World War II
In Harm's Way
The Sinking of the Uss Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0805066322
The nation's worst naval disaster is vividly chronicled, exposing extreme heroism in the face of persistent shark attacks and hypothermia in the aftermath of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine during the final days of World War II. 100,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 1557509220
The story of one of the bloodiest battles in history, resulting in the raising of the American flag on Mt. Suribachi, is documented with a personal touch; the author himself was a member of that company. It is a searing and unique account of that battle, told from the perspective of both the gallant U.S. Marines who invaded the island and the brave Japanese soldiers who defended it.
Paperback ISBN: 0452010713
"The most important book by one of the outstanding military authorities of our time." ? Library Journal This is the classic book on war as we know it. During his long life, Basil H. Liddell Hart was considered one of the world's foremost military thinkers--a man generally regarded as the "Clausewitz of the 20th century." Strategy is a seminal work of military history and theory, a perfect companion to Sun-tzu’s The Art of War and Carl von Clauswitz’s On War. Liddell Hart stressed movement, flexibility, and surprise. He saw that in most military campaigns dislocation of the enemy's psychological and physical balance is prelude to victory. This dislocation results from a strategic indirect approach. Reflect for a moment on the results of direct confrontation (trench war in WW I) versus indirect dislocation (Blitzkreig in WW II). Liddell Hart is also tonic for business and political planning: just change the vocabulary and his concepts fit.
Man Who Never Was
Worldwar Ii's Boldest Counterintelligence Operation
Paperback ISBN: 1557504482
As plans got under way for the Allied invasion of Sicily in June 1943, British counter-intelligence agent Ewen Montagu masterminded a scheme to mislead the Germans into thinking the next landing would occur in Greece. The innovative plot was so successful that the Germans moved some of their forces away from Sicily, and two weeks into the real invasion still expected an attack in Greece. This extraordinary operation called for a dead body, dressed as a Royal Marine officer and carrying false information about a pending Allied invasion of Greece, to wash up on a Spanish shore near the town of a known Nazi agent. Agent Montagu tells the story as only an insider could, offering fascinating details of the difficulties involved--especially in creating a persona for a man who never was--and of his profession as a spy and the risks involved in mounting such a complex operation. Failure could have had devastating results. Success, however, brought a decided change in the course of the war.
U-Boat War Off America's East Coast, 1942
Paperback ISBN: 1557503621
Presents an account of death and rescue at sea during the early years of World War II, when German U-boats cruised up and down the U.S. eastern seaboard, sinking 259 ships and littering the waters with cargo and bodies.