New; The World at War. 2.

1917; War, Peace, and Revolution by David Stevenson. Oxford University Press. A noted historian of the Great War.

Killing the SS; The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Duggard. Henry Holt. Most of the big shot Nazis skedaddled. Eventually they were reunited with their colleagues at Nuremberg.

Home Front; North Carolina during World War II by Julian Pleasants. University of Florida Press. 1939: North Carolina was one of the poorest states in the U.S. Rural, poorly educated the war brought jobs and better working conditions to the State.

Big Week; Smashing the Luftwaffe, February 1944 by James Holland. Grove Atlantic. A round-the-clock bombing offensive, taking off from Britain and Italy.

The Allies Strike Back, 1941 to 1943 The War in the West by James Holland. Grove Atlantic Volume two of a three volumned history of World War II. Holland argues that it was the Allied technological and military skills that were the vital factor in turning the war’s tide.

How America Won World War I by Alan Axelrod. Lyons Press. When asked who had won the Great War Germany’s Von Hindenburg did not hesitate “It was the American infantry in the Argonne.

The Lost Soldier; The Ordeal of a World War II GI from the Home Front to the Hrtgen Forest by Chris Hartley. Stackpole. The story of a young couple in WWII, weaving together an intimate narrative and a gripping military history of the western front.

The First Soldier; Hitler and Military Leader by Stephen Fritz. Yale University Press. Contrary to historians of World War II, the German generals had very similar strategies and political goals to those of der Führer. All Germans were seeking to reverse many of the outcomes of the Great War.

Brothers in Valor; Battlefield Stories of the 89 African Americans Awarded the Medal of Honor by Robert Jefferson, Jr, & Guion Bluford (forward) Lyons Their valor is especially to be celebrated because, for the greater part of the war, they were segregated from white units and did little of the fighting.

Joining Hitler’s Crusade; European Nations and the Invasion of the Soviet Union, 1941 by David Stqahel, ed. The strategies behind Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Russia are well known. What about those who joined the Axis?

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