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Valkyrie
The Story of the Plot to Kill Hitler, by Its Last Member
Written by Philip Freiherr Von Boeselager, Florence Fehrenbach and Jerome Fehrenbach
Translated by Steven Rendall


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45497-3 (0-307-45497-5)

When the Second World War broke out, Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager, then 25-years-old, fought enthusiastically for Germany as a cavalry officer. But after discovering Nazi crimes, von Boeselager’s patriotism quickly turned to disgust, and he joined a group of conspirators who plotted to kill Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler. In this... Read more >
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Valkyrie
The Story of the Plot to Kill Hitler, by Its Last Member
Written by Philip Freiherr Von Boeselager, Florence Fehrenbach and Jerome Fehrenbach
Translated by Steven Rendall


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 12, 2009
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27075-7 (0-307-27075-0)

When the Second World War broke out, Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager, age twenty-five, fought for his country enthusiastically as a cavalry officer. His rearing on the family estate in the Rhineland had instilled in him a strong Catholic faith, a reverence for the fatherland, and a love of horsemanship and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Mustang Designer
Edgar Schmued and the P-51
Written by Ray Wagner


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: April 17, 2000
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-994-3 (1-56098-994-7)

Mustang Designer tells the story of American wartime fighter development, including engines and armaments, as part of a nationwide program of aircraft builders and fliers, focusing on Edgar Schmued, the designer of the Mustang. The P-51 Mustang is widely regarded as the best propeller-driven fighter that ever flew. What many might... Read more >
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The War
An Intimate History, 1941-1945
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71118-3 (0-375-71118-X)

The vivid voices that speak from these pages are not those of historians or scholars. They are the voices of ordinary men and women who experienced—and helped to win—the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost.

Focusing on the citizens of four towns—Luverne... Read more >

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The War
An Intimate History, 1941-1945
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 11, 2007
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26283-7 (0-307-26283-9)

The vivid voices that speak from these pages are not those of historians or scholars. They are the voices of ordinary men and women who experienced—and helped to win—the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost.

Focusing on the citizens of four towns— Luverne... Read more >

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Parachute Infantry
An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich
Written by David Webster
Introduction by Stephen E. Ambrose


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: October 29, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33649-9 (0-385-33649-7)

David Kenyon Webster’s memoir is a fascinating chronicle of youth, camaraderie, and the chaos of war. Relying on his own letters home and recollections he penned just after his discharge, Webster gives a first hand account of life in E Company, 101st Airborne Division, crafting a memoir that resonates with the... Read more >
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Boy 30529
A Memoir
Written by Felix Weinberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-300-2 (1-78168-300-X)

In 1939 twelve-year-old Felix Weinberg fell into the hands of the Nazis. Imprisoned for most of his teenage life, Felix survived five concentration camps, including Terezin, Auschwitz, and Birkenau, barely surviving the Death March from Blechhammer in 1945. After losing his mother and brother in the camps, he was liberated at Buchenwald and eventually reunited at... Read more >
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First Into Nagasaki
The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War
Written by George Weller
Edited by Anthony Weller


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 31, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-34202-7 (0-307-34202-6)

George Weller was a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter who covered World War II across Europe, Africa, and Asia. At the war’s end in September 1945, under General MacArthur’s media blackout, correspondents were forbidden to enter both Nagasaki and Hiroshima. But instead of obediently staying with the press corps in northern Japan, Weller... Read more >
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Weller's War
A Legendary Foreign Correspondent's Saga of World War II on Five Continents
Written by George Weller
Edited by Anthony Weller


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: March 16, 2010
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-34203-4 (0-307-34203-4)

Walter Cronkite called him “one of our best war correspondents.” His stories from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific during World War II won him the Pulitzer Prize. Now, George Weller is immortalized in a collection of fearless, intrepid dispatches that crisscross a shattered globe. Edited by his son, Weller’s War... Read more >
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Why We Fought
Forging American Obligations in World War II
Written by Robert B. Westbrook


Format: Trade Paperback, 166 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-295-9 (1-58834-295-6)

Why We Fought is a timely and provocative analysis that examines why Americans really chose to sacrifice and commit themselves to World War II. Unlike other depictions of the patriotic “greatest generation,” Westbrook argues that, strictly speaking, Americans in World War II were not instructed to fight, work, or die for... Read more >
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Normandy
The Real Story
Written by Shelagh Whitaker, Dennis Whitaker and Terry Copp


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: April 27, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-45907-7 (0-345-45907-5)

“It was the [allied armies’] valor, their endurance, and their ability to adapt that won the battle of Normandy and launched the liberation of Western Europe.”
from Normandy: The Real Story

For decades, it’s been the conventional wisdom that “brute force” alone beat the German army at Normandy. Now a definitive new... Read more >
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Hitler's War on Russia

Written by Charles Winchester


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84603-195-3 (1-84603-195-8)

The Russian front was the decisive theater of World War II with the great mass of the German army and Luftwaffe locked in battle with the Red Army in the largest land campaign in history. On a 1,200-mile front from the Arctic Circle to the Caspian Sea, in baking summer heat... Read more >
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Hitler and the Holocaust

Written by Robert S. Wistrich


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 5, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6863-7 (0-8129-6863-8)

Hitler and the Holocaust is the product of a lifetime’s work by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of anti-Semitism and modern Jewry.

Robert S. Wistrich begins by reckoning with Europe’s long history of violence against the Jews, and how that tradition manifested itself in Germany and Austria... Read more >
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Carrier Warfare in the Pacific
An Oral History Collection
Written by E. T. Wooldridge


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 1999
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-822-9 (1-56098-822-3)

Capturing the times when lives and victory were in peril, this book records the exploits of the men who fought in WWII in the air and on the sea, including pilots and air crewmen of carrier squadrons, officers and men of the ship’s company, and admirals and their staffs.

“A stirring tribute... Read more >

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What They Didn't Teach You About World War II

Written by Mike Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 370 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: October 24, 2000
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-89141-723-1 (0-89141-723-0)

The author of What They Didn't Teach You About the Civil War focuses on the resilience and vitality of humankind and World War II, both on the American home front and in the trenches in an anecdotal history that reveals a host of little-known facts about the war.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Acknowledgments... Read more >
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Stella
One Woman's True Tale of Evil, Betrayal, and Survival in Hitler's Germany
Written by Peter Wyden


Format: Trade Paperback, 404 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 1, 1993
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47179-4 (0-385-47179-3)

The story of Stella Goldschlag, whom Wyden knew as a child, and who later became notorious as a "catcher" in wartime Berlin, hunting down hundreds of hidden Jews for the Nazis. A harrowing chronicle of Stella's agonizing choice, her three murder trials, her reclusive existence, and the trauma inherited by her... Read more >

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The Imperial Japanese Army
The Invincible Years 1941-42
Written by Bill Yenne


Format: Hardcover, 328 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-932-0 (1-78200-932-9)

In just eight weeks following December 7, 1941, the IJA pushed the Americans out of the Philippines, and defeated the British to captured Manila, Hong Kong, the Malay Peninsula, and the great bastion at Singapore—called the "Gibraltar of the East." They also forced the capitulation and occupation of Siam and the... Read more >
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The White Rose of Stalingrad
The Real-Life Adventure of Lidiya Vladimirovna Litvyak, the Highest Scoring Female Air Ace of All Time
Written by Bill Yenne


Format: Hardcover, 328 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-810-7 (1-84908-810-1)

During World War II, most of the air forces of the nations engaged in combat had women in their ranks, but only in the Soviet Union did women fly regular, routine missions in live-fire combat. Of all the major air forces that were engaged in the war, only the Red Air... Read more >
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F6F Hellcat vs A6M Zero-sen
Pacific Theater 1943-44
Written by Edward Young
Illustrated by Jim Laurier


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-813-2 (1-78200-813-6)

In the key Pacific War battles of the Marianas Turkey Shoot, Leyte Gulf, and in and around Japan itself (from late 1943 through to VJ-Day) the principal fighters involved were the F6F Hellcat and the A6M5/7 Zero-sen. The former was Grumman's successor to the pugnacious Wildcat, and its creation was shaped... Read more >
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Battle of the Bulge

Written by Steven Zaloga


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-165-8 (1-84908-165-4)

The Battle of the Bulge was the last major German offensive in the West and the largest and the most costly battle fought by the US Army in World War II. Fought during the bitter winter of 1944-45, and resulting in over 100,000 German casualties and over 80,000 American casualties, it... Read more >

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Operation Market-Garden 1944 (1)
The American Airborne Missions
Written by Steven Zaloga


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-816-3 (1-78200-816-0)

Immortalized by the movie A Bridge Too Far, the parachute landings of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions were the first part of an Allied breakthrough attempt. In the late summer of 1944, the First Allied Airborne Army began to plan a complex operation to seize a Rhine River Bridge at...

Read more >
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French Tanks of World War II (2)
Cavalry Tanks and AFV's
Written by Steven Zaloga


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-392-2 (1-78200-392-4)

The design quality of France's armored vehicles is somewhat forgotten in light of the myth of superiority surrounding the German Panzers' role in the Blitzkrieg against France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The second volume of two covering the French tanks of World War II, this title focuses primarily on the design, development... Read more >
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Overlord
The D-Day Landings
Written by Steven Zaloga, Ken Ford and Stephen Badsey


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: March 31, 2009
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84603-424-4 (1-84603-424-8)

Operation Overlord was the largest amphibious military operation ever launched. The greatest armada the world had ever seen was assembled to transport the Allied invasion force of over 150,000 soldiers across the English Channel and open the long-awaited second front against Hitler's Third Reich. Just after dawn on June 6, 1944... Read more >
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