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Michigan Historical Fiction

 

 

Detroit breakdown by D.E. Johnson — Detroit, 1912.

 

 

 

The Detroit electric scheme by D. E. Johnson — Detroit, 1910.

 

 

 

The expeditions: a novel by Karl Iagnemma — Michigan Territory, 1844.

 

 

 

Grand River and Joy by Susan Messer — Detroit, 1967.

 

 

 

Looking for Przybylski by K.C. Frederick — Detroit, mid-1970s.

 

 

 

D-Day 70th Anniversary

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of occupied France during World War II. The operation began on June 6, 1944 and was the largest single-day amphibious invasion of all time, with 160,000 troops landing on the Normandy coast. President Obama will attend the D-Day commemorative events in France.
 

The dead and those about to die: D-Day: the Big Red One at Omaha Beach by John C. McManus

 

Neptune: the Allied invasion of Europe and the D-Day landings by Craig L. Symonds

 

 

Strange But True!

To quote Mark Twain "Truth is stranger than fiction..." and the following titles are certainly proof of that!
 

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.

 

 

Everything Old is New Again

March Madness Biographies

Just in time for the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament!
 

Wooden: a coach's life by Seth Davis

 

 

A game of character: Robinson family values: a family journey from Chicago's southside to the Ivy League and beyond by Craig Robinson ; foreword by Marian Robinson

 

 

 

A coach's life by Dean Smith with John Kilgo and Sally Jenkins

 

 

 

Knight: my story by Bob Knight with Bob Hammel

 

 

 

Women's History Month

Pioneering women who led and won struggles for equality and civil rights; created and advanced educational and professional opportunities; and made great contributions to the arts, sciences and humanistic causes are honored each year during the month of March — National Women's History Month.

General History

Chronology of women worldwide: people, places & events that shaped women's history by Lynne Brakeman, editor ; Susan Gall, managing editor

Extraordinary women of the Medieval and Renaissance world: a biographical dictionary by Carole Levin ... [et al.]

Notable Black American women by Jessie Carney Smith, editor

Notable women in world government by edited by the editors of Salem Press

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