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Racing the Sunrise: The Reinforcement of America's Pacific Outposts, 1941-1942

by Glen M. Williford

Glen Williford lends new insight into the reasons for America s relatively quick comeback from the attack on Pearl Harbor. For the first time, he tells the complete story of American efforts to build and reinforce...


Big Guns and Brave Men: Mobile Artillery Observers and the Battle for Okinawa

by Rodney Earl Walton

Although it was the largest and final battle of the Pacific War, the Battle for Okinawa has long been overshadowed by other dramatic events in 1945. The books that have been written about it emphasize the role...


The Flying Tiger: The True Story of General Claire Chennault and the U.S. 14th Air Force in China

by Jack Samson

The Flying Tigers and the U.S. Fourteenth will be the subject of a huge upcoming film from IMAX and director John Woo. The film is scheduled to start shooting in spring 2011 with no firm release date stated...


Shockwave

by Stephen Walker

A riveting, minute-by-minute account of the momentous event that changed our world forever

On a quiet Monday morning in August 1945, a five-ton bomb—dubbed Little Boy by its creators—was dropped from an American...


Rough War

by Walt Shiel & Walter J. Boyne

Rough War: Finalist in the 2012 USA Best Book Awards in the Military History category and Finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Military category!

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"One of the most unusual...


The Marcel Network: How One French Couple Saved 527 Children from the Holocaust

Erich Raeder: Admiral of the Third Reich

by Keith Bird

From 1928 to 1943, Erich Raeder led the German navy during the last turbulent years of the Weimar Republic, the rise of Hitler, and through World War II, yet until now there has not been a full-length biography...


You're Stepping on My Cloak and Dagger

by Roger Hall

With a sharp eye and wry wit, Roger Hall recounts his experiences as an American Army officer assigned to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. First published in 1957 to critical and popular...


On the Warpath in the Pacific: Admiral Jocko Clark and the Fast Carriers

by Clark Reynolds

When J.J. Clark graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at the end of World War I he was ready to be a pioneer in one of the great transformations of the U.S. Navy in the twentieth century - the change from a...


The Blitzkrieg Legend

by Karl-Heinz Frieser

Here, for the first time in English, is an illuminating new German perspective on the decisive Blitzkrieg campaign of 1940. Karl-Heinz Frieser's account provides the definitive explanation for Germany's startling...


Resurrection: Salvaging the Battle Fleet at Pearl Harbor

by Daniel Madsen

The attack on Pearl Harbor is a topic of perennial interest to the American public, and a long line of popular books and movies have focused on the attack or events leading up to it. This work takes an entirely...


The U.S. Navy Against the Axis: Surface Combat, 1941-1945

by Vincent O'Hara

Naval historian Vincent O Hara recounts here the dramatic story of the U.S. Navy s surface fleet in World War II, especially its ship-to-ship combat. He suggests that the fleet s role in America s ultimate victory...


The Ghosts that Died at Sunda Strait

by Walter G. Winslow

Recounting the last stand of the heavy cruiser Houston, this tale of survival brings to life the 1942 battle at Sunda Strait.


On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War over Vietnam

by John B. Nichols & Barrett Tillman

Combining vivid personal narrative with historical and operational analyses, this book takes a candid look at U.S. naval airpower in the Vietnam War. Coauthors John Nichols, a fighter pilot in the war, and Barrett...


Brave Ship, Brave Men

by Arnold S. Lott

Nimitz called this book about the USS Aaron Ward on the radar picket line in the Pacific, "the finest story of the war that I have been privileged to read."


Destined for Glory: Dive Bombing, Midway, and the Evolution of Carrier Airpower

by Thomas Wildenberg

On 4 June 1942, three squadrons of U.S. Navy Dauntless dive bombers destroyed Japan's carrier force at Midway and changed the course of the Pacific war. As Wildenberg demonstrates in this book, the key ingredient...


The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway

by John B. Lundstrom

Hailed as one of the finest examples of aviation research, this comprehensive 1984 study presents a detailed and scrupulously accurate operational history of carrier-based air warfare. From the earliest operations...


Athenia Torpedoed: The U-Boat Attack that Ignited the Battle of the Atlantic

by Francis M. Carroll

This book is an account of a disaster at sea, the sinking by a German submarine of the passenger liner Athenia sailing from Liverpool to Montreal, loaded with Americans, Canadians, and Europeans, attempting...


Burma Victory: Imphal, Kohima and the Chindits - March 1944 to May 1945

by David Rooney

In the final years of World War II, the campaign against Japan stepped up in a series of bloody battles with each side having much to lose. While much of the history of the period focuses on the Pacific Campaign...


The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928-41

by Neil Short & Adam Hook

During the Russian Civil War, the Red Army created a series of fortified areas, or ukreplinnyje rajony (UR), which were to be used not only for defence but were also to act as staging points for offensive operations....