Military - World War II


  • The "Final Solution" in Riga

    By Andrej Angrick

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780857456014
    • Publisher: Berghahn Books
    • Published: January 2012
    Ghetto, forced labor camp, concentration camp: All of the elements of the National Socialists' policies of annihilation were to be found in Riga. This first analysis of the Riga ghetto and the nearby camps of Salaspils and Jungfernhof addresses all aspects of German occupation policy during the Second World War. Drawing upon a broad array of sources that includes previously inaccessible Soviet archives, postwar criminal investigations, and trial records of alleged perpetrators, and the records of the Society of Survivors of the Riga Ghetto, the authors have produced an in-depth study of the Riga ghetto that never loses sight of the Latvian capital's place within the overall design of Nazi policy and the all-of-Europe dimension of the Holocaust.NOMINATED FOR THE RAPHAEL LEMKIN AWARD BY THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF GENOCIDE"With its …[over thousand] detailed and expansive footnotes drawing on twenty-four different archive collections in eight countries and three continents and an enormous secondary literature, this is one of the best researched regional studies of the Holocaust ever to appear. It is helped by the fact that the authors are also always so cognizant of what was happening elsewhere in Europe at the same time and thus frequently draw out the relationship between seemingly haphazard local decisions and trends across Europe…Indeed, the way in which the book 'makes sense' of complex institutional behavior is at times breathtaking…The precision in the detail and the scope of the contextualization make this one of the more important works to appear on the Holocaust in recent years." · English Historical Review"This very readable and well documented study fills an important gap in the Holocaust literature: it offers insight into the microcosm reflecting the entire terrifying and murderous scenario of the SS State." · Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung"[This] excellent study of the Riga ghetto, informed by Eastern European sources and available now in English translation, provides a precise and ghastly description of what [the liquidation] meant for the local Jews. With laudable thoroughness, they describe the organized shooting of Jews, the first form of industrial-scale mass murder." · The New York Review of Books
  • The "Good War" in American Memory

    By John Bodnar

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781421405827
    The "Good War" in American Memory dispels the long-held myth that Americans forged an agreement on why they had to fight in World War II. John Bodnar's sociocultural examination of the vast public debate that took place in the United States over the war's meaning reveals that the idea of the "good war" was highly contested."This engaging and well-written book addresses not just World War II but... war remembrance more generally."-- Cercles"Bodnar provides a corrective lens for those whose recent myopia accepts the celebratory effect of... traditional treatments of American participation in World War II... What Bodnar has adamantly recovered is the faded suffering of family members whose loved ones were buried overseas or never found, and the memories of veterans who could not escape the confusion and frustration."-- Journal of American History"Show[s] movingly and with great care how the history of emotion is embedded in the history of war and point[s] the way to future scholarship with authority and conviction. That is no mean achievement."-- American Historical Review
  • '44: In Combat from Normandy to the Ardennes

    By Charles Whiting

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780880291897
    • Publisher: Military Heritage Press
    • Published: January 1984
  • 'A' Force: The Origins of British Deception During the Second World War

    By Whitney T. Bendeck

    Our Price: $45.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781612512334
    • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
    • Published: October 2013
  • The 'Magic' Background of Pearl Harbor, in Eight Volumes

    By Department of Defense

    Our Price: $80.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110100480
    • Publisher: Department of Defense
    • Published: 1977
    Five volumes with separately bound appendices for volumes II, III, and IV.
  • 'The Good War': An Oral History of World War II

    By Studs Terkel

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781565843431
    • Publisher: The New Press
    • Published: January 1997
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Terkel talks to Americans, both famous and obscure, about their contrasting, not always golden, memories of the war that shaped their lives, World War II. 590p.
  • 'The Good War': An Oral History of World War Two

    By Studs Terkel

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394531038
    • Publisher: Pantheon
    • Published: September 1984
    The dean of oral history evokes the innocent idealism, as well as the terror and horror, of ordinary Americans at home and abroad during World War II
  • 1,000 Days on the River Kwai: The Secret Diary of a British Camp Commandant

    By Cary Owtram

    Our Price: $16.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781473897809
    • Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
    • Published: August 2017
  • 11 Days In December : Christmas At the Bulge, 1944

    By Stanley Weintraub

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780743287104
    • Publisher: Free Press
    • Published: November 2006
    'How would you like to die for Christmas?' This was the ominous message the German blared across GI lines on a loudspeaker in December of 1944, as the infamous Battle of the Bulge neared its dramatic finale. This Christmas season held many vital conflicts that would eventually ensure an Allied victory: Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe refused to surrender Belgian; General Patton's much-needed reinforcements finally arrived; and a Christmas day dawnedthat would change the world forever. In '11 Days in December,' renowned historian Stanley Weintraub brings to vivid life this bloody holiday season and the history of the Battle of the Bulge as it has never been told before.
  • 11 Days In December: Christmas at the Bulge, 1944

    By Stanley Weintraub

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780451223173
    • Publisher: Penguin USA
    • Published: August 2007
    An account of the 1944 Battle of the Bulge between Allied forces and Hitler's surviving army describes how Germany surprised Eisenhower's generals by breaking through Allied lines in the Ardennes Forest, sparking a brutal ten-day conflict that proved pivotal to the war's outcome. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
  • 110th Aaa: Driving Hitler's Crawlin' Coffin

    By Lonnie R. Speer

    Our Price: $32.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781425705992
    • Publisher: Xlibris Corp
    • Published: March 2006
  • The 12th SS: The History of the Hitler Youth Panzer Division Volume I

    By Hubert Meyer

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811731980
    • Publisher: Stackpole Books
    • Published: May 2005
    The defining work on Hitler's elite fanatical boy soldiers Written by the division's former chief of staff Volume one details all aspects of the division's history with a balanced mix of both tactical and strategic accounts, including the creation and training of these teenage warriors and their baptism of fire in the Normandy campaign in World War II.
  • 15 Stars: Eisenhower, Macarthur, Marshall: Three Generals Who Saved the American Century

    By Stanley Weintraub

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780743275279
    • Publisher: FREE PRESS
    • Published: June 2007
    During World War II, three five-star generals distinguished themselves as major players in the war and in history. George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Douglas MacArthur, sometimes in opposition to one another, other times supporting and protecting one another, inspired millions and led exciting, influential, and suprisingly interconnected lives. In '15 Stars,' acclaimed biographer Stanley Weintraub examines the intersecting lives of these three great men, revealing the personalities behind the public images while offering a birds-eye view of some of the most crucial events of the twentieth century.
  • 1938: Hitler's Gamble

    By Giles MacDonogh

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465022052
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: May 2011
    Using recently unearthed archival material, Giles MacDonogh reveals the true texture of life in Germany in 1938, offering a gripping account of the year Hitler came into his own and set the world on an unbending trajectory to a cataclysmic war. Over the course of twelve months, Hitler secured dictatorial power, brought Germany into line with Nazi ideology, and revealed his belligerent plans to take back part of “Greater Germany” lost in WWI. Notes, Index. Illus., b&w photos. 324p.
  • 1939: Countdown to War

    By Richard Overy

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670022090
    • Publisher: Viking Adult
    • Published: September 2010
    A leading historian re-creates the final hours of peace in Europe. On August 24, 1939, the world held its collective breath as Hitler and Stalin signed the now infamous nonaggression pact, signaling an imminent invasion of Poland and daring Western Europe to respond.