Public historians write for a general audience. Their job is to be true to academic standards while telling a compelling story. They make sense of the past for those living in the present. Bruce Catton was master of the craft. His Civil War is marked by insight and compassion, and reads like high drama. The same could be said of Rick Atkinson’s Liberation Trilogy Guns at Last Light tells the familiar story of D-Day and the Bulge but Army at Dawn brings alive the less well known but savage fighting in North Africa (his new book, The British are Coming, will be here soon). Jean Edward Smith began his career as an academic, but branched out into popular biogrpahy. His profiles of Grant and Eisenhower are excellent
A message from the Board of TrusteesOut of an abundance of caution, our Nichols Library remains closed to the public and staff in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.Please keep borrowed materials for the time being. All due dates have been suspended.The Library Board of Trustees continues to meet regularly to consider how our Library might provide meaningful services to our community during this difficult time. We hope you take advantage our online services. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. Stay well.The NML Board of Trustees, May 4, 202
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