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Black Sheep One
The Life of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
Written by Bruce Gamble


Format: Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: March 4, 2003
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-89141-801-6 (0-89141-801-6)

Here is the story of "Pappy" Boyington, World War II flying ace and leader of the "Black Sheep" squadron, who led many successful missions over the Pacific Theater, earned a Medal of Honor, and was shot down and captured by the Japanese. Read more >
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The Black Sheep
The Definitive History of Marine Fighting Squadron 214 in World War II
Written by Bruce Gamble


Format: Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: September 30, 2003
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-89141-825-2 (0-89141-825-3)

With their legendary squadron leader Greg "Pappy" Boyington, Marine Fighting Squadron (VMF) 214 was one of the best known, and most colorful combat units of World War II. Author Gamble's highly readable account serves to both correct and extend the record of this premier fighting force. Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Twilight Warriors

Written by Robert Gandt


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3242-4 (0-7679-3242-0)

The Twilight Warriors is the engrossing saga of a tightly knit band of naval aviators who are thrust into the final—and most brutal—battle of the Pacific war: Okinawa.

April 1945. The end of World War II finally appears to be nearing. The Third Reich is collapsing in Europe, and the Americans are... Read more >
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Roll Me Over
An Infantryman's World War II
Written by Raymond Gantter


Format: Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: May 28, 1997
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-1605-3 (0-8041-1605-9)

With depth, clarity, and remarkable compassion, Gantter--an enlisted man and college graduate who spoke German--portrays the extraordinary life of the American soldier as he and his comrades lived it while helping to destroy Hitler's Third Reich. From dueling with unseen snipers in ruined villages to fierce battles in which the lightly... Read more >

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Deliver Us From Darkness
The Untold Story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment During Market Garden
Written by Ian Gardner and Mario Dicarlo


Format: Hardcover, 344 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-717-9 (1-84908-717-2)

At short notice on Sept 17, 1944 the 101st Airborne Division parachuted into Holland as part of Operation Market Garden. The plan was to secure the main highway that passed through the city of Eindhoven - facilitating the advance of Gen. Sir Miles Dempsey’s Second British Army towards Arnhem. The objective... Read more >
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Deliver Us From Darkness
The Untold Story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment During Market Garden
Written by Ian Gardner and Mario Dicarlo


Format: Trade Paperback, 344 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-830-9 (1-78200-830-6)

Deliver Us From Darkness is a gripping account of the paratroopers of the 3rd Battalion 506th Regiment during Operation Market Garden, drawing on years of research and more than 70 extended interviews with veterans and civilians caught up in the fighting. From the terror of jumping behind enemy lines, to the desperate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Tonight We Die As Men
The Untold Story of Third Batallion 506 Infantry Regiment from Toccoa to D-Day
Written by Ian Gardner and Roger Day


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-436-9 (1-84908-436-X)

The exploits of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) have been long overshadowed by those of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, who were immortalized in Stephen Ambrose’s book Band of Brothers. Yet the actions of the 3rd Battalion were every bit as incredible and this book finally gives them deserved... Read more >

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Rena's Promise
A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz
Written by Rena Kornreich Gelissen and Heather Dune Macadam


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 30, 1996
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7071-0 (0-8070-7071-8)

As a young woman, Rena Kornreich endured the Nazi death camps for almost three and a half years. Rena’s Promise, the remarkable story of her survival, shows how her relationship with her younger sister, Danka, gave her the will to persevere under unimaginable circumstances.

“Gelissen, who was on the first Jewish transport... Read more >
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Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler
The Age of Social Catastrophe
Written by Robert Gellately


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3213-6 (1-4000-3213-X)

This remarkably ambitious book tells the story of the great social and political catastrophe that enveloped Europe between 1914 and 1945. In a period of almost continuous upheaval, society was transformed by two world wars, the Russian Revolution, the Holocaust, and the rise and fall of the Third Reich. Combining a... Read more >
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Operation Storm
Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II
Written by John Geoghegan


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3573-8 (0-7704-3573-4)

In 1941, the architects of Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor planned a bold follow-up: a potentially devastating air raid--this time against New York City and Washington, DC. The classified Japanese program required developing a squadron of top secret submarines--the Sen-toku or I-400 class--which were the largest and among the most... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Operation Storm
Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II
Written by John Geoghegan


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46480-4 (0-307-46480-6)

In 1941, the architects of Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor planned a bold follow-up: a potentially devastating air raid--this time against New York City and Washington, DC. The classified Japanese program required developing a squadron of top secret submarines--the Sen-toku or I-400 class--which were, by far, the largest and among... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Ester and Ruzya
How My Grandmothers Survived Hitler's War and Stalin's Peace
Written by Masha Gessen


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: October 25, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33605-5 (0-385-33605-5)

In the 1930s, as waves of war and persecution were crashing over Europe, two young Jewish women began separate journeys of survival. One, a Polish-born woman from Bialystok, where virtually the entire Jewish community would soon be sent to the ghetto and from there to Hitler’s concentration camps, was determined not... Read more >
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The American

Written by Franz-Olivier Giesbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9585-8 (1-4000-9585-9)

On June 6, 1944, Frederick Giesbert, assigned to the American army’s 29th division, landed on bloody Omaha Beach, Normandy, an experience from which he never recovered. Three years later, Frederick had returned to his hometown of Chicago, married to a French girl. But when the seemingly happy couple moved to Normandy... Read more >

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Winston Churchill's War Leadership

Written by Martin Gilbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7732-8 (1-4000-7732-X)

How does he assess the information that is brought to him? How does his personal or political philosophy, or a moral sense, sustain him? How does he draw inspiration from those around him? How does he deal with setbacks and disasters? In this brilliant close-up look at Winston Churchill's leadership during... Read more >
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Panther Soup
Travels Through Europe in War and Peace
Written by John Gimlette


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27791-6 (0-307-27791-7)

Beautifully blending contemporary travel writing and military history, John Gimlette travels across Europe in the footsteps of one of the greatest armies ever assembled: the United States forces of 1944-45.

In 2004, John Gimlette set off across Europe with his guide Putnam Flint, an eighty-six-year-old Bostonian who had landed in Marseille... Read more >
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The Nuremberg Interviews

Written by Leon Goldensohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 25, 2005
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3043-9 (1-4000-3043-9)

During the Nuremberg trials, Dr. Leon Goldensohn—a psychiatrist for the U.S. Army—monitored the mental health of two dozen German leaders charged with carrying out genocide. These recorded conversations have gone largely unexamined for more than fifty years, until Robert Gellately—one of the premier historians of Nazi Germany—made them available to the... Read more >
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Hitler's Willing Executioners
Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust
Written by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 28, 1997
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77268-2 (0-679-77268-5)

With an Afterword to the 1997 Vintage paperback edition.  This groundbreaking international bestseller lays to rest many myths about the Holocaust: that Germans were ignorant of the mass destruction of Jews, that the killers were all SS men, and that those who slaughtered Jews did so reluctantly. Hitler's Willing Executioners provides conclusive... Read more >
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Eva Braun
Life with Hitler
Written by Heike B. Gortemaker
Translated by Damion Searls


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74260-5 (0-307-74260-1)

From one of Germany’s leading young historians, the first comprehensive biography of Eva Braun, Hitler’s devoted mistress, finally wife, and the hidden First Lady of the Third Reich.

In this groundbreaking biography of Eva Braun, German historian Heike Görtemaker reveals Hitler’s mistress as more than just a vapid blonde whose concerns... Read more >
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American Tanks and AFVs of World War II

Written by Mike Green


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-931-3 (1-78200-931-0)

The equipping of the United States military with the weapons it needed to prevail during World War II was an unparalleled example of America's industrial might at the time. Among the many weapons produced by America's workers, tanks rate as an important example with 88,140 built between 1939 and 1945. This... Read more >
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The Aviators
Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight
Written by Winston Groom


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-1156-0 (1-4262-1156-2)

Written by gifted storyteller Winston Groom (author of Forrest Gump), The Aviators tells the saga of three extraordinary aviators–Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle–and how they redefine heroism through their genius, daring, and uncommon courage.
 
This is the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes who defined aviation during the great age... Read more >
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Fear
Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz
Written by Jan Gross


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6746-3 (0-8129-6746-1)

Poland suffered an exceedingly brutal Nazi occupation during the Second World War. Close to five million Polish citizens lost their lives as a result. More than half the casualties were Polish Jews. Thus, the second largest Jewish community in the world–only American Jewry numbered more than the three and a half... Read more >
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Five Years, Four Fronts
A German Officer's World War II Combat Memoir
Written by Georg Grossjohann


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: January 25, 2005
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-47610-4 (0-345-47610-7)

An infantryman who rose from the enlisted ranks to regimental command in combat, Georg Grossjohann fought on four different fronts during World War II, but saw most of his fighting–from 1941 to 1944–against Russians in the Soviet Union and Romania. He provides shattering glimpses of the horror and chaos of the... Read more >

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A Writer at War
A Soviet Journalist with the Red Army, 1941-1945
Written by Vasily Grossman


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27533-2 (0-307-27533-7)

Edited and translated from the Russian by Antony Beevor and Luba Vinogradova A Writer at War is a masterpiece of the Second World War, never before published in English, from one of the great Russian writers of the 20th century—a vivid eyewitness account of the Eastern Front and “the ruthless truth... Read more >
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The British Airman of the Second World War

Written by Stuart Hadaway


Format: Trade Paperback, 70 pages
Publisher: Shire
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-7478-1222-7 (0-7478-1222-5)

This title will provide an introduction to the extraordinary range of conditions and challenges experienced by British airmen during the Second World War. The airman of the Royal Air Force served in every corner of the globe during this conflict, operating over oceans and deserts, jungles and cities. Rather than take... Read more >

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El Alamein
The Battle that Turned the Tide of the Second World War
Written by Bryn Hammond


Format: Hardcover, 344 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-640-0 (1-84908-640-0)

The battle of El Alamein in 1942 was one of the most crucial events in the entire Second World War. Before it, the British had never won a major battle on land against the Germans; nor indeed had anyone else, even the Russians. At Alamein the British Eighth Army first thwarted... Read more >
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