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Louis Zamperini
Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, October 2, 2014

Our next selection is Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand; the amazing true story of Louis Zamperini, a local Italian-American from Torrance who ran in the 1936 Olympics, survived 47 days on a life raft after his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, and endured two hellish years at a series of Japanese POW camps. 

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The Sultan of Swat

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On this date in 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the year, breaking his own record of 59 set in 1921 and setting a mark that would last until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961.  He hit it off Tom Zachary, a 31-year-old left hander pitching for the Washington Senators.  On hi


Sacco and Vanzetti

Home Stretch

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Monday, September 15, 2014

Hey book club members, how far along are you in One Summer?  September is the last month we will spend reading this title, but you've still got time if you haven’t yet started or got stalled after Chapter 2. 


CHARLES LINDBERGH

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Since today is National Aviation Day, let's take a brief look at Charles Lindbergh.  Like some of you, I’m sure, I was only passingly familiar with the story of Charles Lindbergh.  I’d never done any extensive reading or research on the man or his historic solo flight ac


History Lovers Book Club

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Wednesday, August 6, 2014

In case you missed it, we’ve started a history book club.  The History Lovers Book Club is a virtual book discussion group offering readers a convenient way to connect with others who love history and books.  It’s great for readers with busy lives and those who like to read


One Summer: America, 1927

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department, Tuesday, July 1, 2014

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see."


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