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August 1944: The Campaign for France

by Robert A. Miller

Robert A. Miller has written an exciting and well-documented account of a month that changed history. It is a true and accurate picture of the war as it was fought - day by day. In the tradition of Cornelius...


Crusade in Europe

by Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dedicated to the Allied Soldier, Sailor and Airman of WWII.


Taking Command: General J. Lawton Collins From Guadalcanal to Utah Beach and Victory in Europe

by H. Paul Jeffers

"The crux of the fighting was the place I headed for." -General J. Lawton Collins

Known as "the GI's general" and "Lightning Joe," General J. Lawton Collins played no less than a global part in the Allied...


The Great Escape: A Canadian Story

by Ted Barris

One night in 1944, eighty airmen escaped a German POW compound in Poland. The event became known as "The Great Escape." Ted Barris writes of the planners, task leaders, and key players in the escape attempt,...


Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir

by Neil Nakadate

During World War II, 110,000 Japanese Americans were removed from their homes and incarcerated by the US government. In Looking After Minidoka the "internment camp" years become a prism for understanding three...


God and the Fascists: The Vatican Alliance with Mussolini, Franco, Hitler, and Pavelic

by Karlheinz Deschner

Now available in English for the first time, a controversial work that indicts the Vatican for its actions before and during World War II.

 

     In the decade preceding the outbreak of World War II, the...


A Working People: A History of African American Workers Since Emancipation

by Steven A. Reich

In A Working People, historian Steven A. Reich examines the economic, political and cultural forces that have built and broken America’s black workforce for centuries. From the abolition of slavery through...


Crimes of State Past and Present: Government-Sponsored Atrocities and International Legal Responses

by David M. Crowe

War Crimes and acts of genocide are as old as history itself, but particularly during the 20th century. Yet what are war crimes and acts of genocide? And why did it take the world so long to define these crimes...


The Avengers: A Jewish War Story

by Rich Cohen

In 1944, a band of Jewish guerrillas emerged from the Baltic forest to join the Russian army in its attack on Vilna, the capital of Lithuania. The band, called the Avengers, was led by Abba Kovner, a charismatic...


Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII

by John Cornwell

The “explosive” (The New York Times) bestseller—now with a new introduction by the author

When Hitler’s Pope, the shocking story of Pope Pius XII that “redefined the history of the twentieth century”...


Watching War Films With My Dad

by Al Murray

Al Murray's (AKA The Pub Landlord) musing on his childhood where his fascination with history and all things war began.

Have you ever watched a film with someone who, at the most dramatic scene, argues that the...


Wartime America: The World War II Home Front

by John W. Jeffries

The World War II home front revisited, with a skeptical appraisal of the "Good War" as a watershed in the nation's history. "A superb account...a starting point for future work on the war."-Journal of American...


Five of the Many: Survivors of the Bomber Command Offensive from the Battle of Britain to Victory Tell their Story

by Steve Darlow

Five of the Many follows the fascinating exploits of five of RAF Bomber Command's distinguished airmen. The enthralling stories of Wellington pilot Rupert Cooling, Wellington and Mosquito pilot Jack Goodman,...


Master Bombers: The Experiences of a Pathfinder Squadron at War, 1942-1945

by Sean Feast

The Pathfinders were the corps d'elite of Bomber Command, the command that led the fight against Germany even before the fall of France. Pathfinder crews consisted of members who had flown a minimum of 45 operational...


RAF Duxford: A History in Photographs from 1917 to the Present Day

by Richard Smith

Established in 1917 to train Royal Flying Corps aircrew, during WWI Duxford was also the base for two United States Aero Squadrons, 137 and 159, and by the end was a mobilization airfield for three DH9 day bomber...


Bader's Last Fight: An In-Depth Investigation of a Great WWII Mystery

by Andy Saunders

On 9th August 1941 one of the greatest icons of the Second World War, Douglas Bader, was shot down, captured and later incarcerated. But by whom, and how? Was it by one of his deadly German opponents, as Douglas...


From North Africa to the Arakan: The Engrossing Memoir of WWII Spitfire Ace Alan McGregor Peart DFC, RNZAF

by Alan Peart

Alan Peart was born in Nelson, New Zealand. Joining 610 Squadron on completion of training, he served against the Germans and then the Japanese. Operating from 'Broadway' airstrip, his was the only spitfire...


Park: The Biography of Air Chief Marshall Sir Keith Park, GCB, KBE, MC, DFC, DCL

by Vincent Orange

If ever any one man won the Battle of Britain, he did. I don't believe it is realized how much that one man, with his leadership, his calm judgement and his skill, did to save not only this country, but the...


Separate Little War: The Banff Coastal Command Strike Wing Versus the Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe 1944-1945

by Andrew Bird

Every day for nine months from September 1944 to the end of the war, young British, Commonwealth and Norwegian airmen flew from Banff aerodrome in northern Scotland in their Mosquitoes and Beaufighters to target...


Stapme: The Biography of Squadron Leader Basil Gerald Stapleton DFC, Dutch Flying Cross

by David Ross

Gerald Stapleton was born in Durban, South Africa in 1920. In January 1939 he took up a short service commission in the RAF and eventually joined 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron in December 1939, prior to becoming...