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Tim Grove


Tim Grove

As an author, a public historian, and an educator, Tim strives to find creative ways to engage diverse audiences with history and to demonstrate the relevance of the past. He has developed exhibitions and programming at some of America's most popular history museums, including three Smithsonian museums and Colonial Williamsburg. He also produced a national bicentennial exhibition which traveled the country. His book A GRIZZLY IN THE MAIL AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN AMERICAN HISTORY highlights some of the fascinating projects he has worked on in his museum career.

More recently Tim has written for ages 10-14. His book FIRST FLIGHT AROUND THE WORLD is a finalist for the 2016 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award. His next book for that age group, MILESTONES OF FLIGHTt, is due out in June.

He originated and continues to write the History Bytes column in History News, a quarterly publication of the American Association for State and Local History where he is active on various committees. He has been published in the Journal of American History, Perspectives on American History, History News and Gateway Heritage. He blogs at

Books by Tim Grove

by Tim Grove and National Air and Space Museum - Children's 10+, Education, History, Nonfiction

MILESTONES OF FLIGHT takes readers soaring through the high points of American aviation: from the Wright brothers and their competitors to the military pilots who first circumnavigated the globe, from the initial space rocket to the moon walk, from the earliest manmade satellite to today’s spy drones. The book also describes what inventions helped move flight upward and beyond.

by Tim Grove - Children's, Children's 10-14, Education, History

FIRST FLIGHT AROUND THE WORLD documents the exciting journey of four American planes --- the Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Seattle --- and their crews on a race around the world. The trip held many challenges: extreme weather, tricky navigation, unfamiliar cultures, fragile planes, and few airfields. The world fliers risked their lives for the sake of national pride.