The Bathysphere Boys by Ted Enik, Illustrated by G.F. Newland

Learning about bathyspheres can be fun? It is when presented in the way that The Bathysphere Boys does. This rhyme about intrepid adventurers Messrs. Beebe and Barton, as well as the all important Gloria Hollister (an intrepid adventurer in her own right) was fun and educational. As soon as I finished I was searching for …

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Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

This continuation of Shaun Bythell’s diary recounts the not so normal life of a bookseller, and as a former bookstore employee I felt his pain.  Brilliant, funny, intelligent, smart, snarky, warm, lovely, I could go on but all you need know is I am mad about this book! From dealing with employees and Wigtown neighbors …

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Ronnie and Hilda’s Romance by Wendy Williams

Ronnie and Hilda’s Romance is told through a series of letters written over the course of eighteen months. After meeting and becoming engaged in a matter of ten days, Ronnie is posted overseas until he is demobilized from the army. For that reason, it is through these letters that their relationship, understanding, and love of …

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Normandy ’44 – Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France by James Holland

Filled with spectacular detail, Normandy ’44 offers a comprehensive view of the Normandy Campaign. Rather than focusing on one aspect, such as a day, a beach, a Division, Holland has written a broad narrative of the entire battle for Normandy from the initial planning to the final outcome 77 days later. I devoured this book. …

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Louise’ Crossing by Sarah R. Shaber

1944 and Louise Pearlie, newly reassigned to work at the offices of the OSS in London, is crossing the Atlantic on a Liberty ship bound for Liverpool. When the stewardess assigned to the passengers is found death, Louise becomes convinced that it was no mere accident, but is in some way connected to a death …

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