Ad Infinitum Books

Quick Search

Advanced Search



Click on Title to view full description

221 MOLL, OTTO E. Die Deutschen Generalfeldmarschalle, 1939-1945.
Erich Pabel, RASTATT / BADEN: 1961. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good reading copy. Underlining and notes on some pages. 
German Text 
Price: 18.05 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
222 MOORE, AARON WILLIAM. Writing War: Soldiers Record The Japanese Empire.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Historians have made widespread use of diaries to tell the story of the Second World War in Europe but have paid little attention to personal accounts from the Asia-Pacific Theater. Writing War seeks to remedy this imbalance by examining over two hundred diaries, and many more letters, postcards, and memoirs, written by Chinese, Japanese, and American servicemen from 1937 to 1945, the period of total war in Asia and the Pacific. As he describes conflicts that have often been overlooked in the history of World War II, Aaron William Moore reflects on diaries as tools in the construction of modern identity, which is important to our understanding of history. Any discussion of war responsibility, Moore contends, requires us first to establish individuals as reasonably responsible for their actions. Diaries, in which men develop and assert their identities, prove immensely useful for this task. Tracing the evolution of diarists' personal identities in conjunction with their battlefield experience, Moore explores how the language of the state, mass media, and military affected attitudes toward war, without determining them entirely. He looks at how propaganda worked to mobilize soldiers, and where it failed. And his comparison of the diaries of Japanese and American servicemen allows him to challenge the assumption that East Asian societies of this era were especially prone to totalitarianism. Moore follows the experience of soldiering into the postwar period as well, and considers how the continuing use of wartime language among veterans made their reintegration into society more difficult. Aaron William Moore is Lecturer in East Asian History at the University of Manchester. "Perhaps most disturbing of all is the way that Moore analyses the actual process of diary writing by these men. In all three countries, he reveals, the thoughts and feelings of soldiers were closely monitored by their superior officers. As a consequence the sentiments they expressed were self-policed: soldiers effectively used their diaries as a way of convincing themselves to act in the way that was required of them by the state. The implications of this are huge, and draw a question mark over one of our strongest taboos about the war. When Chinese, Japanese or American soldiers spurred themselves on to commit acts of bravery, or atrocity, how much were they expressing their own desires and how much were they resigning themselves to things that were expected of them? Does this—can this ever—at least partially absolve them of the things they did during wartime?"—Keith Lowe, Financial Times "This is an ambitious book, based on a remarkable wealth of material, using sources originally in Chinese and Japanese, and in some cases presumably difficult to decipher from the scribbled battlefront notes. The result is a quite exceptional though disturbingly graphic window onto the reality of combat. This is not a book for the squeamish… Moore has a story that needs little philosophical scaffolding, and he tells it extremely well… The diaries are a vital source for showing how soldiers can develop hatreds that are not really directed from above, but grow from the loss of companions, the evidence of enemy brutality and the raw fear generated by messy combat in distant places against a rarely discernible enemy… A richly suggestive and at times despairingly poignant account, essential reading for anyone who wants to understand more fully what combat does to the men who endure it."—Richard Overy, Literary Review "Historians writing about WWII often rely on official reports and diary entries in completing their narratives. Few historians depend entirely on personal written communications of the combatants. Moore breaks the mold by fully utilizing letters, diaries, and postcards. The author tracks not only the soldiers and how the battlefield altered their personalities, but their perceptions of the conflict both during and after the war. This was especially noticeable for the Japanese and Chinese troops, whose cultures experienced an upsurge in diary writing in the 1930s. Although maintaining diaries had been a staple of Americans for generations, the same was not true for the Japanese and Chinese. The Chinese normally wrote of their battlefield failures followed by accounts of Japanese atrocities and Chinese collaborators working for the occupation. Early in the war, the Japanese initially explained their successes in China and elsewhere, but soon, as the tide of battle changed, Japanese soldiers focused on their impending deaths. Moore's brilliant study will help generations of scholars redefine the understanding of the effects of WWII in Asia and the Pacific on troops of all the belligerent powers."—C.C. Lovett, Choice "A highly original exploration of the experiences of Japanese, Chinese, and American soldiers in the Second World War. Moore's novel and penetrating insights into the lives of the men who fought helps us to understand the terrible emotions produced in combat and the shocking brutality of the Pacific War."—Diana Lary, author of The Chinese People at War: Human Suffering and Social Transformation, 1937-1945 "In a richly layered multi-lingual and multi-archival analysis, Moore expands our grasp of how Japanese, Chinese, and American soldiers during World War II crafted their own identities on the battlefield and on the home front in their struggle to define military victory and defeat at the ground level. He confronts the hegemony of war as a narrative of the nation and reveals how the language of self in soldiers' diaries redefines the nature of war."—Barak Kushner, University of Cambridge "Moore has rewritten our understanding of the Japanese empire. Using the diaries of servicemen from China, Japan, and the U.S., he shows us the lived experience of combat in the Second World War, and the complex and intriguing ways in which it was reflected in writing and identity. Just as Paul Fussell and John Dower gave us new ways to look at war, so Moore forces us to rethink a subject that we thought we knew."—Rana Mitter, University of Oxford 
Price: 46.55 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
223 MOOREHEAD, ALAN. Eclipse.
Harper & Row, New York: 1968. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Stains on the covers. 

Price: 12.59 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
224 MORGANTHAU, ROBERT M. (INTRODUCTION); BROKAW, TOM (AFTERWORD). Ours To Fight For: American Jewish Voices From The Second World War.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York: 0971685916 / 9780971685918 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Chronicles the experience of American Jewish men and women who came together with other Americans to heed their nation's call to arms. It is the first book of its kind to give voice to Jewish veterans. The twelve stories presented here are told in the veterans' own words, capturing the immediacy and spontaneity of oral testimony. 
Price: 54.15 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
225 MORGANTHAU, ROBERT M. (INTRODUCTION); BROKAW, TOM (AFTERWORD). Ours To Fight For: American Jewish Voices From The Second World War.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York: 0971685908 / 9780971685901 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Chronicles the experience of American Jewish men and women who came together with other Americans to heed their nation's call to arms. It is the first book of its kind to give voice to Jewish veterans. The twelve stories presented here are told in the veterans' own words, capturing the immediacy and spontaneity of oral testimony. 
Price: 36.58 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
226 MORGENSTERN, GEORGE. Pearl Harbor: The Story Of The Secret War.
The Devin-Adair Company, New York: 1947. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. Library discard. 

Price: 10.93 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
227 MOSER, DON; THE EDITORS OF TIME-LIFE BOOKS. China- Burma- India: World War II.
Time-Life Books, Alexandria: 1978. First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Contains 6 chapters, Including: the Japanese lose face, an upset in command. Also contains picture essays and an index. 
Price: 6.41 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
228 MOSLEY, LEONARD. On Borrowed Time: How World War II Began.
Random House, New York: 1969. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 3.80 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
229 MOSLEY, LEONARD. On Borrowed Time: How World War II Began.
Random House, New York: 1969. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 8.55 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
230 MULLER, RICHARD. The German Air War In Russia.
The Nautical Aviation Company of America, Baltimore: 1992. 1877853135 / 9781877853135 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 

Price: 71.49 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
231 MYERS, JACK R. Shot At And Missed: Recollections Of A World War II Bombardier.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2005. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In this riveting narrative, Jack R. Myers recounts his experiences as a B-17 bombardier during World War II. Commissioned a second lieutenant in 1944 at age twenty, Myers began flying missions with the 2nd Bomb Group, U.S. Fifteenth Air Force. He learned firsthand the exhilaration—and terror—of being shot at and missed. Based in Italy, the Fifteenth Air Force flew strategic bombing raids over southern Germany, Austria, Hungary, Rumania, and Czechoslovakia. Less celebrated than the Eighth Air Force, which flew out of England, the Fifteenth, nevertheless, was pivotal in dismantling the German industrial complex. Myers offers an insider's view of these missions over southern and central Europe. The reader goes with him into the highly exposed Plexiglas nose of the Flying Fortress, flying with him through the flak-filled skies of Europe and peering with him through his Norden bombsight at Axis targets. On average, a heavy-bomber crewman survived only sixteen bombing missions. Myers survived his allotted thirty-five missions before being honorably discharged in 1945. Jack R. Myers is a retired businessman living in Arcadia, Oklahoma. "A complete and colorful narrative . . . packed with dramatic circumstances far stranger than anything dreamed up by a novelist. . . . Shot at and Missed is a book that should not be missed."—The Associated Press 
Price: 18.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
232 NELSON, DAVID C. Moroni And The Swastika: Mormons In Nazi Germany.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2015. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
While Adolf Hitler's National Socialist government was persecuting Jews and Jehovah's Witnesses and driving forty-two small German religious sects underground, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continued to practice unhindered. How some fourteen thousand Mormons not only survived but thrived in Nazi Germany is a story little known, rarely told, and occasionally rewritten within the confines of the Church's history—for good reason, as we see in David Conley Nelson's Moroni and the Swastika. A page-turning historical narrative, this book is the first full account of how Mormons avoided Nazi persecution through skilled collaboration with Hitler's regime, and then eschewed postwar shame by constructing an alternative history of wartime suffering and resistance. The Twelfth Article of Faith and parts of the 134th Section of the Doctrine and Covenants function as Mormonism's equivalent of the biblical admonition to "render unto Caesar," a charge to cooperate with civil government, no matter how onerous doing so may be. Resurrecting this often-violated doctrinal edict, ecclesiastical leaders at the time developed a strategy that protected Mormons within Nazi Germany. Furthermore, as Nelson shows, many Mormon officials strove to fit into the Third Reich by exploiting commonalities with the Nazi state. German Mormons emphasized a mutual interest in genealogy and a passion for sports. They sent husbands into the Wehrmacht and sons into the Hitler Youth, and they prayed for a German victory when the war began. They also purged Jewish references from hymnals, lesson plans, and liturgical practices. One American mission president even wrote an article for the official Nazi Party newspaper, extolling parallels between Utah Mormon and German Nazi society. Nelson documents this collaboration, as well as subsequent efforts to suppress it by fashioning a new collective memory of ordinary German Mormons' courage and travails during the war. Recovering this inconvenient past, Moroni and the Swastika restores a complex and difficult chapter to the history of Nazi Germany and the Mormon Church in the twentieth century—and offers new insight into the construction of historical truth. 23 black and white illustrations, 3 maps, 2 tables. David Conley Nelson holds a Ph.D. in history from Texas A&M University. He served six years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and is now an independent researcher and commercial airline captain. "David Nelson carefully examines the American and German Mormons who developed a small but dedicated cadre of converts in prewar Germany. Nelson shows how, as war became imminent, the Nazis accepted the Mormons and vice versa, whereas some religious communities such as the Jehovah's Witnesses resisted and suffered greatly. This book's critical scope, combined with intensive research and thorough analysis, provides a story of stunning breadth and clarity." —Robert C. Doyle, author of The Enemy in Our Hands, A Prisoner's Duty: Great Escapes in U.S. Military History, and Voices from Captivity: Interpreting the American POW Narrative "David C. Nelson's Moroni and the Swastika takes us to the heart of one of the most important questions for our age: How could the Nazi horrors have happened and could they happen again? In this book we learn how ordinary good-living people, driven by faith and the leadership of their church, were not only silent but also colluding. Rather than apportioning blame, this story instead leads readers on a journey toward understanding the consequences for believers 'of conflating God and government.'"—Christine Elizabeth King, author of The Nazi State and the New Religions: Five Case Studies in Non-Conformity "With his comprehensive consultation of Mormon sources and astute use of recent German scholarship, David C. Nelson gives an unparalleled view of the remarkable way the LDS Church prospered in Nazi Germany while many other religious minorities suffered."—D. Michael Quinn, author of Early Mormonism and the Magic World View 
Price: 28.45 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
233 NOBECOURT, R. G. Les Secrets De La Propagande En France Occupee.
Fayard, Paris, 1962. s Softcover. Fair condition. Stains on the covers and bottom edge of book. 
French Text. 
Price: 43.23 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
234 O'KANE, RICHARD . Clear The Bridge!: The War Patrols Of The U.s.s. Tang.
Bantam Books, New York: 1981. 0553145169 / 9780553145168 s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 

Price: 10.69 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
235 OKERSTROM, DENNIS R. Project 9: The Birth Of The Air Commandos In World War I I.
University of Missouri Press, Columbia: 2014. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II is a thoroughly researched narrative of the Allied joint project to invade Burma by air. Beginning with its inception at the Quebec Conference of 1943 and continuing through Operation Thursday until the death of the brilliant British General Orde Wingate in March 1944, less than a month after the successful invasion of Burma, Project 9 details all aspects of this covert mission, including the selection of the American airmen, the procurement of the aircraft, the joint training with British troops, and the dangerous night-time assault behind Japanese lines by glider. Based on review of hundreds of documents as well as interviews with surviving Air Commandos, this is the history of a colorful, autonomous, and highly effective military unit that included some of the most recognizable names of the era. Tasked by the General of the Army Air Forces, H. H. "Hap" Arnold, to provide air support for British troops under the eccentric Major General Wingate as they operated behind Japanese lines in Burma, the Air Commandos were breaking entirely new ground in operational theory, tactics, and inter-Allied cooperation. Okerstrom's in-depth research and analysis in Project 9 shed light on the operations of America's first foray into special military operations, when these heroes led the way for the formation of modern special operations teams such as Delta Force and Seal Team Six. Dennis R. Okerstrom is Professor of English at Park University, a certified flight instructor, and the author of four previous books including The Final Mission of Bottoms Up: A World War II Pilot's Story (University of Missouri Press). He owns and flies a restored 1942 Army scout plane and is the recipient of numerous awards for scholarship and teaching. He lives in Independence, Missouri. The American Military Experience Series, edited by John C. McManus. SMH/Distinguished Book Award 
Price: 28.45 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
236 OTTLEY, ROI; HUDDLE, MARK A (EDITED W/ INTRODUCTION). Roi Ottley's World War II: The Lost Diary Of An African American Journalist .
University Press of Kansas: Lawrence. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
When black journalist Vincent "Roi" Ottley was assigned to cover the European theater in World War II, he provided a perspective shared by few other war correspondents. But what he really saw has taken more than sixty years to come to light. Already famous as the author of New World A-Coming—in which he decried the hypocrisy of America fighting for freedom in Europe while denying it to blacks at home—Ottley was sent to cover the experiences of African American soldiers that neither white journalists nor the American military felt obliged to report. But while his dispatches documented this assignment, his personal diary reveals a different war—one that included mess hall brawls between Southern white soldiers and their black counterparts, the British public's ignorance toward their own black soldiers, and other subtle glimpses of wartime life that never made it into print. That journal remained buried in a collection of Ottley's papers at St. Bonaventure University until Mark Huddle discovered it in the school's archives. With this book, he offers us a new look at World War II as he brings a forgotten figure out of history's shadow. While Ottley may have had an agenda in his published articles of proving the worth of black soldiers, his diary is rich in personal reflections—from his fears while enduring a bombing raid in London to his true feelings about fellow reporters to his encounters with celebrities such as Ernest Hemingway and Edward R. Murrow. And at every turn Ottley kept a keen eye on race issues, revealing a highly political as well as entertaining writer while reflecting a growing awareness that the African American freedom movement was part of a larger international struggle by peoples of color against Western imperialism. Huddle's introduction frames Ottley's career and contributions, and his annotations throughout the book provide additional context to the reporter's experiences. Huddle also includes thirteen of Ottley's published dispatches to demonstrate the differences between his personal musings and his professional output. The publication of this lost diary restores the reputation of a trailblazing figure, showing that Roi Ottley was both a brilliant writer and one of America's keenest observers of race issues. It offers all readers interested in race relations or World War II a more nuanced picture of life during that conflict from a perspective rarely encountered. 
Price: 33.20 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
237 OVERY, RICHARD. Interrogations: The Nazi Elite In Allied Hands, 1945.
Viking, New York: 2001. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. 
Tells the story of the Nazi elite taken prisoner in 1945 as these notorious men, along with their captors, first attempted to come to terms with the reality of the bloodiest war in human history. Opens a new window into the Third Reich, providing an intimate glimpse of the savage dictatorship in its death throes. Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.52 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
238 PARRISH, THOMAS (EDITOR). The Simon And Schuster Encyclopedia Of World War II.
Cord Communications, New York: 1978. 0671242776 / 9780671242770 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 18.29 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Bantam Books, New York: 1980. 0553259911 / 9780553259919 s Softcover. Very good condition. 
From the invasion of Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge, General George S. Patton, Jr., was the most flamboyant, audacious Allied leader of World War II. Brandishing his famous pearl-handled pistols and driven by a profound belief that wars are wom by killing the enemy as faswt as possible, Patton slammed the tanks and men of the Third Army across Europe at a breakneck pace. He battled not only the enemy but Supreme Headquarters; he complained SHAEF was doing all it could to deny him easy victory. In these fascinating and frank memoirs, Patton speaks out with intense personal feelings about the Second World War, the art of war, and the soldier's life. 
Price: 4.37 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
240 PERSICO, JOSEPH E. Piercing The Reich: Nazi Germany By American Secret Agents During World War II.
The Viking Press, New York: 1979 0670554901 / 9780670554904 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is torn on the spine and also on the back. Binding is about to go. 

Price: 5.23 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
<< Skip 10  < PREV  11   12  13 14 15 16 17 18  NEXT >  

Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by