Patriotic Reads - Happy 4th of July!
The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw focuses on the generation of Americans who were born in the 1920s, came of age during the Depression, fought in World War II, and came home to build a new America during the postwar era.
The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
The moments of grandeur and weakness, the aspirations, and the problems of America's astronauts are revealed in an exploration of the dimensions of their inner lives in space, on the moon, and on the earth.
Songs Sung Red, White, and Blue: The Stories Behind America's Best-Loved Patriotic Songs by Ace Collins documents the history behind thirty-five of America's most popular and famous patriotic songs, describing the events and people that contributed to such pieces as "Taps," "The Star-Spangled Banner," and "Yankee Doodle."
Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts explores the lives of women who helped shape the United States, profiling such key figures as Abigail Adams, Eliza Pinkney, Dolley Payne Madison, Deborah Read Franklin, and Catherine Littlefield Greene.
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan presents an oral history of the dust storms that devastated the Great Plains during the Depression, following several families and their communities in their struggle to persevere despite the devastation.
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