The book John Quincy Adams by historian Harlow Unger is new and available. The son of John and Abigail Adams, John Quincy served five presidents before he served as the sixth president of the United States (1825-1829). Unger studied Adams’ family papers, his correspondence, his diary of 68 years, as well as other source materials to create what the Library Journal calls a “stirring” and “irresistible” account of the life of John Quincy Adams.
Published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press is the book, Badger Boneyards: the Eternal Rest of the Story (2010), by journalist Dennis McCann. McCann meandered through many Wisconsin graveyards, and survived to share these notes and stories.
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John Wayne: the Legend and the Man is an oversized picture book featuring over 250 pages of Wayne as family man, actor, director and American icon.
Ribbonwork Gardens by Christen Brown is a visual guide to flowers, leaves, and garden extras made from “a variety of ribbons, construction techniques and embellishments”. Directions for each flower provide general instructions, color photos, measurements and ribbon suggestions. Eye-catching chapters feature cottage garden flowers, urban garden flowers, grandmothers’ garden flowers and many other creations from the author/artist.
Featured in our curio cabinet is a wonderful collection of Putz Houses. Putz Houses are made of cardboard, paint & glitter. These snow scenes were common under Christmas trees after the Second World War. Most were made in Japan.