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Japan at War: An Oral History
Japan at War: An Oral History
by Haruko Taya Cook
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A timely fifteenth Anniversary reissue of a "deeply moving book" (Studs Terkel) that portrays the Japanese experience during World War II in all its complexity. Following the release of Clint Eastwood's epic film Letters from Iwo Jima, which was... (read more)

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Day of Infamy: The Classic Account of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor
Day of Infamy: The Classic Account of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor
by Walter Lord
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A special 60th anniversary edition of the bestselling re-creation of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, by the author of A Night to Remember. Sunday, December 7, 1941, was, as President Roosevelt said, "a date which will live in infamy." Day of Infamy... (read more)

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Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire
Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire
by Richard B Frank
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In a riveting narrative that includes information from newly declassified documents, acclaimed historian Richard B. Frank gives a scrupulously detailed explanation of the critical months leading up to the dropping of the atomic bomb. Frank explains how... (read more)

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Can Do!: The Story of the Seabees (Bluejacket Books)
Can Do!: The Story of the Seabees (Bluejacket Books)
by William Bradford Huie
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When William Bradford Huie, a reporter for H. L. Mencken's American Mercury, joined the U.S. Navy in 1943, he received a commission as a public relations officer in the little-known Civil Engineer's Corps Construction Battalions--the Seabees. With the... (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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Campaign #247: Santa Cruz 1942: Carrier Duel in the South Pacific
Campaign #247: Santa Cruz 1942: Carrier Duel in the South Pacific
by Mark Stille
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Santa Cruz is the forgotten carrier battle of 1942. Despite myth, the Japanese carrier force was not destroyed at Midway but survived to still prove a threat in the Pacific theater. Nowhere was this clearer than in the battle of Santa Cruz of October... (read more)

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The Twilight Warriors: The Deadliest Naval Battle of World War II and the Men Who Fought It
The Twilight Warriors: The Deadliest Naval Battle of World War II and the Men Who Fought It
by Robert Gandt
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The Twilight Warriors, winner of the 2011 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature, is the engrossing, page-turning saga of a tightly knit band of naval aviators who are thrust into the final—and most brutal—battle of the Pacific war... (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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Bringing Mulligan Home: The Other Side of the Good War
Bringing Mulligan Home: The Other Side of the Good War
by Dale Maharidge
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Sergeant Steve Maharidge returned from World War II an angry man. The only evidence that hed served in the Marines was a photograph of himself and a buddy tacked to the basement wall. On one terrifyingly memorable occasion his teenage son, Dale... (read more)

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The Eagle and the Rising Sun: the Japanese-american War, 1941-1943: Pearl Harbor Through Guadalcanal
The Eagle and the Rising Sun: the Japanese-american War, 1941-1943: Pearl Harbor Through Guadalcanal
by Alan Schom
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [501]-518) and index.... (read more)

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From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima: The War in the Pacific 1941-1945
From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima: The War in the Pacific 1941-1945
by Richard Overy
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From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima takes readers on an up-close-and-personal journey through the relentless war against Japan in the Pacific Islands, the capstone to Allied victory in World War II. Here is the story of the heroic men who toiled on islands... (read more)

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History of United States Naval Operations in World War II #07: Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls: June 1942-April 1944
History of United States Naval Operations in World War II #07: Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls: June 1942-April 1944
by Samuel Elio Morison
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This volume picks up operations in the Aleutians where they were broken off after the Battle of Midway and carries them through the capture of Attu and Kiska, including the Battle of Komandorskis. The two great amphibious operations covered in this... (read more)

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Colonel of Tamarkan Philip Toosey & the Bridge on the River Kwai
Colonel of Tamarkan Philip Toosey & the Bridge on the River Kwai
by Julie Summers
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Subtitled, "The Man Behind The Bridge On The River Kwai". The gripping and fascinating story of the man who was really in charge of the construction of the infamous bridge over the river Kwai, written by his granddaughter.... (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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Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign, 1941-1945
Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign, 1941-1945
by Evan Thomas
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Drawing on oral histories, diaries, correspondence, postwar testimony from both American and Japanese participants, and interviews with survivors, Thomas provides this riveting account of the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944, the culminating battle of the... (read more)

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Abandon Ship!: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster
Abandon Ship!: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster
by Richard F Newcomb
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Sailing across the Pacific, the battle-scarred heavy cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis had just delivered a secret cargo that would trigger the end of World War II. Heading westward, she was sunk by a Japanese submarine. In twelve minutes, some 300 men went... (read more)

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Flags of Our Fathers
Flags of Our Fathers
by James Bradley
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Captures the complexity of war and its aftermath and the true meaning of heroism.... (read more)

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The Unknown Battle of Midway: The Destruction of the American Torpedo Squadrons (Yale Library of Military History)
The Unknown Battle of Midway: The Destruction of the American Torpedo Squadrons (Yale Library of Military History)
by Alvin Kernan
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A story of avoidable mistakes and flawed planning, this narrative reveals the enormous failures that led to the destruction of four torpedo squadrons but were omitted from official naval reports.... (read more)

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Flags of Our Fathers
Flags of Our Fathers
by James Bradley
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A New York Times bestseller, now adapted for young readers, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the... (read more)

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Fatal Dive: Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion
Fatal Dive: Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion
by Peter F Stevens
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“Peter Stevens unreels a fascinating piece of nautical history. This real-life drama of war, suspense, and human achievement in the face of frightful odds is mesmerizing from start to finish. A book for all.” —LIEUTENANT GENERAL DAVE... (read more)

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