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From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list. Today we are sharing titles that have entered our collection this year that have to do with men and women of our armed forces in honor of Memorial Day, a national day of mourning to honor our war dead and salute our living heroes.

These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

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From a Veteran’s Wife:

Picture Books

Call Number: Easy Reading 355.1 K395b Title: Brave Like Me Author: Barbara Kerley

Call Number: Easy Reading 813.6H498s Title: Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914 Author: John Hendrix

Call Number: Easy Reading 813.6 R253a Title: America’s White Table Author: Margot Theis Raven

Adult Non-Fiction

Call Number: 327.73 T583n Title: The Nightingale’s Song Author: Robert Timberg
NOTE:The lives of five Annapolis graduates – John McCain, James Webb, Oliver North, Robert McFarlane, and John Poindexter – to reveal how the Vietnam War continues to haunt America.

Call Number: 338.092 T595k Title: An Iowa Farm Boy on Detour: The Story of Henry B. Tippie Author: Margaret O. Kirk

Call Number: 342.73 B277w Title: Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress 1776 to ISIS Author: David J. Barron

Call Number: 355.008 C978m Title: Muslim American in the Military: Centuries of Service Author: Edward E. Curtis IV

Call Number: 355.009 S278d Title: Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield Author: Jeremy Schahill

Call Number: 355.07 R628g Title: Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War Author: Mary Roach

Call Number: 362.86 F499t Title: Thank You For Your Service Author: David Finkel

Call Number: 363.325 W951t Title: The Terror Years: From Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State Author: Lawrence Wright

Call Number: 510.92 L481h Title: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Call Number: 813.54 O13th 2009 Title: The Things They Carried Author: Tim O’Brien

Call Number: 813.6 K637r Title: Redeployment Author: Phil Klay

Call Number: 930.3 C112a Title: August 1914: France, the Great War, and a Month That Changed the World Forever Author: Bruno Cabanes Translator: Stephanie O’Hara

Call Number: 940.3 D888s Title: The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I Author: Lynn Dumenil

Call Number: 940.5 G387v Title: The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End Author: Robert Gerwarth

Call Number: 940.547 W424n Title: No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII Author: Robert Weintraub

Call Number: 951.904 M145b Title: Black Tuesday Over Namsi: B-29S vs MIGS – The Forgotten Air Battle of the Korean War, 23 October 1951 Author: Earl J. McGill

Call Number: 956.704 B688w Title: Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Author: Daniel P. Bolger

Call Number: 956.704 R814v Title: Vipers in the Storm: Diary of a Gulf War Fighter Pilot Author: Keith Rosenkranz

Call Number: 958.1 I724r Title: The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers Authors: Nicholas Irving with Gary Brozek

Call Number: 958.104 H462s Title: Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front Author: Mary Jennings Hegar

Call Number: 958.104 B612f Title: The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden Author: Mark Bowden

Call Number: 958.104 H358o Title: The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan Author: Michael Hastings

Call Number: 959.704 H392s Title: Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton: An Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in Vietnam Author: Amy Shively Hawk

Call Number: 959.704 N576n Title: Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Call Number: 959.704 S498x Title: Xin Loi, Viet Nam: Thirty-One Months of War: A Soldier’s Memoir Author: Al Sever

Call Number: 973.3 P545v Title: Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Call Number: 973.7 P276i Title: An Iowa Solider Writes Home: The Civil War Letters of Union Private Daniel J. Parvin Editor: Phillip A. Hubbart

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