Crossroads of Rockland History: Summer Reading

2019-08 Crossroads Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2019

This program originally aired on August 19, 2019. To listen online, click here.

The topic is summer history reading -- fiction and nonfiction. Joining Clare Sheridan are Brian Jennings and Joe Barbieri from the New City Library, who share all the new great titles and open up the phone lines for listeners' suggestions. 

Crossroads of Rockland History, a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County, airs on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am, right after the Steve and Jeff Morning Show, on WRCR Radio 1700 AM, with live streaming at 
www.WRCR.com. Join host Clare Sheridan as we explore, celebrate, and learn about our local history, with different topics and guest speakers every month.

The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York.


Recommendations from the “Summer Reading 2019” episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History”:

  • Gringos and Other Stories by Michael Rumaker
  • Instructions for a Funeral: Stories by David Means
  • Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe
  • Kids Lost in History: Rambling on the Hudson’s West Shore by Shannon Fuller and Megan O’Prey, with guidance from editor Richard O’Prey.
  • The Forgotten Hilltop by Dylan Frawley
  • Low Tor by Frank Eberling
  • Demarest Kill by Frank Eberling
  • Theater of the World: The Maps that Made History by Thomas Reinertsen Berg
  • Woodstock Live: 50 Years Hardcover by Julien Bitoun (Author), Michael Lang (Foreword)
  • D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II by Sarah Rose
  • Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
  • Fever by Mary Beth Keane
  • Toni Morrison – ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!

For Kids:

  • Revolutionary Rogues by Seline Castrovilla
  • Big Snow by Berta and Elmer Hader
  • The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H. Swift (Author), Lynd Ward  (Illustrator)

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