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Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission
Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission
by Hampton Sides
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A tense, powerful, grand account of one of the most daring exploits of World War II. On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected troops from the elite U.S. Army 6th Ranger Battalion slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March... (read more)

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Semper Fi, Mac: Living Memories of the U.S. Marines in WWII
Semper Fi, Mac: Living Memories of the U.S. Marines in WWII
by Henry Berry
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Semper Fi, Mac brings to life the Marines of World War II -- the tough, battle-trained troops who stormed the beaches of Bougainville, Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa -- in some of the bitterest and bloodiest fighting of the war. Compilied from... (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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Islands of Destiny: The Solomons Campaign and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun
Islands of Destiny: The Solomons Campaign and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun
by John Prados
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The Battle of Midway is traditionally held as the point when Allied forces gained advantage over the Japanese. In Islands of Destiny, acclaimed historian and military intelligence expert John Prados points out that the Japanese forces quickly regained... (read more)

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The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
by Gar Alperovitz
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One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa
One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa
by John Wukovits
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In the Tarawa atoll lies the tiny islet of Betio. In November of 1943, the men of the 2nd Marine Division watched as bombardments destroyed the island's Japanese defenses. But when the Marines landed, the Japanese poured out of their protective bunkers... (read more)

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Campaign #243: The Fall of the Philippines 1941-42
Campaign #243: The Fall of the Philippines 1941-42
by Clayton Chun
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The Philippine Islands were one of two major US bases in the Pacific, the other being Pearl Harbor. The Japanese considered the capture of the Philippines crucial for its efforts to control resource-laden Southeast Asia. As opposed to its attack on Pearl... (read more)

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With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
by E B Sledge
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“Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed. He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific—the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary... (read more)

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Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
by James D Hornfischer
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The Battle of Guadalcanal has long been heralded as a Marine victory. Now, with his powerful portrait of the Navy’s sacrifice, James D. Hornfischer tells for the first time the full story of the men who fought in destroyers, cruisers, and... (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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Hell in the Pacific: A Marine Rifleman's Journey from Guadalcanal to Peleliu
Hell in the Pacific: A Marine Rifleman's Journey from Guadalcanal to Peleliu
by Jim Mcenery
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andlt;Bandgt;In what may be the last memoir to be published by a living veteran of the pivotal invasion of Guadalcanal, which occurred almost seventy years ago, Marine Jim McEnery has teamed up with author Bill Sloan to create an unforgettable chronicle... (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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Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II
Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II
by Darlen Deibler Rose
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The True Story of One Woman's Triumph of Faith Newlywed American missionary Darlene Deibler Rose survived four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp set deep in the jungles of New Guinea. Thinking she was never to see her husband again, Darlene... (read more)

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Flags of Our Fathers
Flags of Our Fathers
by James Bradley
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In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story... (read more)

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Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska & the Aleutians
Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska & the Aleutians
by Brian Garfield
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The Thousand-Mile War, a powerful story of the battles of the United States and Japan on the bitter rim of the North Pacific, has been acclaimed as one of the great accounts of World War II. Brian Garfield, a novelist and screenwriter whose works have... (read more)

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Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific
Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific
by Mary Cronk Farrell
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In the early 1940s, young women enlisted for peacetime duty as U.S. Army nurses. But when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 blasted the United States into World War II, 101 American Army and Navy nurses serving in the Philippines were suddenly... (read more)

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Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
by James D Hornfischer
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With The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and Ship of Ghosts, James D. Hornfischer created essential and enduring narratives about America’s World War II Navy, works of unique immediacy distinguished by rich portraits of ordinary men in extremis... (read more)

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Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor
Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor
by Robert Stinnett
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In Day of Deceit, Robert Stinnett delivers the definitive final chapter on America's greatest secret and our worst military disaster. Drawing on twenty years of research and access to scores of previously classified documents, Stinnett proves that Pearl... (read more)

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