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Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
it was amazing
Shostakovich composed much of his 7th symphony in 1941 before he escaped his beloved Leningrad, blockaded by the Germans for over 2 years. This is the ...more
Jul 15, 2015
Jul 19, 2015
Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure
it was amazing
From the days of homo erectus, tuberculosis has been a fatal disease for humans whose attempts at cures were often painful and harmful, and have led t ...more
Sep 18, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club
it was amazing
After Denmark surrendered to the Germans in 1940 a group of teen-aged boys took it upon themselves to harass the occupying army, carrying on a campaig ...more
Apr 06, 2015
Apr 07, 2015
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler
it was amazing
A solidly researched and lucidly written account of student resistance to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis which began with leafleting by university student ...more
Mar 27, 2016
Mar 29, 2016
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95
it was amazing
Hoose has taken a complex and many-faceted scientific investigation and made it easy to follow and understand telling the story of the scientific stud ...more
Jul 20, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
Their Skeletons Speak: Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican World
really liked it
The events surrounding the discovery and later investigations into the paleolithic skeleton called Kennewick Man are woven into a more general history ...more
Dec 02, 2012
Dec 04, 2012
Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi
it was amazing
A deftly told chronicle of the summer of 1964 when civil rights groups focused on Mississippi, sending volunteers from the North to organize Freedom S ...more
May 10, 2014
May 11, 2014
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different
really liked it
This gracefully written biography of the founder and spirit behind Apple computers and the iworld covers is grand reading. Organizing her material aro ...more
Apr 13, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing
really liked it
A smoothly written biography of a pioneering illustrator of children's books, the man for whom the Caldecott Medal is named, graced with many of Calde ...more
Jul 26, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
it was amazing
Describes the German and American races to harness atomic fission and build bombs in the 1940s and the ways Russians acquired the information to exped ...more
Oct 28, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
it was amazing
In Oakland, CA, in 2013, a chance encounter between an agender teen in a skirt and a group of African-American boys ends in disaster when Richard sets ...more
Feb 21, 2018
Feb 21, 2018
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
it was amazing
A biography of the legendary athlete which concentrates most on his years with Pop Warner and the Carlisle football team but skillfully weaves in the ...more
Mar 20, 2017
Mar 21, 2017
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