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New books on the shelves for summer

By John Hegemier

By John Hegemier
Director, Bandera Library

For your summer reading fun, consider one or more of these new books at the Bandera Public Library:
• Hitler's Last Days: The Death of the Nazi Regime and the World's Most Notorious Dictator - by Bill O'Reilly. This informative book provides an overview of the end of the war in Europe. Skipping quickly between Patton's advance from the west, the Soviet advance from the east and the turmoil within the German command structures, this book provides the non-World War II buff an informative entry into the final days of Hitler and the Nazi regime.
• Pretty Boy: The Epic Life of Pretty Boy Floyd - by Bill Brooks. This stylized historical novel begins with Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, shot by lawmen, laying in an Ohio corn field, mortally wounded. His life flashes before his eyes. His dreams of being somebody important are dashed. It is during these last moments of his life that Charley Floyd is able to review his life with a clarity he never previously had.
• Maximum Ride Forever: 9th in the Maximum Ride series - by James Patterson. Legions of Max fans won't be disappointed by this encore episode in the beloved series about the incredible adventures of a teenage girl who can fly.
• The English Spy: 15th in the Gabriel Allon series - by Daniel Silva.
Multi-lingual Israeli intelligence officer Gabriel Allon is back and as good as ever in the fifteenth book of Daniel Silva's best-selling series. Gabriel is confronted with a crime that must be solved before he takes over the Israeli intelligence service. An English Princess, the "most famous woman in the world," has been killed-sunk on her yacht by an assassin with IRA ties.