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The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945

by James D. Hornfischer

The extraordinary story of the World War II air, land, and sea campaign that brought the U.S. Navy to the apex of its strength and marked the rise of the United States as a global superpower


One of America’s...

Lucky 666: The Impossible Mission

by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling The Heart of Everything That Is and Halsey’s Typhoon comes the dramatic, untold story of a daredevil bomber pilot and his misfit crew who fly their lone B-17...

Barbarossa 1941: Reframing Hitler's Invasion of Stalin's Soviet Empire

by Frank Ellis

Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's plan for invading the Soviet Union, has by now become a familiar tale of overreach, with the Germans blinded to their coming defeat by their initial victory, and the Soviet Union...

Finnish Soldier vs Soviet Soldier

by David Campbell & Johnny Shumate

The Winter War was supposed to be a quick and easy conflict; instead it proved to be a bitter war that destroyed the international reputation of the Soviet Red Army. The diminutive Finnish force was desperately...

War over the Steppes

by E. R. Hooton

The air war over the Steppes was more than a brutal clash in which might alone triumphed. It was a conflict that saw tactical and technological innovation as the Soviet air force faced off against Herman Göring's...

We March Against England

by Robert Forczyk

In May 1940 Nazi Germany was master of continental Europe, the only European power still standing was Great Britain – and the all-conquering German armed forces stood poised to cross the Channel. Following...

Malaya and Singapore 1941–42

by Mark Stille & Peter Dennis

For the British Empire it was a military disaster, but for Imperial Japan the conquest of Malaya was one of the pivotal campaigns of World War II. Giving birth to the myth of the Imperial Japanese Army's invincibility,...

The Mosin-Nagant Rifle

by Bill Harriman, Alan Gilliland & Johnny Shumate

The Mosin-Nagant is the world's longest-surviving and most widely distributed military rifle, having armed the forces of Russia and many other countries for more than five decades. It has seen action from World...

All the Fine Young Eagles: In the Cockpit with Canada's Second World War Fighter Pilots

by David L. Bashow

During the six years of the Second World War, Canadian fighter pilots flew and fought with great distinction in every theatre of war to which Commonwealth fighter forces were deployed. All the Fine Young Eagles...

The Plots Against Hitler

by Danny Orbach

A new and definitive account of the anti-Nazi underground in Germany and its numerous plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler

Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War

by Ben Macintyre

The incredible untold story of WWII’s greatest secret fighting force, as told by our great modern master of wartime intrigue


Britain’s Special Air Service—or SAS—was the brainchild of David Stirling,...

The Leper Spy: The Story of an Unlikely Hero of World War II

by Ben Montgomery

The GIs called her Joey. Hundreds owed their lives to the tiny Filipina who stashed explosives in spare tires, tracked Japanese troop movements, and smuggled maps of fortifications across enemy lines. As the...

SOE's Mastermind: The Authorised Biography of Major General Sir Colin Gubbins KCMG, DSO, MC

by Brian Lett

For those with even a passing interest in the Second World War, the name Colin Gubbins is synonymous with the Special Operations Executive (SOE). This is not surprising as from its creation in late 1940 at Prime...

Irena's Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto

by Tilar J. Mazzeo

One of Kirkus Reviews' Ten Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of Fall 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot comes an extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler—the “female...

Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika Bomber

by Robert Forsyth, Jim Laurier & Gareth Hector

As Europe plunged into World War II, Hitler ordered the development of a hi-tech secret weapon capable of taking the war across the Atlantic ? the Messerschmitt Me 264. Chosen from designs for an 'Amerika Bomber'...

US Navy Ships vs Kamikazes 1944–45

by Mark Stille & Jim Laurier

The ineffectiveness of conventional air attacks on US Navy surface ships, particularly heavily defended targets like carrier task groups, forced the Japanese to re-evaluate their tactics in late 1944. The solution...

Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness

by Craig Nelson

Published in time for the 75th anniversary, a gripping and definitive account of the event that changed twentieth-century America—Pearl Harbor—based on years of research and new information uncovered by...

Über Alles: A Novel of Love, Loyalty, and Political Intrigue In World War II

by Robert Arthur Neff

In less-conflicted times they might never have met, but as Germany lurched toward World War II many lives were forced to change direction. Dieter is the orphaned son of a music professor and one of that teacher’s...

Konev's Golgotha: Operation Typhoon Strikes the Soviet Western Front, October 1941

by Michael Filippenkov

This book is a historical study of the events of October 1941 in the Viaz'ma pocket, based on documents found in the Russian Federation's Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense, the German Bundesarchiv,...

The Battle for Crimea 1941-1944: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

by Anthony Tucker-Jones

The selection of over 150 rare wartime photographs in this volume in Pen & Sword’s Images of War series offers a graphic visual record of the dramatic and bloody battles fought for the Crimea during the Second...