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Honoring Our Veterans this Memorial Day

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Memorial Day first came about after the Civil War, and has since been a day of remembrance for our country’s service men and women. This Memorial Day, please take a moment of reflection for our service members, both past and present.  Please also stop by the Village of Lombard's Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29 at Noon at the Veteran's Memorial in Common Park at the Sunken Garden. 

We've compiled a list of titles for researchers of all ages. For more information on these and other selections, please visit our catalog

World War I
100th Anniversary of U.S. Entry into the War

Diplomacy (or Lack Thereof…)

The Zimmermann Telegram: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America's Entry into World War I by Thomas Boghardt 
Nothing Less than War: A New History of America's Entry into World War I by Justus D. Doenecke 
March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution by Will Englund   
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson    
The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America by Michael S. Neiberg 
The Zimmermann Telegram by Barbara W. Tuchman 

The War

Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics by Kathryn J. Atwood   
Sergeant Stubby: How a Stray Dog and His Best Friend Helped Win WWI and Stole the Heart of a Nation by Ann Bausum  
The First, the Few, the Forgotten: Navy and Marine Corps Women in World War I by Jean Ebbert  
Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I by John S. D. Eisenhower    
Over There: The Story of America's First Great Overseas Crusade by Frank Freidel   
Doughboy War: The American Expeditionary Force in World War I by James H. Hallas   
The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War by Samuel Hynes   
Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America's First Naval Ace by David S. Ingalls
World War I: The American Soldier Experience by Jennifer D. Keene
The Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War by David Laskin
Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne by Douglas V. Mastriano
Five Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men who Led America to Victory in WWI by James Carl Nelson
A Higher Form of Killing: Six weeks in World War I that Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare by Diana Preston  
America and WWI: A Traveler's Guide by Mark D. Van Ells

Home Front

Over Here: The First World War and American Society by David M. Kennedy
The World Remade: America in World War I by G. J. Meyer
World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It    


First Air War DVD 
War Stories DVD 
World War 1 in Color DVD