Monday, March 25, 2013

Latest "Book Sentry" March, 2013: from ancient itmes to the present

The latest issue of Book Sentry can be read on the Niles Public Library web site.

This monthly listing allows readers to identify the new arrivals about military history, especially those books providing context for the library's ongoing Veterans History Project. The only "password" required to place a "hold" on one of  the highlighted books is a library card number.

Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present

By Boot, Max
2013-01 - Liveright Publishing Corporation
9780871404244 Check Our Catalog

As fitting for the 21st century as von Clausewitz's "On War" was in its own time, "Invisible Armies" is a complete global history of guerrilla uprisings through the ages.

The Making of the First World War
By Beckett, Ian F. W.
2013-01 - Yale University Press

Undaunted: The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military
By Biank, Tanya
2013-02 - Nal Caliber

The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won't Tell You about What They've Seen, Done or Failed to Do in War
By Sites, Kevin
2013-01 - Harper Perennial

The Pointblank Directive: Three Generals and the Untold Story of the Daring Plan That Saved D-Day
By Keeney, L. Douglas
2012-12 - Osprey Publishing (UK)

For Crew and Country: The Inspirational True Story of Bravery and Sacrifice Aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts
By Wukovits, John 2013-01 - St. Martin's Press
Wukovits tells of the most dramatic naval battle of the Pacific War and the incredible sacrifice of the USS "Samuel B. Roberts." Faced with the surprise appearance of more than 20 Japanese battleships, cruisers, and destroyers, the 1,200-ton "Samuel B. Roberts" turned immediately into action with six other ships.

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