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World War II Nebraska

by Melissa Amateis The History Press (October 19, 2020)

The fight against the Axis required sacrifice and dedication, and Nebraskans proudly answered the call. Three ordnance plants and two naval munitions depots brought employment and economic opportunities but...


Winston Churchill and the Art of Leadership

by William Nester Frontline Books (September 30, 2020)

Many indeed, are the biographies of Winston Churchill, one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. But what was that influence and how did he use it in the furtherance of his and his country’s...


Knight's Cross Winners of the Waffen SS

by Marc Rikmenspoel Pen and Sword Military (September 30, 2020)

Knight's Cross winners of the Waffen-SS details some of the most-decorated personalities of that infamous organization. Rare photos will portray men such Sepp Dietrich, Theodor Eicke, and Michael Wittmann. The...


Major General James A. Ulio

by Alan E Mesches Casemate (August 31, 2020)

Major General James A. Ulio helped win World War II, though his war was fought from the desk. As adjutant-general throughout the war years, many American families would have recognized his name from one of nearly...


VCs of the Second World War

by Stephen Wynn Pen and Sword Military (August 30, 2020)

During the Second World War, the Victoria Cross - the highest honor to be given to British or Commonwealth forces - was awarded on 182 occasions to 181 recipients, 85 of which were bestowed posthumously.

Presented...


First Burma Campaign

by Colonel E C V Foucar Mc Frontline Books (August 30, 2020)

Shortly after the British and Indian forces had withdrawn from Burma in the face of the Japanese onslaught in 1942, Colonel E.C.V. Foucar MC was instructed to undertake a ‘special duty’, namely seek out...


The Rise and Fall of Imperial Japan

by Stephen Wynn Pen and Sword Military (August 30, 2020)

The question is, how did a once great nation that built an empire lose it all? From the Meiji Restoration in 1868, restoring Imperial rule under Emperor Meiji, until Japan’s surrender at the end of the Second...


All Against All

by Paul Jankowski Harper (April 28, 2020)

A narrative history, cinematic in scope, of a process that was taking shape in the winter of 1933 as domestic passions around the world colluded to drive governments towards a war few of them wanted and none...


82 Days on Okinawa

by Art Shaw & Robert L. Wise William Morrow (March 03, 2020)

"A gritty, first-person account. ... One can hear Shaw’s voice as if he were sitting beside you." —Wall Street Journal

An unforgettable soldier’s-eye view of the Pacific War’s bloodiest battle, by the...


Unknown Valor

by Martha MacCallum Harper (February 25, 2020)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of one of the most critical battles of World War II, the popular primetime Fox News anchor of The Story with Martha MacCallum pays tribute to the heroic...


Operation Chastise

by Max Hastings Harper (February 18, 2020)

One of the most lauded historians of our time returns to the Second World War in this magnificent retelling of the awe-inspiring raid on German dams conducted by the Royal Army Force’s 617 Squadron.

The attack...


Tuskegee in Philadelphia

by Robert J. Kodosky The History Press (February 03, 2020)

The uplifting story of the valiant Tuskegee men and women whose impact on Philadelphia during World War II will surprise even the most avid armchair historian.

At the outbreak of World War II, Philadelphians...


Churchill

by Vincent Delmas Greenhill Books (January 30, 2020)

A full and wholly fair representation of the most adventurous life in the history of British politics...there is not a word I would have changed in the text of this excellent graphical account' - Andrew Roberts...


British Town Class Cruisers

by Conrad Waters Seaforth Publishing (November 18, 2019)

Entering service between 1937 and 1939, the ten British ‘Town’ class cruisers were the most modern vessels of their type in the Royal Navy when the Second World War began. Built in response to large 6-inch...


Untold Stories from World War II Rhode Island

by Christian McBurney, Norman Desmarais & Varoujan Karentz The History Press (October 21, 2019)

Following the success of World War II Rhode Island, author Christian McBurney returns, with new coauthors Norman Desmarais and Varoujan Karentz, to present extraordinary personal stories of local contributions...


Black Watch Snipers

by David O'Keefe HarperCollins Publishers (October 15, 2019)

A riveting tour de force by Canada’s leading military historian about the heroic Black Watch’s fight for survival at Verrières Ridge

Centred around one of Canada’s most storied regiments, Seven Days...


No Surrender

by Christopher Edmonds & Douglas Century HarperOne (October 08, 2019)

Part contemporary detective story, part World War II historical narrative, No Surrender is the inspiring true story of Roddie Edmonds, a Knoxville-born enlistee who risked his life during the final days of...


Battle of Midway

by John Grehan Frontline Books (September 24, 2019)

Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands on 7 December 1941, had severely damaged the United States Pacific Fleet but had not destroyed it, for the fleet’s aircraft carrier force had been at...


Georgia POW Camps in World War II

by Dr. Kathryn Roe Coker & Jason Wetzel The History Press (July 29, 2019)

Explore the daily lives and the history of German and Italian POWs in WWII in camps in Georgia and their impact on the Peach State.

During World War II, many Georgians witnessed the enemy in their backyards....


Unti D-Day Memoir

by Ray Lambert & Jim Defelice William Morrow (May 28, 2019)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Omaha Beach legend Ray Lambert's unforgettable firsthand account of D-Day—read the astonishing true story celebrated by Tom Brokaw, CBS This Morning, NPR, and the President.

Winner...


Sisters and Spies: The True Story of WWII Special Agents Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne

by Susan Ottaway HarperElement (January 08, 2019)

Two sisters. Two special agents. One War.

Sisters and Spies is the incredible true story of British special agents Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne, two sisters who risked everything to fight for our freedom during...


Michigan POW Camps in World War II

by Gregory D. Sumner The History Press (November 05, 2018)

During World War II, Michigan became a temporary home to six thousand German and Italian POWs.

At a time of homefront labor shortages, they picked fruit in Berrien County, harvested sugar beets in the Thumb,...


Dam Busters

by Ted Barris HarperCollins Publishers (September 11, 2018)

National Bestseller

Foreword by Peter Mansbridge

“Barris tells the jaw-dropping story of a night that changed the war.” —The Globe and Mail

 It was a night that changed the Second World War. The secret air...


Midcoast Maine in World War II

by Margaret Shiels Konitzky The History Press (April 23, 2018)

Author Margaret Shiels Konitzky reveals the stories of local heroes and the relentless spirit of midcoast Maine.

While World War II raged overseas, the people of midcoast Maine responded with remarkable achievements...


World War II Buffalo

by Gretchen E. Knapp The History Press (November 27, 2017)

Author Gretchen Knapp brings to life the challenges and contributions of daily life in World War II Buffalo.

When President Roosevelt visited Buffalo in November 1940, he found a hardworking city with a large...


U-Boats off the Outer Banks

by Jim Bunch The History Press (July 10, 2017)

From January to July 1942, more than seventy-five ships sank to North Carolina's "Graveyard of the Atlantic" off the coast of the Outer Banks. A Standard oil tanker sank just sixty miles from Cape Hatteras.

German...


World War II Rhode Island

by Christian McBurney, Brian L. Wallin, Patrick T. Conley & John W. Kennedy et al. The History Press (May 22, 2017)

Rhode Island's contribution to World War II vastly exceeded its small size.

Narragansett Bay was an armed camp dotted by army forts and navy facilities. They included the country's most important torpedo production...


The Ideas That Shaped Post-War Britain

by David Marquand & Anthony Seldon Fontana Press (October 20, 2016)

The seventy years since the end of the Second World War have seen dramatic changes in Britain’s cultural, intellectual and political climate. Old class allegiances have been challenged by new loyalties to...


Willow Run

by Randy Hotton & Michael W.R. Davis Arcadia Publishing (October 17, 2016)

A pictoral history of Willow Run - a relative unknown location that became the world's most famous bomber factory during World War II.

In May 1940, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt called for the production of 50,000...


The Devil's Diary

by Robert K. Wittman & David Kinney Harper (March 29, 2016)

A groundbreaking World War II narrative wrapped in a riveting detective story, The Devil’s Diary investigates the disappearance of a private diary penned by one of Adolf Hitler’s top aides—Alfred Rosenberg,...


Commandos: The Definitive History of Commando Operations in the Second World War

by Charles Messenger William Collins (January 14, 2016)

The definitive and thrilling history of those who wore the famous green beret.

COMMANDO is the definitive history of the units raised to answer Winston Churchill’s call to arms: ‘Enterprises much be prepared...


Our Finest Hour

by David Bercuson HarperCollins Publishers (October 27, 2015)

First published in 1995 as Maple Leaf Against the Axis, Our Finest Hour has been completely revised and updated, with new chapters that reflect the latest research about Canada's home front in the war and the...


PT 109

by William Doyle William Morrow (October 06, 2015)

The extraordinary World War II story of shipwreck and survival that paved John F. Kennedy's path to power – hailed as a “breathtaking account” by James Patterson, “masterfully written” by historian...


Third Reich Victorious

by Peter G. Tsouras Skyhorse (September 08, 2015)

This book is a stimulating and entirely plausible insight into how Hitler and his generals might have defeated the Allies, and a convincing sideways look at the Third Reich's bid at world domination in World...


Ardenas 1944

by Antony Beevor, Teófilo de Lozoya & Joan Rabasseda Editorial Crítica (May 19, 2015)

El sábado 16 de diciembre de 1944 Hitler inició su "última jugada" en los bosques nevados de las Ardenas. Su intención era realizar un ataque por sorpresa que, avanzando hacia Amberes, dividiese los ejércitos...


Rescue at Los Banos

by Bruce Henderson William Morrow (March 31, 2015)

From the bestselling author of Hero Found comes the incredible true story of one of the greatest military rescues of all time, the 1945 World War II prison camp raid at Los Baños in the Philippines—a tale...


Call of the Heather

by Gwen Kirkwood Accent Press (May 08, 2014)

1812: With her guardian planning to remarry, 20-year-old Phoebe Dymond finds she is no longer welcome in his Falmouth home and is soon hustled aboard the packet ship Providence bound for Jamaica and an arranged...


Remembering D-day: Personal Histories of Everyday Heroes

by Martin Bowman Collins (March 27, 2014)

Seventy years on, D-Day remains the greatest combined military operation of all time. Published in association with the Imperial War Museum, this is a remarkable collection of the stories of those who took part....


Blood, Tears and Folly: An Objective Look at World War II

by Len Deighton William Collins (March 27, 2014)

Drawing on the author’s deep understanding of military life and the strengths and frailties of politicians and generals, this is a myth-puncturing analysis of the advent of the Second World War.

‘Blood,...


Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain

by Len Deighton William Collins (March 27, 2014)

Summer, 1940: western Europe has been conquered, and all that stands between Hitler and the invasion of England is the matter of air supremacy. And the RAF…

Hitler’s top-secret Directive No. 16, July 1940:...


Blitzkrieg: From the Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk

by Len Deighton William Collins (March 27, 2014)

A compelling history of Blitzkrieg: the ‘lightning war’ by which Hitler and his generals overwhelmed the Allied armies in Western Europe.

‘Blitzkrieg’ begins with a chilling portrait of Hitler’s rise...


Priscilla

by Nicholas Shakespeare Harper (January 07, 2014)

Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France by Nicholas Shakespeare is a transcendent work of narrative nonfiction in the vein of The Hare with Amber Eyes.

When Nicholas Shakespeare stumbled...


For Five Shillings a Day: Personal Histories of World War II

by Dr. Richard Campbell-Begg & Dr. Peter Liddle Collins (December 19, 2013)

An amazing collection of eyewitness accounts of the British experience in World War II. First-hand narratives are drawn from every rank of the army and every corner of the conflict to create a moving and illuminating...


Road of Bones: The Siege of Kohima 1944 – The Epic Story of the Last Great Stand of Empire

by Fergal Keane William Collins (August 29, 2013)

(This ebook contains a limited number of illustrations. Maps are best viewed on a tablet.)

The epic story of one of the most savage battles of the Second World War.

Kohima. In this remote Indian village near...


USS Alabama

by Kent Whitaker & Bill Tunnell Arcadia Publishing (August 05, 2013)

Powerful: this single word aptly describes a naval vessel known as a battleship. The USS Alabama (BB-60) was the last of four South Dakota-class battleships built for World War II.

She is well armored and designed...


The Greatest War Stories Never Told

by Rick Beyer HarperCollins (July 30, 2013)

Search the annals of military history and you will discover no end of quirky characters and surprising true stories: The topless dancer who saved the Byzantine Empire. The World War I battle that was halted...


The Freedom Line

by Peter Eisner Harper Perennial (May 21, 2013)

The romance of Casablanca ... the gripping narrative of Eye of the Needle ... both come together in this enthralling true story of World War II resistance fighters and the airmen they saved.

As war raged against...


Shrapnel

by William Wharton William Morrow Paperbacks (May 14, 2013)

Author of such classic wartime novels as Birdy and A Midnight Clear, William Wharton was one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation. However, he was also a very private man—he wrote under a pseudonym...


Frozen in Time

by Mitchell Zuckoff Harper (April 23, 2013)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from Mitchell Zuckoff, the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La...


The Suicide Raid: Lieutenant Corran Purdon (Tales from the Special Forces Shorts, Book 4)

by Sean Rayment Collins (February 28, 2013)

This is Corran Purdon’s story, one of five true-life recollections from the Second World War in Tales From The Special Forces Club.

The Special Forces Club is a fabled gentlemen’s club, based in the heart...