World War Ii
The Reality Behind the Distortions, Myths, Lies, and Illusions of World War II
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0679436022
An objective, revisionist analysis of World War II is broken down into such categories as "Mobilization," "Strategy," and "Technology," and provides an often startling mix of facts and statistics. 25,000 first printing.
Assault in Norway
Sabotaging the Nazi Nuclear Program
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1585747505
A gripping account of a commando raid into occupied Norway in 1942. Target: The seemingly impregnable factory-fortress where the Nazis manufactured and stored materials for their nuclear program. (SEE QUOTE.)
The Blitzed City
The Destruction of Coventry, 1940
Paperback ISBN: 1781313261
The Luftwaffe's targetting and destruction of Coventry city remains the biggest and most destructive air raid on British soil during the Second World War. Seen as a centre of British armaments production, the German high command wished to inflict terror and panic on the British public, a plan that had paid dividends during their relentless conquest of France that year. Attacking over two nights in November, 1940 they systematically bombed and destroyed the bulk of the city, making thousands homeless, and killing over 400 men, women and children. Such was the devastation, panic and disorder it wrought, that Winston Churchill ordered a news blackout for three weeks in order to quell the unease and morale-sapping effect that the raid had. But people at the time acted with great bravery to save those trapped in bombed out and burning buildings, as well as caring for those badly injured (of which there were thousands), and fighting the Nazi planes coming in to attack the city itself. Now, for the very first time we interview those veterans who survived the raid and helped fight the flames and bombs to tell the story of this iconic event. Such was the effect it had on the country that when Bomber Command began night time raids against German cities — Hamburg, Cologne and most famously, Dresden — the call 'Remember Coventry!' went up.
Death from the Heavens
A History of Strategic Bombing
Hardcover ISBN: 1591149401
Werrell is an author, former history professor (Radford U.) and Air Force pilot, and he offers a critical and historical account of strategic bombing strategies that questions the overall value of this type of warfare. Written for anyone interested in military or aviation history, this volume focuses primarily on American activities from World War I to Iraq while drawing comparisons to similar strategies in Japan, Germany and Great Britain. The author also thoroughly describes the hardware, theory and operations employed in strategic bombing. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Flags of Our Fathers
Paperback ISBN: 055338029x
Focusing on the men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima, this stirring chronicle of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II follows the young men--most of them barely out of high school--into the fiercest hand-to-hand combat of the war. Reprint.
U.S. Navy Airships and the U-Boat War
Hardcover ISBN: 1591140102
A historian of naval aviation and polar aeronautics, Althoff has conducted research throughout the United States and in Russia, Canada, and the Arctic. Here he tells the forgotten story of the naval airship---in particular, the vital contributions of the U.S. Navy's lighter-than-air (LTA) program to the 1939-1945 anti-submarine war in the North and South Atlantic, and in the Mediterranean. He explains the political, technological, and operational environments in which blimps had to perform, and how the LTA program was finally overwhelmed by competing systems that offered more attractive military tradeoffs. Lavishly illustrated, his book is based on in-depth archival research as well as interviews with naval aviators who flew combat patrols against German and Japanese submarines. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Frozen In Time
An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II
Hardcover ISBN: 0062133438
Drawing on intensive research and a firsthand account of the dangerous 2012 expedition, this thrilling true story of survival, which moves between World War II and today, follows the survivors of a U.S. cargo plane crash in 1942 and their 148 days spent fighting for their lives during a brutal Arctic winter. 200,000 first printing.