Sometimes there’s no amount of fiction that can compete with the drama and majesty of human history. These are great books about many historical topics.
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Separated: Inside an American Tragedy
by Jacob Soboroff
"A deeply reported, newsbreaking account the humanitarian crisis of our time by the journalist who has been at the center of the story.View on CountyCat
Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
n the story of Baldwin's crucible, Glaude suggests, we can find hope and guidance through our own after historically difficult times.View on CountyCat
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
by Isabel Wilkerson
bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.View on CountyCat
Stories From the Wreckage: a Great Lakes Maritime History Inspired by Shipwrecks
by John Odin Jensen
Great Lakes shipwrecks tell a tale of how maritime processes shaped the Upper Midwest during the 19th and early 20th centuries.View on CountyCat
Wisconsin and the Civil War
by Ronald Paul Larson
This book tells Wisconsin's Civil War story, from the Iron Brigade to the heretofore unknown contributions of the Badger State's women, African Americans and Native Americans.View on CountyCat
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
by Dan Egan
Traces the scientific, historical, and ecological factors endangering the Great Lakes, discussing late-nineteenth century efforts to connect the lakes to the Atlantic, which unexpectedly introduced invasive species from the natural world.View on CountyCat