Audiobook, History, Non Fiction

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

On April 29, 1986, the Los Angeles Central Public Library caught fire and burned for over seven hours. By the time the fire was extinguished, over 400,000 books were destroyed and almost double that number were damaged. This book explores that event but also lays tribute to the history of that library (and others!) and… Continue reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Audiobook, History, Non Fiction

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown ★★★★★

Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics   This is a bit more than the story of the 1936 Olympic crew challenge by the team from the University of Washington. Using one of the crew members as the focus, it combines his personal experience against the backdrop of the… Continue reading The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown ★★★★★