D-Day Encyclopedia: Everything You Want to Know About the Normandy Invasion (World War II Collection)

By Barrett Tillman

This precise encyclopedia presents certain entries for every little thing you ever desired to learn about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. equipped alphabetically, the entries provide targeted descriptions of guns, gear, divisions, air and naval devices, geography, terminology, personalities, and extra. each Allied department that crossed the English Channel on June 6, 1944 has its personal directory as do the foremost Axis divisions that fought them. short biographies of significant army and political leaders on either side offer a convenient who is who of the crusade. The ebook additionally comprises entries for similar pop culture: GI slang, the simplest video clips approximately D-Day, and significant writers resembling Stephen Ambrose and Cornelius Ryan. Cross-references make the publication effortless to take advantage of. With thousands of entries, The D-Day Encyclopedia is an essential reference software for heritage buffs and nice looking for readers who need to know extra approximately international warfare II.

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Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

By John W. Dower

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the 1999 nationwide e-book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim publication Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W. Dower's superb exam of Japan within the instant, shattering aftermath of worldwide battle II.

Drawing on an enormous variety of eastern resources and illustrated with dozens of surprising documentary pictures, Embracing Defeat is the fullest and most vital historical past of the greater than six years of yank career, which affected each point of eastern society, frequently in methods neither part may well count on. Dower, whom Stephen E. Ambrose has known as "America's most excellent historian of the second one international warfare within the Pacific," provides us the wealthy and turbulent interaction among West and East, the victor and the vanquished, in a fashion by no means earlier than tried, from top-level manipulations in regards to the destiny of Emperor Hirohito to the hopes and fears of guys and ladies in each stroll of existence. Already considered as the benchmark in its box, Embracing Defeat is a piece of titanic scholarship and historical past of the first actual order. John W. Dower is the Elting E. Morison Professor of heritage on the Massachusetts Institute of know-how. he's a winner of the nationwide e-book Critics Circle Award for War with no Mercy. seventy five illustrations and map

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Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour

By Lynne Olson

The acclaimed writer of Troublesome younger males reveals the behind-the-scenes tale of ways the us solid its wartime alliance with Britain, informed from the viewpoint of 3 key American gamers in London: Edward R. Murrow, the good-looking, chain-smoking head of CBS information in Europe; Averell Harriman, the hard-driving millionaire who ran FDR’s Lend-Lease software in London; and John Gilbert Winant, the shy, idealistic U.S. ambassador to Britain. each one guy shaped shut ties with Winston Churchill—so a lot in order that all turned romantically concerned with participants of the leading minister’s family members. Drawing from various fundamental assets, Lynne Olson skillfully depicts the dramatic own trips of those males who, decided to save lots of Britain from Hitler, helped persuade a wary Franklin Roosevelt and reluctant American public to again the British at a serious time. Deeply human, brilliantly researched, and wonderfully written, Citizens of London is a brand new triumph from an writer quickly turning into one of many best in her box.

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Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife

By Francine Prose

“A definitive, deeply relocating inquiry into the lifetime of the younger, imperiled artist, and a masterful exegesis of Diary of a tender Girl…Extraordinary testimony to the ability of literature and compassion” –Booklist (starred review)

In Anne Frank: The publication, the lifestyles, the Afterlife, Francine Prose, writer of Reading Like a Writer, deftly parses the artistry, ambition, and enduring effect of Anne Frank’s liked vintage, The Diary of a tender Girl. licensed via either the Anne Frank condo origin in Amsterdam and the Anne Frank-Fonds in Basel, run by way of the Frank kin, this paintings of literary feedback unravels the advanced, attention-grabbing tale of the diary and successfully makes the case for it being a piece of artwork from a precociously talented author.

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The Liberation Trilogy Box Set

By Rick Atkinson

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The definitive chronicle of the Allied triumph in Europe in the course of international conflict II, Rick Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy is now jointly in a single boxed set

The military at Dawn

The Day of Battle

Guns eventually Light

From the struggle in North Africa to the Invasion of Normandy, the Liberation Trilogy recounts the tough fought battles that ended in Allied victory in international struggle II. Pulitzer Prize-winning and ny occasions bestselling writer Rick Atkinson brings nice drama and delightful aspect to the retelling of those battles and provides existence to a forged of characters, from the Allied leaders to rifleman in wrestle. His accomplishment is enormous: the Liberation Trilogy is the main vividly instructed, brilliantly researched global warfare II narrative so far.

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A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II

In a brand new version that includes a brand new preface, an international of palms continues to be a vintage of worldwide historical past. extensively hailed as a masterpiece, this quantity continues to be the 1st historical past of worldwide conflict II to supply a very international account of the warfare that encompassed six continents. beginning with the alterations that restructured Europe and its colonies following the 1st international battle, Gerhard Weinberg sheds new gentle on each element of global struggle II. activities of the Axis, the Allies, and the Neutrals are coated in each theater of the conflict. extra importantly, the worldwide nature of the struggle is tested, with new insights into how occasions in a single nook of the realm helped impact occasions in usually far-off parts.

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To Keep the British Isles Afloat: FDR’s Men in Churchill’s London, 1941

By Thomas Parrish

An inside of examine the paintings and adventures of Harry Hopkins and Averell Harriman within the construction of history's such a lot extraordinary overseas partnership

After the autumn of France in June 1940, London turned the heart of worldwide political theater. For the U.S. president, the very important query used to be: might Britain, with American aid, carry out opposed to the may of Nazi Germany? whereas maintaining the U.S. formally impartial, Franklin D. Roosevelt devised an unparalleled procedure, resulting in the progressive suggestion of lend-lease. yet was once Winston Churchill—famous as a speechmaker yet looked via many as a reckless flesh presser and probably a drunk—a strong guess? to discover the reply, Roosevelt dispatched his closest affiliate, Harry Hopkins, to Britain on a project. Hopkins's endorsement of Churchill positioned an finish to FDR's doubts, and with the passage of the Lend-Lease Act the president despatched Averell Harriman, a filthy rich financier and entrepreneur, to London "to maintain the British Isles afloat." For Harriman, the task grew to become out to be the good event of a striking life.

Filled with bright info and nice storytelling, To continue the British Isles Afloat explores the still-misunderstood beginnings of the original Anglo-American alliance in international struggle II, providing an fascinating new examine Roosevelt's pondering and a clean point of view at the courting among the president and the leading minister.

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2nd Armored Division: "Hell on Wheels" (Spearhead 10)

By Steven Smith

Spearhead sequence; This sequence seems to be on the innovative of warfare, and offers completely with devices able to working independently within the vanguard of conflict. each one quantity within the sequence examines the selected unit's origins and historical past, its company and order of conflict, its conflict heritage theatre by way of theatre, its insignia and markings. additionally lined are biographies of an important commanders of every unit. each one identify ends with an overview of unit effectiveness - as obvious through the unit itself, by means of its rivals and within the mild of more moderen ancient learn. The books additionally comprise a close reference part with a serious biography, a list of proper museums and websites, plus information regarding re-enactment teams and memoriais. US 2d Armored department; the U.S. second Armored department, nicknamed 'Hell on Wheels', fought with contrast within the eu Theatre of Operations and used to be the 1st US department to arrive the Elbe and to go into Berlin. It was once commanded by way of the charismatic Major-General George S Patton Jr from January 1941 to February 1942. parts of second Armored first observed motion in North Africa, touchdown at Casablanca, eight November 1942, and later playing the scuffling with at Bela, Tunisia, however the department as entire didn't input wrestle until eventually the invasion of Sicily, the place it played good. After the Sicillan crusade, the department expert in England for the invasion of Normandy, touchdown on D+3, and going into motion close to Carentan; it can pass directly to play an important position within the Falaise hole battles, for this reason racing throughout France via Balgium and into Germany at Schimmert on 18 September 1944. The department additionally performed a big function throughout the Ardennes offensive, blunting the German 5th Panzer Army's penetration of yankee traces and occurring to lessen the Bulge in January. The 2d crossed the Rhine on 27 March and used to be the 1st US department to arrive the Elbe at Schonebeck on eleven April.

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Tobruk 1941: Rommel's opening move (Campaign)

By Jon Latimer

Osprey's exam of 1 of the epic battles of the barren region battle of worldwide battle II (1939-1945). In March 1941, with Wavell's British troops having routed the Italians from Cyrenaica, basic Erwin Rommel arrived in Tripoli to command the Deutsches Afrikakorps. Over the subsequent years the Afrikakorps and its commander could turn into mythical. In his first offensive, Rommel swept around the desolate tract, using the British again to the Egyptian frontier and taking pictures a lot of the second Armoured department within the technique. One thorn remained in his part - the important port of Tobruk endured to withstand. If it might carry out Rommel's offensive should be halted. Wavell recommended basic Morshead and his garrison of 30,000 made up our minds Australians to carry in any respect fee.

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