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The Eichmann Trial

Written by Deborah E. Lipstadt


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4260-7 (0-8052-4260-0)

The capture of SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents in Argentina in May of 1960 and his subsequent trial in Tel Aviv by an Israeli court electrified the world. The public debate it sparked on where, how, and by whom Nazi war criminals should be brought to justice, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units

Written by Eugene Liptak
Illustrated by Johnny Shumate


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-78096-053-1 (1-78096-053-0)

When the United States entered World War II, it was apparent that the war would only be won by taking the fight to the Axis, in the shape of large-scale amphibious landings. Accordingly, the US Navy developed several types of specialized unit to reconnoiter potential landing areas, degrade the enemy's ability... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Silent Wings at War
Combat Gliders in World War II
Written by John L. Lowden


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: September 17, 2002
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-034-4 (1-58834-034-1)

The pilots were known as “suicide jockeys” and the aircraft they flew were called “flak bait.” Towed behind modified bombers or transport aircraft, Allied combat gliders were used in some of the riskiest missions of World War II, landing miles behind enemy lines with specially trained assault forces. In Silent Wings... Read more >

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Pillboxes and Tank Traps

Written by Bernard Lowry


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Shire
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-7478-1356-9 (0-7478-1356-6)

The very real threat of the invasion of Britain in 1940 initiated a huge military construction program. Around the vulnerable coasts of the country, as well as inland, were built thousands of pillboxes, anti-tank barriers and other obstacles to defeat or delay the invader.

The end of WWII saw much cleared... Read more >
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Panzer Commander
The Memoirs of Colonel Hans von Luck
Written by Hans Von Luck


Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: January 5, 1991
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-20802-0 (0-440-20802-5)

Written from a German perspective, von Luck, a German professional soldier, writes his memoirs and describes his combat experiences as a Panzer commander who fought under Rommel and in every major theater of World War II.

Hans von Luck was born in 1911 in Flensburg, Germany, the son of a naval... Read more >
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Double Cross
The True Story of the D-Day Spies
Written by Ben Macintyre


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88877-8 (0-307-88877-0)

On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low rate of casualties. D-Day was a stunning military accomplishment, but it was also a masterpiece of trickery. Operation Fortitude, which protected and enabled the invasion, and the Double Cross system, which specialized in... Read more >

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Double Cross
The True Story of the D-Day Spies
Written by Ben Macintyre


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: July 31, 2012
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88875-4 (0-307-88875-4)

In his celebrated bestsellers Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, Ben Macintyre told the dazzling true stories of a remarkable WWII double agent and of how the Allies employed a corpse to fool the Nazis and assure a decisive victory. In Double Cross, Macintyre returns with the untold story of the grand... Read more >

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The Englishman's Daughter
A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I
Written by Ben Macintyre


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33679-6 (0-385-33679-9)

In the first terrifying days of World War I, four British soldiers found themselves trapped behind enemy lines on the western front. They were forced to hide in the tiny French village of Villeret, whose inhabitants made the courageous decision to shelter the fugitives until they could pass as Picard peasants... Read more >

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Crossing the Borders of Time
A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed
Written by Leslie Maitland


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-570-9 (1-59051-570-6)

Leslie Maitland is an award-winning former New York Times investigative reporter whose mother and grandparents fled Germany in 1938 for France, where, as Jews, they spent four years as refugees, the last two under risk of Nazi deportation. In 1942 they made it onto the last boat to escape France before... Read more >
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Crossing the Borders of Time
A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed
Written by Leslie Maitland


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-496-2 (1-59051-496-3)

Leslie Maitland is an award-winning former New York Times investigative reporter whose mother and grandparents fled Germany in 1938 for France, where, as Jews, they spent four years as refugees, the last two under risk of Nazi deportation. In 1942 they made it onto the last boat to escape France before... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Pacific War
From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima
Written by Daniel Marston


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: February 23, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-382-9 (1-84908-382-7)

Twelve world-renowned military historians provide a fresh re-evaluation of the events, troops, strategies, and tactics of the Pacific campaign of World War II. Despite unforgiving conditions and brutal jungle fighting that drained resources and morale, the American advance across the ocean towards the Japanese homelands drove the evolution of ever more... Read more >

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Our Fathers' War
Growing Up in the Shadow of the Greatest Generation
Written by Tom Mathews


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1420-8 (0-7679-1420-1)

A powerful and unique portrait of generational strife and changing styles of masculinity as seen through the stories of ten World War II veterans and their baby boomer sons.

It is fair to say that Tom Mathews’s relations with his father, a veteran of World War II’s fabled 10th Mountain Division, were... Read more >
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Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero Torpedo-Bomber Units

Written by Marco Mattioli
Illustrated by Richard Caruana


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-807-1 (1-78200-807-1)

Italy's Sparviero (Sparrowhawk) saw combat with the Regia Aeronautica in France, Yugoslavia, Greece, North Africa, East Africa and in the Mediterranean versus the Royal Navy. Italy's most successful wartime bomber, the S.79 was also the most produced, with around 1370 built between 1936 and early 1944. Initially developed by Savoia-Marchetti as... Read more >
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Bill Mauldin's Army
Bill Mauldin's Greatest World War II Cartoons
Written by Bill Mauldin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: June 1, 1983
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-89141-159-8 (0-89141-159-3)

Written during Bill Mauldin's five years of service, from 1940-1945, a pictorial look at basic training, garrison life, maneuvers, and the hardships American soldiers endured in Europe during World War II. Read more >

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Hitler's Armies
A history of the German War Machine 1939-45
Edited by Chris McNab


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-84908-647-9 (1-84908-647-8)

The definitive work on Hitler’s war machine, charting its evolution from the formidable force which won stunning victories during the Blitzkrieg in 1940, to the hard campaigns it fought in the deserts of North Africa and the frozen wastelands of the Soviet Union to the eventual retreat to the Fatherland itself... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hitler's Elite
The SS 1939-45
Written by Chris McNab


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-78200-088-4 (1-78200-088-7)

The Third Reich’s Waffen-SS defended Nazi Germany’s Eastern & Western Fronts, and the Allgemeine-SS ran Holocaust concentration camps such as Auschwitz, Dachau, and Buchenwald.

The SS has become the most infamous military formation in history. From its diminutive origins in the 1920s as Hitler’s personal bodyguard, by the late war years it... Read more >
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Spec Ops
Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice
Written by William H. Mcraven


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: June 1, 1996
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-89141-600-5 (0-89141-600-5)

“McRaven significant contributes to special operations doctrine [with this] excellent combination of history, adventure and intellectual insights that provide a theoretical underpinning for special operations actions….His examinations do not simply recount brave men in impossible situations, but are an intellectual and historical effort to derive a set of principles for guiding... Read more >
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Franklin and Winston
An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
Written by Jon Meacham


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7282-5 (0-8129-7282-1)

Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of “the Greatest Generation.” In Franklin and Winston, Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who worked together and achieved victory in World War II.

It was a crucial friendship, and a unique one—a president and a prime minister spending... Read more >

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All the Way to Berlin
A Paratrooper at War in Europe
Written by James Megellas


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: March 4, 2003
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-89141-784-2 (0-89141-784-2)

The lives of World War II paratroopers in combat have been told in film and fiction from Saving Private Ryan to Band of Brothers–here are the dramatic and compelling true stories of these heroes--paratroopers of H Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment--as told by the most highly decorated soldier of the 82d... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download, eBook and a paperback.

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A Few Good Women
America's Military Women from World War I to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Written by Evelyn Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9560-5 (1-4000-9560-3)

In this riveting narrative history, women veterans from the world wars, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq tell their extraordinary stories.

Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee spent fifteen years combing through archives, journals, histories, and news reports, and gathering thousands of eyewitness accounts, letters, and interviews for this unprecedented chronicle... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Jew Who Defeated Hitler
Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and How We Won the War
Written by Peter Moreira


Format: Hardcover, 348 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-61614-958-1 (1-61614-958-2)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt coined the slogan “The Arsenal of Democracy” to describe American might during the grim years of World War II.  The man who financed that arsenal was his Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau Jr. This is the first book to focus on the wartime achievements of this... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Blitz - An Illustrated History

Written by Gavin Mortimer
Compiled by The Mirror Group


Format: Hardcover, 200 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-424-6 (1-84908-424-6)

The winter of 1940-41 was the season of the Blitz. From St Paul’s Cathedral to the East End, from the very heart of the capital to the cities of the midlands, throughout the length and breadth of the land the bombs rained down as Germany attempted to bludgeon Britain into submission... Read more >

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The Daring Dozen: 12 Special Forces Legends of World War II

Written by Gavin Mortimer


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-842-8 (1-84908-842-X)

In this new book by journalist Gavin Mortimer, The Daring Dozen reveals the 12 legendary special forces commanders of World War II. Prior to World War II the concept of ‘special forces’ simply didn't exist. But thanks to visionary leaders like David Stirling and Charles Hunter, our very concept of how... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The SBS in World War II: An Illustrated History

Written by Gavin Mortimer


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-189-8 (1-78200-189-1)

The Special Boat Squadron (SBS) was Britain’s most exclusive Special Forces unit, similar to the US Navy SEALS. Highly trained, highly secretive and utterly ruthless, the SBS was established as an entity in its own right in early 1943, having previously operated under the auspices of the SAS during the war... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Soldiers
German POWs on Fighting, Killing, and Dying
Written by Sonke Neitzel and Harald Welzer


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94833-5 (0-307-94833-1)

On a visit to the British National Archive in 2001, Sönke Neitzel made a remarkable discovery: reams of covertly recorded, meticulously transcribed conversations among German POWs during World War II that recently had been declassified. Neitzel would later find another collection of transcriptions, twice as extensive, in the National Archive in... Read more >
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