The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert Edsel
Recommended by Marni Blomquist
Follow the Monuments Men, a little-known World War II Allied division, as they hunt down European art treasures stolen by the Nazis. A fast-paced and inspiring story, George Clooney is directing the movie, scheduled for a December release.
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
Recommended by Mary Severson
This is the riveting true account of the building of the atomic bomb, including details of scientists secretly working in remote Los Alamos, NM, a daring raid to destroy a Nazi heavy-water plant, and the espionage as Soviet spies stole an atomic formula.
Mr. Churchill’s Secretary: A novel by Susan Elia MacNeal
Recommended by Laura Carlson
This mystery thriller is set in England at the start of the Nazi air raids over London. Maggie Hope, a brilliant mathematician, gets a job as a typist for Winston Churchill, and unknown to Maggie this sets off a chain of events that will change her life forever—if she survives.
Book picks courtesy of Hennepin County Library–Eden Prairie.