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Sink ’Em All (Illustrated)

by Charles A. Lockwood

Sink ’Em All by Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, the U.S. Navy commander of the Pacific submarine fleet during World War 2, is the exhaustive and definitive account of submarine warfare between the US and...

Joey Jacobson's War

by Peter J. Usher

In the spring of 1940 Canada sent hundreds of highly trained volunteers to serve in Britain's Royal Air Force as it began a concerted bombing campaign against Germany. Nearly half of them were killed or captured...

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...

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...

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,...

Untold Stories of Polish Heroes from World War II

by Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm & James S. Pula

A full understanding of the historical process must include studies of the social and economic conditions of societies as well as biographies of the people on which a clear understanding of history is based—but...

Between Churchill and Stalin

by Steven Merritt Miner

It is well documented that relations between the Allies and the Soviet Union were deteriorating from 1943. This volume examines the causes of this conflict that may, in fact, have started in 1940 with the problems...

Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi

by Thomas Weber

The story of the making of Adolf Hitler that we are all familiar with is the one Hitler himself wove in his 1924 trial, and then expanded upon in Mein Kampf. It tells of his rapid emergence as National Socialist...

The Real Enigma Heroes

by Phil Shanahan

For almost sixty years after their deaths, three men, whose brave actions shortened the Second World War by as much as two years, remained virtually unknown and uncelebrated. Two lost their lives retrieving...

Ten Decisions

by Larry D. Rose

The ten crucial military and political calls that changed the course of the Second World War.

In the Second World War, Canada faced desperate times. Tough decisions had to be made that could have meant life or...

Patton's First Victory

by Leo Barron

American troops invaded North Africa in November 1942, but did not face serious resistance until the following February, when they finally tangled with Rommel’s Afrika Korps—and the Germans gave the inexperienced...