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Those Angry Days
Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941
Written by Lynne Olson


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6974-3 (1-4000-6974-2)

From the acclaimed author of Citizens of London comes the definitive account of the debate over American intervention in World War II—a bitter, sometimes violent clash of personalities and ideas that divided the nation and ultimately determined the fate of the free world.

At the center of this controversy stood the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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In My Hands
Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Written by Irene Gut Opdyke
As told to Jennifer Armstrong


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 17, 2001
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72032-8 (0-385-72032-7)

In My Hands began as one non-Jew’s challenge to any who would deny the Holocaust. Much like The Diary of Anne Frank, it has become a profound document of an individual’s heroism in the face of the greatest evil mankind has known.

In the fall of 1939 the Nazis invaded Irene Gut’s... Read more >

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Gertruda's Oath
A Child, a Promise, and a Heroic Escape During World War II
Written by Ram Oren
Translated by Barbara Harshav


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-52719-4 (0-385-52719-5)

"Written with impressive talent and suspense, this true story will appeal to many." --Elie Wiesel

Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, was just three years old when war broke out and the family lost everything. His father, desperate to settle his business affairs, travels to France... Read more >
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Clara

Written by Kurt Palka


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Emblem Editions
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-7132-4 (0-7710-7132-9)

Clara Herzog is a privileged, intelligent, and thoughtful young woman whose world is changed forever when 1930s Vienna is swept up by the dark prelude of the Second World War. The cavalry officer she married in spite of her family’s objections is soon called away to the thick of the conflict... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Monte Cassino
The Hardest Fought Battle of World War II
Written by Matthew Parker


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3375-1 (1-4000-3375-6)

Monte Cassino is the true story of one of the bitterest and bloodiest of the Allied struggles against the Nazi army. Long neglected by historians, the horrific conflict saw over 350,000 casualties, while the worst winter in Italian memory and official incompetence and backbiting only worsened the carnage and turmoil.

Combining... Read more >
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War As I Knew It

Written by George S. Patton, Jr.


Format: Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 1, 1983
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-25991-9 (0-553-25991-1)

Annotated by Colonel Paul D. Harkins. General Patton's fascinating and frank memoirs of the Second World War are drawn from a full diary he kept from July 1942 until December 1945. Candid and patriotic, these memoirs convey Patton's intense personal feelings about World War II, the art of war, and the... Read more >

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D-Day Companion PB
Leading Historians explore history's greatest amphibious assault
Edited by Jane Penrose


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84603-454-1 (1-84603-454-X)

''Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the allied expeditionary force: You are about to embark upon the great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere are with you ..." -General Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1944

Published... Read more >

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Roosevelt's Secret War
FDR and World War II Espionage
Written by Joseph E. Persico


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 22, 2002
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76126-3 (0-375-76126-8)

Despite all that has already been written on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joseph Persico has uncovered a hitherto overlooked dimension of FDR's wartime leadership: his involvement in intelligence and espionage operations

Roosevelt's Secret War is crowded with remarkable revelations:

• FDR wanted to bomb Tokyo before Pearl Harbor
• A defector from Hitler's inner circle... Read more >
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My Silent War
The Autobiography of a Spy
Written by Kim Philby
Foreword by Graham Greene
Introduction by Phillip Knightley


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 24, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75983-3 (0-375-75983-2)

In the annals of espionage, one name towers above all others: that of H.A.R. “Kim” Philby, the ringleader of the legendary Cambridge spies. A member of the British establishment, Philby joined the Secret Intelligence Service in 1940, rose to the head of Soviet counterintelligence, and, as MI6’s liaison with the CIA... Read more >

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Remembering War the American Way

Written by G. Kurt Piehler


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: May 17, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-145-7 (1-58834-145-3)

Wars do not fully end when the shooting stops. As G. Kurt Piehler reveals in this book, after every conflict from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf War, Americans have argued about how and for what deeds and heroes wars should be remembered.

Drawing on sources ranging from government documents to Embalmer’s... Read more >

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Gone to Soldiers

Written by Marge Piercy


Format: Paperback, 800 pages
Publisher: Fawcett
On Sale: April 12, 1988
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-449-21557-9 (0-449-21557-1)

In a stunning tour-de-force, Marge Piercy has woven a tapestry of World War II, of six women and four men, who fought and died, worked and worried, and moved through the divisive days of the war. A compelling chronicle of humans in conflict with inhuman events, GONE TO SOLIDERS is an... Read more >

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Axis Midget Submarines
1939-45
Written by Jamie Prenatt and Mark Stille


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-4728-0122-7 (1-4728-0122-9)

Axis Midget Submarines details the history, weapons, and operations of German, Japanese, and Italian midget submarines during World War II. Over this period, Germany, Japan, and Italy built approximately 2,000 small, inherently stealthy, naval craft to perform special operations and conventional navy missions. Much more numerous and more technically advanced than... Read more >

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Patton's One-Minute Messages
Tactical Leadership Skills of Business Managers
Written by Charles Prefer


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: June 1, 1995
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-0-89141-546-6 (0-89141-546-7)

This collection of George S. Patton's brief one-liners shows how business managers can succeed by applying the combat-tested principles of one of America's most famous battlefield leaders. Also featured are the works of W. Edwards Deming and Walter A. Shewhart, two pioneers in quality control who have influenced management practice for... Read more >
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American Generalship
Character Is Everything: The Art of Command
Written by Edgar Puryear


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: November 30, 2001
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-89141-770-5 (0-89141-770-2)

Drawing on interviews with more than one hundred generals and admirals, including many of the commanding generals of World War II and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the author explores what it takes to become a successful and effective high-level leader in America's armed forces.

Table of Contents:
Acknowledgments
Introduction
... Read more >
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MP 38 and MP 40 Submachine Guns

Written by Alejandro Quesada


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-78096-388-4 (1-78096-388-2)

Nazi Germany's MP 38 and MP 40 submachine guns are among World War II's most iconic weapons, but it is often forgotten that they continued in use all over the world for many decades after 1945, even being seen during the fighting in Libya in 2011. Widely issued to Fallschirmjäger (parachute... Read more >

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Hitler's Charisma
Leading Millions into the Abyss
Written by Laurence Rees


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38958-9 (0-307-38958-8)

At the age of twenty-four, in 1913, Adolf Hitler was eking out a living as a painter of pictures for tourists in Munich. Nothing marked him in any way as exceptional, but he did possess certain distinguishing characteristics: a capacity to hate, an inability to accept criticism, and a massive overconfidence... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Hitler's Charisma
Leading Millions into the Abyss
Written by Laurence Rees


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-37729-6 (0-307-37729-6)

Fuelled by hate, incapable of forming normal human relationships, unwilling to listen to dissenting voices, Adolf Hitler seemed an unlikely leader, and yet he commanded enormous support and was able to exert a powerful influence over those who encountered him. How did Hitler become such an attractive figure to millions of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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World War II Behind Closed Doors
Stalin, The Nazis and the West
Written by Laurence Rees


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38962-6 (0-307-38962-6)

In this revelatory chronicle of World War II, Laurence Rees documents the dramatic and secret deals that helped make the war possible and prompted some of the most crucial decisions made during the conflict.

Drawing on material available only since the opening of archives in Eastern Europe and Russia, as well as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Steel Inferno

Written by Michael Reynolds


Format: Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: July 7, 1998
Price: $7.50
ISBN: 978-0-440-22596-6 (0-440-22596-5)

With a focus on the German Panzer Corps, this book takes an in-depth look at the crucial battles of Normandy during WW II. Told in an engaging style and packed full of fascinating details of the 1st SS Panzer Corps, Steel Inferno offers a unique perspective on one of the greatest... Read more >

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Masters of Death
The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust
Written by Richard Rhodes


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2003
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70822-0 (0-375-70822-7)

In Masters of Death, Richard Rhodes gives full weight, for the first time, to the part played by the Einsatzgruppen—the professional killing squads deployed in Poland and the Soviet Union, early in World War II, by Himmler’s SS. And he shows how these squads were utilized as the Nazis made two... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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And the Show Went On
Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris
Written by Alan Riding


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38905-3 (0-307-38905-7)

On June 14, 1940, German tanks rolled into a silent and deserted Paris. Eight days later, a humbled France accepted defeat along with foreign occupation. While the swastika now flew over Paris, the City of Light was undamaged, and soon a peculiar kind of normalcy returned as theaters, opera houses, movie... Read more >
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The End of War

Written by David L. Robbins


Format: Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 29, 2001
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-58138-6 (0-553-58138-4)

In the trenches of Eastern Europe, in the bomb-ravaged halls of Berlin, and along the speeding Western front, three powerful leaders--Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt--strive not for peace nor power, but for private victories, as the final months of World War II approach. Fiction.

"Robbins renders his real people superbly ... a notable... Read more >
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War of the Rats

Written by David L. Robbins


Format: Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 6, 2000
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-58135-5 (0-553-58135-X)

In this superb fictional account, at the height of World War II, during the siege of Stalingrad , two master snipers--Chief Master Sergeant Vasily Zaitsev and German marksman Heinz Thorvald--embark on a deadly and calculating competition to destroy each other. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Iwo Jima
Legacy of Valor
Written by Bill D. Ross


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 12, 1986
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-74288-5 (0-394-74288-5)

Ross's hour-by-hour account of the largest and most brutal assault ever conducted by the Marine Corps is "written with just the right reserve, the right absence of hostility or prejudice" (Henry Steele Commager). Read more >

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Carlson's Marine Raiders - Makin Island 1942

Written by Gordon Rottman


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4728-0327-6 (1-4728-0327-2)

After the Guadalcanal landings, Admiral Nimitz wanted to distract Japanese attention by launching an amphibious raid elswhere. Foreshadowing Bloody Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and countless other landings in the face of intense Japanese resistance, the Makin Raid taught the Marines a great deal.

Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork and expert analysis... Read more >
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