Connect Your Summer
Being Erica. Season one. Disc 1 [videodisc] — Erica Strange is sent back in time by her therapist, Dr. Tom, to deal with the regrets of her life.
Doctor Who. The complete first series, Discs 1 & 2 [videodisc] by 2 Entertain ; BBC — The Doctor and his companion Rose travel around the universe - and through time - to battle Daleks and other evil aliens.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court by written by Mark Twain ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
From time to time: a novel by Jack Finney
The house on the strand by Du Maurier, Daphne, Dame, 1907-1989
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Find out what life was like growing up in bygone days:
Big Russ and me: father and son: lessons of life by Tim Russert — South Buffalo, N.Y. in the 1950s
Defending Baltimore against enemy attack: a boyhood year during World War II by Charles Osgood — Baltimore in the 1940s
A girl named Zippy: growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel — Mooreland, Indiana in the 1960s
Take a walk back in history to the New York City of the 1870s, '80s and '90s where you will encounter the Astors and Vanderbilts, Diamond Jim Brady, Boss Tweed, Stanford White, and Teddy Roosevelt:
American passage: the history of Ellis Island by Vincent J. Cannato
The architect of desire: beauty and danger in the Stanford White family by Suzannah Lessard
The blizzard of '88 by Mary Cable
The Men's health diet: 27 days to sculpted abs, maximum muscle & superhuman sex! by Stephen Perrine ; with Adam Bornstein, Heather Hurlock, and the editors of Men's health
The Men's Health big book of food & nutrition by [by Joel Weber, with Mike Zimmerman]
The Men's health big book of 15 minute workouts by [by Selene Yeager and the editors of Men's health]
Travel back through America's history and learn more about America's 44 presidents and their families:
America's first families: an inside view of 200 years of private life in the White House by Carl Sferrazza Anthony
Dear First Lady: letters to the White House by [compiled and edited] by Dwight Young and Margaret Johnson; foreword by Helen Thomas
First fathers: the men who inspired our Presidents by Harold I. Gullan
Travel back in time and learn about some of the most memorable days in world history:
America's jubilee by Andrew Burstein — July 4, 1826
D-Day, June 6, 1944: the climactic battle of World War II by Stephen E. Ambrose — June 6, 1944
The day Kennedy was shot by Jim Bishop — November 22, 1963
Bound for Canaan: the underground railroad and the war for the soul of America by Fergus M. Bordewich
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the War of 1812. It was on June 18, 1812 that the United States declared war on Great Britain, and although it is arguably one of America's least remembered wars, it was during this time that many legendary battles were fought, heroes made, and memorable events occurred. It was during this war that the British burned the White House and First Lady Dolley Madison helped to save several valuable items — such as George Washington's portrait and original drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It was during this war that Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner at Fort McHenry.
What if the Allied invasion of Europe on D-Day had failed? The Mayflower had not sailed? The Mongols had succeeded in conquering Europe? JFK hadn't been assassinated? Napoleon had invaded North America? The South had won the Civil War? Go back in time and reimagine history as it might have been with the following fascinating titles:
Jump into the Wayback Machine and be there when history was being made!
Days of destiny: crossroads in American history: America's greatest historians examine thirty-one uncelebrated days that changed the course of history by general editors, James M. McPherson, Alan Brinkley; editor, David Rubel
Eyewitness to America: 500 years of America in the words of those who saw it happen by edited by David Colbert
Back to the future [videodisc]: the complete trilogy by Universal and Amblin Entertainment — StarringMichael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd. Marty McFly is transported back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.
- Walk for 30 minutes, 5x a week
- Quit drinking soda for (at least) one month
- Find and join a local martial arts group and attend at least 3 meetings
All the daring of the soldier: women of the Civil War armies by Elizabeth D. Leonard
Daughters of the Union: northern women fight the Civil War by Nina Silber
The sailing bible: the complete guide for all sailors from novice to expert by Jeremy Evans, Pat Manley, Barrie Smith
We, the drowned by Carsten Jensen; translated from the Danish by Charlotte Barslund with Emma Ryder
Michigan rivers less paddled: the rivers, the towns, the taverns by Doc Fletcher
The wolves of Isle Royale: a broken balance by Rolf O.
On Thursday August 9 at noon we'll be discussing:
Waterland by Graham Swift — Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, England and spanning some 240 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy. According to the Los Angeles Times, "Waterland, like the Hardy novels, carries with all else a profound knowledge of a people, a place, and their interweaving… Swift tells his tale with wonderful contemporary verve and verbal felicity… A fine and original work."