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 H rtgen 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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