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The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II

by Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky

A long-awaited English translation of the groundbreaking oral history of women in World War II across Europe and Russia—from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

“A landmark.”—Timothy Snyder, author...

Old Hickory

by Robert W. Baumer

The best U.S. division at war, from Normandy to the Bulge and beyond

The 30th Infantry Division, drawn from the hill country of Tennessee and the Carolinas, was regarded during World War II as the cream of the...

Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe

by Inara Verzemnieks

“Extraordinarily tender and finely wrought.” — Eliza Griswold, author of The Tenth Parallel

“It’s long been assumed of the region where my grandmother was born…that at some point each year the dead...

Beachhead Assault: The Combat History of the Royal Naval Commandos in World War II

by David Lee

First hand accounts by some of the bravest men to ever go to war.

The Saga of Pappy Gunn

by George C. Kenney

The Saga of Pappy Gunn is the biography of heroic World War 2 US Air Force fighter pilot, Colonel Paul Irving Gunn.    

“An affectionate biography of an almost legendary Air Force hero.” — Kirkus Reviews....


by Guenter Lewy

"Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions." Primo Levi's words disclose...

Southampton at War 1939-45

by John J Eddleston

In the Great War of 1914-1918, Southampton played a vital role in the war effort. Designated as Port Number One it saw hundreds of thousands of men and many tons of equipment sail for the fields of Belgium and...

Essex at War 1939-45

by Frances Clamp

Although much maligned, Essex is a vibrant county with a long and exciting history. Being close to the Continent and with one of Britain’s longest coastlines, it was an obvious target for invasion as the threat...

Their Backs Against the Sea: The Battle of Saipan and the Largest Banzai Attack of World War II

by Bill Sloan

In the midst of the largest banzai attack of the war, US Army Lt. Col. William O'Brien, grievously wounded and out of ammunition, grabbed a sabre from a fallen Japanese soldier and flailed away at a small army...

Coral and Brass

by Holland M. Smith & Percy Finch

The aim of this book is twofold: first, that due credit be given to a gallant body of men, the United States Marine Corps, who in their path across the Pacific were faithful to their traditions and to their...

Terror By Night

by Alan Ogden

In the Aegean, between 1943 and 1945, the Raiding Forces – a combination of British Special Forces (primarily the SBS) and the Greek Sacred Squadron – established a reign of terror and suspense in the hearts...

Swan Sinks: SS Cygnet Sunk by Italian Submarine Enrico Tazzoli, San Salvador, Bahamas in World War II

by Eric Wiberg

The human element of a relatively small incident like the loss of the relatively small, 3530-ton Cygnet, is both compelling and illustrative of the larger, global struggle. The ship itself had served the US...

Promises of Citizenship

by Kathleen M. German

Since the earliest days of the nation, US citizenship has been linked to military service. Even though blacks fought and died in all American wars, their own freedom was usually restricted or denied. In many...

History of the Great War, 1914-1918

by Carlton J. H. Hayes

"Self-interest was the dominant note of the years immediately preceding the outbreak of the Great War. In economics and in politics, among individuals, social classes, and nations, flourished a self-interest...

For The Motherland! For Stalin!

by Boris Bogachev, Maria Bogacheva & Professor Geoffrey Roberts

Boris Bogachev's highly readable account of life as a young platoon commander during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45 makes for a fascinating read. The son of a Soviet military commissar, Bogachev volunteered...

North Northumberland at War 1939-45

by Craig Armstrong

In 1939, North Northumberland shared a proud tradition of military service with it’s wider region and this was reflected in the huge numbers of men and women from the area who came forward for service in the...

U-Boats Beyond Biscay: Dönitz Looks to New Horizons

by Bernard Edwards

On the outbreak of war in 1939 Admiral Donitzs U-boat flotillas consisted of some thirty U-boats fully operational, with only six to eight at sea at any one time. Their activities were restricted mainly to the...

1000 Days on the River Kwai: The Secret Diary of a British Camp Commandant

by H C Owtram

Memoirs by former prisoners of war of the Japanese invariably make for moving reading but Colonel Owtrams account of his years of captivity has a special significance.

After being captured in Singapore and transported...

Dancing in the English style

by Allison Abra

Dancing in the English style explores the development, experience, and cultural representation of popular dance in Britain from the end of the First World War to the early 1950s. It describes the rise of modern...

Island of Barbed Wire

by Connery Chappell

At the start of the Second World War there were estimated to be 75,000 'enemy aliens' living in Britain, each a potential security risk. To screen these, Enemy Alien Tribunals were set up, with the first tribunal...