Must reads for March include Women’s History and Irish heritage selections. Enjoy!
In Praise of Difficult Women
Smart, sassy, and unapologetically feminine, this elegantly illustrated book is an ode to the bold and charismatic women of modern history. Best-selling author Karen Karbo (The Gospel According to Coco Chanel) spotlights the spirited rule breakers who charted their way with little regard for expectations: Amelia Earhart, Helen Gurley Brown, Edie Sedgwick, Hillary Clinton, Amy Poehler, and Shonda Rhimes, among others.
Sentiments of a British-American woman: Esther DeBerdt Reed and the American Revolution
Owen S. Ireland
Explores the life and work of political publicist and strategist Esther DeBerdt Reed, who, in a life highly structured by conflict, national identity, religion, and the overall importance of being a wife and mother, gave eloquent expression to the political aspirations of female patriots in Revolutionary America.
Broad Band: The untold story of the women who made the Internet
Claire Lisa Evans
The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation--they've just been erased from the story. Until now.
Irish Above All
Mary Pat Kelly
After ten years in Paris, where she learned photography and became part of the movement that invented modern art, Chicago-born, Irish-American Nora Kelly is at last returning home. Her skill as a photographer will help her cousin Ed Kelly in his rise to Mayor of Chicago (1933-1947). But when she captures the moment an assassin's bullet narrowly misses President-elect Franklin Roosevelt and strikes Anton Cermak in February 1933, she enters a world of international intrigue and danger.
The Irish Brotherhood: John F. Kennedy, his inner circle, and the improbable rise to the presidency
The Irish Brotherhood is the history of Jack Kennedy's original political inner circle. Led by Bobby Kennedy, Kenny O'Donnell, Larry O'Brien, and Dave Powers they were tough minded, Irish-Catholic guys who were joined together by a common ambition to see Jack Kennedy through to the White House. (Ebook)
The Immortal Irishman: The Irish revolutionary who became an American hero
The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York — the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America. (Ebook)
Copper. Season Two
Loyalties will be bought and sold as Detective Kevin Corcoran struggles to tame a lawless New York City.
The Emerald Diamond: How the Irish transformed America's greatest pastime
Chronicles the Irish and their impact on baseball, citing influential Irish figures on and off the diamond, exploring their many contributions and interweaving interviews with modern-day Irish players, managers, and executives.