World War II
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Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle
The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle
Paperback      ISBN: 0140165614
A history of the battle at Guadalcanal draws on first-time translations of official Japanese defense accounts and declassified U.S. radio intelligence to recreate this critical campaign. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. NYT.
Death on the Hellships: Prisoners at Sea in the Pacific War
Death on the Hellships
Prisoners at Sea in the Pacific War
Hardcover      ISBN: 1557504822
We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese
We Band of Angels
The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese
Paperback      ISBN: 0671787187
Celebrates the heroism of the Army and Navy nurses imprisoned for three years in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp.
Outwitting the Gestapo
Outwitting the Gestapo
Paperback      ISBN: 0803259239
Lucie Aubrac (1912-2007), of Catholic and peasant background, was teaching history in a Lyon girls' school and newly married to Raymond, a Jewish engineer, when World War II broke out and divided France. The couple, living in the Vichy zone, soon joined the Resistance movement in opposition to the Nazis and their collaborators. Outwitting the Gestapo is Lucie's harrowing account of her participation in the Resistance: of the months when, though pregnant, she planned and took part in raids to free comrades—including her husband, under Nazi death sentence—from the prisons of Klaus Barbie, the infamous Butcher of Lyon. Her book is also the basis for the 1997 French movie, Lucie Aubrac, which was released in the United States in 1999.
Sisters in the Resistance: How Women Fought to Free France, 1940-1945
Sisters in the Resistance
How Women Fought to Free France, 1940-1945
Paperback      ISBN: 0471196983
Explores the clandestine work of women who fought for the Resistance during the Nazi occupation of France, describing the hardships and risks they faced in roles such as courier and medic
Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943
The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943
Paperback      ISBN: 0140284583
With the benefit of Russian documents never before seen by Western scholars, German transcripts, and private letters and diaries, the author offers a compelling narrative of the battle of Stalingrad, which broke the back of the Nazi army during the Second World War. Reprint.
D-Day: Piercing the Atlantic Wall
Piercing the Atlantic Wall
Hardcover      ISBN: 1557501513
Shares firsthand accounts of the invasion of Europe from just prior to D-Day to ten days later, when it was clear the invasion was a success
Bomber Pilot: A Memoir of World War II
Bomber Pilot
A Memoir of World War II
Paperback      ISBN: 0813108667
" Winner of the Best Aeronautical Book Award from the Reserve Officers Association of the United States "The sky was full of dying airplanes" as American Liberator bombers struggled to return to North Africa after their daring low-level raid on the oil refineries of Ploesti. They lost 446 airmen and 53 planes, but Philip Ardery's plane came home. This pilot was to take part in many more raids on Hitler's Europe, including air cover for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. This vivid firsthand account, available now for the first time in paper, records one man's experience of World War II air warfare. Throughout, Ardery testifies to the horror of world war as he describes his fear, his longing for home, and his grief for fallen comrades. Bomber Pilot is a moving contribution to American history.
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill : Visions of Glory, 1874-1932
The Last Lion
Winston Spencer Churchill : Visions of Glory, 1874-1932
Paperback      ISBN: 0385313489
Describes the early life and political career of the British prime minister.
Miracle at Midway
Miracle at Midway
Paperback      ISBN: 0140068147
A close-up look at the battle of Midway Island analyzes this crucial naval victory, which marked the turning point for the American fleet in the Pacific theater of World War II