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The Devil's Brigade

by Robert H. Adelman & George H. Walton

The 'Devil's Brigade' was the name given to US/Canadian special forces in World War II, who saw action in the Aleutian Islands, Italy and the south of France. This account was co-written by a brigade veteran...


"A Magnificent Fight": The Battle for Wake Island

by Robert J. Cressman

This book recounts how the Wake Island garrison survived nearly daily bombings and repulsed the first Japanese attempt to take the atoll. The author uses extensive Japanese materials--many never before used...


Battleship Sailor

by Theodore C. Mason

Vigorous and highly readable, this portrait of the enlisted man's life aboard the U.S. battleship California depicts the devastation at Pearl Harbor from the hazardous vantage point of the open "birdbath" atop...


SOE's Balls of Steel: Operation Rubble, 147 Willing Volunteers and 25,000 tons of ball bearings

by Sophie Jackson

In 1940 the Nazis hoped to cripple the British war effort by blockading Swedish cargo ships containing ball bearings, steel and tools vital for making arms and equipment. In desperation the newly formed SOE...


Got Any Gum Chum: The GIs in World War II

by Helen D Milligate

An insight into the impact Gis had on the British during the Second World War - from stockings to gum.


In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers: A Return to Easy Company's Battlefields with Sgt. Forrest Guth

by Larry Alexander

A tribute to World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother.

The paratroopers of Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division, have come to symbolize the incredible bravery and heroism...


Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk: The Turning Point of World War II

by Dennis E. Showalter

One of America’s most distinguished military historians offers the definitive account of the greatest tank battle of World War II—an epic clash of machines and men that matched the indomitable will of the...


Countrymen

by Bo Lidegaard

Amid the dark, ghastly history of World War II, the literally extraordinary story, never before fully researched by a historian, of how the Danish people banded together to save their fellow Jews from the Nazis—told...


An Unsung Soldier: The Life of Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster

by Robert S. Jordan

Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster was one of the leading soldier-scholars of his time. He was one of the key figures during the Cold War - one who stood among the dominant American military and political personalities...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to World War II, 3rd Edition

by Ph.D., Mitchell G. Bard

The Complete Idiots Guide(r) to World War II, Second Edition, will feature updated and expanded coverage of the fateful D-Day invasion, a critical timeline of major WW II events, and a WW II timeline highlighting...


200,000 Miles Aboard the Destroyer Cotton

by C Snelling Robinson

In mid-June 1943, Snelling Robinson, a 20-year-old Harvard graduate and newly commissioned ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve, joined the pre-commissioning crew of the Fletcher class destroyer USS Cotten. The...


Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power, 1909-1941

by Mark Peattie

This acclaimed sequel to the Peattie/Evans prizewinning work, Kaigun, illuminates the rise of Japanese naval aviation from its genesis in 1909 to its thunderbolt capability on the eve of the Pacific war. In...


The Dragon's War: Allied Operations and the Fate of China, 1937-1947

by Maochun Yu

Making full use of significant new sources in Chinese-language materials, U.S. Naval Academy professor Maochun Yu provides Western readers with the first detailed account of military and intelligence operations...


Sole Survivors of the Sea

by Jr, James E. Wise

The incredible stories of twenty-two lone survivors of maritime disasters are presented in this collection of war and peacetime incidents. The dramatic accounts--including those of a British sailor who survived...


The Hitler Virus: The Insidious Legacy of Adolph Hitler

by Peter Wyden

More than a half-century after Adolf Hitler committed suicide in a Berlin bunker, the dictator’s legacy and influence lives on, precisely as he predicted before putting the gun to his head. In the spring of...


OSS in China: Prelude to Cold War

by Maochun Yu

Maochun Yu tells the story of the intelligence activities of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in China during World War II. Drawing on recently released classified materials from the U.S. National Archives...


Nothing Less Than Full Victory

by Edward G Miller

At the onset of World War II, the U.S. Army was a third-rate ground force of 145,000 with some generals who still believed in the relevance of horse cavalry. Its soldiers were untrained, its doctrine out of...


The Quiet Warrior: A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance

by Thomas B. Buell

Regarded as the standard biography of World War II naval hero Adm. Raymond A. Spruance, this work is now available in trade paperback for the first time. Spruance, victor of the battles of Midway and the Philippine...


Presumed Lost

by Stephen Moore

When submarines failed to return to port from patrol, they were officially listed by the Navy as overdue and presumed lost. Loved ones were notified by the War Department that their siblings, spouses, and sons...


Hitler's Gift to France: The Return of the Remains of Napoleon II

by Georges Poisson & Robert Miller

A mystery of the Nazi occupation of France is at last explained by new research.