Mad Men at DC Public Library

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Mad Men at DC Public Library

Mad Men PosterIf you haven't been watching Mad Men on AMC you are missing out on one of the best written, best acted shows on television today. You can get up to speed with Don, Betty, Joan, Peggy, Pete and the crew by checking out seasons 1 and 2 from your local DC Public Library.

But we've got way more than just the videos. Being an avid fan of the show I've compiled a list of books that are mentioned throughout the course of the show that we have here in the collection, along with some other period pieces and contextual works that I'm sure you'll find enjoyable, if not amusing.

Check it out.

Books Mentioned in Mad Men
  • Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
  • Exodus by Leon Uris
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • Meditations in an Emergency by Frank O’Hara / Call Number: 811 O36M
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  • History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon / Call Number: 937 G439H

The 1960s
  • The 1960s: Examining Pop Culture ed. by David M. Haugen and Matthew J. Box Call Number: 973.923 N714A
  • The 1960's: American Popular Culture Through History by Edward J. Rielly / Call Number: 973.923 R555
  • One Minute to Midnight : Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War by Michael Dobbs. / Call Number: 973.922 D632
  • We Shall Overcome by Herb Boyd, Narrated by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. / Call Number: 323.1196 B7896
  • I Have A Dream: Writings and Speeches That changed the World by Martin Luther King Jr., ed. by James M. Washington / Call Number: 332.092 K53I
  • On the Road to Freedom: a Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail by Charles E. Cobb, Jr. / Call Number: 323.1196 C653

Kennedy v. Nixon
  • The Making of a Catholic President : Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960 by Shaun A. Casey. / Call Number: 322.1097 C338
  • 1960 : LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon : the Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies by David Pietrusza. / Call Number: 324.973 P626N

  • John F. Kennedy: A Biography by Michael O'Brien / Call Number: 92 K348OB
  • Brothers: the Hidden History of the Kennedy Years by David Talbot / Call Number: 973.922 T138 >
  • The Kennedys : Portrait of a Family by Richard Avedon by Shannon Thomas Perich / Call Number: 973.922 A961
  • The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli. / Call Number: 92 M7534T

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Copywriter's Words and Phrases by Kathy Kleidermacher. / Call Number: 659.132 K63
  • Brand Failures: the Truth About the 100 Biggest Branding Mistakes of All Time by Matt Haig / Call Number: 658.827 H149
  • Don't Think Pink: What Really Makes Women Buy--and How to Increase Your Share of This Crucial Market by Lisa Johnson / Call Number: 658.834 J67
  • Adland: Searching for the Meaning of Life on a Branded Planet by James P. Othmer / Call Number: 659.1 O87
  • Consuming Kids: Protecting our Children From the Onslaught of Marketing and Advertising by Susan Linn / Call Number: 658.8342 L758

  • Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide by edited by Anthony Giglio with Jim Meehan ; photography by Ben Fink. / Call Number: 641.874 M679A
  • The Perfect Buzz: the Essential Guide to Boozing, Bars and Bad Behavior by David Bramwell. / Call Number: 394.13 P438
  • The Appetizers and Canapés Cookbook by Lillian Langseth-Christensen and Carol Sturm Smith, Illus. by Lillian Langseth-Christensen. (1968) / Call Number: 641.81 L285
  • Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior by Judith Martin. / Call Number: 395 M381A