The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial 1945-46
A Documentary History
Paperback ISBN: 0312136919
An introduction to the complex 1946 war crimes trial of major Nazi leaders such as Goering, Hess and Himmler. The text includes documents in every chapter such as, press accounts, testimony and cross-examination of defendants, and the Treaty of Versailles.
The Billy Ruffiane
The Bellerophon And The Downfall Of Napoleon; The Biograph of a Ship of the Line, 1782-1836
Paperback ISBN: 158234468x
A portrait of a British warship that played a key role during the wartime years of the Napoleonic era describes the ship's service in three crucial sea battles--the Glorious First of June (1794), the first action against revolutionary France; the 1798 battle of the Nile; and the battle of Trafalgar (1805)--as well as its role in Napoleon's ultimate surrender. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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.
First to Fight
An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps
Paperback ISBN: 1557504644
Marine general Victor "Brute" Krulak offers here a riveting insiders's chronicle of U.S. Marines - their fights on the battlefield and off, and their extraordinary esprit de corps. He not only takes a close look at the Marine experience during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam - wars in which Krulak was himself a participant - but also examines the foundation on which the Corps is built. In doing so, he helps answer the question of what it means to be a Marine and how the Corps has maintained such a consistently outstanding reputation.
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.
Hitler's Willing Executioners
Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust
Paperback ISBN: 0679772685
A revisionist study of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust reveals why ordinary Germans from all walks of life participated willingly in the extermination of the Jews. Reprint. 125,000 first printing. Tour. NYT.
Science, War, and the Devil's Pact
Hardcover ISBN: 0670030759
Describes how German scientists under Hitler knowingly broke international agreements in order to build deadly weapons prior to World War I, discussing German innovation and breakthroughs that paved the way to the discovery of atomic fission and how such innovations were tainted by Hitler's xenophobic ideologies. 125,000 first printing.
Decision at Sea
Five Naval Battles That Shaped American History
Paperback ISBN: 0195312112
From thunderous broadsides traded between wooden sailing ships on Lake Erie, to the carrier battles of World War II, to the devastating high-tech action in the Persian Gulf, here is a gripping history of five key battles that defined the evolution of naval warfare--and the course of the American nation. Acclaimed military historian Craig Symonds offers spellbinding narratives of crucial engagements, showing how each battle reveals the transformation of technology and weaponry from one war to the next; how these in turn transformed naval combat; and how each event marked a milestone in American history. Oliver Hazard Perry's heroic victory at Lake Erie, one of the last great battles of the Age of Sail, which secured the Northwestern frontier for the United States The brutal Civil War duel between the ironclads Monitor and Virginia, which sounded the death knell for wooden-hulled warships and doomed the Confederacy's hope of besting the Union navy Commodore Dewey's stunning triumph at Manila Bay in 1898, where the U.S. displayed its "new navy" of steel-hulled ships firing explosive shells and wrested an empire from a fading European power The hairsbreadth American victory at Midway, where aircraft carriers launched planes against enemies 200 miles away--and where the tide of World War II turned in the space of a few furious minutes Operation Praying Mantis in the Persian Gulf, where computers, ship-fired missiles, and "smart bombs" not only changed the nature of warfare at sea, but also marked a new era, and a new responsibility, for the United States. Symonds records these encounters in detail so vivid that readers can hear the wind in the rigging and feel the pounding of the guns. Yet he places every battle in a wide perspective, revealing their significance to America's development as it grew from a new Republic on the edge of a threatening frontier to a global superpower. Decision at Sea is a powerful and illuminating look at pivotal moments in the history of the Navy and of the United States. It is also a compelling study of the unchanging demands of leadership at sea, where commanders must make rapid decisions in the heat of battle with lives--and the fate of nations--hanging in the balance.
The First Team
Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway
Paperback ISBN: 159114471x
Independent scholar Lundstrom presents an operational history of carrier-based air warfare in the Pacific during the period 1939-1945. Drawing upon interviews with both American and Japanese pilots, he recounts the exploits of a group of ace fighter pilots known as the "first team" and places their extraordinary accomplishments within the context of larger carrier operations. The appendices offer supplemental information on such topics as aerial fixed gunnery, naval flight formations, and Japanese combat methods. This is the first paperback edition of a volume previously published in 1990. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)