Here are 10 of this month’s most checked-out books in our History Military nonfiction collection!

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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 940.5472 HIL

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared—Lt. Louis Zamperini. Captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor.


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A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
Adam Makos,Larry Alexander

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 MAK

This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies over wartime Germany on 21 December 1943—the American—2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown, a former farm boy from West Virginia who came to captain a B-17—and the German—2nd Lieutenant Franz Stigler, a former airline pilot from Bavaria who sought to avoid fighting in World War II.


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

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 ZUC

In Nov. 1942 a U.S. cargo plane crashed into the Greenland ice cap, the B-17 sent on the search-and-rescue mission got caught in a storm and also crashed, miraculously all nine men aboard survived. A second rescue operation was launched, but the plane, the Grumman Duck, flew into a storm and vanished. The survivors of the B-17 spent 148 days fighting to stay alive while waiting for rescue by famed explorer Bernt Balchen. Then in 2012 the U.S. Coast Guard and North South Polar mount an expedition to solve the mystery of the vanished plane and recover the remains of the lost plane’s crew.


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Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior
Rorke Denver,Ellis Henican

HISTORY MILITARY DEN

Explaining the unique psychology behind the SEALs’ legendary training program, a high-level SEAL officer reveals the modern techniques that transform a chosen few into lethal warriors and details how the SEALs’ creative operations became front-and-centerin America’s War on Terror.


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Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
Mitchell Zuckoff

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 940.548 ZUC

Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoff unleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War II rescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S. military personnel into the jungle-clad land of New Guinea


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Bringing Mulligan Home: The Other Side of the Good War
Dale Maharidge

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 MAH

After his father dies, a journalist embarks on a twelve-year quest to understand why his father was always fascinated by a photograph of himself and another soldier taken on Okinawa, and why the man never spoke of his war experiences.


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The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War
Fred Kaplan

HISTORY MILITARY KAP

The inside story of the small group of soldier-scholars who changed the way the Pentagon does business and the American military fights wars, against fierce resistance from within their own ranks.


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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
Denise Kiernan

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 KIE

Kiernan traces the astonishing story of the unsung World War II workers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee—one of the Manhattan Project’s secret cities.


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Voices of the Pacific: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II
Adam Makos,Marcus Brotherton

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 MAK

Based on interviews with veterans and unpublished memoirs, tells the true stories of twenty marines during World War II, from the attacks on Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal, Okinawa, and their return home after V-J Day.


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Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare
Stephen Budiansky

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 BUD

Documents the story of a small group of scientists who applied intellectual strategies to battle techniques and revolutionized the process of waging wars, citing the contributions of future Nobel winner Patrick Blackett.


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