Check out these books about history coming to the Adult Services Collection for the month of February. For a complete list click here.
Empress of the Nile: The Daredevil Archaeologist Who Saved Egypt’s Ancient Temples from Destruction / Lynne Olson
Tells the story of Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt, a French archaeologist who led the international effort to save ancient Egyptian temples from the floodwaters of the Aswan Dam as well as her activities during the French Resistance in World War II.
The Diary Keepers: World War II in the Netherlands, as Written by the People Who Lived Through It / Nina Siegal
Based on select writings from a collection of more than 2,000 Dutch diaries written during World War II, this remarkable book seeks to understand the nature of resistance, the workings of memory and the ways we reflect on, commemorate and re-envision the past.
Sign Here for Sacrifice: The Untold Story of the Third Battalion, 506th Airborne, Vietnam
1968 / Ian Gardner
Drawing on interviews with veterans, many of whom have never gone on the record before, Ian Gardner follows up his epic trilogy about the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II with the story of the unit’s reactivation at the height of the Vietnam War. This is the dramatic history of a band of brothers who served together in Vietnam and who against the odds lived up to the reputation of their World War II forefathers.
Dinner With the President: Food, Politics, and A History of Breaking Bread at the White
House / Alex Prud’homme
The coauthor of Julia Child’s best-selling memoir My Life in France looks at the history of presidential tastes in food and how it can have significant impact on politics, history and global trade.
Continental Reckoning: The American West in the Age of Expansion / Elliott West
Elliott West lays out the main events and developments that together describe and explain the emergence of the American West and situates the birth of the West in the broader narrative of American history between 1848 and 1880.