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Little Cyclone: The Girl who Started the Comet Line

by Airey Neave

Andrée de Jongh was a young artist in Brussels when German troops marched into Belgium in May 1941. Her father dubbed her the ‘Little Cyclone’, because she was so determined to make things happen. Inspired...


Giants: The Dwarfs of Auschwitz

by Eilat Negev & Yehuda Koren

During the 1930s and 40s the Lilliput Troupe, a beloved and successful family of singers and actors, dazzled with their vaudeville programme and unique performances. The only all-dwarf show of the time, their...


Battleship Bismarck: A Survivor's Story

by Burkard Baron Von Mullenheim-Rechberg

Originally published to much acclaim in 1980, this is the story of the legendary German battleship that sunk the pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, on May 24, 1941, and three days later was hunted down and sunk...


Shepherds of the Sea: Destroyer Escorts in World War II

by Robert F. Cross

This compelling tale of courage, heroism, and terror is told in the words of ninety-one sailors and officers interviewed by the author about their World War II service aboard fifty-six destroyer escorts. They...


The Chief Culprit: Stalin's Grand Design to Start World War II

by Viktor Suvorov

“A remarkable book. A delayed bombshell that includes very pertinent new research and discoveries Suvorov has made since 1990. He makes savvy readers of contemporary and World War II history, of a mind to reexamine...


Storm Landings: Epic Amphibious Battles in the Central Pacific

by Joseph H. Alexander

The Pacific War changed abruptly in November 1943 when Admiral Chester Nimitz unleashed a new offensive across the Central Pacific, spearheaded by fast carrier task forces and U.S. Marines. The sudden American...


Black Shoe Carrier Admiral: Frank Jack Fletcher at Coral Sea, Midway & Guadalcanal

by John B. Lundstrom

An abundance of new evidence demanded this reevaluation of Frank Jack Fletcher, the ?black shoe? admiral who won his battles at sea but lost the war of public opinion. A surface warrior?in contrast to a ?brown...


We Will Stand by You: Serving in the Pawnee, 1942-1945

by Theodore C. Mason

An enlisted radioman recalls his years of action in the Pacific with candor and humor.


Overdue and Presumed Lost: The Story of the USS Bullhead

by Martin Sheridan

The USS Bullhead was the last American naval vessel lost in World War II. This is the submarine's history - from launch to disappearance - as told by the only war correspondent allowed on a wartime submarine...


The Battle for Leyte, 1944: Allied and Japanese Plans, Preparations, and Execution

by Milan Vego

One of the largest and most complex military efforts ever undertaken, the Leyte Operation was the Allies' first and most important major combined operation to liberate the Philippine archipelago. The stakes...


The Galloping Ghost: The Extraordinary Life of Submarine Legend Eugene

by Carl P. LaVO

Eugene Fluckey was one of the great naval heroes of World War II. His exploits as captain of the submarine USS Barb revolutionized undersea warfare and laid the groundwork for a nuclear-powered ballistic missile...


The Great Mistake: The Battle for Antwerp and the Beveland Peninsula, September 1944

by Peter Beale

On 4 September 1944, the British 11th Armoured Division entered Antwerp, capturing the docks intact with Belgian assistance. This account with maps and archive photographs, draws on official war diaries, unit...


Ships from Hell: Japanese War Crimes on the High Seas in World War II

by Raymond Lamont-Brown

This is a new and frightening insight into Japanese atrocities in the Second World War. The horrific conditions aboard hellships at sea are revealed including the torture, disease and massacre which characterised...


With Our Backs to Berlin: The German Army in Retreat 1945

by Tony Le Tissier

In the final months of the Second World War in 1945, the German Army was in full retreat on both its Western and Eastern Fronts. British and American troops were poised to cross the River Rhine in the west,...


Nancy Wake

by Russell Braddon

Nancy Wake is one of the true heroines of the Second World War. Born in New Zealand, she was living in Marseille and was married to Frenchman Hanri Fiocca when the Germans invaded. Nancy immediately became active...


The Race for the Rhine Bridges 1940, 1944, 1945

by Alexander McKee

The River Rhine and its delta in Holland, protecting Germany’s vital industrial area of the Ruhr, helped dictate the course of events in three land campaigns of the Second World War.  Some towns and bridges...


The Damned

by Nathan M. Greenfield

The Damned tells the largely unknown saga of Canada’s first land battle of the Second World War—fought in the hills and valleys of Hong Kong in December 1941—and the terrible years the survivors of the battle...


Frozen in Time

by Mitchell Zuckoff

Two harrowing crashes . . . A vanished rescue plane . . . A desperate fight for life in a frozen, hostile land . . . The quest to solve a seventy-year-old mystery

The author of the smash New York Times bestseller...


Cheerio and Best Wishes: Letters from a World War II Hoosier Pilot

by Donald R. Schneck & Ralph H. Schneck

This is the true story of a young boy from Posey County, Indiana, who had a dream to fly. The outbreak of World War II enabled him to fulfill that dream. Cheerio and Best Wishes is told entirely through the...


Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941

by Lynne Olson

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND KIRKUS REVIEWS

From the acclaimed author of Citizens of London comes the definitive account of the debate...