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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 >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Von Braun
Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War
Written by Michael Neufeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38937-4 (0-307-38937-5)

Michael J. Neufeld, curator and space historian at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, delivers a brilliantly nuanced biography of Wernher von Braun.

Chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program, Wernher von Braun is a source of consistent fascination. Glorified... Read more >

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The Book of Camouflage
The Art of Disappearing
Written by Tim Newark


Format: Hardcover, 104 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-831-6 (1-78200-831-4)

Covering the origins of camo patterning, from Wehrmacht field gray, to US Army green, and Commonwealth khaki, to its use in combat today, The Book of Camouflage tells the history of camouflage patterning in conflict.

The collection of images for the The Book of Camouflage was put together by the author... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Cruel World
The Children of Europe in the Nazi Web
Written by Lynn H. Nicholas


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 9, 2006
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77663-5 (0-679-77663-X)

To be a child in mid-twentieth-century Europe was to be not a person but an object, available for use in the service of the totalitarian state. Very soon after Adolf Hitler came to power, policies of eugenic selection and euthanasia began to weed ill or disabled children out of the New... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Rape of Europa
The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
Written by Lynn H. Nicholas


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 1995
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75686-6 (0-679-75686-8)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

The cast of characters includes Hitler and Goering, Gertrude Stein and Marc Chagall--not to mention works by artists from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso. The story told in this superbly researched and suspenseful book is that of the Third Reich's war on European... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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US Navy Dreadnoughts 1914-45

Written by Ryan Noppen
Illustrated by Paul Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-78200-386-1 (1-78200-386-X)

When the United States went to war with Spain in April 1898, few European observers believed the small and relatively inexperienced American navy could achieve a decisive naval victory over an established European colonial power. In less than five months however, two Spanish naval squadrons lay at the bottom of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Battling for Saipan

Written by Francis A. O'Brien


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-89141-804-7 (0-89141-804-0)

Battling for Saipan details D day for Saipan, the first of the three islands scheduled for conquest. When Lt. Gen. Holland M. “Howlin’ Mad” Smith and his V Amphibious Corps were preparing for the invasion of the Marianas–Guam, Tinian, and Saipan–they were expecting an easy fight, with the Japanese appearing to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Clear the Bridge!
The War Patrols of the U.S.S. Tang
Written by Richard O'Kane


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: December 17, 1996
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-89141-573-2 (0-89141-573-4)

The story of the U.S.S. Tang from her launching in 1944 to last fatal patrol nine months later ranks with the most important of naval history. Whether rescusing Navy fliers off Truk or stalking enemy convoys off Japan, Tang carried the war to the enemy with unparalleled ferocity. Tang's skipper on... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Wahoo
The Patrols of America's Most Famous World War II Submarine
Written by Richard O'Kane


Format: Trade Paperback, 372 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: June 1, 1996
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-89141-572-5 (0-89141-572-6)

"The accounts of the patrols are spine-tingling, both in triumph and tragedy. It is a tale of great courage, brilliant leadership, and daring innovation in a new type of submarine warfare fought largely on the surface in waters closely controlled by the enemy. Well-written, a gripping story..."--Naval War College Review

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