World War II

Brothers In Arms

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Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767909136
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Published: Crown - May 10th, 2005

This WWII third person narrative, written by six time NBA MVP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, chronicles the 761st armored tank battalion. This "All Black" battalion spent 183 straight days in combat, suffering over 50% casualties. These brave men fought death, disease and racism, becoming one of Patton's best battalions of the Battle of the Bulge.


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Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780140284584
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Published: Penguin Books - May 1st, 1999

Math doesn't help. 5,000 per day for 6 straight months. Hitler really was quite stupid and Stalin was a killer. Biggest military battle ever. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

Flags of Our Fathers

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ISBN: 9780553384154
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Published: Bantam - August 29th, 2006

The image of the American flag being raised on Iwo Jima is one of the most recognized moments in history. James Bradley, the son of one of the flag-raisers, has written a riveting account of the battle that lead up to that moment and of the six distinct men who hoisted the flag. Photographs, maps of the Japanese defenses on Iwo Jima and impecable research create a book with an incredible depth of interest. Equally interesting is the story that continued after the battle, how the flag-raisers' lives were altered, and in some instances shattered, by the attention given them. Anyone who reads this book, especially those with an interest in American or military history, or in the pschological aftermath of war, will find it exceptional.

Between Silk and Cyanide

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Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War, 1941-1945 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684867809
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Published: Free Press - September 12th, 2000

I've read a few books on codebreakers, but never codemakers. With Between Silk and Cyanide, Leo Marks has written a humorous, scathing, wonderfully visual book about his experiences with the British SOE during WWII. He takes an intense time, often remembered only by dates and deaths, and people it with the codemakers and breakers, officers, agents and others who wandered in and out of the corridors at Baker Street. Fascinating and entertaining.


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