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So Sad to Fall in Battle: An Account of War
So Sad to Fall in Battle: An Account of War
by Kumiko Kakehashi
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CHAPTER ONE LEAVING FOR THE FRONT Lieutenant general kuribayashi tadamichi set off for iwo Jima on June 8, 1944. His family was not informed of his destination. Whether you were a career soldier like Kuribayashi or just a conscript, in those days your... (read more)

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Men-At-Arms #342: The US Army in World War II (1: The Pacific
Men-At-Arms #342: The US Army in World War II (1: The Pacific
by Mark Henry
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When World War II broke out in September 1939 the US Army - starved of resources since 1919 - numbered just 174,000 men. By VJ-Day, 2 September 1945, a total of 8.3 million had served in an army which had risen to a stable strength of 91 divisions. The... (read more)

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Unforgettable Men in Unforgettable Times
Unforgettable Men in Unforgettable Times
by Robert Boardman
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No one can read Unforgettable Men In Unforgettable Times and not be deeply touched by feelings of patriotism and the overwhelming presence of God--and the inevitable, intense struggles for forgiveness and reconciliation that followed. Bob Boardman has... (read more)

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Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941
Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941
by Stanley Weintraub
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Christmas 1941 came little more than two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The shock—in some cases overseas, elation—was worldwide. While Americans attempted to go about celebrating as usual, the reality of the just-declared war was on... (read more)

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Tears in the Darkness (10 Edition)
Tears in the Darkness (10 Edition)
by Michael Norman
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For the first four months of 1942, American, Filipino, and Japanese soldiers fought America's first major land battle of World War II: the battle for the tiny Philippine peninsula of Bataan. It ended with the single largest defeat in American military... (read more)

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Calculated Risk: The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle-Aviation Pioneer and World War II Hero
Calculated Risk: The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle-Aviation Pioneer and World War II Hero
by Jonna D Hoppes
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Famous for leading the Tokyo Raid, America's first strike against Japan in World War II, Jimmy Doolittle lived a remarkable life as an American pilot. This memoir by his granddaughter provides insights into his public and private world and sheds light on... (read more)

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Retribution: the Battle for Japan, 1944-45 (08 Edition)
Retribution: the Battle for Japan, 1944-45 (08 Edition)
by Max Hastings
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By the summer of 1944 it was clear that Japan's defeat was inevitable, but how the drive to victory would be achieved remained unclear. The ensuing drama—that ended in Japan's utter devastation—was acted out across the vast theater of... (read more)

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Shadows in the Jungle: The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines in World War II
Shadows in the Jungle: The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines in World War II
by Larry Alexander
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Four days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly, a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the... (read more)

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The Pacific
The Pacific
by Hugh Ambrose
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Unabridged CDs, 10 CDs, 12 hours Read by TBA In this companion to the HBO(r) miniseries-executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Speilberg, and Gary Goetzman-Hugh Ambrose reveals the intertwined odysseys of four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy carrier pilot... (read more)

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A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II
A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II
by Eric Jaffe
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andlt;B andgt;From an and#8220;illuminating and entertainingand#8221; (andlt;I andgt;The New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt;) historian comes the World War II story of two men whose remarkable lives improbably converged at the Tokyo war crimes trials of 1946... (read more)

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Way It Was: Pearl Harbor: The Original Photographs (America at War)
Way It Was: Pearl Harbor: The Original Photographs (America at War)
by Donald M Goldstein
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A photographic history of the "Day of Infamy" - gathered from both U.S. and Japanese sources.... (read more)

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Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
by James Bradley
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James Bradley's #1 bestseller Flags of Our Fathers made real the humanity and legacy of war as few books had before. Now, in Flyboys, Bradley returns to World War II and an extraordinary — and totally unknown — true story of courage. Over... (read more)

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Hiroshima: The World's Bomb (Making of the Modern World)
Hiroshima: The World's Bomb (Making of the Modern World)
by Andrew Rotter
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The US decision to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima remains one of the most controversial events of the twentieth century. But as this fascinating new history shows, the bomb dropped by an American pilot that hot August morning was in many ways the world'... (read more)

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Voices of the Pacific: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II
Voices of the Pacific: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II
by Adam Makos
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A firsthand chronicle of United States Marine Corps actions in the Pacific   Following fifteen Marines from the Pearl Harbor attack, through battles with the Japanese, to their return home after V-J Day, Adam Makos and Marcus Brotherton have... (read more)

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Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
by Susan Wels
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This chronicle of the events of December 7, 1941, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, offers a gripping account of the political, social, and military landscape leading up to that infamous day. Just in time for the summer release of the film "Pearl Harbor". Photos &... (read more)

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A Tale of Two Subs: An Untold Story of World War II, Two Sister Ships, and Extraordinary Heroism
A Tale of Two Subs: An Untold Story of World War II, Two Sister Ships, and Extraordinary Heroism
by Jonathan Mccullough
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On November 19, 1943, the submarine USS Sculpin, under attack by the Japanese, slid below the waves for the last time in what would become one of the most remarkable stories in U.S. Naval history. Not only did several crewmembers survive the sinking - an... (read more)

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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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Three Days to Pearl: Incredible Encounter on the Eve of War
Three Days to Pearl: Incredible Encounter on the Eve of War
by Peter J Shepherd
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This compelling story of "what if" centers around the author learning of the Japanese task force heading for Hawaii three days before the attack on Pearl Harbor.... (read more)

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Song of Survival: Women Interned/The True Story That Inspired the Film Paradise Road
Song of Survival: Women Interned/The True Story That Inspired the Film Paradise Road
by Helen Colijn
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Helen Colijn's account of her wartime experiences is a window into a largely overlooked dimension of World War II -- the imprisonment of women and children in Southeast Asia by the Japanese and how these prisoners of war responded to their dire... (read more)

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Bringing the Thunder: The Missions of a World War II B-29 Pilot in the Pacific (Stackpole Military History)
Bringing the Thunder: The Missions of a World War II B-29 Pilot in the Pacific (Stackpole Military History)
by Gordon Be Robertson
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The B-29 bomber was made to soar in thin, cold air, dropping its massive bomb load from heights so great that the crews might never see their targets through the clouds below. That was just fine with Ben Robertson, pilot in command of one of the big four... (read more)

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