A new book on mechancis by Carl T. Herakovich has been published by Springer, both as an eBook and in hard cover.
A summary of the book follows.
Mechanics IUTAM USNC/TAM
A History of People, Events, and Communities
The book provides a detailed history of the United States National Committee on
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM) of the US National Academies,