November 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 A.M, yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result? Eleven thousand casualties suffered–more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Why? ...
Eleventh month, eleventh day, eleventh hour : Armistice Day, 1918 : World War I and its violent climax,
by Joseph E. Persico
In this, the first in-depth study of the most American of holidays, James Baker sweeps away lingering myths and misconceptions to show how this celebration day was born and grew to be an essential part of our national spirit. Thanksgiving: The Biography of an American Holiday opens with an overview of the popular mythos of the holiday before discussing its possible religious and cultural precedents.
Thanksgiving: the Biography of an American Holiday,
by James W. Baker
Did you know that Daniel Boone was born in Berks County, PA? Read the biography of Daniel Boone, focusing on his efforts as a pioneer and trailblazer during America's westward expansion.
Daniel Boone and the Cumberland Gap,
by Andrew Santella
After losing her job as a journalist and the security of a good salary, Caitlin Kelly took a part-time job at an upscale outdoor clothing company at her local mall. In this memoir, Kelly recounts her mid-career misadventures in the absurd world of American retail.
Malled : my unintentional career in retail,
by Caitlin Kelly