"West Of Eden" by Jean Stein ... An oral history of five outsider families who rose to power and fortune in Hollywood and Los Angeles traces their humble origins, the dreams that inspired their ambitions, the setbacks that challenged their achievements and their enduring legacies. Find this book here @ your Library http://lilink.org/record=b14070395~S0
A 'Guantanamo Diary' From A Prisoner Still On The Inside
We've almost made it to the finish line of a year that has truly seemed stranger than fiction. So maybe it's fitting that amid all the IRL chaos, readers were treated to a truly amazing array of fiction books. There were many outstanding novels
"The Immortal Irishman" by Timothy Egan ... Places the improbable life of revolutionary hero Thomas Francis Meagher against a backdrop of Irish-American history, detailing his leadership during Irish uprisings, service with the Irish Brigade in the Civil War, and achievements as the territorial governor of Montana. Find this book here @ your Library http://lilink.org/record=b13980880~S0
"Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt & The Land Of America" by Douglas Brinkley ... The New York Times best-selling author of The Wilderness Warrior examines the environmental legacy of FDR and the New Deal, evaluating the creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps and the dozens of State Park systems that were protected by his decisions. Find this book here @ your Library http://hpl.iii.com/record=b1256884~S1
Styron, a white, Southern author, wrote from the point of view of the leader of an infamous American slave rebellion. The Pulitzer Prize committee loved it, but it was challenged in some schools, and some activists burned the novel.