So this week, the History department brings us the birth of the Navy, the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the great Chicago fire. Want to know more?
History of the United States Navy chronicles the US Navy from 1775 through modern times. There are some fabulous photos and at the end of the book, they feature cross-sections of various Navy ships along with details about each one.
As for the Chicago fire…I couldn’t find any books specifically about that. So, you can either pick up a book about Mad Cow Disease or Veronica Roth’s Divergent, which is set in a futuristic Chicago, which probably kind of resembles Chicago after the fire.