Our Henning Public School Library carries over 160 books that have to do with the military.  With Veterans Day upon us, we hope that you will find your way up to the library to check out a book and read it in honor of our servicemen and servicewomen.  

“Absolute Victory” from the Editors of TIME with a foreword written by George H.W. Bush is our featured book.  

The jacket cover of the book reads “The day after Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt promised his fellow Americans that they would win ‘absolute victory’ in the coming war.  

“This volume traces the last year of that great conflict, concluding with the triumph over Japan and Germany that Roosevelt had promised.  In Europe, we follow the U.S. and British armies through the ill-fated Operation Market-Garden, the desperate Battle of the Bulge and on to the liberation of the Nazi death camps and the last days  of Adolf Hitler and his Third Reich.  In the Pacific, we trace General Douglas MacArthur’s triumphant return to the Philippines and the great invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, as well as the creation and deployment of the atom bombs that brought Japan’s surrender. 

“The book features the classic photo-journalism of such distinguished TIME LIFE cameramen as Robert Capa and Carl Mydans, as well as a series of warm, revealing photo galleries that illuminate the daily lives of soldiers and sailors. It also offers a host of fascinating new eye witness accounts by veterans of the war, including former Senator George McGovern, who recalls his experiences as a young bomber pilot, and one time Hitler Youth member Armin Lehmann, who takes us inside Hitler’s Berlin bunker to describe the Fuhrer’s final hours. New maps and charts clarify the war’s great campaigns, and a remarkably personal foreword by a former Navy pilot who became President George H.W. Bush, plunges us directly into the headlong days of World War II—America’s finest hour.”

We are open on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:30 p.m. following the school calendar. We hope to see you soon.