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21 BAILEY, THOMAS A.; RYAN, PAUL B. Hitler Vs. Roosevelt: The Undeclared Naval War.
The Free Press, New York: 1979. 0029012708 / 9780029012703 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Library discard. 

Price: 13.06 USD
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22 BALDWIN, HANSON. Battles Lost And Won: Great Campaigns Of World War II.
Konecky & Konecky, Old Saybrook: 1568520107 / 9781568520100 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 

Price: 19.93 USD
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23 BALDWIN, HANSON. Battles Lost And Won: Great Campaigns Of World War II.
Harper & Row, New York: 1966. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 22.80 USD
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24 BALDWIN, RALPH B. The Deadly Fuze: The Secret Weapon Of World War II.
Paladio Press, San Rafael: 1980. 0981410872 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Some wear and tear to the dustjacket. 
An account of the development and initial introduction of proximity fuzes during World War II. Includes an Index. 
Price: 213.75 USD
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25 BARKER, A. J. Pearl Harbor.
Ballantine Books, New York: 1971. 0345018044 / 9780345018045 Fourth Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
"Colonel Barker's book on Pearl Harbor is a most illuminating account of the dramatic stroke which marked Japan's entry into the Second World War, and temporarily paralysed the American fleet in the Pacific..." -Sir Basil Liddell Hart. 
Price: 9.74 USD
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26 BARRY, STEVEN THOMAS. Battalion Commanders At War: U.s. Army Tactical Leadership In The Mediterranean Theater, 1942-1943.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2013. Modern War Studies Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Most histories of the U.S. Army in World War II view the Mediterranean Theater of Operations primarily as a deadly training ground for very green forces, where lessons learned on the beaches of Oran, in the hills of the Kasserine Pass area, and at the collapse of the Tunis bridgehead all contributed to later success in Western Europe. Steven Barry, however, contends that victory in the MTO would not have materialized without the leadership of battalion-level commanders. They operated at a high level, despite the lack of combat experience for themselves and their troops, ineffective leadership at higher levels, and deficiencies in equipment, organization, and mobilization. Barry portrays these officers as highly trained, adaptable, and courageous in their first combat experiences in North Africa and Sicily. Their leadership, he argues, brought discipline, maturity, experience, and the ability to translate common operational guidance into tactical reality, and thus contributed significantly to battlefield success in North Africa and Sicily in 1942-1943. To explain how this happened, he examines their prewar experiences, including professional military education and unit training exercises; personal factors such as calmness and physical resilience under fire; and the ability to draw upon doctrine, creatively apply the resources at their disposal, and clearly define and communicate mission goals and means. He also reveals how battalion leaders incorporated technological innovations into combined arms maneuvers by employing tank capabilities and close air support doctrine. As Barry's assessment shows, these battalion commanders were not the sole reason for the Allied triumph in North Africa and Sicily, but victory would not have been possible without the special brand of military leadership they exhibited throughout those campaigns. Under their leadership, even inexperienced units were able to deliver credible combat performance, and without the regular army battalion leaders, U.S. units could not have functioned tactically early in the war. One of the few studies to focus on tactical adaptation at the battalion level in conventional warfare, Barry's book attests to the pivotal value of professional military education—and makes an important contribution to today's "organizational learning" debate—while providing an in-depth view of adaptation of U.S. infantry and armored forces in 1942-1943. "Barry is the first to look at battalion-level adaptation in conventional warfare. . . . An important contribution to the literature on the U.S. Army in World War II."—Douglas Porch, author of Path to Victory: The Mediterranean Theater in World War II "Reverberates with the crack, boom, and rattle of combat. Essential reading for students of World War II and all aspiring military professionals."—Michael D. Doubler, author of Closing with the Enemy: How GIs Fought the War in Europe, 1944-1945 "A completely new and provocative interpretation of combat leadership in the American Army during World War II."—Jonathan M. House, author of Combined Arms Warfare in the Twentieth Century STEVEN THOMAS BARRY is a career army officer who has served in Germany, Macedonia, Kuwait, and Iraq and was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has taught military history at West Point and is the editor of History of the Military Art since 1914. 
Price: 37.95 USD
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27 BAUER, LT.-COL. EDDY The History Of World War II.
Galahad Books, New York City: 1979. 0883657083 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. There is some tearing at the spine. 

Price: 31.11 USD
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28 BECHTHOLD, MIKE. Flying To Victory: Raymond Collishaw And The Western Desert Campaign, 1940-1941.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2017. Volume 58 in Campaigns & Commanders. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Canadian-born flying ace Raymond Collishaw (1893-1976) served in Britain's air forces for twenty-eight years. As a pilot in World War I he was credited with sixty-one confirmed kills on the Western Front. When World War II began in 1939, Air Commodore Collishaw commanded a Royal Air Force group in Egypt. It was in Egypt and Lybia in 1940-41, during the Britain's Western Desert campaign, that he demonstrated the tenets of an effective air-ground cooperation system. Flying to Victory examines Raymond Collishaw's contribution to the British system of tactical air support—a pattern of operations that eventually became standard in the Allied air forces and proved to be a key factor in the Allied victory. The British Army and Royal Air Force entered the war with conflicting views on the issue of air support that hindered the success of early operations. It was only after the chastening failure of Operation Battleaxe in June 1941, fought according to army doctrine, that Winston Churchill shifted strategy on the direction of future air campaigns—ultimately endorsing the RAF's view of mission and target selection. This view adopted principles of air-ground cooperation that Collishaw had demonstrated in combat. Author Mike Bechthold traces the emergence of this strategy in the RAF air campaign in Operation Compass, the first British offensive in the Western Desert, in which Air Commodore Collishaw's small force overwhelmed its Italian counterpart and disrupted enemy logistics. Flying to Victory details the experiences that prepared Collishaw so well for this campaign and that taught him much about the application of air power, especially how to work effectively with the army and Royal Navy. As Bechthold shows, these lessons learned altered the Allied approach to tactical air support and, ultimately, changed the course of the Second World War. 30 black-and-white Illustrations, 7 maps, 296 pages, 6" x 9". Mike Bechthold teaches history at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and is acquisitions editor for military history at Wilfrid Laurier University Press. His research focuses on air power in World War II and Canadian military history. He has also coauthored a number of guides to World War II battlefields. 
Price: 33.20 USD
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29 BECTON, F. JULIAN WITH MARSCHAUSER, JOSEPH. The Ship That Would Not Die.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula. 0933126875 / 9780933126879 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The USS Laffey suffered the most intensive Japanese Kamikaze air attack ever. 30 photos. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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30 BEEVOR, ANTONY. Berlin: The Downfall 1945.
Penguin Books, London: 2003. 0140286969 / 9780140286960 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Fair condition. Front cover is quite creased. 
"The best of five exemplary works of history is Antony Beevor's Berlin: The Downfall 1945. The story has been told many times, but Beevor brings a distinctive combination of gifts to it. Not merely is he a lucid chronicler of military tactics, strategy and maneuvers, but he had a sympathetic eye for ordinary people who became war's innocent vicrtims - in this case the uncountable thousands of women who were raped and brutalized by the Red Army as it raced to the prize that was Belin." - Jonathan Yardly, Washington Post Includes an Index. 
Price: 10.12 USD
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31 BERCUSON, DAVID J; HERWIG, HOLGER H. The Destruction Of The Bismarck.
The Overlook Press, Woodstock Press, Woodstock, NY: 2003. 1585673978 / 9781585673971 s Softcover. Very good condition 
"The Destruction of the Bismarck is told in gripping fashion that combines an impressive mastery of naval tactics and strategy, ship design and high politics." -The Washington Times. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.55 USD
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32 BERGERUD, ERIC. Touched With Fire: The Land War In The South Pacific.
Penguin Books, New York: 1996. 0140246967 / 9780140246964 Third Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A brilliant history of the land battles in the Pacific with stirring personal accounts of the horrifying struggle between the Japanese and Allied forces. Includes an Index. "Aspires to do for the ground war in the South Pacific what Keegan achieved in Six Armies in Normandy." - Los Angeles Times 
Price: 14.25 USD
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33 BERNSTEIN, ALISON R. American Indians And World War II: Toward A New Era In Indian Affairs.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 1999. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The impact of World War II on Indian affairs was more profound and lasting than that of any other event or policy--including Roosevelt's Indian New Deal and efforts to terminate federal responsibility for tribes under Eisenhower. Focusing on the period from 1941 to 1947, Alison R. Bernstein explains why termination and tribal self-determination were logical results of the Indians' World War II experiences in battle and on the home front. 11 black and white illustrations, 264 pages, 5.5" x 8.5". Alison R. Bernstein is Vice President of the Education, Media, Arts and Culture Program at the Ford Foundation and was previously Associate Dean of Faculty at Princeton University. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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34 BERRY, HENRY. This Is No Drill: Living Memories Of The Attack On Pearl Harbor.
Berkley Publishing Group, New York: 1992. 0425135357 / 9780425135358 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Now in their own words, surviors of Pearl Harbor - including members of all branches of the service - tell what it was like, in dramatic, personal acoounts that bring to life the Day That Willl Live In Infamy. 
Price: 7.90 USD
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35 BESCHLOSS, MICHAEL. The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman And The Destruction Of Hitler's Germany, 1941 - 1945.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 2002. 0684810271 / 9780684810270 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Explores suspicions that Soviet secret agents manipulated Roosevelt and his officials to do Stalin's bidding on Germany. Reveals one of the most important stories of World War II. As Allied soldiers fought the Nazis, Franklin Roosevelt and, later, Harry Truman fought in private with Churchill and Stalin over how to ensure that Germany would never threaten the world again. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.45 USD
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36 BIDERMANN, GOTTLOB HERBERT; ZUMBRO, DEREK S (TRANSLATED AND EDITED BY); SHOWALTER, DENNIS (INTRODUCTION). In Deadly Combat: A German Soldier's Memoir Of The Eastern Front.
University Press of Kansas, LAWRENCE: 2000. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In the hell that was World War II, the Eastern Front was its heart of fire and ice. Gottlob Bidermann served in that lethal theater from 1941 to 1945, and his memoir of those years vividly recaptures his grueling experiences with an army marching on the road to ruin. A riveting and reflective account by one of the millions of anonymous soldiers who fought and died in that cruel terrain, In Deadly Combat conveys the brutality and horrors of the Eastern Front in detail never before available in English. Wounded five times and awarded numerous decorations for valor, Bidermann saw action in the Crimea and siege of Sebastopol, participated in the vicious battles in the forests south of Leningrad, and ended the war trapped in the Courland Pocket. He shares his impressions of countless Russian POWs seen at the outset of his service, of peasants struggling to survive the hostilities while caught between two ruthless antagonists, and of corpses littering the landscape. He recalls a Christmas gift of gingerbread from home that overcame the stench of battle, an Easter celebrated with a basket of Russian hand grenades for eggs, and his miraculous survival of machine gun fire at close range. In closing he relives the humiliation of surrender to an enemy whom the Germans had once derided and offers a sobering glimpse into life in the Soviet gulags. Bidermann's account also debunks the myth of a highly mechanized German army that rolled over weaker opponents with impunity. Despite the vast expanses of territory captured by the Germans during the early months of Operation Barbarossa, the war with Russia remained tenuous and unforgiving. Translator Derek Zumbro has rendered Bidermann's memoir into a compelling narrative that retains the author's powerful style. This English-language edition of Bidermann's dynamic story is based upon a privately published memoir entitled Krim-Kurland Mit Der 132 Infanterie Division. Zumbro has also added important events derived from numerous interviews with Bidermann to provide additional context for American readers. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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37 BLAIR, BOBBY C. & DECIOCCIO, JOHN PETER. Victory At Peleliu: The 81st Infantry Division's Pacific Campaign.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2011. Volume 30 in the Campaigns and Commanders Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A new look at one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific War. When the 1st Marine Division began its invasion of Peleliu in September 1944, the operation in the South Pacific was to take but four days. In fact, capturing this small coral island in the Palaus with its strategic airstrip took two months and involved some of the bloodiest fighting of the Second World War in the Pacific. Rather than the easy conquest they were led to expect, the Marines who landed on Peleliu faced a war of attrition from the island's Japanese defenders, who had dug tunnels and fortified the island's rugged terrain. When the Marines' advance stalled after a week of heavy casualties, the "Wildcats" of the 81st Infantry Division were called in, at first as support. Eventually, the 1st Marines Division was evacuated and the 81st Infantry secured the island. Now Bobby C. Blair and John Peter DeCioccio tell the story of this campaign through the eyes of the 81st Infantry to offer a revised assessment. Previous accounts of the battle have focused on the 1st Marines, all but ignoring the 81st Infantry Division's contributions. Victory at Peleliu demonstrates that without the army's help the marines could not have succeeded on Peleliu. Blair and DeCioccio have mined the 81st Division's unit records and interviewed scores of veteran participants. The new data they offer challenge the orthodox view that the 81st Infantry merely mopped up an already broken enemy. Allowing their interviewees to tell much of the story, the authors also give a human face to a brutal battle. Although American efforts in the Palau Islands proved largely unnecessary to ultimately defeating the Japanese, the lessons learned on Peleliu were crucial in subsequent fighting on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The 81st Infantry's contributions are now part of that larger story. Bobby C. Blair is an independent researcher and writer. Retired after a thirty-two-year career with Phillips Petroleum Company, he now lives in Shawnee, Oklahoma. John Peter DeCioccio (1948-2004), who began the research for this book and interviewed most of the veterans, worked in the fields of broadcast journalism and mental health in New York and Florida. 
Price: 21.80 USD
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38 BLAIR, JR., CLAY. Silent Victory: The U. S. Submarine War Against Japan.
Bantam Books, New York: 1976. 0553010506 / 9780553010503 s Softcover. Fair condition. Some creases to covers. 
A revealing and immensely exciting book--the deeds of American submariners in the Pacific, the complete saga that led to victory, one of the most gripping true stories to emerge from W.W.II. Includes an Index. 
Price: 24.70 USD
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39 BLUM, HOWARD. Wanted: The Search For Nazis In America.
Fawcett Crest, New York: 1977. 0449234096 / 9780449234099 First Fawcett edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
This is the incredible, scandalous story of the search for Nazis hiding in America. It is also the story of a passionate and dedicated man, Anthony De Vito, whose mission was to bring escaped Nazis to justice. 
Price: 2.35 USD
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40 BLUM, HOWARD. Wanted: The Search For Nazis In America.
Quadrangle / The New York Times Book Co., New York: 1977. 0812906071 / 9780812906073 Second Printing before Publicaion. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
This is the incredible, scandalous story of the search for Nazis hiding in America. It is also the story of a passionate and dedicated man, Anthony De Vito, whose mission was to bring escaped Nazis to justice. 
Price: 5.89 USD
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