Ellen’s September Recommendation

America, 1908: The Dawn of Flight, the Race to the Pole, the Invention of the Model T, and the Making of a Modern Nation by Jim Rasenberger

“I listened to this on Playaway & found it fascinating; here is the summary:  A captivating look at a bygone era through the lens of a single, surprisingly momentous American year one century ago. 1908 was the year Henry Ford launched the Model T, the Wright Brothers proved to the world that they had mastered the art of flight, Teddy Roosevelt decided to send American naval warships around the globe, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series (a feat they have never yet repeated), and six automobiles set out on an incredible 20,000 mile race from New York City to Paris via the frozen Bering Strait.”

Read about it or request it from the library catalog!

3 Similar Reads (Nonfiction)

1) The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw (Access to library catalog here!)

2) The Year the Dream Died: Revisiting 1968 America by Jules Witcover(Access to library catalog here!)

3) Letters of the Century: America, 1900-1999 edited by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler (Access to library catalog here!)

3 Similar Reads (Fiction)

1) The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon (Access to library catalog here!)

2) In America by Susan Sontag (Access to library catalog here!)

3) Marting Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser (Access to library catalog here!)

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