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Sachem Public Library

150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741 • 631-588-5024

  • Monday – Friday 9:30am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday (Open through May 7) 12:00pm – 4:00pm
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Conspiracy : Nixon, Watergate, and democracy’s defenders / P. O’Connell Pearson.

Pearson, P. O’Connell (Patricia O’Connell), author.

The 57 bus / Dashka Slater.

Slater, Dashka, author.

Chasing Lincoln’s killer / James L. Swanson.

Swanson, James L., 1959- author.

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Book List: Narrative Nonfiction

Sachem Public Library

Black birds in the sky : the story and legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre / Brandy Colbert.

Black birds in the sky : the story and legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre / Brandy Colbert.

The Tulsa Race Massacre is one of the most devastating acts of racial violence in US history. But how did it come to pass? What exactly happened? And why are the events unknown to so many of us today?
A rebel in Auschwitz : the true story of the resistance hero who fought the Nazis from inside the camp / Jack Fairweather.

A rebel in Auschwitz : the true story of the resistance hero who fought the Nazis from inside the camp / Jack Fairweather.

Witold Pilecki, a Polish underground operative, accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands interned at a new concentration camp called Auschwitz.
Spies : the secret showdown between America and Russia / Marc Favreau.

Spies : the secret showdown between America and Russia / Marc Favreau.

A story of Cold War spies whose dangerous, covert efforts to avert a global nuclear war changed the global landscape in ways that can still be felt today.
Killers of the flower moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI : adapted for young readers / David Grann.

Killers of the flower moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI : adapted for young readers / David Grann.

In this young readers edition, David Grann revisits his gripping investigation into the shocking crimes against the Osage people.
A few red drops : the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 / Claire Hartfield.

A few red drops : the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 / Claire Hartfield.

Examines the events and forces leading up to the 1919 race riot in Chicago.
Trouble maker for justice : the story of Bayard Rustin, the man behind the march on Washington / Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle, Michael G. Long.

Trouble maker for justice : the story of Bayard Rustin, the man behind the march on Washington / Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle, Michael G. Long.

Fascinating look at one of the most influential activists of our time, who was an early advocate for African Americans and gay rights.
The code breaker : Jennifer Doudna and the race to understand our genetic code / Walter Isaacson with Sarah Durand.

The code breaker : Jennifer Doudna and the race to understand our genetic code / Walter Isaacson with Sarah Durand.

Walter Isaacson’s bestselling history of our third scientific revolution: CRISPR, gene editing and the quest to understand the code itself.
Ambushed! : the assassination plot against President Garfield / Gail Jarrow, Sibert Honor winner.

Ambushed! : the assassination plot against President Garfield / Gail Jarrow, Sibert Honor winner.

A little bit of science, history and medical mystery come together to tell the story of the assassination and ultimately horrible death of President Garfield.
To the moon! : the true story of the American heroes on the Apollo 8 spaceship / Jeffrey Kluger with Ruby Shamir.

To the moon! : the true story of the American heroes on the Apollo 8 spaceship / Jeffrey Kluger with Ruby Shamir.

Tells the exciting and inspiring true story of Apollo 8, the first crewed spaceship to break free of Earth's orbit and reach the moon.
March. Book one / John Lewis Andrew Aydin [art by] Nate Powell.

March. Book one / John Lewis Andrew Aydin [art by] Nate Powell.

March is a vivid first-hand account of Lewis's lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation.
The Borden murders : Lizzie Borden & the trial of the century / Sarah Miller.

The Borden murders : Lizzie Borden & the trial of the century / Sarah Miller.

Examines the Borden murders, using newspaper articles to explore Lizzie's story and theorize on what may have happened.
Conspiracy : Nixon, Watergate, and democracy's defenders / P. O'Connell Pearson.

Conspiracy : Nixon, Watergate, and democracy's defenders / P. O'Connell Pearson.

An exploration of President Nixon's contentious time in office, the Watergate scandal, and the people who helped protect our Constitution.
Fallout : spies, superbombs, and the ultimate Cold War showdown / Steve Sheinkin.

Fallout : spies, superbombs, and the ultimate Cold War showdown / Steve Sheinkin.

After WWII ends, the Soviet Union and the United States battle in a competition to see who can build the most destructive bomb, and who will conquer the space race. This showdown culminates with the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The 57 bus / Dashka Slater.

The 57 bus / Dashka Slater.

One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever.
In harm's way : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the story of its survivors : an adaptation for young readers / Doug Stanton and Michael J. Tougias.

In harm's way : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the story of its survivors : an adaptation for young readers / Doug Stanton and Michael J. Tougias.

A riveting World War II account of the greatest maritime disaster in U.S. Naval history.
Chasing Lincoln's killer / James L. Swanson.

Chasing Lincoln's killer / James L. Swanson.

Recounts the escape of John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln's assassin, and follows the intensive twelve-day search for him and his accomplices.
A storm too soon : a remarkable true survival story in 80-foot seas / Michael J. Tougias.

A storm too soon : a remarkable true survival story in 80-foot seas / Michael J. Tougias.

When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream in the throes of a calamitous storm, it leaves behind three weary passengers struggling to stay alive afloat a life raft in violent waves 80 feet tall.
A thousand sisters : the heroic airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II / Elizabeth Wein.

A thousand sisters : the heroic airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II / Elizabeth Wein.

In the early years of World War II, the Soviet Union became the first country in the world to allow female pilots to fly in combat. These regiments faced intense pressure and obstacles both in the sky and on the ground.
From a whisper to a rallying cry : the killing of Vincent Chin and the trial that galvanized the Asian American movement / Paula Yoo.

From a whisper to a rallying cry : the killing of Vincent Chin and the trial that galvanized the Asian American movement / Paula Yoo.

A compelling account of the killing of Vincent Chin, the verdicts that took the Asian American community to the streets in protest, and the groundbreaking civil rights trial that followed.
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