GREAT WAR | GREAT READ

Great War | Great Read

August - October 2014

The Great War | Great Read is a collaboration with the National World War I Museum commemorating the centennial of the start of World War I with book discussions, films, and events. Learn more...

KC Unbound Blog
Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller's achievement with The Song of Achilles cannot be overstated. Here's a novel that's absorbingly readable for a modern audience, but that still has the poetry of Homeric sagas.

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This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
This Month in the Civil War on the Western Border
September 1864
General Sterling Price’s “Army of Missouri” invades its namesake state in hopes of capturing it for the Confederacy, William “Bloody Bill” Anderson leads his bushwhackers in a bloody massacre, and the first major fighting of Price’s Raid ensues at Pilot Knob. Read More...

 

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Muffin Man Fred Wolferman

September 13, 1870: Fred Wolferman, who will lead the family Kansas City grocery store to a successful purveyor of luxury food goods (especially Wolferman's English muffins), is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Anita: Speaking Truth to Power - Anita Hill Anita: Speaking Truth to Power - Anita Hill

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