The Twilight Warriors: The Deadliest Naval Battle of World War II and the Men Who Fought It

By Robert Gandt

April 1945. the top of global struggle II ultimately seems to be nearing. The Nazis are collapsing in Europe, and the americans are enormously overpowering the japanese within the Pacific. For a bunch of pilots of their early twenties who have been proficient in the course of the twilight of the conflict, the most important predicament is that they will by no means really see genuine motion and should cross domestic with no need an opportunity to stand the enemy. They name themselves Tail-End Charlies. They fly on the tail finish of formations, stand on the tail finish of chow strains, and now they're ready for conflict on the tail finish of the battle. Little do they recognize that they're going to be key gamers within the such a lot tricky and bloodiest of naval battles-not basically of global struggle II yet in all of yankee heritage: the crusade to take the japanese island of Okinawa to function a foundation for an eventual invasion of Japan. Derived from interviews with and newly came across memoirs, journals, and correspondence of Okinawa veterans from either the yank and eastern facets, The Twilight Warriors offers an exciting you-are-there narrative. just like the HBO sequence The Pacific, this ebook combines exciting motion with human tales of braveness and sacrifice and triumph. it is Band of Brothers at sea and within the sky.

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Operation Drumbeat: The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II

By Michael Gannon

Within the first 8 months of 1942, German submarines sank approximately four hundred Allied freighters and tankers alongside the U.S. Atlantic coast with a lack of greater than 5,000 service provider seamen and sailors two times the variety of fatalities at Pearl Harbor. This ebook is helping readers comprehend the complexities of the lengthy conflict of the Atlantic via reading these disastrous early days of battle and following the U-boats into motion. The e-book strains the voyages of 5 U-boats to their locations as they sink twenty-five ships unmolested via the U.S. army, which did not persist with via on British intelligence warnings. It additionally offers a compilation of non-public tales from crewmen and officials of U-123 and from the Allied sailors and service provider seamen forged adrift in lifeboats by way of the U-boat s torpedoes. A bestseller whilst first released in 1990, it really is now again in print as a exchange paperback.

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Hitler and the Holocaust (Modern Library Chronicles)

By Robert S. Wistrich

Hitler and the Holocaust is the made from a lifetime’s paintings through one of many world’s premiere specialists at the historical past of anti-Semitism and glossy Jewry. Robert S. Wistrich examines Europe’s lengthy heritage of violence opposed to its Jewish populations, seems on the forces that formed Hitler’s trust in a “satanic Jewish energy” that has to be eliminated, and discusses the method wherein Hitler won strength and finalized his plans for mass genocide. He concludes by means of addressing the abiding legacy of the Holocaust and the teachings that may be drawn from it. Combining a entire photo of 1 of the main cataclysmic sessions in fresh historical past with modern scholarly advancements and clean ancient inquiry, Hitler and the Holocaust is an indelible contribution to the literature of background.

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Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil, updated edition

By Ron Rosenbaum

Hitler didn't get away the bunker in Berlin yet, seven a long time later, he has controlled to flee rationalization in methods either scary and profound. Explaining Hitler is a unprecedented quest, an excursion into the warfare region of Hitler theories. this can be a passionate, mesmerizing e-book that illuminates what Hitler explainers let us know approximately Hitler, concerning the explainers, and approximately ourselves.

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Between Two Evils: The World War II Memoir of a Girl in Occupied Warsaw and a Nazi Labor Camp

By Lucyna B. Radlo

This shiny memoir describes the author's reviews as younger woman in Poland, compelled to escape to Warsaw after the Nazi bombing of Brest on the outbreak of global battle II. She recounts the realities of lifestyles in occupied Poland, together with the arrest through the Gestapo of her father and his loss of life quickly after in Auschwitz, the family's participation within the black industry and the Warsaw rebellion, and her trap and incarceration along with her mom in a compelled exertions camp. as soon as published from the camp, they joined their Russian family members in Austria purely to fast depart with them to prevent forthcoming Soviet forces, experiencing a month-long, frequently comical trip on an ox-driven cart again to the U.S. quarter of Germany.

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Pearl Harbor 1941: The Day of Infamy - Revised Edition (Campaign, Volume 62)

By Carl Smith

December 7, 1941 was once one of many unmarried such a lot decisive days of worldwide conflict II - the day that introduced the united states into the struggle. Six eastern airplane companies disgorged their complete enhances in waves at the enhanced US Pacific Fleet because it lay drowsing in Pearl Harbor. reckoning on opposing viewpoints, the assault was once both a super maneuver of audacious technique, or a bit of exceptional villainy and deception by means of a supposedly pleasant strength. This revised variation, containing the newest study at the occasions of December 7, 1941, unearths numerous formerly unknown facets of the assault and dispels key myths which have been outfitted up round the fateful day - an afternoon, Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared, that might "live in infamy".

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Tiger 1 Heavy Tank 1942-45 (New Vanguard)

Essentially the most well-known tank of the realm conflict II, the Tiger i used to be initially conceived in 1941 in accordance with the German Army's adventure in battling British tanks and anti-tank weapons in Western Europe and the North African barren region. Following the invasion of Russia, the looks of the Soviet T-34 and KW tanks lent one more impetus to the programme. The Tiger's strength and function at the battlefield is emphasized through tables of appropriate functionality through the booklet, which essentially convey the battlefield survivability of the Tiger and its superiority to many allied tank designs. This complete and intensely specified textual content is followed via an outstanding collection of black and white pictures exhibiting the tank in use.

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Retreat to the Reich: The German Defeat in France, 1944 (Stackpole Military History Series)

  • The tale of the Normandy crusade from a German point of view
  • Covers each standpoint, from squaddies within the box to generals at excessive command

    The Allied landings in France on June 6, 1944, marked the start of the German defeat within the West. army historian Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., vividly recaptures the desperation of the Wehrmacht as its skinny grey line eventually snapped amidst brutal hedgerow-to-hedgerow scuffling with in Normandy and because the survivors fled the Allied steamroller in a mad sprint again to the Reich. With colourful descriptions and informative information, Mitcham recounts the German army retreat and the erosion of Germany's stronghold in Europe--as seen in the course of the eyes of a defiant, yet finally defeated, Wehrmacht.

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    50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany

    By Steven Pressman

    Based at the acclaimed HBO documentary, the spectacular real tale of ways one American couple transported fifty Jewish young ones from Nazi-occupied Austria to the USA in 1939—the unmarried greatest workforce of unaccompanied refugee childrens allowed into the United States—for readers of In the backyard of Beasts and A educate in Winter.

    In early 1939, America's inflexible immigration legislation made it almost very unlikely for eu Jews to hunt refuge within the usa. As deep-seated anti-Semitism and isolationism gripped a lot of the rustic, neither President Roosevelt nor Congress rallied to their aid.

    Yet one courageous Jewish couple from Philadelphia refused to silently stand through. Risking their very own safeguard, Gilbert Kraus, a profitable legal professional, and his trendy spouse, Eleanor, traveled to Nazi-controlled Vienna and Berlin to avoid wasting fifty Jewish teenagers. Steven Pressman introduced the Kraus's rescue venture to existence in his acclaimed HBO documentary, 50 Children. during this e-book, he expands upon the tale comparable within the hour-long movie, providing extra historic element and context to supply a wealthy, complete portrait of this usual couple and their impressive actions.

    Drawing from Eleanor Kraus's unpublished memoir, infrequent old files, and interviews with greater than a dozen of the surviving kids, and illustrated with interval images, archival fabrics, and memorabilia, 50 Children is a amazing story of non-public braveness and effective heroism that gives a clean, special perception right into a severe interval of history.

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