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New Books

"Mayflower Papers" book coverWe have received The Mayflower Papers: selected writings of Colonial New England edited by Nathaniel Philbrick and Thomas Philbrick. If you read The Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick you may want to add this to your reading list. This book is a selection of personal writings Philbrick used for his best seller.

cover of " Upon the Altar of the Nation"Another new book in the Library collection is Upon the Altar of the Nation: a moral history of the Civil War by Harry S. Stout. Stout is Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Religious History at Yale University and the author of The New England Soul. In this book, he examines the "just war theory" drawing from public and private documents.