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Blitz Diary: Life Under Fire in World War II

by Carol Harris

In "Blitz Diary" historian Carol Harris has collected together a remarkable series of accounts from the war's darkest days, with heart-warming stories of survival, perseverance, solidarity and bravery, the preservation...


The Forecast for D-Day: And the Weatherman Behind Ike's Greatest Gamble

by John Ross

Monday, June 5, had long been planned for launching D-day, the start of the campaign to liberate Nazi-held Western Europe. Yet the fine weather leading up to the greatest invasion the world would ever see was...


The New York Times Living History: World War II, 1942-1945

by David Rubel & Douglas Brinkley

World War II comes alive through the public records and private accounts of the day...

We have long relied on historians to sift through the debris of the past and piece together narratives to shape our understanding...


The New York Times Living History: World War II, 1939-1942

by David Rubel & Douglas Brinkley

Introducing a new series where history comes alive in riveting documents and images of great events as they occurred

We have long relied on historians to sift through the debris of history and piece together...


A Most Secret Squadron: The First Full Story of 618 Squadron and Its Special Detachment Anti-U-Boat Mosquitos

by Des Curtis

Des Curtis was one of the founder members of 618 Squadron. Formed within days of the illustrious 617, 618's primary objective was to mount a daylight low-level attack by Mosquitos on the German battleship Tirpitz...


Of Those We Loved: A Narrative 1914-1919 Remembered and Illustrated

by I. L. (Dick) Read

The Author was among the first to respond to Kitchener's call for volunteers in 1914. He joined 8th Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment at the outbreak of war as a Private and, within weeks, he and the Battalion...


Alex's Wake: The Tragic Voyage of the St. Louis to Flee Nazi Germany¿and a Grandson¿s Journey of Love and Remembrance

by Martin Goldsmith

A tale of the ill-fated voyage of the St. Louis to Auschwitz and a grandson's memorial seventy years later.


When Daddy Came Home

by Barry Turner & Tony Rennell

Compelling and moving real-life accounts of the impact on family life of the return of the troops at the end of the Second World War.

Summer 1945. Britain was in jubilant mood. At last, the war was over. Soon...


Stuka Attack: The Dive Bombing Assault on England During the Battle of Britain

by Andy Saunders

The Junkers 87 Stuka was an iconic weapon of World War Two and an aircraft name that was, and still is, instantly recognized worldwide. Its roles in Poland and the Battles of France and the Low Countries are...


Night Witches. Soviet Airwomen of the Great Patriotic War

by Gian Piero Milanetti

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Out of Harm's Way

by Jessica Mann

In June 1940 Britain expected enemy invasion. Despite Churchill's determination to fight on the beaches, many parents made desperate efforts to send their children abroad to safety. Thousands left for America,...


Onward We Charge: The Heroic Story of Darby's Rangers in World War II

by H. Paul Jeffers

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Dauntless Dive Bomber of World War Two

by Barrett Tillman

Popularly known as the Douglas Dauntless, the U.S. Navy's SBD dive bomber was well named. Though considered obsolete at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Dauntless turned the tide of war in the Pacific...


Operation Alacrity: The Azores and the War in the Atlantic

by Norman Herz

To win the war against German U-boats, the Allies had to protect their convoys in the vast black hole of the mid-Atlantic known as the Azores Gap. In 1943 they devised a plan to set up air bases on the Azores...


By Tank into Normandy

by Stuart Hills

Stuart Hills embarked his Sherman DD tank on to an LCT at 6.45 a.m., Sunday 4 June 1944. He was 20 years old, unblooded, fresh from a public-school background and Officer Cadet training. He was going to war....


Adolf Hitler. Evolution of a dictator

by Luciano Garibaldi & Simonetta Garibaldi

Thirteen chapters that read like a novel but are a complete and accurate historical reconstruction that relates the dramatic events of the twelve years of the ‘Thousand-year Reich’: Adolf Hitler’s life,...


Silver Eagle: The Official Biography of "Band of Brothers" Veteran Clancy Lyall

by Ronald Ooms

SILVER EAGLE', the official biography of "Band of Brothers" veteran Clancy Lyall, written by his friend Ronald Ooms. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and seeing every young man leave town to join the...


Alles Fur Deutschland

by Karl Brockmann

The Eastern Front 1943. A massive Russian offensive has fragmented the German frontlines forcing them into a fighting retreat back towards the Oder River to establish defensive bridgeheads in an attempt to slow...


The Kipper Patrol

by Louise Wilkinson

Thornaby, 1930, saw the formation of 608 squadron Auxiliary Air Force. Remembered by some veterans as "the kipper patrol," their job as part of Coastal Command, involved protecting shipping convoys, looking...


A Reluctant Recruit

by Derek Rosser

My early life was fairly uneventful apart from the scrapes and mischief to which all boys of the period were prone. Then there was the fact that the bulk of my education was blighted by taking place during the...