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Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assult into Fortress Europe, July 1943

by Ed Ruggero

The hair-raising, frontline account of the first American airborne invasion of World War II and of the young paratroopers who risked their lives for freedom. By 1943, the war in Europe had reached a turning...


Latin America During World War II

by John F. Bratzel, Thomas M. Leonard & George Lauderbaugh

The first full-length study of World War II from the Latin American perspective, this unique volume offers an in-depth analysis of the region during wartime. Each country responded to World War II according...


Historical Dictionary of World War II Intelligence

by Nigel West

In the years immediately following World War II, information was disclosed about what has been termed the shadow war of the existence of hitherto secret agencies. In Germany it was the Abwehr and the Sicherheitsdienst;...


Deciphering the Rising Sun: Navy and Marine Corps Codebreakers, Translators, and Interpreters in the Pacific War

by Roger Dignman

This book is the first to document the vital role played by Americans, not of Japanese ancestry, who served as Japanese language officers in World War II. Covering the period 1940-1945, it describes their selection,...


Death at a Distance: The Loss of the Legendary USS Harder

by Michael Sturma

Only seven U.S. submariners earned the Medal of Honor in World War II. Sam Dealey, the USS Harder's commander, was one of them. His honor was awarded posthumously after the entire crew was lost off Bataan during...


Hitler: The Third Reich's Last Hope, 1944-1945

by David Grier

The popular conception of Hitler in the final years of World War II is that of a deranged Fuhrer stubbornly demanding the defense of every foot of ground on all fronts and ordering hopeless attacks with nonexistent...


Black Company: The Story of Subchaser 1264

by Eric Purdon

The remarkable World War II story of PC 1264's crew of fifty African-American enlisted men as recounted by the ship's captain


Submarine Diary: The Silent Stalking of Japan

by Corwin Mendenhall

A vividly detailed account of life aboard U.S. submarines in the Pacific during World War II.


Requiem for Battleship Yamato

by Yoshida Mitsuru & Richard Minear

A young ensign on the bridge of the fabled battleship Yamato during her final battle, recounts his experience.


Neutral Ireland and the Third Reich

by John P. Duggan

In this work based on original research into German sources, John Duggan opens up an entirely new perspective on the little-known history of Ireland during the 'Emergency' period of the Second World War. Reviews...


Organizing Victory: The War Conferences 1941-45

by Andrew Rawson

Churchill described US Army Chief of Staff George C Marshall in 1945 as the 'organizer of victory'. While there is no doubt that the American was a key member of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, it was a team effort....


A Schoolboy's War in Essex

by David F Wood

In this charming book, David F Wood recalls his days as a schoolboy in Essex, where his family moved when the Luftwaffe threatened his native London. With the same sense of fascination that grips many men of...


Kohima: The Furthest Battle: The Story of the Japanese Invasion of India in 1944 and the British-Indian Thermopylae

by Leslie Edwards

By the end of 1943 the Japanese had occupied most of South-East Asia. On 6 March 1944, the first units of the Japanese 15 Army crossed the inhospitable border of what was then Burma, and invaded India. At the...


Air Raid: A Diary and Stories from the Essex Blitz; With a Foreword from Lord Tebbit

by W A Hoodless

This revealing book sets out to provide a first-hand account of the Blitz upon an ordinary and very recently married couple in Upminster, Essex. The Blitz diary, written by the author's mother, began less than...


A Concise History of Nazi Germany

by Joseph W. Bendersky

This balanced history offers a concise, readable introduction to Nazi Germany. Combining compelling narrative storytelling with analysis, Joseph W. Bendersky offers an authoritative survey of the major political,...


Japanese Military Strategy in the Pacific War: Was Defeat Inevitable?

by James B. Wood

In this provocative history, James B. Wood challenges the received wisdom that Japan's defeat in the Pacific was historically inevitable. He argues instead that it was only when the Japanese military abandoned...


One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa

by John Wukovits

In the Tarawa atoll lies the tiny islet of Betio. In November of 1943, the men of the 2nd Marine Division watched as bombardments destroyed the island's Japanese defenses. But when the Marines landed, the Japanese...


Hitler's Wave-Breaker Concept: An Analysis of the German End Game in the Baltic

by Henrik Lunde

Among the many controversies of World War II, prominent is the debate over Germany's strategy in the north of the Soviet Union, as the tide of war turned, and gigantic Russian armies began to close in on Berlin....


Clash of The Carriers

by Barrett Tillman

In June, 1944, American and Japanese carrier fleets made their way through the Philippine Sea, both hoping to take control of the vital Marianas Islands. When they met, they embarked upon a naval engagement...


Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and America's First Shadow War

by COLIN BEAVAN

A thrilling account of one of the most important covert operations of World War II

In 1943, less than a year before D-Day, nearly three hundred American, British, and French soldiers?shadow warriors?parachuted...