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"Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself"

by Florian Huber, Sam Peter Jackson & Imogen Taylor Little, Brown Spark (March 10, 2020)

The extraordinary story of how thousands of ordinary Germans, overcome by shame, guilt, and fear, killed themselves after the fall of the Third Reich

By the end of April 1945 in Germany, the Third Reich had fallen...

Hitler's First Hundred Days

by Peter Fritzsche & Jim Seybert Basic Books (March 17, 2020)

The breathtaking rise of Hitler in 1933 -- and the making of the Nazis

Amid the ravages of economic depression, Germans in the early 1930s were pulled to political extremes both left and right. Then, in the spring...

Ordinary Men

by Christopher R. Browning & Kevin Gallagher HarperAudio (April 07, 2020)

"A remarkable--and singularly chilling--glimpse of human behavior. . .This meticulously researched book...represents a major contribution to the literature of the Holocaust."--Newsweek 

Now available in audio...

Every Man a Hero

by Ray Lambert, Jim Defelice & Kaleo Griffith HarperAudio (May 28, 2019)


Seventy-five years ago, he hit Omaha Beach with the first wave. Now Ray Lambert, ninety-eight years old, delivers one of the most remarkable...

Operation Columba--The Secret Pigeon Service

by Gordon Corera & Derek Perkins HarperAudio (October 16, 2018)

The fascinating, untold story of how British intelligence secretly used homing pigeons as part of a clandestine espionage operation to gather information, communicate, and coordinate with members of the Resistance...

Lost in Shangri-La

by Mitchell Zuckoff HarperAudio (April 26, 2011)

"A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush andimpenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame withgreat gams, for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is atrue story made...

Rescue at Los Banos

by Bruce Henderson & Brett Barry HarperAudio (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...

The Pope's Last Crusade

by Peter Eisner & Rick Adamson HarperAudio (March 19, 2013)

Drawing on untapped resources, exclusive interviews, and new archival research, The Pope's Last Crusade by Peter Eisner is a thrilling narrative that sheds new light on Pope Pius XI's valiant effort to condemn...

George Marshall

by Debi Unger, Irwin Unger & Johnny Heller HarperAudio (October 21, 2014)

A major historical biography of George C. Marshall--the general who ran the U.S. campaign during the Second World War, the Secretary of State who oversaw the successful rebuilding of post-war Europe, and the...

Supreme Commander

by Seymour Morris & Charles Constant HarperAudio (April 15, 2014)

Seymour Morris Jr. combines political history, military biography, and business management to tell the story of General Douglas MacArthur's tremendous success in rebuilding Japan after World War II in Supreme...

Eve of a Hundred Midnights

by Bill Lascher & Danny Campbell HarperAudio (June 21, 2016)

The unforgettable true story of two married journalists on an island-hopping run for their lives across the Pacific after the Fall of Manila during World War II--a saga of love, adventure, and danger.

On New...

The Last Goodnight

by Howard Blum & Tristan Morris HarperAudio (April 12, 2016)

The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Dark Invasion, channels Erik Larson and Ben Macintyre in this riveting biography of Betty Pack, the dazzling American debutante who became an Allied spy...

The Secret War

by Max Hastings & Steven Crossley HarperAudio (May 10, 2016)

From one of the foremost historians of the period and the acclaimed author of Inferno and Catastrophe: 1914, The Secret War is a sweeping examination of one of the most important yet underexplored aspects of...

Devil's Diary

by Robert K. Wittman, David Kinney & P.J. Ochlan HarperAudio (March 29, 2016)

This exploration of the private wartime diary of Alfred Rosenberg--Hitler's "chief philosopher" and architect of Nazi ideology--interweaves the story of its recent discovery with the revelation of its never-before-published...

PT 109

by William Doyle & David Drummond HarperAudio (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 Douglas Brinkley,...

Darkest Hour

by Anthony McCarten & John Lee HarperAudio (November 07, 2017)

From the acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of The Theory of Everything comes a revisionist look at the period immediately following Winston Churchill's ascendancy to Prime Minister--soon to be a major motion...


by Joshua Levine, Jonathan Keeble & Leighton Pugh HarperAudio (June 27, 2017)

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The epic true story of Dunkirk--now a major motion picture, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, and starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, and Mark Rylance

In 1940, the Allies had...

The Saboteur

by Paul Kix & Malcolm Hillgartner HarperAudio (December 05, 2017)

In the tradition of Agent Zigzag comes this breathtaking biography, as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the very best spy thrillers, which illuminates an unsung hero of the French Resistance during World...

Never Call Me a Hero

by N. Jack "Dusty" Kleiss, Timothy Orr, Laura Orr & Mike Ortego et al. HarperAudio (May 23, 2017)

An extraordinary firsthand account of the Battle of Midway by one of its key participants, timed to the 75th anniversary: American dive-bomber pilot "Dusty" Kleiss helped sink three Japanese warships (including...

Sons and Soldiers

by Bruce Henderson & Brett Barry HarperAudio (July 25, 2017)

Joining the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers, and Boys in the Boat, the little-known saga of young German Jews, dubbed The Ritchie Boys, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, and returned...

Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy

by Nicholas Reynolds & Fred Sanders HarperAudio (March 14, 2017)

A former CIA officer and curator of the CIA Museum unveils the shocking, untold story of Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway's secret life as a spy for both the Americans and the Soviets before and during...

All the Gallant Men

by Donald Stratton, Ken Gire & Mike Ortego HarperAudio (November 22, 2016)

The extraordinary first and only memoir by a survivor of the USS Arizona, published in conjunction with the seventy-fifth anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

An unforgettable and moving story of tragedy, heroism, resilience,...

A Matter of Honor

by Anthony Summers, Robbyn Swan & Malcolm Hillgartner HarperAudio (November 15, 2016)

On the seventy-fifth anniversary, the authors of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Eleventh Day unravel the mysteries of Pearl Harbor to expose the scapegoating of the admiral who was in command the day 2,000 Americans...

Once Upon a Town

by Bob Greene & Fritz Weaver HarperAudio (October 03, 2006)

During World War II, American soldiers from every city and walk of life rolled through North Platte, Nebraska on troop trains, en route to Europe and the Pacific. The tiny town transformed its modest railroad...

Bloody Okinawa

by Joseph Wheelan & George Newbern Da Capo Press (March 03, 2020)

A stirring narrative of World War II's final major battle--the Pacific war's largest, bloodiest, most savagely fought campaign--the last of its kind. On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, more than 184,000 US troops...

Day of Deceit

by Robert Stinnett & Rafael Ferrer Simon & Schuster Audio (December 01, 1999)

In Day of Deceit, Robert Stinnett delivers the definitive final chapter on America's greatest secret and our worst military disaster.

Drawing on twenty years of research and access to scores of previously classified...

An Army at Dawn

by Rick Atkinson Simon & Schuster Audio (October 01, 2002)

In the first volume of a remarkable trilogy, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson provides the definitive history of the war in North Africa.

The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is...

The Conquerors

by Michael R. Beschloss Simon & Schuster Audio (November 01, 2002)

A New York Times bestseller, The Conquerors reveals how Franklin Roosevelt's and Harry Truman's private struggles with their aides and Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin affected the unfolding of the Holocaust...


by Douglas Waller & George Newbern Simon & Schuster Audio (October 06, 2015)

"A fantastic book, one of the very finest accounts of wartime spookery" (The Wall Street Journal)--a spellbinding adventure story of four secret OSS agents who would all later lead the CIA and their daring espionage...

Pearl Harbor

by Craig Nelson & George Guidall Simon & Schuster Audio (September 20, 2016)

"A valuable reexamination" (Booklist, starred review) of the event that changed twentieth-century America--Pearl Harbor--based on years of research and new information uncovered by a New York Times bestselling...

Lucky 666

by Bob Drury, Tom Clavin & Jeremy Bobb Simon & Schuster Audio (October 25, 2016)

“A fast-paced, well-researched…irresistible” (USA TODAY) World War II aviation account of friendship, heroism, and sacrifice that reads like Unbroken meets The Dirty Dozen from the authors of the #1 New...

Countdown to Pearl Harbor

by Steve Twomey & Holter Graham Simon & Schuster Audio (November 01, 2016)

This “riveting” (Los Angeles Times), “crackerjack read” (Smithsonian) turns the lead-up to the most infamous day in American history into a ticking time-bomb thriller. Never before has a story you thought...

The Jersey Brothers

by Sally Mott Freeman & Cassandra Campbell Simon & Schuster Audio (May 09, 2017)

This extraordinary adventure of three brothers at the center of the most dramatic turning points of World War II is “liable to break the hearts of Unbroken fans, and it’s all true” (The New York Times)....

Pegasus Bridge

by Stephen E. Ambrose & Arthur Morey Simon & Schuster Audio (July 18, 2017)

In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement...

Code Name: Lise

by Larry Loftis & Kate Reading Simon & Schuster Audio (January 15, 2019)


A Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist

Florida Book Awards Silver Medalist

Featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, New York Newsday, and on Today!

Best Nonfiction Books to Read...

The Storm on Our Shores

by Mark Obmascik & John Bedford Lloyd Simon & Schuster Audio (April 09, 2019)


“Mark Obmascik has deftly rescued an important story from the margins of our history--and from our countrys most forbidding frontier. Deeply researched and feelingly told, The Storm on...

Four Hours of Fury

by James M. Fenelon & Arthur Morey Simon & Schuster Audio (May 21, 2019)

In this viscerally exciting account, a paratrooper-turned-historian reveals the details of World War II’s largest airborne operation--one that dropped 17,000 Allied paratroopers deep into the heart of Nazi...

The Liberation of Paris

by Jean Edward Smith & Fred Sanders Simon & Schuster Audio (July 23, 2019)

Prize-winning and bestselling historian Jean Edward Smith tells the “rousing” (Jay Winik, author of 1944) story of the liberation of Paris during World War II--a triumph achieved only through the remarkable...

The Diggers of Colditz

by Jack Champ, Colin Burgess & Steve Shanahan Simon & Schuster Australia (June 17, 2019)

Colditz Castle was Nazi Germany’s infamous ‘escape-proof’ wartime prison, where hundreds of the most determined and resourceful Allied prisoners were sent. Despite having more guards than inmates, Australian...

A Measureless Peril

by Richard Snow & John Dossett Simon & Schuster Audio (May 04, 2010)

Of all the threats that faced his country in World War II, Winston Churchill said, just one really scared him--what he called the "measureless peril" of the German U-boat campaign.

In that global conflagration,...

In the Cauldron

by Lew Paper & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (February 04, 2020)

This is not just another book about Pearl Harbor. It is the story of Joseph Grew, America's ambassador to Japan, and his frantic effort in the months before the Pearl Harbor attack to orchestrate an agreement...

Codeword Overlord

Berlin Diary

by William L. Shirer & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (June 20, 2011)

By the acclaimed journalist and bestselling author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, this day-by-day, eyewitness account of the momentous events leading up to World War II in Europe is the private, personal,...

Churchill's Bomb

by Graham Farmelo & Clive Chafer Blackstone Publishing (October 08, 2013)

Perhaps no scientific development has shaped the courseof modern history as much as the harnessing of nuclear energy. Yet thetwentieth century might have turned out differently had greater influence overthis...

Year Zero

by Ian Buruma & Gildart Jackson Blackstone Publishing (September 26, 2013)

Year Zero is a landmark reckoning with the greatdrama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945. One world had ended and anew, uncertain one was beginning. Regime change had come across Asia and all of continental...

Operation Snow

by John Koster & Michael Kramer Blackstone Publishing (September 17, 2012)

On December 7, 1941, the nation of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and prompted the United States’ entry into the bloodiest war in human history. Americans have long debated the cause of the bombing; many have...

Dog Company

by Patrick K. O’Donnell & John Pruden Blackstone Publishing (November 06, 2012)

An epic World War II story of valor, sacrifice, and the Rangers who led the way to victory in Europe

It is said that the right man in the right place at the right time can make the difference between victory...

For Crew and Country

by John Wukovits, Robertson Dean & Paul X. Rinn Blackstone Publishing (January 29, 2013)

John Wukovits tells of the most dramatic naval battle of the Pacific War and the incredible sacrifice of the USS Samuel B. Roberts.

On October 25, 1944, the Samuel B. Roberts, along with the other twelve vessels...

The Longest Day

by Cornelius Ryan & Clive Chafer Blackstone Publishing (February 21, 2012)

The classic account of the Allied invasion of Normandy

The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan’s unsurpassed account of D-day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. In this compelling tale of...


by A. N. Wilson & Ralph Cosham Blackstone Publishing (March 27, 2012)

Written by acclaimed biographer A. N. Wilson, Hitler is a short, sharp, gripping account of one of the twentieth century’s most notorious figures. In it, Wilson offers a fresh interpretation of the life of...