Val Verde County Historical Commission


Val Verde County Historical Commission

 

The Bookshelf

The Bookshelf is information about history books. This first link leads to a list of publications about Val Verde County history. It is not comprehensive, but we can keep adding to it.

       Bibliography of Val Verde County History

 


 

The links below lead to pages listing history books recommended by community members. This shelf is not restricted to county history. State history, national history, and world history are all included.

If you would like to recommend a history book, write up the title, author and about 200-400 worlds why it it a great book to read. Email your recommendation to the VVCHC at chair@vvchc.net .

 

1493: Uncovering The New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann

The Age of Gold by H.W. Brands

The American Plague by Molly Caldwell Crosby

America's Constitution: A Biography and The Bill of Rights by Akhil Reed Amar

An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America by Henry Wiencek

Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke

Inferno: The World At War, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings

John Adams and 1776 by David McCullough

Rising Tide and The Great Influenza by John M. Barry

The Shape of Texas by Richard V. Francaviglia

Lost States by Michael J. Trinklein

 

 

 


 

The San Antonio Express-News published a March 2013 article about Texas books. Click here to read the article.

The San Antonio Express-News published an August 2014 article about Texas books. Click here to read the article.

The San Antonio Express-News published a September 2013 article about Texas books. Click here to read the article.

 


 

The editor happened to see a news article about the U.S. Department of Labor making a list of books that impacted labor and labor issues in tAmerica. The list includes many recognized titles--and many that the editor had never heard of. The list reminded the editor of similar lists of important books. And so, here are some lists of books declared important for one reason or another.

the Department of Labor's books that shaped work;

the Library of Congress' Books That Changed America;

Book Magazine's 20 Books That Changed America ;

the Library of Congress' Books That Shaped America;

a webpage titled The Greatest Books of All Time;

Wikipedia's hundred best books of all time;

A List of Books'13 "Top 100 Books" lists combined and condensed into one master list, 623 books in all ;

a book review of a book titled Twenty-Five Books That Shaped America;

The Guardian's hundred greatest novels of all-time (in the English language?);

CNN has reported the "Amazon 100 books to read in a lifetime".