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181 KUKLICK, BRUCE. The Fighting Sullivans: How Hollywood And The Military Make Heroes.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2016. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In November of 1942, the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, were killed when a Japanese torpedo sank their ship during the most ferocious naval engagement fought in the South Pacific. The family's loss, the most extraordinary for the United States in its military history, was immortalized—and valorized—in the 1944 film The Fighting Sullivans. This book tells the story of how calamity, with the help of Hollywood and the wartime publicity machine, transformed a family of marginal and disreputable young men, intensely disliked in their hometown, into heroes. The Sullivan boys joined the armed forces after Pearl Harbor, and the US Navy accepted that they would all serve on one ship, the light cruiser USS Juneau. The five brothers gave the navy great publicity, but when the ship went down and survivors were not rescued, the service faced a serious problem. The Fighting Sullivans examines the campaign that followed, as the navy and its partners in Hollywood turned a tragedy of errors into a public relations victory. Bruce Kuklick shows how the myth of the Sullivan family was created using bits and pieces of real events, but with twists that turned the boys into superhumans and their beleaguered parents into self-sacrificing patriots. He explores the close relationship between Hollywood studios and the military, which aimed to boost morale and support for the war. "This is a much-needed collective biography of a classic World War II story. It blends traditional biography with important concepts of memory. It clearly adds to our understanding of the important period and the efforts of the government and media to create heroes and write the story of the 'Greatest Generation.' Highly recommended. " —Kyle Longley, author of The Morenci Marines: A Tale of Small Town America and the Vietnam War "Who gets celebrated as a "hero," and why? The Fighting Sullivans probes such questions by tracing the creation and renewal of mass media and popular stories about the Sullivans. An engrossing and timely book!" —Emily S. Rosenberg, author of A Date Which Will Live: Pearl Harbor and American Memory See all reviews... A study in mythmaking, The Fighting Sullivans offers a behind-the-scenes look at the manufacture of heroes in twentieth-century wartime America. About the Author Bruce Kuklick is Nichols Professor of American History Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania. He is most recently the author, with Emmanuel Gerard, of Death in the Congo. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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182 LA FARGE, HENRY (EDITOR). Lost Treasures Of Europe.
Pantheon Books, 1946. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Library discard. Reading copy. Water has caused warping of front cover and staining of the edges of pages. Otherwise intact and readable and the photos are undamaged. 
The first comprehensive survey of the great cultural monuments of Europe which were either partially or totally destroyed in World War Two. Contains 427 photographs. 
Price: 8.12 USD
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183 LATTIMER, M.D. SC.D., JOHN K. Hitler's Fatal Sickness And Other Secrets Of The Nazi Leaders: Why Hitler " Threw Victory Away ".
Hippocrene Books, New York: 1999. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
An American physician, Dr. John K. Lattimer, attended, observed and spoke on a personal basis with the 22 top Nazi leaders on trial at Nuremberg. For the first time, he now shares revelations gleaned from conversations about life -- and death -- at the highest levels of the Third Reich, not to mention the relationship each defendant had with Adolf Hitler. Throughout the chapters are hundreds of photographs, many never before published, of documents and artifacts belonging to Hitler, Goring, and other Nazis. Includes an Index. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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184 LAWSON, DON. An Album Of World War II Home Fronts.
Franklin Watts, New York: 1980. 0531015041 / 9780531015049 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good reading copy. Library discard. Cover is faded and worn. 

Price: 4.75 USD
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185 LE TISSIER, TONY. Farewell To Spandau.
Ashford, Buchan and Enright, Leatherhead: 1994. 1852532874 / 9781852532871 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
The last British Governor of Spandau Allied Prison puts the records straight about the final years of Rudolph Hess's life, and his ultimate suicide while in Allied custody. Includes an Index. 
Price: 105.93 USD
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186 LE TISSIER, TONY. Farewell To Spandau.
Ashford, Buchan and Enright, Leatherhead: 1994. 1852532874 / 9781852532871 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
The last British Governor of Spandau Allied Prison puts the record straight about the final years of Rudolph Hess's life, and his ultimate suicide while in Allied custody. Includes an Index. 
Price: 108.06 USD
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187 LEE, CYRUS A. Soldat Volume 11 C: The World War II German Reenactor Guide To Combat Uniforms & Equipment.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula. 1575100886 / 9781575100883 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The WWII German reenactor guide and combat uniform & equipment reproductions. 194 b/w and 16 color photos. 
Price: 15.15 USD
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188 LEE, CYRUS A. Soldat Volume III: The World War II German Army Combat Uniform Collector's Handbook.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula: 1998. 0929521463 / 9780929521466 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Equipping the German Army Foot Soldier in Europe, 1944-1945. 124 photos, 12 color pages. 
Price: 12.54 USD
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189 LEE, CYRUS A. Soldat Volume Xi: The World War II German Army Combat Uniform Collector's Handbook.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula. 0929521943 / 9780929521947 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Uniforms and Insignia of The Reproductions of The Postwar Years. 200 black and white photos, 16 color pages. 
Price: 15.39 USD
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190 LEE, CYRUS A. Soldat Volume Xi: The World War II German Army Combat Uniform Collector's Handbook.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula. 0929521943 / 9780929521947 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Uniforms and Insignia of The Reproductions of The Postwar Years. 200 black and white photos, 16 color pages. 
Price: 15.15 USD
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191 LINDBERGH, CHARLES A. The Wartime Journals Of Charles A. Lindbergh.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York: 1970. 0151946256 / 9780151946259 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good reading copy with wear and tear to DJ. 
A detailed personal record of events from the time of the German invasion of Austria to Lindbergh's visits to postwar Europe's ruined cities. Includes an Index. 
Price: 19.24 USD
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192 LINDERMAN, A.R.B. Rediscovering Irregular Warfare: Colin Gubbins And The Origins Of Britain's Special Operations Executive.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2016. Volume 52 in Campaigns & Commanders. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE), which conducted sabotage campaigns and supported resistance movements in Axis-occupied Europe and in Asia, is often described as Winston Churchill's brainchild. But as A. R. B. Linderman reveals in this engrossing history, the real genius behind Britain's clandestine warriors was Colin Gubbins, a British officer who forged the SOE by drawing on lessons learned in irregular conflicts around the world. Following Gubbins through operations he studied and participated in, Linderman maps the evolution of the SOE from its origins to its doctrine to its becoming a critical institution. Part biography, part intellectual and organizational history, Rediscovering Irregular Warfare is the first book to explore the origins of a substantial force in the Allies' victory in World War II. Although popular history holds that Britain entered World War II with no prior knowledge of or experience with underground warfare, Rediscovering Irregular Warfare tells us otherwise. Linderman finds ample precedent in the clearly documented work of Gubbins and his fellow clandestine organizers. He traces Gubbins's career from 1914 through World War I and such irregular conflicts as the Allied intervention in Russia, the Irish Revolution, and conflicts in British India. To these firsthand experiences, Gubbins added the insights of colleagues who had served with him and in Iraq, as well as what he learned from the Second Anglo-Boer War, the Arab Revolt led by T. E. Lawrence, the German guerrilla war in East Africa, the revolt in Palestine between the world wars, the Spanish Civil War, and the Second Sino-Japanese War. The two booklets that Gubbins wrote based on his accumulated knowledge offered the first synthesis of British unconventional warfare doctrine: practical guides that emphasized the centrality of local populations; the collection, protection, and use of intelligence; the necessity of cooperating with conventional forces; and the use of speed, surprise, and escape in ambush operations. In 1940, when Gubbins joined the newly created SOE, the experience and know-how codified in his guides formed the basis of Britain's approach to irregular warfare. The history of the SOE's doctrinal origins is Colin Gubbins's story. By telling that story, Rediscovering Irregular Warfare amplifies and clarifies our understanding of the Second World War—and of doctrines of unconventional warfare in the twentieth century. A. R. B. Linderman is a historian of modern Britain and the British Empire. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Texas A&M University. "Aaron Linderman has drawn from an impressive array of primary sources to trace the institutional development of irregular warfare in the years prior to World War II and as England deployed it against the Axis Powers during the war. By linking the development of Britain's Special Operations Executive with the life and work of Major General Sir Colin Gubbins, Linderman shows the central role Gubbins played in the development of modern intelligence gathering and special operations. Insightful and valuable."—William H. Kautt, author of Ground Truths: British Army Operations in the Irish War of Independence and Ambushes and Armour: The Irish Rebellion, 1919-1921 "A. R. B. Linderman has written a valuable book about Special Operations Executive (SOE) chief Colin Gubbins's career development and pre-World War II study of irregular warfare. Linderman answers the critical question of how Gubbins tailored SOE to fight its brand of warfare, making Rediscovering Irregular Warfare a must-read for serious students of World War II special operations."—Troy J. Sacquety, author of The OSS in Burma: Jungle War against the Japanese and Behind the Japanese Lines in Burma 
Price: 28.45 USD
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193 LIPPINCOTT, LT. COL. BENJAMIN E.; KENNEY, GENERAL GEORGE C. (FOREWORD); LAESSIG, STAFF SGT. ROBERT A. (PAINTINGS). From Fiji Through The Philippines With The Thirteenth Air Force.
Newsfoto Publishing Co., San Angelo: 1948. First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Portray the life and chief activities of the Thirteenth Air Force as it took part in the air offensive against Japan. This book is a history of the island warfare as it was fought by the Thirteenth over the vast water spaces of the South and Southwest Pacific. It is designed primarily to follow the combat operations as they were conducted from island bases. The history is carried down to V-J Day. 
Price: 115.85 USD
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194 LORD, WALTER. Day Of Infamy.
Henry Holt and Company, New York: 1957. Book Club Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Sunday, December 7, 1941 -- a day no one will ever forget -- the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Now, a book has been written that does full justice to the epic events of that incredible day. Includes an Index. ". . . a magnificent job of re-creative chronicling, enthralling from the first word to the last." -- The Atlantic 
Price: 7.55 USD
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195 LORD, WALTER. Incredible Victory.
Burford Books, Short Hills: 1967, 1568658672 / 9781568658674 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 23.51 USD
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196 LUKACS, JOHN. Five Days In London: May 1940.
Yale University Press, New Haven: 2001. s Softcover. Like New. 
The days from May 24 to May 28, 1940 altered the course of the history of this century, as the members of the British War Cabinet debated whether to negotiate with Hitler or to continue the war. The decisive importance of these five days is the focus of John Lukacs's magisterial new book. Lukacs takes us hour by hour into the critical unfolding of events at 10 Downing Street, where Churchill and the members of his cabinet were painfully considering their war responsibilities. We see how the military disasters taking place on the Continent—particularly the plight of the nearly 400,000 British soldiers bottled up in Dunkirk—affected Churchill's fragile political situation, for he had been prime minister only a fortnight and was regarded as impetuous and hotheaded even by many of his own party. Lukacs also investigates the mood of the British people, drawing on newspaper and Mass-Observation reports that show how the citizenry, though only partly informed about the dangers that faced them, nevertheless began to support Churchill's determination to stand fast. Other historians have dealt with Churchill's difficulties during this period, using the partial revelations of certain memoirs and private and public papers. But Lukacs is the first to convey the drama and importance of these days, and he does so in a compelling narrative that combines deep knowledge with high literary style. John Lukacs was professor of history at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, until his recent retirement and has been visiting professor at many universities. He is the author of twenty-one books, among them The Hitler of History, The Duel, The End of the Twentieth Century and The End of the Modern Age (which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize), and the most recent, A Thread of Years, also published by Yale University Press. He is the recipient of numerous academic honors and awards. "Nobody has done more than John Lukacs to turn the short history book into an art form. His masterpiece, Five Days in London, 1940, was immediately recognized as a modern classic. The wonderful clarity of his thought led directly to the clarity of his prose. Lukacs, an American professor of Hungarian birth and the author of nearly 30 works, is undoubtedly one of the wisest thinkers on the period."—Antony Beevor, Toronto Globe & Mail "John Lukacs is one of the most original and profound of contemporary thinkers."—Paul Fussell "A page-turner. . . . Painstaking, meticulous, and fascinating."—America 
Price: 13.97 USD
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197 LUKACS, JOHN. Five Days In London: May 1940.
Yale University Press, New Haven: 2001. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The days from May 24 to May 28, 1940 altered the course of the history of this century, as the members of the British War Cabinet debated whether to negotiate with Hitler or to continue the war. The decisive importance of these five days is the focus of John Lukacs's magisterial new book. Lukacs takes us hour by hour into the critical unfolding of events at 10 Downing Street, where Churchill and the members of his cabinet were painfully considering their war responsibilities. We see how the military disasters taking place on the Continent—particularly the plight of the nearly 400,000 British soldiers bottled up in Dunkirk—affected Churchill's fragile political situation, for he had been prime minister only a fortnight and was regarded as impetuous and hotheaded even by many of his own party. Lukacs also investigates the mood of the British people, drawing on newspaper and Mass-Observation reports that show how the citizenry, though only partly informed about the dangers that faced them, nevertheless began to support Churchill's determination to stand fast. Other historians have dealt with Churchill's difficulties during this period, using the partial revelations of certain memoirs and private and public papers. But Lukacs is the first to convey the drama and importance of these days, and he does so in a compelling narrative that combines deep knowledge with high literary style. John Lukacs was professor of history at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, until his recent retirement and has been visiting professor at many universities. He is the author of twenty-one books, among them The Hitler of History, The Duel, The End of the Twentieth Century and The End of the Modern Age (which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize), and the most recent, A Thread of Years, also published by Yale University Press. He is the recipient of numerous academic honors and awards. "Nobody has done more than John Lukacs to turn the short history book into an art form. His masterpiece, Five Days in London, 1940, was immediately recognized as a modern classic. The wonderful clarity of his thought led directly to the clarity of his prose. Lukacs, an American professor of Hungarian birth and the author of nearly 30 works, is undoubtedly one of the wisest thinkers on the period."—Antony Beevor, Toronto Globe & Mail "John Lukacs is one of the most original and profound of contemporary thinkers."—Paul Fussell "A page-turner. . . . Painstaking, meticulous, and fascinating."—America 
Price: 13.30 USD
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198 MACDONALD, CHARLES B. A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story Of The Battle Of The Bulge.
Bantam Books, Toronto: 1985. 0553342266 / 9780553342260 First Bantam Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A masterful acomplishment, providing fresh perspectives and dramatic insights into one of the greatest battles in history. Includes an Index. 
Price: 5.93 USD
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199 MACDONALD, CHARLES B. Company Commander.
Infantry Journal Press, Washington: 1947. First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. 
A biographical tract written by a member of the Infantry detailing life in the Infantry. 
Price: 56.53 USD
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200 MACINTYRE, DONALD. The Naval War Against Hitler.
Charles Scrbner Sons, New York: 1971. Book Club Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition book club edition. 
Details the Allied/Axis naval strategy in the Atlantic, Arctic and Mediterranean Oceans. Includes major battles and duels with U-Boats. Includes an Index. 
Price: 10.02 USD
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