Vanguard Spotlight Book of the Month: December 2022: Student

Monthly Reads from ASU-Beebe Students, Faculty and Staff.

ASU-Beebe Employee Favorites

Each month Abington Library will feature a favorite book from a faculty, staff member, or student. They will give a brief synopsis of their chosen book.

Featured ASU-Beebe Student: Mailys Thimothee

Mailys Thimothee Holding the Book "Hidden Armies of the Second World War"

About Mailys

Student: Mailys Thimothee

Classification: Freshman

Major: Criminal Justice AS

Clubs or Organizations: Trio

Future Plans: Transfer to UCA or UALR to get either a bachelor's degree or Doctoral Degree. Mailys than plans to become a Coroner.

Other information about Mailys:

Mailys moved to America from France at the age of 11 years old, so English is her second language. Her favorite book genres are true crime and historical books. She loves winter sports, and figure skating is her favorite.

About the Book

Hidden Armies of The Second World War

            In the Hidden Armies of The Second World War by Patrick G. Zander, the book takes us on a trip around Europe to discover all of the different Second World War resistance movements from Central Europe, to Northern Europe, to Russia, and to the Mediterranean. From resistance that was very quiet and peaceful to the resistance involving real bloodshed, so many men and women put their lives and their loved one's lives on the line to save their country and their country’s identity. We discover the war heroes and their actions from the most known French Resistance to the lesser-known German resistance.

I recommend this book because it teaches us parts of history that a lot of people have never heard of before. These men and women have stayed in the shadows long enough, and it is time for all of them to shine and receive the acknowledgement they deserve. Each of these grassroots movements had its importance, and I doubt we would have won the war without them. Therefore, I think everybody should read this book because there is a lot more to learn than we think.

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