Back | May Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Then and Now  
Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon

Robert Kurson · Random House
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The inside, lesser-known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission: Apollo 8, mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968. A riveting account of three heroic astronauts who took one of the most dangerous space flights ever, from the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation

Colin G Calloway · Oxford University Press
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

In this sweeping new biography, Colin Calloway uses the prism of George Washington's life to bring focus to the great Native leaders of his time--Shingas, Tanaghrisson, Bloody Fellow, Joseph Brant, Red Jacket, Little Turtle--and the tribes they represented: the Iroquois Confederacy,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Handy American Government Answer Book: How Washington, Politics and Elections Work

Gina Rene?e Misiroglu · Visible Ink Press
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

The stakes have never been higher: national security, civil liberties, the economy, the future of the republic. Yet few outside Washington actually understand how our government and political system should work, much less how it actually operates. On one level, it's a complex, interlocking...
Read More check catalog
 
 
St. Petersburg: Madness, Murder, and Art on the Banks of the Neva

JONATHAN MILES · Pegasus Books
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

From Peter the Great to Putin, this is the unforgettable story of St Petersburg -- one of the most magical, menacing, and influential cities in the world. St. Petersburg has always felt like an impossible metropolis, risen from the freezing mists and flooded marshland of the River Neva...
Read More check catalog