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More Than Courage: Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Anzio, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe: The Combat History of the

by Phil Nordyke

         

Drawing on many oral and unpublished written accounts from veterans of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Phil Nordyke brings the history of the regiment to life, conveying with remarkable...


To D-Day and Back: Adventures with the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment and Life as a World War II POW: A memoir

by Bob Bearden

In the predawn hours of D-Day, June 6, 1944, which would become immortalized as the Longest Day, Bob Bearden and his comrades in the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment jumped into the inky skies over Normandy....


Omaha Beach and Beyond: The Long March of Sergeant Bob Slaughter

by John Robert Slaughter & Alex Kershaw

"Slaughter vividly conveys the reality of combat during World War II in his book with sweeping passages that literally place his reader on the battlefield beside him." Belvoir Eagle

Before D-Day, regular army...


Jimmy Stewart: Bomber Pilot

by Starr Smith & Walter Cronkite

Of all the celebrities who served their country during World War II -and they were legion -Jimmy Stewart was unique. On December 7th, when the attack on Pearl Harbor woke so many others to the reality of war,...


All American, All the Way: A Combat History of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II: From Sicily to Normandy

by Phil Nordyke

The 82nd Airborne Division parachuted into history on 9 July 1943 when they led Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. Less than a year from their formation in August 1942, the All Americans (the name of the...


The Enemy I Knew: German Jews in the Allied Military in World War II

by Steven Karras & Michael Berenbaum

Even Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Prize winning survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald, struggles with the question:  Why didn't the Jews fight back?  And finally, in view of the circumstances--even now, who would...


Last Man Standing

by Dick Camp

One of the bloodiest battles in Marine Corps history, Operation Stalemate, as Peleliu was called, was overshadowed by the Normandy landings. It was also, in time, judged by most historians to have been unnecessary;...


Normandy

by Dominique Francois

Told in full, in never-before-seen detail, this is the first complete illustrated history of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of France. The book's on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes accounts of both...


Patton's Third Army in World War II: An Illustrated History

by Michael Green & James D. Brown

Patton was champing at the bit to lead the D-Day invasion, but Eisenhower placed him in command of a decoy unit, the First U.S. Army Group. Nearly seven weeks after D-Day, Patton finally got his chance to take...


Tiger Tanks at War

by Michael Green & James D. Brown

The first prototype for the Tiger tank was set to be ready for Hitlers birthday on April 20, 1942. The Henschel Company, competing with Porsche, produced the superior model, and by August of that year the formidable...


The American Foreign Legion: Black Soldiers of the 93d in World War I

by Frank E. Roberts

Still segregated in World War I, the U.S. Army was reluctant to use its 93d division of black soldiers in combat and instead assigned the division's three National Guard and one draftee regiments to the French...


In Rommel's Backyard: A memoir of the Long Range Desert Group

by Alastair Timpson

Alastair Timpson belonged to that generation of young men who were propelled straight from public school into the maelstrom of the Second World War. Inured as they had become from quite an early age to discomfort,...


Hannibal's Last Battle: Zama and the Fall of Carthage

by Brian Todd Carey

At Zama in what is now Tunisia in 202 BC the armies of two empires clashed. The Romans under Scipio Africanus won a bloody, decisive victory over Hannibal's Carthaginians. Scipio's victory signalled a shift...


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 Supermarine Spitfre V in the Far East

by Phild H. Listemann

A detailed study of the operations of the Spitfire Mk.V in the Far East.Introduced in the Far East at the end of 1943, the Spitfire played a major role in the following months. With plenty of photographs and...


Be Bold

by Frederick Rosier & David Rosier

Towards the end of a long and distinguished career, Sir Fred Rosier was persuaded by his son David to write his autobiography. He did so and the result is an extremely engaging and enlightening account of his...


Sword of Scotland

by Anthony Leask

The Sword of Scotland is the story of Scotland's military heritage. Scotland's fighting men have played a part in shaping the history of our world, and many of the individual countries in it. Its contribution...


Counter Insurgency: Lessons from History

by Ian Beckett & John Pimlott

Insurgencies are at the centre of most of the conflicts that confront the modern world, and they have been since the Second World War. Leading armies across the globe have well-developed strategies for fighting...


Bonaparte in Egypt

by Christopher Herold

Originally published in 1962, J. Christopher Herold's Bonaparte in Egypt is the best modern account of this extraordinary campaign. In a detailed study, elegantly written, Herold covers all aspects of Bonaparte's...


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...