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.