Shoot Like a Girl, by Mary Jennings Hegar -
On July 29,2009, Air National Guard major Mary Jennings Hegar was shot down while on
a Medevac mission on her third tour in Afghanistan. Despie being wounded, she fought
the enemy and saved the lives of her crew and their patients. But soon she would face a
new battle: to give women who serve on the front lines the credit they deserve...
Revolutionary Science, by Steve Jones -
Paris at the time of the French Revolution was the capital of science. Its scholars laid the
foundations of today's physics, chemistry and biology. They were true revolutionaries:
agents of an upheaval both of understanding and of politics. Perhaps the greatest
Revolutionary of all, Antoine Lavoisier, founded modern chemistry and physiology,
transformed French farming, and much improved gunpowder manufacture. His political
activities brought him a fortune, but in the end led to his execution. The judge who
sentenced him and many others researchers to death claimed that "the Revolution has
no need for geniuses."
Protestants, by Alec Ryrie -
Five hundred years ago, an obscure monk challenged the authority of the pope with a
radical new vision of what Christianity could be. The revolution he unwittingly set in
motion has toppled governments, upended social norms, and transformed millions of
people's understanding of their relationship with God. IN the dazzling global history
charting five centuries of innovation and change, Alec Ryrie makes the case that the
world we live in was indelibly shaped by Protestants.
The Black Hand, by Stephen Talty -
Beginning in the summer of 1903, an insidious crime wave filled New York City, and
then the entire country, with fear. The children of Italian immigrants were kidnapped,
and dozens of innocent victims were gunned down. Bombs tore apart tenement
buildings. Judges, senators, Rockefellers, and society matrons were threatened with
gruesome deaths. The perpetrators seemed both omnipresent and invisible. Their only
calling card: the symbol of a black hand.
Killers of the Flower Moon, by David
In the 1920s, the richest people per
capita in the world were members of the
Osage Indian nation of Oklahoma. After
oil was discovered beneath their land,
they rode in chauffeured automobiles,
built mansions, and sent their children
to study in Europe. Then, one by one,
the Osage began to be killed off.
|Camping With Kids, by Helen Olsson -
Whether you're a first-time camper or a veteran backpacker befuddled by the
challenges of carting a brood - and all the requisite gear - into the great outdoors,
here you'll find all the tips and tools you need to plan the perfect nature adventure with
you family. Humorous and irreverent, yet always authoritative, this guide to camping
with kids, from babies through pre-teens, is filled with checklists, smart tips, recipes,
games, activities, and art projects.