Friday, September 5, 2014

The Glories of Germanhood: Germans in St. Louis

In conjunction with the Friends of Kirkwood Public Library's sponsored program Germans in St. Louis, KPL thought you might enjoy a book or two about German Americans along with your German cuisine and beverage. Prost!                                                                                   

Germans for a free Missouri : translations from the St. Louis radical press, 1857-1862 / selected and translated by Steven Rowan ; with an introduction and commentary by James Neal Primm.

German-American folklore by Mac E. Barrick

In search of your German roots : a complete guide to tracing your ancestors in the Germanic areas of Europe by Angus Baxter.

Immigrants in the Valley : Irish, Germans, and Americans in the upper Mississippi country, 1830-1860 by Mark Wyman.

From Knights to Pioneers : one German family in Westphalia and Missouri by Anita M. Mallinckrodt.

German settlement in Missouri : new land, old ways by Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering.

Little Germany on the Missouri : the photographs of Edward J. Kemper, 1895-1920 / edited by Anna Kemper Hesse ; Erin McCawley Renn, Adolf E. Schroeder, and Oliver A. Schuchard, contributing editors.

The arts and architecture of German settlements in Missouri : a survey of a vanishing culture by Charles van Ravenswaay.

The St. Louis German Catholics / William Barnaby Faherty.

Beer, brats, and baseball : St. Louis Germans / Jim Merkel.

The whiskey merchant's diary : an urban life in the emerging Midwest / Joseph J. Mersman ; edited by Linda A. Fisher.

Missouri wine country : St. Charles to Hermann / Dianna Graveman and Don Graveman.

Longer than a man's lifetime in Missouri / Gert Goebel ; translated by Adolf E. Schroeder and Elsa Louise Nagel ; edited and with an introduction by Walter D. Kamphoefner and Adolf E. Schroeder.

A good American / Alex George.

Oysters to Angus : three generations of the St. Louis Faust family / Elizabeth Terry.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mystery Series You Might Have Missed

We asked, you answered! Here's a list of some mystery series that the staff at your Kirkwood Library enjoys! Have any to add? Please leave a comment!

The Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters

Bookmobile Cat Mystery    by Laurie Cass

Carter Ross series by Brad Parks

Charles Lenox series by Charles Finch

Flavia de Luce Series    by Alan Bradley
Joe Pitt Series by Charlie Huston
Kate Burkholder Series by Linda Castillo

Lady Emily series by Tasha Alexander
The Last Policeman Trilogy  by Ben H. Winters
Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear
Marcus Didius Falco Series by Lindsey Davis

Matthew Scudder Novels  by Lawrence Block
Murder by Month by Jess Lourey
Phryne Fisher mysteries by Kerry Greenwood

Ruth Galloway mysteries by Elly Griffiths
The Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs