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Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O'Brien - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781328876645
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Published: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - August 7th, 2018

The iconic Amelia Earhart joined a cadre of women determined to challenge men in wildly popular, but often deadly, airplane races in the Great Depression. Speed and spectacle fueled airborne ambitions where pilots, female and male, risked death for the rush to triumphantly soar. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro by Rachel Slade - Book Review

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062699701
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Published: Ecco - May 15th, 2018

In 2015 a container ship sank off the coast of the Bahamas in Hurricane Joaquin. 33 souls perished. With modern technology, how could this happen? This is nonfiction at its best, with the ship's last 26 hours of conversation recorded and transcribed in incredible detail, and a great look into the history of the Merchant Marine. ~ Reviewed by Hanna Yost


Unseen Lusitania

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The Unseen Lusitania: The Ship in Rare Illustrations Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780752497051
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Published: The History Press - May 1st, 2015

A definitive look at the great Cunarder, lost to a German torpedo on a sunny May afternoon in 1915. The author's informative text is accompanied by a remarkable collection of rare photographs of the Lusitania, once the fastest ship in the world. Vintage photos of the liner's lavish interiors, her passengers on that fateful last voyage, and the debris on the floor of the Atlantic are all included. This is an ideal source for expanding knowledge acquired by reading Erik Larson's Dead Wake. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Falling Upwards

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Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air: An Unconventional History of Ballooning Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780307742322
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Published: Vintage - September 9th, 2014

Ballooning, from ancient China to today, concentrating on the 19th century men and women – explorers, scientists, geographers, writers, adventurers – who took to the sky. An exhilarating, marvelous book from the outstanding biographer and author of the Northshire favorite, The Age of Wonder. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


Divided Highways: Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life by Tom Lewis - Book Review

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$19.95
ISBN: 9780801478222
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Published: Cornell University Press - May 21st, 2013

Local author and a great read about the landscape of the U.S. and its transformation after Route 66.


He's going on about that ship again

People kid me here at the Northshire about my -- shall we say -- fixation on the Titanic. I'm making a conscious effort not to bring it up in conversations. (You might be surprised at how many connections can be drawn between the ship and any number of current events.) A blog is different and no one has to read it if they don't want to. So there.

We had a Titanic event recently at the store in which I got to share the stage with Katherine Howe, whose intriguing and atmospheric new novel, The House of Velvet and Glass, incorporates the sinking of the liner in 1912 into its narrative.

Our store event took place on the 100th anniversary of the disaster and Ms. Howe graciously devoted most of her time -- and her considerable expertise on the subject -- to the great White Star ship. Her book is a minutely detailed exploration of societal manners, morals, and decor at the turn of the century and it contains a neat twist that I kept reminding myself not to refer to. But that afternoon belonged to the Titanic. (READ MORE)

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$15.99
ISBN: 9781401342005
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Published: Hyperion Books - January 29th, 2013

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