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  • The Admirals

    Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea

    How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power.Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. navy to victory ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Operation Columba—The Secret Pigeon Service

    The Untold Story of World War II Resistance in Europe

    by Gordon Corera ...
    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 to defeat the Nazis in occupied Europe during World War II.Between 1941 and 1944, British intelligence dropped sixteen thousand homing pigeons in an arc across Nazi-occupied Europe, from ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Great Escape

    Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World

    by Kati Marton ...
    Extravagantly praised by critics and readers, this stunning story by bestselling author Kati Marton tells of the breathtaking journey of nine extraordinary men from Budapest to the New World, what they experienced along their dangerous route, and how they changed America and the world.This is the unknown chapter of World War II: the tale of nine men who grew up in Budapest's brief Golden Age, then ... Read more

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  • All-in Fighting

    The author of this concise guide to unarmed combat and self-defence is a legend. W. E. Fairbairn (1885-1960) spent over thirty years in the tough environment of the Riot Squads of China's Shanghai Municipal Police. In order to lower levels of Police mortality at the hands of Chinese Tongs, he studied ancient Chinese and Japanese martial arts, including Ju-jitsu, and was the first foreigner to be ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • D-Day 1944

    The deadly failure of Allied heavy bombing on June 6

    Series Book 28 - Air Campaign
    An illustrated study of the little-known history of the failed Allied bombing campaign designed to shatter German defenses on D-Day.D-Day is one of the most written-about events in military history. One aspect of the invasion, however, continues to be ignored: the massive pre-assault bombardment by the Allied Expeditionary Air Force (AEAF), reinforced by RAF Bomber Command and the US Eighth Air ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • A Spy at the Heart of the Third Reich

    The Extraordinary Story of Fritz Kolbe, America's Most Important Spy in World War II

    Translated by George A. Holoch, Jr. ...
    The fascinating true story of a German bureaucrat who worked secretly with the Allies during World War II.In 1943 a young official from the German foreign ministry contacted Allen Dulles, an OSS officer in Switzerland who would later head the Central Intelligence Agency. That man was Fritz Kolbe, who had decided to betray his country after years of opposing Nazism. While Dulles was skeptical, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ploesti 1943

    The great raid on Hitler's Romanian oil refineries

    Series Book 12 - Air Campaign
    Operation Tidal Wave was one of the boldest and most controversial air raids by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). At the time, the Romanian Ploesti oil fields produced about a third of all Axis oil, and was Germany's single most important fuel source. In the summer of 1943, the USAAF decided to stage a major raid on Ploesti from air bases in Libya. The resulting Operation Tidal Wave raid ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Myths and Legends of the Eastern Front

    Reassessing the Great Patriotic War

    by Boris Sokolov ...
    Translated by Richard W. Harrison ...
    “This English translation of the original Russian work is thought provoking, challenging the ‘official’ version of what happened” during World War II (Firetrench).The memory of the Second World War on the Eastern Front—still referred to in modern Russia as the Great Patriotic War—is an essential element of Russian identity and history, as alive today as it was in Stalin’s time. It is represented ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume Two, 1941

    Series Book 2 - World War ll London Blitz Diaries
    Do you find yourself watching reality tv? Well, if you do, click off that set and head for the real thing. These diary entries, written 70 years ago by Ruby Thompson, who had to simultaneously put up with the Blitz bombing of London and a marriage that was as damaging to a woman's psyche as those Nazi bombs were to the city, will take you back to a time and put you in the middle of the history the ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Wing and a Prayer

    The "Bloody 100th" Bomb Group of the US Eighth Air Force in Action Over Europe in World War II

    “A compelling account of the air war against Germany” written by the navigator portrayed by Anthony Boyle in Apple TV’s Masters of the Air (Publishers Weekly).They began operations out of England in the spring of ’43. They flew their Flying Fortresses almost daily against strategic targets in Europe in the name of freedom. Their astonishing courage and appalling losses earned them the name that ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Endkampf

    Soldiers, Civilians, and the Death of the Third Reich

    “This thoroughly researched and superbly written study” examines the final days of WWII combat within Germany during the occupation of Franconia (WWII History).At the end of World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower turned US forces toward the Franconian region of Germany, ordering them to cut off and destroy German units before they could escape into the Alps. Opposing this advance were German ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Alarm Starboard!

    A Remarkable True Story of the War at Sea

    “Much more than a mere catalogue of a naval officer’s experiences of war . . . All-in-all an excellent read and very highly recommended.” —World Ship SocietyThe author’s naval war experiences make the most exciting reading. After being mined on the battleship Nelson in 1939, he served on the Prince of Wales, during the Bismarck action, witnessing the sinking of the Hood and Churchill and Roosevelt ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Masters of the Air

    America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany

    The inspiration for the major Apple TV+ series, streaming now!The riveting history of the American Eighth Air Force in World War II and the young men who flew the bombers that helped beat the Nazis and liberate Europe, brilliantly told by historian and World War II expert Donald L. Miller. The Masters of the Air streaming series stars Austin Butler and Callum Turner, and is produced by Tom Hanks ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Bastard Brigade

    The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb

    by Sam Kean ...
    From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitler from obtaining the ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb.Scientists have always kept secrets. But rarely have the secrets been as vital as they were during World War II. In the middle of building an atomic bomb, the leaders of the Manhattan Project ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Sleepwalkers

    How Europe Went to War in 1914

    “A monumental new volume. . . . Revelatory, even revolutionary. . . . Clark has done a masterful job explaining the inexplicable.” — Boston GlobeOne of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History)Historian Christopher Clark’s riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I.Drawing on new schol... ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Auschwitz

    A New History

    by Laurence Rees ...
    This vivid and harrowing narrative history of the most notorious concentration camp of the Holocaust preserves the authentic voices of survivors and perpetratorsThe largest mass murder in human history took place in World War II at Auschwitz. Yet its story is not fully known. In Auschwitz, Laurence Rees reveals new insights from more than 100 original interviews with survivors and Nazi ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • A Bridge Too Far

    The Classic History of the Greatest Battle of World War II

    The classic account of one of the most dramatic battles of World War II.A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshalled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-Day.In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Agents of Influence

    How the KGB Subverted Western Democracies

    There’s no such thing as a former KGB man...'A gripping story filled with remarkable revelations.' Tom Bower, author of RevengeAgents of Influence reveals the secret history of an intelligence agency gone out of control, accountable to no one but itself and intent on subverting Western politics on a near-inconceivable scale. In 1985, 1,300 KGB officers were stationed in the USA. The FBI only had ... Read more

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  • Dadland

    by Keggie Carew ...
    As her father’s memory fails, a daughter explores his military past: “Part family memoir, part history book . . . Compelling and moving from start to finish” (Financial Times).One of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Ten Best Books of the YearFor most of Keggie Carew’s life, she was kept at arm’s length from her father’s personal history. But when she is invited to join him for the sixtieth ... Read more

    $17.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Island Infernos

    The US Army's Pacific War Odyssey, 1944

    In Fire and Fortitude—winner of the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History—John C. McManus presented a riveting account of the US Army's fledgling fight in the Pacific following Pearl Harbor. Now, in Island Infernos, he explores the Army’s dogged pursuit of Japanese forces, island by island, throughout 1944, a year that would bring America ever closer to victory or defeat.“A feat of prodigious ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Hiroshima

    by John Hersey ...
    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author John Hersey's seminal work of narrative nonfiction which has defined the way we think about nuclear warfare. “One of the great classics of the war" (The New Republic) that tells what happened in Hiroshima during World War II through the memories of the survivors of the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city."The perspective [Hiroshima] ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Ghost Soldiers

    The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission

    by Hampton Sides ...
    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “The greatest World War II story never told” (Esquire)—an enthralling account of the heroic mission to rescue the last survivors of the Bataan Death March—from the author of Blood and Thunder.On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Agent Rose

    The True Spy Story of Eileen Nearne, Britain's Forgotten Wartime Heroine

    In September 2010 the body of Eileen Nearne was found in a flat in Torquay. With no known friends or relatives, a council burial was arranged. A police search of her belongings found wartime French currency and wartime medals. Further investigation revealed that she was one of 40 women sent into France by the SOE, the Special Operations Executive, Churchill’s top secret wartime ‘spook’ ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • We Band of Angels

    The Untold Story of the American Women Trapped on Bataan

    In the fall of 1941, the Philippines was a gardenia-scented paradise for the American Army and Navy nurses stationed there. War was a distant rumor, life a routine of easy shifts and dinners under the stars. On December 8 all that changed, as Japanese bombs began raining down on American bases in Luzon, and this paradise became a fiery hell. Caught in the raging battle, the nurses set up field ... Read more

    $14.99 USD