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Novels & Films inspired by true events and places.



The Kite Runner: a Novel Hosseini, Khaled (check our catalog)

The Man Who Would Be King: The First American in Afghanistan Macintyre, Ben (check our catalog)

DVD: The Man Who Would Be King (check our catalog)


African Colonization


Heart of Darkness Conrad, Joseph (check our catalog)

King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa Hochschild, Adam (check our catalog)



Astronauts & Space Travel


The Return Aldrin, Buzz (check our catalog)

A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts Chaikin, Andrew (check our catalog)

DVD: From the Earth to the Moon (check our catalog)


Bonnie & Clyde


Outside Valentine: a Novel Ward, Liza (check our catalog)

The Lives and Times of Bonnie & Clyde Milner, E.R. (check our catalog)




Boston Murders


Strangled: a Novel McGrory, Brian (check our catalog)

The Boston Stranglers: the wrongful conviction of Albert DeSalvo and the true story of eleven shocking murders Kelly, Susan (check our catalog)

DVD: Mystic River (check our catalog)



Laura Bush


American Wife: a Novel Sittenfeld, Curtis (check our catalog)

Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady Kessler, Ronald (check our catalog)




Casino Gambling


Mr. Lucky: a Novel of High Stakes Swain, James (check our catalog)

American Roulette: How I Turned the Odds Upside Down Marcus, Richard (check our catalog)

DVD: Owning Mahowny (check our catalog)



Charles Darwin and the Galapagos Islands


The Darwin Conspiracy: a Novel Darnton, John (check our catalog)

The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time Weiner, Jonathan (check our catalog)

DVD: Evolution (check our catalog)


Eskimos in Alaska


Alaska Twilight Coble, Colleen (check our catalog)

Coming Into the Country McPhee, John (check our catalog)

DVD: The Great Parks of Alaska (check our catalog)



Florence and the Medici Family


The Birth of Venus: a Novel Dunant, Sarah (check our catalog)

Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture King, Ross (check our catalog)

DVD: The Medici: Godfathers of the Italian Renaissance (check our catalog)




Maus: A Survivor's Tale Spiegelman, Art (check our catalog)

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Goodrich, Frances (check our catalog)

DVD: Anne Frank Remembered (check our catalog)


Robert Frost


Fall of Frost: a Novel Hall, Brian (check our catalog)

Robert Frost on Writing Frost, Robert (check our catalog)




Mahatma Gandhi


The Woman Who Knew Gandhi Heller, Keith (check our catalog)

Gandhi: A Life Chadha, Yogesh (check our catalog)

DVD: Mahatma Gandhi: Pilgrim of Peace (check our catalog)





Smilla's Sense of Snow Hoeg, Peter (check our catalog)

This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland Ehrlich, Gretel (check our catalog)

DVD: Iceland & Greenland (check our catalog)



Martin Luther King, Jr.


Dreamer: A Novel Johnson, Charles (check our catalog)

Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65 Branch, Taylor (check our catalog)

DVD: Citizen King (check our catalog)



John F. Kennedy


American Adulterer: a Novel Mercurio, Jed (check our catalog)

An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 Dallek, Robert (check our catalog)

DVD: J.F.K. A Personal Story (check our catalog)



 Living in Appalachia


Prodigal Summer: a Novel Kingsolver, Barbara (check our catalog)

Woodswoman: A Young Ecologist's Life in the Log Cabin She Built Herself in the Adirondack Wilderness LaBastille, Anne (check our catalog)

DVD: Country Boys (check our catalog)


Organized Crime


Two Trains Running: a Novel Vachss, Andrew (check our catalog)

Underboss: Sammy the Bull Gravano's Story of Life in the Mafia Maas, Peter (check our catalog)

DVD: Mafia (check our catalog)


Medical Mysteries


To the Bone: a Novel McMahon, Neil (check our catalog)

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales Sacks, Oliver (check our catalog)

DVD: House M.D. (check our catalog)



 Rudolph Nureyev


Dancer: a Novel McCann, Colum (check our catalog)

Nureyev: the Life Kavanagh, Julie (check our catalog)





An American Summer DeFord, Frank (check our catalog)

The Virus and the Vaccine: The True Story of a Cancer Causing Monkey Virus, Contaminated Polio Vaccine, and the Millions of Americans Exposed D. Bookchin and J. Schumacher (check our catalog)

DVD: Warm Springs (check our catalog)


Twins Separated at Birth


Sons of Fortune Archer, Jeffrey (check our catalog)

Born That Way: Genes, Behavior, Personality Wright, William (check our catalog)

DVD: Twins (check our catalog)



Vietnam War & the Tet Offensive

Word of Honor DeMille, Nelson (check our catalog)

We were soldiers once ... and young Moore, Harold (check our catalog)

DVD: The Vietnam War with Walter Cronkite (check our catalog)


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