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In June 1941, German forces swept across Soviet territory in an offensive that finally brought them within twenty-­five miles of Moscow. But in August 1942, the overconfident Hitler chose the wrong target, Stalin?­s namesake city on the Volga. The battle of Stalingrad is extraordinary in every way: the triumphant invader fought to a standstill; then the Soviet trap sprung, surrounding their attackers; and the terrible siege, with Germans starving and freezing, forced to fight on by a disbelieving Hitler.­The story has never been told as Antony Beevor tells it here. He writes of the great Manichaean clash between Stalin and Hitler, and the strategic brilliance and fatal flaws of their generals. Stalingrad is first and foremost the story of the man on the ground, a soldier?­s-­eye view of fighting house-­to-­house on an urban battlefield, with helpless civilians caught in the crossfire. Beevor has gained access to Russian reports on desertions and executions that have never been seen by . . .

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The African-­American contribution to winning World War II has never been celebrated as profoundly as in. In this inspirational and uniquely personal tribute, the essential part played by black servicemen and -­women in that cataclysmic conflict is brought home. Here are letters, photographs, oral histories, and rare documents, collected by historian Christopher Moore, the son of two black WWII veterans. Weaving his family history with that of his people and nation, Moore has created an unforgettable tapestry of sacrifice, fortitude, and courage. From the 1,­800 black soldiers who landed at Normandy Beach on D-­Day, and the legendary Tuskegee Airmen who won ninety-­five Distinguished Flying Crosses, to the 761st Tank Battalion who, under General Patton, helped liberate Nazi death camps, the invaluable effort of black Americans to defend democracy is captured in word and image. Readers will be introduced to many unheralded heroes who helped America win the war, including Dorie Miller, . . .

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Physicist and Oxford educated historian Joseph P. Farrell continues his best-­selling series of expose's on secret Nazi technology, Nazi survival, and post-­war Nazi manipulation of various manufacturing technologies, economies and whole countries. Beginning with pre-­War corporate partnerships in the USA, including the Bush family, he moves on to the surrender of Nazi Germany, and evacuation plans of the Germans. He then covers the vast, and still-­little-­known recreation of Nazi Germany in South America with help of Juan Peron, I.­G. Farben and Martin Bormann. Farrell then covers Nazi Germany's Penetration of the Muslim World including Wilhelm Voss and Otto Skorzeny in Gamel Abdul Nasser's Egypt before moving onto the development and control of New Energy Technologies including the Bariloche Fusion Project, Dr. Philo Farnsworth's Plasmator, and the Work of Dr. Nikolai Kozyrev. Finally, Farrell discusses the Nazi desire to control space, and examines their connection with NASA, the . . .

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"A poignant, fascinating story, bringing to life the soldier-­scholars who saved Italy's treasures.­"—Evan Thomas, best-­selling author of Ike’s Bluff and Sea of Thunder
When Hitler’s armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind’s greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire.
On the eve of the Allied invasion, General Dwight Eisenhower empowered a new kind of soldier to protect these historic riches. In May 1944 two unlikely American heroes—artist Deane Keller and scholar Fred Hartt—embarked from Naples on the treasure hunt of a lifetime, tracking billions of dollars of missing art, including works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, and Botticelli.
With the German army retreating up the Italian peninsula, orders came from the highest levels of the Nazi government to . . .

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The death of General George S. Patton is shrouded in mystery. While officially the result of an unfortunate car accident, the evidence points to a far more malevolent plot: murder. So says investigative and military journalist Robert K. Wilcox in his book:. Written like a WWII spy thriller and meticulously researched, leads you through that fateful December day in 1945, revealing a chilling plan to assassinate General Patton. Backing up this shocking story with facts, photos, and eyewitness statements, Wilcox reveals long-­hidden documents and accounts that explain how secrets Patton knew-­and his strong anti-­Soviet views-­may have cost him his life. Not only does Wilcox reveal how, why, and when, he also names names-­exposing little-­known stories and secrets of such key players as General "Wild Bill" Donovan, the storied head of the OSS (the predecessor to the CIA); an OSS assassin; an Army intelligence agent; and even Josef Stalin himself. challenges readers to look at the evidence . . .

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The explosive story of America's secret post-­WWII science programs, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51In the chaos following World War II, the U.­S. government faced many difficult decisions, including what to do with the Third Reich's scientific minds. These were the brains behind the Nazis' once-­indomitable war machine. So began Operation Paperclip, a decades-­long, covert project to bring Hitler's scientists and their families to the United States.­Many of these men were accused of war crimes, and others had stood trial at Nuremberg; one was convicted of mass murder and slavery. They were also directly responsible for major advances in rocketry, medical treatments, and the U.­S. space program. Was Operation Paperclip a moral outrage, or did it help America win the Cold War?­Drawing on exclusive interviews with dozens of Paperclip family members, colleagues, and interrogators, and with access to German archival documents (including previously unseen papers made . . .

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The author of the smash bestseller delivers a gripping true story of endurance, bravery, ingenuity, and honor set in the vast Arctic wilderness of World War II and today. On November 5, 1942, a U.­S. cargo plane on a routine flight slammed into the Greenland ice cap. Four days later, a B-­17 on the search-­and-­rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on the B-­17 survived. The U.­S. military launched a second daring rescue operation, but the Grumman Duck amphibious plane sent to find the men flew into a severe storm and vanished. In this thrilling adventure, Mitchell Zuckoff offers a spellbinding account of these harrowing disasters and the fate of the survivors and their would-­be saviors. places us at the center of a group of valiant airmen fighting to stay alive through 148 days of a brutal Arctic winter by sheltering from subzero temperatures and vicious blizzards in the tail section of the broken B-­17 until an expedition headed by . . .

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A landmark reassessment of World War II that reconsiders the immense six-­year conflict under the lens of the many separate campaigns fought in Europe, Asia, and the MediterraneanA definitive single-­volume military history of World War II, The Second World War reveals the vastly diverse ways in which each campaign was waged against very different enemies who rarely, if ever, coordinated their efforts. Corrigan, who has developed a scholarly reputation of challenging long-­held historical assumptions, examines the agendas of the warring nations and offers fresh and vivid interpretations of how the war was fought and how it was won. In particular, the author dispels myths regarding the effectiveness of the American and British war efforts and brings the contributions of the Russian armies to the forefront. Vast in vision and epic in scope, The Second World War will change forever the way we think about the titanic conflicts that decided the shape of the modern world.

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“The riveting true story of a World War II bomber pilot and the co-­pilot who received orders to kill him…After the twists and turns in Goering's many missions, Frater finishes with a stunning revelation…the author delivers an exciting read full of little-­known facts about the war. A WWII thrill ride.­” ―Kirkus Reviews An unforgettable and thrilling tale of two WWII American bomber pilots who forged an unexpected friendship in the flak-­filled skies over Nazi Germany. The air battle over Nazi Germany in WWII was hell above earth. It lasted three years and cost 125,­000 Allied aircrew men, including 26,­000 Americans from the US Army's Eighth Air Force in England, their lives. For bomber crews, every day they flew was like D-­Day, exacting tremendous amounts of emotional uncertainty and trauma. Some men, like twenty-­year-­old U.­S. Captain Werner Goering, accepted this, even thrived on and welcomed the adrenaline rush. They knew that death could come in a variety of ways: an unlucky flak . . .

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Uno de los libros más esperados por los amantes de la Historia MilitarMientras la mayoría de los teóricos militares del período de entreguerras permanecían anclados en los principios de la defensa estática, cuya plasmación más destacada sería la t...

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