Jonathan Templin Ritter writes Stilwell and Mountbatten in Burma focusing on the collaboration of two extraordinary men who, “grew up an ocean apart, were thrown together by the fortunes o
One facet of Nazi Germany about which many people do not know or of which they are unaware is the extent of chemical dependency in its society and regime.
“another fine tribute to those who put their lives on the line for those of us who have come after them.”
". . . Wukovits certainly joins Morrison and James D. Hornfischer as one of the pre-eminent writers on the history of U.S. Navy operations in the Pacific theater."
Virtually everyone should be aware of the accomplishments of the United States Marine Corps in World War II.
One of the titans of 20th century American literature, Ernest Hemingway was larger than life and an adventurer of the first rank. He was also imperfect, flawed and, therefore, human.
“narrative history at its literary best.”
The advent of the 75th anniversary of Japan’s attack at Pearl Harbor has had at least something to do with the publication of this book.
With perhaps the exception of the Holocaust in Europe, no other phase of World War II was more horrific than captivity under the Imperial Japanese Empire, the same being said of combat against thes
“this text should rightly become the standard undergraduate volume for any course studying World War II.”
A photographic publication of any historical event is to be welcomed, and the Second World War was one of the most widely covered and photographed conflicts in history.
“An Iron Wind is a thoroughly worked example of social history at its most valuable.
“The story of the mightiest navy in history is both compelling and personal . . .”
“The German War is an important scholarly achievement in the field of modern German history, and it is written with an epic narrative sweep.”
Those with an interest in military history, in particular World War II, should be familiar with the efforts of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT), a formation of Japanese-American citizens who
There has been a spate of books published during the last few years about the life and career of General Douglas MacArthur. The latest to appear, H. W. Brands’ The General vs.
“a brilliant exploration of the final days of the European theater, valuable in its military analysis and generous use of eyewitness accounts.”
“No book on the colorful SAS could be as much fun to read.”
“provides a fascinating glimpse of a country passing through the twilight of splendid isolation to becoming a world power . . .”
“a sharper focus on why the Japanese not only chose to attack Pearl Harbor, but their entire decision making process to begin a war they were not sure they could win . . .”
“the reader is left with the impression of a brave and resourceful man who served an evil cause . . .”
Technology played some part in the 1940 campaign, but the more decisive edge for the Germans was training, tactics, and the spirit of Auftragstaktik. . . .
The Manhattan Project, the so-called American mission to develop an atomic weapon in World War II, was rightly accorded the highest secrecy of any operation of the Federal government, notwithstandi
As a war winds down, with victory in sight, no one wants to be the last one killed. As a rule, participants tend to become somewhat cautious or reluctant to put their lives on the line.
Among the Headhunters is another account in a series of little known incidents that occurred in World War II.