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The Blitzkrieg Legend

by Karl-Heinz Frieser

Here, for the first time in English, is an illuminating new German perspective on the decisive Blitzkrieg campaign of 1940. Karl-Heinz Frieser's account provides the definitive explanation for Germany's startling...


Resurrection: Salvaging the Battle Fleet at Pearl Harbor

by Daniel Madsen

The attack on Pearl Harbor is a topic of perennial interest to the American public, and a long line of popular books and movies have focused on the attack or events leading up to it. This work takes an entirely...


The U.S. Navy Against the Axis: Surface Combat, 1941-1945

by Vincent O'Hara

Naval historian Vincent O Hara recounts here the dramatic story of the U.S. Navy s surface fleet in World War II, especially its ship-to-ship combat. He suggests that the fleet s role in America s ultimate victory...


The Ghosts that Died at Sunda Strait

by Walter G. Winslow

Recounting the last stand of the heavy cruiser Houston, this tale of survival brings to life the 1942 battle at Sunda Strait.


On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War over Vietnam

by John B. Nichols & Barrett Tillman

Combining vivid personal narrative with historical and operational analyses, this book takes a candid look at U.S. naval airpower in the Vietnam War. Coauthors John Nichols, a fighter pilot in the war, and Barrett...


Brave Ship, Brave Men

by Arnold S. Lott

Nimitz called this book about the USS Aaron Ward on the radar picket line in the Pacific, "the finest story of the war that I have been privileged to read."


Destined for Glory: Dive Bombing, Midway, and the Evolution of Carrier Airpower

by Thomas Wildenberg

On 4 June 1942, three squadrons of U.S. Navy Dauntless dive bombers destroyed Japan's carrier force at Midway and changed the course of the Pacific war. As Wildenberg demonstrates in this book, the key ingredient...


The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway

by John B. Lundstrom

Hailed as one of the finest examples of aviation research, this comprehensive 1984 study presents a detailed and scrupulously accurate operational history of carrier-based air warfare. From the earliest operations...


Athenia Torpedoed: The U-Boat Attack that Ignited the Battle of the Atlantic

by Francis M. Carroll

This book is an account of a disaster at sea, the sinking by a German submarine of the passenger liner Athenia sailing from Liverpool to Montreal, loaded with Americans, Canadians, and Europeans, attempting...


Burma Victory: Imphal, Kohima and the Chindits - March 1944 to May 1945

by David Rooney

In the final years of World War II, the campaign against Japan stepped up in a series of bloody battles with each side having much to lose. While much of the history of the period focuses on the Pacific Campaign...


The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928-41

by Neil Short & Adam Hook

During the Russian Civil War, the Red Army created a series of fortified areas, or ukreplinnyje rajony (UR), which were to be used not only for defence but were also to act as staging points for offensive operations....


Defense of the Rhine 1944-45

by Steven Zaloga & Adam Hook

The Rhine River represented the last natural defensive barrier for the Third Reich in the fall of 1944. Although Hitler had been reluctant to allow the construction of tactical defense lines in France, the final...


D-Day Fortifications in Normandy

by Steven Zaloga & Hugh Johnson

German defenses along the Normandy beaches were part of the larger Atlantic Wall fortifications designed to defend Fortress Europe. When Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took command of the invasion front in late...


MiG-3 Aces of World War 2

by Dmitriy Khazanov & Andrey Yurgenson

Created by ex-Polikarpov designers Ivanovic Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich, the MiG-1/3 family of fighters was built to satisfy a Soviet Air Force requirement for an advanced, fast, high altitude fighter. Entering...


The Vickers-Maxim Machine Gun

by Martin Pegler & Peter Dennis

The world's first self-powered machine gun, the Maxim gun became a potent symbol of Victorian colonialism in the closing years of the 19th century. It was the brainchild of Sir Hiram Maxim, the American-born...


The naval battles for Guadalcanal 1942: Clash for supremacy in the Pacific

by Mark Stille & Howard Gerrard

The battle for Guadalcanal that lasted from August 1942 to February 1943 was the first major American counteroffensive against the Japanese in the Pacific, it also marks the high point of Japanese expansion...


The Channel Islands 1941-45: Hitler's impregnable fortress

by Charles Stephenson & Chris Taylor

Following the fall of France and the surrender of Paris on 14 June 1940, the British Government announced that the Channel Islands had no strategic importance and would not be defended. The Germans occupied...


The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father's War

by Louise Steinman

Louise Steinman’s American childhood in the fifties was bound by one unequivocal condition: “Never mention the war to your father.” That silence sustained itself until the fateful day Steinman opened an...


The Fuhrer's Headquarters: Hitler's command bunkers 1939-45

by Neil Short & Adam Hook

The 100th title in the Fortress series, this book describes and examines the Führerhauptquartiere - the 14 or so headquarters built for Hitler. Revealing their locations and how they were used to direct the...


American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffes Secrets

by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel

At the close of World War II, Allied forces faced frightening new German secret weapons--buzz bombs, V-2s, and the first jet fighters. When Hitler's war machine began to collapse, the race was on to snatch these...