As a sports fan growing up in Kansas, I went to plenty of Kansas City Royals games as a kid. I’m just old enough to remember Royals greats like George Brett, Bret Saberhagen, Frank White, and so on. (I don’t remember Amos Otis or Freddie Patek, sorry.) I remember actually expecting the Royals to contend [...]
Join Nate and Dave as they discuss Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln”.
It’s national Native American Heritage Month, so for week 47 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series we’re featuring our rare, 3-volume set of History of the Indian Tribes of North America by Thomas McKenney & James Hall.
What was always taught as a dry timeline of sleep-inducing dates and names, “The War” made natural connections between events and people, and even campaigns and battles became distinct. But not only was I learning facts, I was sensing major social changes emerging as a result of the war.
Prohibition conjures many images from speakeasies to mobsters, and the history of this movement is anything but simple. From the beginning this country has had a close relationship with alcohol, even more so then today. So it is surprising that what began as a small grass roots movement
HUSH – Listen to a conversational podcast (37:59). Christina Callison book talks some historical non-fiction, Mary Campbell discusses the popular Friends of the Library Booksales and Booktique and Nate Hohl promotes Sports Trivia and Fantasy Football programs.Plus, Lissa and Thad announce exciting changes coming to HUSH. Subscribe to HUSH via iTunes.
Dave and Nate talk about the book, “American Creation”, by Joseph Ellis, which discusses the creation of the United States, and puts our Founding Fathers in a very real light by talking about what they achieved, but also what they were unable to achieve.
It’s a familiar story…the newest, hottest book by your favorite authors are all checked out and there is a long waiting list. Sometimes you might get lucky and find a copy in our bestseller express collection, but if you don’t here are some suggestions from Novelist Plus of similar books that you might enjo
Nate: Hi everyone, today we’re discussing the book “Hunting Eichmann”, by Neal Bascomb, which focuses on the search for the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in the years following World War II. I have to say, Dave, I didn’t know a lot of the details surrounding Eichmann, the search for him, and the way he was actually [...]
Dave: Today we’re talking about the book, “Einstein: His Life and Universe”, by Walter Isaacson. First of all, one of the reasons this particular biography of Albert Einstein stood out to me was because of the author. I read Isaacson’s biography of Benjamin Franklin and was impressed with his writing style and treatment of history. [...]