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There are new books at the Ellinwood Community/School Library. They are:

"In The Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson. In 1933, William E. Dodd became America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. As the situation turns ominous in Germany, especially toward the Jewish minority, Dodd’s warnings to America go largely unheeded. This is the true story of Dodd and his family, and their horrific time in pre-war Germany.

"Nothing Daunted" by Dorothy Wickenden. Bored by their society obligations, two young women, close friends from childhood and graduates of Smith College, left home in New York for the wilds of northwestern Colorado. It was 1916, and the two women intended to teach school and have adventure, perhaps more than they had ever imagined.

"The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris" by David McCullough. This is the enthralling and inspiring story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects and others of his aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.

"On China" by Henry Kissinger. Kissinger examines key episodes in Chinese foreign policy, from the classical era to the present day. He illuminates the inner workings of Chinese diplomacy during such pivotal events as the initial encounters between China and modern European powers and Richard Nixon’s historic trip to Beijing.

"Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969" by David Eisenhower. David Eisenhower was a teenager when he lived with his grandfather, former President Eisenhower, on a Pennsylvania farm. In this memoir, he shares his experiences and lessons learned from a grandfather eager to advise, instruct, and assist his protégé.

"Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base" by Annie Jacobsen. Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing was filmed there. Now a credible insider shares her knowledge of the base and its history.

Sharon Sturgis is the librarian at the Ellinwood Community/School Library