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Sink 'Em All

by Charles A. Lockwood

Sink ’Em All, was originally published in 1951 by Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, the U.S. Navy commander of the Pacific submarine fleet during World War II. Lockwood, in his leadership role, knew the skippers...


Spitfire Pilot

by Flight Lieutenant David Crook DFC

"Spitfire Pilot" was written in 1940 in the heat of battle when the RAF stood alone against the might of Hitler's Third Reich. It is a tremendous personal account of one of the fiercest and most idealised air...


Patton and His Third Army

by Brenton Greene Wallace

In this account of Patton and his Third Army, Wallace places Patton within the context of the army's operation and day-to-day movements as it roared through France, Luxembourg, and Germany. Wallace, Patton's...


War in the South Pacific

by James D. Horan and Gerold Frank

War in the South Pacific: U.S. Marines Tell Their Stories, first published in 1943, is the account of the combat experiences of 21 Marines—told in their own words—fighting in the bloody Solomon Islands campaigns...


St Vith: Lion in the Way

by R. Ernest Dupuy

This is the story of the 106th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, the last to be deployed before the end of World War Two.

Colonel R. Ernest Dupuy (1887- 1976) was a soldier, newspaperman and military historian....


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 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...


"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...


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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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...