Multcolib My Librarian Lisa: American history and travel to other worlds

1776 By McCullough, David G. Book - 2005 973.3 M133s 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers, including foremost, George Washington.

George Washington's Secret Six
George Washington's Secret Six The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution By Kilmeade, Brian eBook - 2013 OverDrive downloadable ebook Check availability»

Annotation:When General George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied—thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring. These are their compelling portraits.

The Big Burn
The Big Burn Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America By Egan, Timothy Book - 2010 973.911 E287b 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire of August, 1910, and Teddy Roosevelt's pioneering conservation efforts that helped turn public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service with consequences felt in the fires of today.

The Destiny of the Republic
The Destiny of the Republic A Tale of Medicine, Madness and the Murder of A President By Millard, Candice Book - 2011 973.84092 G2312m 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet.

Perelandra A Novel By Lewis, C. S. eBook - 2012 OverDrive downloadable ebook Check availability»

Annotation:Dr. Ransom is recruited by the denizens of Malacandra, befriended in Out of the Silent Planet, to rescue the edenic planet Perelandra and its peace-loving populace from a terrible threat: a malevolent being from another world who strives to create a new world order, and who must destroy an old and beautiful civilization to do so.

Love in the Ruins
Love in the Ruins The Adventures of A Bad Catholic at A Time Near the End of the World By Percy, Walker eBook - 2011 OverDrive downloadable ebook Check availability»

Annotation:Amid the decadence and polarization of a future American society, a U.S. doctor discovers a promising cure for all the ills of the human psyche.

Phantastes A Faerie Romance By MacDonald, George Book - 2000 FICTION MACDONALD 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:This story of a young man who finds himself on a long journey through a land of fantasy is more truly the story of the spiritual quest that is at the core of his life's work, a quest that must end with the ultimate surrender of the self.

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