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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Woodrow Wilson
A Biography
Written by John Milton Cooper, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27790-9 (0-307-27790-9)

The first major biography of America’s twenty-eighth president in nearly two decades, from one of America’s foremost Woodrow Wilson scholars.

A Democrat who reclaimed the White House after sixteen years of Republican administrations, Wilson was a transformative president—he helped create the regulatory bodies and legislation that prefigured FDR’s New Deal and would... Read more >
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Soviet Partisan 1941-44

Written by Nik Cornish


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4728-0143-2 (1-4728-0143-1)

The partisan war in the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1944 has been the subject of considerable political manipulation in the decades following 1945. In great part, this was due to the need to project the image of a country united behind Joseph Stalin and the Communist regime when the truth... Read more >

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Cronkite's War
His World War II Letters Home
Written by Walter Cronkite, IV and Maurice Isserman
Foreword by Tom Brokaw


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-1019-8 (1-4262-1019-1)

Walter Cronkite, an obscure 23-year-old United Press wire service reporter, married Betsy Maxwell on March 30, 1940, following a four-year courtship. She proved to be the love of his life, and their marriage lasted happily until her death in 2005. But before Walter and Betsy Cronkite celebrated their second anniversary, he... Read more >
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Hap Arnold and the Evolution of American Airpower

Written by Dik Alan Daso
Foreword by Richard Overy


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: June 17, 2001
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-949-3 (1-56098-949-1)

Winner of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics History Manuscript Award

From 1938 to 1946, as the first Commanding General of the US Army Air Forces–the largest, most powerful air armada that has ever been assembled–Henry Harley “Hap” Arnold fought World War II not in the field but in Congress, on... Read more >

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The Ariadne Objective
The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis
Written by Wes Davis


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46013-4 (0-307-46013-4)

In the bleakest years of WWII, when it appeared that nothing could slow the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground for German domination of the Middle East. But German command had not counted on the eccentric band of British intelligence officers... Read more >
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The War Against the Jews
1933-1945
Written by Lucy S. Dawidowicz


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 1, 1986
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-34532-2 (0-553-34532-X)

Dawidowicz provides a detailed account of the growth of the Nazis' plan to annihilate the Jews, and the Jewish response to the rising tide of anti-Semitism.

"The War Against the Jews comes to us as a major work of synthesis, providing for the first time a full account of the Holocaust... Dawidowicz... Read more >

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God and the Fascists
The Vatican Alliance with Mussolini, Franco, Hitler, and Pavelic
Written by Karlheinz Deschner


Format: Trade Paperback, 330 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-837-9 (1-61614-837-3)

Now available in English for the first time, a controversial work that indicts the Vatican for its actions before and during World War II.

In the decade preceding the outbreak of World War II, the Vatican made a devil’s bargain with fascist leaders. Anticipating that their regimes would eliminate a common enemy--namely... Read more >
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To the White Sea

Written by James Dickey


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: September 1, 1994
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-31309-4 (0-385-31309-8)

Award-winning and best-selling author James Dickey returns with the story of Muldrow, an American tail gunner who parachutes from his burning airplane into Tokyo in the final months of World War II. Fleeing the chaotic, ruined city, he instinctively travels north toward a frozen, desolate sanctuary he is certain will assure... Read more >

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Saboteurs
The Nazi Raid on America
Written by Michael Dobbs


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3042-2 (1-4000-3042-0)

In 1942, Hitler's Nazi regime trained eight operatives for a mission to infiltrate America and do devastating damage to its infrastructure. It was a plot that proved historically remarkable for two reasons: the surprising extent of its success and the astounding nature of its failure. Soon after two U-Boats packed with... Read more >
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Six Months in 1945
FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman--from World War to Cold War
Written by Michael Dobbs


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45667-0 (0-307-45667-6)

When Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met in Yalta in February 1945, Hitler’s armies were on the run, and victory was imminent. The Big Three wanted to draft a blueprint for a lasting peace—but instead they set the stage for a forty-four year division of Europe into Soviet and Western spheres of... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Letters from Nuremberg
My Father's Narrative of a Quest for Justice
Written by Christopher Dodd


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: November 25, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38117-0 (0-307-38117-X)

For some sixty years, the Nuremberg trials have demonstrated the resolve of the United States and its fellow Allied victors of the Second World War to uphold the principles of dispassionate justice and the rule of law even when cries of vengeance threatened to carry the day. In the summer of... Read more >
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I Could Never Be So Lucky Again
An Autobiography
Written by James Doolittle and Carroll V. Glines


Format: Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 24, 2001
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-58464-6 (0-553-58464-2)

During World War II, Jimmy Doolittle served his country as a fearless and innovative air warrior, organizing and leading the devastating raid against Japan which was immortalized in the film Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. In this gutsy, personal account, Doolittle candidly tells the awe-inspiring tale of a life filled with adventure... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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War without Mercy
PACIFIC WAR
Written by John Dower


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: February 12, 1987
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-75172-6 (0-394-75172-8)

Dower draws on American and Japanese songs, slogans, cartoons, propaganda films, and other documents of the time to reveal the dimensions of the role played by race in the war. As Edwin O. Reischauer, former ambassador to Japan, has pointed out, this book offers "a lesson that the postwar generations need... Read more >
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British Army Cap Badges of the Second World War

Written by Peter Doyle and Chris Foster


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Shire
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-7478-1091-9 (0-7478-1091-5)

For the British army, the cap badge is the most easily identifiable of insignia. It represents a distillation of the pride of the regiment, its various battle honors and symbols born proudly on the metallic emblem that was worn on all head-dress, even in the age of mechanized warfare. Identification of... Read more >
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The road to victory: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa

Written by Dale Dye and Robert O'Neill


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-716-2 (1-84908-716-4)

This new history explores each of the battles the United States fought against Imperial Japan, from the naval clashes at Midway and Coral Sea to the desperate, bloody fighting on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Each chapter in the book reveals the horrors of battle and the persistent determination on both sides... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Soldier's Sketchbook
From the Front Lines of World War II
Written by Joseph Farris


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0817-1 (1-4262-0817-0)

A Soldier’s Sketchbook, an illustrated memoir from a World War II soldier, is drawn from the letters, sketches, snapshots, and mementos of Pvt. Joseph Farris, who left his home of Danbury, Connecticut, and set off to war aboard the U.S.S. General Gordon in October 1944, bound for France as part of... Read more >

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Not I
Memoirs of a German Childhood
Written by Joachim C. Fest


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-610-2 (1-59051-610-9)

Few writers have deepened our understanding of the Third Reich as much as German historian, biographer, journalist, and critic Joachim Fest. His biography of Adolf Hitler has reached millions of readers around the world. Born in 1926, Fest experienced firsthand the rise of the Nazis, the Second World War, and a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Secret Weapons
Technology, Science and the Race to Win World War II
Written by Brian J. Ford


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-390-4 (1-84908-390-8)

Powerful illustrations and a unique new narrative make this an incomparable illustrated history of the secret weapons that changed the course of World War II. The book’s basic structure is chronological, charting the race in technology between the Allied and Axis powers, with examples of their use in battle, along with... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Diary of a Young Girl

Written by Anne Frank
Edited by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler
Translated by Susan Massotty
Introduction by Francine Prose


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59400-6 (0-307-59400-9)

In Everyman’s Library for the first time—one of the most moving and eloquent accounts of the Holocaust, read by tens of millions of people around the world since its publication in 1947.

The Diary of a Young Girl is the record of two years in the life of a remarkable Jewish girl... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, paperback, paperback and a trade paperback.

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Man's Search for Meaning

Written by Viktor E. Frankl
Afterword by William J. Winslade
Foreword by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1427-1 (0-8070-1427-3)

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945, Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, hardcover and a paperback.

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In The Time Of The Americans
FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Marshall, MacArthur-The Generation That Changed America 's Role in the World
Written by David Fromkin


Format: Trade Paperback, 800 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 30, 1996
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76728-2 (0-679-76728-2)

Coming of age during World War I and attaining their finest hour in World War II and the Cold War, these men—FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Marshall, MacArthur—transformed America from an isolated frontier nation into a global superpower. As he tells their stories, Fromkin, author of A Peace to End All Peace, shows... Read more >
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The Boys' Crusade
The American Infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-1945
Written by Paul Fussell


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7488-1 (0-8129-7488-3)

The Boys’ Crusade is the great historian Paul Fussell’s unflinching and unforgettable account of the American infantryman’s experiences in Europe during World War II. Based in part on the author’s own experiences, it provides a stirring narrative of what the war was actually like, from the point of view of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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MacArthur's Victory
The War in New Guinea, 1943-1944
Written by Harry Gailey


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: December 28, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-46386-9 (0-345-46386-2)

In March 1942, General Douglas MacArthur faced an enemy who, in the space of a few months, captured Malaya, Burma, the Philippines, the Dutch East Indies, and, from their base at Raubaul in New Britain, threaten Australia. Upon his retreat to Australia, MacArthur hoped to find enough men and matériel for... Read more >
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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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