New Titles. History. Spring 2019. 3

The Hidden Places of World War II; Extraordinary Sties Where History Was Made during the War “that saved civilization” by Jerome O’Connor. Lyons Press. For a new generation of readers, places not often mentioned in books about the wars. 

The Year Germany Lost the War:1941  Andrew Nagorski. Simon & Schuster. Hitler’s miscalculations and policy of terror propelled Churchill, FDR, and Stalin into a powerful new alliance. Germany could not defeat this formidable military alliance. By 1941 the War had been lost.

The Liberation of Paris; How Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and Dietrich von Choltitz Saved the City of Light by Jean Edward Smith. Simon & Schuster. The liberation of Paris at the end of World War II. Hitler had threatened its systematic destruction.

D-Day and Normandy; a Visual History by Anthony Richards. This is a visual history of the hours before dawn on June 6, 1044. The long-awaited, highly secret D-Day invasion was about to begin..

Landing on the Edge of Eternity; Twenty-Four Hours at Omaha Beach by Robert Kershaw. Pegasus. “Omaha Beach,” the landing site for American troops, became three miles of lethal, bunker-protected assault weaponry.

Under a Darkening Sky; The American Experience in Nazi Europe; 1939 o 1941 by Robert Lyman. Survival in the Burmese jungle.  Pegasus. A vivid history of the American expatriate experience in Europe between 1939 and 1941 ad the National Socialist menace brought a shadow over the continent.

Death March Escape; The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped the Nazi Holocaust by Jack Hersch. Frontline Press. First, his father was imprisoned in Mauthausen. Then he visited it after the war and experienced that horror all over again.

The Girls Next Door; Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines by Kara Vuic. Harvard University Press. Women’s roles in “military entertainment” from WWI to the 1990s.

Travelers in the Third Reich; The Rise of Fascism; 1919 to 1945 by Julia Pegasus. Most visitors found Germany a charming country with quaint villages and beautiful landscapes.

Going Back; Sixteen Jewish Women Their Life Stories, and Why They Returned to Germany, The Country that Once Wanted to Kill Them by Andrea von Treuenfeld. Independent Book Publishers Association.

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