World War II
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Into the Teeth of the Tiger
Into the Teeth of the Tiger
Paperback      ISBN: 1560987529
Into the Teeth of the Tiger provides a vivid, pilot’s-eye view of one of the most extended projections of American air power in World War II Asia. Lopez chronicles every aspect of fighter combat in that theater: harrowing aerial battles, interludes of boredom and inactivity, instances of courage and cowardice. Describing different pilots’ roles in each type of mission, the operation of the P-40, and the use of various weapons, he tells how he and his fellow pilots faced not only constant danger but also the munitions shortages, poor food, and rat-infested barracks of a remote sector of the war. The author also offers keen observations of wartime China, from the brutalities of the Japanese occupation to the conflict between Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists and the Communist movement. This edition of Lopez's acclaimed account features new photographs, most of which have never before been published. Relating how the 23rd Fighter Group continued to win battles even as the Japanese gained ground, Into the Teeth of the Tiger is the humorous and insightful memoir of an ace pilot caught in the paradox of victory in retreat.
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Undaunted Courage
Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684811073
A chronicle of the two-and-a-half year journey of Lewis and Clark covers their incredible hardships and the contributions of Sacajawea
Day of Infamy
Day of Infamy
Paperback      ISBN: 0805068031
A sixtieth anniversary of the classic documentary of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor describes the events of the surprise Japanese campaign, its impact on American history, and people's reaction to it, based on eyewitness accounts, diaries, letters, newspaper articles, and official military files. Simultaneous. 30,000 first printing.
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
With the Old Breed
At Peleliu and Okinawa
Paperback      ISBN: 0195067142
In his own book, Wartime, Paul Fussell called With the Old Breed "one of the finest memoirs to emerge from any war." John Keegan referred to it in The Second World War as "one of the most arresting documents in war literature." And Studs Terkel was so fascinated with the story he interviewed its author for his book, "The Good War." What has made E.B. Sledge's memoir of his experience fighting in the South Pacific during World War II so devastatingly powerful is its sheer honest simplicity and compassion. Now including a new introduction by Paul Fussell, With the Old Breed presents a stirring, personal account of the vitality and bravery of the Marines in the battles at Peleliu and Okinawa. Born in Mobile, Alabama in 1923 and raised on riding, hunting, fishing, and a respect for history and legendary heroes such as George Washington and Daniel Boone, Eugene Bondurant Sledge (later called "Sledgehammer" by his Marine Corps buddies) joined the Marines the year after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and from 1943 to 1946 endured the events recorded in this book. In those years, he passed, often painfully, from innocence to experience. Sledge enlisted out of patriotism, idealism, and youthful courage, but once he landed on the beach at Peleliu, it was purely a struggle for survival. Based on the notes he kept on slips of paper tucked secretly away in his New Testament, he simply and directly recalls those long months, mincing no words and sparing no pain. The reality of battle meant unbearable heat, deafening gunfire, unimaginable brutality and cruelty, the stench of death, and, above all, constant fear. Sledge still has nightmares about "the bloody, muddy month of May on Okinawa." But, as he also tellingly reveals, the bonds of friendship formed then will never be severed. Sledge's honesty and compassion for the other marines, even complete strangers, sets him apart as a memoirist of war. Read as sobering history or as high adventure, With the Old Breed is a moving chronicle of action and courage.
The Longest Day: June 6, 1944
The Longest Day
June 6, 1944
Paperback      ISBN: 0671890913
Reconstructs the events of the Normandy landings from Allied and German reports and eyewitness accounts
The Winter War: The Soviet Attack on Finland 1939-1940
The Winter War
The Soviet Attack on Finland 1939-1940
Paperback      ISBN: 0811724336
A popular account of the Finns' resistance, stalemate, and final defeat by overwhelming numbers of Soviet troops and weapons. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris
Six Armies in Normandy
From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris
Paperback      ISBN: 0140235426
Recreates the military accomplishments and delineates the nationalistic characters of each of the armies of the Normandy invasion
A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II
A World at Arms
A Global History of World War II
Hardcover      ISBN: 0521443172
Provides an overview of the entire war from a global perspective, looking at diplomatic actions, military strategy, economic developments, and pressures from the home front
Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima
Flags of Our Fathers
Heroes of Iwo Jima
Hardcover      ISBN: 0553111337
Chronicles one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, focusing on the men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima
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.