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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Looking Like the Enemy (The Young Reader's Edition)by Mary Matusda Gruenewald; Maureen R. Michelson

    NewSage Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Mary Matsuda is a typical 16-year-old girl living on Vashon Island, Washington with her family. On December 7, 1942, the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, and Mary's life changes forever. Mary and her brother, Yoneichi, are U.S. citizens, but they are imprisoned, along with their parents, in a Japanese-American internment camp. Mary endures an indefinite... more...

  • Coming Out Under Fireby Allan Berube

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    During World War II, as the United States called on its citizens to serve in unprecedented numbers, the presence of gay Americans in the armed forces increasingly conflicted with the expanding antihomosexual policies and procedures of the military. In Coming Out Under Fire , Allan Berube examines in depth and detail these social and political confrontations?not... more...

  • Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killersby Christopher R. Browning

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 22.00

    This volume uses new evidence to shed light on controversial issues in current Holocaust scholarship. more...

  • Parallel Journeysby Eleanor H. Ayer

    Aladdin 2011; US$ 6.99

    She was a young German Jew. He was an ardent member of the Hitler Youth. This is the story of their pareallel journey through World War II. Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck were born just a few miles from each other in the German Rhineland. But their lives took radically different courses: Helen's to the Auschwitz extermination camp; Alfons to a high... more...

  • Six Armies In Normandyby John Keegan

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.00

    The Allied assault on Normandy beaches was an almost flawless success, but it was to take three months of bitter fighting before the German defence of Normandy finally collapsed and Paris was liberated. In this masterly and highly individual account of that struggle, the reader is subjected to the gruelling ordeals confronted by the combatants... more...

  • The Battle for Leyte Gulfby C. Vann Woodward; Evan Thomas

    Skyhorse Publishing 2007; US$ 12.95

    Pulitzer-Prize-winner and bestselling author C. Vann Woodward recreates the gripping account of the battle for Leyte Gulf?the greatest naval battle of World War II and the largest engagement ever fought on the high seas. For the Japanese, it represented their supreme effort; they committed to action virtually every operational fighting ship on the... more...

  • Exit Woundsby John Cantwell; Greg Bearup

    Melbourne University Press 2013; Not Available

    John Cantwell, Queensland country boy, enlisted in the army as a private and rose to the rank of major general. He was on the front line in 1991 as Coalition forces fitted bulldozer blades to tanks and buried Iraqi troops alive. He served in Baghdad in 2006 and saw what a car bomb does to a crowded marketplace. He was commander of Australian forces... more...

  • Dog Boats at Warby Leonard C Reynolds

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    Built of plywood and measuring 115 feet long, powered by four supercharged petrol engines and armed to the teeth with heavy weapons, the 'D' Class Motor Gun Boats (MGBs) and Motor Torpedo Boats (MTBs) were better known as Dog Boats and played havoc with enemy shipping in home and foreign waters. During three years of war they engaged the enemy on... more...

  • Auschwitzby Sarah Nomberg-Przytyk

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    "From the moment I got to Auschwitz I was completely detached. I disconnected my heart and intellect in an act of self-defense, despair, and hopelessness." With these words Sara Nomberg-Przytyk begins this painful and compelling account of her experiences while imprisoned for two years in the infamous death camp. Writing twenty years after her... more...

  • War without Mercyby John Dower

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.95

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD   AN AMERICAN BOOK AWARD FINALIST   Now in paperback, War Without Mercy has been hailed by The New York Times as ?one of the most original and important books to be written about the war between Japan and the United States.? In this monumental history, Professor John Dower reveals a hidden, explosive... more...