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141 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. s Softcover. 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 
Price: 18.95 USD
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142 GLANTZ, DAVID M. WITH MARY ELIZABETH GLANTZ. Battle For Belorussia: The Red Army's Forgotten Campaign Of October 1943 - April 1944.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2016. Modern War Studies Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Continuing his magisterial account of the Eastern Front campaigns, the writer cited by The Atlantic as "indisputably the West's foremost expert on the subject" focuses here on the Red Army's operations from the fall of 1943 through the April 1944. David M. Glantz chronicles the Soviet Army's efforts to further exploit their post-Kursk gains and accelerate a counteroffensive that would eventually take them all the way to Berlin. The Red Army's Operation Bagration that liberated Belorussia in June 1944 sits like a colossus in the annals of World War II history. What is little noted in the history books, however, is that the Bagration offensive was not the Soviets' first attempt. Battle for Belorussia tells the story of how, eight months earlier, and acting under the direction of Stalin and his Stavka, three Red Army fronts conducted multiple simultaneous and successive operations along a nearly 400-mile front in an effort to liberate Belorussia and capture Minsk, its capital city. The campaign, with over 700,000 casualties, was a Red Army failure. Glantz describes in detail the series of offensives, with their markedly different and ultimately disappointing results, that, contrary to later accounts, effectively shifted Stalin's focus to the Ukraine as a more manageable theater of military operations. Restoring the first Belorussian offensive to its place in history, this work also reveals for the first time what the later, successful Bagration operation owed to its forgotten precursor. About the Author David M. Glantz, an officer in the US Army from 1963 to 1993, is editor in chief of The Journal of Slavic Military Studies. He is the author of numerous books, many from Kansas, including his celebrated Stalingrad Trilogy. Mary Elizabeth Glantz obtained a PhD in history from Temple University and is the author of the book FDR and the Soviet Union: The President's Battle over Foreign Policy (Kansas). "For a 'forgotten' series of offensives, Glantz leaves readers with few unknowns and an overwhelming number of knowns, making The Battle for Belorussia one of the most important books of the year." —Stone & Stone World War II Books 'A superb historian and a brilliant detective." —New York Review of Books 
Price: 37.95 USD
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143 GLINES, CARROLL V. Four Came Home: The Gripping Story Of The Survivors Of Jimmy Doolittle's Two Lost Crews.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula: 2007. 157510007X / 9781575100074 Fifth Printing, Revised Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This is the story of the last survivors of the Jimmy Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in 1942. Two of the planes went down in China and the crews were captured, imprisoned and tortured. Four survived. Over 40 photos. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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144 GLINES, CARROLL V. Master Of The Calculated Risk: James H. "jimmy" Doolittle, A Pictorial Biography.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula. 1575100967 / 9781575100968 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In 1942, Jimmy Doolittle led the Tokyo Raid ("Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo"); it was America's first strike against Japan and was credited with changing the course of World War II. Although best known for the Raid, Doolittle's contributions to aviation had an even greater impact on history. He was a scientist with a doctorate in Aeronautical Engineering from MIT, an aviation pioneer, a barnstormer well known for aerobatics, a popular racing pilot, and a four-star general. The Air and Space Centennial Issue lists Doolittle as number one on the list of the top ten "most important aviators," and a section of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is dedicated to him. 
Price: 37.53 USD
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145 GOEBBELS, JOSEPH; TREVOR-ROPER, HUGH (EDITOR, INTRODUCTION & ANNOTATIONS). Final Entries 1945: The Diaries Of Joesph Goebbels.
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 1978. 0399121161 / 9780399121166 Second Impression. First published in Germany under the title Tagebucher 1945: Die Letzen Aufzeichnungen. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A deeply personal account by the man second in power only to the Fuhrer himself. The shocking and intimate revelations of one of Hitler's highest ministers. It covers Nazi Germany's stupendous last days, from February through April 1945, as the American and Russian armies closed in on Berlin. Translated into English from the German by Richard Barry. Includes an Index. 
Price: 10.17 USD
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146 GOLLWITZER, HELMUT; KUHN, KATHE & SCHNEIDER, REINHOLD. Dying We Live: The Final Messages And Records Of Some Germans Who Defied Hitler.
The Harvill Press, London: 1956. Previously published in German by Christian Kaiser Verlag under the title of Du Hast Mich Heimgesucht Bei Nacht. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Based on a project of collecting and publishing farewell letters written in the face of death by men and women of the German resistance dating back to 1947. Includes letter written by Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Father Alfred Delp, S.J., and Helmut James, Count von Moltke. Translated into English from the German byReinhard C. Kuhn. 
Price: 42.90 USD
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147 GRESS, ROBERT J. Milkrun.
Cross-Cultural Communications, Merrick: 1995. 0893042749 / 9780893042745 First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A World War II non-fictional account of a "Hump" pilot's early morning sortie - a milkrun. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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148 GRESS, ROBRT J. Milkrun
Cross-Cultural Communications, Merrick: 1995. 0893042730 / 9780893042738 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A World War II non-fictional account of a "Hump" pilot's early morning sortie - a milkrun. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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149 GROOM, WINSTON. 1942: The Year That Tried Men's Souls.
Atlantic Monthly Press, New York: 2005. 0871138891 / 9780871138897 Advance Reading Copy. Uncorrected Proof. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
It was a time when an unexpected attack on American territory pulled an unprepared country into a terrifying new brand of warfare with a ruthless enemy. Bringing the drama to life as only this celebrated storyteller can, Winston Groom tells how the United States finally went on the offensive in the Pacific, winning monumental battles at Midway and the Coral Sea, and successfully invading enemy strongholds at Guadalcanal and New Guinea. 
Price: 23.05 USD
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150 HADDEN, ALEXANDER H. Not Me! The World War II Memoir Of A Reluctant Rifleman.
Merriam Press, Bennington: 1997. 1576380947 / 9781576380949 First World War II Monographed Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. Inscribed by the author. 
What happens when an Ivy league preppy is suddenly dumped from a comfortable college environment into World War II combat as an infantry rifleman? Sandy Hadden well knew that he would find no glamour or glory in a foxhole, and for the first two years of his service managed to avoid answering that question. Knowing he would never be a hero, he said, "Not me!" to Air Corps flight training and "Not me!" to dropping behind German lines in an OSS parachute. But like a moth to the flame, he was sucked into war's vortex. 
Price: 71.25 USD
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151 HANSON, NORMAN. Carrier Pilot: An Unforgettable True Story Of Wartime Flying.
Patrick Stephens, Cambridge: 1979. 0850593492 / 9780850593495 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
This gripping and honest story is an amusing and very readable account of what it was really like to serve as a fighter pilot in the Royal Navy during World War II. Quite unlike the majority of wartime biographies, it reads just like a novel and moves at great pace from the day Norman Hanson was interviewed for entry to the morning when his ship Illustrious returned to Rosyth from the Far East, a few weeks before VJ Day. "It has everything a war memoir should have." - Len Deighton 
Price: 26.08 USD
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152 HARDING, STEPHEN; LING, JAMES I. Dominator: The Story Of The Consolidated B-32 Bomber.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula. 0933126387 / 9780933126381 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This tells about the innovative but little used B-32 bomber of World war II. 62 Photos. 
Price: 8.74 USD
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153 HARGREAVES, ANDREW L. Special Operations In World War II: British And American Irregular Warfare.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
British and American commanders first used modern special forces in support of conventional military operations during World War II. Since then, although special ops have featured prominently in popular culture and media coverage of wars, the academic study of irregular warfare has remained as elusive as the practitioners of special operations themselves. Thisbook is the first comprehensive study of the development, application, and value of Anglo-American commando and special forces units during the Second World War 
Price: 35.10 USD
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154 HART, B. H. LIDDELL. History Of The Second World War.
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 1970. Book Club Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but dustjacket is badly worn, stained and torn. 
An incisive account of World War II by the foremost military analyst of our time. This magnificent work is based largely on priceless personal collections of many distinguished persons including Winston Churchill. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.60 USD
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155 HART, B. H. LIDDELL. History Of The Second World War.
Pan Books, Ltd., London: 1974. 0330237705 / 9780330237703 Second Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. Page discoloration. Water stains on some pages. 
"Liddell Hart has written, on the level of strictly operational military history, the best book about it we are ever likely to see." - London Sunday Times 
Price: 3.33 USD
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156 HART, RUSSELL A. Clash Of Arms: How The Allies Won In Normandy.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2004. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Honored as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association, Clash of Arms examines how the Western Allies learned—on the battlefield—to defeat the Nazi war machine. Beginning with an investigation of the interwar neglect that left the Allied militaries incapable of defeating Nazi aggression at the start of World War II, Russell A. Hart analyzes the methods the Allies used to improve their military effectiveness. He also explores the continuous German adaptation that prolonged the war and increased the price of eventual Allied victory. Central to his comparative study is the complex interplay of personalities, military culture, and wartime realities that determined how accurately the combatants learned the lessons of war and how effectively they enhanced their battle capabilities. Russell A. Hart is Associate Professor and specialist in modern military history at Hawai'i Pacific University and coauthor of German Tanks of WWII; Weapons and Fighting Tactics of the Waffen-SS; Panzer: The Illustrated History of Germany's Armored Forces in WWII;The German Soldier in World War II; and The Second World War, Part Six: Northwest Europe, 1944-1945. An outstanding comparative study that blends the so-called new military history with traditional operational history. This is one of the most original and important studies of the war to appear recently."—Robert Larson, Choice "As a result of [Hart's] work, historians are a step closer on their long journey to understand how armies adapt and innovate, both in peacetime and in war."—Steve R. Waddell, Army History 
Price: 23.70 USD
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157 HAUGLAND, VERN; HRH PRINCE PHILIP (FOREWORD); GOLDWATER, SENATOR BARRY (PREFACE). The Eagles' War: The Saga Of The Eagle Squadron Pilots 1940-1945.
Jason Aronson, New York: 1982. Book Club Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Vern Haugland and the pilots themselves tell the full story of the first Americans to fly agains the Axis - the men of the Eagle Squadrons of the Royal Air Force. Facing enormous trials as members of the RAF and then as the core of the U.S. Eighth Air Force's 4th Fighter Group, the Eagles racked up perhaps nthe finest score of any group of Allied airmen in World War II. Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.63 USD
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158 HECHLER, KEN. Hero Of The Rhine: The Karl Timmermann Story.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula. 1575101106 / 9781575101101 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A master storyteller of World War II, Ken Hecheler returns to his classic account of the Bridge at Remagen during the first crossing of the Rhine River in 1945. 78 pages of photos, maps illustrations. 
Price: 14.92 USD
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159 HEIMAN, JUDITH M. Airmen And The Headhunters.
Harcourt, Inc., Orlando: 2007. 0156033259 / 9780156033251 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
November 1944: Army airmen set out in a B-24 bomber on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast. Instead they found themselves unexpectedly facing a Japanese fleet—and were shot down. When they cut themselves loose from their parachutes, they were scattered across the island's mountainous interior. Then a group of loincloth-wearing natives silently materialized out of the jungle. Would these Dayak tribesmen turn the starving airmen over to the hostile Japanese occupiers? Or would the Dayaks risk vicious reprisals to get the airmen safely home? The tribal leaders' unprecedented decision led to a desperate game of hide-and-seek, and, ultimately, the return of a long-renounced ritual: head-hunting. A cinematic survival story that features a bamboo airstrip built on a rice paddy, a mad British major, and a blowpipe-wielding army that helped destroy one of the last Japanese strongholds, The Airmen and the Headhunters is a gripping, you-are-there journey into the remote world and forgotten heroism of the Dayaks. 
Price: 15.15 USD
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160 HEIMAN, JUDITH M. The Airmen And The Headhunters.
Harcourt, Inc., Orlando: 2007. 0151014345 / 9780151014347 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
November 1944: Army airmen set out in a B-24 bomber on what should have been an easy mission off the Borneo coast. Instead they found themselves unexpectedly facing a Japanese fleet—and were shot down. When they cut themselves loose from their parachutes, they were scattered across the island's mountainous interior. Then a group of loincloth-wearing natives silently materialized out of the jungle. Would these Dayak tribesmen turn the starving airmen over to the hostile Japanese occupiers? Or would the Dayaks risk vicious reprisals to get the airmen safely home? The tribal leaders' unprecedented decision led to a desperate game of hide-and-seek, and, ultimately, the return of a long-renounced ritual: head-hunting. A cinematic survival story that features a bamboo airstrip built on a rice paddy, a mad British major, and a blowpipe-wielding army that helped destroy one of the last Japanese strongholds, The Airmen and the Headhunters is a gripping, you-are-there journey into the remote world and forgotten heroism of the Dayaks. 
Price: 24.70 USD
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