50 Years of Books to Remember: Going to the Sources: Classic chronicles of our collective past

Citizens
Citizens A Chronicle of the French Revolution By Schama, Simon Book - 1990 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:This fascinating and highly readable narrative offers a startling new interpretation of the French Revolution.

A Distant Mirror
A Distant Mirror The Calamitous 14th Century By Tuchman, Barbara W., 1912-1989 Book - 1978 944.025 T and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:A dramatic portrayal of the disintegration of the medieval world.

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 An Experiment in Literary Investigation By Solzheni︠t︡syn, Aleksandr Isaevich, 1918-2008 Book - 2007 365.4509 S and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:This continuation of Solzhenitsyn's monumental work on the Soviet penal system exposes the brutalities of the hard-labor camp.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb
The Making of the Atomic Bomb By Rhodes, Richard, 1937- Book - 1986 623.4511 R

Annotation:One of the most important events of this century is skillfully described in a work that combines scientific and historical insight with elegant literary style.

The Power Broker
The Power Broker Robert Moses and the Fall of New York By Caro, Robert A. Book - 1975 B Moses C and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 3

Annotation:A massive biography of the man who became the most powerful nonelected official in New York and who used that power to influence the lives of millions of people.

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich A History of Nazi Germany By Shirer, William L., 1904- Paperback - 1981 943.086 S All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Definitive, vivid account of the history of Nazi Germany.

Rising Tide
Rising Tide The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America By Barry, John M., 1947- Book - 1997 977.03 B All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A raging river's chaos and destruction alters the country's landscape.

This Hallowed Ground
This Hallowed Ground The Story of the Union Side of the Civil War By Catton, Bruce, 1899-1978 eBook - 2002 Check availability»

Annotation:Superb history of the Civil War from the Union soldier's point of view.

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A representative selection from over 1500 titles on annual lists of Books to Remember from 1956 to 2005. Compiled by Francie Einenkel and Susan Chute, Librarians, The New York Public Library.


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