklin's quest for the holy grail of navigation--a route through the Northwest Passage, where the ship disappeared into the depths of the sea for more than 150 years. It was rediscovered under the arctic waters in 2014-- ǂc From publisher's description.
Call Number: 919.8 Pal
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Beverly Jenkins
Description: Rhine Fontaine is building the successful life he's always dreamed of--one that depends upon him passing for White. But for the first time in years, he wishes he could step out from behind the facade. The reason: Eddy Carmichael, the young woman he rescued in the desert. Outspoken, defiant, and beautiful, Eddy tempts Rhine in ways that could cost him everything, and the price seems worth paying. Eddy owes her life to Rhine, but she won't risk her heart for him. As soon as she's saved enough money from her cooking, she'll leave this Nevada town and move to California. No matter how handsome he is, no matter how fiery the heat between them, Rhine will never be hers. Giving in for just one night might quench this longing. Or it might ignite an affair as reckless and irresistible as it is forbidden.
Call Number: FIC Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Steven Johnson
Description: A new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes, How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life and unearths unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields. An accompaniment to a six-part television series on PBS, How We Got to Now is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world.--Excerpted from publisher statement.
Call Number: 303.483 Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Claire Rudolf Murphy, Stacey Schuett
Description: Not allowed to go hiking with her father and brothers because she is a girl, Bessie learns about women's rights when she attends a suffrage rally led by Susan B. Anthony. Includes end notes on the real Bessie Keith Pond, the 1896 California suffrage campaign, Susan B. Anthony, and suffrage history.
Call Number: E Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
JoAnn A Grote
Call Number: FIC Gro
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Eleanor Herman
Call Number: LP B Pam
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Byrd Baylor, Ronald Himler
Description: A boy makes it possible for an old man in their primitive tribe to go in search of other men in far-off places.
Call Number: J 811 Bay
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Lois Sepahban
Description: Near the start of World War II, young Manami, her parents, and Grandfather are evacuated from their home and sent to Manzanar, an ugly, dreary internment camp in the desert for Japanese-American citizens.
Call Number: J FIC Sep
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Mary Hooper
Description: In 1914-15 England, fifteen-year-old Poppy works as a parlormaid until she is transformed by forbidden love and a war that sends her to the front line as a nurse.
Call Number: YA FIC Hoo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Description: When Nadia arrives in Canada in 1950 with Marusia, the woman she calls mother, she is glad to finally be out of the displaced persons camp where she has lived for five years, but troubled by confused memories of World War II; she speaks Ukrainian, but she seems to remember living with a German Nazi family who called her by a different name--and as she tries to settle into the Canadian-Ukrainian community of Brantford she is haunted by one question: who is she, and where was she stolen from.
Call Number: J FIC Skr
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Whitney Scharer, Thérèse Plummer
Description: The story of Vogue model turned renowned photographer Lee Miller, and her search to forge a new identity as an artist after a life spent as a muse. "I'd rather take a photograph than be one," she declares after she arrives in Paris in 1929, where she soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray. Though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to take her on as his assistant and teach her everything he knows. But Man Ray turns out to be an egotistical, charismatic force, and as they work together in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined, changing the course of Lee's life forever. Lee's journey takes us from the cabarets of bohemian Paris to the battlefields of war-torn Europe during WWII, from discovering radical new photography techniques to documenting the liberation of the concentration camps as one of the first female war correspondents. Through it all, Lee must grapple with the question of whether it's possible to reconcile romantic desire with artistic ambition-- and what she will have to sacrifice to do so.
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
James Fenimore Cooper, Stephen Railton
Description: The story of a Mohican warrior's struggle to protect two English girls from the marauding Huron; set in the frontier wilderness of New York State during the French and Indian Wars.
Call Number: FIC Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Cat Sebastian
Description: "Lawrence Browne, the Earl of Radnor, is mad. At least, that's what he and most of the village believes. A brilliant scientist, he hides himself away in his family's crumbling estate, unwilling to venture into the outside world. When an annoyingly handsome man arrives at Penkellis, claiming to be Lawrence's new secretary, his carefully planned world is turned upside down. Georgie Turner has made his life pretending to be anyone but himself. A swindler and con man, he can slip into an identity faster than he can change clothes. But when his long-dead conscience resurrects and a dangerous associate is out for blood, Georgie escapes to the wilds of Cornwall. Pretending to be a secretary should be easy, but he doesn't expect that the only madness he finds is the one he has for the gorgeous earl. Challenging each other at every turn, the two men soon give into the desire that threatens to overwhelm them. But with one man convinced he is at the very brink of madness and the other hiding his real identity, only true love can make this an affair to remember." -- back cover
Call Number: FIC Seb
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Michael Ashley
Call Number: SC MY Mam
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Simon Winchester
Description: Author Winchester illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings and ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree.
Call Number: 973 Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Jesse Wiley
Description: A family makes the treacherous journey to Chimney Rock along the Oregon Trail, in a book where the reader's choices determine the outcome of the expedition.
Call Number: J FIC Will
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Jenny Linford, Alice Pattullo
Description: "The seven culinary wonders of the world" is a global food history told through the stories of seven essential ingredients that are prized in cuisines the world over: honey, salt, chile, pork, rice, cacao, and tomato. Each of these foundational ingredients has played a long and valuable role in human foodways and culture, and each has its own fasinating tale.
Call Number: 641.3 Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Philippa Gregory
Description: Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives - King Henry VIII - commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn's trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry's dangerous gaze turns on her. The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy - the punishment is death by fire and the king's name is on the warrant.
Call Number: LP FIC Gre
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Shane Evans
Description: Illustrations and brief text portray the events of the 1963 march in Washington, D.C., where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a historic speech.
Call Number: E Eva
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Cynthia Kadohata
Description: After twelve-year-old Sumiko and her Japanese-American family are relocated from their flower farm in southern California to an internment camp on a Mojave Indian reservation in Arizona, she helps her family and neighbors, becomes friends with a local Indian boy, and tries to hold on to her dream of owning a flower shop.
Call Number: J FIC Kad
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
David Robertson, Julie Flett
Description: "When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother's garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully colored clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where all of these things were taken away. When We Were Alone is a story about a difficult time in history, and, ultimately, oneof empowerment and strength."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
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Across The Wide And Lonesome Prairie : The Oregon Trail Diary Of Hattie Campbell
Kristiana Gregory
J FIC Gre
Stolen Girl
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
J FIC Skr
Baseball Saved Us
Ken Mochizuki, Dom Lee
E Moc
The Age Of Light [Audiobook] : A Novel
Whitney Scharer, Thérèse Plummer
FIC Sch
Bud, Not Buddy [Audiobook]/ Christopher Paul Curtis.
Christopher Paul Curtis, James Avery
J FIC Cur
The Last Of The Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper, Stephen Railton
FIC Coo
Erebus : One Ship, Two Epic Voyages, And The Greatest Naval Mystery Of All Time
Michael Palin
919.8 Pal
The Lawrence Browne Affair
Cat Sebastian
FIC Seb
Forbidden
Beverly Jenkins
FIC Jen
The Mammoth Book Of More Historical Whodunnits
Michael Ashley
SC MY Mam
How We Got To Now : Six Innovations That Made The Modern World
Steven Johnson
303.483 Joh
The Men Who United The States : America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics And Mavericks, And The Creation Of One Nation, Indivisible
Simon Winchester
973 Win
Marching With Aunt Susan : Susan B. Anthony And The Fight For Women's Suffrage
Claire Rudolf Murphy, Stacey Schuett
E Mur
The Race To Chimney Rock
Jesse Wiley
J FIC Will
Minnesota Mysteries : Timeless Romantic Suspense In Three Historical Stories
JoAnn A Grote
FIC Gro
The Seven Culinary Wonders Of The World : A History Of Honey, Salt, Chile, Pork, Rice, Cacao, And Tomato : Featuring 63 International Recipes
Jenny Linford, Alice Pattullo
641.3 Lin
Mistress Of The Vatican [Large Print] : The True Story Of Olimpia Maidalchini, The Secret Female Pope
Eleanor Herman
LP B Pam
The Taming Of The Queen [Large Print]
Philippa Gregory
LP FIC Gre
One Small Blue Bead
Byrd Baylor, Ronald Himler
J 811 Bay
We March
Shane Evans
E Eva
Paper Wishes
Lois Sepahban
J FIC Sep
Weedflower
Cynthia Kadohata
J FIC Kad
Poppy
Mary Hooper
YA FIC Hoo
When We Were Alone
David Robertson, Julie Flett
E Rob