World War II
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The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
The Rape of Europa
The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
Paperback      ISBN: 0679756868
A carefully researched volume recounts the Third Reich's war on European culture and reveals the roles of such figures as Hitler, Hermann Goering, Gertrude Stein, and Marc Chagall. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity
Paperback      ISBN: 0385333641
The National Book Award-winning first novel in the epic World War II trilogy weaves together courage, violence, and passions of the men and women stationed in Diamond Head, Hawaii, in 1941, just before America's entrance into the War. Reprint.
The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
The Rape of Nanking
The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
Paperback      ISBN: 0140277447
Relates an account of the 1937 massacre of 250,000 Chinese civilians in Nanking by the invading Japanese military, a carnage for which the Japanese government has never admitted responsibility
The Duel: The Eighty-Day Struggle Between Churchill and Hitler
The Duel
The Eighty-Day Struggle Between Churchill and Hitler
Paperback      ISBN: 0300089163
This is a day-by-day account of the eighty-day struggle in 1940 between Hitler—poised on the edge of absolute victory—and Churchill—threatened by imminent invasion and defeat--on the eve of the second World War. "A masterful book—masterful in its portrayal of its protagonists, masterful in its overall understanding of the death-struggle in which they engaged, masterful, above all, in its vivid, suspenseful chronicling of the most momentous eighty days in the history of this century."—Geoffrey Ward "This is a marvelous book. John Lukacs has lucid, unsentimental insight into the mind and character of both Churchill and Hitler."—Conor Cruise O’Brien "A wonderful story wonderfully told."—George F. Will "It is salutary to be reminded in this powerful study how close Hitler came to winning in 1940. . . . An impressive study . . . [written] with elegance and panache."—Peter Stansky, New York Times "A master of narrative history on a par with Barbara Tuchman and Garrett Mattingly."—Kirkus Reviews
Origins of the Second World War
Origins of the Second World War
Paperback      ISBN: 0684829479
From influential British historian A.J.P. Taylor, a reprint of his influential text The Origins of the Second World War. Controversial for his thesis that Hitler was an opportunist with no thorough plan, The Origins of the Second World War is an extensive exploration of the international politics and foreign policy that lead up to the one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century. Published in 1961, The Origins of the Second World War is a classic of modern history. A.J.P. Taylor's years of research helped change the long-accepted view that Adolf Hitler had wanted and planned in detail for a war. With clear and relatable prose, Taylor articularly depicts the diplomatic mistakes from both the Allied and Axis powers that lead to the outbreak of World War II. A groundbreaking work, The Origins of the Second World War "is an almost faultless masterpiece, perfectly proportioned, perfectly controlled" (The Observer).
Nisei Daughter
Nisei Daughter
Paperback      ISBN: 0295956887
Tells the story of a Japanese-American woman growing up in Seattle in the 1930s who was subjected to relocation during World War II
The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys : The Men of World War II
The Victors
Eisenhower and His Boys : The Men of World War II
Paperback      ISBN: 0684856298
A chronicle of World War II from D-Day to the war's end eleven months later describes individual battles and the heroism of soldiers
Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War, 1941-1945
Between Silk and Cyanide
A Codemaker's War, 1941-1945
Paperback      ISBN: 068486780x
A World War II cryptographer chronicles his career in the Special Operations Executive, discussing his replacement of outmoded codes with one-time silk-printed codes.
Proudly We Served: The Men of the Uss Mason
Proudly We Served
The Men of the Uss Mason
Paperback      ISBN: 1557504660
Traces the enlistment, training, and selection of 10 of the 12 African Americans to be aboard the first ship during World War II whose entire crew of enlisted men were Black
Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
Freedom from Fear
The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
Paperback      ISBN: 0195144031
The Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the U.S. during the Great Depression and World War II retraces the traumatic birthpains of this nation into a world power, rising from the ashes of economic ruin to fight and win a world war. Reprint.