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A Schoolboy's Wartime Letters: An Evacuee's Life in WWII a Personal Memoir

by Geoffrey Iley

A boy writes home during WWII, revealing his own fascinating story, full of zest for life, information and humour.


Infamy: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath

by John Toland

"One of the master storytellers of modern war." —The Wall Street Journal

 "Mr. Toland has written a thriller. He recounts the attack dramatically and then reviews the investigation in a way that raises doubts...


Killing Patton

by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard

Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O’Reilly,...


A British Fascist in the Second World War: The Italian War Diary of James Strachey Barnes, 1943-45

by Claudia Baldoli & Brendan Fleming

A British Fascist in the Second World War presents the edited diary of the British fascist Italophile, James Strachey Barnes. Previously unpublished, the diary is a significant source for all students of the...


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

by Rick Stroud

On a moonlit night in April 1944 a small band of fearless partisans, led by the British SOE agent Patrick Leigh Fermor, kidnapped a high-ranking Nazi general on the German-occupied island of Crete.

In 1941 the...


Pillboxes and Tank Traps

by Bernard Lowry

The very real threat of the invasion of Britain in 1940 initiated a huge military construction program. Around the vulnerable coasts of the country, as well as inland, were built thousands of pillboxes, anti-tank...


Eisenhower: A Life

by Paul Johnson

Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson's lively, succinct biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower explores how his legacy endures today

In the rousing style he's famous for, celebrated biographer Paul Johnson offers a fascinating...


THE WASP AND THE HORNET

by CYNDA D. THOMAS

WW II ACTION/ADVENTURE Josephine Foxx, an Oklahoma farm girl gets her pilot's license at age 18 after her brother is killed at Pearl Harbor. From country to Wichita, Ks., she finds her life change dramatically....


Can Do!: The Story of the Seabees

by William Bradford Huie

When William Bradford Huie, a reporter for H. L. Mencken's American Mercury, joined the U.S. Navy in 1943, he received a commission as a public relations officer in the little-known Civil Engineer's Corps Construction...


Arnhem: Nine Days of Battle

by Chris Brown

The greatest airborne operation in history commenced on 17 September 1944. Nine days later nearly four out of five of the British 1st Airborne Division and their Polish comrades would be killed, wounded or captured...


Inside the Wire: The Prisoner of War Camps and Hostels of Gloucestershire 1938-1948

by Ian M C Hollingsbee

Stalag VIII-B, Colditz, these names are synonymous with Prisoners of War in the Second World War. But what of those caught on British soil? Where did they go? Gloucestershire was home to a wealth of PoW camps...


World War II: A Beginner's Guide

by Christopher Catherwood

With over sixty million casualties, World War II was the bloodiest conflict in history. In this incisive introduction, esteemed academic Christopher Catherwood covers all the key battles and campaigns, while...


Climb to Conquer: The Untold Story of WWII's 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops

by Peter Shelton

Few stories from the "greatest generation" are as unforgettable -- or as little known -- as that of the 10th Mountain Division. Today a versatile light infantry unit deployed around the world, the 10th began...


When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944

by Ronald C. Rosbottom

The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris

On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation....


Someday You Will Understand: My Father's Private World War II

by Nina Wolff Feld

Walter Wolff was the son of a Jewish merchant family that fled their German home when the Nazis came to power and took refuge in Brussels, Belgium. On the eve of the German invasion, in May 1940, the family...


Thunder Below!: The USS *Barb* Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II

by Eugene B. Fluckey

A Main Selection of the Military Book Club. Winner of the Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature given by the Naval Order of the United States, New York Commandery


Outpost Scotland: A World War II Novel

by Abbott A Brayton

Colonel David McKenna, a retired officer of the Black Watch, is recalled to active service to develop a plan for securing the Highlands from German invasion. Author Abbott Brayton captures a remarkable period...


The Winter War: Russia's Invasion of Finland, 1939-1940

by Robert Edwards

"Edwards recounts events, both shameful and heroic, with insight, conviction and considerable wit."—Publishers Weekly On November 30, 1939, the Soviet Union's Red Army invaded the young nation-state of Finland,...


Sean Connery: A Biography

by Christopher Bray

A biography of a star and an investigation of what can happen to a man when the images he creates take over his life.

Sean Connery’s creation of secret agent James Bond invigorated Britain and its cinema,...


The Defence of Calais: The Army at War Series

by Eric Linklater

It is a tale of defeat, but when defeat is characterised by valour of a certain pitch and quality, its memory may outlast a tale of victory. And like the Burghers who came with ropes about their necks, to offer...