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The Girls of Room 28
Friendship, Hope, and Survival in Theresienstadt
Written by Hannelore Brenner
Translated by John E. Woods and Shelley Frisch


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4244-7 (0-8052-4244-9)

From 1942 to 1944, twelve thousand children passed through the Theresienstadt internment camp, near Prague, on their way to Auschwitz. Only a few hundred of them survived the war. In The Girls of Room 28, ten of these childrenmothers and grandmothers today in their seventiestell us how they did it.

The... Read more >
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The World War II Memorial
A Grateful Nation Remembers
Edited by Douglas Brinkley
Foreword by John Eisenhower


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: May 17, 2004
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-210-2 (1-58834-210-7)

Assuming its rightful place of honor on the National Mall between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial is an eloquent and moving tribute to “The Greatest Generation.” Sixteen million Americans served in the armed forces–more than 400,000 gave their lives–and millions supported the war effort... Read more >

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An Album of Memories
Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation
Written by Tom Brokaw


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 30, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-76041-9 (0-375-76041-5)

“I cannot go anywhere in America without people wanting to share their wartime experiences...The stories and the lessons have emerged from long-forgotten letters home, from reunions of old buddies and outfits, from unpublished diaries and home-published memoirs....As the stories in this album of memories remind us,
it truly was an American... Read more >

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My Father's Country
The Story of a German Family
Written by Wibke Bruhns


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9670-1 (1-4000-9670-7)

In this gripping memoir, the daughter of a man who conspired to assassinate Hitler tells the story of three generations of her family and offers unparalleled insight into the German experience in the last century.

On August 15, 1944, Major Hans Georg Klamroth was tried for treason for his part in... Read more >
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Angels Zero
P-47 Close Air Support in Europe
Written by Robert Brulle


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: August 17, 2000
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-374-3 (1-56098-374-4)

Robert V. Brulle, who flew seventy ground support missions with the 366th Fighter Group, links his daily experiences in the cockpit not only with the battles in which he participated but also with events in the wider European theater. Combining anecdotes from his personal diary, research in US and German records... Read more >

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Blackett's War
The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare Warfare
Written by Stephen Budiansky


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74363-3 (0-307-74363-2)

In March 1941, after a year of devastating U-boat attacks, the British War Cabinet turned to an intensely private, bohemian physicist named Patrick Blackett to turn the tide of the naval campaign. Though he is little remembered today, Blackett did as much as anyone to defeat Nazi Germany, by revolutionizing the... Read more >
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D-Day to Victory
With the Men and Machines that Won the War
Written by Stephen Bull


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-838-1 (1-84908-838-1)

An eye-popping, innovative approach to one of the most-popular topics in all of history: the European Theater of World War II. The myth-busting designers of this unique book will provide readers with a full account of the campaign to liberate Europe sprinkled throughout with more than 200 unequalled visual assets. Based-on... Read more >
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Hitler and Stalin
Parallel Lives
Written by Alan Bullock


Format: Trade Paperback, 1152 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 1993
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-679-72994-5 (0-679-72994-1)

A dual biography of the two most destructive figures of our century, Hitler and Stalin examines its subjects' origins and personalities, traces the arc of their careers, analyzes the methods by which they seized and clung to power, and assesses the scars they left on their world with a clarity and... Read more >

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Battleground Prussia
The Assault on Germany's Eastern Front 1944-45
Written by Prit Buttar


Format: Trade Paperback, 482 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-790-2 (1-84908-790-3)

The terrible months between the arrival of the Red Army on German soil and the final collapse of Hitler’s regime were like no other in the Second World War. The Soviet Army’s intent to take revenge for the horror that the Nazis had wreaked on their people produced a conflict of... Read more >
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Between Giants: The Battle for the Baltics in World War II

Written by Prit Buttar


Format: Hardcover, 488 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78096-163-7 (1-78096-163-4)

With the exception of Poland, no region or territory suffered more greatly during World War II than the Baltic States. Caught between the giants of the Soviet Union and the Third Reich, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia became pawns in the desperate battle for control of Eastern Europe throughout the course of... Read more >
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Bad Faith
A Forgotten History of Family, Fatherland and Vichy France
Written by Carmen Callil


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27925-5 (0-307-27925-1)

Bad Faith tells the story of one of history’s most despicable villains and con men—Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, Nazi collaborator and “Commissioner for Jewish Affairs” in France’s Vichy government.

Darquier set about to eliminate Jews in France with brutal efficiency, delivering 75,000 men, women, and children to the Nazis and confiscating Jewish... Read more >
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German Infantryman vs Soviet Rifleman: Barbarossa 1941

Written by David Campbell


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4728-0324-5 (1-4728-0324-8)

Featuring full-color artwork, specially drawn maps and archive photographs, this study offers key insights into the tactics, leadership, combat performance and subsequent reputations of six representative German and Soviet infantry battalions pitched into three pivotal actions that determined the course of the Barbarossa campaign at the height of World War II... Read more >
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Slightly Out of Focus

Written by Robert Capa
Foreword by Cornell Capa
Introduction by Richard Whelan


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 12, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75396-1 (0-375-75396-6)

Robert Capa, the brilliant and daring photojournalist, hopped a merchant ship to London because Collier's magazine had put him on assignment to photograph the war raging in Europe. In these pages, Capa recounts his terrifying journey through the darkest battles of World War II and shares his memories of the men... Read more >

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A Wasp Among Eagles
A Woman Military Test Pilot in World War II
Written by Ann Carl


Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: June 22, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-870-0 (1-56098-870-3)

Before World War II most Americans did not believe that the average woman could fly professionally, but during the war more than a thousand women pilots proved them wrong. These were the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), who served as military flyers on the home front. In March 1944 one of... Read more >
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Brave Genius
A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize
Written by Sean B. Carroll


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-95234-9 (0-307-95234-7)

In the spring of 1940, the aspiring but unknown writer Albert Camus and budding scientist Jacques Monod were quietly pursuing ordinary, separate lives in Paris. After the German invasion and occupation of France, each joined the Resistance to help liberate the country from the Nazis and ascended to prominent, dangerous roles... Read more >
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Brave Genius
A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize
Written by Sean B. Carroll


Format: Hardcover, 592 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95233-2 (0-307-95233-9)

In the spring of 1940, the aspiring but unknown writer Albert Camus and budding scientist Jacques Monod were quietly pursuing ordinary, separate lives in Paris. After the German invasion and occupation of France, each joined the Resistance to help liberate the country from the Nazis and ascended to prominent, dangerous roles... Read more >
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Two Generals

Written by Scott Chantler


Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages
Publisher: Emblem Editions
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-1959-3 (0-7710-1959-9)

A beautifully illustrated and poignant graphic memoir that tells the story of World War II from an Everyman’s perspective.

In March of 1943, Scott Chantler’s grandfather, Law Chantler, shipped out across the Atlantic for active service with the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, along with his best friend, Jack, a fellow officer... Read more >
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Aleister Crowley
The Biography: Spiritual Revolutionary, Romantic Explorer, Occult Master and Spy
Written by Tobias Churton


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher:
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78028-384-5 (1-78028-384-9)

Churton’s illuminating biography includes a detailed account of Crowley’s adventures as a British spy during World War I; his astonishing family background, with secrets that have remained hidden for over a century; his philosophical, scientific and psychological brilliance, and his rich legacy of high original ideas. Read more >

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Pearl Harbor Ghosts
The Legacy of December 7, 1941
Written by Thurston Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-44607-7 (0-345-44607-0)

Updated to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the surprise attack that forever changed the course of history, Pearl Harbor Ghosts is the human story of the events surrounding that fateful day of December 7, 1941. Blending meticulous historic recreation with lively reporting, Clarke counterpoints the freeze-frame nightmare of the 1941 bombing... Read more >
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King Rat

Written by James Clavell


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: June 8, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33376-4 (0-385-33376-5)

James Clavell's timeless classic details the conflict between a powerful black marketeer and his fellow prisoners at a Japanese POW camp that leads to tragedy. Read more >
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King Rat

Written by James Clavell


Format: Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: September 1, 1986
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-14546-2 (0-440-14546-5)

James Clavell's timeless classic details the conflict between a powerful black marketeer and his fellow prisoners at a Japanese POW camp that leads to tragedy. Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Avengers
A Jewish War Story
Written by Rich Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 276 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70529-8 (0-375-70529-5)

This true story of World War II starts in the Lithuanian ghetto of Vilna, where a small band of underground Jews fights with unending cunning and courage. At the heart of this resistance are Abba Kovner, a fiery poet and leader, and two fearless teenage girls, Vitka Kempner and Ruzka Korczak... Read more >
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Soldiers and Slaves
American POWs Trapped by the Nazis' Final Gamble
Written by Roger Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72231-5 (0-385-72231-1)

In February of 1945, 350 American POWs, selected because they were Jews, thought to resemble Jews or simply by malicious caprice, were transported by cattle car to Berga, a concentration camp in eastern Germany. Here, the soldiers were worked to death, starved and brutalized; more than twenty percent died from this... Read more >

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1942
A Novel
Written by Robert Conroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-50607-8 (0-345-50607-3)

December 7 is “the date which will live in infamy.” But now Japan is hatching another, far greater plan to bring America to its knees. . . .

The Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor was a resounding success–except for one detail: a second bombing mission, to destroy crucial oil storage facilities... Read more >
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Death Traps
The Survival of an American Armored Division in World War II
Written by Belton Y. Cooper


Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: April 29, 2003
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-89141-814-6 (0-89141-814-8)

“In a down-to-earth style, Death Traps tells the compelling story of one man’s assignment to the famous 3rd Armored Division that spearheaded the American advance from Normandy into Germany. Cooper served as an ordnance officer with the forward elements and was responsible for coordinating the recovery and repair of damaged American... Read more >
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