History

New Book Alerts is a free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by your local library. You can select to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds. If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click "check catalog" to place a hold on the item right away.


Previous | Last 30 days

Print   |   RSS
Switch View
  • Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country

    Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Andrew J. Bacevich
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Metropolitan Books; First Edition edition (2013, Sep 10th).
    Pages:   256

    A blistering critique of the gulf between America’s soldiers and the society that sends them off to war, from the bestselling author of The Limits of Power and Washington RulesThe United States has been “at war” for more than a decade. Yet as war has become normalized, a yawning gap has opened between America’s soldiers and the society in whose name they fight. For ordinary citizens, as former secretary of defense Robert Gates has acknowledged, armed conflict has become an “abstraction” and military service “something for other people to do.”In Breach of Trust, bestselling author Andrew Bacevich takes stock of the separation between Americans and their military, tracing its origins to the Vietnam era and exploring its pernicious implications: a nation with an abiding appetite for war waged at enormous expense by a standing army demonstrably unable to achieve victory. more

    More Info | Google Books | Check Availability
  • Killing Jesus

    Killing Jesus

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Bill O'Reilly
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Henry Holt and Co. (2013, Sep 24th).
    Pages:   304

    Millions of readers have thrilled by bestselling authors Bill O’Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, page-turning works of nonfiction that have changed the way we read history. Now the anchor of The O’Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly two thousand years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. Killing Jesus will take readers inside Jesus’s life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable – and changed the world forever. more

    More Info | Google Books | Check Availability
  • Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

    Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Max Hastings
    Format:   Deckle Edge]
    Publisher:   Knopf (2013, Sep 24th).
    Pages:   

    From the acclaimed military historian, a new history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles—the Marne, Ypres, Tannenberg—that marked the frenzied first year before the war bogged down in the trenches. In Catastrophe 1914, Max Hastings gives us a conflict different from the familiar one of barbed wire, mud and futility. He traces the path to war, making clear why Germany and Austria-Hungary were primarily to blame, and describes the gripping first clashes in the West, where the French army marched into action in uniforms of red and blue with flags flying and bands playing. In August, four days after the French suffered 27,000 men dead in a single day, the British fought an extraordinary holding action against oncoming Germans, one of the last of its kind in history. more

    More Info | Google Books | Check Availability