Staff Picks: Histories/Biographies

Our staff members picked four of their favorite histories/biographies.

Click on the book covers below to view our suggestions in our catalog.

“The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn

This book tells the story of two women, together and separately, as they suffer their fates during the times of the great World Wars.
– Chantelle Bentley Phillips, branch manager at Newport Branch, assistant director

“Pieces of the Past, Vol. 1-4” by Jim Reis

Think you know Northern Kentucky history? Check out this compilation from the late “Kentucky Post” columnist Jim Reis.
– Jim Pleshinger, PR specialist

“Never Look at the Empty Seats” by Charlie Daniels

A memoir by the country music star Charlie Daniels – who, incidentally, once lived in Newport.
– Maggie Gosney, patron services assistant, Cold Spring Branch

“Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage and Manners” by Therese O’Neill

This hilariously interesting guide transports us back to Victorian times where we get the full scoop on details that are left out of the books and movies. It’ll give you a whole new level of respect for the ladies of the time.
– Cassie Fischer, information services assistant, Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch

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