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The Second World War
The Second World War
by John Keegan
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John Keeganandrsquo;s landmark military history of World War II Praised as andldquo;the best military historian of our generationandrdquo; by Tom Clancy, John Keegan here reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War, with a new... (read more)

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Bradley (Great Generals (Hardcover))
Bradley (Great Generals (Hardcover))
by Alan Axelrod
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Dubbed by the World War II press as "The GI General" because of his close identification with his men, Omar Bradley rose to command the U. S. 12th Army Group in the European Campaign. By the spring of 1945, this group contained 1,300,000 men--the largest... (read more)

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The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War
The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War
by Thaddeus Holt
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Secret Codes, ciphers, strategic misdirection, and more: Deception was one of the most powerful weapons utilized by the Allies in World War II. Here are all the amazing tricks and leaked misfortunes—many revealed for the first time&mdash... (read more)

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The Second World War
The Second World War
by Antony Beevor
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"Beevor successfully employs the format of his previous works on WWII (Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942 — 1943) in this comprehensive capstone. His approach presents a kaleidoscope of individual experiences in a context of continuous choices. His... (read more)

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Battle of Wits : the Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II (00 Edition)
Battle of Wits : the Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II (00 Edition)
by Stephen Budiansky
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A million pages of new World War II codebreaking records have been released by the U.S. Army and Navy and the British government over the last five years. Now, andlt;Iandgt;Battle of Witsandlt;/Iandgt; presents the history of the war that these documents... (read more)

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World War II Remembered
World War II Remembered
by Kendal At Hanover Residents Association
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What stands out so clearly in these remembrances of things past is the unmistakable ring of authenticity in every account, a rare quality in the literature of war. Even after 70 years, every recollection remains vivid. Time has done little to dim those... (read more)

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Battle for Okinawa (97 Edition)
Battle for Okinawa (97 Edition)
by Hiromichi Yahara
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Critical acclaim for The Battle for Okinawa "An indispensable account of the fighting and of Okinawa's role in the Japanese defense of the home islands." --The Wall Street Journal "A fascinating, highly intelligent glance behind the Japanese lines... (read more)

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Voices of My Comrades: America's Reserve Officers Remember World War II (World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension)
Voices of My Comrades: America's Reserve Officers Remember World War II (World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension)
by Carol Adele Kelly
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Over the course of five years, the Reserve Officers Association of the United States-the nation's oldest such professional military organization-invited its members to write about their experiences in World War II. The response was an impressive... (read more)

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One of Freedoms Finest Hours Statesmansh
One of Freedoms Finest Hours Statesmansh
by Joseph H Alexander
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World War II is one of those rare events in history whose retelling will forever guide us toward a deeper understanding of freedom and tyranny; honor and infamy; the roles of prudence, folly, and chance in human affairs; and man’s capacity for... (read more)

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Blood on the Sea: American Destroyers Lost in World War II
Blood on the Sea: American Destroyers Lost in World War II
by Robert Sincl Parkin
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Seventy-one American destroyers went down during World War II, and this meticulously researched book describes the history of each—from launch to the ship's final hours. Through these stories we travel from the stormy North Atlantic to the calm... (read more)

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Good Girls, Good Food, Good Fun: The Story of USO Hostesses During World War II (Gender and American Culture)
Good Girls, Good Food, Good Fun: The Story of USO Hostesses During World War II (Gender and American Culture)
by Meghan K Winchell
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Throughout World War II, when Saturday nights came around, servicemen and hostesses happily forgot the war for a little while as they danced together in USO clubs, which served as havens of stability in a time of social, moral, and geographic upheaval... (read more)

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Unexplained Mysteries of World War II
Unexplained Mysteries of World War II
by William B Breuer
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"As combat veterans and high commanders know, logic is often a stranger in wartime." --William B. Breuer, in The annals of World War II are mined with captivating cases of strange coincidences, ominous premonitions, and baffling mysteries. Now, William... (read more)

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No Time for Fear
No Time for Fear
by Diane Burke Fessler
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No Time for Fear summons the voices of more than 100 women who served as nurses overseas during World War II, letting them tell their story as no one else can. Fessler has meticulously compiled and transcribed more than 200 interviews with American... (read more)

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When We Were One: Stories of World War II
When We Were One: Stories of World War II
by W C Heinz
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W. C. Heinz is one of the great sports writers of the past half-century, but few people know that before he began his sportswriting career he served as a war correspondent for the New York Sun. No less an authority than Stephen E. Ambrose has said of... (read more)

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The New York Times Living History: World War II: The Allied Counteroffensive, 1942-1945 (New York Times Living History)
The New York Times Living History: World War II: The Allied Counteroffensive, 1942-1945 (New York Times Living History)
by Douglas Brinkley
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World War II comes alive through the public records and private accounts of the day We have long relied on historians to sift through the debris of the past and piece together narratives to shape our understanding of events. But it is in the letters... (read more)

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The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys: The Men of World War II
The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys: The Men of World War II
by Stephen E Ambrose
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From Americaand#8217;s preeminent military historian, Stephen E. Ambrose, comes the definitive telling of the war in Europe, from D-Day, June 6, 1944, to the end, eleven months later, on May 7, 1945.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;This authoritative... (read more)

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Infantry Soldier : Holding Line At Battle (00 Edition)
Infantry Soldier : Holding Line At Battle (00 Edition)
by George W. Neill
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Infantry Soldier describes in harrowing detail the life of the men assigned to infantry rifle platoons during World War II. Few people realize the enormously disproportionate burden the men in these platoons carried: although only 6 percent of the U.S... (read more)

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Days and Memory (01 Edition)
Days and Memory (01 Edition)
by Charlotte Delbo
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In Auschwitz, memory meant life: remembering the humanity extinguished by the death camps and hoping to survive to tell what had been endured. In Auschwitz, Charlotte Delbo collected from memory the plays, stories, and poems that fed her companions... (read more)

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A Quiet American: The Secret War of Varian Fry
A Quiet American: The Secret War of Varian Fry
by Andy Marino
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The story of Varian Fry, called the "real Rick" of Casablanca, is perhaps one of the most unknown, yet extraordinary sagas of World War II. This penetrating biography follows Varian Fry through his adult life--from his beginnings in the 1930s as a... (read more)

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Deadly Sky: The American Combat Airman in World War II
Deadly Sky: The American Combat Airman in World War II
by John C Mcmanus
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They came in from nearly every city, town, and state in America. They were the sons of the elite, the impoverished, the everyone in between. Regardless of their background they had one thing in common: all had volunteered to fight in the air against... (read more)

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