Join Dave and Nate as they discuss the amazing true story of the life of Louis Zamperini as depicted in Laura Hillenbrand’s book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.
Librarians Dave and Nate write mostly about books guys dig. Their reviews appeal to the sports enthusiasts or even to readers simply fascinated by stories of perseverance, leadership and competition. Dave likes to throw in a few history books for your enjoyment too. Their blog Uncommonly Good Books Read by Two Common Guys is published periodically on tscpl.org. If you’ve missed their previous posts, here’s a few we think you might like.
Join Dave and Nate as they discuss the book, “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President” by former Kansas City Star writer Candice Millard.
Do you enjoy books about underdogs? Then join Dave and Nate as they talk about the book, “One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season”, by Sports Illustrated writer Chris Ballard.
Join Nate and Dave as they discuss the book, “Last Men Out: The True Story of America’s Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam”.
Join Dave and Nate as they discuss the book “The Last Great Game: Duke vs. Kentucky and the 2.1 Seconds That Changed Basketball Forever”.
Be part of a shared community reading experience through Washburn’s iRead program this fall. Pick up “Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen” and you will find it’s much more than book on a winning football team. It’s about developing a winning culture in a small-town community.
Join Nate and Dave as they discuss Ken Follett’s most recent work of historical fiction, “Fall of Giants”, which is set in the early part of the 20th century, during World War I.
Join Dave and Nate as they discuss the book “Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of his Time” by Dava Sobel.
Join Dave and Nate as they discuss the book “When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi”, which shares the life and times of the iconic football coach.
Eight state championships, a 79 game winning streak, an .825 winning percentage, and over 300 career wins. Amazingly, these aren’t the most important things Coach Roger Barta has brought to the football program at Smith Center High School. Join Dave and Nate as they look at Joe Drape’s book, “Our Boys”.