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Blitzkrieg Unleashed: The German Invasion of Poland 1939

by Richard Hargreaves

At dawn on Friday 1 September 1939 the Germans launched their land, sea and air assault on Poland. The World became aware of the awesome power of Hitler's Third Reich and the limitless and ruthless nature of...


Missing Believed Killed: The Royal Air Force and the Search for Missing Aircrew 1939-1952

by Stuart Hadaway

During the early years of WW2 it soon became apparent that the system for tracing the remains of R.A.F. aircrew deemed 'Missing Believed Killed' was totally inadequate. The Missing Research Section (M.R.S.)...


Preparing for Victory: Thomas Holcomb and the Making of the Modern Marine Corps, 1936-1943

by David Ulbrich

This is the first book to examine Thomas Holcomb s crucial role as commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Great Depression and World War II. It blends biographical, institutional, and operational history...


Struggle for the Middle Sea

by Vincent O'Hara

The Mediterranean is the maritime crossroads where Europe, Asia, and Africa meet. More major naval actions were fought there than in the Atlantic or Pacific yet remarkably little has been written about the subject....


Fighting for Afghanistan: A Rogue Historian at War

by Sean M. Maloney

Sean Maloney, the first Canadian military historian to go into battle since the Korean War, brings the intensity of near-fatal experiences in southern Afghanistan to his description of events in 2006 when the...


The German Fleet at War, 1939-1945

by Vincent P. O'Hara

The German Fleet at War relates the little-known history of the Kriegsmarine's surface fleet with a focus on the sixty-nine surface naval battles fought by Germany's major warships against the large warships...


Who's Who in Nazi Germany

by Robert S. Wistrich

Who's Who in Nazi Germany looks at the individuals who influenced every aspect of life in Nazi Germany. It covers a representative cross-section of German society from 1933-1945, and includes:

* Nazi Party leaders;...


Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

by Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse & Otto Kirchheimer

During the Second World War, three prominent members of the Frankfurt School--Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer--worked as intelligence analysts for the Office of Strategic Services, the wartime...


Intrepid Woman: Betty Lussier's Secret War, 1942-1945

by Betty Lussier

A college student in Maryland when World War II began, Betty Lussier went to England to help the British fight off an impending invasion. Armed with a private pilot s license, she joined the Air Transport Auxiliary...


Shadows in the Jungle: The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines in World War II

by Larry Alexander

A new account of World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother.

Determined to retake the Philippines ever since his ignominious flight from the islands in 1942, General Douglas...


Once They Were Eagles: The Men of the Black Sheep Squadron

by Frank Walton

" Marine Corps Fighter Squadron 214 was hastily organized in the field during World War II to meet the urgent need for another combat squadron in the South Pacific. The squadron, self-named the "Black Sheep,"...


Bougainville, 1943-1945: The Forgotten Campaign

by Harry A. Gailey

" The 1943 invasion of Bougainville, largest and northernmost of the Solomon Islands, and the naval battles during the campaign for the island, contributed heavily to the defeat of the Japanese in the Pacific...


Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945

by Randall Hansen

During the Second World War, Allied air forces dropped nearly two million tons of bombs on Germany, destroying some 60 cities, killing more than half a million German citizens, and leaving 80,000 pilots dead....


The Bomber Boys: Heroes Who Flew the B-17s in World War II

by Travis L. Ayres

True tales of heroism and the men who fought and died in the skies of World War II Europe.

In World War II, there were many ways to die. But nothing offered more fatal choices than being inside a B-17 bomber...


Forged in War: Roosevelt, Churchill, And The Second World War

by Warren F. Kimball

World War II created the union between Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, molding it from start to finish, while the partnership itself shaped many of the most significant moments of the war and the peace...


Devil at My Heels

by Louis Zamperini & David Rensin

The bestselling autobiography of the legendary Louis Zamperini, hero of the blockbuster Unbroken

A modern classic by an American legend, Devil at My Heels is the riveting and deeply personal memoir by U.S....


The Jehovah's Witnesses and the Nazis: Persecution, Deportation, and Murder, 1933-1945

by Sylvie Graffard, Michel Reynaud & Michael Berenbaum

This is the remarkable story of German and European Jehovah's Witnesses persecuted by the Nazis, who could have avoided persecution by simply renouncing their faith yet who refused in the majority of cases,...


Long Ago and Far Away: Hollywood and the Second World War

by Robert Fyne

After scrutinizing hundreds of screenplays, Robert Fyne has written an in-depth study of World War II films, analyzing the different storylines, points-of-view, and contemporary events found in each. In Long...


The General: Charles De Gaulle and the France He Saved

by Jonathan Fenby

No leader of modern times was more uniquely patriotic than Charles de Gaulle. As founder and first president of the Fifth Republic, General de Gaulle saw himself as “carrying France on [his] shoulders.” ...


Rendezvous with Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War and into the World

by Michael Fullilove

The remarkable untold story of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the five extraordinary men he used to pull America into World War II

In the dark days between Hitler’s invasion of Poland in September 1939 and Japan’s...