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Beyond Valor: World War II's Ranger and Airborne Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat

by Patrick K. O'Donnell

Previous books have promised to describe the combat experience of the World War II GI, but there has never been a book like Patrick O'Donnell's Beyond Valor. Here is the first combat history of the war in Europe...


A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II

by Eric Jaffe

From an “illuminating and entertaining” (The New York Times) historian comes the World War II story of two men whose remarkable lives improbably converged at the Tokyo war crimes trials of 1946.

In the wake...


The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III: The Full Story of How 76 Allied Officers Carried Out World War II's Most Remarkable Mass Escape

by Tim Carroll

The true story of one of the most heroic feats of World War II...the daring prison camp breakout that inspired the classic film The Great Escape

Stalag Luft III was one of the Germans' "escape-proof" prison...


Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War against Germany and Italy

by Anne Sharp Wells

The Historical Dictionary of World War II: The War against Germany and Italy relates the history of this war through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps and photos, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary...


German POWs, Der Ruf, and the Genesis of Group 47: The Political Journey of Alfred Andersch and Hans Werner Richter

by Aaron D. Horton

This work traces the lives and careers of German authors Alfred Andersch and Hans Werner Richter,


Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War, 1941-1945

by Leo Marks

In 1942, with a black-market chicken tucked under his arm by his mother, Leo Marks left his father's famous bookshop, 84 Charing Cross Road, and went off to fight the war. He was twenty-two. Soon recognized...


American Nightingale: The Story of Frances Slanger, Forgotten Heroine of Normandy

by Bob Welch

Of the 350,000 American women in uniform during World War II, none instilled more hope in American GIs than Frances Slanger. In Army fatigues and helmet she splashed ashore with the first nurses to hit the Normandy...


The Interpreter

by Alice Kaplan

No story of World War II is more triumphant than the liberation of France, made famous in countless photos of Parisians waving American flags and kissing GIs, as columns of troops paraded down the Champs Élysées....


The Do-Or-Die Men: The 1st Marine Raider Battalion at Guadalcanal

by George W. Smith

The gripping true account of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion -- from its formation and training to its heroic baptism under fire in the battles of Tulagi and Guadalcanal.

No campaign in World War II was undertaken...


Helluva Town: The Story of New York City During World War II

by Richard Goldstein

In the stirring signature number from the 1944 Broadway musical On the Town, three sailors on a 24-hour search for love in wartime Manhattan sing, "New York, New York, a helluva town."

The Navy boys’ race...


Access to History: Germany the Third Reich 1933-1945 (Aqa) [Third Edition]

by Geoff Layton

The third edition of this best-selling title has been revised to reflect the needs of the current specifications. The title charts the emergence of Nazism to Hitler's consolidation of power in 1933-4. It analyses...


D-Days in the Pacific

by Donald L. Miller

Although most people associate the term D-Day with the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944, it is military code for the beginning of any offensive operation. In the Pacific theater during World War II there were...


The Death of Hitler: The Full Story with New Evidence from Secret Russian Archives

by Ada Petrova & Peter Watson

“Revealing and well-written. . . . A significant book.”—Houston Chronicle It is one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century: how, exactly, Adolf Hitler died and what happened to his remains....


Rosie the Rubber Worker: Women Workers in Akron's Rubber Factories during World War II

by Kathleen L. Endres

In this richly illustrated book Kathleen L. Endres examines the lives of women working in the rubber industry in World War II.Endres points out that women were not new to the factories of Akron. Years before...


A Dark Song of Blood

by Ben Pastor

Rome, 1944, the last days of Nazi occupation. A German officer investigates three murders in a city drenched in violence.


Dogfight: The Battle of Britain

by Adam Claasen & Glyn Harper

Dogfight' tells the story of Australians and New Zealanders in one of World War II's defining and most memorable campaigns. The ensuing conflict of Luftwaffe and RAF aircraft in the long summer of 1940 became...


Tin Can Sailor: Life Aboard the USS Sterett, 1939-1945

by Charles R. Calhoun

More than eight hundred sailors served aboard the Sterett during her hazardous and demanding duties in World War II. This is the story of those men and their beloved ship, recorded by a junior officer who served...


Swift, Silent, and Deadly: Marine Amphibious Reconnaissance in the Pacific, 1942-1945

by Bruce Meyers

An experienced reconnaissance Marine officer, Bruce Meyers paints a colorful and accurate picture of the special recon landings that preceded every major amphibious operation in the Pacific War. Credited with...


Cruise of the Lanikai: Incitement to War

by Kemp Tolley

In early December 1941 in the Philippines, a young Navy ensign named Kemp Tolley was given his first ship command, an old 76-foot schooner that had once served as a movie prop in John Ford's "The Hurricane."...


London 1945

by Maureen Waller

London at the outset of war in 1939 was the greatest city in the world, the heart of the British Empire. By 1945, it was a drab and exhausted city, beginning the long haul back to recovery.

The defiant capital...