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101 CUTLER, THOMAS J. The Battle Of Leyte Gulf 23-26 October 1944.
Naval Institute Presss, Annapolis: 2001. 1557502439 / 9781557502438 Bluejacket Books Seventh Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
The Battle of Leyte Gulf, the last great naval battle of World War II, is remembered as the biggest naval battle ever fought anywhere. Every facet of naval warfare was involved in the struggle that engaged some two hundred thousand men and 282 American, Japanese, and Australian ships over more than a hundred thousand square miles of sea. Thomas J. Cutler captures the milieu, analyzes the strategy and tactics employed, and re-creates the experiences of the participants - from seaman to admiral - and a cast of characters including Halsey, Nimitz, Ozawa, MacArthur, and Roosevelt. Includes an Index. "Sparkles with authority and authenticity . . . yet is accessible to the layman." - Chicago Tribune 
Price: 20.09 USD
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102 D'ESTE, CARLO. Decision In Normandy.
Konecky & Konecky, Old Saybrook: 1568522606 / 9781568522609 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished papers, de-classified documents, diaries, and personal interviews, Carlo D'Este has written the first full account of what actually happened in Normandy - how the campaign went wrong and how it was eventually won. Step-by-step the reader is taken through the Normandy campaign from the earliest days aftr Dunkirk when Churchill first considered the idea of a cross-Channel invasion of France, to the key battles that determined the the outcome, with maps explaining clearly the strategy and logistics of each battle. Includes an Index. 
Price: 17.56 USD
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103 DAVIS, FRANKLIN M.; EDITORS OF TIME-LIFE BOOKS. Across The Rhine: World War II.
Time-Life Books, Alexandria: 1980. 0809425440 / 9780809425440 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 9.03 USD
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104 DAVIS, KENNETH S.; GANNETT, LEWIS (EDITOR). Experience Of War: The United States In World War II.
Doubleday & Company, Garden City: 1965. Mainstream of America Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but dustjacket is worn and has some tears. 
With the precision and flexibility of a brilliantly handled camera, this book captures both the panoramic outline and the individual shapes of America's participation in World Ear II. The narrative sweeps through the Coral Sea, as the first completely carrier-based battle in history is initiated by a mistaken Japanese report; or stops to record a shirt-sleeved Wendell Willkie on the eve of the 1940 Presidential election. The story is sometimes awesome, sometimes brutal, sometimes even wryly humorous - but always immediate.Includes an Index. 
Price: 12.07 USD
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105 DAWES, JAMES. Evil Men.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Drawing on firsthand interviews with convicted war criminals from the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). James Dawes leads us by turns into the frightening territory where soldiers perpetrated some of the worst crimes imaginable. "This extraordinary book is by turns horrifying, enraging, and disturbing." - Noah R. Feldman, Harvard Law School 
Price: 24.65 USD
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106 DAWES, JAMES. Evil Men.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2014. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Presented with accounts of genocide and torture, we ask how people could bring themselves to commit such horrendous acts. A searching meditation on our all-too-human capacity for inhumanity, Evil Men confronts atrocity head-on—how it looks and feels, what motivates it, how it can be stopped. Drawing on firsthand interviews with convicted war criminals from the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945), James Dawes leads us into the frightening territory where soldiers perpetrated some of the worst crimes imaginable: murder, torture, rape, medical experimentation on living subjects. Transcending conventional reporting and commentary, Dawes's narrative weaves together unforgettable segments from the interviews with consideration of the troubling issues they raise. Telling the personal story of his journey to Japan, Dawes also lays bare the cultural misunderstandings and ethical compromises that at times called the legitimacy of his entire project into question. For this book is not just about the things war criminals do. It is about what it is like, and what it means, to befriend them. Do our stories of evil deeds make a difference? Can we depict atrocity without sensational curiosity? Anguished and unflinchingly honest, as eloquent as it is raw and painful, Evil Men asks hard questions about the most disturbing capabilities human beings possess, and acknowledges that these questions may have no comforting answers. James Dawes is Professor of English and Director of the Program in Human Rights and Humanitarianism at Macalester College. "James Dawes's commendable new book, Evil Men, reflects, carefully and nervously, on the subject of human cruelty… For anyone interested in the bloody horizons of the human condition, it makes for essential reading."—Christopher Byrd, The Washington Post "Dawes juxtaposes the soldiers' stories with a discussion of our own approach to contemporary war crimes, and although he doesn't draw them explicitly, unsettling parallels emerge… As Evil Men eloquently attests, describing atrocities does not make them any more comprehensible. Nor, in trying to understand them, do we make them any more forgivable."—Andrew Stark, The Times Literary Supplement "Evil Men explores the causes and effects of human wickedness. At its heart is a series of interviews that James Dawes conducted with a group of Japanese war criminals who fought in the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-45… While he attempts to understand people for whom bayonetting civilians was something between an initiation rite and a training exercise, he also fears that understanding will trivialize what happened… It is because Dawes finds no ethical resting place that his relentlessly honest book is a moral act of the highest order. Required reading."—Raymond Tallis, Prospect "[An] unsettlingly brilliant book."—Brian Bethune, Maclean's "Ranging across philosophy, literature and social science, Evil Men deploys a variety of sources—Augustine's account of evil as the privation of good; Thomas Hardy's poetry on the 'Vast Imbecility' that seems to inhere in the nature of things; and sociological studies of police torturers, among others—to produce a careful and sensitive exploration of some of the many different questions, not all answerable, that are posed by the 'problem of evil.'"—John Gray, Literary Review "Fascinating, original, and moving… We probably won't solve the problem of evil by thinking about it. But we certainly won't solve it by not thinking about it—and that is a good reason to read this remarkable book."—Douglas Kerr, The South China Morning Post "Evil Men is painful to read. Horror and terror are etched into every page. Atrocities are reflected upon—sometimes calmly; other times with cold fury. The book's author, James Dawes, forces us to think carefully about the ethics of telling stories—true ones—about acts of staggering cruelty. Disturbingly, it is a book about friendship, too. When we are brought face to face with men who raped, tortured and murdered men, women and children, where should we look? Straight into their eyes, he advises… A complex, albeit totally absorbing and brilliant book."—Joanna Bourke, Times Higher Education "Dawes approaches the topic in impressive turns as social scientist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, and human rights activist. His process of digging into the subject matter is intensely deliberate, always maintaining an assiduously respectful distance and an unwavering eye on the delicacy inherent in a public discussion about and with the perpetrators of heinous violence… The interviews accost us with their simple horror, and they make Evil Men a difficult book to read. One wants to quickly dash away stark images of children shot or women raped… Dawes has led us down the path of ethical inquiry, but after events like the marathon bombings, experience reminds us how difficult it is to talk about such horror in a way that conveys the full weight of our feelings. Language always falls short. There will never be comprehension; only a noble try."—Geoffrey Young, Brooklyn Rail "In reading this text, in experiencing these stories, in reveling in these histories as we work our way into the center of them and then attempt to find our way back, our own hands are bloodied too."—Legacy Russell, Guernica "Powerful and unusually told, the book raises questions that resist easy answers."—Publishers Weekly "This extraordinary book is by turns horrifying, enraging, and disturbing. Dawes both brings us into the thought world of criminals against humanity and simultaneously reminds us of the impossibility of entering anyone's mind with any kind of confidence. Evil Men grapples with the impossible challenge of making meaning of what it sees; but most important, Dawes's gaze never wavers."—Noah R. Feldman, Harvard Law School "Evil Men lies well outside the boundaries of established academic discourse, and the form of the book is extraordinary in many ways. James Dawes not only probes the depths of the human capacity for atrocity, but also explores in an altogether original and nearly unrepeatable way the human capacity for sympathy or empathy with those whose acts have placed them beyond the pale of civilized society."—Geoffrey Harpham, National Humanities Center "James Dawes writes a deep, broad meditation on violence from Arendt to Zimbardo, from atrocity to forgiveness, the paradoxes of representation and the tears of war, sincere and otherwise. These Japanese men tell disturbing stories that will not let one go. While capturing their motives with a social scientist's eye for causality, Dawes draws out the violent particulars with a novelist's eye for personal meaning, self-care, and philosophical significance. This is a rare achievement. There are less than one hundred and fifty cases where torturers speak fully in their own words, and none that are written with such literary self-consciousness."—Darius Rejali, author of Torture and Democracy 
Price: 15.39 USD
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107 DE SEVERSKY, MAJOR ALEXANDER P. Victory Through Air Power.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1943. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
Tells how America can wind World War II. It shows how air power has won all the crucial battles to date. It explains why the United States is ideally equipped to use that weapon and take the offensive against the Allies. 
Price: 7.55 USD
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108 DEAN, PETER J. Macarthur's Coalition: Us And Australian Military Operations In The Southwest Pacific Area, 1942-1945.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2018. Modern War Studies Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
From 1942-1945 the Allies' war in the Southwest Pacific was effectively a bilateral coalition between the United States and Australia under the command of General Douglas MacArthur. By charting the evolution of the military effectiveness of the US-Australian alliance, MacArthur's Coalition puts the relationship between the United States and Australia at the center of the war against Japan. Drawing on new primary source material, Peter J. Dean has written the first substantial book-length treatment of the coalition as a combined military force. This expansive and ambitious book provides a fresh perspective on the Pacific War by providing a close-up, in-depth account of operations in the Southwest Pacific from the Kokoda Trail campaign to the reconquest of the Philippines and Borneo. Dean's work takes the reader deep into the key military headquarters in the Southwest Pacific and reveals the discussions, debates, and arguments between key commanders and staff officers during the course of planning and waging a monumental conflict. Drawing upon archival records across three continents, Dean brings the qualities of these senior officers to life by exploring the critical importance of personalities and leadership in overcoming cultural, doctrinal, and organizational divides in the largely unequal alliance. Set against the practicalities of fighting a fanatical enemy in some of the most inhospitable terrain in the war, his book shows how, despite these divides and MacArthur's difficult personality, the US-Australian coalition was able to forge a highly effective and ultimately triumphant fighting machine. With its unprecedented view of the joint nature of operations in the Southwest Pacific and its focus on frontline commanders and units in forging a successful fighting force, MacArthur's Coalition illuminates a critical aspect of the Allied victory in World War II. About the Author Peter J. Dean is Professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor Education at the University of Western Australia. His many books include The Architect of Victory: The Military Career of Lieutenant-General Sir Frank Horton Berryman, Australia 1942: In the Shadow of War, and, most recently, as editor, Australia 1944-45: Victory in the Pacific. "MacArthur's Coalition contains new insights into the military-to-military relationship between the United States and Australia during the Second World War. The author carefully examines the coalition from its ad hoc origins to its high point of cooperation and (sometimes) mutual respect in 1942-1943, into its decline in 1944-1945." —Peter Williams, author of The Kokoda Campaign 1942: Myth and Reality "Drawing upon a wide range of primary and secondary sources, Dean explores the long-neglected topic of Australian-American military cooperation during World War II. This highly original and superb book has much to say not only about how military strategy was created and executed but also about the important topic of alliance politics under the pressures of wartime conditions." —Kevin C. Holzimmer, author of General Walter Krueger: Unsung Hero of the Pacific War 
Price: 37.95 USD
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109 DEIGHTON, LEN; NEHRING, GENERAL W. K. (FOREWORD). Blitzkrieg: From The Rise Of Hitler To The Fall Of Dunkirk.
Triad/Panther, London: 1985. Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Blitzkreig was a new kind of war. Devised by Hitler and fuelled by the numbing terror of Panzer tanks and massive propaganda, Blitzkreig was unprecedented in its shattering effect on the armies of Europe. From the rise of Hitler out of the ashes of a demoralized Germany, to the riddle of the flawed victory at Dunkirk, Len Deighton's Blitzkreig tells the compelling story of Hitler's triumph and Europe's darkest hour of lightning war. Includes an Index. "An intelligent and stimulating scenario." -- Ronald Lewin, The Listener 
Price: 5.32 USD
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110 DICK, CHARLES J. From Defeat To Victory: The Eastern Front, Summer 1944 - Decisive And Indecisive Military Operations, Volume 2.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2016. Modern War Studies Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
By the summer of 1944, the war in Europe had reached a critical point. Both the western Allies and the Soviets possessed the initiative and forces capable of mounting strategic offensives against the German enemy. Writing a study of operations on first the Western then the Eastern Front, respected military analyst C. J. Dick provides a uniquely informative comparison of the different war-fighting doctrines brought to bear by the Allies and the Red Army in contemporaneous campaigns. His book offers rare insights into the strengths and weaknesses of generalship on both fronts. In volume 2, From Defeat to Victory, Dick turns to the Eastern Front, where battle lines stretched from the Baltic to the Black Sea—nearly 1,500 miles to the Allies' 600—and the Soviet armies and engagements dwarfed in scale those in the West. More importantly, they reflected a war-fighting philosophy significantly different than the Allies', which in turn produced different military operations. The Soviets were masters of deception-and-surprise, a concept called maskirovka that was an essential part of every military operation. The Soviets were committed to highly mobile and high-tempo offensives. They massed troops in heavy concentrations to achieve a breakthrough that would quickly set conditions for decisive operational maneuvers; they were relentless in their will to destroy the enemy's forces and, unlike their counterparts in the West, were willing to contend with an enormous amount of casualties. Dick's analysis shows us how the Red Army, largely free of the political problems that constrained the Allies, was able to develop more radical operational ideas and implement them with a daring and ruthlessness impossible for the armies of democratic states. From Defeat to Victory also offers a critical lesson in the enduring importance of finding, inculcating, and implementing operational and tactical doctrine that fits the conditions of contemporary war, as well as in the technology, politics, and psychology of the times. C. J. Dick served in the British Army. After, he worked as a senior lecturer at the Soviet Studies Research Centre, which he directed from 1989-2004. From 2005-2006, he was a senior fellow at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. "From Defeat to Victory analyzes how the Red Army transformed itself from a beaten army to a conquering army while battle raged, not merely through its willingness to expend human life without regard, but by developing fundamentally sound doctrine, which enabled it to plan and conduct successful large-scale operations in 1943-45 in ways that it could not in 1941-42. He shows that besides learning from German successes, the Red Army also brought its own ideas to the battlefield and was able to combine the two to beat the Germans at their own game by superior strategy, by taking advantage of German mistakes, and by utilizing superior material resources."—Roger R. Reese, author of Why Stalin's Soldiers Fought: The Red Army's Military Effectiveness in World War II "C. J. Dick's perceptive analysis of the operational art as waged by Allied forces during the summer and fall of 1944 is a significant contribution to our understanding of some of the decisive campaigns of World War II. He details the doctrine, organization, training, and leadership of the major Allied armies, as well as evaluating their strengths and weaknesses before and during battle. In the unending debate over operational concepts, Dick is an unapologetic champion of maneuver warfare. As importantly, his evaluation of generalship, the challenges of coalition warfare, and the impact of intelligence and logistics on the operational level of war make this book a valuable addition to professional military reading lists." —Peter Mansoor, author of The GI Offensive in Europe: The Triumph of American Infantry Divisions, 1941-1945 
Price: 37.95 USD
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111 DICK, CHARLES J. From Victory To Stalemate: The Western Front, Summer 1944 Decisive And Indecisive Military Operations, Volume 1.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2016. Modern War Studies Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
By the summer of 1944, the waldr in Europe had reached a critical point. Both the western Allies and the Soviets possessed the initiative and forces capable of mounting strategic offensives against the German enemy. Writing a study of operations on first the Western then Eastern Front, respected military analyst C. J. Dick offers rare insight into the strengths and weaknesses of generalship on both fronts, especially the judgments, choices, and compromises made by senior commanders. At the same time, he clarifies the constraints imposed upon leadership—and upon operations—by doctrinal shortcomings, by logistics, and, not least, by the nature of coalition war. From Victory to Stalemate focuses on the Western Front, specifically American, British, and Canadian operations in France and the Low Countries. Dick's lens throughout is operational art, which links individual tactical battles to broader strategic aims. Beginning with the D-Day landings in Normandy and the strengths and weaknesses of the armies, including their military doctrines, Dick goes on to analyze the offensives launched in the high summer of 1944. He considers the strategic factors and plans that provide the context for his main concern: the Allied commanders' handling of army, army group, and theatre offensive operations. Dick's analysis shows us an Allied command limited by thinking that is firmly rooted in the experience of small wars and the World War I. The resulting incremental approach was further complicated by a divergence in the ideas and interests of the Allied forces. The man responsible for pulling it all together, Dwight D. Eisenhower, proved remarkably capable in his role as statesman; he was to be less effective as a military technician who could govern such difficult subordinates as Bradley and Montgomery. As a result, the Allied offensive faltered and became a war of attrition, in contrast to the Soviet effort on the Eastern Front. C. J. Dick served in the British Army. After, he worked as a senior lecturer at the Soviet Studies Research Centre, which he directed from 1989-2004. From 2005-2006, he was a senior fellow at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. "C. J. Dick's perceptive analysis of the operational art as waged by Allied forces during the summer and fall of 1944 is a significant contribution to our understanding of some of the decisive campaigns of World War II. He details the doctrine, organization, training, and leadership of the major Allied armies, as well as evaluating their strengths and weaknesses before and during battle. In the unending debate over operational concepts, Dick is an unapologetic champion of maneuver warfare. As importantly, his evaluation of generalship, the challenges of coalition warfare, and the impact of intelligence and logistics on the operational level of war make this book a valuable addition to professional military reading lists." —Peter Mansoor, author of The GI Offensive in Europe: The Triumph of American Infantry Divisions, 1941-1945 "The operational level of war occupies the middle ground between the tactical and the strategic. The practical conduct of warfare at that level is called operational art. While tactics and strategy have been understood for centuries, the principles of the operational art only began to emerge at the very end of the 18th century. As a distinct body of warfighting practices and skills, it was slow to be accepted and understood by many armies, especially the American and British. Yet, the generals of the World War II Western Allies fought campaigns on the operational level without the benefit of an established doctrine. Those campaigns were successful on balance, but they were flawed and less than optimal. Nonetheless, the Allies won the war. In his penetrating and lucid analysis of the campaign from Normandy to the Rhine Charles J. Dick examines how that happened."—David T. Zabecki Major General U.S. Army (Ret.), author of The German 1918 Offensives: A Case Study in the Operational Level of War 
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112 DOLLINGER, HANS. The Decline And Fall Of Nazi Germany And Imperial Japan: A Pictorial History Of The Final Days Of World War II.
Bonanza Books, New York: 1965. 0517013134 / 9780517013137 h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. 

Price: 9.26 USD
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113 DOUGHERTY, JAMES J. The Politics Of Wartime Aid: American Economic Assistance To France And French Northwest Africa, 1940-1946.
Greenwood Press, Westport: 1978. 0837198828 / 9780837198828 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. 
Details the American lend-lease treaty which provides economic help to French Northwest Africa and other countries. Includes an Index. 
Price: 233.70 USD
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114 DRAKE, DAVID. Paris At War: 1939-1944.
Belknap Press, Cambridge: 2015. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Paris at War chronicles the lives of ordinary Parisians during World War II, from September 1939 when France went to war with Nazi Germany to liberation in August 1944. Readers will relive the fearful exodus from the city as the German army neared the capital, the relief and disgust felt when the armistice was signed, and the hardships and deprivations under Occupation. David Drake contrasts the plight of working-class Parisians with the comparative comfort of the rich, exposes the activities of collaborationists, and traces the growth of the Resistance from producing leaflets to gunning down German soldiers. He details the intrigues and brutality of the occupying forces, and life in the notorious transit camp at nearby Drancy, along with three other less well known Jewish work camps within the city. The book gains its vitality from the diaries and reminiscences of people who endured these tumultuous years. Drake's cast of characters comes from all walks of life and represents a diversity of political views and social attitudes. We hear from a retired schoolteacher, a celebrated economist, a Catholic teenager who wears a yellow star in solidarity with Parisian Jews, as well as Resistance fighters, collaborators, and many other witnesses.Drake enriches his account with details from police records, newspapers, radio broadcasts, and newsreels. From his chronology emerge the broad rhythms and shifting moods of the city. Above all, he explores the contingent lives of the people of Paris, who, unlike us, could not know how the story would end. 40 halftones, 3 maps. David Drake was Head of French and Head of Modern Languages at Middlesex University before teaching at the Institut d'Études Europennes (IEE) at Universit Paris 8 until he retired. He has published extensively on French intellectuals and politics and has gained an international reputation as a Sartre scholar. He was President of the UK Sartre Society, co-edited Sartre Studies International for many years, and has accepted invitations to lecture on Sartre in Britain, France, Ireland, North America, and China. In 2005 his contribution to the promotion of French culture was recognized by the French government when he was made a Chevalier dans l'ordre des palmes acadmiques. "David Drake writes a narrative of the capital during [World War II] that, by catching the mood of those Parisians who wrote diaries and journals of the Occupation, restores a humane sense of reality to a story that can easily be reduced to one of derring-do (on the part of resisters) or cloak-and-dagger machinations (on the part of Laval, his enemies on the Right, and the German officials who alternately loathed and manipulated him). Built up on a deep engagement with the practical problems of living in Paris, as well as an elegant account of how Nazi authorities squabbled over its management, Drake's book is hugely readable and satisfyingly detailed."—Julian Wright, The Times Literary Supplement "Offer[s] a rich and immediate history of both occupied Paris and occupied Parisians—and leaves the reader fearing for the fates of those for whom death seemed certain."—Victoria Harris, Times Higher Education "David Drake's Paris At War: 1939-1944 is perhaps the best attempt, of a great many, to convey how daily life felt under Nazi occupation. A vast range of sources have gone into creating a portrait of grim times that is full of nuance and free, mercifully, of assertion."—Ian Bell, The Herald [Glasgow, Scotland] "A narrative that illuminates the day-to-day experiences of the rich and poor, collaborators, black marketers, Resistance fighters, Jews, and communists… Engaging and informative."—Glenn C. Altschuler, The Philadelphia Inquirer "By incorporating excerpts from diaries and letters that until now had not been translated into English, Drake adds fresh perspective to events—Verdun hero Philippe Ptain's willingness to lead the collaborationist Vichy government, Charles de Gaulle's Free French resistance—that have been documented many times before… The message of this powerful book is that most Parisians were neither heroes nor collaborationists but ordinary people trying to survive."—Michael Magras, The Star Tribune [Minneapolis, MN] "David Drake's Paris at War: 1939-1944 is a remarkable book… Drake has revived the Occupation period with an obsessive and impressive sense of detail. Sometimes the book feels almost too close, too vividly evocative not to hurt… The force of Paris at War is that it brings together all of these disparate scenes to realize (in the stronger sense of the verb) their full weight. The book is an accumulation of moments, facts, words—a sum of more than 400 pages which has the feel of a definitive, though necessarily incomplete, monument… Paris at War should therefore be read attentively and in its entirety, for all its many nuances, its subtle patterns and motives, its skillful interpretation of Paris during an exceptionally traumatic period."—Elodie Roy, PopMatters "Above all, [Drake] has created a social history that brings alive a unique moment in Europe's recent past."—Dan Carrier, Camden New Journal "With access to the diaries of everyday citizens who lived through the Nazi occupation of Paris, Drake assembles a valuable picture of 'personal history, remembered conversations, the minutiae of routine, fragments of memory.' …Presenting the story chronologically, Drake creates an easily comprehensible, even exciting, narrative. The author vividly portrays the desperation of searching for food, fuel, and clothing, along with the dangers of arrest and false accusations… The passive resistance, the roundups, the collaborationists, and the young communists are all part of the lore of wartime Paris, and Drake does a solid job exploring how it all affected 'Parisians of all ages.' Students of French and World War II history will enjoy and learn from this well-written book."—Kirkus Reviews "A fascinating, quick-paced, and moving history with a strong narrative. Drake's Paris at War is the product of thorough and far-reaching research and sensitive interpretation."—Rod Kedward, author of France and the French: A Modern History "David Drake's gripping story moves away from well-known heroes and villains to the lives of ordinary Parisians and their daily struggle to survive the vagaries of the German occupation… He captures the sense of helplessness as citizens confronted repression, hunger, fierce winters and even Allied bombing. Rich in detail and eye-opening anecdotes, these pages make an important contribution to the scholarship of the occupation by remembering the most innocent and vulnerable victims of the darkest years of the City of Light."—Alan Riding, author of And The Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris 
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115 DREZ, RONALD (EDITOR); AMBROSE, STEPHEN (FOREWORD). Voices Of D-day.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London: 1996. s Softcover. Fair condition. Cover is waterstained. 
In 1983 the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans began a project to record the recollections of as many people as possible—civilians as well as soldiers—who were involved in one of the most pivotal events of the century. Skillfully edited by Ronald J. Drez and first published on the fifty-year anniversary of D-Day, the award-winning Voices of D-Day tells the story of that momentous operation almost entirely through the words of the people who were there. Stephen E. Ambrose (1936-2002), was Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans and author of many biographies and histories, including D-day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II and Upton and the Army. Ronald J. Drez, an award-winning author and former U.S. Marine Captain, served as the Assistant Director and Research Associate to Dr. Stephen E. Ambrose at the Eisenhower Center, and to Dr. Douglas Brinkley at the University of New Orle-ans for twenty years. Drez is the principal historian and president of Stephen Ambrose Tours, Inc. 
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116 DREZ, RONALD (EDITOR); AMBROSE, STEPHEN (FOREWORD). Voices Of D-day.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London: 1996. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In 1983 the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans began a project to record the recollections of as many people as possible—civilians as well as soldiers—who were involved in one of the most pivotal events of the century. Skillfully edited by Ronald J. Drez and first published on the fifty-year anniversary of D-Day, the award-winning Voices of D-Day tells the story of that momentous operation almost entirely through the words of the people who were there. Stephen E. Ambrose (1936-2002), was Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans and author of many biographies and histories, including D-day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II and Upton and the Army. Ronald J. Drez, an award-winning author and former U.S. Marine Captain, served as the Assistant Director and Research Associate to Dr. Stephen E. Ambrose at the Eisenhower Center, and to Dr. Douglas Brinkley at the University of New Orle-ans for twenty years. Drez is the principal historian and president of Stephen Ambrose Tours, Inc. 
Price: 21.80 USD
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117 EDGERTON, DAVID. Britain's War Machine: Weapons, Resources, And Experts In The Second World War.
Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford/London: 2011. 0199832676 / 9780199832675 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests, and in command of a global production system. Rather than belittled by a Nazi behemoth, Britain arguably had the world's most advanced mechanized forces. It had not only a great empire, but allies large and small. Edgerton shows that Britain fought on many fronts and its many home fronts kept it exceptionally well supplied with weapons, food and oil, allowing it to mobilize to an extraordinary extent. It created and deployed a vast empire of machines, from the humble tramp steamer to the battleship, from the rifle to the tank, made in colossal factories the world over. Scientists and engineers invented new weapons, encouraged by a government and prime minister enthusiastic about the latest technologies. The British, indeed Churchillian, vision of war and modernity was challenged by repeated defeat at the hands of less well-equipped enemies. Yet the end result was a vindication of this vision. Like the United States, a powerful Britain won a cheap victory, while others paid a great price. Putting resources, machines and experts at the heart of a global rather than merely imperial story, Britain's War Machine demolishes timeworn myths about wartime Britain and gives us a groundbreaking and often unsettling picture of a great power in action. Features * Challenges popular views about Britain's role in the Allied victory * Gives us a new lens into the political dynamics behind WWII * Author is a well-regarded authority on British technological history "A stunning booktold with authority, clarity and compelling energy." --James Holland, author of The Battle Of Britain "Absolutely fascinating. This book will make you think differently about Britain's role in the Second World War." --Laurence Rees, author of Auschwitz: The Nazis and the "Final Solution" "A remarkable achievement. He re-envisions Britain's role in the Second World War and with it Britain's place in modernity. The period will never look the same again." --Adam Tooze, author of The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy David Edgerton is the Hans Rausing Professor at Imperial College, London, where he was the founding director of the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. He is the author of the iconoclastic and brilliant The Shock of the Old: Technology and Global History since 1900. 
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118 EDITORS OF THE ARMY TIMES. Heroes Of The Resistance.
Dodd, Mead & Company, New York: 1967. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good reading copy. Library discard. 

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119 EDITORS OF TIME-LIFE BOOKS; SEVAREID, ERIC (FOREWORD). W W II: Time- Life Books History Of The Second World War.
Prentice -Hall Press, New York: 1989. 0139220224 / 9780139220227 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
WWII is based on the best-selling thirty-nine volume Time-Life Books series "World War II", the largest work ever published on the Second World War. It features an all-new text especially written for this edition as well as the very best photos, maps, charts and commissioned art. Includes an Index. 
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120 EHLERS, JR., ROBERT S. The Mediterranean Air War: Airpower And Allied Victory In World War II.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2015. Modern War Studies Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Master Corporal Jan Stanislaw Jakobzcak Memorial Book Award. Without what the Allies learned in the Mediterranean air war in 1942-1944, the Normandy landings—and so, perhaps, the Second World War II—would have ended differently. This is one of many lessons of The Mediterranean Air War, the first one-volume history of the vital role of airpower during the three-year struggle for control of the Mediterranean Basin in World War II—and of its significance for the Allied successes in the war's last two years. Airpower historian Robert S. Ehlers opens his account with an assessment of the pre-war Mediterranean theater, highlighting the ways in which the players' strategic choices, strengths, and shortcomings set the stage for and ultimately shaped the air campaigns over the Middle Sea. Beginning with the Italian invasion of Abyssinia, Ehlers reprises the developing international crisis—initially between Britain and Italy, and finally encompassing France, Germany, the US, other members of the British Commonwealth, and the Balkan countries. He then explores the Mediterranean air war in detail, with close attention to turning points, joint and combined operations, and the campaign's contribution to the larger Allied effort. In particular, his analysis shows how and why the success of Allied airpower in the Mediterranean laid the groundwork for combined-arms victories in the Middle East, the Indian Ocean area, North Africa, and the Atlantic, northwest Europe. Of grand-strategic importance from the days of Ancient Rome to the Great-Power rivalries of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Middle Sea was no less crucial to the Allied forces and their foes. Here, in the successful offensives in North Africa in 1942 and 1943, the US and the British learned to conduct a coalition air and combined-arms war. Here, in Sicily and Italy in 1943 and 1944, the Allies mastered the logistics of providing air support for huge naval landings and opened a vital second aerial front against the Third Reich, bombing critical oil and transportation targets with great effectiveness. The first full examination of the Mediterranean theater in these critical roles—as a strategic and tactical testing ground for the Allies and as a vital theater of operations in its own right—The Mediterranean Air War fills in a long-missing but vital dimension of the history of World War II. Robert S. Ehlers, Jr., professor of security studies at Angelo State University (San Angelo, Texas), is a retired colonel in the United States Air Force and formerly a professor of airpower history at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies at Maxwell Air Force Base. He is the author of Targeting the Third Reich: Air Intelligence and the Allied Bombing Campaigns, also from Kansas, winner of the Air Force Historical Foundation's "Best Airpower History Book" award. "A major contribution to the historiography of the Second World War. The book showcases how 'the devil is in the details.' Highly recommended."—Global War Studies "[Ehlers] gives the reader a good mix of the strategic, operational, and at times even tactical aspects of the campaign, taking pains to include the often complex logistical side and fitting the vents within the framework of a global coalition war." —New York Military Affairs Symposium 
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