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How Hitler Could Have Won World War II
The Fatal Errors That Led to Nazi Defeat
Written by Bevin Alexander


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 11, 2001
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-609-80844-3 (0-609-80844-3)

Most of us rally around the glory of the Allies' victory over the Nazis in World War II. The story is often told of how the good fight was won by an astonishing array of manpower and stunning tactics. However, what is often overlooked is how the intersection between Adolf Hitler's... Read more >
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The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb

Written by Gar Alperovitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 864 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 6, 1996
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76285-0 (0-679-76285-X)

Was the atomic bomb necessary to end the war with Japan?  This extensively documented work by the foremost historian of the atomic decision and its aftermath provides the indispensable evidence and arguments for any serious attempt to answer that terrible question.  As it minutely reconstructs the events leading up to Hiroshima, the book... Read more >
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Ike's Spies
Eisenhower and the Espionage Establishment
Written by Stephen E. Ambrose


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94660-7 (0-307-94660-6)

Based on privileged access to the president and his private papers, this classic Cold War era history by bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose—who authored the most acclaimed full-scale biography of Eisenhower—gives an inside look at the way President Dwight Eisenhower managed American secret operations.

During his presidency, Dwight D. Eisenhower's public face... Read more >
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Defend the Realm
The Authorized History of MI5
Written by Christopher Andrew


Format: Trade Paperback, 1104 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-27581-3 (0-307-27581-7)

For over 100 years, the agents of MI5 have defended Britain against enemy subversion. Their work has remained shrouded in secrecy–until now. This first-ever authorized account reveals the British Security Service as never before: its inner workings, its clandestine operations, its failures and its triumphs.

“Penetrating. . . . Inestimably valuable. ... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Alicia

Written by Alicia Appleman


Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: December 1, 1989
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-28218-4 (0-553-28218-2)

A shocking but uplifting story of true-life heroism during the Holocaust unequaled since the publication of Anne Frank's diary. Alicia endured separation from her family and even the sight of her own mother's brutal murder to rescue Jews from the Nazis. She swore on her brother's grave that if she survived... Read more >
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Battling Buzzards
The Odyssey of the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team 1943-1945
Written by Gerald Astor


Format: Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-23693-1 (0-440-23693-2)

Gerald Astor returns to the European Theater of Operations of World War II to bring to life one of the U.S. Army’s first elite combat units — the 517th Regimental Parachute Combat Team, also known as the Battling Buzzards.

Gerald Astor is also the author of A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of... Read more >
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A Blood-Dimmed Tide
The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It (Dell World War II Library)
Written by Gerald Astor


Format: Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: December 3, 1993
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-21574-5 (0-440-21574-9)

An engrossing oral history of World War II's most cataclysmic land battle--told in the words of those who were there, from the top decision-makers to foot soldiers in the trenches.

Gerald Astor is also the author of A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It and... Read more >

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Crisis in the Pacific
The Battles for the Philippine Islands by the Men Who Fought Them
Written by Gerald Astor


Format: Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: January 2, 2002
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-23695-5 (0-440-23695-9)

Integrating the personal experiences of officers, enlisted men, correspondents, and others on both sides of the conflict, a collection of eyewitness accounts chronicles the epic struggle for control of the Philippines, from Japanese conquest and occupation to the final battle.

“No one does oral history better than Gerald Astor.”
— Stephen E... Read more >
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June 6, 1944
The Voices of D-Day
Written by Gerald Astor


Format: Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: April 30, 2002
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-23697-9 (0-440-23697-5)

No other chronicle of D-Day can match Gerald Astor's extraordinary work--a vivid first-person account told with stunning immediacy by the men who were there. From soldiers who waded through the bullet-riddled water to those who dropped behind enemy lines, from moments of terror and confusion to acts of incredible camaraderie and... Read more >
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Semper Fi in the Sky
The Marine Air Battles of World War II
Written by Gerald Astor


Format: Trade Paperback, 402 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: November 29, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-89141-877-1 (0-89141-877-6)

Here, one of America’s most popular military historians re-creates, using their own moving and powerful voices, the true stories of the U.S. Marine pilots who flew the Allies to victory in World War II. These riveting accounts recreate conflicts ranging from the Marines’ gallant defense of Wake Island, where Captain Henry... Read more >
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Terrible Terry Allen
Combat General of World War II - The Life of an American Soldier
Written by Gerald Astor


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: June 29, 2004
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-89141-834-4 (0-89141-834-2)

Terry de la Mesa Allen was one of the most remarkable soldiers in American military history. He failed out of West Point twice, yet ended up as a fearless battalion commander during World War I— personally leading patrols into no-man’s-land.

During World War II, following hard and successful combat in North Africa... Read more >
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Leni
The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl
Written by Steven Bach


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38775-2 (0-307-38775-5)

Leni Riefenstahl, the woman known as “Hitler’s filmmaker,” made some of the greatest and most innovative documentaries ever made. They are also insidious glorifications of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. Now, Steven Bach reveals the truths and lies behind Riefenstahl’s lifelong self-vindication as an apolitical artist who claimed to know... Read more >

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Raid!
The Untold Story of Patton's Secret Mission
Written by Richard Baron


Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: August 8, 2000
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-23609-2 (0-440-23609-6)

Told through vivid first-hand accounts, this is the gripping real-life story of a controversial mission at the heart of World War II.

"Eloquent...utterly believable...it is doubtful whether anyone ever believed Patton's version of this caper, but if anyone did, he can't now. Case closed."-- The New York Times Book Review

Table of...
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Absolute War
Soviet Russia in the Second World War
Written by Chris Bellamy


Format: Trade Paperback, 880 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72471-8 (0-375-72471-0)

In Absolute War, acclaimed historian and journalist Chris Bellamy crafts the first full account since the fall of the Soviet Union of World War II's battle on the Eastern Front, one of the deadliest conflicts in history.

The conflict on the Eastern Front, fought between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany... Read more >
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You Are Not Forgotten
The Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a Twenty-First-Century Soldier's Mission to Bring Him Home
Written by Bryan Bender


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94646-1 (0-307-94646-0)

In 1944 Major Marion “Ryan” McCown Jr., an earnest young Marine Corps pilot, came under attack by enemy fire and went down with his plane, lost to the dense jungle of Papua New Guinea. Some sixty years later, Major George Eyster V would find himself in the same sweltering and nearly... Read more >
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Choices Under Fire
Moral Dimensions of World War II
Written by Michael Bess


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27580-6 (0-307-27580-9)

World War II remains a celebrated event in our collective memory—a time of great high-minded clarity, patriotic sacrifice, and national unity of purpose. It was the quintessential “good war,” in which the forces of freedom triumphed over the forces of darkness. Now, in his provocative new book, historian Michael Bess explodes... Read more >
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Nazism and War

Written by Richard Bessel


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 14, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7557-4 (0-8129-7557-X)

The Second World War was the defining event of the twentieth century, leaving millions dead and redrawing the political map in ways that continue to affect nearly the entire human race. What was unprecedented, however, was not simply the war’s scale, but its causes. Unlike previous territorial or political clashes, the... Read more >
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Rangers in World War II

Written by Robert W. Black


Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: February 23, 1992
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-0565-1 (0-8041-0565-0)

From the deadly shores of North Africa to the invasion of Sicily to the fierce jungle hell of the Pacific, the contribution of the World War II Ranger Battalions far outweighed their numbers. They were ordinary men on an extraordinary mission, experiencing the full measure of the fear, exhaustion, and heroism... Read more >
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Slacks and Calluses
Our Summer in a Bomber Factory
Written by Constance Bowman
Illustrated by Clara Marie Allen


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-368-2 (1-56098-368-X)

In 1943 two spirited young teachers decided to do their part for the war effort by spending their summer vacation working the swing shift on a B-24 production line at a San Diego bomber plant. Entering a male-dominated realm of welding torches and bomb bays, they learned to use tools that... Read more >
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Baa Baa Black Sheep

Written by Gregory Boyington


Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 1, 1977
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-26350-3 (0-553-26350-1)

Written by World War II Colonel Pappy Boyington, here in his own words, is the true story of America’s legendary flying hero and leader of the Black Sheep squadron in the South Pacific, of his extraordinary heroism, and of his greatest battle of all–the fight to survive. Read more >
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A Soldier's Story

Written by Omar N. Bradley
Introduction by A.J. Liebling


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 4, 1999
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75421-0 (0-375-75421-0)

D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of Paris, the relentless drive through Germany toward Allied victory--Omar Bradley, the "GI General," was there for every major engagement in the European theater. A Soldier's Story is the behind-the-scenes eyewitness account of the war that shaped our century: the tremendous manpower at... Read more >

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Twelve Desperate Miles
The Epic World War II Voyage of the SS Contessa
Written by Tim Brady


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59038-1 (0-307-59038-0)

The Dirty Dozen meets Band of Brothers in this true story of how a rusty old New Orleans banana boat staffed with an unlikely crew of international merchant seamen, a gang of inmates from a local jail, and a French harbor pilot spirited out of Morocco by O.S.S. agents in the... Read more >
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Moscow 1941
A City and Its People at War
Written by Rodric Braithwaite


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9545-2 (1-4000-9545-X)

A brilliantly researched and realized history, an essential addition to the literature of World War II.

The 1941 Battle of Moscow—unquestionably one of the most decisive battles of the Second World War—marked the first strategic defeat of the German armed forces in their seemingly unstoppable march across Europe. The Soviets lost many... Read more >
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Traitor to His Class
The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Written by H.W. Brands


Format: Trade Paperback, 912 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27794-7 (0-307-27794-1)

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A Washington Post Notable Book


A brilliant evocation of the qualities that made FDR one of the most beloved and greatest of American presidents.

Drawing on archival material, public speeches, correspondence and accounts by those closest to Roosevelt early in his career and during his presidency, H. W. Brands shows how... Read more >

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The Dark Valley
A Panorama of the 1930s
Written by Piers Brendon


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70808-4 (0-375-70808-1)

In this sweeping history, distinguished historian Piers Brendon brings the tragic, dismal days of the 1930s to life.

Like the classic work of Barbara Tuchman, The Dark Valley captures the vast scope of history as well as the minutia of everyday life, rendering a huge topic comprehensible and creating a gripping... Read more >
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