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Nov 24

Nonfiction November Staff Picks, Part 2

Posted on November 24, 2020 at 8:17 AM by Bobbie Clark

Nonfiction November Staff Picks 


Biographies are a great choice for Nonfiction November. Check out these book suggestions for a couple of provocative historical reads: 


April recommends . . . 


A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II 

by Sonia Purnell 

Could a woman operate an undercover spy organization in Nazi occupied France? The general thought in Europe during the 1930's was--hardly! Women don't have what it takes. However, American Virginia Hall did have what it took! A woman of stunning good looks and physical endurance, despite having a prosthetic leg, she coordinated many air drops, counter operatives as well as transmitting enemy intelligence back to United Kingdom for more than seven years. A true American woman of grit and charm. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 

Also available in digital format: 

Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook 

Interview with the author Here 


Rachel recommends . . . 


The Splendid and the Vile  

by Erik Larsen 

This was a really fascinating book! I admire Churchill's grit and determination in the face of Nazi hatred. There are so many lessons to be learned from history. 

Find it in the library catalog Here (in regular type, Large type and audiobook) 

Also available in digital format: 

Axis 360 eBook and eAudiobook 

Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook 

“With a firm grasp of the British struggle under German aggression, Erik Larson crafts a story of epic proportions, taking the reader on a journey of novel insight and unexpected emotion. It's not about Churchill so much as his preservation of all that Britain valued as a civilization at the height of the Second World War” from Hoopla summary. 








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