Anyone who is interested in American history knows about the tragedy of the USS Indianapolis. Losing this great ship remains one of the darkest moments of United States naval history. But beyond tragedy, there is so much to be learned about the USS Indianapolis – particularly its many examples of heroism and valor. Heroes of the Shadows pays tribute to the heroic young black sailors who perished in the wreck – highlighting their service and sacrifice that has long been overlooked.
Filled with local flare and an undeniable passion for baking, How Our Hearts Were Stollen is a must-have for all readers who appreciate this culinary art. Written by St. Louis native Rich Gaynor, the book takes you on a fulfilling journey through the rich history of St. Louis independent bakeries from the early 1900s to the present. It is a thoughtful, heartfelt love letter to baking – and the independent bakeries that made a lasting impact on American history.
It has been 22 years since the horrific attacks on the World Trade Center. Thousands of lives were lost, and our nation was forever changed. Despite the years gone by, we are still healing. We will never forget the horrors of that day, and we will always remember the heroism of those who went into the rubble and fire to save others. Check out these three books that share stories from that terror-filled day, and memorialize the thousands of lives lost.