The Journal Gazette
Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:00 am

New library books

The following World War II history books are newly available through the Allen County Public Library.

“The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War”b y Catherine Grace Katz

The untold story of the three intelligent and glamorous young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference with Joseph Stalin, and of the fateful reverberations in the waning days of World War II.

“The Bohemians: The Lovers Who Led Germany's Resistance Against the Nazis” by Norman Ohler

The best-selling author of “Blitzed” draws on unpublished diaries, letters and Gestapo files to trace the remarkable story of idealistic lovers Harro Schulze-Boysen and Libertas Haas-Heye, the leaders of the anti-Nazi resistance in 1930s Berlin's bohemian underworld.

“12 Seconds of Silence: How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon” by Jamie Holmes

The riveting story of the American scientists, tinkerers and nerds who solved one of the biggest puzzles of World War II -- and developed one of the most powerful weapons of the war.

“The Girl and the Bombardier: A True Story of Resistance and Rescue in Nazi-occupied France” by Susan Tate Ankeny

A downed B-17 bombardier's unfinished World War II memoir and a box of letters from the French girl who saved him set a veteran's daughter on a journey, 65 years later, to craft their intersecting stories.

“The Indomitable Florence Finch: The Untold Story of a War Widow Turned Resistance Fighter and Savior of American POWs” by Robert J. Mrazek

This book documents the forgotten life of the Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and Filipina native who saved countless Americans during the Pacific War in the face of bigotry for her mixed-race heritage.

“Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945" by Ian W. Toll

The conclusion to the trilogy that began with “Pacific Crucible” follows MacArthur's pledge to the Philippines, the kamikaze attacks on Allied fleets and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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