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World War II

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  • Silent Village

    Life and Death in Occupied France

    by Robert Pike ...
    'Based on eye-witness accounts, Robert Pike’s moving book vividly depicts the lives of the villagers who were caught up in the tragedy of Oradour-sur-Glane and brings their experiences to our attention for the first time' Hanna Diamond, author of Fleeing HitlerOn 10 June 1944, four days after Allied forces landed in Normandy, the picturesque village of Oradour-sur-Glane in the rural heart of ... Read more

    $18.59 USD $1.99 USD

  • Orderly and Humane

    The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War

    by R. M. Douglas ...
    The award-winning history of 12 million German-speaking civilians in Europe who were driven from their homes after WWII: “a major achievement” (New Republic).Immediately after the Second World War, the victorious Allies authorized the forced relocation of ethnic Germans from their homes across central and southern Europe to Germany. The numbers were almost unimaginable: between 12 and 14 million ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Escape from Sobibor

    Revised and Updated“Brilliantly reconstructs the degradation and drama of Sobibor. . . . A memorable and moving saga, full of anger and anguish, a reminder never to forget.” —San Francisco ChronicleOn October 14, l943, six hundred Jews imprisoned in Sobibor, a secret Nazi death camp in eastern Poland, revolted. They killed a dozen SS officers and guards, trampled the barbed wire fences, and raced ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • A Chill in the Air

    An Italian War Diary, 1939-1940

    In 1939 it was not a foregone conclusion that Mussolini would enter World War II on the side of Hitler. In this previously unpublished and only recently discovered diary, Iris Origo, author of the classic War in Val d’Orcia, provides a vivid account of how Mussolini decided on a course of action that would devastate his country and ultimately destroy his regime.Though the British-born Origo lived ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Sophie Scholl and the White Rose

    This is the gripping story of the five Munich university students who set up an underground resistance movement in World War II, featured in the award-winning Oscar-nominated film, Sophie Scholl - The Final Days. This 75th anniversary edition commemorates the 75 years since their arrest & execution in 1943. This updated edition includes a new preface and more photos. ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Kursk 1943

    Last German Offensive in the East

    by Ian Baxter ...
    series Casemate Illustrated
    An illustrated history of World War II’s largest tank battle that went down near the Russian city.In the summer of 1943, Nazi Germany launched Operation Zitadelle (Citadel), aimed at cutting off Soviet forces in the Kursk salient. This offensive resulted in the Battle of Kursk.Kursk quickly became a fierce contest of attrition, as Wehrmacht and elite Waffen-SS Panzer-Divisions with their powerful ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • City Fights

    Selected Histories of Urban Combat from World War II to Vietnam

    by John Antal ...
    “Urban terrain will likely be the predominant battlefield of future wars.”As September 11 and Somalia proved, hostile forces are now engaging America differently, avoiding open combat with our enormous military, striking at our civic centers or dragging us into theirs. But urban warfare isn’t new; it is as old as the battle of Jericho. Now an incomparable collection written by esteemed military ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Dr. Seuss Goes to War

    The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel

    “A fascinating collection” of wartime cartoons from the beloved children’s author and illustrator (The New York Times Book Review).For decades, readers throughout the world have enjoyed the marvelous stories and illustrations of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. But few know the work Geisel did as a political cartoonist during World War II, for the New York daily newspaper PM. In ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Second World War: Dunkirk and the Fall of France

    series Campaign Chronicles
    For sixty years the dramatic story of the Dunkirk evacuation and the defeat of France—the story of the German conquest of northwest Europe—has been the focus of historical study and dispute, yet myths and misconceptions about this extraordinary event persist. The ruthless efficiency of the German assault, the 'miracle' of Dunkirk, the feeble French defense—these still common assumptions are ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • The Supreme Commander

    In this classic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commander’s leadership during World War II.Ambrose brings Eisenhower’s experience of the Second World War to life, showing in vivid detail how the general’s skill as a diplomat and a military strategist contributed to Allied successes in North Africa and in Europe, and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Red Army Tank Commander

    At War in a T-34 on the Eastern Front

    What was it like to command a T-34 tank on the Eastern Front during the Second World War? How were tank operations organized and carried out, what was the actual experience of combat, and what were the qualities that made the difference between success and failure - and what were the chances of survival? Vasiliy Pavlovich Bryukhovs vivid, detailed and gripping memoir of his wartime service gives a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Wages of Destruction

    The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy

    by Adam Tooze ...
    "Masterful . . . [A] painstakingly researched, astonishingly erudite study…Tooze has added his name to the roll call of top-class scholars of Nazism." —Financial TimesAn extraordinary mythology has grown up around the Third Reich that hovers over political and moral debate even today. Adam Tooze's controversial book challenges the conventional economic interpretations of that period to explore how ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Secret War

    Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945

    by Max Hastings ...
    "Monumental." --New York Times Book ReviewNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom 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 World War II—intelligence—showing how espionage successes and failures by the United States, Britain, Russia, Germany, and J. ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Bloodlands

    Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

    From the bestselling author of On Tyranny comes the definitive history of Hitler's and Stalin's wars against the civilians of Europe in World War II.Americans call the Second World War "The Good War."But before it even began, America's wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens--and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was finally defeated, he had ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Rise of Germany, 1939–1941

    The War in the West

    by James Holland ...
    An account of the early years of World War II based on extensive new research: “A genuinely fresh approach . . . exceptional” (The Wall Street Journal).James Holland, one of the leading young historians of World War II, has spent over a decade conducting new research, interviewing survivors, and exploring archives that have never before been so accessible to unearth forgotten memoirs, letters, and ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Japanese Destroyer Captain

    This highly regarded war memoir was a best seller in both Japan and the United States during the 1960s and has long been treasured by historians for its insights into the Japanese side of the surface war in the Pacific. The author was a survivor of more than one hundred sorties against the Allies and was known throughout Japan as the Unsinkable Captain. A hero to his countrymen, Capt. Hara ... Read more

    $16.59 USD

  • The Greatest War - Volume III

    The Battle of the Bulge to Hiroshima

    by Gerald Astor ...
    The third volume of this American combat history of World War II highlights the exploits of General MacArthur in the Phillipines and General Patton in Germany and covers from the Battle of the Bulge to Hiroshima and the end of the war.Written by award-winning journalist, acclaimed historian, and World War II veteran Gerald Astor, THE GREATEST WAR is an Americancombat history of World War II told ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Greatest War - Volume II

    D-Day and the Assault on Europe

    by Gerald Astor ...
    Told by soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines, this series is an oral history of World War II from those who were there. This second volume examines the storming of Omaha Beach on D-Day, and the advance of allied forces across Europe to the liberation of Paris.THE GREATEST WAR is an oral history of World War II told in the words of the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines-the men dubbed the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Blood in the Snow

    Treachery, Torture, Murder and Massacre - France 1944

    by Douglas Boyd ...
    Nearing D-Day, Allied intelligence used thousands of young men hiding in France's forests and hill country to avoid compulsory labour service in Germany as bait to draw German forces away from the Normandy beaches. There are two principles of guerilla warfare: never to concentrate your forces or rish a pitched battle. But with RAF airdrops of pistols and Sten guns came British, American and French ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • A Dark Song of Blood

    by Ben Pastor ...
    series Martin Bora #3
    The third in the Martin Bora series. Spellbinding multi-layered crime novel set in a fascinating period and place. Set in the first months of 1944, Rome is declared an ‘open city’ as the Allies steadily get closer. The German occupying forces know their days are numbered and yet the SS, the Gestapo and the Army desperately vie for power. The partisans attack the fascists and the Germans, ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • The Splendid and the Vile

    A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

    by Erik Larson ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis“One of [Erik Larson’s] best books yet . . . perfectly timed for the moment.”—Time • “A bravura performance by one of America’s greatest storytellers.” ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Waffen-SS (4)

    24. to 38. Divisions, & Volunteer Legions

    series Men-at-Arms
    In 1944–45 the Waffen-SS formed many nominal 'divisions' from a motley range of sources, whose battlefield value was as varied as their backgrounds. The best were built around existing Western European volunteer regiments; some, raised from Central Europeans and Russians, were strong in numbers but weak in morale; some were of negligible size, scraped together from remnants and trainees; and some ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Pearl Harbor Ghosts

    The Legacy of December 7, 1941

    A landmark book published to rave reviews a decade ago, PearlHarborGhosts has now been updated to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the surprise attack that forever changed the course of history.Full of gripping drama and vibrant details, here is the intimate human story of the events surrounding that fateful day of December 7, 1941–the glamorous tropical city that seemed too beautiful to suffer ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Sons and Soldiers

    The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler

    NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller"An irresistible history of the WWII Jewish refugees who returned to Europe to fight the Nazis.” —NewsdayThey were young Jewish boys who escaped from Nazi-occupied Europe and resettled in America. After the United States entered the war, they returned to fight for their adopted homeland and for the families they had left behind. Their stories tell the tale of one of the U ... Read more

    $19.99 USD