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American People
(A Nonfiction Booklist)
Booklists for Adults
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The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw. Examines the tough challenges of the past century as told by the people who lived through them. D811.A2 B746 1998

A Walk in the Woods:Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson. Bryson's often hilarious adventure as he and an inexperienced friend attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail. F106.B92 1998

An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War that Came Between Us by James Carroll. A personal and political memoir of a family in which the son was an antiwar activist priest and the father was an American general. PS3553.A764 Z4641996

Personal History by Katharine Graham. Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir of the woman who became publisher of The Washington Post. Z473.G7 A3 1997

A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr. When their water was contaminated, the families of Woburn, Massachusetts fought back in this riveting courtroom drama. KF228.A7 H37 1995

The New Imperialists by Mark Leibovich. A look at technology's brightest stars, detailing their aspirations and the people who most influenced them. HC102.5 .A2 L385 2002

John Adams by David G. McCullough. Our second president, his rivalry with Thomas Jefferson, and the factors that caused the colonies to become united and brought both men to become presidents. E322.M38 2001

Tender at the Bone: Growing up at the Table by Ruth Reichl. This witty and engaging memoir by the former New York Times restaurant critic reveals the origins of her love of food. TX714.R444 1998

Richard Wright: The Life and Times by Hazel Rowley. Wright's journey from poverty in Mississippi to Chicago, New York and Paris. PS3545.R815 Z84 2001

When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago. Santiago travels from impoverished Puerto Rico to dangerous Brooklyn. F128.9.P85 S27 1993

Compiled by Rebecca Manos, Parker Hill Branch, and Francie Francis, South Boston Branch, Boston Public Library, 2002

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