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Nineteenth-Century Worlds: Global Formations Past and Present

by Keith Hanley & Greg Kucich

This volume assembles a wide range of studies that together provide-through their interdisciplinary range, international scope, and historical emphases-an original scholarly exploration of one of the most important...


A Special Valor: The U.S. Marines and the Pacific War

by Richard Wheeler

If the U.S. Marines gave birth to a legend in the halls of Montezuma in the nineteenth century, they added glorious luster to it with their heroism and victories against the Japanese in World War II. For this...


Nimitz

by E.B. Potter

Called a great book worthy of a great man, this definitive biography of the commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet in World War II, first published in 1976 and now available in paperback for the first time,...


American Soldier of WWII: D-Day, A Visual Reference

by Denis Hambucken

On June 6, 1944, 75,000 American men landed on the beaches of Normandy. The opening act in the liberation of Western Europe was the most ambitious military operation in history. This book provides an intimate...


Rising Sons

by Bill Yenne

Despite the fact that they and their families had been forced into internment camps, thousands of the American sons of Japanese immigrants responded by volunteering to serve in the United States armed forces...


The Ariadne Objective: The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis

by Wes Davis

The incredible true story of the World War II spies, including Patrick Leigh Fermor and John Pendlebury, who fought to save Crete and block Hitler's march to the East.

In the bleakest years of World War II, when...


War Baby: The True Story of a Search for Identity by a Boy Adopted in the Confusion of World War II

by John Timmins

John Timmins has led an extraordinary life, from being given up for adoption at just six months old at the end of World War II and orphaned at a young age, through time spent travelling and working abroad, several...


The Silent Heroes: A Memoir of Holland During WWII

by Hans Moederzoon van Kuilenburg

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Author Hans Moederzoon van Kuilenburg was a 10-year-old girl living in Amsterdam when German soldiers invaded Holland in the spring of 1940. The Dutch had intended to stay neutral at the outbreak...


Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II

by Wil S. Hylton

Praised by Robert Kurson, Philipp Meyer, Hampton Sides, Michael Paterniti, and many others

"A powerful story, masterfully told."-GQ

"[A] deeply textured, propulsive new book...a phenomenal writer."-TIME.com...


Mobilize!: Why Canada Was Unprepared for the Second World War

by Larry D. Rose & J.L. Granatstein

Military specialist Larry D. Rose examines why Canada was not training and preparing to go to war before the declaration in 1939. The failures of all involved are examined, as are the other issues that delayed...


The Encyclopedia of Codenames of World War II

by Christopher Chant

Codenames were a vital feature of World War II, serving as mental shorthand for those in the know, and obscuring the issues for those who were not. Codenames were used from the highest level, in the planning...


The Secret War for the Middle East: The Influence of Axis and Allied Intelligence Operations During World War II

by Youssef H., Aboul-Enein

It can be argued that the Middle East during the World War II has been regarded as that conflict’s most overlooked theater of operations. Though the threat of direct Axis invasion never materialized beyond...


Lost Sons of the Mediterranean Kefalonia, September 1943

by Pietro Giovanni Liuzzi

Based on the evidence of survivors and eye-witnesses, Colonel Liuzzi's book is a soldier's appraisal of one of the worst atrocities committed by the Wehrmacht in the European theatre of conflict in the Second...


The Divine Wind: Japan's Kamikaze Force in World War II

by Roger Pineau

The authors were with the Japanese Naval Special Attack Force (Kamikaze Corps) from its inception in late 1944.


Saving Big Ben: The USS Franklin and Father Joseph T. O'Callahan

by John R. Satterfield

Father Joseph T. O'Callahan was the first military chaplain to receive the Medal of Honor. An unlikely war hero, the bespectacled math professor who became the U.S. Navy's first Jesuit chaplain, served in combat...


Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy

by Eri Hotta

A groundbreaking history that considers the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese perspective and is certain to revolutionize how we think of the war in the Pacific.

When Japan launched hostilities against...


Hellcats: The Epic Story of World War II's Most Daring Submarine Raid

by Peter Sasgen

"Sasgen vividly recounts the pulsating drama of the Hellcats." - Naval History

In 1945, American sub force commanders believed that if the Japanese merchant fleet was sunk, the enemy would be forced to surrender....


The Use and Abuse of Memory: Interpreting World War II in Contemporary European Politics

by Christian Karner & Bram Mertens

This volume focuses on how, where, and to what effect World War II has been remembered. The editors discuss how World War II, in particular, continues to be a point of reference across the political spectrum...


Chamberlain and the Lost Peace

by John Charmley

An important new reappraisal of the immediate origins of World War II. "Entertaining and absorbing....Chamberlain hardly emerges a hero from these pages, but at least there is no excuse left for regarding him...


When War Played Through: Golf During Wolrd War II

by John Strege

World War II transformed the American home front, and golf was no exception. The world-famous Masters course at Augusta National became a farm to ease food shortages. Ben Hogan and Sam Snead were drafted, and...