The 940s seem to be weighty books, of a heft that makes it difficult to carry three home at once. I suppose that’s not inappropriate for such a serious subject, but it does make me wonder what it is about this particular kind of history that leads to such massive tomes.
940.1, God’s Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215, by David Levering Lewis (2008)
940.424, Baptism of Fire: The Second Battle of Ypres and the Forging of Canada, April 1915, by Nathan M. Greenfield (2007).
940.547252092, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand (2010).