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JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956

While a lengthy first volume, this study is accessible and entertaining. A wide array of history buffs, and readers previously reluctant to consume a Kennedy biography, will enjoy this highly recommended account.
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The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop

Who can resist a visit to Whistle Stop and all her inhabitants, past and present? No one!
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I’ll Be Seeing You

With these reflections, Bergs sheds insight into the experience of caring for a parent. This eloquent book will especially appeal to those in an eldercare role.
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War: How Conflict Shaped Us

Those interested in military history, and the idea of how we make, prepare, and enable war, will enjoy this thought-provoking read.

The Hardest Place: The American Military Adrift in Afghanistan’s Pech Valley

. Although this is a lengthy book, it reads easily and, within its accessible pages, readers can gain a better understanding of an ongoing, yet often forgotten war. An essential, thoroughly reported work.

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The Abstainer

This tightly wound historical tale is full of the grit and grime of industrial England that is bleeding Ireland dry and setting the stage for the rebellion of the next century. More a noir thriller than historical fiction, it is driven by a thirst for retribution and freedom. Highly recommended. [star worthy?]
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Whale Day: And Other Poems

Not Collins’s best collection but a solid one that all libraries will want for its emotional resonance during difficult times.

Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History

The captivating narrative is at times slowed by a plethora of statistics and data, yet overall, is an illuminating investigation of post-1960s U.S. economic history that will engage readers of contemporary politics. See Rick Perlstein’s Reaganland for a detailed narrative of Reagan’s role in the nation’s shift to the right and his advocacy of pro-business governance.

His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope

A well-crafted testament to a tumultuous time in American history and to one of the brave men who helped shape the world we know today. Essential for all collections.

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