Okay, so I know I’m a librarian, but honestly, I don’t really collect a lot of books. That is, until recently. I seem to just have a drawing towards historical books now so once again, I picked up some books today at a relatively new used book store here in town. The books I picked up were:
- Little Gloria…Happy at Last — since I work at Vanderbilt University and absolutely LOVE the Biltmore Estate, I’m developing an interest even more so in the Vanderbilt family. There was no way I could pass up getting this for $1.50. The inside front & back covers of the book have some genealogy charts too so you can keep track of the players all involved in Gloria’s case.
- Dear Senator — A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond — Since this book came out, I was interested in it, so again, for $1.50 who can pass?
- The Children – by David Halberstam — this book is about a handful of college students and their involvement in the Nashville Civil Rights movement back in the sixties. It’s a fairly thick book, so I know it will be awhile til I get through it, but it should help me further understand some of the history of this city in which I live. It may also serve as some inspiration for my black Nashville blog.