Check out these books about history coming to the Adult Services Collection for the month of October. For a complete list click here.
The Harvest of War: Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis: the Epic Battles that Saved Democracy / Stephen P. Kershaw
The year 2022 marks 2,500 years since Athens, the birthplace of democracy, fought off the mighty Persian Empire. This is the story of the three epic battles: Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis, that saved democracy, forever altering the history of Europe and the West.
The Wolf Age: The Vikings, the Anglo-Saxons, and the Battle for the North Sea Empire / Tore Skeie
The first major book on Vikings by a Scandinavian author to be published in English, The Wolf Age reframes the struggle for a North Sea empire and puts readers in the mindset of Vikings, providing new insight into their goals, values, and what they chose to live and die for.
It’s A Continent: Unravelling Africa’s History One Country at a Time / Chinny Ukata
This book is a bold and colorful corrective to the perception of Africa as a monolith. It reveals the fascinating, often overlooked, histories of its 54 nation states too often misrepresented, its inhabitants and its place in the world too often neglected.
Indivisible: Daniel Webster and the Birth of American Nationalism / Joel Richard Paul
The story of how Daniel Webster popularized the ideals of American nationalism that helped forge our nation’s identity and inspire Abraham Lincoln to preserve the Union
Uniting America: How FDR and Henry Stimson Brought Democrats and Republicans Together to Win World War II / Peter Shinkle
This untold story of the extraordinary collaboration between Henry Stimson, former President Herbert Hoover’s secretary of state, who became secretary of war, and Frank Knox, the Republican vice-presidential candidate in 1936, who became secretary of the Navy, reveals the true extent of bipartisanship during the war.