Monday, March 31, 2014

General Dwight Eisenhower, General George Patton and President Harry S. Truman

This US Navy photo was sent by a follower of this blog who has just visited the Truman Little White House in Key West, Florida.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

"Swastika Nation: Rise and Fall of Fritz Kuhn and the German-American Bund"

Chicago writer Arne Bernstein discusses his latest work at the Niles Public Library on Wednesday, March 19, at 7pm as he describes how the Bund and its upstart leader aimed to
establish a fascist dictatorship in the Unites States in the late 1930s even developing their own version of the SS and Hitler Youth Corps. The Chicago Tribune judged Mr. Bernstein’s account as “impeccably researched and forcefully written.” Mr. Bernstein is also the author of Hollywood on Lake Michigan and Bath Massacre: America’s First School Bombing. He is also a graduate of Clarence E. Culver School in Niles. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Book Sentry, March 2014 issue

Spot the new arrivals on military history, especially those providing context for the library's ongoing Veterans History Project.


Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History by the Associated Press
By Hamill, Pete
Author Associated Press
Author Associated Press
2013-10 - ABRAMS
9781419708640 Check Our Catalog

Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison, the Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned
By Townley, Alvin
2014-02 - St. Martin's Press
9781250006530 Check Our Catalog
The story of the indomitable American POWs who endured "Alcatraz," the Hanoi prison camp where North Vietnam locked its most dangerous and subversive prisoners, and the wives who fought to bring them home. …More

A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War I

By Jaffe, Eric
2014-01 - Scribner Book Company
1451612052 Check Our Catalog

The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
By Kinzer, Stephen
2013-10 - Times Books
0805094970 Check Our Catalog
A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into foreign adventures that decisively shaped today's world as the Cold War was at its peak. …More

The Russian Origins of the First World War
By McMeekin, Sean
2011-11 - Belknap Press
0674062108 Check Our Catalog
In a major reinterpretation, Sean McMeekin rejects the standard notion of the war's beginning as either a Germano-Austrian pre-emptive strike or a miscalculation. The key to the outbreak of violence, he argues, lies in St. Petersburg. Russian statesmen unleashed the war through policy decisions based on imperial ambitions in the Near East. …More

Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America
By Jacobsen, Annie
2014-02 - Little Brown and Company
031622104X Check Our Catalog
The explosive story of America's secret post-WWII science programs, from the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Area 51" …More