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Check out these books about history coming to the Adult Services Collection for the month of January. For a complete list click here.

932.014 BED
Pharaohs of the Sun: The Rise and Fall of Tutankhamun’s Dynasty / Guy de la Bedoyere

A vivid story of an astonishing period in ancient Egypt’s history–1550 BC to 1295 BC–that tears away the gold and glamor to reveal how these great pharaohs ruthlessly ruled Egypt for two hundred and fifty years.

932.014 MEL
The Nazi Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill / Brad Meltzer

In this gripping true story of daring rescues, body doubles and political intrigue, the New York Times best-selling authors of The First Conspiracy and The Lincoln Conspiracy reveal the Nazi’s plans to kill FDR, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill—an assassination plot that would’ve changed history.

970.004 PEN
On Savage Shores: How Indigenous Americans Discovered Europe / Caroline Dodds Pennock

Drawing on surviving their literature and poetry, one of the world’s foremost authorities on Mesoamerica presents a sweeping account of the Indigenous American presence in, and impact on, early modern Europe, shattering our previous Eurocentric understanding of the Age of Discovery.

973.3 LAR
American Inheritance: Liberty and Slavery in the Birth of a Nation, 1765-1795 / Edward J. Larson

From a Pulitzer Prize winner comes a history that reveals how the twin strands of liberty and slavery were joined in the nation’s founding.