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The United Nations

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the United Nations in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the history and principal...


Franklin D. Roosevelt

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Franklin D. Roosevelt in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and...


Love and Sacrifice: A World War Brings Double Tragedy to an American Family

by Dennis Whitehead

Love and Sacrifice is the never-before-told true story of a father and son killed in World War II. The book follows the Reed family through the first half of the 20th century as they travel the country and globe...


The World Turns to War

by Jay Wertz

The World Turns to War weaves stories of combat veterans into an event-by-event history of the war. Includes the words of veterans of all forces — in all theaters of operation. Illustrated by high-quality...


The Hitler Kiss

by Radomir Luza

This gripping autobiography is at once a heart-pounding adventure story, a moving recollection of a larger-than-life father, and an important account of the Czech resistance. Radomir Luza's father was a revered...


Renatus' Kayak

by Rozanne Enerson Junker

Woody Belsheim had one question when he gave his niece, Rozanne Enerson Junker, a miniature sealskin kayak made for him in 1944 by Inuit hunter Renatus Tuglavina: Would it be possible for you to find out what...


Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific, A Marine Tells His Story

by Robert Leckie

Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts to ever come out of the Second World War. Robert Leckie was 21 when he enlisted in the US Marine Corps in January 1942. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow...


Operation Barbarossa

by Nigel Askey

In June 1941 the German Wehrmacht launched Operation Barbarossa: the attack on the USSR and the largest land invasion in recorded history. The titanic battles that followed led to the greatest loss of life ever...


Red Army Sniper: A Memoir on the Eastern Front in World War II

by Yevgeni Nikolaev

'I did not regard myself as a slacker. Even in childhood I taught myself to carry out tasks entrusted conscientiously and carefully. In war, it is no secret that the casual don't survive'.

Yevgeni Nikolaev was...


Panzer IV: 1939-1945

by Paul Thomas

The Panzer IV – Panzerkampfwagen IV – was one the foremost German fighting vehicles of the Second World War, and this volume in the TankCraft series is an ideal introduction to it. With detailed captions,...


Voices of the Second World War: A Child's Perspective

by Sheila A Renshaw

Voices of the Second World War: A Child’s Perspective is a collection of firsthand accounts from people who experienced the Second World War from all over Europe: stretching from Russia to the Channel Islands,...


Joseph Stalin: Images of War

by Nigel Blundell & Maurice Crow

Joseph Stalin was a monster. He sacrificed his friends and allies in pursuit of power, murdered thousands with sadistic brutality to maintain it and callously obliterated millions more of his own people over...


Tanks of the USSR 1917-1945

by Alexander Lüdeke

The Soviet Union had already begun building an armored industry as early as the 1920s. Although initially limited to reconstructing and developing Western European armored vehicles, an independent line of powerful...


The Wehrmacht's Last Stand: The German Campaigns of 1944-1945

by Robert M. Citino

By 1943, the war was lost, and most German officers knew it. Three quarters of a century later, the question persists: What kept the German army going in an increasingly hopeless situation? Where some historians...


Memories of a Lost Generation

by Steve Nicklas, Wilhelm Gehlen & Mary Stroka

This book is a detailed history of the German side of World War 2. It is based on letters from German soldiers and German families. The study collection consisted of a total of 564 different letters and documents...


Battle Hardened

by Craig S. Chapman

Battle-Hardened: An Infantry Officer's Harrowing Journey from D-Day to VE-Day tells the story of an American soldier's growth from a 2nd Lieutenant eager to prove his worth in battle to a skilled and resolute...


The Promise: A Novel of China and Burma

by Pearl S. Buck

In another triumphant cultural and historical novel from Pearl S. Buck, The Promise chronicles a band of Chinese soldiers who are sent to rescue a British-American platoon, pinned down in Burma, while the Japanese...


South Africans versus Rommel

by David Brock Katz

After bitter debate, South Africa, a dominion of the British Empire at the time, declared war on Germany five days after the invasion of Poland in September 1939. Thrust by the British into the campaign against...


Sadie's Boys

by Larry Lewis

On June 1, 1943, the B17E, Texas #6 did not return from its reconnaissance mission over New Guinea. Navigator Charles Lewis was declared missing in action. On December 3, 1944, Rifle Company I, 3rd Battalion,...


Women and National Socialism in Postwar German Literature

by Katherine Stone

In recent years, historians have revealed the many ways German women supported National Socialism - in political organizations, as teachers, frontline auxiliaries, and nurses. In mainstream culture, however,...