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Postwar History Education in Japan and the Germanys

by Julian Dierkes

History education is official version of modern national identities. This book is a remarkable unveiling of how three countries changed their portrayal of history after disastrous defeat in World War II. The...


Hitler

by Michael Lynch

Adolf Hitler is the most notorious political figure of the twentieth century. The story of his life, how he became a dictator, and how he managed to convince so many to follow his cause is a subject of perennial...


Inside the Wire: The Prisoner of War Camps and Hostels of Gloucestershire 1938-1948

by Ian M C Hollingsbee

Stalag VIII-B, Colditz, these names are synonymous with Prisoners of War in the Second World War. But what of those caught on British soil? Where did they go? Gloucestershire was home to a wealth of PoW camps...


Finding Bill

by Henrietta T. O'Neill

As a child growing up on a farm in Eastern Ontario, Henrietta listened intently to dinner table stories about her parents' lives before and after WWII.

She never tired of the accounts of the family legend, Bill...


The Silent Men: Syria to Kokoda and on to Gona

by Peter Dornan

The story of the Australian 2/14th Battalion in World War Two.


South Pacific Destroyer: The Battle for the Solomons from Savo Island to Vella Gulf

by Russell Crenshaw Jr.

Russell Crenshaw's riveting account of the savage night battle for the Solomon Islands in early 1943 offers readers a unique insider's perspective from the decks of one of the destroyers that bore the brunt...


PT 105

by Richard Dick Keresey

Drawing on his own experiences as the captain of PT 105 at Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and more, the author tells how the fastest little boat in combat contributed to the war effort.


"A" Force: The Origins of British Deception in the Second World War

by Whitney Bendeck

June 1940. The Italians declared war on the British. Completely unprepared for war, the British had only 35,000 troops to defend Egypt. Opposing them, the Italian army in Libya numbered at least 215,000; in...


F6F Hellcat vs A6M Zero-sen: Pacific Theater 1943-44

by Edward Young & Jim Laurier

In the key Pacific War battles of the Marianas Turkey Shoot, Leyte Gulf, and in and around Japan itself (from late 1943 through to VJ-Day) the principal fighters involved were the F6F Hellcat and the A6M5/7...


Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck

by Gordon Rottman & Johnny Shumate

These lethal man-portable anti-tank weapons enabled Wehrmacht infantry to destroy T-34 and Sherman tanks. Written by an expert on anti-tank warfare, this book reveals the fascinating development history of the...


The Besieged: A Story of Survival

by Caroline Walton

The Besieged is a beautifully observed account of one of the defining moments of twentieth-century history: the Siege of Leningrad. The Siege began in September 1941, when German forces severed the last connection...


We'll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema During World War II

by Robert McLaughlin

During the highly charged years of World War II, movies perhaps best communicated to Americans who they were and why they were fighting. These films were more than just an explanation of historical events: they...


Beetle: The Life of General Walter Bedell Smith

by D.K.R. Crosswell

A valued adviser and trusted insider in the highest echelon of U.S. military and political leaders, General Walter Bedell Smith began his public service career of more than forty years at age sixteen, when he...


The USS Flier

by Michael Sturma

The fate of the USS Flier is one of the most heroic stories of the Second World War. On August 13, 1944, the submarine struck a mine and sank to the bottom of the Sulu Sea in less than one minute, leaving only...


Endkampf

by Stephen Fritz

" A Military History Book Club Selection At the end of World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, fearing that retreating Germans would consolidate large numbers of troops in an Alpine stronghold and from there...


Five Chimneys: A Woman Survivor's True Story of Auschwitz

by Olga Lengyel

Olga Lengyel tells, frankly and without compromise, one of the most horrifying stories of all time. This true, documented chronicle is the intimate, day-to-day record of a beautiful woman who survived the nightmare...


Outpost Scotland: A World War II Novel

by Abbott A Brayton

Colonel David McKenna, a retired officer of the Black Watch, is recalled to active service to develop a plan for securing the Highlands from German invasion. Author Abbott Brayton captures a remarkable period...


The Winter War: Russia's Invasion of Finland, 1939-1940

by Robert Edwards

"Edwards recounts events, both shameful and heroic, with insight, conviction and considerable wit."—Publishers Weekly On November 30, 1939, the Soviet Union's Red Army invaded the young nation-state of Finland,...


Sean Connery: A Biography

by Christopher Bray

A biography of a star and an investigation of what can happen to a man when the images he creates take over his life.

Sean Connery’s creation of secret agent James Bond invigorated Britain and its cinema,...


The Fall of France 1940

by Andrew Shennan

Offering a fresh critical perspective on this momentous event, Andrew Shennan examines both the continuities and discontinuities that resulted from the events of 1940. The main focus is on the French experience...