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The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945

by Michael R. Beschloss

From one of America's most respected historians, The Conquerors reveals one of the most important stories of World War II. As Allied soldiers fought the Nazis, Franklin Roosevelt and, later, Harry Truman fought...


Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs: The Unknown Story of the Men and Women of World War II's OSS

by Patrick K. O'Donnell

The battles of World War II were won not only by the soldiers on the front lines, and not only by the generals and admirals, but also by the shadow warriors whose work is captured for the first time in Operatives,...


A Retrospect on the Dust-Laden History: The Past and Present of Tekong Island in Singapore

by LEONG SZE LEE & POH SENG CHEN

Chen Poh Seng's great grandfather lived in Pulau Tekong, his 50-over cousins were born and educated there. He lived in Changi Point which is 30 minutes away by ferry.

Lee Leong Sze is a Malaysian, graduated from...


The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II

by Andrew Nagorski

The battle for Moscow was the biggest battle of World War II -- the biggest battle of all time. And yet it is far less known than Stalingrad, which involved about half the number of troops. From the time Hitler...


Hitler's Scandinavian Legacy

by Jill Stephenson & John Gilmour

The Scandinavian [Nordic] countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland experienced the effects of the German invasion in April 1940 in very different ways. Collaboration, resistance, and co-belligerency...


Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America

by Annie Jacobsen

The explosive story of America's secret post-WWII science programs, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51

In the chaos following World War II, the U.S. government faced many difficult decisions,...


Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives

by Peter Caddick-Adams

Two men came to personify Allied and German generalship in the Second World War: Bernard Montgomery and Erwin Rommel. They fought a series of extraordinary battles across several theaters of war that established...


A Measureless Peril: America in the Fight for the Atlantic, the Longest Battle of World War II

by Richard Snow

Of all the threats that faced his country in World War II, Winston Churchill said, just one really scared him—what he called the "measureless peril" of the German U-boat campaign.

In that global conflagration,...


The Lampshade: A Holocaust Detective Story from Buchenwald to New Orleans

by Mark Jacobson

Few growing up in the aftermath of World War II will ever forget the horrifying reports that Nazi concentration camp doctors had removed the skin of prisoners to makes common, everyday lampshades. In The Lampshade,...


The Library of Congress World War II Companion

by David M. Kennedy

The noted historian John Keegan called World War II "the largest single event in human history." More than sixty years after it ended, that war continues to shape our world. Going far beyond accounts of the...


On Seas Contested: The Seven Great Navies of the Second World War

by Vincent P. O¿Hara

An international team of naval historians and scholars has pooled their expertise for this definitive reference on how the great navies of World War II were organized and how they trained, operated, and fought....


A World in Flames: A Short History of the Second World War in Europe and Asia 1939-1945

by Martin Kitchen

A concise account of the war - including the war in Asia and the Pacific as well as the European arena. Covers the formation of the victorious Grand Alliance and to the problems that beset it, and to Nazi Germany's...


The Ultimate Battle: Okinawa 1945--The Last Epic Struggle of World War II

by Bill Sloan

The Ultimate Battle is the full story of the last great clash of World War II as it has never before been told. With the same "grunt's-eye-view" narrative style that distinguished his Brotherhood of Heroes (on...


Into the Rising Sun

by Patrick K. O'Donnell

In his award-winning book Beyond Valor, Patrick O'Donnell reveals the true nature of the European Theater in World War II, as told by those who survived. Now, with Into the Rising Sun, O'Donnell tells the story...


US World War II Parachute Infantry Regiments

by Gordon Rottman & Mark Stacey

From North Africa, Sicily, and Italy, to Normandy and Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, into the heart of Nazi Germany, and also in jungle battles in the Pacific the parachute infantry regiments were among the...


Beyond Valor: World War II's Ranger and Airborne Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat

by Patrick K. O'Donnell

Previous books have promised to describe the combat experience of the World War II GI, but there has never been a book like Patrick O'Donnell's Beyond Valor. Here is the first combat history of the war in Europe...


A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II

by Eric Jaffe

From an “illuminating and entertaining” (The New York Times) historian comes the World War II story of two men whose remarkable lives improbably converged at the Tokyo war crimes trials of 1946.

In the wake...


The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III: The Full Story of How 76 Allied Officers Carried Out World War II's Most Remarkable Mass Escape

by Tim Carroll

The true story of one of the most heroic feats of World War II...the daring prison camp breakout that inspired the classic film The Great Escape

Stalag Luft III was one of the Germans' "escape-proof" prison...


Cap Badges of the British Army 1939-45

by G L D Alderton

The British Army has always set great store by its cap badges, which, in miniature, encapsulated the history and traditions of the units that wore them. They were worn with pride by the County regiments (that...


Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War against Germany and Italy

by Anne Sharp Wells

The Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War against Germany and Italy relates the history of this war through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps and photos, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary...