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

940.53 RON
Hitler’s Aristocrats: The Secret Power Players in Britain and America Who Supported the Nazis, 1923-1941 / Susan Ronald

The acclaimed author of Hitler’s Art Thief examines the role aristocrats and business leaders both in Europe and the U.S., including Lady Nancy Astor and Charles Lindbergh, who secretly aided Hitler and Nazi Germany.

947 SCH
The Soviet Century: Archaeology of a Lost World / Karl Schlögel

Drawing on Schlögel’s decades of travel in the Soviet and post-Soviet world, and featuring more than eighty illustrations, The Soviet Century is vivid, immediate, and grounded in firsthand encounters with the places and objects it describes.

956 MAT
The Caliph and the Imam: The Making of Sunnism and Shiism / Toby Matthiesen

Matthiesen explores the hugely significant division of Islam from its origins to the present day. Moving chronologically, his book sheds light on the many ways that it has shaped the Islamic world, outlining how over the centuries Sunnism and Shiism became Islam’s two main branches, and how Muslim Empires embraced specific sectarian identities.

973 MAS

Crooked: The Roaring ’20s Tale of a Corrupt Attorney General, a Crusading Senator, and the Birth of the American Political Scandal / Nathan Masters

The riveting, forgotten narrative of the most corrupt attorney general in American history, Harry Daugherty and the maverick senator who stopped at nothing to take him down, Burton “Boxcar Burt” Wheeler.