Tag: World War II

The Fall of Berlin 1945

Acclaimed for his vivid re-creations of some of the twentieth century’s most significant battles, Antony Beevor is one of the best known and respected military historians writing today. He now offers readers a gripping, street-level portrait of the harrowing days of January 1945 in Berlin when the vengeful Red Army and beleaguered Nazi forces clashed for a final time. The result was the most... »

Treblinka

Review ‘In its poignant simplicity, Rajchman’s account opens new horizons in our perception of evil … An important, heart-rending contribution to our the search for truth’ Elie Wiesel. ‘Rajchman’s searing story … has a powerful authenticity and should not be forgotten. A Holocaust testament of heart-rending immediacy’ Kirkus Reviews. ‘An incomp... »

The Light Over London

It’s always been easier for Cara Hargraves to bury herself in the past than confront the present, which is why working with a gruff but brilliant antiques dealer is perfect. While clearing out an estate, she pries open an old tin that holds the relics of a lost relationship: among the treasures, a World War II-era diary and a photograph of a young woman in uniform. Eager to find the author o... »

A Summer Bright and Terrible

Lord Hugh Dowding, Air Chief Marshall of the Royal Air Force, Head of Fighter Command, First Baron of Bentley Priory, lived in the grip of unseen spirits. In thrall of the supernatural world, he talked to the ghosts of his dead pilots, proclaimed that Hitler was defeated only by the personal intervention of God, and believed in the existence of fairies. How could it be that such a man should be pu... »

Treblinka

‘In its poignant simplicity, Rajchman’s account opens new horizons in our perception of evil … An important, heart-rending contribution to our the search for truth’ Elie Wiesel. ‘Rajchman’s searing story … has a powerful authenticity and should not be forgotten. A Holocaust testament of heart-rending immediacy’ Kirkus Reviews. ‘An incomparable ... »

Josephine Baker’s Last Dance

From the author of The Jewel of Medina, a moving and insightful novel based on the life of legendary performer and activist Josephine Baker, perfect for fans of The Paris Wife and *Hidden Figures.* Discover the fascinating and singular life story of Josephine Baker-actress, singer, dancer, Civil Rights activist, member of the French Resistance during WWII, and a woman dedicated to erasing prejudic... »

The Bombers and the Bombed: Allied Air War Over Europe 1940-1945

The ultimate history of the Allied bombing campaigns in World War II Technology shapes the nature of all wars, and the Second World War hinged on a most unpredictable weapon: the bomb. Day and night, Britain and the United States unleashed massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize occupied Europe, destroying its cities. The grisly consequences call into question how “moral” a war... »

Marcel’s Letters

A graphic designer’s search for inspiration leads to a cache of letters and the mystery of one man’s fate during World War II. Seeking inspiration for a new font design in an antique store in small-town Stillwater, Minnesota, graphic designer Carolyn Porter stumbled across a bundle of letters and was immediately drawn to their beautifully expressive pen-and-ink handwriting. She could n... »

The Battle for France

Philip Warner has produced here a gripping account of the turbulent months of May and June 1940 and a story of courage, confusion and drama. With the perspective of history it interweaves a mass of new material, much of it revelatory, with the dramatic stories of those in the thick of action – who, regardless of rank or nationality, were taken by surprise at the speed and turn of events. Warner cl... »

Double Agent

The never-before-told tale of the German-American who infiltrated New York’s Nazi underground in the days leading up to World War II: “Thrilling, well-researched, well-told, fascinating” (Minneapolis Star Tribune). He was the first hero of World War II and yet the American public has never seen his face. William G. Sebold, a naturalized American of German birth, risked his life t... »

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