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The End

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The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945 Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780143122135
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Published: Penguin Books - August 28th, 2012

Why in the name of common sense and simple humanity did Germany fight on long after the war was hopelessly lost ? An absolutely brilliant study of fanatical and delusional Nazis, a cowed military, and of course a weary, fearful, citizenry just hoping it would all end. Kershaw's finest work since his unexcelled biography of Hitler. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


Pacific Crucible

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Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 (The Pacific War Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780393343410
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 26th, 2012

The tumultuous year following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is chronicled in this meticulously researched book. Although America was caught totally unawares on December 7, 1941, its fleet of carriers was at sea. It would prove to be a decisive factor in the Battle of the Coral Sea and at Midway the following year. Mr. Toll recounts the conflict from both the American and Japanese perspectives and presents a harrowing and hellish picture of warfare at sea. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


Inferno

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Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945 Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780307475534
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Published: Vintage - October 2nd, 2012

One of the finest World War II historians delivers his long awaited singlevolume history - and it's been worth the wait. Brilliant insights, masterful command of sources, superb writing that wears its scholarship lightly. Certain to take its place in the front ranks of works of its kind. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


The End

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The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945 Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781594203145
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Published: Penguin Press HC, The - September 8th, 2011

Why in the name of common sense and simple humanity did Germany fight on long after the war was hopelessly lost ? An absolutely brilliant study of fanatical and delusional Nazis, a cowed military, and of course a weary, fearful, citizenry just hoping it would all end. Kershaw's finest work since his unexcelled biography of Hitler. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


The Envoy: The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II by Alex Kershaw - Book Review

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The Envoy: The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780306820434
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Published: Da Capo Press - November 1st, 2011

Schindler may have saved 10,000 people and made money doing it. Rauol Wallenberg probably saved 100,000 and ultimately paid for it with his life. Alex Kershaw at his best: incisive, smooth and memorable. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


The Monuments Men

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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781599951508
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Published: Center Street - September 17th, 2010

As World War II ended, a special force of American and British art experts searched northern Europe, on a mission to prevent the Germans from destroying the art treasures they'd confiscated. A great read. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


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