Cuba, Then & Now | Collection Development

Just 90 miles off the coast of Florida, Cuba has always held a complicated place in the history of the United States. Check out these 29 titles for your Caribbean collection.

Reading for Our Political Times | Wyatt’s World

From ongoing wars and mounting refugee crises to corrupt policies and the traumatic fight for health care, there is plenty of noise and heat in today’s politics. Well-argued and insightful nonfiction helps inform readers of these timely debates and adds much-needed perspective on the issues.

JFK in Memory: Revisiting the 35th President in Time for the Centennial of His Birth

A useful compendium and reference tool for anyone interested in learning more about Kennedy’s presidency; Levingston’s bracing dual biography adds an upbeat, humanistic flavor to the intersecting lives of his subjects; a lively, well-researched book for fans of the film Jackie and TV’s The Crown

Mail Service | Social Science Reviews, April 15, 2016

Two books that relay the complicated history of an institution that is thoroughly integrated into American life: the US Postal Service

All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister | LJ Review

In this compelling narrative, Traister investigates how scores of single women have contributed to important social and political movements that have changed U.S. history—before and after Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem.

March Madness and Beyond: Basketball Diaries

The story behind the first racially integrated college basketball game in the American South; the 12-year feud between the University of Connecticut and University of Tennessee women’s basketball teams; a meditation on human limitations.

Railroad History Reviews | October 15, 2012

Reviews of H. Roger Grant’s Railroads and the American People and Christian Wolmar’s The Great Railroad Revolution.

Best Sellers: U.S. History

November 2011 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Mormons & Mormonism Reviews, Sept. 1, 2012

Reviews of Joanna Brooks’s The Book of Mormon Girl and J. Spencer Fluhman’s A Peculiar People.

Founding Finance Reviews, Sept. 1, 2012

Reviews of William Hogeland’s Founding Finance and Thomas K. McCraw’s The Founders and Finance.