Fall 2018. The World at War. 1

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 Order of the Day by Eric Vuillard & Mark Polizzotti, trans. Other Press. The annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany in 1938.

The First Day on the Eastern Front; German Invades the Soviet Union, 22 June 1941 by Craig Luther. Stackpole Books. Operation Barbarossa: three million German soldiers invade Russia.

The Kremlin Letters; Stalin’s Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt by David Reynolds, trans. & Vladimir Pehatnov, editor. Yale University Press. Joseph Stalin exchanged more than six hundred messages with Winston Churchill and FDR during World War II. Some were personal greetings, but most involved matters of war and peace.

The Fear and the Freedom; How the Second World War Changed Us by Keith Lowe. Picador, paper. Amid the waves of revolution and idealism that shaped the post-war world, there was also the fear of an unknown world of atomic weaponry. We kept practicing for this disaster, seeking shelter from it under our school desks.

Churchill and Attlee by David Cohen. Attlee took the British Labor Party into Churchill’s wartime coalition government. Winston Churchill ran the war effort; Clement Attlee domestic affairs.

DeGaulle by Julian Jackson. Harvard University Press. This military leader refused to accept the Nazi Domination of France, escaped to Britain, and began the long struggle to free France from German occupation.

Atlas of World War II; History’s Greatest Conflict Revealed Through Rare Wartime Maps and New cartography by Neil Kagan, ed. National Geographic Press. From the invasion of Poland to the Battle of the Bulge, which lays out planning and strategy as well as battlefield results.

The Girls Next Door; Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines by Kara Dixon Vuic. Harvard University Press. The women who volunteered to help entertain American servicemen fighting overseas in the two World Wars.

Home Front; North Carolina during World War II by Julian Pleasants. University of Florida Press. 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.

Mussolini and Hitler; The Forging of the Fascist Alliance by Christian Goeschel. Yale University Press. The decade-long alliance and how historians have under-represented the il Duce’s influence on his German ally, Heir Hitler.

Why Wilson Matters; The Origin of American Liberal Internationalism and Its Crisis Today by Tony Smith. Princeton University Press, paper. Woodrow Wilson’s vision of a post-war world order: his goal settled on collective security. After World War II and thirty-some years, his model no longer served as a beacon of democracy. We have settled on old fashioned imperialism.

 

 

 

 

Fall 2018. 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. They were eventually reunited with their colleagues at Nuremberg.

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,The War in the West, 1941 to 1943 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 tides of war.

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 military history of the western front.

The First Soldier; Hitler As Military Leader by Stephen Fritz. Yale University Press. Contrary to historians of World War II, the German generals had 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 Press. Their valor is especially to be celebrated because, for the greater part of the war, they were segregated from white units and excluded from combat..

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

The Berlin Airlift; A New History of the Cold War’s Decisive Relief Operation by Barry Turner. Icon Books. Paper. A vivid picture of the airlift including new material on the US and its attempted intervention, the Russian threat, and the German ascendancy.

 

Churchill and Attlee; The Unlikely Allies Who Won the War by David Cohen. Biteback Publishing. In 1940, Clemet Attlee and Winston Churchill entered into a political alliance that fought World War II.

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 Order of the Day by Eric Vuillard & Mark Polizzotti, trans. Other Press. The annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany in 1938.

The First Day on the Eastern Front; German Invades the Soviet Union, 22 June 1941 by Craig Luther. Stackpole Books. Operation Barbarossa: three million German soldiers invade Russia.

The Kremlin Letters; Stalin’s Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt by David Reynolds, trans. & Vladimir Pehatnov, editor. Yale University Press. Joseph Stalin exchanged more than six hundred messages with Winston Churchill and FDR during World War II. Some were personal greetings, but most involved matters of war and peace.

The Fear and the Freedom; How the Second World War Changed Us by Keith Lowe. Picador, paper. Amid the waves of revolution and idealism that shaped the post-war world, there was also the fear of an unknown world of atomic weaponry. We kept practicing for this disaster, seeking shelter from it under our school desks.

Churchill and Attlee by David Cohen. Attlee took the British Labor Party into Churchill’s wartime coalition government. Winston Churchill ran the war effort; Clement Attlee domestic affairs.

DeGaulle by Julian Jackson. Harvard University Press. This military leader refused to accept the Nazi Domination of France, escaped to Britain, and began the long struggle to free France from German occupation.

Atlas of World War II; History’s Greatest Conflict Revealed Through Rare Wartime Maps and New cartography by Neil Kagan, ed. National Geographic Press. From the invasion of Poland to the Battle of the Bulge, which lays out planning and strategy as well as battlefield results.

The Girls Next Door; Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines by Kara Dixon Vuic. Harvard University Press. The women who volunteered to help entertain American servicemen fighting overseas in the two World Wars.

Home Front; North Carolina during World War II by Julian Pleasants. University of Florida Press. 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.

Mussolini and Hitler; The Forging of the Fascist Alliance by Christian Goeschel. Yale University Press. The decade-long alliance and how historians have under-represented the il Duce’s influence on his German ally, Heir Hitler.

Why Wilson Matters; The Origin of American Liberal Internationalism and Its Crisis Today by Tony Smith. Princeton University Press, paper. Woodrow Wilson’s vision of a post-war world order: his goal settled on collective security. After World War II and thirty-some years, his model no longer served as a beacon of democracy. We have settled on old fashioned imperialism.

 

 

 

 

 

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. They were eventually reunited with their colleagues at Nuremberg.

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,The War in the West, 1941 to 1943 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 tides of war.

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 military history of the western front.

The First Soldier; Hitler As Military Leader by Stephen Fritz. Yale University Press. Contrary to historians of World War II, the German generals had 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 Press. Their valor is especially to be celebrated because, for the greater part of the war, they were segregated from white units and excluded from combat..

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

The Berlin Airlift; A New History of the Cold War’s Decisive Relief Operation by Barry Turner. Icon Books. Paper. A vivid picture of the airlift including new material on the US and its attempted intervention, the Russian threat, and the German ascendancy.

Churchill and Attlee; The Unlikely Allies Who Won the War by David Cohen. Biteback Publishing. In 1940, Clemet Attlee and Winston Churchill entered into a political alliance that fought World War II.

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