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History

A Groundbreaking Idea

book cover image The LeBreton Gallery

Winston Churchill's concept for WWI armoured vehicles was so top-secret, he told his designers to refer to them as "water containers". Hence, tanks.

Totally Backwards

bcok cover image The Happiness Equation

Canadian Neil Pasricha puts the cart before the horse. And that's a good thing.

Mommy & Me

book cover image The Rainbow Comes and Goes

Anderson Cooper always considered himself close to Gloria Vanderbilt, his mother, but his career gave him little time. He found some.

Buck Talks Baseball

book cover image Change Up!

Buck Martinez has witnessed enormous change in the game he loves. Not all of it has been for the better.

Angels Amongst Us

book cover image Proof of Angels

In March 2015, eighteen-month old Lily Groesbeck survived fourteen hours in a car partially submerged in an icy-cold Utah river. Her mother had lost control of the vehicle.

Looking Up

book cover image The Gratitude Diaries

One New Year's Eve, journalist Janice Kaplan made a promise to be grateful, no matter what happens.

“Fighting Poland” – an exhibition and "Warsaw44" film in Central Library

For the month of March Central Library will be hosting an exhibition prepared by the Institute of the National Remembrance called “Fighting Poland”.

Civil War Nurses

book cover image Mercy Street

Abraham Lincoln wasn't the only hero of the U.S. Civil War.

Mist and Mystery

book cover image Hebrides

What have the Hebrides to do with a best selling sleuth? Quite a lot, in fact.

The Sweep of History

book cover image Introducing the Ancient Greeks

Can ancient history sweep us off our feet? The Daily Telegraph seems to think so.