First Team And the Guadalcanal Campaign
Naval Fighter Combat from August to November 1942
Paperback ISBN: 1591144728
In this sequel to his The First Team, Lundstrom, a military researcher, concludes the history of US naval fighter combat during the first year of the Pacific War, December 1941 through November 1942. He details the intense combat action as it occurred, drawing on interviews and diaries of the Marine and Army fighters of the so-called CACTUS Air Force in Guadalcanal, as well as the memories of several ex-Imperial Japanese naval aviators who fought in the battles. B&w historical photos are included. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands, 1945
Hardcover ISBN: 0670030082
The historian and author of Russia's War introduces readers to the high-level Nazi leaders captured by the Allies at the end of the war, and the people who interviewed them. 20,000 first printing.
A Signal Victory
The Lake Erie Campaign, 1812-1813
Paperback ISBN: 1557508925
The Battle of Lake Erie on 10 September 1813 is considered by many to be the most important naval confrontation of the War of 1812. Made famous by the American fleet commander Oliver Hazard Perry's comment, "We have met the enemy and they are ours," the battle marked the U.S. Navy's first successful fleet action and was one of the rare occasions when the Royal Navy surrendered an entire squadron. This book draws on British, Canadian, and American documents to offer a totally impartial analysis of all sides of the struggle to control the lake. New diagrams of the battle are included that reflect the authors' modification of traditional positions of various vessels. The book also evaluates the strategic background and tactical conduct of the British and the Americans and the command leadership exercised by Perry and his British opponent, Commander Robert H. Barclay. Not since James Fenimore Cooper's 1843 book on the subject has the battle been examined in such detail, and not since Alfred Thayer Mahan's 1905 study of the war has there been such a significant reinterpretation of the engagement. First published in hardcover in 1997, the book is the winner of the North American Society for Oceanic History's John Lyman Book Award.
Submarines of the World
Paperback ISBN: 1586632949
Submarines have progressed from the crude steam-driven craft of the Civil War to silent nuclear transports that can cruise for months without surfacing and carry intercontinental missiles mounting multiple warheads. Go back to the earliest experimental submersibles, the notorious German U-Boats of World War II that nearly destroyed the Allies' efforts, and follow the progress of over 280 other types. Notations are also included on civilian uses of subs as well as every important underwater weapon, for a truly comprehensive reference.
On Hitler's Mountain
Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood
Paperback ISBN: 0060532181
An account of a woman who spent her childhood in the shadow of Hitler's famous alpine retreat, otherwise known as "The Eagle's Nest," describes her family's witness to Third Reich activities, the impact of Aryan values on their belief systems, and her membership in the Hitler Youth. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
The Racial State
Paperback ISBN: 0521398029
Between 1933 and 1945 the Nazi regime in Germany tried to restructure a "class" society along racial lines. This book deals with the ideas and institutions that underpinned this mission, and shows how Nazi policy affected various groups of people, both victims and beneficiaries. The book begins with a serious discussion of the origins of Nazi racial ideology, and then demonstrates the way in which this was translated into official policy. It deals with the systematic persecution not only of the Jews, but also with the fate of lesser-known groups such as Sinti and Roma, the mentally handicapped, the "asocial," and homosexuals.
1936-45 : Nemesis
Hardcover ISBN: 0393049949
Draws on previously unused sources, including Joseph Goebbel's diaries, to encompass the the period beginning with the Nazi dictator's attaining absolute power within Germany, through the second World War, to Hitler's suicide.
A Most Fortunate Ship
A Narrative History of Old Ironsides
Paperback ISBN: 1591145139
The story of America's oldest commissioned ship, the frigate, the U.S.S. Constitution, known as "Old Ironsides," is retold from its maiden voyage in 1798 to its prominent activities in the U.S. bicentennial celebration to the ship's own 1997 bicentennial, discussing the ship's construction, its restoration, its military service, and more. Reprint.