Jahren Lab

To get an idea about the author’s work, visit her website http://jahrenlab.com/ . She has a list of free PDF’s of her research and professional publicans that you can download and read. They also have a Twitter feed you can follow which is full of pictures.


Hope Jahren Interview

Here is an interview Hope Jahren did with PBS News Hour.

Johnstown Flood Pictures


Here are some photos from the Johnstown Flood Museum, borrowed from the Library of Congress, to give you an idea of the devastation.

New Books/Old Books

Hello! Happy Holidays. Just a quick bit of news: I’ve updated the list of books we have read previously. I have also put in the entire list of books we are going to read in 2018 (with links to the catalog). February’s book The Johnstown Flood should be available by February 1st at the Circulation Desk.

WWI Overview

Here’s a great video that summarizes WWI from Ferdinand’s assassination all the way to the end.

More Getty Images


Franz Ferdinand in Bosnia

Here are some pictures from Getty Images of a 100 year anniversary remembrance of WWI in Sarajevo. 

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Mine Fields


For more on the Bosnian Mine Fields, check out these links:

VICE News: Haunting Photos of Bosnia’s Neverending Land Mine and Flooding Problem

Deutche Welle: Former enemies clear mines together in Bosnia

Al Jazeera: Bosnia Mines Still Kill 20 Years Later

University of Essex: Landmines in Bosnia and Herzegovina


Hellidon Windows

On page 4 Butcher describes a stained glass window memorial at St. John the Baptist in Hellidon. I emailed that church and they kindly responded with pictures!


The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:

      That there’s some corner of a foreign field

That is for ever England. There shall be

      In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;

A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,

      Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam;

A body of England’s, breathing English air,

      Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,

      A pulse in the eternal mind, no less

            Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;

Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;

      And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,

            In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

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