This Land That I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems is the history of the battle between two patriotic songs. Since patriotic songs are all about war, that seems kind of appropriate. Free.
As part of the Nerd Nite reading series, Sim will discuss the connection between salsa dancing, engineering, and management consulting. Mugford will explain the importance of (and science behind) electricity. Free.
Encounters in Avalanche Country is a book that collects "authentic stories of survival struggles, frightening avalanches, and how local knowledge challenged legal traditions that defined avalanches as Acts of God." Di Stefano teaches history at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Free.
Press materials indicate that The Adversary is the "third book of the Sundering series kicked off by R.A. Salvatore and the dark elf Drizzt." Neither Salvatore nor Drizzt will be present at this event. Free.