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.
A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
Paperback ISBN: 0307353419
A gripping portrait of the ultimate double agent draws on recently declassified documents to recount the remarkable exploits of the enigmatic Eddie Chapman, Agent Zigzag, a criminal, con man, and philanderer trained by the Nazis as a spy who became a British agent at the heart of the German Secret Service. Reprint. 50,000 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.
The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster
Hardcover ISBN: 006018471x
A chronicle of the U.S.S. Indianapolis is updated with newly uncovered data retracing the privations suffered by survivors of this World War II vessel in the aftermath of a Japanese torpedo attack.
Sea of Thunder
Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign, 1941-1945
Paperback ISBN: 0743252225
A suspenseful account of the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944 is told through the commands of four naval leaders, including two American commanders and two Japanese admirals, and offers insight into how the war reflected profound cultural differences. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
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.
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.
Under the Black Flag
The Romance And the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
Paperback ISBN: 081297722x
A revisionist history of the golden age of piracy draws on original archive records to provide a realistic study of pirates and their lives that refutes many of the myths about the era.
The Devil's Disciples
Hitler's Inner Circle
Paperback ISBN: 0393326977
A new take on the Third Reich explores the brutal struggles for power within the Nazi regime among Hitler's lieutenants--struggles that resulted in millions of deaths throughout Europe--charting the jealousies and insanity of Goebbels, Himmler, Goring, Bormann, Speer, and Ribbentrop. Reprint. 17,000 first printing.