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Kidnap in Crete: The True Story of the Abduction of a Nazi General

by Rick Stroud

This is the story of how a small SOE unit led by Patrick Leigh Fermor kidnapped a German general on the Nazi-occupied island of Crete in 1944. For thirty-two days, they were chased across the mountains as they...


Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe

by Michael Neiberg

After Germany’s defeat in World War II, Europe lay in tatters. Millions of refugees were dispersed across the continent. Food and fuel were scarce. Britain was bankrupt, while Germany had been reduced to rubble....


Island at War: Puerto Rico in the Crucible of the Second World War

by Jorge Rodríguez Beruff & José L. Bolívar Fresneda

An illuminating study of the Caribbean island's contributions to the American war effort


Infamy

by Richard Reeves

Bestselling author Richard Reeves provides an authoritative account of the internment of more than 120,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese aliens during World War II

Less than three months after Japan bombed...


The Price of Valor: The Life of Audie Murphy, America's Most Decorated Hero of World War II

by David A. Smith

When he was seventeen years old, Audie Murphy falsified his birth records so he could enlist in the Army and help defeat the Nazis. When he was nineteen, he single-handedly turned back the German Army at the...


Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

by Christopher Mcdougall

The best-selling author of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in...


KL

by Nikolaus Wachsmann

The first comprehensive history of the Nazi concentration camps

In a landmark work of history, Nikolaus Wachsmann offers an unprecedented, integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception...


Army Diplomacy: American Military Occupation and Foreign Policy after World War II

by Walter M. Hudson

In the immediate aftermath of World War II, the United States Army became the principal agent of American foreign policy. The army designed, implemented, and administered the occupations of the defeated Axis...


The Ship That Wouldn't Die: The Saga of the USS Neosho- A World War II Story of Courage and Survival at Sea

by Don Keith

An acclaimed naval historian  tells one of the most inspiring sea stories of World War II: the Japanese attack on the American oiler USS Neosho and the gutsy crew’s struggle for survival as their slowly sinking...


Hell from the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II's Greatest Kamikaze Attack

by John Wukovits

From acclaimed historian John Wukovits, the untold story of the USS Laffey and her crew, who heroically withstood twenty-two kamikaze attacks at Okinawa which the US Navy describes “as one of the great sea...


A Nazi Past: Recasting German Identity in Postwar Europe

by David A. Messenger & Katrin Paehler

Since the end of World War II, historians and psychologists have investigated the factors that motivated Germans to become Nazis before and during the war. While most studies have focused on the high-level figures...


Rescue at Los Banos

by Bruce Henderson

Rescue at Los Banos tells the mesmerizing survival story of more than two thousand prisoners of war held in the Philippines by the Japanese during World War II—and the elite 11th Airborne Division's remarkable,...


Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor

by James M. Scott

The dramatic account of one of America’s most celebrated— and controversial—military campaigns: the Doolittle Raid.

In December 1941, as American forces tallied the dead at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin...


Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich

by Walter Kempowski & Shaun Whiteside

A monumental work of history that captures the last days of the Third Reich as never before.

Swansong 1945 chronicles the end of Nazi Germany and World War II in Europe through hundreds of letters, diaries,...


Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women

by Sarah Helm

A masterly and moving account of the most horrific hidden atrocity of World War II: Ravensbrück, the only Nazi concentration camp built for women

 

On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 867 women—housewives,...


So Near and Yet So Far

by Martin Bowman

This is the second volume in a meticulously researched four-part series that provides a comprehensive insight into the aerial exploits at Operation 'Market Garden' in September 1944. In an interesting method...


The War

by James H. Wood

These brief memoirs of the War between the States have been written with care. More elaborate detail might have been employed but habits of a professional life have led to terseness of expression, hence the...


The Fall of the Berlin Wall: 25 Years Later: A Look Back

by The Associated Press

On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell after nearly three decades as a barrier dividing the city. With on-the-ground reporting and stunning photography, AP was there to provide a unique look at the story....


Legacy of the Lancasters

by Martin Bowman

Young or old, everyone has heard of the Lancaster bomber. Such is the legacy handed down by this aviation icon that although it is not the most numerous aircraft ever built - two are still flying today, one...


Taken At Midnight

by Mark Hayhurst

In your quest for respectability I think we can say you have been talking out of both corners of your mouth. One corner talks to your rich backers, the other to your street-fighters.

1931. Hans Litten is one...