Monday, September 19, 2011

American Civil War Fiction

One of the most famous books written about the Civil War is “The Red Badge of Courage” by Stephen Crane. It was written in 1895 only thirty years after the Civil War. It’s about a young Union soldier who struggles to find the courage to fight in the midst of battle.

Two other books written about the Civil War have won a Pulitzer Prize. Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone with the Wind” won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. “The Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction In 1975.

Other notable novels about the Civil War are:

North and South” by John Jakes

Cold Mountain” by Charles Frazier

“Oldest Confederate Widow Tells All” by Allan Gurganus

March” by Geraldine Brooks

The Widow of the South” by Robert Hicks

The March” by E. L. Doctorow

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sept. 11 Remembered: Selected Titles from Our Collection

The 9/11 Commission ReportNational Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (2004)   973.931 NAT

The 9/11 EncyclopediaAtkins, Stephen E. (2008)   REF 973.931 ATK v. 1

The 9/11 Report - A Graphic AdaptationJacobson, Sid (2006)   973.931 JAC

102 Minutes - The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive inside the Twin Towers.  Dwyer, Jim (2011)   973.931 DWY

After the Fall: New Yorkers Remember September 2001 and the Years that Followed.  Clark, Mary Marshall, ed. (2011)  973.93101 AFT 

American Ground, Unbuilding the World Trade Center.  Langewiesche, William (2002)   974.71 LAN

Among the Heroes - United Flight 93 and the Passengers and Crew Who Fought Back.  Longman, Jere (2002)   973.931 LON

A Decade of Hope - Stories of Grief and Endurance from 9/11 Families and Friends.  Smith, Dennis (2011)   973.93 SMI

Let's Roll! - Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage.  Beamer, Lisa (2002)   BIOG BEAMER BEA

Love You, Mean It - A True Story of Love, Loss, and Friendship.  Carrington, Patricia (2006)   920.073 LOV

On Native Soil (2006) DVD 973.931 ON

Report from Ground ZeroSmith, Dennis (2002)   973.931 SMI

Touching History - The Untold Story of the Drama That Unfolded in the Skies over America on 9/11.  Spencer, Lynn (2008) 973.931 SPE

WTC - The First 24 Hours, 9.11.2001.  (2002)   DVD 973.931 WTC

Watching the World Change - The Stories behind the Images of 9/11.  Friend, David (2006)   973.931 FRI

What We Saw.  CBS News (2011)   973.931 WHA

Writing in the Dust - After September 11Williams, Rowan (2002)   242.4 WIL

Friday, September 2, 2011

Adult Book Discussions Resume

The Lake Forest Library is pleased to announce that our monthly Adult Book Discussion programs resume in September. Here is the fall schedule with a list of titles:

Elise Barack leads our evening group, beginning at 7:15pm --
Thursday, 9/8 An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy
Thursday, 10/6 American Music by Jane Mendelsohn
Thursday, 11/10 The Paperbark Shoe by Goldie Goldbloom

Judy Levin hosts our afternoon discussions, beginning at 12:30 pm --
Thursday, 9/15 Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
Thursday, 10/20 A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Thursday, 11/17 Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

For more information call the Adult Reference Desk at 847-810-4609. These programs are sponsored by the Friends of Lake Forest Library.