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Ashley Ekins
Description: A fresh look at the crucial events of the final year of the First World War.
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Alistair Horne
Format: eBook
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Will Irwin
Description: Telling the riveting story of history's largest airborne assault, "Abundance of Valor" focuses on the British and American forces who, in September 1944, dropped three parachute divisions into German-occupied Holland.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Rick Atkinson
Description: The liberation of Europe and defeat of the Third Reich is an epic story of courage and calamity, of miscalculation and enduring triumph. Sixty years after America joined the struggle, Atkinson shows why no modern reader can understand the Allied victory without a grasp of what unfolded in North Africa in 1942-943, where American officers learned how to lead, soldiers learned how to hate, and an army learned what it takes to vanquish a formidable enemy.
Call Number: LP 940.5423 Atk
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Annie Jacobsen
Description: Presents a history of the most famous secret military installation in the world, assembled from interviews with the people who served there and formerly classified information.
Call Number: LP 358.417 Jac
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
James M McPherson
Description: Abraham Lincoln wondered whether "in a free government the minority have the right to break up the government." Jefferson Davis felt "forced to take up arms" to guarantee his states' rights. McPherson merges the words of these men and other political luminaries, housewives, and soldiers from both armies with his own concise analysis of the war to create a story as compelling as any novel. This vividly traces how a new nation was forged when a war both sides were sure would amount to little dragged for four years and cost more American lives than all other wars combined.
Call Number: 973.73 McP
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 24, 2017
Sandra Alcott Erickson, Minnesota Military Museum
Call Number: 355.709 Eri
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
John W Dower, Kevin Foley (Voice actor), Tantor Media
Description: Examines the cultures of war revealed by four powerful events- Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, and the invasion of Iraq.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Larry McMurtry
Description: In this illustrated volume, Larry McMurtry, chronicler of the American West, tackles one of the paramount figures of Western and American history--George Armstrong Custer. McMurtry argues that Custer's last stand at the Little Bighorn should be seen as a monumental event in our nation's history. Like all great battles, its true meaning can be found in its impact on our politics and policy, and the epic defeat clearly signaled the end of the Indian Wars--and brought to a close the great narrative of western expansion.
Call Number: 973.82 McM
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
J. McIver Weatherford
Call Number: B Gen
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 24, 2017
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
Description: Shares the true story of an anonymous group of spies who played important roles in winning the Revolutionary War, documenting how they risked their lives to obtain crucial intelligence for General Washington using sophisticated tactics and complex codes.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Aug 24, 2017
Christopher Tyerman
Call Number: 909.07 Tye
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
John Keegan, Simon Prebble
Call Number: 355.3432 Kee
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Inc DK Publishing, Smithsonian Institution
Call Number: 355.009 Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Ben Macintyre
Description: From the acclaimed author of "Agent Zigzag" comes an extraordinary account of the most successful deception--and certainly the strangest--ever carried out in World War II, one that changed the prospects for an Allied victory. The purpose of the plan--code named Operation Mincemeat--was to deceive the Nazis into thinking that Allied forces were planning to attack southern Europe by way of Greece or Sardinia, rather than Sicily, as the Nazis had assumed, and the Allies ultimately chose.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Clinton Romesha
Description: An account of the horrendous October 2009 attack on the American Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan, told in a frank, engaging vernacular by the staff sergeant and Medal of Honor winner. Romesha ably captures the daily dangers faced by these courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan.--adapted from Kirkus reviews.
Call Number: 958.104 Rom
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 24, 2017
Kai Wright
Call Number: 355.0089 Wri
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Thomas S Asbridge
Description: Drawing on painstaking original research and an intimate knowledge of the Near East, Thomas Asbridge uncovers what drove Muslims and Christians alike to embrace the ideals of "jihad" and crusade, revealing how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to influence events today.
Call Number: 909.07 Asb
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Charles Messenger
Call Number: 940.5421 Mes
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 24, 2017
Dexter Filkins
Call Number: 956.7044 Fil
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 24, 2017
Thomas E Ricks
Call Number: LP 355.0097 Ric
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
James Carl Nelson
Call Number: 940.41 Nel
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Dan Jones
Description: The author of The Plantagenets traces the 15th-century civil wars that irrevocably shaped the British crown, particularly evaluating the roles of strong women including Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort in shifting power between two ruling families. Includes six maps and four genealogies.
Call Number: 942.04 Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
E. B. (Eugene Bondurant) Sledge, Victor Davis Hanson
Call Number: 940.5426 Sle
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Iric Nathanson
Call Number: 940.3 Nat
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
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1918 Year Of Victory [Electronic Resource] : The End Of The Great War And The Shaping Of History
Ashley Ekins
Intelligence In War : Knowledge Of The Enemy From Napoleon To Al-Qaeda [Audiobook]
John Keegan, Simon Prebble
355.3432 Kee
A Military Miscellany : Important, Uncommon, And Sometimes Forgotten Facts, Lists, And Stories From America's Military History
Thomas Ayres
355.009 Ayr
Military History : The Definitive Visual Guide To The Objects Of Warfare.
Inc DK Publishing, Smithsonian Institution
355.009 Mil
A People's History Of The U.s. Military : Ordinary Soldiers Reflect On Their Experience Of War, From The American Revolution To Afghanistan
Michael A Bellesiles
355.009 Bel
Operation Mincemeat : How A Dead Man And A Bizarre Plan Fooled The Nazis And Assured An Allied Victory [E-book]
Ben Macintyre
A Savage War Of Peace [Electronic Resource] : Algeria, 1954-1962
Alistair Horne
Red Platoon : A True Story Of American Valor
Clinton Romesha
958.104 Rom
Abundance Of Valor : Resistance, Survival And Liberation, 1944-45 [Electronic Resource]
Will Irwin
Soldiers Of Freedom : An Illustrated History Of African Americans In The Armed Forces
Kai Wright
355.0089 Wri
An Army At Dawn [Large Print] : The War In North Africa, 1942-1943
Rick Atkinson
LP 940.5423 Atk
The Crusades : The Authoritative History Of The War For The Holy Land
Thomas S Asbridge
909.07 Asb
Area 51 : An Uncensored History Of America's Top Secret Military Base [Large Print]
Annie Jacobsen
LP 358.417 Jac
The D-Day Atlas : Anatomy Of The Normandy Campaign : With 178 Illustrations, Including 71 Full-Color Maps
Charles Messenger
940.5421 Mes
Battle Cry Of Freedom : The Civil War Era
James M McPherson
973.73 McP
The Forever War
Dexter Filkins
956.7044 Fil
Camp Ripley, 1930-1960
Sandra Alcott Erickson, Minnesota Military Museum
355.709 Eri
The Generals : American Military Command From World War II To Today [Large Print]
Thomas E Ricks
LP 355.0097 Ric
Cultures Of War : Pearl Harbor : Hiroshima : 9-11 : Iraq [Electronic Resource]
John W Dower, Kevin Foley (Voice actor), Tantor Media
The Remains Of Company D : A Story Of The Great War
James Carl Nelson
940.41 Nel
Custer
Larry McMurtry
973.82 McM
The Wars Of The Roses : The Fall Of The Plantagenets And The Rise Of The Tudors
Dan Jones
942.04 Jon
Genghis Khan And The Making Of The Modern World
J. McIver Weatherford
B Gen
With The Old Breed : At Peleliu And Okinawa
E. B. (Eugene Bondurant) Sledge, Victor Davis Hanson
940.5426 Sle
George Washington's Secret Six : The Spy Ring That Saved The American Revolution [E-book]
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
World War I Minnesota
Iric Nathanson
940.3 Nat
God's War : A New History Of The Crusades
Christopher Tyerman
909.07 Tye