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The Devil's Diary

by Robert K. Wittman & David Kinney

A groundbreaking World War II narrative wrapped in a riveting detective story, The Devil’s Diary investigates the disappearance of a private diary penned by one of Adolf Hitler’s top aides—Alfred Rosenberg,...


The Pity of War: England and Germany, Bitter Friends, Beloved Foes

by Miranda Seymour

Miranda Seymour tells the remarkable story of England’s centuries of profound connection and rivalry with Germany. Her vibrant and heart-breaking history—told through the lives of princes and painters, soldiers...


The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War

by Andrew Roberts

"Roberts'spopulist approach makes for a rollicking good read and never comes at theexpense of accuracy. His mastery of the huge variety of subjects is trulyimpressive and his ability to marshal these subjects...


Making a World after Empire: The Bandung Moment and Its Political Afterlives

by Christopher J. Lee

In April 1955, twenty-nine countries from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East came together for a diplomatic conference in Bandung, Indonesia, intending to define the direction of the postcolonial world. Representing...


THE BACK DOOR TO GLORY: A Novel of young men in war, and the women who love them

by JOSEPH M .OKANE

Boys quickly become old men in the brutality of the Italian campaign. From the bloody beaches of Salerno to the wars closing chapter in May 1945, every foot of Italian ground is gained only after a grueling...


The Secret King: The Myth and Reality of Nazi Occultism

by Michael Moynihan & Stephen E. Flowers

Here are the links between the Nazi high command and a bizarre netherworld of esoteric beliefs.


Tank Driver: With the 11th Armored from the Battle of the Bulge to VE Day

by J. Ted Hartman

Tank Driver is the story of a young man's combat initiation in World War II. Based on letters home, the sparse narrative has the immediacy of on-the-spot reporting. Ted Hartman was a teenager when he was sent...


Life and Death in the Garden: Sex, Drugs, Cops, and Robbers in Wartime China

by Kathryn Meyer

This compelling book provides a rare glimpse into the heart of wartime China. Kathryn Meyer draws us into the perilous world of the Garden of Grand Vision, a ramshackle structure where a floating population...


PT 109

by William Doyle

The extraordinary World War II story of shipwreck and survival that paved John F. Kennedy's path to power – hailed as a “breathtaking account” by James Patterson, “masterfully written” by historian...


Rescue at Los Banos

by Bruce Henderson

From the bestselling author of Hero Found comes the incredible true story of one of the greatest military rescues of all time, the 1945 World War II prison camp raid at Los Baños in the Philippines—a tale...


Finding Bill

by Henrietta T. O'Neill

As a child growing up on a farm in Eastern Ontario, Henrietta listened intently to dinner table stories about her parents' lives before and after WWII.

She never tired of the accounts of the family legend, Bill...


PT 105

by Richard Dick Keresey

Drawing on his own experiences as the captain of PT 105 at Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and more, the author tells how the fastest little boat in combat contributed to the war effort.


"The Best Kept Secret of World War Two!"

by Jr. Willis S. Cole

The Head Military Archivist at the College Park National Archives is responsible for the title for this book, when he told the author, "You have discovered the best kept secret of World War Two and you are proving...


The Ice Road: An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom

by Stefan Waydenfeld

In a forgotten chapter of history, 1.5 million Polish civilians-arbitrarily arrested by Stalin as enemies of the people following the Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939-were deported to slave labor...


Tokyo Rose / An American Patriot: A Dual Biography

by Frederick P. Close

Tokyo Rose / An American Patriot explores the parallel lives of World War II legend Tokyo Rose and a Japanese American woman named Iva Toguri. Trapped in Tokyo during the war and forced to broadcast on Japanese...


Eagles over Gazala

by Michele Palermo

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The African American Press in World War II: Toward Victory at Home and Abroad

by Paul Alkebulan

The African American Press in World War II: Toward Victory at Home and Abroad thoroughly explores the diverse nature of the wartime African American press at home and its groundbreaking international coverage....


Through the Jungle of Death: A Boy's Escape from Wartime Burma

by Stephen Brookes

A GRIPPING SURVIVOR STORY OF ONE FAMILY'S FLIGHT FROM BURMA DURING THE JAPANESE INVASION

"As uplifting a testimonial to human courage as any to emerge from World War II."--Daily Mail (London)

"A tale of hair-raising...


The Battle for Okinawa

by Colonel Hiromichi Yahara & Frank B. Gibney

Critical acclaim for The Battle for Okinawa

"An indispensable account of the fighting and of Okinawa's role in the Japanese defense of the home islands." --The Wall Street Journal

"A fascinating, highly intelligent...


The Red Orchestra

by V. E. Tarrant

A fascinating account of one of the most successful spying operations of World War II

Long recognized as one of the most successful (and ruthless) spy networks in history, the Red Orchestra was a group of Soviet...