Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, whose courage and conviction as Prime Minister led Britain to an allied victory in the Second World War, is once-again part of our cultural conversation due to the popular biopic, The Darkest Hour. Gary Oldman took home the Oscar for Best Actor due to his exquisite embodiment of Churchill in the movie. To learn […]
In honor of Memorial Day, we salute the United States of America with these books for the history buffs at your library. Click for More Books to Celebrate Memorial Day.
With the success of Dunkirk, your patrons will be looking for more history books that made the jump to the small and silver screens. Click for More History Books on Film.
These aren’t your high school history books. With rich, fascinating detail, these history books tell the stories of some of the most interesting people and events of all time. Because sometimes, the truth is stranger, and more incredible, than fiction. The Apache Wars by Paul Andrew Hutton In the tradition of Empire of the Summer […]
One of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-Boat assault off the American coast against the Merchant Marines who were supplying the European war, and one community’s monumental contribution to that effort. Mathews County, Virginia, is a bleak strip of land along the Chesapeake with almost nothing to offer–but it sent […]
The unforgettable story of a military family that lost two sons—one to suicide and one in combat—and channeled their grief into fighting the armed forces’ suicide epidemic. “In his superb new book, The Invisible Front, Yochi Dreazen paints a deeply disturbing portrait of the overstretched United States Army, downsizing in Afghanistan while deploying against the […]
Award-winning novelist Suki Kim’s haunting memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea’s elite during the last six months of Kim Jong Il’s reign—a moving and incalculably rare glimpse of life in the world’s most unknowable country, and at the privileged young men she calls “soldiers and slaves.” –Unprecedented access. –Author has deep […]
The Wonder Woman theme song is popular in the Lepore household, with the kids singing “fighting for your rights, in your satin tights!” Hear Jill Lepore discuss this and the historical detective work she passionately pursued to reveal the origin of one of American popular culture’s most iconic ﬁgures—a story that hides within it not […]