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241 PHELAN, MARY KAY. Design For Destruction: The Story Of Eight Nazi Saboteurs Who Landed On The East Coast Of The United States In World War II.
Beaches Area Historical Society, Jacksonville Beach: 1997. 1879894149 / 9781879894143 s Softcover. Good condition with scuffing to front cover. 
The story of eight Nazi saboteurs who landed on the East coast of the United States during World War II. Includes a Bibliography. 
Price: 32.06 USD
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242 PHISTER, JEFF WITH HONE, THOMAS & GOODYEAR, PAUL. Battleship Oklahoma Bb-37.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2008. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Returning to Pearl Harbor to revisit the fate of a ship and its crew. On a quiet Sunday morning in 1941, a ship designed to keep the peace was suddenly attacked. This book tells the remarkable story of a battleship, its brave crew, and how their lives were intertwined. Jeff Phister and his coauthors have written the comprehensive history of the USS Oklahoma from its christening in 1914 to its final loss in 1947. Phister tells how the Oklahoma served in World War I, participated in the Great Cruise of 1925, and evacuated refugees from Spain in 1936. But the most memorable event of the ship's history occurred on December 7, 1941. Phister weaves the personal narratives of surviving crewmen with the necessary technical information to recreate the attack and demonstrate the full scope of its devastation. Captured Japanese photographs and dozens of historic U.S. Navy photographs deepen our understanding of this monumental event. Raised after the attack, the Oklahoma sank again while being towed stateside and now rests on the ocean floor, 540 miles northeast of Oahu. Battleship Oklahoma: BB-37 tells the complete story of a proud ship and her fall through the eyes of those who survived her loss. Jeff Phister is a freelance biographer in Phoenix, Arizona, and an active member of the USS Oklahoma Family, Inc., a nonprofit corporation dedicated to preserving the memory of the USS Oklahoma. Thomas Hone has spent his career teaching, working in defense organization and management, and is the author of numerous books on naval subjects, including Battle Line: The United States Navy, 1919-1939. Paul Goodyear, a USS Oklahoma survivor, lives in Casa Grande, Arizona and is involved in an effort to identify the remains of the USS Oklahoma's 380 crewmembers that were buried as Unknowns. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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243 PHISTER, JEFF WITH HONE, THOMAS & GOODYEAR, PAUL. Battleship Oklahoma Bb-37.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2008. First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Returning to Pearl Harbor to revisit the fate of a ship and its crew. On a quiet Sunday morning in 1941, a ship designed to keep the peace was suddenly attacked. This book tells the remarkable story of a battleship, its brave crew, and how their lives were intertwined. Jeff Phister and his coauthors have written the comprehensive history of the USS Oklahoma from its christening in 1914 to its final loss in 1947. Phister tells how the Oklahoma served in World War I, participated in the Great Cruise of 1925, and evacuated refugees from Spain in 1936. But the most memorable event of the ship's history occurred on December 7, 1941. Phister weaves the personal narratives of surviving crewmen with the necessary technical information to recreate the attack and demonstrate the full scope of its devastation. Captured Japanese photographs and dozens of historic U.S. Navy photographs deepen our understanding of this monumental event. Raised after the attack, the Oklahoma sank again while being towed stateside and now rests on the ocean floor, 540 miles northeast of Oahu. Battleship Oklahoma: BB-37 tells the complete story of a proud ship and her fall through the eyes of those who survived her loss. Jeff Phister is a freelance biographer in Phoenix, Arizona, and an active member of the USS Oklahoma Family, Inc., a nonprofit corporation dedicated to preserving the memory of the USS Oklahoma. Thomas Hone has spent his career teaching, working in defense organization and management, and is the author of numerous books on naval subjects, including Battle Line: The United States Navy, 1919-1939. Paul Goodyear, a USS Oklahoma survivor, lives in Casa Grande, Arizona and is involved in an effort to identify the remains of the USS Oklahoma's 380 crewmembers that were buried as Unknowns. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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244 PIEHLER, G. KURT & PASH, SIDNEY (EDITORS). The United States And The Second World War: New Perspectives On Diplomacy, War, And The Home Front.
Fordham University Press, New York: World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 

Price: 24.70 USD
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245 POWELL, COLONEL E. ALEXANDER. The Long Roll On The Rhine.
MacMillan Company, New York: 1934. h Hardcover with no dustjacket. Good Condition. 
This book presents an account of the National Socialist Revolution written for the American public from what the writer calls an unprejudiced point of view. It contains much on Nazi social life and the position of the Jews. There is a picture of Hitler as the frontpiece. 
Price: 61.28 USD
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246 POWERS, THOMAS. Heisenberg's War: The Secret History Of The German Bomb.
Da Capo Press, New York: 2000. 0306810115 / 9780306810114 First Da Capo Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
One of the last secrets of World War II is why thr Germans failed to build an atom ic bomb. Could Nazi Germany have built one? That is the question this book attempts to answer. Includes an Index. 
Price: 17.80 USD
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247 PRANGE, GORDON W. IN COLLABORATION WITH GOLDSTEIN, DONALD M. & DILLON, KATHERINE V. At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story Of Pearl Harbor.
Penguin Books, New York: 1982. 0140064559 / 9780140064551 s Softcover. Good condition. 
This is the culmination of thirty-seven years of study and research. Presents the story of Pearl Harbor as seen from both the Japanese and American points of view in the context of the time. Includes an Index. "From first to last - responsible, intelligent, absorbing . . . the book is most outstanding." - Kirkus Reviews 
Price: 5.70 USD
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248 PREPARED FROM OFFICIAL SOURCES BY KARIG, USNR, COMMANDER WALTER WITH BURTON, USNR, LIEUTENANT EARL & FREELAND, USNR, LIEUTENANT STEPHEN L. Battle Report: The Atlantic War.
Published in cooperation with the Council on Books in Wartime by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., New York: 1946. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
This is Volume II of the Battle Report series. It tells the story of the Navy's war in the Atlantic, the Arctic and the Mediterranean. Much of the action herein related was performed without benefit of headlines; dictates of national security required that the War in the Atlantic be fought as a secret war. Numerous photographs and includes an Index. 
Price: 13.97 USD
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249 PROVINCE, CHARLES M. The Unknown Patton.
Hippocrene Books, New York: 1982. 0882546414 / 9780882546414 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Although this book contains a good deal of biographical information concerning General Patton, it is not a biography. The general scope of the work is twofold: to distinguish and assess some of the major contoversies that arose in regard to Patton, and to bring to light some interesting information about that unusual man that has not been previously brought to public attention. 
Price: 13.25 USD
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250 PYLE, ERNIE. Brave Men.
Henry Holt and Company, New York: 1944. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Europe was in the throes of World War II, and when America joined the fighting, Ernie Pyle went along. Long before television beamed daily images of combat into our living rooms, Pyle's on-the-spot reporting gave the American public a firsthand view of what war was like for the boys on the front. Pyle followed the soldiers into the trenches, battlefields, field hospitals, and beleaguered cities of Europe. What he witnessed he described with a clarity, sympathy, and grit that gave the public back home an immediate sense of the foot soldier's experience. There were really two wars, John Steinbeck wrote in Time magazine: one of maps and logistics, campaigns, ballistics, divisions, and regiments and the other a "war of the homesick, weary, funny, violent, common men who wash their socks in their helmets, complain about the food, whistle at Arab girls, or any girls for that matter, and bring themselves through as dirty a business as the world has ever seen and do it with humor and dignity and courage—and that is Ernie Pyle's war." This collection of Pyle's columns detailing the fighting in Europe in 1943-44 brings that war—and the living, and dying, moments of history—home to us once again. Ernie Pyle worked as managing editor of the Washington News and later became a roving journalist for Scripps Howard Newspapers. After many years following the fighting in Europe, Pyle traveled to the South Pacific, where a sniper's bullet took his life in 1945. "Brave Men is a collection of journalist Pyle's newspaper columns from 1943 and 1944, in which he details the fighting in Europe primarily from the perspective of the common U.S. G.I. This angle of reporting brought the front-line war back to the families of those serving in the armed forces and endeared Pyle to the troops. An essential piece of Americana for all collections."—Library Journal "Pyle, of course, captures 'the human qualities' of men in combat, but he also provides 'an extraordinary sense of the scope of the European war fronts, the variety of services involved, the men and their officers. . . [A] classic of modern journalism."—Kirkus Reviews 
Price: 4.28 USD
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251 PYLE, ERNIE. Brave Men.
Henry Holt and Company, New York: 1944. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Europe was in the throes of World War II, and when America joined the fighting, Ernie Pyle went along. Long before television beamed daily images of combat into our living rooms, Pyle's on-the-spot reporting gave the American public a firsthand view of what war was like for the boys on the front. Pyle followed the soldiers into the trenches, battlefields, field hospitals, and beleaguered cities of Europe. What he witnessed he described with a clarity, sympathy, and grit that gave the public back home an immediate sense of the foot soldier's experience. There were really two wars, John Steinbeck wrote in Time magazine: one of maps and logistics, campaigns, ballistics, divisions, and regiments and the other a "war of the homesick, weary, funny, violent, common men who wash their socks in their helmets, complain about the food, whistle at Arab girls, or any girls for that matter, and bring themselves through as dirty a business as the world has ever seen and do it with humor and dignity and courage—and that is Ernie Pyle's war." This collection of Pyle's columns detailing the fighting in Europe in 1943-44 brings that war—and the living, and dying, moments of history—home to us once again. Ernie Pyle worked as managing editor of the Washington News and later became a roving journalist for Scripps Howard Newspapers. After many years following the fighting in Europe, Pyle traveled to the South Pacific, where a sniper's bullet took his life in 1945. "Brave Men is a collection of journalist Pyle's newspaper columns from 1943 and 1944, in which he details the fighting in Europe primarily from the perspective of the common U.S. G.I. This angle of reporting brought the front-line war back to the families of those serving in the armed forces and endeared Pyle to the troops. An essential piece of Americana for all collections."—Library Journal "Pyle, of course, captures 'the human qualities' of men in combat, but he also provides 'an extraordinary sense of the scope of the European war fronts, the variety of services involved, the men and their officers. . . [A] classic of modern journalism."—Kirkus Reviews 
Price: 4.75 USD
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252 PYLE, ERNIE; PIEHLER, G. KURT. Brave Men.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2001. 0803287682 / 9780803287686 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Europe was in the throes of World War II, and when America joined the fighting, Ernie Pyle went along. Long before television beamed daily images of combat into our living rooms, Pyle's on-the-spot reporting gave the American public a firsthand view of what war was like for the boys on the front. Pyle followed the soldiers into the trenches, battlefields, field hospitals, and beleaguered cities of Europe. What he witnessed he described with a clarity, sympathy, and grit that gave the public back home an immediate sense of the foot soldier's experience. There were really two wars, John Steinbeck wrote in Time magazine: one of maps and logistics, campaigns, ballistics, divisions, and regiments and the other a "war of the homesick, weary, funny, violent, common men who wash their socks in their helmets, complain about the food, whistle at Arab girls, or any girls for that matter, and bring themselves through as dirty a business as the world has ever seen and do it with humor and dignity and courage—and that is Ernie Pyle's war." This collection of Pyle's columns detailing the fighting in Europe in 1943-44 brings that war—and the living, and dying, moments of history—home to us once again. Ernie Pyle worked as managing editor of the Washington News and later became a roving journalist for Scripps Howard Newspapers. After many years following the fighting in Europe, Pyle traveled to the South Pacific, where a sniper's bullet took his life in 1945. "Brave Men is a collection of journalist Pyle's newspaper columns from 1943 and 1944, in which he details the fighting in Europe primarily from the perspective of the common U.S. G.I. This angle of reporting brought the front-line war back to the families of those serving in the armed forces and endeared Pyle to the troops. An essential piece of Americana for all collections."—Library Journal "In his fine introduction to this new edition, G. Kurt Piehler (History/Univ. of Tennessee at Knoxville) celebrates Pyle's 'dense, descriptive style' and his unusual feel for the quotidian GI experience—a personal and human side to war left out of reporting on generals and their strategies. . . . Kirkus, at the time [of the original edition in 1944], noted the hoopla over Pyle (Pulitzer, hugely popular syndicated column, BOMC hype) and decided it was all worth it: 'the book doesn't let the reader down.' Pyle, of course, captures 'the human qualities' of men in combat, but he also provides 'an extraordinary sense of the scope of the European war fronts, the variety of services involved, the men and their officers.' . . . [A] classic of modern journalism."—Kirkus Reviews Includes an Index 
Price: 18.95 USD
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253 QUARRIE, BRUCE. Weapons Of The Waffen - Ss: From Small Arms To Tanks.
Patrick Stephens Limited, Wellingborough: 1988. 1852600489 / 9781852600488 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Discusses the weapons allocated to and used by one of the most fascinating military organizations ever created - from daggers and hand guns to heavy artillery and tanks. Full details and specifications of each weapon and an analysis of its use in combat complete the picture to provide a comprehensive study of immense value to military historians and other enthusiasts. Includes an Index. 
Price: 17.01 USD
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254 RAFFA, STANLEY W. The Hungry And Sick: Notes On My 196 Days In The E.t.o.
Vantage Press, New York: 2005. 053315071X / 9780533150717 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A true account of the author's experiences as a prisoner of war (P.O.W.) after being captured during the intense Battle of the Bulge in Germany in 1944. With lucid and unaffected prose, Stanley W. Raffa captures the spirit of a soldier caught up in the colossal events of World War II. 
Price: 66.86 USD
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255 RAMATI, ALEXANDER. Barbed Wire On The Isle Of Man: The Wartime British Internment Of Jews.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York: 1980. 0151106711 / 9780151106714 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 23.51 USD
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256 RANKIN, NICHOLAS. Ian Fleming's Commandos: The Story Of The Legendary 30 Assault Unit.
Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford/London: 2011. 0199782822 / 9780199782826 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In 1941, the United Kingdom faced its darkest hour: it stood alone against the Germans, who had chased British forces out of France, Norway, and Greece. All it had left were desperate measures - commando raids, intelligence coups, feats of derring-do. Any such "novel enterprise," wrote Admiral John Godfrey, Director of Naval Intelligence, required "an officer with drive and imagination of the highest order." He found one in Commander Ian Fleming. In Ian Fleming's Commandos, Nicholas Rankin tells the exciting story of a secret intelligence outfit conceived and organized by Fleming. Named 30 Assault Unit, the group was expected to seize enemy codebooks, cipher machines, and documents in high-stakes operations. Assault unit commandos fought in the North African campaign and the invasions of Sicily and Italy, poked over the bones of bombed Pantelleria, and liberated Capri. Rebranded '30 Assault Unit', they went ashore on D-Day, heading for rocket-sites and radar-stations. They helped liberate Paris (including the Ritz Bar and the Rothschild mansion) and then set out to steal scientific and industrial secrets from the heart of Germany. Their final amazing coup was to seize the entire archives of the German Navy null three hundred tons of documents. Ian Fleming flew out in person to accompany the loot back to Britain, where it was combed for evidence to use in the Nuremburg trials. Based on incisive research and written with verve and insight, Ian Fleming's Commandos brings to life a long-obscured chapter of World War II and reveals the inspiration behind Fleming's famous fiction. Tells the story of how Fleming's life inspired the creation of James Bond. "It is, first of all, chock-a-block full of wonderful stories and odd characters, and secondly awash in wonderful, arcane knowledge of the seamy and secret side of World War Two...suavely blended, like one of Bond's Martinis." - Michael Korda, The Daily Beast "A kind of cousin to Rankin's own A Genius for Deception: How Cunning Helped the British Win Two World Wars, this will appeal to all readers interested either in Ian Fleming or World War II secret operations." - Library Journal "Nicholas Rankin's fascinating book is an account of the 30AU's progress through the war. From time to time it reads like a Boy's Own story, so flamboyant are the characters and so vivid Rankin's accounts of the deadly scrapes and firefights the commandos found themselves involved in. The research is prodigious and lucid - now I finally understand how an Enigma machine works - and one gains a real sense of how these maverick units functioned, very much akin to the Long Range Desert Group and the fledgling SAS." - William Boyd, The Guardian "Rankin has produced, as my father would have said, a ripping good yarn." - The Washington Independent Review of Books 
Price: 28.45 USD
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257 READ, ANTHONY; FISHER, DAVID. The Fall Of Berlin.
Konecky & Konecky, Old Saybrook: 1568523335 / 9781568523330 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 

Price: 12.33 USD
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258 REEKIE, DOUGLAS. These Were The Nerves, The Story Of The Electric Cable And Wire Industry Of Great Britain During The Years Of War.
Adams Bros. & Shardlow Ltd., London. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 

Price: 23.75 USD
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259 REIN, CHRISTOPHER M. The North African Air Campaign: U.s. Army Air Forces From El Alamein To Salerno.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2012. Modern War Studies Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In the summer of 1942, Axis forces controlled almost the entire southern shore of the Mediterranean. Less than a year later, they had been swept from the African continent—thanks in no small part to efforts of the fledgling U.S. Army Air Force. Indeed, USAAF in North Africa emerged as a senior partner in the Alliance, supplying aircraft and crews at a rate the other partners were unable to match. Going beyond the spare analysis of North African air operations in previous accounts, Christopher Rein shows how American fighter planes and heavy bombers, employed in almost exclusively tactical and operational roles, played a pivotal role in the Alliance's successful ground campaigns. This aerial armada also had a significant negative impact on enemy logistics through its bombing raids on Axis ports, shipping, and airfields. In the process, USAAF helped foster and develop a pattern of inter-service cooperation that remains at the foundation of American close-air-support doctrine today. Rein chronicles the emergence of USAAF in the late interwar and early WWII periods as a more heterogeneous and creative fighting force than earlier works have led us to believe. He then analyzes little-known aspects of the war, including early air operations in the eastern Mediterranean and in the TORCH landings. He explores some of the key issues confronting Eisenhower, such as how to establish USAAF priorities and how to deploy long-range bombers, fighters, and attack forces. In describing the struggle for balance in the employment of air assets between strategic bombing and interdiction in a time fraught with inter-service rivalry, he shows how, despite occasional mistakes such as the heavy losses involved in the Ploesti raids, USAAF struck a suitable balance and even invested more assets in interdiction than traditional accounts of strategic bombardment would suggest. A virtual operational-level history of the USAAF during the formative period of American airpower, Rein's account pulls together material from diverse sources to demonstrate that today's Air Force emphasis on mobility, intelligence, reconnaissance, and close support for ground forces have deep roots. By showing that the Army Air Force in World War II did not neglect support for ground and naval forces in order to concentrate exclusively on strategic bombing, it suggests lessons for military and civilian leaders in the employment of air forces in current and future conflicts. "A thorough, comprehensive, judicious, and utterly riveting account of how the USAAF adapted pre-war airpower theory to the tactical realities of WWII's Mediterranean battlefield."—Douglas Porch, author of The Path to Victory: The Mediterranean Theater in World War II Christopher M. Rein is an assistant professor of history at the U.S. Air Force Academy. "An insightful and much-needed analysis of real-time battlefield adaptation and innovation, Rein's book allows us to see how American airmen learned and honed the war-fighting skills that are vital—indeed essential—in a modern combined arms setting."—Tami Davis Biddle, author of Rhetoric and Reality in Air Warfare "Demonstrates conclusively that air superiority was essential to victory in the North African, Sicilian, and Italian campaigns."—Phillip S. Meilinger, author of Hoyt S. Vandenberg: The Life of a General 
Price: 33.20 USD
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260 REISS, JOHANNA. The Upstairs Room.
Thomas Y. Crowell Co., NY: 1972. 0690851278 / 9780690851274 First Editon. s Library discard. 
Reiss's account, written for children, of her own experiences as a young girl in Holland during World War II, when she had to leave her family, going into hiding in a remote farm- house with the Oosterveld family. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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