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WORLD WAR II.

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1 Pope And Devil: The Vatican's Archives And The Third Reich.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2010. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The Vatican's dealings with the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich have long been swathed in myth and speculation. After almost seventy years, the crucial records for the years leading up to 1939 were finally opened to the public, revealing the bitter conflicts that raged behind the walls of the Holy See. Anti-Semites and philo-Semites, adroit diplomats and dogmatic fundamentalists, influential bishops and powerful cardinals argued passionately over the best way to contend with the intellectual and political currents of the modern age: liberalism, communism, fascism, and National Socialism. Hubert Wolf explains why a philo-Semitic association was dissolved even as anti-Semitism was condemned, how the Vatican concluded a concordat with the Third Reich in 1933, why Hitler's Mein Kampf was never proscribed by the Church, and what factors surrounded the Pope's silence on the persecution of the Jews. In rich detail, Wolf presents astonishing findings from the recently opened Vatican archives—discoveries that clarify the relations between National Socialism and the Vatican. He illuminates the thinking of the popes, cardinals, and bishops who saw themselves in a historic struggle against evil. Never have the inner workings of the Vatican—its most important decisions and actions—been portrayed so fully and vividly. Hubert Wolf is Professor of Church History at the University of Münster. Translated into English from the German by Kenneth Kronenberg. "Pope and Devil is a must-read for anybody interested in the Vatican's relationship with Germany in the tumultuous years leading up to World War II, including the hotly debated issue of 'the silence of Pius XII.' This book brings new complexity and insight to the debate on Pius XII's 'silence.'"—John W. O'Malley, S.J., author of What Happened at Vatican II "[An] excellent examination of the Pius XI archives...No stranger to the dark side of church history, and intimately familiar with ecclesiastical dogma, politics, and procedure, Wolf presents sensitive material with admirable evenhandedness, avoiding both apology and easy condemnation...Pope and Devil gives us a behind-the-scenes exploration of what made the Vatican tick, providing the sort of background information with which political historians contextualize the decisions of secular leaders like Churchill or Roosevelt. Wolf shows that in the last months of his life Ratti became consumed with the issue of Nazi-inspired racism, and devoted much of his waning energy to it; while Pacelli, for his part, "was clear in his rejection of racial anti-Semitism, and...believed that the church had a general responsibility to support human rights." Both men, however, understood their responsibilities in the light of traditional Catholic priorities. Both viewed Catholic dogma as immutable; and both consistently put Catholic institutional objectives--understood as an essential requirement of salvation--first and foremost."—Michael R. Marrus, Commonweal "Hubert Wolf's extraordinarily lucid and well-researched Pope and Devil performs the much valued task of throwing light into dark corners sans the sensationalism and tendentious argumentation that have defined too much scholarship in the area...Pope and Devil takes the reader through the labyrinthine corridors of Vatican diplomacy in the 1920s and 1930s, the political turmoil that defined those papal strategies that tried to make sense of or at least limit the damage of the rising totalitarianism inundating Europe, and the intrigue and politicking that characterized the often fraught relationship among such parties as the nuncios or Vatican ambassadors in Berlin and Munich, the papal Secretary of State and the Head of the Supreme Congregation more commonly known as the Holy Office of the Roman Inquisition. No easy feat and Wolf manages it in a way that is both enlightening and entertaining."—Michael W. Higgins, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal "The Vatican's dealings with the Third Reich during the reign of Pius XII's predecessor, Pius XI (1922-1939), have received rather less attention. But since the archives for that pontificate were opened in 2006, our understanding has increased enormously. Herbert Wolf's book contributes greatly to that understanding."—John Pollard, Times Higher Education "Wolf's absorbing study shows in fascinating detail how ready Pius XI was to sup with authoritarian devils of both left and right in hopes of striking the best balance he could."—Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman "Wolf has written a very important book. It does not explain the 'silence' of Pius VII, though it certainly exonerates him of the charge that he was in any way sympathetic to the regime in Germany. It also reveals a man with a misplaced confidence in his own competence."—Michael Walsh, The Tablet "[Pope and Devil] is useful in helping us understand the reasons for the Vatican's consistent refusal to take a bold stand against Hitler and his policies in the years leading up to the war."—Sergio I. Minerbi, Haaretz "The "silence of Pius XII" remains a contentious issue among historians studying the Third Reich and the Holocaust. Based on documents released by the Vatican Secret Archives during the last decade, Wolf offers an analysis of the pontificate of Pius XI (1922-1939). He carefully sketches the Vatican view of Germany during these years when Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pius XII, was a nuncio in Germany and subsequently cardinal secretary of state. Wolf's explication of these documents reveals the historical environment within which Pacelli matured and developed his Roman perspectives on Germany and so helps explain his future "silence" as pope. The documents (memoranda, etc.) offer clarifying insights into the sometimes convoluted policies of the Vatican with respect to its position on anti-Semitism, racism, the negotiations surrounding the Concordat of 1933, and the relationship between politics and dogma, always a tense problematic within the Roman Catholic Church. This book also opens windows on the Vatican perception of German Episcopal reactions to Hitler's ideology and to such issues as the euthanasia policy. Wolf's groundwork will make future archival releases more comprehensible."—D. J. Dietrich, Choice "[An] important book...In 2008, [Pope] Benedict [XVI] resuscitated a Good Friday prayer for the Jews, and last year he raised the cause of canonizing Pius XII to a higher stage. For many students of church history, such steps have been deeply troubling. Those hoping to form a judgment of Benedict's course should read Wolf's learned book and ask themselves whether the Pius they encounter in the memoranda salvaged from the Vatican's secret archives seems like a saint--with a charisma that speaks through the ages--or whether he appears as fallible as any of us, a man who sought wisdom but ultimately failed to see beyond the horizons of his own time."—John Connelly, New Republic online 
Price: 28.45 USD
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2 Reporting World War II (2 Vols).
The Library of America, New York 1995. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Like new. Each volume in sturdy cardboard slipcase. 
Reporting from and about World War II. Volume I covers 1938-44. Volume II covers 1944-46. Includes index, maps, notes, chronology and glossary of military terms. 
Price: 85.50 USD
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3 The Secret History Of World War II: The Wartime Cables And Correspondence Between Stalin, Roosevelt And Churchill.
Konecky & Konecky, Old Saybrook: 1568527039 / 9781568527031 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
With the cooperation of the Russian government, the editor has compiled the complete wartime correspondence between the leaders of the Allied forces. The result is indispensible for understanding the course of World War II and the thinking of the three men who charted the course to victory. 
Price: 18.76 USD
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4 ALBRIGHT, HARRY. Pearl Harbor: Japan's Fatal Blunder - The True Story Behind Japan's Attack On December 7, 1941.
Hippocrene Books, New York: 2004. 0781810183 / 9780781810180 Illustrated Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Pearl Harbor: Japan's Fatal Blunder examines the attack on Pearl Harbor and the factors that may have cost Japan the Second World War. This edition includes 16 pages of photographs depicting Pearl Harbor during and after the attack. In this gripping narrative, author Harry Albright reviews the decisions made by Admiral Nagumo, the Japanese strike force commander, and his chief of staff, Admiral Kusaka, and examines the battle of Midway in this light. He also considers what a third Japanese attack on Oahu might have accomplished had the Japanese pressed their offensive advantage to substantially cripple the United States Navy. Their failure to do so might be considered the "fatal blunder" that cost them the Second World War. Black and white photographs depict the damage wrought by the Japanese air strikes, which launched the United States into one of history's bloodiest conflicts. "A fascinating history of the raid with some ingenious speculations about what might have been," -- Los Angeles Times 
Price: 13.73 USD
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5 ALPEROVITZ, GAR. The Decision To Use The Atomic Bomb And The Architecture Of An American Myth.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1995. 0679443312 / 9780679443315 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Controversial in nature, this book demonstrates that the United States did not need to use the atomic bomb against Japan. Alperovitz criticizes one of the most hotly debated precursory events to the Cold War, an event that was largely responsible for the evolution of post-World War II American politics and culture. Includes an Index. 
Price: 25.41 USD
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6 AMBROSE, STEPHEN E. Comrades: Brothers, Heroes, Sons, Pals.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1999. 0684867184 / 9780684867182 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 

Price: 2.61 USD
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7 AMBROSE, STEPHEN E. Comrades: Brothers, Heroes, Sons, Pals.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1999. 0743200748 / 9780743200745 Touchstone Book. s Softcover. Very good condition. 

Price: 1.90 USD
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8 ANDERSON, C. LEROY; ANDERSON, JOANNE R; OHKURA, OHKURA, YUNOSUKE (EDITORS). No Longer Silent.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula. 1575100037 / 9781575100036 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
World-Wide Memories of the Children of World War II autobiographic essays. A book about war that is dedicated to peace. 125 photos. 
Price: 21.80 USD
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9 ANDERSON, CHRISTOPHER J. The Marines In World War II: From Pearl Harbor To Tokyo Bay.
Greenhill Books, London / Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg: 2000. 1853674265 / 9781853674266 First Edition (Unstated). The G. I. Series. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Presents the uniforms and equipment of the men and women of the United States Army in full detail. Highly illustrated. 
Price: 13.01 USD
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10 ARIAN, FRANK B; JACOBS, MARTIN S. Remember Pearl Harbor Collectibles.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula. 1575100800 / 9781575100807 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This book contains hundreds of items that portrayed the patriotic slogan RPH. This includes posters, stickers, cards, envelopes, three dimensional items, etc. Includes 17 pages of full color. This is a must for all WWII home collectors.88 - pages, full color. 
Price: 14.20 USD
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11 ARON, ROBERT Histoire De La Liberation De La France, Juin 1944- Mai 1945.
Librairie Artheme Fayard, Paris: 1959. s Softcover. Good condition. Pages are uncut. 
Frech Text. 
Price: 18.05 USD
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12 ASTOR, GERALD. Wings Of Gold: The U.s. Naval Air Campaign In World War II.
Presidio Press / Ballantine Books, New York: 2005. 0345472527 / 9780345472526 Presidio Press Trade Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Few naval aviators in World War II realized that when they earned their wings of gold they were about to become test pilots for a whole new kind of aerial combat. Here, in their own words, these courageous fliers describe the life-and-death battles that defined the revolution in naval strategy that rose from the ashes of Pearl Harbor, where fighter pilots watched in horror as aircraft launched from Japanese carriers bombed their planes and airfields into smoking rubble. Includes an Index. "Hardcore military buffs will delight in the nonstop action, tactical lore, and clipped flyboy lingo." - Publishers Weekly 
Price: 19.14 USD
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13 BAILEY, RONALD H.; EDITORS OF TIME LIFE BOOKS. Partisans And Guerrillas, World War II, Volume 12.
Time-Life Books, Alexandria: 1978. 0809424924 / 9780809424924 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 7.36 USD
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14 BAILEY, RONALD H.; EDITORS OF TIME-LIFE BOOKS. The Air War In Europe: World War II.
Time-Life Books, Alexandria: 1979. 0809424967 / 9780809424962 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 9.74 USD
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15 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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16 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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17 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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18 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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19 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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20 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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