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Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution

"Recounts the events of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, tracing the experiences of Patriot leader Dr. Joseph Warren, a newly recruited George Washington, and British General William Howe." —Publisher

Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution

Nathaniel Philbrick
Adult NonFiction – 973.3312 Phi

"Recounts the events of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, tracing the experiences of Patriot leader Dr. Joseph Warren, a newly recruited George Washington, and British General William Howe." —Publisher

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Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

Wonderfully captures the vanishing idylls of Edwardian England and the brutal realities of World War I with a portrayal of a mind coming to terms with the brutal truths he has encountered in war—as well as his unsentimental, though often poetic, portrayal of class-defined life in England at wartime. —Publisher

Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

Siegfried Sassoon
Adult Fiction - Sassoon

Wonderfully captures the vanishing idylls of Edwardian England and the brutal realities of World War I with a portrayal of a mind coming to terms with the brutal truths he has encountered in war—as well as his unsentimental, though often poetic, portrayal of class-defined life in England at wartime. —Publisher

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Dispatches

"A documentation of the day-to-day realities of the war in Vietnam experienced by men on patrol, under siege at Khe Sanh, strapped into helicopters, and faced with continuing nightmares after their return to the United States." —Publisher

Dispatches

Michael Herr
Adult Non-Fiction - 959.7043 Her

"A documentation of the day-to-day realities of the war in Vietnam experienced by men on patrol, under siege at Khe Sanh, strapped into helicopters, and faced with continuing nightmares after their return to the United States." —Publisher

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Those Who Have Borne the Battle: A History of America's Wars and Those Who Fought Them

"Historian and marine veteran James Wright tells the story of the long, often troubled relationship between America and those who have defended her—from the Revolutionary War to today—shedding new light both on our history and on the issues our country and its armed forces face today." —Publisher

Those Who Have Borne the Battle: A History of America's Wars and Those Who Fought Them

James Edward Wright
Adult Nonfiction – 355.0097 Wri

"Historian and marine veteran James Wright tells the story of the long, often troubled relationship between America and those who have defended her—from the Revolutionary War to today—shedding new light both on our history and on the issues our country and its armed forces face today." —Publisher

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Stars In Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863

"This careful study of the 1863 Gettysburg campaign assumes the contours of a classical tragedy. Foote positions readers on the field of battle itself, among swirling smoke and clattering grapeshot, and invites us to feel for ourselves its hellishness." —Publisher
Stars In Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863

Shelby Foote
Adult Nonfiction – 973.7349 Fo

"This careful study of the 1863 Gettysburg campaign assumes the contours of a classical tragedy. Foote positions readers on the field of battle itself, among swirling smoke and clattering grapeshot, and invites us to feel for ourselves its hellishness." —Publisher

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Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery: Where War Comes Home

"Using this section as a window into the latest wars, Poole recounts stories of courage and sacrifice by fallen heroes, and explores the ways in which soldiers' comrades, friends, and families honor and remember those lost to war--carrying on with life in the aftermath of tragedy." —Publisher

Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery: Where War Comes Home

Robert Poole
Adult Nonfiction – 975.5295 Poo

"Using this section as a window into the latest wars, Poole recounts stories of courage and sacrifice by fallen heroes, and explores the ways in which soldiers' comrades, friends, and families honor and remember those lost to war--carrying on with life in the aftermath of tragedy." —Publisher

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Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor

"An account of the horrendous October 2009 attack on the American Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan, told in a frank, engaging vernacular by the staff sergeant and Medal of Honor winner. Romesha ably captures the daily dangers faced by these courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan." —Publisher

Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor

Clinton Romesha
Adult Nonfiction – 958.1047 Rom

"An account of the horrendous October 2009 attack on the American Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan, told in a frank, engaging vernacular by the staff sergeant and Medal of Honor winner. Romesha ably captures the daily dangers faced by these courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan." —Publisher

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A People's History of the U.S. Military: Ordinary Soldiers Reflect on Their Experience of War, from the American Revolution to Afghanistan

The captivating narratives of common soldiers, sampled from over three centuries of letters, diaries, and memoirs as well as audio recordings, films, and blogs—from ardent patriots to disillusioned cynics, barely literate farm boys to urbane college graduates, scions of founding families to recent immigrants, and women disguising themselves as men in order to serve their country to African Americans fighting for their freedom through military service. —Publisher
A People's History of the U.S. Military: Ordinary Soldiers Reflect on Their Experience of War, from the American Revolution to Afghanistan

Michael Bellesiles
Adult Nonfiction – 355.0097 Bel

The captivating narratives of common soldiers, sampled from over three centuries of letters, diaries, and memoirs as well as audio recordings, films, and blogs—from ardent patriots to disillusioned cynics, barely literate farm boys to urbane college graduates, scions of founding families to recent immigrants, and women disguising themselves as men in order to serve their country to African Americans fighting for their freedom through military service. —Publisher

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Pacific War Diary

"Throughout the World War II campaign in the Pacific, an ordinary seaman defied navy regulations by surreptitiously compiling a diary on scraps of paper. One of the most extraordinary personal documents to emerge from the war, James J. Fahey's diary presents a vivid picture of an average sailor's daily life -- from the first battle to the typhoons and food shortages to the final desperate attacks by kamikaze pilots and Japanese suicide ships." —Publisher

Pacific War Diary

James Fahey
Adult Nonfiction – LP 940.545 Fa

"Throughout the World War II campaign in the Pacific, an ordinary seaman defied navy regulations by surreptitiously compiling a diary on scraps of paper. One of the most extraordinary personal documents to emerge from the war, James J. Fahey's diary presents a vivid picture of an average sailor's daily life -- from the first battle to the typhoons and food shortages to the final desperate attacks by kamikaze pilots and Japanese suicide ships." —Publisher

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The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-Boats

"A well-constructed and meticulously researched account of the heroics performed and sacrifices endured by the merchant marine, focusing on the Chesapeake Bay county of Mathews, Virginia. As Geroux writes, 'For more than 250 years, the profession of choice in Mathews had been sailing merchant ships.' These men, including the Hodges family, which sent seven sons to war, performed an essential but underreported service for the country.'" —Publisher

The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-Boats

William Geroux
Adult Nonfiction – 940.5451 Ger

"A well-constructed and meticulously researched account of the heroics performed and sacrifices endured by the merchant marine, focusing on the Chesapeake Bay county of Mathews, Virginia. As Geroux writes, 'For more than 250 years, the profession of choice in Mathews had been sailing merchant ships.' These men, including the Hodges family, which sent seven sons to war, performed an essential but underreported service for the country.'" —Publisher

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