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81 CITINO, ROBERT M. The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting A Lost War, 1943.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2016. Modern War Studies. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Throughout 1943, the German army, heirs to a military tradition that demanded and perfected relentless offensive operations, succumbed to the realities of its own overreach and the demands of twentieth-century industrialized warfare. In his new study, prizewinning author Robert Citino chronicles this weakening Wehrmacht, now fighting desperately on the defensive but still remarkably dangerous and lethal. Applying the keen operational analysis for which he is so highly regarded, Citino contends that virtually every flawed German decision—to defend Tunis, to attack at Kursk and then call off the offensive, to abandon Sicily, to defend Italy high up the boot and then down much closer to the toe—had strong supporters among the army's officer corps. He looks at all of these engagements from the perspective of each combatant nation and also establishes beyond a shadow of a doubt the synergistic interplay between the fronts. Ultimately, Citino produces a grim portrait of the German officer corps, dispelling the longstanding tendency to blame every bad decision on Hitler. Filled with telling vignettes and sharp portraits and copiously documented, The Wehrmacht Retreats is a dramatic and fast-paced narrative that will engage military historians and general readers alike. Recipient of the Arthur Goodzeit Award. Robert M. Citino is senior historian, National World War II Museum and author of eight books, including Death of the Wehrmacht: The German Campaigns of 1942; The German Way of War: From the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich; Quest for Decisive Victory: From Stalemate to Blitzkrieg in Europe, 1899-1940; and Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm: The Evolution of Operational Warfare, which won both the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award and the American Historical Association's Paul Birdsall Prize. Drawing on his impeccable command of German-language sources, Citino offers fresh, vivid, and detailed treatments of key campaigns during this fateful year: the Allied landings in North Africa, General von Manstein's great counterstroke in front of Kharkov, the German attack at Kasserine Pass, the titanic engagement of tanks and men at Kursk, the Soviet counteroffensives at Orel and Belgorod, and the Allied landing gs in Sicily and Italy. Through these events, he reveals how a military establishment historically configured for violent aggression reacted when the tables were turned; how German commanders viewed their newest enemy, the U.S. Army, after brutal fighting against the British and Soviets; and why, despite their superiority in materiel and manpower, the Allies were unable to turn 1943 into a much more decisive year. "Like all of Citino's work, this book brims with perceptive insights and clever observations." —German Studies Review "A fine book, well written and relevant to professional military officers and academics alike. Furthermore, it is good history. Citino demonstrates the power of objective analysis to illuminate present challenges through a rigorous study of the past. . . . Even those who consider themselves well read on the topic will find new and interesting nuggets and will have their preconceived notions challenged. Perhaps the greatest merit of this book is the idea that 'ways of war' have a shelf-life." —Army History 
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82 CITINO, ROBERT M. The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting A Lost War, 1943.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2016. Modern War Studies. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Throughout 1943, the German army, heirs to a military tradition that demanded and perfected relentless offensive operations, succumbed to the realities of its own overreach and the demands of twentieth-century industrialized warfare. In his new study, prizewinning author Robert Citino chronicles this weakening Wehrmacht, now fighting desperately on the defensive but still remarkably dangerous and lethal. Applying the keen operational analysis for which he is so highly regarded, Citino contends that virtually every flawed German decision—to defend Tunis, to attack at Kursk and then call off the offensive, to abandon Sicily, to defend Italy high up the boot and then down much closer to the toe—had strong supporters among the army's officer corps. He looks at all of these engagements from the perspective of each combatant nation and also establishes beyond a shadow of a doubt the synergistic interplay between the fronts. Ultimately, Citino produces a grim portrait of the German officer corps, dispelling the longstanding tendency to blame every bad decision on Hitler. Filled with telling vignettes and sharp portraits and copiously documented, The Wehrmacht Retreats is a dramatic and fast-paced narrative that will engage military historians and general readers alike. Recipient of the Arthur Goodzeit Award. Robert M. Citino is senior historian, National World War II Museum and author of eight books, including Death of the Wehrmacht: The German Campaigns of 1942; The German Way of War: From the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich; Quest for Decisive Victory: From Stalemate to Blitzkrieg in Europe, 1899-1940; and Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm: The Evolution of Operational Warfare, which won both the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award and the American Historical Association's Paul Birdsall Prize. Drawing on his impeccable command of German-language sources, Citino offers fresh, vivid, and detailed treatments of key campaigns during this fateful year: the Allied landings in North Africa, General von Manstein's great counterstroke in front of Kharkov, the German attack at Kasserine Pass, the titanic engagement of tanks and men at Kursk, the Soviet counteroffensives at Orel and Belgorod, and the Allied landing gs in Sicily and Italy. Through these events, he reveals how a military establishment historically configured for violent aggression reacted when the tables were turned; how German commanders viewed their newest enemy, the U.S. Army, after brutal fighting against the British and Soviets; and why, despite their superiority in materiel and manpower, the Allies were unable to turn 1943 into a much more decisive year. "Like all of Citino's work, this book brims with perceptive insights and clever observations." —German Studies Review "A fine book, well written and relevant to professional military officers and academics alike. Furthermore, it is good history. Citino demonstrates the power of objective analysis to illuminate present challenges through a rigorous study of the past. . . . Even those who consider themselves well read on the topic will find new and interesting nuggets and will have their preconceived notions challenged. Perhaps the greatest merit of this book is the idea that 'ways of war' have a shelf-life." —Army History 
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83 CITINO, ROBERT M. The Wehrmacht's Last Stand: The German Campaigns Of 1944-1945.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2017. Modern War Studies Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
By 1943, the war was lost, and most German officers knew it. Three quarters of a century later, the question persists: What kept the German army going in an increasingly hopeless situation? Where some historians have found explanations in the power of Hitler or the role of ideology, Robert M. Citino, the world's leading scholar on the subject, posits a more straightforward solution: Bewegungskrieg, the way of war cultivated by the Germans over the course of history. In this gripping account of German military campaigns during the final phase of World War II, Citino charts the inevitable path by which Bewegungskrieg, or a "war of movement," inexorably led to Nazi Germany's defeat. The Wehrmacht's Last Stand analyzes the German Totenritt, or "death ride," from January 1944—with simultaneous Allied offensives at Anzio and Ukraine—until May 1945, the collapse of the Wehrmacht in the field, and the Soviet storming of Berlin. In clear and compelling prose, and bringing extensive reading of the German-language literature to bear, Citino focuses on the German view of these campaigns. Often very different from the Allied perspective, this approach allows for a more nuanced and far-reaching understanding of the last battles of the Wehrmacht than any now available. With Citino's previous volumes, Death of the Wehrmacht and The Wehrmacht Retreats, The Wehrmacht's Last Stand completes a uniquely comprehensive picture of the German army's strategy, operations, and performance against the Allies in World War II. Robert M. Citino is the Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian at the National World War II Museum. His many books include the multi-award-winning The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Lost War, 1943; Death of the Wehrmacht: The German Campaigns of 1942; and The German Way of War: From the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich, all published by Kansas. "An account and analysis of German military operations in the last year of World War II that is sure to enlighten anyone who wants some insight into the way that war ended and how the German military tried to cope with a multi-front conflict. Balanced and thoughtful reviews of plans and events on both sides of the fronts, careful utilization of an enormous literature, and shrewd judgments characterize a book that will receive and merit attention for many years." —Gerhard L. Weinberg, author of A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II "Written with his customary verve and lively prose, Citino also displays his typically penetrating insight, formidable research, and depth of knowledge in describing German operations in the often overlooked last year and a half of the war. He shows a keen understanding of the German dilemma, a propensity for sharp observations, and, as always, a knack for challenging conventional wisdom. This is a compelling and thought-provoking book brimming with insight that forces the reader to reflect on the personalities and operations—both a product of a distinctive military culture—that continued to fuel the Nazi war machine until the bitter end of this most destructive war. A worthy successor to his earlier works on the Wehrmacht."—Stephen G. Fritz, author of Ostkrieg: Hitlers War of Extermination in the East 
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84 CLAUSEN, HENRY C.; LEE, BRUCE. Pearl Harbor: Final Judgement.
Crown Publishers, New York: 1992. 0517586444 / 9780517586440 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
In 1944, Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, knowing that high-ranking members of the military had falsely testified before the various bodies investigating the attack on Pearl Harbor, selected a then-unknown major by the name of Henry C. Clausen to undertake a new investigation. From November 1944 to September 1945,Clausen traveled more than 55,000 miles and interviewed over a hundred U. S. and British Army, Navy, and civilian personnel. He was given the authority to go anywhere and question anyone under oath, from enlisted personnel right up to George C. Marshall, the Chief of Staff. He ultimately presented an 800 page report to Stimson-a report that revealed a massive operational failure by the United States to use the priceless signals intelligence that it had obtained months before Pearl Harbor. Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.06 USD
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85 CLAYTON, TIM; CRAIG, PHIL. The End Of The Beginning: From The Siege Of Malta To The Allied Victory At El Alamein.
The Free Press, New York: 2003. 074322325X / 9780743223256 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 13.30 USD
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86 CLEMENS, DIANE SHAVER. Yalta
Oxford University Press, New York: 1970. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

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87 COFFEY, THOMAS M. Imperial Tragedy; Japan In World War II - The First Days And The Last.
Pinnacle Books, New York: 1971. First printing of this Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Here is the brilliantly detailed report - hour-by-hour and person-to-person- of those cataclysmic days when the Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor and, four years later, when American planes dropped man's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Here is history in unforgettable realism! Includes an Index. 
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88 COHEN, BERNARD & ROSENZWEIG, LUC. Waldheim.
Adama Books, New York: 1987. 1557740100 / 9781557740106 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
In official biographies and interviews, Kurt Waldheim - former UN Secretary General and President of the Austrian Republic - claimed he had spent most of the Second World War as a law student in Vienna. But revelations about he actually spent those years has surfaced: research into the recorded evidence has revealed that as a young man Kurt Waldheim was a member of several Nazi organizations; he was an interpreter, then intelligence officer attached to the headquarters of the Wehrmacht's Group Army E, the Army later implicated in grisly reprisals against civilians and partisans in the Balkans and the deportation of Greek Jews to the death camps. To unravel the mystery of Kurt Waldheim, the authors traveled to seven countries on three continents. The startling facts they discovered provide a shocking indictment, an incredible tale of 40 years of hidden truths, palliative deceptions, and international complicity. Translated into English from the French. 
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89 COHEN, STAN, WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY ARROYO, ERNEST; BRACCI, ROBERT; AIKEN, DAVID & BENDER, PAUL. Attack On Pearl Harbor: A Pictorial History.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula: 2007. 1575100878 / 9781575100876 Fifth Printing. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Examines both the events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the "Day of Infamy." Black-and-white photography from American and Japanese archives and personal collections depict military leaders and enlisted men from both sides, as well as the American fleet docked at Pearl Harbor, Japanese bombsight and reconnaissance views, dramatic images shot during the attack and imagery of the aftermath. Color plates depict Japanese and American aircraft, Japanese postcards and post-attack American propaganda. The images are accompanied by a concise history of the political climate leading up to the attack and firsthand accounts of December 7, 1941. Over 500 photos and maps. 
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90 COHEN, STAN. The Forgotten War: A Pictorial History Of World War II In Alaska And Northwestern Canada - Volume Four.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula. 0929521641 / 9780929521640 Fourth Printing. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Includes over 500 maps and photos. 
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91 COHEN, STAN. The Forgotten War: A Pictorial History Of World War II In Alaska And Northwestern Canada, Volume Two.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula: 2007. 0933126700 / 9780933126701 Ninth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition but slight water damage. 
A Pictorial History of World War II in Alaska and Northwestern Canada. Over 500 maps and photographs and drawings portray American and Canadian soldieers, sailors and airmen not only as they battle Japanese in the Aleutians, but also harsh weather conditions in the wilds of the Yukon and the Norhwest Territories. 
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92 COLE, HUGH M. United States Army In World War II - The European Theater Ofof Operations: The Ardennes: Battle Of The Bulge.
Konecky & Konecky, Old Saybrook. 156852370X / 9781568523705 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. 
During most of the eleven months between D-day and V-E day in Europe, the U.S. Army was carrying on highly successful offensive operations. As a consequence, the American soldier was buoyed with success, imbued with the idea that his enemy could not strike him a really heavy counterblow, and sustained by the conviction that the war was nearly won. Then, unbelievably, and under the goad of Hitler's fanaticism, the Germany Army launched its powerful counteroffensive in the Ardennes in December 1944 with the design of knifing through the Allied armies and forcing a negotiated peace. This is the story of how the Germans planned and executed their offensive. It is the story of how the high command, American and British, reacted to defeat the German plan once the reality of a German offensive was accepted. Includes an Index. 
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93 COLLIER, RICHARD. The Sands Of Dunkirk.
Fontana Books, London: 1963. Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
A narrative based not on military history but on personal experience: the bewildered skipper of the Thames barge, the helpless civilian, the soldier on the beach, the exhausted Stuka pilot . . . the stoical and the terrified. "The storm-raising, controversial best seller that lays bare the truth about Dunkirk. "Will shock many war veterans."--Sunday Pictorial 
Price: 7.84 USD
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94 COLLIER, RICHARD; THE EDITORS OF TIME-LIFE BOOKS. The War In The Desert: World War II.
Time-Life Books, Alexandria: 1977. First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Contains 7 chapters: A gamble of high stakes, Rommel's Stunning Blow, triumph eludes the British, An Ally joins the war, AMERICANS tASTE THE FIRE, the knockout punch. Also contains picture essays and an index. 
Price: 6.18 USD
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95 COLLINS, LARRY; LAPIERRE, DOMINIQUE. Is Paris Burning?
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1965. Book Club Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
August 1944. To Adolf Hitler, Paris was the last remaining symbol of his dream of world conquest, as well as the strategic key to the control of France. He decreed that the city "must not fall into the hands of the enemy, or if it does, he must find there nothing but a field of ruins." Is Paris Burning is the product of nearly three years of research, during which the authors studied hundreds of documents, transcripts of resistance radio message, twenty-year-old cables, microfilms of German military records seized after the war, the official archives of SHAEF, and the files of secret correspondence between De Gaulle, Churchill, Roosevelt and Eisenhower. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.98 USD
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96 COLMAN, PENNY. Rosie The Riveter: Women Working On The Home Front In World War II.
Crown Publishers, New York: 1995. 051759790X / 9780517597903 Third Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
With more than sixty archival black-and-white photographs and famous posters and advertisements, Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II paints a picture of working-women's lives during the war years. It explains how women chose their jobs, how their husbands felt, and how their lives were changed. Illustrated with photographs. Includes an Index. 
Price: 21.57 USD
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97 COMPTON, JAMES V. The Swastika And The Eagle: Hitler, The United States And The Origins Of The Second World War.
The Bodley Head, London: 1968. 0370004523 / 9780370004525 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 37.53 USD
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98 COOPER, MATTHEW. The German Army, 1933-1945: Its Political And Military Failure.
Bonanza Books, New York: 1984. 0517436108 / 9780517436103 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 17.81 USD
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99 CRANE, CONRAD C. American Airpower Strategy In World War II: Bombs, Cities, Civilians, And Oil.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2016. Modern War Studies Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Resistance is a product of will times means, Carl von Clausewitz postulated in his treatise On War. In his 1993 Bombs, Cities, and Civilians, which the American Historical Review judged "must reading for anyone interested in the subject of air warfare," Conrad C. Crane focused on the moral dimension of American air strategy in World War II—specifically, the Allied effort to break the enemy's will through targeting civilians. With decades of research and reflection, and a wealth of new material at his command, Crane returns to the subject of America's WWII airpower strategy to offer an analysis fully engaged with the "means" side of Clausewitz's equation: the design and impact of strategic bombing of the enemy's infrastructure and thus its capacity to fight. A marked advance in our understanding of the use of airpower in war in general and the Second World War in particular, Crane's work shows how, despite an undeniable lack of concern about civilian casualties in Germany and Japan late in the war, American strategic bombing in WWII consistently focused on destroying the enemy's war-making capacity instead of its collapsing will. Further, Crane persuasively argues that in the limited wars since then, separating such targets has become increasingly more difficult, and all air campaigns against states have subsequently escalated to accept greater risks for civilians. American Airpower Strategy in World War II also provides an expanded close look at the use of airpower in the last three months of the strategic air war against Germany, when so many bombing missions relied upon radar aids, as well as the first direct comparison of 8th and 15th Air Force bombing campaigns in Europe. "This is the definitive work on the moral, ethical, and practical considerations surrounding the American heavy-bomber effort during the Second World War."—Robert S. Ehlers, Jr., author of The Mediterranean Air War: Airpower and Allied Victory in World War II "The book is now, more than ever, one of the essential works on American bombing in the Second World War." —Tami Davis Biddle, author of Rhetoric and Reality in Air Warfare The result is the most coherent and concise analysis of the application and legacy of Allied strategic airpower in WWII—and a work that will inform all future practical and theoretical consideration of the use, and the role, of airpower in war. Conrad C. Crane is chief historical services, US Army Heritage and Education Center, US Army War College. He is the author of American Airpower Strategy in Korea, 1950-1953, also from Kansas. He is the recipient of the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize for lifetime contributions to the field of military history. 
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100 CRESSMAN, ROBERT J.: EWING, STEVE; TILLMAN, BARRETT; HORAN, MARK; REYNOLDS, CLARK; COHEN, STAN. A Glorious Page In Our History: The Battle Of Midway, 4-6 June, 1942.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula: 2008. Sixth Printing. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The Battle of Midway 4-6 June 1942. The photos with their detailed captions set this book apart. These photographs, whether they be of people or places, ships or planes, represent a moment frozen in time; the desolation of Midway and its smallness when compared to the size of the ocean in which it lies; the devastation wrought by shell, bomb, or torpedo; the power and grace of the warships involved in the battle, or the workmanlike and purposeful lines of the vital auxiliaries without which the modern fleet could not function. Over 300 photos, maps. 
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