Thursday, May 24, 2012

Memorial Day Library Materials!

With the three-day weekend approaching, why not celebrate Memorial Day by going to your local public library and checking out some books about the holiday we are celebrating.  Sure, going to the beach and grilling hot dogs is always fun, but before you later up the sun block and pass out those Capri Suns, let us never forget the brave men and women who have served this great nation!  And no, I don’t mean those idiots on “The Jersey Shore.”  Sure, Snooki has a book out too but hopefully that one is still being processed by the library staff and not in circulation yet.

Here are some of my Memorial Day book suggestions, which are currently on the display table at the Gulf Beaches Public Library (so obviously the list is based on the materials currently on the shelves of that specific library.)  I have included both fiction and non-fiction titles in a variety of Memorial Day related topics to appeal to all of your reading interests and weekend activities.  Since most of you aren’t able to visit that library in person, I have also provided some search terms for you and the call numbers so you can find them easily at your own library.  And don't forget that libraries will be closed on Monday, so go today!

Happy Memorial Day to each and every one of you!  May you and your families & friends be safe…and well-read this holiday weekend!

Search topics: Memorial Day aka Decoration Day; veterans; wars remembered: Civil War,WW1, WW2, Vietnam, military service, National cemeteries, American flag, picnics, barbecue 

1. Memorial Day / Vince Flynn FIC FLYNN OR LP FIC FLYNN
2. The widow of the south / Robert Hicks FIC HICKS
3. The leper / Steve Thayer FIC THAYER
4. The ha-ha : a novel / Dave King FIC KING
5. Rules for old men waiting : a novel / Peter Pouncey FIC POUNCEY
6. The lost city / by Henry Shukman. FIC SHUKMAN
7. The valley of light : a novel / Terry Kay FIC KAY
8. The soldier's return / Melvyn Bragg FIC BRAGG
9. The things we do to make it home : a novel / Beverly Gologorsky FIC GOLOGORSKY
10. The year of Jubilo : a novel of the Civil War / Howard Bahr FIC BAHR
11. Moon's crossing / Barbara Croft FIC CROFT
12. An echo of hope [text (large print)] / by Dianna Crawford LP FIC CRAWFORD
13. Pay the devil [text (large print)] / Jack Higgins LP FIC HIGGINS
14. In the fall / Jeffrey Lent FIC LENT
15. The war at home : a memoir-novel Nora Eisenberg FIC EISENBERG
16. Rocket science / Jay Lake SF LAKE
17. The Civil War : a narrative / by Shelby Foote 973.7 FOOTE
18. Battle cry of freedom : the Civil War era / James McPherson 973.7 MCPHERSON
19. The assassins' gate : America in Iraq / George Packer 956.70443 PACKER
20. The wounded warrior handbook : a resource guide for returning veterans / Don Philpott and Janelle Hill 362.1086 PHILPOTT
21. Chicken soup for the Veteran's soul : stories to stir the pride and honor the courage of our veterans 355.0092 CHICKEN
22. The GI bill : the law that changed America / Milton Greenberg 306.0973 GREENBERG
23. Forever a soldier : unforgettable stories of wartime service / [edited by] Tom Wiener 355.0092 FOREVER
24. Voices of war [sound recording] : stories of service from the home ront and the front lines CD BK 355.0092 VOICES
25. The Wall : images and offerings from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial 959.7 WALL
26. Chickenhawk, back in the world : life after vietnam / Robert Mason 959.704 MASON
27. Falcon's cry : a Desert Storm memoir / Michael Donnelly 956.7044 DONNELLY
28. Flashback : post-tramatic stress disorder, suicide, and the lessons of war / Penny Coleman. 616.8521 COLEMAN
29. Charlie Company : what Vietnam did to us / Peter Goldman 959.7 GOLDMAN
30. The father of all things : a Marine, his son, and the legacy of Vietnam / Tom Bissell 959.7043 BISSELL
31. Dear America : letters home from Vietnam 959.7 DEAR
32. Under fire [sound recording] / by W.E.B. Griffin AUDIO FIC GRIFFIN
33. Bitterroot [sound recording] / by James Lee Burke. AUDIO MYS BURKE
34. Maya Lin [videorecording] DVD 1340 DOCUMENTARY
35. The best years of our lives [videorecording] DVD 2156 CLASSIC
36. The classic barbecue and grill cookbook / by Marlena Spieler 641.5784 SPIELER
37. Finger lickin', rib stickin', great tastin', hot & spicy barbecue / by Jane Butel 641.5 BUTEL
38. Weight watchers slim ways grilling 641.5635 WEIGHT
39. Indoor grilling 641.76 INDOOR Weber's big book of grilling / by Jamie Purviance and Sandra S. McRae 641.5784 PURVIANCE