Baghdad at sunrise: a Brigade Commander's war in Iraq by Peter R. Mansoor ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan
The coldest war: a memoir of Korea by James Brady
The coldest winter: America and the Korean War by David Halberstam
Dear America: letters home from Vietnam by edited by Bernard Edelman for The New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission ; [with a new introduction by Senator John McCain ; foreword by William Broyles, Jr.]
A life in a year: the American infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972 by James R. Ebert
Explore the following resources about Michigan all year-long, but especially during Michigan Week which is celebrated this year during the week of May 17 - 24. This celebration is intended to inspire people to embrace, explore and celebrate the history and resources of the great state of Michigan. The following is just a sampling of our rich Michigan collection here at the Canton Public Library. Be sure to come and browse through all of the titles regarding our great state!
Fun Facts About Michigan
Michigan Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff by Colleen Burcar with Gene Taylor: Includes fun and quirky stories of interesting Michigan residents and places.
Michigan Trivia compiled by Ernie & Jill Couch: Did you know that 60,000 automobiles were registered in Michigan in 1913? Or did you know that Michigan become part of the Indian Territory in 1800? Find out more facts about the Great Lakes State in this fun book.
Unexplained Michigan mysteries: strange but true tales from the Michigan unknown by Gary W. Barfnecht: The title says it all: a fascinating collectin of eerie and strange real-life tales.
Michigan Week (May 17-24) is a good time to remember the state's celebrated natives from all walks of life. Communities across Michigan can lay claim to renowned authors, artists, musicians, actors, athletes, politicians, inventors and more. Film makers Francis Ford Coppola, Sam Raimi, Michael Moore, and Paul Schrader were all born in Michigan. Just some of the world famous musicians born here include Stevie Wonder, Kenny Burrell, Betty Carter, Earl Klugh, Bog Seger, Glen Frey, Madonna, and Iggy Pop. Actors born in the state include Bruce Campbell, Tom Selleck, Lily Tomlin, Ellen Burstyn, Kristen Bell, Julie Harris, George Peppard, George C. Scott, Danny Thomas, and Marlo Thomas — the list goes on. Noteworthy authors such as Edna Ferber, Terry McMillan, Judith Guest and Marguerite De Angeli are also Michigan natives. Famous Michigan born athletes include baseball players Charlie Gehringer, Jim Abbott and Hal Newhouser. Find out more about our state's notable heritage by checking out some of the following items from the Library's collection.
Alden B. Dow: midwestern modern by Diane Maddex — Architect
The Dodge brothers: the men, the motor cars, and the legacy by Charles K. Hyde — Automobile engineers
Gandhi before India by Ramachandra Guha
John Wayne: the life and legend by Scott Eyman
The Hiltons: the true story of an American dynasty by J. Randy Taraborrelli
The last white rose by Desmond Seward
The embrace of unreason: France, 1914-1940 by Frederick Brown
Why the Germans? Why the Jews?: Envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust by Götz Aly ; translated by Jefferson Chase
Shaking the foundations: 200 years of investigative journalism in America by Edited by Bruce Shapiro
To keep the waters troubled: the life of Ida B. Wells by Linda O. McMurry
A nice little place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at one hundred by George F. Will
Wrigley Field: a celebration of the friendly confines by photos by Stephen Green ; text by Mark Jacob ; foreword by Ernie Banks
100 years of Wrigley Field [videodisc] by producer, Major League Baseball Production ; writer, Jeff Scott
Lord Minimus: the extraordinary life of Britain's smallest man by Nick Page — Th true story of Jeffrey Hudson, the 18-inch "official dwarf" of the 17th century Stuart court.
The last alchemist: Count Cagliostro, master of magic in the age of reason by Iain McCalman — A fascinating account of the career of one of the most famous charlatans of the 18th century, Count Alessandro di Cagliostro, who traveled all over Europe - usually one step ahead of the authorities - passing himself off as an alchemist and a healer.
Agent Zigzag: a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal by Ben MacIntyre — Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced.
Resources for Earth Day 2014:
Sustainable urbanism: urban design with nature by Douglas Farr
Tomorrow's garden: design and inspiration for a new age of sustainable gardening by text and photographs by Stephen Orr
Biking to work by Rory McMullan
Edens lost & found: how ordinary citizens are restoring our great American cities: PBS series companion book by Harry Wiland ... [et al.]
The crusades of Cesar Chavez: a biography by Miriam Pawel
Glitter and glue: a memoir by Kelly Corrigan
The cooked seed: a memoir by Anchee Min
Dashiell Hammett: man of mystery by a biography by Sally Cline
1177 B.C.: the year civilization collapsed by Eric H. Cline
Congo: the epic history of a people by David van Reybrouck ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Unreal city: Las Vegas, Black Mesa, and the fate of the West by Judith Nies
George Washington's secret six: the spy ring that saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Nathan Hale: the life and death of America's first spy by M. William Phelps
Great cathedral mystery [videodisc] by written, produced & directed by David Murdock
Twenty feet from stardom [videodisc] by Radius TWC ; a Gil Friesen production ; a Morgan Neville film ; produced by Caitrin Rogers ; produced by Gil Friesen ; directed by Morgan Neville ; Tremolo Productions.
Secret state of North Korea [videodisc] by a Hardcash Production for WGBH/Frontline ; producer, writer, and director: James Jones
Rewind this! [videodisc] by MPI Media Group ; directed by Josh Johnson; produced by Carolee Mitchell
Red metal [videodisc]: the copper country strike of 1913 by produced and directed by Jonathan Silvers
Secrets of Selfridges [videodisc] by Pioneer Productions ; produced and directed by Sam Taplin
Celebrate National Poetry Month by getting to know more about the lives of some of our greatest poets:
Longfellow: a rediscovered life by Charles C. Calhoun
Yeats's ghosts: the secret life of W.B. Yeats by Brenda Maddox
Dylan Thomas: a new life by Andrew Lycett
From noon to starry night: a life of Walt Whitman by Philip Callow
Rough magic: a biography of Sylvia Plath by Paul Alexander
Dante by R.W.B. Lewis