BookClub

THE CWoW HISTORY BOOK CLUB LED BY CHERYL LAFERTY WILL BEGIN AT POHICK LIBRARY ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020 FROM 2-4PM AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM. INFORMATION ABOUT BOOK SELECTIONS AND ANY SCHEDULE CHANGES WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE. Included below are suggested books for discussion divided into five categories: US History;World Wars; Ancient and Medieval History; Non-US Biographies/histories; Science Books. SYMBOLS ARE X=ALREADY READ; P=PULITZER PRIZE WINNER; Pf=PULITZER FINALIST.

Current ScheduleCurrent Book Selections
13
12
July 13/June 8, 2021
2-4PM (2nd Tuesday)
Foley Home (2-parts)
The Invention of Nature
Alexandre von Humboldt
by Andrea Wulf (YouTube)
Past Schedule Past Books Selected
11May 11, 2021
2-4PM (2nd Tuesday)
Foley Home
Caste
by Isabel Wilkerson
Youtube Videos
10April 13, 2021
2-4PM (2nd Tuesday)
Foley Deck or FB Room
Madison and Jefferson by Andrew Burstein
and Madison’s Gift by David Stewart
YouTube Videos
9March 16, 2021
2-4PM (3rd Tuesday)
Foley Facebook Room
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
by Jon Meacham
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
YouTube Videos
8January 19, 2021
2-4PM (3rd Tuesday)
Foley Facebook Room
First Principles by Thomas Ricks
YouTube with Thomas Ricks
George Washington by Ron Chernow (2011;928pgs)
Ascent of George Washington by John Ferling (2011)
His Excellency
 by Joseph Ellis (2005;352pgs)
7December 15, 2020
2-4PM (3rd Tuesday)
Foley Facebook Room
The Crowded Hour by Clay Risen
Youtube with Clay Risen
6November 11, 2020
2-4PM (2nd Wed)
Foley Home
The Splendid and the Vile: Churchill Family Saga
by Erik Larson
Jennie Churchill by Anne Sebba
5October 14, 2020
2-4PM
Foley Deck/Gazebo
Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Read any book or watch any videos
Votes for Women by Winifred Conkling (2018)
4September 11, 2020
4-6PM
Foley Front Patio
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (2005;818pgs)
Read any book or watch videos on Hamilton
Heartbreak of Aron Burrby H.W. Brands (2012;192pg)
Hamilton: Building America Video
3August 11, 2020
4-6PM
Foley Front Patio
The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an
American Dynasty by Susan Page (2019; 432 pgs)
Book Lecture; More youtube videos; (flyer)
2July 8, 2020 2-4PM
Please Note Site
Foley Front Patio
The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough
1889 Johnstown Flood YouTube Videos
(flyer) (1987; 304 pages)
1March 11, 2020 2-4PM
Second Wednesday
Pohick Conf. Rm.
FIRST CWoW HISTORY BOOK SELECTION:
THE BOYS ON THE BOAT (2014; 404pgs)
Book Talk & Talk2 & PBSMovie & Video2 & 3
IUS History Books
https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/bibguide.html
1491 by Charles Mann (2006;541pgs)
1493 by Charles Mann (2012;720pgs)
x1607-2007 Fairfax County Stories
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/may-14#jamestown
LOC – Thomas Jefferson Papers 1600-1609
https://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/
Making Haste from Babylon (Mayflower) by Nick Bunker (2011;489pgs)
xPfMayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick (2007;463)
King Philip’s War by Jill Lepore (1999;337pgs)
PfFacing East from Indian Country by Daniel Richter (2001;317pgs)
Champlain’s Dream by David Hackett Fischer (2009;848pgs)
PfBarbarous Years by Bernard Bailyn (2013;640pgs)
PfNew England Bound (Slavery) by Wendy Waren (2017;368pgs)
PEncounters at the Heart of the World (the Mandan Indians)
by Elizabeth A. Fenn (2014;456pgs)
Men who United the States by Simon Winchester (2014;512pgs)
A History of English Speaking Peoples since 1900
by Andrew Roberts (2007;736pgs)
A History of the American People by Paul Johnson (1997;1088pgs)
A People’s History of the US by Howard Zinn (2015;784pgs)
The American Story by David Rubenstein (2019;396pgs)
American Slavery by Edmund Morgan (2019)
Disunion:A history of the Civil War by Ted Widmer (2016;374pgs)
The Fall of the House of Dixie by Bruce Levine (2014;480pgs)
PfConfederate Reckoning by Stephanie McCurry (2012;456pgs)
Women’s War by Stephanie McCurry (2019;320pgs)
PfThis Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust (2009;346pgs)
Civil War Places by Gary Gallagher(2019;199pgs)
Appomatox by Elizabeth Varon (2014;305pgs)
Behold America by Sarah Churchwell (2018;348pgs)
End of the Myth by Greg Grandin (2019;369pgs)
xAmerican Nations by Colin Woodard (2011;371pgs)
The Unwinding (New America) by George Packer (2013;434pgs)
Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic, 1775-82
by Elizabeth A. Fenn (2001;370pgs)
Scars of Independence by Holger Hoock (2017;559pgs)
PfEmpire of Liberty by Gordon Wood (2009;778pgs)
The First Salute by Barbara Tuchman (1989;448pgs)
1776 by David McCullough (2006; 386 pages)
Independence by John Ferling (2015)
Revolutionary Summer by Joseph Ellis (2014;288pgs)
Unlikely Allies by Joel Richard Paul (2009;405pgs)
PInternal Enemy by Alan Taylor (2014;624pgs)
Divided Ground by Alan Taylor (2006;542pgs)
American Colonies by Alan Taylor (2002;504pgs)
PWilliam Cooper’s Town by Alan Taylor (1995;549pgs)
American Revolutions by Alan Taylor (2017;704pgs)
The American Revolution by Gordon Wood (2002;224pgs)
Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick (2014;416pgs)
In Hurricane’s Eye (Yorktown) by Nathaniel Philbrick (2019;384pgs)
Ideological Origins by Bernard Bailyn (2017;432pgs)
Civil War of 1812 by Alan Taylor (2011;640pgs)
PfEmpire on the Edge by Nick Bunker (2015;448pgs)
PfBrothers at Arms by Larrie D. Ferreiro (2017;464pgs)
Paul Revere’s Ride by David Hackett Fischer (1995;445pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=paul+revere&new=true
A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France and the Birth of America
by Stacy Schiff (2005; 489 pages)
Young Ben Franklin by Nick Bunker (2019;464pgs)
Americanization of Ben Franklin by Gordon Wood (2005;320pgs)
1/17Ben Franklin Birthday Library of Congress
xPFounding Brothers by Joseph Ellis (2002;304pgs)
The Quartet by Joseph Ellis (2016;320pgs)
American Creation by Joseph Ellis (2008;283pgs)
If You Can Keep It by Eric Metaxas (2017;272pgs)
Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson (2004;586pgs)
xBenjamin Franklin by EdmundMorgan (2002;339pgs)
xAlexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (2005;818pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/january-11
Heartbreak of Aron Burr by H.W. Brands (2012;192pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/july-11
The British are Coming by Rick Atkinson (2019; 800 pgs)
John Paul Jones by Evan Thomas (2004; 400 pages)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=john+paul+jones&new=true&st=
Six Frigates: Founding of US Navy by Ian Toll (2006; 560 pages)
Lion of Liberty Patrick Henry by Harlow Giles Unger (2010;322pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=patrick+henry&new=true&st=
Lafayette by Harlow Giles Unger (2002;452pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=lafayette&new=true
Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick (2016; 448 pages)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=benedict+arnold&new=true
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=george+washington&new=true
Betsy Ross by Marla Miller (2010 recording)
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/june-14 Flag Day
The Soul of America by Jon Meacham (2018; 416 pages)
PfRise of American Democracy by Sean Wilentz (2005;1044pgs)
First Ladies by Susan Swain (2015;462pgs)
The Presidents by Brian Lamb (2019;523pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/presidents/index.html
Presidents of War by Michael Beschloss (2018;752pgs)
The War Lovers and the Rush to Empire, 1898
by Evan Thomas (2010; 471 pgs)
Power and the Presidency by Robert Wilson (1999;162pgs)
Presidential Courage by Michael Beschloss (2007;430pgs)
Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin (2018;473pgs)
xAscent of George Washington by John Ferling (2011)
Fort Necessity – LoC June 4 – French and Indian War
Mr. President (George Washington) by Harlow Unger (2013; 273pgs)
4/30Washington Inaugural Address Library of Congress
His Excellency by Joseph Ellis (2005;352pgs)
George Washington by Paul Johnson (2005;144pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/february-22
PGeorge Washington by Ron Chernow (2011;928pgs)
PWashington’s Crossing by David Hackett Fischer (2006;576pgs)
PJohn Adams by David McCullough (2002; 752 pages)
John Adams by John Ferling (2018)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=john+adams&new=true
First Family by Joseph Ellis (2011;320pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/october-13
Passionate Sage by John Ellis (2001;277pgs)
Adams vs. Jefferson by John Ferling (2010)
Friends Divided by Gordon Wood (2018;512pgs)
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham (2012; 759 pages)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=thomas+jefferson&new=true
American Sphinx by Joseph Ellis (1998;440pgs)
Most Blessed of Patriarchs by Annette Gordon Reed (2017;400pgs)
PThe Hemmingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed (2009;816pgs)
Thomas Jefferson’s Education by Alan Taylor (2019;426pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/april-13
xLewis and Clark (Undaunted Courage)by Stephen Ambrose (1996;511pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=lewis+and+clark&new=true
xJefferson and Hamilton Rivalry by John Ferling (2013;436pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=alexander+hamilton&new=true
Jefferson, Madison and the Making of the Constitution
by Jeff Broadwater (2019; 296pgs)
xDominion of Memories (Jefferson Madison) Susan Dunn (2007;310pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=james+madison&new=true
James Madison by Richard Brookhiser (2013;304pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/march-16
The Last Founding Father (James Monroe) by Harlow Unger (2009;388pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=james+monroe&new=true
Polk by Walter Borneman (2008;422pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=james+polk&new=true
Country of Vast Designs (Polk) by Robert Merry (2009;576pgs)
John Quincy Adams by Harlow Giles Unger (2012;384pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=john+quincy+adams&new=true
PfMrs. Adams in Winter by Michael O’Brien (2010;364pgs)
PAmerican Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
by Jon Meacham (2008; 483 pages)
Andew Jackson by H.W. Brands (2006;656pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=andrew+jackson&new=true
Jacksonland by Steve Inskeep (2015;421pgs)
XWar of 1812 Real Patriots – by Stuart Butler (2008; 345pgs)
War of 1812 Veteran Burials in Virginia
John Tyler by Oliver Chitwood (2006;496pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=john+tyler&new=true
Accidental President (Tyler) by Edward Crapol (2006;332pgs)
Millard Fillmore Robert Rayback (1959)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=millard+fillmore&new=true
Franklin Pierce by Michael Holt (2010;154pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=franklin+pierce&new=true
Imperfect Union (John Fremont) by Steve Inskeep (2020;449pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=john+fremont&new=true
xWorst President Ever James Buchanan by Robert Strauss (2017;280pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=james+buchanan&new=true
xA Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin (2006;944pgs)
Founders’ Son (Abraham Lincoln) by Richard Brookhiser (2014;347pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/february-12
PThe Fiery Trial by Eric Foner (2011;448pgs)
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (2018;368pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=abraham+lincoln&new=true
PfLincoln’s Code by John Fabian Witt (2012;498pgs)
Impeached (Andrew Johnson) by David Stewart(2010;464pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=andrew+johnson&new=true
Grant Memoir by Ulysses S. Grant (1979 audio recording)
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/april-27/
Grant by Ron Chernow (2017; 1074pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=ulysses+simpson+grant&new=true
PfGrant by Jean Edward Smith (2002;784pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=ulysses+s.+grant&new=true
Grant by John Mosier (2009;226pgs)
PfMarching Home (Union Soldiers) by Brian Matthew (2015;384pgs)
US During Reconstruction by Richard White (2019;968pgs)
The Second Founding by Eric Foner (2019;256pgs)
PWhat Hath God Wrought by Daniel Walker Howe (2007;904pgs)
James Garfield by Candice Millard (2011;339)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=james+garfield&new=true
President and the Assassin (McKinley) by Scott Miller (2011;422pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/item/july-02#garfield-assassinated
PfMornings on Horseback (Theodore Roosevelt)
by David McCullough (1982; 480 pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=theodore+roosevelt&new=true
The Path Between The Seas (Panama Canal)
by David McCullough (1978; 698 pgs)
Panama Fever by Matthew Parker (2008;560pgs)
River of Doubt (TR Journey) by Candice Millard (2005;416pgs
The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin (2013;912pgs)
Wilson by A. Scott Berg (2013;818pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=woodrow+wilson&new=true
PfWoodrow Wilson by John Milton Cooper (2009;702pgs)
Warren G. Harding by John W. Dean (2004;202pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=warren+harding&new=true
Calvin Coolidge by Robert Ferrell (1998;244pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=calvin+coolidge&new=true
Herbert Hoover by Glen Jeansonne (2016;455pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=herbert+hoover&new=true
FDR by Jean Edward Smith (2008;880pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=franklin+delano+roosevelt&new=true
xPNo Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin (1995;768pgs)
xFranklin and Winston by Jon Meacham (2003;490pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=winston+churchill&new=true
PfTraitor to his Class by H.W. Brands (2009;888pgs)
1940 by Susan Dunn (2013;418pgs)
Wendell Wilkie by David Lewering Lewis (2018;371pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=wendell+wilkie&new=true
PFreedom from Fear by David M. Kennedy (2001;936pgs)
Those Angry Days (Roosevelt, Lindbergh) by Lynne Olson (2013;576pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=charles+lindbergh&new=true
Packing the Court by James McGregor Burns (2009)
Roosevelt2 by James McGregor Burns (2012)
PRoosevelt2 (War Years) by James McGregor Burns (2012)
PTruman by David McCullough (1993; 1120 pages)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=harry+truman&new=true
Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith (2012;976pgs)
Eisenhower White House Years by Jim Newton (2011;464pgs)
Ike’s Bluff by Evan Thomas (2012;484pgs)
Eisenhower: Going Home to Glory by David Eisenhower (2010;323pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=dwight+eisenhower&new=true
Camelot’s Court (JFK) by Robert Dallek (2014;528pgs)
JFK An Unfinished Life by Robert Dallek (2004;848pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=john+kennedy&new=true
John F. Kennedy by Alan Brinkley (2012;202pgs)
LOC Space Age June 24
PfThe Patriarch (Joseph Kennedy) by David Nasaw (2012;868pgs)
Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream
by Doris Kearns Goodwin (2019;432pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=lyndon+johnson&new=true
Path to Power (LBJ1) by Robert Caro (1982;882pgs)
Means of Ascent (LBJ2) by Robert Caro (1990;506pgs)
PMaster of the Senate (LBJ) by Robert Caro (2002;1167pgs)
Passage of Power (LBJ4) by Robert Caro (2012;712pgs)
Hubert Humphrey, Conscience of Country by Arnold Offner (2018;490pgs)
Hubert Humphrey (Audio) by Arnold Offner (2018)
Being Nixon: A Man Divided by Evan Thomas (2015; 619 pages)
PfRichard Nixon by John Farrell (2017;737pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=richard+nixon&new=true
PfNixon and Kissinger by Robert Dallek (2007;752pgs)
PAll the President’s Men by Bob Woodward (2014;368pgs)
Last of President’s Men by Bob Woodward (2015;304pgs)
Gerald R. Ford by Douglas Brinkley (2007;199pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=gerald+ford&new=true
President Carter by Stuart Eizenstat (2018;999pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=jimmy+carter&new=true
A Full Life by Jimmy Carter (2015;257pgs)
PfRural Boyhood by Jimmy Carter (2001;284pgs)
Reagan: American Journey by Bob Spitz(2018;863pgs)
Reagan by H. W. Brands (2016;832pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=ronald+reagan&new=true
Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher
by Nicholas Wapshott (2007; 352 pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=margaret+thatcher&new=true
xDestiny and Power (GHWBush) by Jon Meacham (2015;836pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=george+bush&new=true
Lone Star Yankee by Herbert Parmet (1997;576pgs)
xBarbara Bush The Matriarch by Susan Page (2019;418pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=barbara+bush&new=true
Bill Clinton the Survivor by John F. Harris (2005;504pgs)
In Search of Bill Clinton by John Gartner (2009;496pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=bill+clinton&new=true
First in his Class by David Maraniss (1995;512pgs)
Bush (George W) by Jean Edward Smith (2016;832pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=george+w.+bush&new=true
Days of Fire (Bush and Cheney) by Peter Baker (2014;832pgs)
Obama:Call of history by Peter Baker (2017;319pgs)
Barack Obama by David Maraniss (2012;641pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=barack+obama&new=true
Obama’s Wars by Bob Woodward (2010; 441pgs)
Making of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston(2016;288pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=donald+trump&new=true
Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television and the Fracturing
of America by James Poniewozik (2019; 325 pgs)
Crime in Progress by Glen Simpson (2019;346pgs)
Fear by Bob Woodward (2018;448pgs)
xInside the White House by Ronald Kessler (2009)
xIn the President’s Secret Service by Ronald Kessler (2009)
Impeachment: An American History by Jeffrey Engel, Jon Meacham,
Timothy Naftali and Peter Baker (2018; 270 pages)
The Impeachers by Brenda Wineapple (2019; 543 pgs)
The Supreme Court by Jeffrey Rosen (2006; 274 pages)
The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin (2007;369pgs)
The Oath by Jeffrey Toobin (2012;325pgs)
The Second Amendment by Michael Waldman (2014;255pgs)
John Marshall: The Man who Made the Supreme Court
by Richard Brookhiser (2018; 324 pages)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=john+marshall&new=true
Without Precedent (John Marshall) by Joel Richard Paul (2018;502pgs)
William Howard Taft by Jeffrey Rosen (2018; 183 pages)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=william+taft&new=true
Louis Brandeis American Prophet by Jeffrey Rosen (2016;242pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=louis+brandeis&new=true
The Chief– John Roberts by Joan Biskupic (2019; 421 pages)
The Roberts Court by Marsha Coyle (2013; 407 pages)
The Partisan – William Rehnquist by John Jenkins (2012; 330 pages)
First: Sandra Day O’Connor by Evan Thomas (2019; 496 pages)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=sandra+day+o%27connor&new=true
My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2016; 371 pages)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=ruth+bader+ginsburg&new=true
Conversations with RBG by Jeffrey Rosen (2019; 272 pages)
The Beloved World of Sotomayor by Sonia Sotomayor (2018; 343 pages)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=sotomayor+sonia&new=true
Young Thurgood by Larry Gibson (2012; 413 pages)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=thurgood+marshall&new=true
Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King (2013; 464pgs)
Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh by Ruth Marcus (2019; 482 pages)
Henry Clay by James Klotter
LoC June 29 death of Henry Clay
George Marshall by David Roll (2019; 694 pgs)
LoC on George C. Marshall
LoCJune 19 Marshall Plan
PfHenry Kissinger by Walter Isaacson (1993;896pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=henry+kissinger&new=true
Kissinger’s Shadow by Greg Grandin (2015;288pgs)
The Great Rift: Dick Cheney and Colin Powell
by Jim Mann (2020; 416 pages)
My American Journey by Colin Powell (1995; 643 pages)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=colin+powell&new=true
Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948
by Madeleine Albright (2012; 467 pages)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=madeleine+albright&new=true
Hillary Rodham Clinton by Karen Blumenthal (2016;433pgs)
The Pioneers by David McCullough (2019; 352 pages)
The Greater Journey by David McCullough (2012; 576 pages)
XWild Bill Hickok by Thomas Clavin (2019; 320pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=wild+bill+hickok&new=true
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/may-27#wild-bill-hickok
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Bill_Hickok
xBlood and Thunder by Hampton Sides (2006;460pgs)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit_Carson
PfCuster’s Trials by T.J. Stiles (2016;640pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=custer+george&new=true
The Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick (2010; 496 pages)
LoC June 25 Custer’s Last Stand
Native American Folktales by Dee Brown (1993;174pgs)
Gentle Tamers (Female Pioneers)by Dee Brown (1981;335 pgs)
Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown (1987;512pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=wounded+knee+massacre&new=true
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer (2019; 512 pgs)
xKillers of the Flower Moon ( & FBI)by David Grann (2017;338pgs)
xPfEmpire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne (2010;371pgs)
xThere There by Tommy Orange (2018;294pgs)
Wild Bill Hickok by Thomas Clavin (2019; 320pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=wild+bill+hickok&new=true
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/may-27#wild-bill-hickok
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Bill_Hickok
Daniel Boone by Janet Benge (2014 audio)
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/june-07
Empire of Necessity by Greg Grandin (2015;400pgs)
The War Before the War (Fugitive Slaves)
by Andrew Delbanco (2018;453pgs)
They were her property: White women as slave owners
by Stephanie Jones-Rogers (2019;296pgs)
Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz (2019; 476pgs)
Robert E. Lee by Thomas Emory (2015 recording)
LoC July 1 Gettysburg and Lee
Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz (1998; 406pgs)
Midnight Rising (John Brown) by Tony Horwitz (2011;365pgs)
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (2009 Recording)
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/june-05
Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy and Jim Crow
by Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2019; 296 pgs)
Bone and Sinew of the Land (Black Pioneers)
by Anna Lisa Cox (2018;280pgs)
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson (2010;532pgs)
Race and Reunion by David Blight (2002;528pgs)
The Southern Past by W. Fitzhugh Brundage (2005;418pgs)
xGateway to Freedom by Eric Foner (2016;352pgs)
From Midnight to Dawn (Underground Railroad)
by Jacqueline Tobin (2008;304pgs)
A Slave no More by David Blight (1997;307pgs)
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (2017;320pgs)
PfNew York Burning by Jill Lepore (2005;323pgs)
PW.E.B. Dubois by David Levering Lewis (2000;715pgs)
PFrederick Douglass by David Blight (2018;912pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=frederick+douglass&new=true
PfFrederick Douglass by Wiliam McFeeley (1991;465pgs)
PfMalcolm X by Manning Marable (2011;608pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=malcolm+x&new=true
PThe Race Beat by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanof(2006;518pgs)
PfArc of Justice by Kevin Boyle (2004;415pgs)
PA Nation Under Our Feet by Steven Hahn (2003;619pgs)
PThe New Negro by Jeffrey Stewart (2018;932pgs)
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (2016;346pgs)
Hellhound on his Trail by Hampton Sides (2011;480pgs)
Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout (2013 recording)
4/29Duke Ellington Library of Congress
Billy the Kid by Michael Wallis
4/28Library of Congress Billy the Kid
The Mormon People by Martin Bowman (2012;368pgs)
If: Kipling’s American Years by Christopher Benfey (2019; 242 pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=rudyard+kipling&new=true
James Smithson (Smithsonian) by Heather Ewing (2007;432pgs)
LoC June 27 Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Virtual Tours
The Woman’s Hour (1920) by Elaine Weiss (2018;404pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/june-04
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough (2016; 336 pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=wright+brothers&new=true
PLindbergh by A. Scott Berg (1998;628pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=charles+lindbergh&new=true
PfGreat Fortune by Daniel Okrent (2004;512pgs)
PLords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed (2009;576pgs)
Invisible Hands by Kim Phillips-Fein (2010;376pgs)
Death of the Banker by Ron Chernow (1997;130pgs)
PThe First Tycoon (Vanderbilt) by T.J. Stiles (2010;736pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=cornelius+vanderbilt&new=true
PfAndrew Carnegie by David Nasaw (2006;878pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=andrew+carnegie&new=true
House of Morgan by Ron Chernow (2010;848pgs)
PThe Power Broker (Robert Moses) by Robert Caro (1975)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=robert+moses&new=true
Titan (Rockefeller) by Ron Chernow (2004;832pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=john+rockefeller&new=true
Private Empire (ExxonMobil) by Steve Coll (2012;685pgs)
Brotherhood of the Bomb by Gregg Herken (2002; 448pgs)
PAmerican Prometheus (Oppenheimer) by Kai Bird (2005;721pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=robert+oppenheimer&new=true
The Very Best Men: Early Years of CIA by Evan Thomas (1995; 427 pages)
The Good Spy (Robert Ames) by Kai Bird (2014;430pgs)
Facts and Fears (Intelligence)by James Clapper (2018;424pgs)
The Georgetown Set by Gregg Herken (2014; 528 pgs)
PfHenry Luce by Alan Brinkley (2010;531pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=henry+luce&new=true
How to Hide an Empire by Daniel Immerwahr (2019;516pgs)
xPhilippine American War by David Silbey (2007;254pgs)
Library of Congress 4/25 Spanish American War
A Nation Without Borders by Steven Hahn (2016;596pgs)
PfThe Coldest Winter (Korea) by David Halberstam (2008;719pgs)
On Desperate Ground (Korea) by Hampton Sides (2018;432pgs)
PEmbers of War (Vietnam) by Fredrik Logevall (2014;864pgs)
PfEdward Lansdale by Max Boot (2018;1717pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=edward+lansdale&new=true
Hue 1968 by Marl Bowden (2017;608pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=hue&new=true
PfThey Marched into Sunlight by David Maraniss (2003;572pgs)
Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam (1993;720pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=robert+mcnamara&new=true
The Assassins Gate: America in Iraq by George Packer (2005;480pgs)
Our Man (Holbrooke) by George Packer (2019;880pgs)
PGeorge Kennan by John Lewis Gaddis (2011;784pgs)
Profiles of Courage in our Time by Caroline Kennedy (2002;354pgs)
Once in a Great City (Detroit) by David Maraniss (2015; 441 pgs)
PfFordlandia by Greg Grandin (2010;432pgs)
PfFear City (New York) by Kim Phillips-Fein (2018;432pgs)
PThe Gulf (American Sea) by Jack Davis (2017;592pgs)
Dreamland:America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones (2015; 368pgs)
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance (2016;264pgs)
Educated by Tara Westover (2018; 334pgs)
Negroland by Margo Jefferson (2015;248pgs)
PfMiddle Passages by James Campbell (2006;513pgs)
PfDreadful Deceit by Jacqueline Jones (2013;381pgs)
Black Fortunes by Shomari Willis (2018;300pgs)
American Chica by Marie Arana (2002;309pgs)
Acts of Faith (American Muslim) by Eboo Patel (2007;189pgs)
This I Believe (2006:281pgs)
Ten Restaurants that Changed America by Paul Freedman (2016;527pgs)
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser (2012;384pgs)
Americana by Hampton Sides (2004;464pgs)
xIsaac’s Storm by Eric Larson (2000;323pgs)
x1906 California Earthquake by Simon Winchester (2006;512pgs)
Library of Congress Collection 1906 Earthquake
Thunderstruck (Marconi) by Eric Larson (20007;480pgs)
Lethal Passage (Guns) by Eric Larson (1995;280pgs)
Devil in the White City by Eric Larson (2004;447pgs)
xThe Johnstown Flood by David McCullough (1987;304pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=johnstown+flood&new=true
Greater Gotham by Mike Wallace (2017;1182pgs)
Conquering Gotham by Jill Jonnes (2008;384pgs)
Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig (2017;640pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=muhammad+ali&new=true
Opening Day (Jackie Robinson) by Jonathan Eig (2008;336pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=jackie+robinson&new=true
Luckiest Man (Lou Gehrig) by Jonathan Eig (2005;420pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=lou+gehrig&new=true
Get Capone by Jonathan Eig (2011;468pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=al+capone&new=true
America’s Radium Girls by Kate Moore (2017;479pgs)
PBlood in the Water (Attica Prison 1971 Uprising)
by Heather Ann Thompson (2017;752pgs)
The Fifties by David Halberstam (1994;816pgs)
In the Heart of the Sea (Moby Dick) by Nataniel Philbrick (2001;320pgs)
xThe Witches by Stacy Schiff (2016;512pgs)
PPrairie Fires by Caroline Fraser (2017;625pgs)
Clarence Darrow by John Farrell (2011;561pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=clarence+darrow&new=true
PfHenry James by Michael Gorra (2012;385pgs)
American Heiress (Patty Hearst) by Jeffrey Toobin (2016;371pgs)
Run of his Life (OJ Simpson) by Jeffrey Toobin (2013)
Model Woman (Eileen Ford) by Robert Lacey (2015;339pgs)
Fairfax County Asian Pacific American History Project
by Team Led by Corazon Foley and Sharon Bulova
IIWORLD WAR BOOKS
History of the 20th Century by Martin Gilbert (2002;832pgs)
Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu (2012;529pgs)
March of Folly by Barbara Tuchman (1984; 447 pages)
Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Paul Kennedy (1987;677pgs)
To Hell and Back, 1914-1949 by Ian Kershaw (2016;624pgs)
The End by Ian Kershaw (2011;608pgs)
The Fall of Berlin by Antony Beevor (2003;528pgs)
The First World War by Martin Gilbert (1994;615pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/june-28#world-war-i
The Pursuit of Power, 1815-1914 by Richard J. Evans (2017;848pgs)
Dreadnought by Robert Massie (1992;1040pgs)
Castles of Steel by Robert Massie (2004;896pgs)
xThe Proud Tower by Barbara Tuchman (1996;608pgs)
xGuns of August by Barbara Tuchman (2004;566pgs)
Zimmerman Telegram by Barbara Tuchman (1985;256pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/rr/news/topics/zimmerman.html
Bible and Sword by Barbara Tuchman (1984;368pgs)
Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson (2013;577pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=t.+e.+lawrence&new=true
xDead Wake by Eric Larson (2016;480pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/may-07#lusitania-lost
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=lusitania&new=true
and Titanic
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=titanic&new=true
Hello Girls by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman (2017;370pgs)
Rites of Spring (WWI) by Modris Ekstein (2000;416pgs)
Battle for Spain, 1936-39 by Antony Beevor (2006;560pgs)
Appeasement by Tim Bouverie (2019;496pgs)
Fateful Choices 1940-41 by Ian Kershaw (2007;623pgs)
The Nazis by Laurence Rees (1997;256pgs)
Hitler, Germans, Final Solution by Ian Kershaw (2008;394pgs)
One Long Night (Concentration Camps) by Andrea Pitzer (2018;496pgs)
The Holocaust by Laurence Rees (2017;509pgs)
Hitler, 1889-1936 Hubris by Ian Kershaw (1998;845pgs)
Hitler, 1936-45 Nemesis by Ian Kershaw (2000;1115pgs)
Hitler by Volker Ullrich (2016;998pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=hitler&new=true
The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard Evans (2005;672pgs)
The Third Reich in Power by Richard J. Evans (2006;960pgs)
The Third Reich at War by Richard Evans (2010;944pgs)
The Third Reich In Memory by Richard J. Evans (2017;496pgs)
Crete 1941 by Antony Beevor (2014;432pgs)
Battle of Arnheim 1944 by Antony Beevor (2018;459pgs)
Ardennes 1944 by Antony Beevor (2015;480pgs)
When Hitler Fought Stalin by Laurence Rees (1999;255pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=stalin&new=true
Women in WWII by Svetlana Alexieva (2017;331pgs)
Children of WWII by Svetlana Alexieva (2019;295pgs)
xWWII Diary of Daniel Foley Jr. edited by Corazon Foley
https://fairfaxstories.wordpress.com/2011foley-wwii-diary/
XStillwell and the American Experience in China 1911-1945
by Barbara Tuchman (1971; 621 pages)
The Second World War by Antony Beevor (2012;880pgs)
The Storm of War (WWII) by Andrew Roberts (2012;800pgs)
Masters and Commanders (WWII) by Andrew Roberts (2009;673pgs)
Admiral Bill Halsey by Thomas Alexander Hughes (2016;544pgs)
Stillwell and the American Experience in China 1911-1945
by Barbara Tuchman (1971; 621 pages)
Pacific Crucible by Ian Toll (2012; 597 pages) first of trilogy
The Conquering Tide by Ian Toll (2015; 622 pages) 2nd of trilogy
War Without Mercy by John Dower (1987;416pgs)
Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang (1997;290pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=nanking&new=true
Cultures of War by John Dower (2011;640pgs)
Embracing Defeat (Japan) by John Dower (1999;676pgs)
PfTarget Tokyo (Doolittle) by James M. Scott (2016;672pgs)
Rampage (Battle of Manila) by James M. Scott (2018;635pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?q=battle+of+manila&sp=2
Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides (2002;384pgs)
The War Below by James M. Scott (2014;448pgs)
The Guns at Last Light: War in Western Europe 1944-45
by Rick Atkinson (2013; 877 pgs)
D-Day by Antony Beevor (2009;591pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=D+Day&new=true
D-Day by Rick Atkinson (2014; 202pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/june-06
D-Day by Martin Gilbert (2004;220pgs)
D-Day through German Eyes by Holger Eckhertz (2016;320pgs)
PAn Army At Dawn by Rick Atkinson (2007; 732 pgs)
A Question of Honor: The Kosciusko Squadron (WWII)
by Lynne Olson (2003; 495pgs)
Churchill by Paul Johnson (2009; 180pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=churchill&new=true
Churchill:Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts (2019;1105pgs)
Clementine (Churchill) by Sonia Purnell (2015;436pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=clementine+churchill&new=true
Dinner with Churchill by Cita Stelzer (2012;332pgs)
Working With Winston by Cita Stelzer (2019;377pgs)
Winston Churchill’s War Leadership by Martin Gilbert (2003;104pgs)
Splendid and the Vile by Eric Larson (2020;608pgs)
Churchill and America by Martin Gilbert (2008;560pgs)
Troublesome Young Men (WWII) by Lynne Olson (2008; 464pgs)
Citizens of London (WWII) by Lynne Olson (2010; 496 pgs)
A Woman of No Importance (WWII) by Sonia Purnell (2019; 352pgs)
Madame Fourcade’s Secret War by Lynne Olson (2019; 464 pgs)
Les Parissienes by Anne Sebba (2016;480pgs)
A Guest of the Reich by Peter Finn (2019; 240 pgs)
xIn the Garden of Beasts by Eric Larson (2012;478pgs)
Agent 110 (Allen Dulles) by Scott Miller (2017;342pgs)
The Women Who Flew for Hitler by Clare Mulley (2017;496pgs)
The Zhivago Affair by Peter Finn (2014; 352 pgs)
Leningrad by Anna Reid (2011;492pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=leningrad&new=true
xUnbroken by Laura Zamperin (2014;307pgs)
xBoys on the Boat by Daniel Brown (2014;404pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=1936+olympics&new=true
The Matthews Men by William Geroux (2016;390pgs)
xCode Girls by Liza Mundy (2017;416pgs)
Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard (2018;353pgs)
Girls in Atomic City by Denise Kiernan (2013)
Paris After Liberation by Antony Beevor (2004;464)
Out of the Ashes (Europe post WWII)
by Konrad Jaraush (3015;867pgs)
The Global Age by Ian Kershaw (2018;669pgs)
IIIANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL WORLDS
Sapiens by Yuval N. Harari (2015; 443 pages)
x1177 BC (Civilization Collapse) by Eric Cline (2014;237pgs)
Archaelogy and the Iliad by Eric Cline (2010)
Ancient Israel by Eric Cline (2010)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=ancient+israel&new=true
Sea and Civilization by Lincoln Paine (2013;744pgs)
A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich (2005;284pgs)
History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer (2007;868pgs)
Ancient Egypt by Paul Johnson (1999;255pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=ancient+egypt&new=true&st=
xCleopatra by Stacy Schiff (2011;432pgs)
Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond (2017;528pgs)
The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond (2012; 512pgs)
Sailing the Wine-Dark Seas: Why Greeks Matter
by Thomas Cahill (2003; 304 pages)
Ancient Greece by Paul Cartledge (2009; 261pgs)
Ancient Greece by Eric Cline (2010)
xPersian Fire by Tom Holland (2005;418pgs)
Socrates by Paul Johnson (2012;224pgs)
Alexander the Great by Norman Cantor (2005; 180 pages)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=alexander+the+great&new=true
SPQR (Rome)by Mary Beard (2015;608pgs)
xRubicon by Tom Holland (2003;408pgs)
Dynasty (House of Caesar) by Tom Holland (2015;482pgs)
The Fires of Vesuvius (Pompeii) by Mary Beard (2010;384pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=vesuvius&new=true
The Parthenon by Mary Beard (2010;240pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=parthenon&new=true
How Do We Look (Civilizations) by Mary Beard (2018;240pgs)
Confronting the Classics by Mary Beard (2013;310pgs)
A Short History of the Jews by Michael Brenner (2010; 421 pages)
The Gift of the Jews by Thomas Cahill (1998; 291 pages)
In Search of the Dark Ages by Michael Wood (1987; 250 pages)
Forge of Christendom by Tom Holland (2008;476pgs)
Dominion by Tom Holland (2019; 612pgs)
How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill (1995; 246 pages)
In the Wake of the Plague by Norman Cantor (2014; 256 pages)
Mysteries of the Middle Ages by Thomas Cahill (1996; 343 pages)
Medieval Lives by Norman Cantor (1994; 197 pages)
The Last Knight by Norman Cantor (2004; 260 pages)
Heretics and Heroes by Thomas Cahill (2013; 341 pages)
Dante’s Divine Comedy by William Cook (2015)
Heroes by Paul Johnson (2007;299pgs)
The Renaissance by Paul Johnson (2000;196pgs)
Creators by Paul Johnson (2006; 310pgs)
The Crusades by Thomas Asbridge (2010;767pgs)
xThe Crusades through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf (1984;293pgs)
Crusaders by Dan Jones (2019;425pgs)
The Templars by Dan Jones (2017;428pgs)
The Greatest Knight by Thomas Asbridge (2014;444pgs)
A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman (1987;784pgs)
The Plantagenets by Dan Jones (2013;560pgs)
Demon’s Brood (Plantagenets) by Desmond Seward (2017)
Summer of Blood by Dan Jones (2016;256pgs)
Wars of the Roses by Dan Jones (2015;416pgs)
xWars of the Roses by Desmond Seward (2007;502pgs)
Magna Carta by Dan Jones (2015;272pgs)
Hundred Years War by Desmond Seward (1978)
xJoan of Arc by Kathryn Harrison (2014)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=joan+of+arc&new=true
xIn the Shadow of the Sword (Islam) by Tom Holland (2012;526pgs)
Destiny Disrupted (Muslims) by Tamim Ansary (2010;416pgs)
Genghis Khan and the Quest for God by Jack Weatherford (2017;432pgs)
xGenghis Khan:Making the Modern World by Jack Weatherford (2005;312pgs)
xKhan by Conn Igulden (2010;387pgs)
Secret History of Mongol Queens by Jack Weatherford (2011;336pgs)
The English and Their History by Robert Tombs (2016;1040pgs)
Game of Queens by Sarah Gristwood (2017;400pgs)
Blood Sisters by Sarah Gristwood (2014;432pgs)
IVNON-US BIOGRAPHIES AND HISTORICAL BOOKS
xGreat Tales from English History by Robert Lacey (2004;271pgs)
The Shadow King (Henry VI) by Lauren Johnson (2019;700pgs)
So Great a Prince (Henry VIII) by Lauren Johnson (2017; 330pgs)
xWives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser (1992;479pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=henry+VIII&new=true
Elizabeth: Struggle for the Throne by David Starkey (2001;363pgs)
Elizabeth and Leicester by Sarah Gristwood (2008;407pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=queen+elizabeth&new=true
Will in the World (Shakespeare) by Stephen Greenblatt (2004;430pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=william+shakespeare&new=true
Shakespeare by Peter Ackroyd (2005 recording)
4/26Shakespeare and Folger Library of Congress
xFour Queens by Nancy Goldstone (2007;336pgs)
The Tudors by G.J. Meyer (2010;612pgs)
Royal Stuarts by Alan Massie (2010;370pgs)
Wilberforce (Amazing Grace) by Eric Metaxas (2007;281pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=wilberforce&new=true
Modernists and Mavericks (London painters )
by Martin Gayford (2018;352pgs)
xThat Woman:Wallis by Anne Sebba (2011;344pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=wallis+simpson&new=true
Jennie Churchill by Anne Sebba (2007;416pgs)
Churchill Hero of Empire by Candice Millard (2016;381pgs)
PfJonathan Swift by Leo Damrosch (2013;573pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=jonathan+swift&new=true
PPeter the Great by Robert Massie (1981;928pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=peter+the+great&new=true
xCatherine the Great by Robert Massie (2012;672pgs)
xNicholas and Alexandra by Robert Massie (2000;640pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=nicholas+and+alexandra&new=true
xThe Romanovs by Robert K. Massie (1996;320pgs)
Stalin Waiting for Hitler by Stephen Kotkin (2017;1154pgs)
PfStalin Vol. 1 by Stephen Kotkin (2014;949pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=stalin&new=true
Stalin Vol. 2 by Stephen Kotkin (2017)
Armageddon Averted by Stephen Kotkin (2018)
Stalin’s Englishman (Guy Burgess) by Andrew Lownie (2015;433pgs)
Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich (2017;496pgs)
Zinky Boys (Soviets in Afghanistan) by Svetlana Alexievich (1992;197pgs)
PKhruschev by William Taubman (2003;876pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=nikita+khrushchev&new=true
Gorbachev by William Taubman (2017;852pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=gorbachev&new=true
Kremlin Rising (Putin) by Peter Baker (2005;453pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=kremlin&new=true
From Cold War to Hot Peace by Michael McFaul (2018;506pgs)
Fryderik Chopin by Alan Walker (2018;727pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=chopin&new=true
Mozart by Paul Johnson (2013;164pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=mozart&new=true
The Fracture Zone (Balkans) by Simon Winchester (2000;272pgs)
Martin Luther by Eric Metaxas (2017;480pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=martin+luther&new=true
Bonhoefer by Eric Metaxas (2011;624pgs)
The Warburgs by Ron Chernow (1993;820pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=warburgs&new=true
PfKarl Marx by Jonathan Sperber (2013;648pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=karl+marx&new=true
xMarie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser (2001;512pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=marie+antoinette&new=true
Napoleon by Paul Johnson (2002; 190pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=napoleon&new=true
Napoleon:A Life by Andrew Roberts (2014;976pgs)
Napoleon and Wellington (Waterloo) by Andrew Roberts (2001;350pgs)
xNapoleon and Champollion by Daniel Meyerson (2004;271pgs)
The Judgment of Paris by Ross King (2007;464pgs)
Claude Monet by Ross King (2016;416pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=claude+monet&new=true
Eiffel’s Tower by Jill Jonnes (2010;368pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=eiffel+tower&new=true
PfProust’s Duchess by Caroline Weber (2018;715pgs)
Jean Jacques Rousseau by Leopold Damrosch (2005;566pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=jean+jacques+rousseau&new=true
PBlack Count Of Monte Cristo by Tom Rees (2012;412pgs)
Marie and Pierre Curie by Lauren Redniss (2011;205pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=marie+curie&new=true
xPfGalileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel (1999;420pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=galileo&new=true
Leonardo DaVinci by Walter Isaacson (2018;624pgs)
Leonardo and the Last Supper by Ross King (2013;352pgs)
Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King (2014;384pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=michelangelo+&new=true
The Borgias by G.J. Meyer (2013;478pgs)
Brunelleschi’s Dome by Ross King (2013;208pgs)
Machiavelli by Ross King (2009;245pgs)
PThe Pope and Mussolini by David Kertzer (2014;549pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=mussolini&new=true
Pope Pius IX Prisoner of the Vatican by David Kertzer(2004;357pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=pope+pius+ix&new=true
Pope Who Would Be King by David Kertzer (2018;474pgs)
PAngela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt (1996; 365 pages)
Tis by Frank McCourt (1999;367pgs)
Say Nothing (The Troubles) by Patrick Keefe (2019; 560 pgs)
Silver, Sword and Stone: Three crucibles in the Latin American story
by Marie Arana (2019; 477pgs)
The General and his Labyrinth (about Simon Bolivar)
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1990; 285 pages)
Bolivar: American Liberator by Marie Arana (2013; 603pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=simon+bolivar&new=true
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende (1985; 368 pages)
Lost City of Monkey God (Honduras) by Douglas Preston (2017;326pgs)
xThe Sugar Barons by Matthew Parker (2012;464pgs)
xThe Alchemist by Paul Coelho (1993;177pgs)
The Anarchy (East India Company)
by William Dalrymple (2019; 576pgs)
Nine Lives (Modern India) by William Dalrymple (2011;304pgs)
XWhite Mughals by William Dalrymple (2002;459pgs)
The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple (2008;592pgs)
Behind the Beautiful Forever (Mumbai) by Katherine Boo (2012;419pgs)
Grand Trunk Road (South Asia) by Steve Coll (1994;307pgs)
Instant City (Karachi, Pakistan) by Steve Inskeep (2011;284pgs)
xBirds Without Wings (Turkey) by Louis de Bernieres
Return of a King (Afghanistan) by William Dalrymple (2013;560pgs)
Games Without Rules (Afghanistan) by Tamim Ansary (2012;397pgs)
Ghost Wars by Steve Coll (2004;695pgs)
PfThe Bin Ladens by Steve Coll (2008;671pgs)
Inside the Kingdom (Saudi Arabia) by Robert Lacey (2011)
xPalace Walk (Cairo) by Naguib Mahfouz (1989;498pgs)
XThe Decameron by Giovanni Boccacio
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Decameron
Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Canterbury_Tales
Iran by Abbas Amanat (2017;1000pgs)
PThe Return (Libya) by Hisham Matar (2016;243pgs)
Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hanna Arendt (2006;336pgs)
Crossing Mandelbaum Gate by Kai Bird (2010;424pgs)
Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang (2013;436pgs)
Wild Swans by Jung Chang (1991;524pgs)
Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister (Soong) by Jung Chang (2019;374pgs)
Mao by Jung Chang (2005;814pgs)
The Little Red Guard by Wenguang Huang (2012;262pgs)
God is Red by YiWuLiao (2011;231pgs)
xThe Man Who Loved China by Simon Winchester (2009;352PGS)
xJoy Luck Club by Amy Tan (1989;288pgs)
The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan (2016)
Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan (2013)
Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan (1995)
The Chinese in America by Iris Chang (2010)
xHotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie For (2009; 290pgs)
The Lost City of Z by David Grann (2010;400pgs)
The White Darkness by David Grann (2018; 146 pages)
Atlantic by Simon Winchester (2011;495pgs)
Pacific by Simon Winchester (2016;512pgs)
PBarbarian Days (Surfing) by William Finnegan (2015;447pgs)
VSCIENCE BOOKS
Darwin by Paul Johnson (2013;176pgs)
PfIsaac Newton by James Gleick (2003;272pgs)
xEinstein by Walter Isaacson (2008;704pgs)
PfRichard Feynman Genius by James Gleick (1992;532pgs)
xThe Philosophical Breakfast Club by Laura Snyder (2011;438pgs)
Eye of the Beholder by Laura Snyder (2015;432pgs)
xThe Most Human Human by Brian Christian 2011;303pgs)
Time Travel by James Gleick (2016;336pgs)
The Information by James Gleick (2011;526pgs)
A Brief History of Everyone Who ever Lived (Genes)
by Adam Rutherford (2018;416pgs)
xNeanderthal Man by Paabo Svante (2014;275pgs)
xDNA by James Watson (2002;512pgs)
Rosalind Franklin:Dark lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox (2002;380pgs)
Double Helix by James Watson (1980;256pgs)
Creation: How Science is Reinventing Life Itself
by Adam Rutherford (2013;278pgs)
The Innovators by Walter Isaacson (2015;560pgs)
Alexander Graham Bell by Charlotte Gray
LOC Bell’s Photophone June 3 and Collection
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (2015;656pgs)
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (2002; 301pgs)
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (2007;296pgs)
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (2008;309pgs)
What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell (2009;410pgs)
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell (2015; 352pgs)
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell (2019;400pgs)
Headstrong (Women in Science)by Rachel Swaby (2015;293pgs)
The Wizard and the Prophet by Charles Mann (2018;616pgs)
The Theory of Everything by Stephen Hawking (2002; 176 pages)
Brief Answers to Big Questions by Stephen Hawking (2018; 256 pages)
The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes (2009; 576pgs)
The Sixth Extinction:An Unnatural History
by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014; 319 pages)
Collapse by Jared Diamond (2011;608pgs)
Fate of Rome by Harper Kyle (2017;417pgs)
Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham (2019; 539 pages)
Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich (2015;240pgs)
Underland by Robert MacFarlane (2019; 488 pgs)
Map that Changed World (Geology) by Simon Winchester (2009;368pgs)
Archaelogy by Eric Cline (2016)
The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells (2019; 384 pgs)
The Ice at the End of the World by Jon Gertner (2019; 418 pgs)
A Hole in the Wind by David Goodrich (2017;249pgs)
The Master Switch by Tim Wu (2010;384pgs)
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff (2019;691pgs)
Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik (2014;272pgs)
Liquid Rules by Mark Miodownik (2019;256pgs)
How to Survive a Plague (AIDS) by David France (2016;624pgs)
The Cigarette by Sarah Milov (2019;400pgs)
Origins by Lewis Dartnell (2019; 346)
Eating the Sun by Ella Frances Sanders (2019;149pgs)
The End of Ice by Dahr Jamail (2019;257pgs)
In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides (2015;480pgs)
Endurance (Shackleton) by Alfred Lansing (1999;247pgs)
Superior (Race Science) by Angela Saini (2019;242pgs)
Inferior (Science and Women) by Angela Saini (2017;213pgs)
The Birth of the Pill by Jonathan Eig (2014;388pgs)
Jane Against the World by Karen Blumenthal (2020;385pgs)
End of the Megafauna by Ross McPhee (2019;236pgs)
PfAmerican Eden by Victoria Johnson (2019;480pgs)
Urban Forests by Jill Jonnes (2017;416pgs)
xPfEmpire of Cotton by Sven Beckert (2015;640pgs)
Empires of Light by Jill Jonnes (2004;464pgs)
Measure of the Earth by Larrie D. Ferreiro (2011;353pgs)
PfPentagon’s Brain (DRPA) by Annie Jacobsen (2016;576pgs)
Area 51 by Annie Jacobsen (2012;592pgs)
Operation Paperclip (Nazi Scientists to US)
by Annie Jacobsen (2015;624pgs)
Phenomena (ESP) by Annie Jacobsen (2017;527pgs)
PfCommand and Control by Eric Schlosser (2014;656pgs)
PfRailroaded by Richard White (2012;720pgs)
PPolio by David Oshinsky (2006;352pgs)
Bellevue by David Oshinsky (2017;416pgs)
PThe Metaphysical Club by Louis Menand (2001;546pgs)
xJohn James Audubon by Richard Rhodes (2004;514pgs)
PfUnder a Wild Sky (Audubon) by William Souder (2004;367pgs)
Rachel Carson On A Farther Shore by William Souder (2012;496pgs)
PfDark Sun by Richard Rhodes (1995;731pgs)
Hedy’s Folly by Richard Rhodes (2012;288pgs)
Professor and Madman by Simon Winchwater (2005;242pgs)
Meaning of Everything (Dictionary) by Simon Winchester (2018;336pgs)
xMan Who Made Lists (Roget’s Thesaurus) by Joshua Kendall (2008;297pgs)
Forgotten Founding Father (Noah Webster) by Joshua Kendall (2010;355pgs)
America’s Obsessives by Joshua Kendall (2003;294pgs)
Krakatoa by Simon Winchester (2005;416pgs)
PfRobert Lowell by Kay Jamison (2017;532pgs)
An Unquiet Mind by Kay Jamison (2011;223pgs)
xLongitude by Dava Sobel (1995;184pgs)
The Planets by Dava Sobel (2005;270pgs)
A More Perfect Heaven (Copernicus) by Dava Sobel (2011;234pgs)
The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel (2016;324pgs)
PfA Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar (1998;459pgs)
Grand Pursuit (Economic Genius ) by Sylvia Nasar (2011;558pgs)
Great Minds of the Century by Time Magazine (1999;170pgs)
Eureka by Leslie Horvitz (2002;246pgs)
Nobel Prize Women by Sharon McGrane (1998;452pgs)
The Story of More by Jahren Hope (2020)
Pandemic Century by Mark Honigsbaum (2019)
PfWhen Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (2016;228pgs)
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Alborn (2002;192pgs)
Encuentros con Morrie por Mitch Alborn (1998;192pgs)
PfLight of the World by Elizabeth Alexander (2015;209pgs)
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
xPower of Myth by Joseph Campbell (1988;231pgs)
xMere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis
Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
Letters to Malcolm (Prayer) by C.S. Lewis
What Christians Believe by C.S. Lewis
Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic (2012)
Miracles by C. S. Lewis
The Silmarillon by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
El Leon, La Bruja y el Ropero por C. S. Lewis
RCWoW Website Reminder — History Book Club
R1Videos about the History of Man
R2History of the World by Space World
R3Andrew Marr’s History of the World (8-part series)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZcz1IMyF08
by Documentary World
R4World Book Day – April 23
Library of Congress Founding – April 24 Books for Congress
R5More Burke Vignettes, 1728 – 2020: In Honor of Good Neighbors
https://fairfaxstories.wordpress.com/2020-more-burke-vignettes/
R6The Decameron by Giovanni Boccacio
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Decameron
R7Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Canterbury_Tales
R8D-Day by Rick Atkinson (2014; 202pgs)
https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/june-06
R9Defending the Old Dominion CSpan by Stuart Lee Butler
Virginia and Its Militia in the War of 1812

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