Posts with Category: History

  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Before the Battle of Little Big Horn: Custer's Trials
    September 19, 2016

    A new biography on General George Armstrong Custer, Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T.J. Stiles, focuses on the life and events in Custer’s world, saving the famous battle, the Battle of Little Bighorn – or Greasy Grass, to the epilogue.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Women Warriors
    September 8, 2016

    Writing and teaching have been the lifework of Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve. Her stories come from childhood experiences on the Rosebud Reservation.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Understanding Middle Eastern Tumult
    August 25, 2016

    A revolution in Tunisia in December of 2010 is seen today as the beginning of the Arab Spring, a series of riots, revolts and protests that swept through the Arab world. Marc Lynch wrote about the upheaval in, The Arab Uprising.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Seeking Hugh Glass
    August 18, 2016

    Last winter’s blockbuster movie The Revenant brought renewed attention to the story of frontiersman Hugh Glass and his near-fatal encounter with a grizzly bear near present-day Lemmon in 1823.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Dexter Filkins: Reporting From the War Zone
    June 9, 2016

    The SDHC Lending Library features The Forever War by Dexter Filkins, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist while reporting for the New York Times.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Part One: Pulitzer Prize-winning books on Politics
    May 16, 2016

    Tired of politics? Weary of political gridlock? Don’t feel alone.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: The Nurses who were the Angels of Bataan
    March 8, 2016

    We Band of Angels tells the first-hand accounts of the 99 nurses who were the first American women to see combat while serving their posts in the Philippines.