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Strangers on a Bridge: The Case of Colonel Abel and Francis Gary Powers

by James Donovan & Jason Matthews

Originally published in 1964, this is the “enthralling…truly remarkable” (The New York Times Book Review) insider account of the Cold War spy exchange that is now the subject of the major motion picture...


Behind Nazi Lines: My Father's Heroic Quest to Save 149 World War II POWs

by Andrew Gerow Hodges & Denise George

In 1944, hundreds of Allied soldiers were trapped in POW camps in occupied France. The odds of their survival were long. The odds of escaping, even longer. But one-man had the courage to fight the odds . . ....


Hidden Children: The Secret Survivors of the Holocaust

by Jane Marks

They hid wherever they could for as long as it took the Allies to win the war -- Jewish children, frightened, alone, often separated from their families. For months, even years, they faced the constant danger...


Nursing Through Shot & Shell: A Great War Nurse's Story

by Beatrice Hopkinson & Dr. Vivien Newman

Nursing Through Shot and Shell is the previously unpublished memoir of Beatrice Hopkinson, who served in France as a Territorial Nursing Sister from 1917-19. Beatrice worked close to the front line at casualty...


Hitler's Violent Youth: How Trench Warfare and Street Fighting Moulded Hitler

by Bob Carruthers

This is the fascinating story of how the events which befell Hitler between 1889 and 1924 influenced his political outlook and heralded the formation of the Sturm Abteilung - the notorious SA. Drawing extensively...


Strange Intelligence

by Hector C. Bywater & H. C. Ferraby

Hector C. Bywater was perhaps the British secret service’s finest agent operating in Germany before the First World War, tasked with collecting intelligence on naval installations. Recruited by Mansfield Cumming,...


First World War Front Lines

by Boyd Cable

"...The attack on the wood had begun soon after dawn, and it was no more than 8 a.m. when the Corporal was dropped badly wounded in the advance line of the attack where it had penetrated about four hundred yards...


In Enemy Hands: South Africa¿s POWs in World War II

by Karen Horn

‘To all intents and purposes I am as sexless as a block of wood. To eat is the extreme fundamental of living.’ – South African POW, 1942Books on World War II abound, yet there are remarkably few publications...


Ghosts of Anzac: He fought at Gallipoli, the Somme and Passchendaele, was decorated for gallantry under fire, and kept a secret diary

by Onesimus William Howe & Doreen Langsford

Old soldiers never tell their war stories? This one did: "General Johnstone tried to compliment us on our 'work' but was cut up too much when he heard of our losses. He was visibly affected. We marched to Mametz...


Joseph E. Johnston: A Civil War Biography

by Craig L. Symonds

"Riveting. . . . A thoughtful biography." —New York Times Book Review General Joseph E. Johnston was in command of Confederate forces at the South's first victory—Manassas in July 1861—and at its last—Bentonville...


Among Heroes: A U.S. Navy SEAL's True Story of Friendship, Heroism, and the Ultimate Sacrifice

by Brandon Webb & John David Mann

Now from Brandon Webb, Navy SEAL sniper and New York Times bestselling author, comes his personal account of the eight friends and fellow SEALs who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“Knowing these great men—who...


Gurkha: Better to Die than Live a Coward: My Life in the Gurkhas

by Kailash Khebang & Alexander Norman

In the summer of 2006, Colour-Sargeant Kailash Limbu's platoon was sent to relieve and occupy a police compound in the town of Now Zad in Helmand. He was told to prepare for a forty-eight hour operation. In...


At Hitler's Side: The Memoirs of Hitler's Luftwaffe Adjutant

by Nicolaus von Below

This is the personal account of a Luftwaffe aide always at Hitler's side from 1937 until the last days in Berlin, now published for the first time in English. Nicolaus von Below was a 29-year-old pilot when...


Brothers In Arms: The Unique Collection of Letters and Photographs of Two Brothers from the Front

by Karen Farrington

Hidden away in the back of an old desk drawer was a dusty pile of school-style exercise books. In them were the recollections of a young officer who had fought with the Essex Regiment in the First World War...


Despatch Rider on the Western Front 1915-18: The Diary of Sergeant Albert Simpkin MM

by Albert Simpkin & David Venner

The book is skilfully abridged version of the diary of a First World War motorcycle despatch rider, Sergeant Albert Simpkin, who was attached to the HQ 37th Division. The diary entries, and some longer descriptions...


Johnny Get Your Gun: A personal narrative of the Somme, Ypres and Arras

by John F Tucker

At the age of seventeen-and-a-half, full of idealism and patriotism, John Tucker enlisted as an Infantryman in the London Kensington Regiment and reached France, after training, in August 1915. Against all odds...


Lost Destiny

by Alan Axelrod

On August 12, 1944, Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., heir to one of America's most glamorous fortunes, son of the disgraced former ambassador to Great Britain, and big brother to freshly minted PT-109 hero...


She Called Him Raymond A True Story Of Love, Loss, Faith And Healing

by Ray O'Conor

A letter penned in 1944 uncovers the powerful and heartfelt story of Helen Gregg, the daughter of Irish immigrant parents who grew up in the miseries of Hell's Kitchen during the Great Depression, and Clarence...


God is Not Here: A Soldier's Struggle with Torture, Trauma, and the Moral Injuries of War

by Lieutenant Colonel Bill Russell Edmonds, Bill Nash & Thomas Ricks

God Is Not Here is a powerful and intimate look into torture and its effect on both the tortured and the torturer. In May of 2005, the U.S. government finally acknowledged that the invasion of Iraq had spawned...


American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II

by Jonathan W. Jordan

From New York Times bestselling author Jonathan W. Jordan—author of Brothers, Rivals, Victors—comes the intimate true story of President Franklin Roosevelt’s inner circle of military leadership, the team...