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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Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
Marcus Luttrell

HISTORY MILITARY MIDEAST LUT

The leader, and only survivor, of a team of U.S. Navy SEALs sent to northern Afghanistan to capture a well-known al Qaeda leader chronicles the events of the battle that killed his teammates and offers insight into the training of this elite group of warriors.


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No Easy Day: The Autobiography of a Navy Seal: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
Mark Owen,Kevin Maurer

HISTORY MILITARY MIDEAST OWE

Examines the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden, details the selection and training process for one of the most elite units in the military, and describes previously unreported missions that illustrate the life and work of a SEAL and the evolution of the team after the events of September 11.


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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Robert M. Edsel

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 EDS

“The previously untold story of a little-known WWII Allied division whose mission was to track down European art and treasures that had been looted by the Nazis at Hitler’s command”—Provided by the publisher.


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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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Thank You for Your Service
David Finkel

HISTORY MILITARY MIDEAST FIN

A profound look at life after war. No journalist has reckoned with the psychology of war as intimately as David Finkel. In The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel shadowed the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion as they carried out the infamous surge, a grueling fifteen-month tour that changed all of them forever. Now Finkel has followed many of those same men as they’ve returned home and struggled to reintegrate—both into their family lives and into American society at large.


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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
Diane Ackerman

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 ACK

Documents the true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany’s invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa.


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The Ghost Mountain Boys: Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea--The Forgotten War of the South Pacific
James Campbell

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 CAM

Chronicles a little-known episode of World War II in which America’s “Ghost Mountain Boys” endured hardship, malnutrition, disease, and harsh conditions in a forty-two-day march from New Guinea’s south coast to the north coast battlefields of Buna.


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Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II
Wil S. Hylton

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 HYL

On September 1, 1944, a massive American bomber carrying eleven men vanished over the tiny Pacific archipelago of Palau, leaving behind a trail of mysteries. For more than sixty years, the U.S. government, the children of the missing airmen and a maverick team of scientists and scuba divers searched the archipelago for clues with cutting-edge technology and unyielding determination.


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Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis
Robert M. Edsel

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 EDS

Describes two Americans in Italy, one an artist, the other a scholar, who tracked down and protected historic artwork worth billions by Michelangelo, Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, and Botticelli in advance of the approaching Nazi army in 1943.


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