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

929.7 MON
The World: A Family History of Humanity / Simon Sebag Montefiore

Capturing the whole human story in a single, masterful narrative, an award-winning historian, by chronicling the world’s great dynasties throughout history, which features a cast of extraordinary diversity, shows the one commonality —families.

940 VAN
The Last Secret of the Secret Annex: The Untold Story of Anne Frank. Her Silent Protector, and a Family Betrayal / Joop Van Wijk-voskuijl

A historical investigation and family memoir intertwines the narrative of Anne Frank with the untold story of Bep Voskuijl, her protector and closest confidante in the Annex, bringing us closer to understanding one of the great secrets of World War II.

973 MAY
The Last Honest Man: The C. I. A., the F. B. I., the Mafia, and the Kennedys – and One Senator’s Fight to Save Democracy / James RisenAs witnesses were mysteriously murdered and the FBI, NSA, CIA and even the IRS were on the warpath in 1975, a senator named Frank Church stood almost alone in the face of extraordinary abuses of power.

973.917 NEL
V is for Victory: Franklin Roosevelt’s American Revolution and the Triumph of World War II / Craig NelsonA New York Times bestselling historian, in this fascinating and meticulously researched account, chronicles how, under Franklin D. Roosevelt’s resolute leadership, America’s top industrialists and the American people joined in the war effort, building “the arsenal of democracy” that won World War II.