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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • T-34 in Actionby Artem Drabkin

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 5.99

    The Soviet T-34 medium tank was one of the most famous and effective fighting vehicles of the Second World War. Along with the German Tiger and the American Sherman, it was a milestone in tank design that changed the course of the conflict. Much has been written about the technical history of the tank and the vital part it played in the huge tank battles... more...

  • OSS in Chinaby Maochun Yu

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 25.95

    Maochun Yu tells the story of the intelligence activities of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in China during World War II. Drawing on recently released classified materials from the U.S. National Archives and on previously unopened Chinese documents, Yu reveals the immense and complex challenges the agency and its director, General William... more...

  • Sole Survivors of the Seaby James E. Jr Wise

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 18.95

    The incredible stories of twenty-two lone survivors of maritime disasters are presented in this collection of war and peacetime incidents. The dramatic accounts--including those of a British sailor who survived 133 days at sea on an open raft and a German sailor who spent 28 hours in the ocean without a life preserver--are based on a wide array of... more...

  • Find 'Em, Chase 'Em, Sink 'Emby Mike Ostlund

    Lyons Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    Contents Foreword by George Seiler, Torpedoman, USS Gudgeon Preface Introduction Chapter One: Lone Wolf-First War Patrol Chapter Two: Escape from the East China Sea-Second War Patrol Chapter Three: The Tide Turns-Third War Patrol Chapter Four: Fortress Truk-Fourth War Patrol Chapter Five: Butchery in the Bismarck Sea-Fifth War Patrol... more...

  • OSSby Richard Smith

    Lyons Press 2005; US$ 15.99

    Included on the CIA's Official List of Recommended Books for Intelligence Reading. more...

  • Red Sniper on the Eastern Frontby Joseph Pilyushin

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 23.95

    Joseph Pilyushin, a top Red Army sniper in the ruthless fight against the Germans on the Eastern Front, was an exceptional soldier and he has a remarkable story to tell. His first-hand account of his wartime service gives a graphic insight into his lethal skill with a rifle and into the desperate fight put up by Soviet forces to defend Leningrad. He... more...

  • Unravelling Enigmaby Maurice Freedman

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 11.99

    Seldom out of the news for long, code-breaking has had a bad time in the media so far, readers and viewers often finding it as perplexing as it is intriguing. As one of the greatest achievements of the century, code- breaking is a fascinating story, but all too often misunderstood and felt to be obscure. The author covers the story from the early code-breaking... more...

  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. more...

  • Black Cat Raiders of WW IIby Richard C. Knott

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Thanks to the PBY's daring pilots and their effective tactics, the slow outdated Catalina patrol bombers became the scourge of Japanese shipping in the South Pacific during World War II. Painted black and hunting at night, the Black Cats, as they were called, are credited with sinking or disabling hundreds of thousands of tons of cargo vessels, troop... more...

  • Seizing the Enigmaby David Kahn

    Frontline Books 2012; US$ 8.99

    For almost four desperate years, from 1939 to mid-1943, the British and American navies fought a savage, losing battle against German submarine wolfpacks. The Allies might never have turned the tide without an intelligence coup. The race to break the German U-boat codes is one of the greatest untold stories of World War II. Kahn expertly brings this... more...