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We Die Alone: WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance
We Die Alone
WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1558219730
One of the most exciting escape narratives to emerge from the challenges and miseries of World War II chronicles Jan Baalsrud’s escape from Nazi-occupied arctic Norway.
Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
Band of Brothers
E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
Paperback      ISBN: 074322454x
Through soldiers' journals and letters, describes Easy Company's contributions to the campaigns in western Europe and recounts their stories of survival.
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
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
Roll Me over: An Infantryman's World War II
Roll Me over
An Infantryman's World War II
Paperback      ISBN: 0804116059
From the beaches of Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge to the border of Czechoslovakia, an American infantryman recounts his journey through the expiring Third Reich, offering an insightful and detailed account of his experiences under fire. Reissue.
The Long Walk
The Long Walk
Paperback      ISBN: 1558216847
Describes the four-thousand-mile journey across the Gobi Desert and the Himalayas of seven men who escaped from a Siberian prison camp
Battle of Leyte Gulf: 23-26 October 1944
Battle of Leyte Gulf
23-26 October 1944
Paperback      ISBN: 1557502439
The last great naval battle of World War II, Leyte Gulf also is remembered as the biggest naval battle ever fought anywhere, and this book has been called the best account of it ever written. First published in hardcover on the battle's fiftieth anniversary in 1994 and drawing on materials not previously available, it blends history with human drama to give a real sense of what happened--despite the mammoth scope of the battle. Every facet of naval warfare was involved in the struggle that engaged some two hundred thousand men and 282 American, Japanese, and Australian ships over more than a hundred thousand square miles of sea. That Tom Cutler succeeded at such a difficult task is no surprise. The award-winning author saw combat service aboard many types of ships during his naval career, and as a historian and professor of strategy and policy at the Naval War College, he has studied the battle for many years. Cutler captures the milieu, analyzes the strategy and tactics employed, and re-creates the experiences of the participants--from seaman to admiral, both Japanese and American. It is a story replete with awe-inspiring heroism, failed intelligence, flawed strategy, brilliant deception, great controversies, and a cast of characters with names like Halsey, Nimitz, Ozawa, and MacArthur. Such an exciting and revealing account of the battle is unlikely to be equaled by future writers.
Return to Midway: The Quest to Find the Yorktown and the Other Lost Ships from the Pivotal Battle of the Pacific War
Return to Midway
The Quest to Find the Yorktown and the Other Lost Ships from the Pivotal Battle of the Pacific War
Hardcover      ISBN: 0792275004
A famed ocean explorer, discoverer of the Titantic, offers an illustrated chronicle of a search for the ships sunk during the Battle of Midway, including the Yorktown, and features reminiscences from American and Japanese veterans of the conflict. TV tie-in. BOMC & History.
Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944 to May 7, 1945
Citizen Soldiers
The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944 to May 7, 1945
Paperback      ISBN: 0684848015
Draws on interviews with enlisted men to examine the last year of the war in Europe
Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War Ii's Greatest Rescue Mission
Ghost Soldiers
The Epic Account of World War Ii's Greatest Rescue Mission
Paperback      ISBN: 038549565x
Chronicles the daring mission of the elite U.S. Army Sixth Ranger Battalion to slip behind enemy lines in the Philippines and rescue the 513 American and British POWs who had spent over three years in a hellish, Japanese-run camp near Cabanatuan.