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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
by Laura Hillenbrand
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book... (read more)

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Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II (P.S.)
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II (P.S.)
by Mitchell Zuckoff
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On May 13, 1945, twenty-four American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea.Unlike the peaceful... (read more)

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Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy
Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy
by Eri Hotta
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PROLOGUE    What a Difference a Day Makes   In the early-morning hours of a frosty day, December 8, 1941, the Japanese nation woke to astonishing news. It was announced, shortly after seven, that Japan had “entered into a situation... (read more)

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We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese
We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese
by Elizabeth M Norman
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Savage Will brings to life a remarkable story of perseverance, heroism, and survival: the true tale of the American medics and nurses who endured two months in Nazi-occupied Albania—and the fearless citizens and Allied intelligence officers who... (read more)

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Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
by Hampton Sides
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On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March.... (read more)

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The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
by Walter R Borneman
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How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power. Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King... (read more)

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Flight by Elephant: The Untold Story of World War Two S Most Daring Jungle Rescue
Flight by Elephant: The Untold Story of World War Two S Most Daring Jungle Rescue
by Andrew Martin
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"English columnist and novelist Martin leads a riveting and true jungle adventure story set amid the deep forests and fast plunging rivers of Burma's northern border with India. In 1942, an exodus from Burma occurred as the population loyal to the... (read more)

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The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour
The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour
by James Hornfischer
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There never has been a sports event, perhaps never an event of any kind, that received the attention of so many Americans in so many places around the world.andrdquo; So wrote a reporter on December 2, 1944, about the greatest Army- Navy football game in... (read more)

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Japanese Destroyer Captain: Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Midway--The Great Naval Battles as Seen Through Japanese Eyes
Japanese Destroyer Captain: Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Midway--The Great Naval Battles as Seen Through Japanese Eyes
by Tameichi Hara
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Japanese Destroyer Captain is a highly regarded war memoir that was a best seller in both Japan and the United States during the 1960s. The work has long been treasured by World War II buffs and professional historians for its insights into the Japanese... (read more)

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At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor
At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor
by Gordon W Prange
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At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S. Naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor. As intense and absorbing as a suspense novel, At Dawn We Slept... (read more)

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Code Talker
Code Talker
by Chester Nez
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In 1944, the U.S. Marines were building the 5th Marine Divisionandmdash;also known as andldquo;The Spearheadandrdquo;andmdash;in preparation for the invasion of the small, Japanese-held island of Iwo Jima. . .and#160; When Chuck Tatum began Marine boot... (read more)

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Burma 1942: Memories of a Retreat
Burma 1942: Memories of a Retreat
by R E S Tanner
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In December 1941 a Japanese battalion of 143rd Regiment of 55th Division crossed the Burma-Siam border and seized Victoria Point, heralding the invasion of Burma. The first air raids on Rangoon were opposed by only two fighter squadrons—16 P40s of... (read more)

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Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
by John W Dower
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Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of astonishing documentary photographs, Embracing Defeat is the fullest and most important history of the more than six years of American occupation, which affected every level of... (read more)

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Escape from Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Break of the Pacific War
Escape from Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Break of the Pacific War
by John D. Lukacs
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One of the greatest Pacific war stories never told. On April 4, 1943, ten American prisoners of war and two Filipino convicts executed a daring escape from one of Japan's most notorious prison camps. Called the "greatest story of the war in the Pacific... (read more)

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Delivered from Evil: The Saga of World War II: The First Complete One-Volume History
Delivered from Evil: The Saga of World War II: The First Complete One-Volume History
by Robert Leckie
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"A first-class popular history of the war, lively, entertaining, and continuously informative."--Publishers Weekly "His ability to recreate the emotions of war makes this monumental work a living history... (read more)

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Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942
by Ian W Toll
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On the first Sunday in December 1941, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Six months later, in a sea fight north of the tiny atoll of Midway, four Japanese aircraft carriers... (read more)

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Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb
Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb
by Ronald Takaki
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The bombing of Hiroshima was one of the pivotal events of the twentieth century, yet this controversial question remains unresolved. At the time, General Dwight Eisenhower, General Douglas MacArthur, and chief of staff Admiral William Leahy all agreed... (read more)

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Quartered Safe Out Here
Quartered Safe Out Here
by George Macdonald Fraser
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George MacDonald Fraser's recollection of the war in Burma.... (read more)

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The Rape of Nanking
The Rape of Nanking
by Iris Chang
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In December 1937, the Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking. Within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians were systematically raped, tortured, and murdered—a death toll exceeding that of the atomic blasts of Hiroshima and... (read more)

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No Ordinary Joes: The Extraordinary True Story of Four Submariners in World War II
No Ordinary Joes: The Extraordinary True Story of Four Submariners in World War II
by Larry Colton
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On April 23, 1943, the seventy-man crew of the USS Grenadier scrambled to save their submarine—and themselves—after a Japanese aerial torpedo sent it crashing to the ocean floor. Miraculously, the men were able to bring the sub back to the... (read more)

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