Mission Raise Hell
The U.S. Marines on Choiseul, October-November 1943
Hardcover ISBN: 1591141133
Piecing together interviews with 71 veterans, this narrative history relives each day of the Second Marine Parachute Battalion's diversionary raid on the Pacific island of Choiseul from October 28 to November 4. The author admits many of the soldiers' memories conflict with each other on minor points, and relies on the official war diary for the facts. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.
Rescue As Resistance
How Jewish Organizations Fought the Holocaust in France
Hardcover ISBN: 0231101244
Lazare, Holocaust survivor and scholar of Jewish history, argues that rescue including such activities as smuggling Jews across borders or fabricating false papers constituted a significant means of fighting back for French Jews and that, although unprepared for the severity of Hitler's genocidal onslaught, the Jews of France launched widespread and effective rescue and relief efforts following the first deportations in 1942. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
The Third Reich in Power
Paperback ISBN: 0143037900
Documents the radical and rapid transformation of Germany in its first year under Nazi rule, exploring how virtually every area of life, from the arts and religion to education and literature, was reordered to comply with the regime's preparations for the war, in an account that also describes the increasing brutality that was suffered by marginalized groups. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
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.
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.
Hitler's Piano Player
The Rise And Fall of Ernst Hanfstaengl, Confidant of Hitler, Ally of FDR
Paperback ISBN: 0786716916
Through newly declassified documents, interviews with surviving members of the Hanfstaengl family, and original writings by Putzi, historian and author Peter Conradi weaves Putzi’s captivating tale. It was at a Munich Beer Hall in 1922 that this German man first saw Hitler speak, introduced himself and made his way in 20th-century history. Acting as haughty court jester, soothing pianist, and savvy foreign press chief for Hitler, Putzi became a close ally of the Fuehrer. Yet, once Putzi fell out of Hitler’s graces, he escaped Germany, was interned in Britain, transferred to Canada and finally to America. Here, in an unusual turn of allegiance, Putzi began working with FDR, an acquaintance from New York’s Harvard Club, and became the star of Roosevelt’s “S-Project.” He provided the White House with biographical information on hundreds of leading Nazis, analyses of Hitler’s speeches, and a 68-page psychological portrait of Hitler —describing his education, diet and even his sex life. Filled with revelations about Hitler’s personal life and descriptions of American psychological warfare, Hitler’s Piano Player is a gripping book about a man torn apart by the most antagonistic of loyalties and history’s missing personal link between Hitler and FDR.
Seamanship in the Age of Sail
An Account of the Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-Of-War 1600-1860, Based on Contemporary Sources
Hardcover ISBN: 0870219553
Explains exactly how ninteenth-century sailing ships were controlled and discusses rigging, sails, steering, tacking, storms, and emergency procedures
William Rhodes Davis, Nazi Agent of Influence
Hardcover ISBN: 1574881817
Explores the business and political machinations of American millionaire Davis that were possibly designed to further the long term interests of Nazi Germany. Davis's work to provide oil to Germany and his work to elect isolationist Republican Wendell Wilkie to the Presidency are examined. Also discussed are Davis's mysterious death in 1941 and the efforts of such prominent Americans as Congress of Industrial Organization Chairman John L. Lewis and President Roosevelt to distance themselves from Davis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)