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Both branches of the Kirkwood Community College Library will be closed for Memorial Day.

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 bedelivered to any of the other centers at any time.

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Children’s Literature

Tuesday Takes Me There: The Healing Journey of a Veteran and his Service Dog by Capt. Luis Carlos Montalvan and Bret Witter, Call number: CL Easy Reading 362.4 M763t

Adult Non-Fiction

American Intelligence in the Age of Terror by Michael W. Hayden, Call Number: 327.127 H415p

The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell, Edited by Harry S. Laver and Jeffrey J. Matthews, Call Number: 355.3 A784

The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Policy Making and Patient Care by Suzanne Gordon, Call Number: 362.108 G665b

Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It by Larrie D. Ferreiro, Call Number: 973.3 F383b

Crossings: A Doctor-Soldier’s Story by Jon Kerstetter, Call Number 956.7 K418c

The Dead March: A History of the Mexican-American War by Peter Guardino, Call Number: 973.6 G914d

Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned By Their High Command by Lynn Vincent and Capt. Roger Hill, Call number: 958.104 H647d

Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War by James Wright, Call Number: 959.704 W951e

The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 by James D. Hornfischer, Call Number: 940.54 H816f

iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age by Bill Gertz, Call Number 355.3 G384i

Integrating the U.S. Military: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation Since World War II, Edited by Douglas Walter Bristol, Jr. and Heather Marie Stur, Call Number: 355.008 I611

The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home by Sally Mott Freeman, Call Number: 940.54 F855j
NOTE: The extraordinary, real-life adventure of three brothers at the center of the most dramatic turning points of World War II and their mad race to change history—and save one of their own.

The Last Stand of Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour by James D. Hornfischer, Call Number: 940.54 H816L

The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered by Laura Auricchio, Call Number: 944.04 L161a

The Messman Chronicles: African Americans in the U.S. Navy, 1932-1943, Call Number: 359 M649M

The Myths of Tet: The Most Misunderstood Events of the Vietnam War by Edwin E. Moise, Call Number: 959.704 M714m

The Ranger Force: Darby’s Rangers in World War II by Col. Robert W. Black, Call Number: 940.54 B627r

Ranger Games: a Story of Soldiers, Family, and an Inexplicable Crime by Ben Blum, Call Number: 364.15 B658r

The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War by J.L. Bell, Call Number: 973.311 B433r

Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth by Holger Hoock, Call Number: 973.3 H776s

The Vietnam War: An Intimate History by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns, Call Number: 959.704 W258v

War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War by John W. Dower, Call Number: 940.531 D746w

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