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New library books

The following new history books are available at the Georgetown Branch of the Allen County Public Library.

•“American Gun: A History of the U.S. in 10 Firearms” by Chris Kyle, William Doyle

A former Navy SEAL and the New York Times best-selling author of “American Sniper” targets the most important American firearms, using these guns to prove that the American story has been tied to and shaped by the gun.

•“Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution” by Nathaniel Philbrick

The best-selling author of “Mayflower” presents a novel inspired by the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution.

•“Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II” by Mitchell Zuckoff

This thrilling true story of survival follows the survivors of a U.S. cargo plane crash in 1942 and their 148 days spent fighting for their lives during a brutal Arctic winter, as well as the dangerous 2012 expedition.

•“The Civil War in Fifty Objects” by Harold Holzer, New York Historical Society

This companion to “A History of the World in 100 Objects” offers a visual perspective on the war with a soldier’s footlocker, the Emancipation Proclamation, leaves from Lincoln’s bier and Grant’s handwritten terms of surrender at Appomattox.

•“The Girls of Atomic City: The Secret History of the Women Who Built WWII’s Most Powerful Weapon” by Denise Kiernan

Traces the unknown contributions of tens of thousands of women residents of the Manhattan Project’s then-secret city of Oak Ridge, Tenn., whose uranium-enriching jobs in support of the Project were shrouded in secrecy.

•“Here Is Where: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History” by Andrew Carroll

The best-selling author of “War Letters” documents his cross-country tour of forgotten sites linked to momentous historical events and people, spurred by his discovery of the story about how the brother of John Wilkes Booth once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son.

– Allen County Public Library

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