Back again, just a few left.
Comment from: wwfbison
"The Wild West...the one period I would travel back to if we could do time travel.
This one was harder than I thought it would be, Lisa! I have lots of books that mention different 'Wild West' ish type stuff, but nothing really of that era in non-fiction.
However, then I remembered a great book!
Historical fiction writer, Jeff Shaara rocks! This book, 'Gone for Soldiers' is set in 1848 in Texas during the Mexican American War. It may be a part of Wild West history that you have not explored. My favorite part is how all the men working together as US Army, infantry and calvalry, meet again 12 years later often opposing each other in the Civil War.
Also, fabulous books to be read by Jeff Shaara, 'Gods and Generals' about the beginning of the Civil War up to the day before Gettysburg, and 'The Last Full Measure' starting the day after Gettysburg. Gettysburg itself is the focus of 'Killer Angels' written by Michael Shaara, Jeff's dad, shortly before he died.
Comment from: sunnyside46
"Biographies of famous people from the sixties...
Nope. You got me, Marti! I have lots of people early than the 60's... maybe a few sports heroes, but most from before or after the 60's! Dang it! I thought I had Professor Richard Feynman's autobiography or biography, but I can't find it. Dang. He was a really cool and funny professor of physics from California Institute of Technology that began the true exploration of quantum theory, and made it more readily accessible to physics students (like Hammer) and regular people, like you and I, who might be interested in it.
Also, Leigh... I don't read Judi Piccoult, so, I don't have any book to recommend along that vein either! Ack!
Linda (swmpgrly), I guess those were the only ones that I struck out on! Not bad!! LOL
Here is a picture of one of the four main library type areas we have in the house:
That is just a partial view, too. The top was too messy to share! LOL Lots and lots of books around here!
I wanted to add pictures and reviews of some of my absolute favorite non-fiction books. I will do that sometime after vacation though!
There is much packing, laundry, organizing, etc, that needs to be done before we go to Vermont! Ack!