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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...

  • No Surrenderby Hiroo Onoda

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 20.95

    In the spring of 1974, Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda of the Japanese army made world headlines when he emerged from the Philippine jungle after a thirty-year ordeal. Hunted in turn by American troops, the Philippine police, hostile islanders, and successive Japanese search parties, Onoda had skillfully outmaneuvered all his pursuers, convinced that... more...

  • The Good Warby Studs Terkel

    New Press, The 2011; US$ 18.95

    The Good War for which Terkel won the Pulitzer Prize, is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Terkel as interviewer. As always, Terkel?s subjects are open and unrelenting in their analyses of themselves and their experiences, producing what People magazine has called “a splendid epic history of World... 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...

  • D-Dayby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 19.99

    Stephen E. Ambrose?s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II?s most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history. D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage... more...

  • Shadows in the Jungleby Larry Alexander

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    A new account of World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother . Determined to retake the Philippines ever since his ignominious flight from the islands in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur organized a first- rate intelligence-gathering unit. They were called the Alamo Scouts. Larry Alexander follows the men who... more...

  • A Tragedy of Democracyby Greg Robinson

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U. S. history. Greg Robinson not only offers a bold new und 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...

  • Flyboysby James Bradley

    Little, Brown and Company 2003; US$ 9.99

    FLYBOYS is the true story of young American airmen who were shot down over Chichi Jima. Eight of these young men were captured by Japanese troops and taken prisoner. Another was rescued by an American submarine and went on to become president. The reality of what happened to the eight prisoners has remained a secret for almost 60 years. After the war,... more...

  • Agonalität und Kooperationby André R. Köller

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 40.51

    Ein neuer Blick auf den spätmittelalterlichen Adel in Niedersachsen. Wie entstehen in königsfernen Regionen des Mittelalters Kooperation, Netzwerke und Spielregeln angesichts ständiger Konflikte innerhalb und zwischen den Führungsgruppen? Dieser grundsätzlichen Frage geht André R. Köller im Rahmen der Historischen Kulturwissenschaft mit kultur- und... more...