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Myths and Legends of the Second World War

by James Hayward

The Second World War gave rise to a rich crop of legends, many of which persist in the public consciousness today. Some are well known, such as the escape of an undead Hitler to South America, Allied aircraft...


Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

by Timothy Snyder

A prize-winning historian recasts the history of modern Europe around its central catastrophe: the fourteen million people killed by totalitarian regimes in the lands between Hitler and Stalin


Valkyrie: The Story of the Plot to Kill Hitler, by Its Last Member

by Philip Freiher Von Boeselager, Florence Fehrenbach & Jerome Fehrenbach

When the Second World War broke out, Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager, then 25-years-old, fought enthusiastically for Germany as a cavalry officer. But after discovering Nazi crimes, von Boeselager’s patriotism...


Panzer Divisions: The Eastern Front 1941-43

by Pier Battistelli

On June 22, 1941 when Germany attacked the Soviet Union, her Panzer divisions were to play a major role in this titanic struggle. At its peak, 19 out of the 21 existing Panzer Divisions were deployed against...


US Armored Divisions: The European Theater of Operations, 1944-45

by Steven Zaloga

The armored divisions were the shock force of the US Army's combat formations during the fighting in Northwest Europe in the final year of the war. Of the 16 such divisions formed during the war, all but one...


The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

by Denise Kiernan

THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC C ITY

AT THE HEIGHT OF WORLD WAR II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands...


Tank-Fighter Team

by Robert M. Gerard

This is a fascinating first-hand account of an officer in a small motorized anti-tank unit that tried to harry and slow down the invasion of France by the German war machine in early World War II. Fighting Germans,...


Battle of the Bulge 1944 (2): Bastogne

by Steven Zaloga & Howard Gerrard

Osprey's second title examining the Battle of the Bulge, which was the largest and most costly battle fought by the US Army in World War II (1939-1945). When the attack in the north by 6th Panzer Army failed,...


Another Man's Shoes

by Sven Somme & Ellie Somme

First-hand account of a Norwegian scientist’s escape from German custody during the Second World War after his arrest for spying


Bomber Flight Berlin

by Mike Rossiter

'We believed in ourselves so much, no one ever panicked, even when the situation looked so desperate. We all believed that our best chance of staying alive was to stick together.'

Flying Lancaster bombers was...


Patterns of War-World War II

by Larry H. Addington

Drawn from the second edition of Larry H. Addington's The Patterns of War since the Eighteenth Century, this e-book short discusses the evolution of warfare during World War II. Addington highlights developments...


Wahoo: The Patrols of America's Most Famous World War II Submarine

by Richard O'Kane

The USS Wahoo's performance in sinking Japanese ships in the farthest reaches of the empire is legendary.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


To Hell and Back

by Audie Murphy & Tom Brokaw

The classic bestselling war memoir by the most decorated American soldier in World War II

Originally published in 1949, To Hell and Back was a smash bestseller for fourteen weeks and later became a major motion...


Soldiers: German POWs on Fighting, Killing, and Dying

by Soenke Neitzel, Harald Welzer & Jefferson Chase

On a visit to the British National Archive in 2001, Sönke Neitzel made a remarkable discovery: reams of covertly recorded, meticulously transcribed conversations among German POWs during World War II that recently...


M8 Greyhound Light Armored Car 1941-91

by Steven Zaloga & Tony Bryan

The M8 light armored car was the only significant wheeled combat vehicle used by the US Army in World War II. In conjunction with the lightly armed utility version, the M20, it was the staple of the army's cavalry...


Challenge for the Pacific: Guadalcanal: The Turning Point of the War

by Robert Leckie

 

From Robert Leckie, the World War II veteran and New York Times bestselling author of Helmet for My Pillow, whose experiences were featured in the HBO miniseries The Pacific, comes this vivid narrative of...


The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich

by Callum MacDonald

SS-Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich rose through the ranks from relative obscurity in the 1920s to the pinnacle of power in the Third Reich by 1936. He was considered the most dangerous man in Nazi Germany...


Luck and a Lancaster: Chance and Survival in World War II

by Harry Yates

This book takes you, raid by raid, through the author's tour of operational duty over the last five months of 1944. It is a bomber pilot's story, but it is also about the grinding operational pressure, the brotherhood...


Visions From a Foxhole: A Rifleman in Patton's Ghost Corps

by William Foley

An absolutely harrowing first-person account of the 94th Infantry Division’s bold campaign to break through Hitler’s “impregnable” Siegfried line at the end of World War II

Eighteen-year-old William Foley...


Given Up for Dead: America's Heroic Stand at Wake Island

by Bill Sloan

A gripping narrative of unprecedented valor and personal courage, here is the story of the first American battle of World War II: the battle for Wake Island. Based on firsthand accounts from long-lost survivors...