Today is election day, and voting is one of the few ways that we normal Americans can help to make history. One way or another, or maybe somewhere in between, history will be made today. In honor of this moment, here are some of the Best History Books of November. There's some very serious history in this list, along with a dose of the lighter stuff. And there's lots of variety--so enjoy!
Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila by James M. Scott -At the outbreak of WWII, General MacArthur hoped to protect Manila, the capital of the Philippines. He declared it an open city, but in early 1942 the Japanese seized Manila, rounding up thousands of Americans. MacArthur vowed to return, and three years later he did--but the twenty-nine day battle that ensued was destructive and devastating. James M. Scott's Rampage recounts one of the most heartbreaking chapters of Pacific War history.
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