More History From The Recent Past

Each month, librarians at Heights Libraries create unique book displays for our patrons to browse. I made a display this summer featuring some intriguing books from our history collection that I think are a bit more interesting than the standard history books we’re used to. And since we’re heading into colder months (i.e. reading on the couch with a cup of coffee weather), you might want to try one of these titles, which you can find at the Lee Road Branch.

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History

by Kurt Andersen

The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era

by Douglas R. Egerton

Civilization: The West and the Rest

by Niall Ferguson

The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe

by Matthew Gabriele

The Future Is History : How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

by Masha Gessen

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

by Stephen Greenblatt

Marooned: Jamestown, Shipwreck, and a New History of America’s Origin

by Joseph Kelly

Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans

by Gary Krist

The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles

by Gary Krist
by Shawn Levy

We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland

by Fintan O’Toole

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

by Douglas Preston

Fly Away: The Great African American Cultural Migrations

by Peter M. Rutkoff

Ancient Worlds: A Global History of Antiquity

by Michael Scott

Born to Be Hanged: The Epic Story of the Gentlemen Pirates Who Raided the South Seas, Rescued a Princess, and Stole a Fortune

by Keith Thomson


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