Posts Tagged ‘History & Genealogy’

Joe Mozingo, Nina Jablonski

January 7 . 2013

The Fiddler on Pantico Run is the beautifully written account of Joe Mozingo’s quest to discover his family’s lost past. Later,  Nina G. Jablonski’s, Living Color is the first book to investigate the social history of skin color from prehistory to the present.

Chris Stringer

March 29 . 2012

Chris Stringer, a leading researcher on human evolution proposes a new and controversial theory of how our species came to be in Lone Survivors.

Wayne Karlin, Rita Cosby

June 2 . 2010

Veteran and author, Wayne Karlin takes us on a journey back to Viet-Nam in Wandering Souls with the dead and the living. It reminds us of the terrible price of war on soldiers and their loved ones, and reveals a way to heal not by forgetting war’s hard lessons, but by remembering its costs. Later, Emmy award–winning  journalist and  author Rita Cosby reveals  in a compelling and powerful memoir, Quiet Hero,  how she uncovered an amazing personal story of heroism and courage, the untold secrets of a man she has known all her life: her father.

Nathaniel Philbrick

May 7 . 2010

The Battle of the Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in  American history and the June 1876 battle has been equated with the Alamo and other last stands. Nathaniel Philbrick sketches the two larger-than-life antagonists: Sitting Bull, whose charisma and political savvy earned him the position of leader of the Plains Indians, and George Armstrong Custer, one of the Union’s greatest cavalry officers and a man with a reputation for fearless and often reckless courage in The Last Stand.

Kay Mupetson, Robert Bryce

April 12 . 2010

Kay Mupetson, the daughter and niece of survivors tells us why the Holocaust will never end. She shares her personal experiences and the pressures to carry on this legacy by later generations in the novel, Penguin Luck.  Then, editor and author Robert Bryce talks about the myths of energy independence. Bryce says that the idea that the U.S. should be independent of oil is ludicrous on its face and yet another indicator of the intellectual poverty of the debate.