The Book of Totally Useless Information is pretty much what you would expect. A book filled with random facts that are interesting but pointless. You learn about things that you have always wondered but never cared enough to look up. This book is on my list because I like to look through it when I'm bored. I have also used some of the information in real life. This was in social studies when we were learning about Christopher Colombus. Voorhees, Don. The Book of Totally Useless Information. New York: MJF, 1998. Print.
Ghosts of War was written by a 19-year-old soldier fighting in the Iraq war. He tells about his experiences he had in Iraq and the struggles he had when he came back home. This book is on my list because I learned more about what it is like to fight in the Iraq war. I made a connection with my grandpa since he served in the Vietnam war. Although these are two different wars, they are very similar in the way soldiers feel about fighting. Smithson, Ryan. Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-year-old GI. New York: Collins, 2010. Print.
Apache Dawn showcases the world's most advanced attack helicopter through the perspective of a US Apache pilot. He tells about his missions and his duty as an Apache pilot. This book is on my list because I enjoyed reading about the pilots' experiences. I have a personal connection with the book's topic because I love flying. I fly with my dad in an airplane he built in the garage and it has driven me to want to join the air force. Lewis, Damien. Apache Dawn. Place of Publication Not Identified: Sphere, 2014. Print.
Trinity helps put the planning and building of the atomic bomb in perspective. Showcasing the heavy secrecy and the constant fear of Russian or German spies. This book is on my list because I enjoyed learning about the struggles America had designing the atomic bomb and keeping it a secret from the public. I have a new respect for the amount of planning, designing and thinking that goes into making an atomic bomb. Fetter-Vorm, Jonathan. Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb. New York: Hill and Wang, 2013. Print.
Lincoln's Last Days is about the fall of the Confederacy and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. You get to read from both the confederate's perspective as well as the Union's perspective. This book is on my list because I enjoy reading about history. Bill O'Reilly also managed to put a new spin on the assassination of the president that the history books can't seem to do. O'Reilly, Bill, and Dwight Jon Zimmerman. Lincoln's Last Days. New York: Square Fish, 2014. Print.