5 Red, White and Blue Books for July

With the Fourth of July blasting the summer off, why not dive into some books filled with patriotic history, tension and excitement!


1. Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson

A blending of history, fantasy and mystery. The Theiftaker trilogoy follows sorcerer Ethan Kaille through the beginnings of the American Revolution. It's a fast-paced ride that follows actual historical moments with a ton of magic mixed in. 

2. State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy

A mystery featuring White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras trying to stop an assassin. It's a fun, culinary mystery filled with a side of the White House not often featured. 

3. Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter

This goes without saying. Hamilton is a cultural phenomenom that has taken over the nation. This behind the scenes look at the musical points out dozens of hidden meanings, production shots and more. 

4. Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts

Women have had a hand in shaping the history of America and yet they are often overlooked in the stories told. Cokie Roberts tells the story of the women who shaped America. 


5. This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (Vintage Civil War Library) by Drew Gilpin Faust

The Civil War changed the way America viewed death. For your inner goth, this look at the changing ideas of death, mourning, and funerals this is your dark summer read.