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WORLD WAR II.

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121 EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D. Crusade In Europe.
Doubleday & Company, Garden City: 1948. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Here is the single most important record of World War II - written by the war's single most important leader. Here is Dwight D. Eisenhower's peronal account of the conflict in Europe - his thinking - his decisions - his viewpoints on world strategy and politics. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.08 USD
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122 ELLIS, CHRIS. Famous Ships Of World War 2 In Colour.
Arco Publishing Company, New York: 1977. 0668042257 / 9780668042253 First Edition (unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket and protective mylar covering. Library discard in good condition. 
World War 2 saw some of its most dramatic action on the seas. The Battle of the Atlantic, Battle of the Java Sea, Midway, the Russian Convoys and the Normandy Landings are just a few of the famous naval operation that are colorfully evoked in this book. 
Price: 39.43 USD
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123 EWING, STEVE. American Cruisers Of World War II: A Pictorial Encyclopedia.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula. 0933126514 / 9780933126510 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
From December 7, 1941 until September 1945, seventy-four (74) American cruisers fought in at least one battle against Germany, Japan or both and therefore received recognition by the award of a battle star. This book is the story of those 74 victorious cruisers with one or more battle stars. The book is packed full of rare photos and valuable data, covering the development of the American cruisers, heavy cruisers, the Alaska-class battle-cruisers, light cruisers, and the cruisers which were converted into the CVL mid-sized aircraft carriers. There is even a chapter dealing with Japanese cruisers of World War II. A must-have for navy and World War II history buffs. 
Price: 12.78 USD
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124 FEIS, HERBERT. Japan Subdued: The Atomic Bomb And The End Of The War In The Pacific.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 1961. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Relates the plans and acts of the Allied and Japanese governments during this climactic period of 1945, of the events leading to the end of the war in the Pacific, of the discussion about future arrangements in the Far East, and of the course pursued and orders issued by the American government. Includes an Index. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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125 FITZGIBBON, CONSTANTINE (TRANSLATOR) Panzer Leader: General Heinz Guderian.
Da Capo Press, New York: 1966. 0306806894 / 9780306806896 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 32.54 USD
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126 FLOWER, DESMOND; REEVES, JAMES (EDITORS). The Taste Of Courage: The War, 1939-1945.
Harper & Brothers, New York: 1960. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
This is a documentary conspectus of the worst war in history, beginning at the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939 and ending with the last Japanese surrenders in September and October 1945. "I think that your concept is unique and highly interesting, in that you have selected passages from the voluminous writings about World War II which accent human suffering and human gallantry, plus significantly dramatic episodes. No one can read your book without achieving a personal sense of the tragedy of any war which engulfs the entire world. I believe that what you have done will serve to illuminate the work of all historians of World War II." - General Mark Clark Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.06 USD
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127 FORESTER, C. S. Sink The Bismarck!
Bantam Books, New York: 1963. Eighth Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
In 1941, Hitler's deadly BISMARCK, the fastest battleship afloat, broke out into the Atlantic, its mission to cut the lifeline of British shipping and win the war with one mighty blow. How the Royal Navy tried to meet this threat, its desperate attempt to bring the giant BISMARCK to bay in six mad days of driving Atlantic storm is the story C. S. Forester tells with mounting excitement and suspense. "Incomparable . . . another masterpiece!" - Columbus Enquirer 
Price: 3.28 USD
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128 FORESTER, C. S. The Ship.
Bantam, New York: 1964. Bantam Pathfinder Edition. s Softcover. Reading Copy. Cover and text are worn with some creases. 
Here is the utterly authentic, minute-by-minute story of one of the great naval battles of World War II. "A thrilling tale of high-speed fighting." -- The New York Times. 
Price: 5.94 USD
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129 FORESTER, C. S. The Ship.
Little, Brown. Boston: 1943. Sixth Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Here is the utterly authentic, minute-by-minute story of one of the great naval battles of World War II. "A thrilling tale of high-speed fighting." -- The New York Times. 
Price: 13.97 USD
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130 FRANK, BENIS M. Halsey.
Ballantine Books, New York: 1974. 0345236427 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Illustrated History Of World War II; War Leader Book No 26. 
Price: 13.06 USD
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131 FRANKLIN, ROBERT "DOC JOE"; WHITLOCK, FLINT (FOREWORD). Medic! How I Fought World War II With Morphine, Sulfa, And Iodine Swabs.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2008. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Lt. Gen. George S. Patton remarked that the "45th Infantry Division is one of the best, if not the best division that the American army has ever produced." Such praise came at a steep price, for the 45th saw some of the fiercest fighting in the European campaign—from Sicily to Anzio and from southern France into Germany — and racked up one of the highest casualty rates. Through it all, medic Robert "Doc Joe" Franklin — drafted in 1942 and thrust into combat with no specific training or knowledge for treating war wounds — soldiered on, fighting as hard to keep his men alive as the enemy fought to kill them. His medical story, one of the first of World War II, is told here with simplicity, unflinching honesty, and grit. Studded with memorable vignettes—of a friend who "smells" the Germans long before they appear, the dog that acts as an artillery spotter, the lieutenant who can't see beyond a few hundred feet—Franklin's memoir documents the almost unbearable drama of ground gained and lives lost as well as the terrible human toll of battle on himself, his comrades, and civilians quite literally caught in the crossfire. A rare look at the fight for lives laid on the line, Medic! brings to life as never before the reality of war. Robert "Doc Joe" Franklin served as a medic with the 157th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Division during the invasion of Europe in World War II. Flint Whitlock, author of The Rock of Anzio: From Sicily to Dachau, A History of the 45th Infantry Division, is a former army officer and Vietnam veteran. "[T]his account of Franklin's experiences during WWII brings combat to life. . . . His descriptions of horrific casualties and deaths of both Americans and Germans are vivid, and so are the more human moments."—Publishers Weekly "For anyone who has ever wondered what combat was really like, this astonishing little book is about as close as one can come without getting the mud and blood all over them. . . . This book is a searing, devastating look at combat, heroism, and stupidity. It pulls no punches. . . . It will undoubtedly rank with the classics of military literature as one of the finest, most heart-breaking, most brutally honest books ever written about men in war. . . . An absolute 'must-read.'"—WWII History "[Franklin's] vignettes will help the reader understand what being in war is all about—the laughs, the pain, the sorrow, and most important, the pride of having served."—Military Heritage "The spare and terse prose is vividly evocative . . . I have never read a better description of the mission and the work of a platoon medic in combat."—Robert J. T. Joy, Journal of Military History "This brief memoir is a powerful dose of upfront combat."—Army Magazine "Seeing the war through the eyes of a medic, feeling the frustrations, the fear, the helplessness, and the triumphs first-hand, the reader understands what it means to fight to save the lives of soldiers. . . . A valuable addition to any biographical or historical collection."—Sara Marcus, Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter 
Price: 14.20 USD
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132 GAEVERNITZ, GERO V.S. They Almost Killed Hitler: Based On The Personal Account Of Fabian Von Schlabrendorff.
Macmillan Publishing Company, New York: 1947. First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 

Price: 70.78 USD
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133 GILDEA, ROBERT. Fighters In The Shadows: A New History Of The French Resistance.
Belknap Press, Cambridge: 2015. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The French Resistance has an iconic status in the struggle to liberate Nazi-occupied Europe, but its story is entangled in myths. Gaining a true understanding of the Resistance means recognizing how its image has been carefully curated through a combination of French politics and pride, ever since jubilant crowds celebrated Paris's liberation in August 1944. Robert Gildea's penetrating history of resistance in France during World War II sweeps aside "the French Resistance" of a thousand clichs, showing that much more was at stake than freeing a single nation from Nazi tyranny. As Fighters in the Shadows makes clear, French resistance was part of a Europe-wide struggle against fascism, carried out by an extraordinarily diverse group: not only French men and women but Spanish Republicans, Italian anti-fascists, French and foreign Jews, British and American agents, and even German opponents of Hitler. In France, resistance skirted the edge of civil war between right and left, pitting non-communists who wanted to drive out the Germans and eliminate the Vichy regime while avoiding social revolution at all costs against communist advocates of national insurrection. In French colonial Africa and the Near East, battle was joined between de Gaulle's Free French and forces loyal to Vichy before they combined to liberate France. Based on a riveting reading of diaries, memoirs, letters, and interviews of contemporaries, Fighters in the Shadows gives authentic voice to the resisters themselves, revealing the diversity of their struggles for freedom in the darkest hours of occupation and collaboration. 608 pages 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches, 21 halftones, 2 maps. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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134 GIMLETTE, JOHN. Panther Soup: Travels Through Europe In War And Peace.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 2008. First United States Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
In 2004, John Gimlette set off across Europe, following in the footsteps of one of the greatest armies ever assembled: the United States foces of 1944-1945. His guide (emotionally if not geographically) was Putnam Flint, an eighty-six-year-old Bostonian who had landed in Marseille in the midst of World War II with his tank destroyer battalion, nicknamed The Panthers. With Flint's help, Gimlette traveled back through the war in order to try to grasp the physical, social, and psychological realities of the smashed and sodden continent that Europe had become. Panther Soup is the heartfelf, keenly observed - and often unexpectedly humorous - chronicle of that journey: a brilliant hybrid of travelogue and personalized military history. Includes an Index. "A compulsively readable piece of work . . . Gimlette crafts ripe, rich, witty prose, and is clearly a natural-born storyteller." - San Francisco Chronicle 
Price: 6.60 USD
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135 GIRDNER, AUDRIE; LOFTIS, ANNE. The Great Betrayal: The Evacuation Of The Japanese- Americans During World War II.
Macmillan Press Ltd., London: 1970. First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. Slight smudging on the blank inside page. 

Price: 19.95 USD
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136 GIZIOWSKI, RICHARD. The Enigma Of General Blaskowitz.
Leo Cooper, London / Hippocrene Books, New York: 1996. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
On February 5, 1948, General Johannes Blaskowitz died under mysterious circumstances while awaiting trial as a war criminal at Nurnberg. Was it suicide or murder at the hands of other prisoners? What was there about Blaskowitz's career that diehard Nazis among the prisoners would want to kill him? Dr. Giziowski uses the enigma of General Blaskowitz's last days as a starting point to examine one of the most remarkable military careers of the Third Reich. Includes an Index. 
Price: 56.48 USD
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137 GLANTZ, DAVID M. Companion To Endgame At Stalingrad.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2014. Modern War Studies Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In addition to a wide variety of traditional sources, this volume provides two major categories of documentary materials hitherto unavailable to researchers. The first consists of extensive records from the combat journal of the German Sixth Army, which were only recently rediscovered and published. The second is a vast amount of newly released Soviet and Russian archival material including excerpts from the Red Army General Staff's daily operational summaries; a wide variety of Stavka (High Command), People's Commissariat of Defense (NKO), and Red Army General Staff orders and directives; and the daily records of the Soviet 62nd Army and its subordinate divisions and brigades for most of the time fighting was underway in Stalingrad proper. Because of the persistent controversy and mythology characterizing this period, many of these documents are included verbatim in English translation in this companion volume, providing concrete evidence in support of the conclusions put forward in Volume Three. As such, the Companion contributes substantially to this final volume's unprecedented detail and fresh perspectives, interpretations, and evaluations of the later stages of the Stalingrad campaign. 54 maps, 6 x 9. "Glantz is the world's top scholar of the Soviet-German War."—Journal of Military History "Glantz and House are writing the definitive history of the Stalingrad campaign. Their trilogy, backed by meticulous scholarship and refreshingly fair minded, significantly alters long-accepted views of several important aspects of the campaign. . . . A monumental work that is unlikely to be surpassed as an account of the most important single campaign of the Second World War."—Evan Mawdsley, author of Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet War, 1941-1945 "A magisterial study that draws on a wealth of previously inaccessible Red Army records and will be indispensable reading for all serious students of the battle."—Michael K. Jones, author of Stalingrad: How the Red Army Triumphed David M. Glantz and Jonathan M. House have collaborated on all three volumes of the Stalingrad Trilogy, as well as on the books When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler and The Battle of Kursk. A retired U.S. Army colonel fluent in Russian, Glantz is the author of numerous books, including The Battle for Leningrad, 1941-1944; Colossus Reborn: The Red Army at War, and Red Storm over the Balkans: The Failed Soviet Invasion of Romania. House is the author of Combined Arms Warfare in the Twentieth Century. 
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138 GLANTZ, DAVID M. WITH HOUSE, JONATHAN M. Endgame At Stalingrad - Book One: November 1942 - The Stalingrad Trilogy, Volume 3.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2014. Modern War Studies Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The campaign intended to secure the Wehrmacht's flanks had proven one front too many for the German Army. And now the offensive at Stalingrad, the epic clash that marked Germany's failure on the Eastern Front, was entering its grim final phase. In Book One of the third volume of his acclaimed Stalingrad Trilogy, David Glantz offers the definitive account—the "ground truth" to counter a half-century's worth of myth and misinformation—of the beginning of the end of one of the most infamous battles of the Second World War, and one of the most costly in lives and treasure in the annals of history. When Volume Two left off, Germany's vaunted Sixth Army, already deflected from its original goal—the Caucasus oil fields—had been drawn into a desperate war of attrition within the ravaged city of Stalingrad. In Volume Three, Book One, we see the ultimate consequences of the Germans' overreach and the gathering force of the Red Army's massive manpower and increasingly sophisticated command. After failing repeatedly to find and exploit the weaknesses in Axis defenses, Stalin and the Stavka (High Command) finally seized their chance in mid-November of 1942 by launching a bold and devastating counteroffensive, Operation Uranus. Glantz draws a detailed and vivid account of how, in Operation Uranus, the Red Army's three fronts defeated and largely destroyed two Romanian armies and encircled the German Sixth Army and half of the German Fourth Panzer Army in the Stalingrad pocket—turning the Germans' world on its head. Like its predecessor volumes, this one makes extensive use of sources previously out of reach or presumed lost, such as reports from the Sixth Army's combat journal and newly released Soviet and Russian records. These materials (many cited at length or printed in their entirety in a companion volume) lend themselves to a strikingly new interpretation of the campaign's planning and execution on both sides—a version of events that once and for all gets at the ground truth of this historic confrontation. 30 photographs, 6 x 9. David M. Glantz and Jonathan M. House have collaborated on all three volumes of the Stalingrad Trilogy, as well as on the books When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler and The Battle of Kursk. A retired U.S. Army colonel fluent in Russian, Glantz is the author of numerous books, including The Battle for Leningrad, 1941-1944; Colossus Reborn: The Red Army at War, and Red Storm over the Balkans: The Failed Soviet Invasion of Romania. House is the author of Combined Arms Warfare in the Twentieth Century. "Glantz is the world's top scholar of the Soviet-German War."—Journal of Military History "Glantz and House are writing the definitive history of the Stalingrad campaign. Their trilogy, backed by meticulous scholarship and refreshingly fair minded, significantly alters long-accepted views of several important aspects of the campaign. . . . A monumental work that is unlikely to be surpassed as an account of the most important single campaign of the Second World War."—Evan Mawdsley, author of Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet War, 1941-1945 "A magisterial study that draws on a wealth of previously inaccessible Red Army records and will be indispensable reading for all serious students of the battle."—Michael K. Jones, author of Stalingrad: How the Red Army Triumphed 
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139 GLANTZ, DAVID M. WITH HOUSE, JONATHAN M. Endgame At Stalingrad - Book Two: December 1942 - January 1943 The Stalingrad Trilogy, Volume 3.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2014. Modern War Studies Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In Book Two of the third volume of his magisterial Stalingrad Trilogy, David Glantz continues and concludes his definitive history. Book Two finds the Red Army's counteroffensive, Operation Uranus, well underway. Drawing on materials previously unavailable or believed lost, Glantz gives a closely observed account of the final ten weeks of Germany's ill-fated Stalingrad campaign. In short order, the Red Army parried and then defeated two German attempts to rescue the Sixth Army, crushed the Italian Eighth and Hungarian Second Armies, severely damaged the German Fourth Panzer and Second Armies, and finally destroyed the German Sixth Army in the ruins of Stalingrad. With well over half-a-million soldiers torn from its order of battle, Hitler's Axis could only watch in horror as its status abruptly changed from victor to vanquished. This book completes a vivid and detailed picture of the Axis defeat that would prove decisive. This concluding chapter, relating events even more steeped in myth than those that came before, is especially bracing as it takes on controversial questions about why Operation Uranus succeeded and the German relief attempts failed, whether the Sixth Army could have escaped encirclement or been rescued, and who, finally was most responsible for its ultimate defeat. The answers Glantz provides, embedded in a fully-realized account of the endgame at Stalingrad, make this book the last word on one of history's epic clashes. David M. Glantz and Jonathan M. House have collaborated on all three volumes of the Stalingrad Trilogy, as well as on the books When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler and The Battle of Kursk. A retired U.S. Army colonel fluent in Russian, Glantz is the author of numerous books, including The Battle for Leningrad, 1941-1944; Colossus Reborn: The Red Army at War, and Red Storm over the Balkans: The Failed Soviet Invasion of Romania. House is the author of Combined Arms Warfare in the Twentieth Century. "Glantz is the world's top scholar of the Soviet-German War."—Journal of Military History "Glantz and House are writing the definitive history of the Stalingrad campaign. Their trilogy, backed by meticulous scholarship and refreshingly fair minded, significantly alters long-accepted views of several important aspects of the campaign. . . . A monumental work that is unlikely to be surpassed as an account of the most important single campaign of the Second World War."—Evan Mawdsley, author of Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet War, 1941-1945 "A magisterial study that draws on a wealth of previously inaccessible Red Army records and will be indispensable reading for all serious students of the battle."—Michael K. Jones, author of Stalingrad: How the Red Army Triumphed 
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140 GLANTZ, DAVID M. AND JONATHAN M. HOUSE. When Titans Clashed: How The Red Army Stopped Hitler.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2015. Modern War Studies Series. Revised and Expanded Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
On first publication, this uncommonly concise and readable account of Soviet Russia's clash with Nazi Germany utterly changed our understanding of World War II on Germany's Eastern Front, immediately earning its place among top-shelf histories of the world war. Revised and updated to reflect recent Russian and Western scholarship on the subject, much of it the authors' own work, this new edition maintains the 1995 original's distinction as a crucial volume in the history of World War II and of the Soviet Union and the most informed and compelling perspective on one of the greatest military confrontations of all time. In 1941, when Pearl Harbor shattered America's peacetime pretensions, the German blitzkrieg had already blasted the Red Army back to Moscow. Yet, less than four years later, the Soviet hammer-and-sickle flew above the ruins of Berlin, stark symbol of a miraculous comeback that destroyed the Germany Army and put an end to Hitler's imperial designs. In swift and stirring prose, When Titans Clash provides the clearest, most complete account of this epic struggle, especially from the Soviet perspective. Drawing on the massive and unprecedented release of Soviet archival documents in recent decades, David Glantz, one of the world's foremost authorities on the Soviet military, and noted military historian Jonathan House expand and elaborate our picture of the Soviet war effort—a picture sharply different from accounts that emphasize Hitler's failed leadership over Soviet strategy and might. Rafts of newly available official directives, orders, and reports reveal the true nature and extraordinary scale of Soviet military operations as they swept across the one thousand miles from Moscow to Berlin, featuring stubborn defenses and monumental offensives and counteroffensives and ultimately costing the two sides combined a staggering twenty million casualties. Placing the war within its wider context, the authors also make use of recent revelations to clarify further the political, economic, and social issues that influenced and reflected what happened on the battlefield. Their work gives us new insight into Stalin's political motivation and Adolf Hitlers role as warlord, as well as a better understanding of the human and economic costs of the war—for both the Soviet Union and Germany. While incorporating a wealth of new information, When Titans Clashed remains remarkably compact, a tribute to the authors' determination to make this critical chapter in world history as accessible as it is essential. David M. Glantz and Jonathan M. House have collaborated on numerous volumes of military history, including The Stalingrad Trilogy and The Battle of Kursk. "Now, Western readers can learn for the first time the full extent of the Soviet achievement. Essential reading for anyone wanting to know the true story of how the Red Army snatched victory in 1945 from the jaws of defeat in 1941."—Washington Post Book World "This major advance will supplant John Erickson's two massive volumes on the war in the east, The Road to Stalingrad and The Road to Berlin, as the standard reference book for nonspecialists." —Foreign Affairs 
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