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Shattered Sword

by Jonathan Parshall & Anthony Tully

Told from the Japanese perspective, using largely Japanese sources, with new interpretations of the Imperial Navy's actions.


Hitler's Prisoners

by Erich Friedrich & Renate Vanegas

A rare look at Hitler's "other victims" - non-Jewish Germans caught in the trap of Nazi terror


D-Day with the Screaming Eagles

by George Koskimaki

Many professional historians have recorded the actions of D-Day but here is an account of the airborne actions as described by the actual men themselves in eyewitness detail. Participants range from division...


A Train in Winter

by Caroline Moorehead

They were teachers, students, chemists, writers, and housewives; a singer at the Paris Opera, a midwife, a dental surgeon. They distributed anti-Nazi leaflets, printed subversive newspapers, hid resisters, secreted...


Allies of a Kind: The United States, Britain and the War Against Japan, 1941-1945

by Christopher Thorne

An analysis of American and British policies and interactions with the Far East during World War II. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version...


Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. Through the Eyes of His Enemies

by Harry Yeide

He is remembered as an officer with few equals. A leader who attained legendary status while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II. He was also well known for his eccentricity and controversial...


The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe

by John Rabe

The Good Man of Nanking is a crucial document for understanding one of World War II's most horrific incidents of genocide, one which the Japanese have steadfastly refused to acknowledge.  It is also the moving...


A Writer at War: A Soviet Journalist with the Red Army, 1941-1945

by Vasily Grossman

When the Germans invaded Russia in 1941, Vasily Grossman became a special correspondent for the Red Star, the Soviet Army's newspaper, and reported from the frontlines of the war. A Writer at War depicts in...


What They Didn't Teach You About World War II

by Mike Wright

Filled with little known facts about the war, stories of soldiers and their daily lives, anecdotes and stories.


The Word at War

by Philip Gooden & Peter Lewis

War words have embedded themselves in our collective psyche; British politicians are fond of invoking the ‘Dunkirk spirit’ whenever the country is faced with major crisis or even minor adversity, and Roosevelt’s...


World War II for Dummies

by Keith D. Dickson

World War II was the most destructive event of the twentieth century. It was total war covering the entire globe, and the nations that fought it employed every available resource, harnessing both technology...


The Supermarine Spitfire F.21

by Phil H. Listemann

The Spitfire F.21 was the last Spitfire variant to be introduced into service before the end of WW2. It belongs to what we usually call the third generation of Spitfires, and the F.21 was the first of it, preceding...


The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XII

by Phil H. Listemann

The full history of the first Griffon engined Spitfire variant is told, squadron per squadron, with the list of all claims, losses. The success of this variant paved the way for the subsequent Griffon engined...


Rising Sun

by John Toland

This magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning history, told primarily from the Japanese viewpoint, traces the dramatic fortunes of the Empire of the Sun from the invasion of Manchuria to the dropping of the atomic...


The Devil's Birthday: The Bridges to Arnhem 1944

by Geoffrey Powell

Arnhem was the heaviest Allied defeat of 1944 and was the subject of the famous film A Bridge Too Far. Casualties during the battle were appalling; the brave and enduring Dutch people suffered catastrophically...


Seizing the Enigma: The Race to Break the German U-Boat Codes, 1933-1945

by David Kahn

For almost four desperate years, from 1939 to mid-1943, the British and American navies fought a savage, losing battle against German submarine wolfpacks. The Allies might never have turned the tide without...


Churchill's Desert Rats in North-West Europe: The Final Push

by Patrick Delaforce

When Montgomery took command prior to D-Day he gathered around him commanders and formations he knew and trusted. Not surprisingly 7th Armoured Division was one of these and they were deployed from Italy to...


Kesselring: The Making of the Luftwaffe

by Kenneth Macksey

Illustrated with maps and a center section of black and white photographs. Kesselring-commander, leader, administrator; the only senior German officer to start and finish the Second World War holding a high...


The Battle of the Bulge: Hitler's Final Gamble

by Patrick Delaforce

By late 1944 the Allies were poised to smash the Siegfried Line and break into Germany. Supply lines were shorter thanks to the port of Antwerp. Arnhem aside, there had been a long run of victories and there...


Invasion '44: The Full Story of D-Day

by John Frayn Turner

In the pre-dawn darkness of 6 June 1944, the greatest armada the world has ever seen began to disembark an Allied invasion force on the beaches of France's Normandy peninsula. Invasion '44 tells the story of...