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Fire and Ice: The Nazis' Scorched Earth Campaign in Norway

by Vincent Hunt

The German occupation of Norway began on 9 April 1940, and ended on 8 May 1945, after the capitulation of German forces in Europe. Hitler's scorched earth policy in northern Norway in 1944 flattened every building...


Leningrad: Siege and Symphony: The story of the great city terrorized by Stalin, Starved by Hitler, Immortalized by Shostakovich

by Brian Moynahan

Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony was first played in the city of its birth on 9 August, 1942. There has never been a first performance to match it. Pray God, there never will be again. Almost a year earlier,...


Bloody Ridge and Beyond: A World War II Marine's Memoir of Edson's Raiders in the Pacific

by Marlin Groft & Larry Alexander

By a veteran of Lt. Col. Merritt A. Edson's battalion, and author of the Dick Winters biography Biggest Brother and coauthor of A Higher Call

On the killing ground that was the island of Guadalcanal, a 2,000-yard-long...


Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna

by Lionel Terray, David Roberts & Geoffrey Sutton

‘I have given my whole life to the mountains. Born at the foot of the Alps, I have been a ski champion, a professional guide, an amateur of the greatest climbs in the Alps and a member of eight expeditions...


Drop Zone Burma: Adventures in Allied Air-Supply 1943-45

by Roger Annett

Air-dropped supplies were a vital part of the Allied campaign in Burma during World War II. The transportation of munitions, food and medical supplies was undertaken in the most difficult situations, both on...


Operation Bluecoat: Breakout from Normandy

by Ian Daglish

After seven weeks of bitter fighting there was a desperate need to break out of the Normandy bridgehead. In late July 1944 Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Dempsey's Second Army moved two entire corps from the Caen...


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

Bestselling author and historian John Toland’s expertise and skill as a narrator were awarded with the Pulitzer Prize for his sweeping Rising Sun. In Infamy, Toland extends and corrects his account of the...


The Spearheaders: A Personal History of Darby's Rangers

by James J. Altieri & Mir Bahmanyar

The outlook for a victory of the Allied Powers was dim in the spring of 1942. Britain was being unmercifully bombed and threatened with invasion. Rommel's forces were rampaging across North Africa toward Alexandria....


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....


No Victory in Valhalla: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Bastogne to Berchtesgaden

by Ian Gardner

Based on extensive interviews with the survivng veterans, No Victory in Valhalla relives the dramatic struggle of the famed "Screaming Eagles" paratroopers in some of the toughest fighting of World War II. Famously...


Can Do!: The Story of the Seabees: 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...


The Economic Effort of War (Routledge Revivals)

by R. W. B. Clarke

The course of economic events from the start of the Second World War satisfied no-one. The housewife was exasperated by the rise in food prices, thousands of workers faced unemployment, and businessmen were...


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...