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World War II Anniversary

In memory of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, check out some of these recent publications on the topic.
 

American warlords: how Roosevelt's high command led America to victory in World War II by Jonathan W. Jordan

 

Avenue of spies: a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France by Alex Kershaw

 

 

Beyond the call: the true story of one World War II pilot's covert mission to rescue POWs on the Eastern Front by Lee Trimble with Jeremy Dronfield

 

 

A brief stop on the road from Auschwitz by Göran Rosenberg ; translated from the Swedish by Sarah Death ; edited by John Cullen

 

 

Savvy Seniors: 80 Years of Social Security Act

On August 14, 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. In addition to the program we now think of as Social Security, it included unemployment insurance, old-age assistance, aid to dependent children and grants to the states to provide various forms of medical care.

Connect Your Summer Ends Wednesday, August 12!

Don't forget to claim your badges by midnight on Wednesday (August 12, 2015) in order to be eligible for prizes! Winners will be notified and given ample time to collect their prizes after the program ends. 

Happy reading/listening/watching/experiencing the remainder of the Connect Your Summer program! 

Look What's In Large Print: August, 2015

25 Great World War II Films

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. It has been estimated that over 1,000 films have been made about the war which lasted from 1939 to 1945.

Battle of the Bulge [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Cinerama, Inc. production ; a Sidney Harmon in association with United States Pictures, Inc. production

The best years of our lives [videodisc] by [presented by] Samuel Goldwyn [Pictures Corporation]

The big red one [videodisc] by Lorimar presents a Samuel Fuller film

Murder Will Out: November 2015

Recent additions to some favorite series.

Murder Will Out: October 2015

Stone cold dead by James W. Ziskin.  December 21, 1960, the shortest day of the year: Fifteen-year-old Darleen Hicks slips away from her school bus as it idles in the junior-high parking lot, waiting to depart. Moments later the bus rumbles away without her, and she is never seen again. 

From Bruges with love by Pieter Aspe ; translated by Brian Doyle.  Inspector Pieter Van In finds himself in the middle of a complex web--one that involves high-level officials, local law enforcement, and common thugs. 

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