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1946

Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir

by Wolfe, Linnie M.

All who have admired Muir's ruggedly individualistic lifestyle, and those who wish a greater appreciation for the history of environmental preservation in America, will be enthralled and enlightened by this splendid biography.

The Age of Jackson

by Schlesinger Jr., Arthur

Description of the dynamic changes which occurred as Jackson became President in 1828, and subsequent events.

1945

A Bell for Adano

by Hersey, John

An Italian-American major in World War II wins the love and admiration of the local townspeople when he searches for a replacement for the 700 year-old town bell that had been melted down for bullets by the fascists. Winner of the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

1944

Journey in the Dark

by Flavin, Martin

Sam Braden worked to get everything he had ever wanted--wealth, love, and respect. But in the end, his loneliness revealed the folly of those dreams.

Western Star

by Benét, Stephen Vincent

A narrative poem about the western migration of the pioneers, first as they came to America, and then as they spread out through America toward the West.

1943

Dragon's Teeth I (World's End Series)

by Sinclair, Upton

The fifth novel in the World's End Series. As Hitler rises to power, a manhunt begins for the main character, Lanny Budd.

Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus

by Morison, Samuel Eliot

Telling the story of the greatest sailor of them all, "Admiral of the Ocean Sea" is a vivid and definitive biography of Columbus that details all of his voyages that, for better or worse, changed the world.

1942

In This Our Life

by Glasgow, Ellen

A woman steals her sister's husband and succeeds in ruining several lives, revealing the differences between generations of her troubled family. (Pulitzer winner)

1940

The Grapes of Wrath

by Steinbeck, John

Classic tale of the Okie migration to California during the Great Depression.

1939

The Yearling

by Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

A boy, growing up in the wilds of Florida, is forced to face the hard realities of life.

1938

The Late George Apley

by Marquand, John P.

This novel gives us-through the story of one family and its patriarch, the recently deceased George Apley-the portrait of an entire society in transition.

1937

Gone with the Wind

by Conroy, Pat and Mitchell, Margaret

An anniversary edition of Margaret Mitchell's timeless classic.

1936

Honey in the Horn

by Davis, H. L.

In this epic work by award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist H.L. Davis, the virtues of the frontier live again in the lives and characters of Oregon settlers during the homesteading period from 1906-1908.

1935

Now in November

by Johnson, Josephine W.

Originally published in 1934, author's first novel, about a middle-class family driven into poverty by the Depression, won the Pulitzer Prize and drew clamorous praise. Certainly even after many decades, its characterizations ring remarkably true.

1934

Lamb in His Bosom

by Miller, Caroline

A young couple begins their married lives on the eve of the Civil War in this story of the poor people of the American South who never owned a slave nor planned to fight a war.

The People's Choice, from Washington to Harding: A Study in Democracy

by Agar, Herbert

A candid inquiry into the policies & personalities of America's presidents, sweeping away popular misconceptions. A U. S. history as seen from the White House.

1933

The Store

by Stribling, T. S.

1932

The Good Earth

by Buck, Pearl S.

Story by the Nobel Prize winning author about an honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan in pre-revolutionary China.

Theodore Roosevelt

by Pringle, Henry F.

Pringle's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography not only chronicles the incidents that shaped Roosevelt's career but also offers insight into the character and mind of this colorful American president.

1931

Years of Grace

by Barnes, Margaret Ayer

There can't be understanding between two generations. Love and sympathy, but never understanding. We must take our children's ideas on faith. We can never make them our own

1930

Laughing Boy: A Navajo Love Story

by Farge, Oliver La

The story of a silversmith, Laughing Boy, who falls in love with an American educated Navajo girl.

The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston

by James, Marquis

General Sam Houston as a national rather than a sectional figure.

1929

Scarlet Sister Mary

by Peterkin, Julia

1928

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

by Wilder, Thornton

The breaking of a bridge causes the death of five people. Brother Juniper investigates their past lives to shed light on the reasons of their deaths.

The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas

by Russell, Charles Edward

The history of the American orchestra.

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