TV’S Top Ten Shows and Their Stars Herz 1976 For the over 40 crowd, can you remember these shows? (Extra points for the under 30 set.) This is another example of youth nonfiction from yesteryear. There’s nothing really special about
The Indian How Book Parker 1975 (original copyright 1931) The author of today’s post was considered to be the expert on Native American culture in the early 20th century. Is his work worth studying? Probably. Is it an appropriate choice
Sexual Freedom and Venereal Disease Morton 1971 This old fashioned discussion of sexual hygiene practices reads more academic than other commentary. Old fashioned views on women (and their relative “cleanliness”) are driving most the discussion, but in general the whole
Burt Reynolds Hotline: The Letters I Get…and Write! Reynolds 1972 Late yesterday afternoon, I heard that Burt Reynolds passed away at age 82. You can read the NYT obituary here. I was a teen in the 1970s and Burt Reynolds
Balloon Sculpture Ideas, illustrations and instructions for use in children’s ministries Watts 1986 This isn’t your average balloon sculpture book. This book is all about using balloons in children’s ministry. My first thought was about making a balloon crucifix. That
Barbecues and Picnics Better Homes and Gardens 1963 A good barbecue or picnic is always a summer favorite. As we close out summer, it might be time to really stretch your cooking muscles with some of these recipes. Some of
A Treasury of Crocheted Sweaters Marshall Cavendish Limited 1985 This relic from the 1980s actually has some nice patterns that would hold up well in a modern craft collection. The ones shown below unfortunately cancel out the good stuff. (The
Cat Training in 10 Minutes Fields-Babineau 2002 I think if the title was Cat Training in 10 years, I might believe it. 10 minutes? Not so much. I do believe that cats can train humans in 10 minutes or less.