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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Once They Were Eaglesby Frank Walton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 19.95

    " Marine Corps Fighter Squadron 214 was hastily organized in the field during World War II to meet the urgent need for another combat squadron in the South Pacific. The squadron, self-named the "Black Sheep," went on under the leadership of the swashbuckling "Pappy" Boyington to become the most famous in Marine Corps history. Now comes the true story... more...

  • Voices From the Holocaustby Harry James Cargas

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 20.00

    " Interviews with: Yitzhak Arad Leo Eitinger Emil Fackenheim Whitney Harris Jan Karski Arnost Lusting Mordecai Paldiel Marion Pritchard Dorothee Soelle Leon Wells Elie Wiesel Simon Wiesenthal The late Harry James Cargas was professor emeritus of literature and language at Webster University and author of thirty-two books, including Problems Unique... more...

  • Code Name Paulineby Pearl Witherington Cornioley; Kathryn Atwood

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    Pearl Witherington Cornioley, one of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters, shares her remarkable story in this firsthand account of her experience as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). Told through a series of reminiscences—from a difficult childhood spent in the shadow of World War I and her... more...

  • US Carrier Warby Kev Darling

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 13.99

    This book covers all aspects of the operations made by US aircraft carriers, from their introduction into service during WW1 to the continuing conflicts in the Middle East. America's part in WW1 saw the deployment of US Navy aircraft operating from coastal bases - mainly Curtiss flying boats. In the immediate postwar period the first aircraft carriers... more...

  • The GI's Warby Edwin P. Hoyt

    Cooper Square Press 2000; US$ 18.99

    Based on oral testimony from field soldiers, both new recruits and veterans, The GI's War puts the reader on the frontlines and captures in unsparing detail the confusion, monotony, terror and glory of going to war. more...

  • The Women Who Wrote the Warby Nancy Caldwell Sorel

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    Here’s how a hundred brave American women left their families and entered the combat-zone to chronicle what they saw. Nancy Sorel’s portrait pays homage to these unsung heroes. They came from Boston, New York, Milwaukee, and St. Louis; from Yakima, Washington; Austin, Texas; and Sioux City, Iowa; from San Francisco and all points east. They left comfortable... more...

  • Hap Arnoldby Bill Yenne

    Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 29.99

    General Henry Harley Hap” Arnold is widely considered the father of the United States Air Force. But his long list of accomplishments doesn’t begin or end there. He was also the first and only five-star general of the US Air Force; one of the first US military aviators; the first American to carry air mail; and the architect of the war-winning air... more...

  • Witness to Nurembergby Richard W. Sonnenfeldt

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    In Witness to Nuremberg , the chief interpreter for the American prosecution at the Nuremberg trials after World War II offers his insights into dealing directly with Hermann Goering, a leading member of the Nazi Party, as well as the story of his own colorful, eventful life before and after the trials. At age twenty-two, Richard Sonnenfeldt was... more...

  • Zigzagby Nicholas Booth

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    The most remarkable double agent of World War II, Eddie Chapman was witty, handsome, and charming. Too bad he was also a con man, womanizer, and safe-cracker. To the British, though, he was known as ZigZag, one of MI5’s most valuable agents. To the AbwehrGerman military intelligencehe was known as Fritzchen (Little Fritz), and was believed to be... more...

  • Long Way Back to the River Kwaiby Loet Velmans

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    Loet Velmans was seventeen when the Germans invaded Holland. He and his family fled to London on the Dutch Coast Guard cutter Seaman’s Hope and then sailed to the Dutch East Indiesnow Indonesiawhere he joined the Dutch army. In March 1942, the Japanese invaded the archipelago and made prisoners of the Dutch soldiers. For the next three and a half... more...