Remembering Those Who Served

Around Memorial Day our thoughts turn to honoring those service men and women who gave their lives and those who served their country in time of war.  The annual Memorial Day parade which is sponsored by the Watertown Veterans’ Services Department is one such event for paying tribute to them.
At the Watertown Free Public Library we have been acquiring new books in this area which present either personal experiences or, often, a new perspective on United States military involvement beginning in World War I.  For readers who are interested, titles that have been published in 2012-2013 are as follows:
WW I
The sleepwalkers : how Europe went to war in 1914 / Christopher Clark
The great war : a combat history of the First World War / Peter Hart.

WW II
A higher call : an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of World War II / Adam Makos with Larry Alexander
Those angry days : Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's fight over World War II, 1939-1941/ Lynne Olson.
Operation Storm : Japan's top secret submarines and its plan to change the course of World War II / John J. Geoghegan
Letters from Berlin : a story of war, survival, and the redeeming power of love and friendship / Margarete Dos and Kerstin Lieff

Recent history
The book of my lives / Aleksandar Hemon.
The outpost : an untold story of American valor / Jake Tapper.


Written by Reference Librarian Ellie.

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