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    Another River, Another Town : A Teenage Tank Gunner Comes of Age in Combat--1945
    by John P. Irwin
    Hardcover: 192 pages
    Random House; ISBN: 0375507752; 1st edition (May 7, )
    The Battle for History : Re-Fighting World War II
    by John Keegan
    With the same erudition, discernment, and crisp prose that made his A History of Warfare an international bestseller, Keegan surveys the literature of World War II, identifying the works he finds most important and illuminating while examining the sometimes savage controversies raised by two generations of the war's historians.
    Beyond Valor: World War II's Ranger and Airborne Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat
    by Patrick K. O'Donnell
    Over 100 firsthand accounts of the WWII American Airborne, Ranger and other special units.
    Hardcover - 384 pages (February 15, )
    Free Press; ISBN: 0684873842
    Blood, Tears, and Folly : An Objective Look at World War II
    by Len Deighton
    Listed under Len Deighton Books

    Blood and Water : Sabotaging Hitler's Bomb
    Dan Kurzman
    Listed under Scandinavia WWII

    Burma : The Longest War 1941-1945
    by Louis Allen
    Listed under Burma WWII

    The Cassell Atlas of the Second World War
    by Peter Young (Editor), Richard Natk (Illustrator)
    Detailed maps including troop movements from every major battle.
    Hardcover - 232 pages (March )
    Cassell Academic; ISBN: 0304352861

    Codebreakers : The Inside Story of Bletchley Park
    F. H. Hinsley (Editor), Alan Stripp (Editor)
    Listed under Alan Turing

    The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945
    by Michael R. Beschloss
    Hardcover: 400 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.20 x 9.74 x 6.44
    Simon & Schuster; ISBN: 0684810271; (October 22, )
    Design for Victory : World War II Posters on the American Home Front
    by H. Rubenstein, W. Bird
    Listed under Art in Wartime

    Dirty Little Secrets of World War II : Military Information No One Told You About the Greatest, Most Terrible War in History
    James F. Dunnigan, et al
    More than three hundred historical entries capture aspects of World War II that no one knows about, exposing the dark, misunderstood, and tragicomic aspects of the war and showing how today's high-tech weapons had their beginnings fifty years ago.
    Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.14 x 9.23 x 6.14 
    Quill; ISBN: 0688122884; Reprint edition (March )

    Five Days in London, May 1940
    by John Lukacs
    Comprehensively traces the events of that long weekend, which culminated in Churchill's decision on May 28th to fight on, no matter what happened to France.
    Listed under Blitzkrieg

    Fortress Europe : European Fortifications of World War II
    by J. E. Kaufmann, Robert M. Jurga (Translator)
    Hardcover - 400 pages
    Da Capo Press; ISBN: 1580970001

    The Ghost Front: The Ardennes Before the Battle of the Bulge
    by Charles Whiting

    'The Good War' : An Oral History of World War Two
    Studs Terkel
    Pulitzer Prize-winning book with a new preface by the author. "As in Hard Times and Working, this master interviewer again creates a turbulent epic of human experience by quoting the words of those who lived it. . . . A vivid resurrection of a lost time."--Newsday.

    The Greatest War, Volume III: The Battle of the Bulge to Hiroshima
    by Gerald Astor
    Paperback - November 2001

    Is Paris Burning?
    by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
    A reconstructions of events pertaining to the liberation of Paris, August 1944 by the author of City of Joy.
    Hardcover - 376 pages
    Castle; ISBN: 0785812466

    The Kennedys at War, 1937-1945
    by Edward J., Jr. Renehan
    Listed under JFK

    Kilroy Was Here: The Best American Humor from World War II
    by Charles Osgood (Introduction)
    Paperback: 288 pages
    Hyperion Press; ISBN: 0786885742; (April )

    The Longest Day : June 6, 1944
    Cornelius Ryan
    Listed under Normandy

    Lost Victories; War Memoirs of Hitler's Most Brilliant General
    Erich Von Manstein
    Listed under German Generals

    19 Weeks : America, Britain, and the Fateful Summer of 1940
    by Norman Moss
    Book Description: The whirl of events during the spring and summer of 1940 is boggling to contemplate: the astonishing collapse of France, the evacuation of Dunkirk, secret moves for peace, the Battle of Britain, air raids on London, the battle over isolationism in America. While Britain steeled itself for a German invasion, America argued over how to respond to the gathering storm in Europe. In December 1941, Germany and Japan would declare war on the United States, forcing the nation to join the Allied cause. But it was the extraordinary decisions made between May and September of 1940 that signaled America's willingness to emerge from its entrenched isolationism. Those nineteen weeks were, Moss shows, the crucible in which America's interventionist role in the world was forged and which ensured the decline and eventual disappearance of the British Empire. Roosevelt's battle for the hearts and minds of Americans was to have far-reaching consequences that still color the way we live today. Nineteen Weeks recounts the epic tale of these two nations, each confronting the great crush of history. Moss examines this period from the viewpoints of the leaders and policymakers, but also through the intimate experiences of ordinary citizens. A moving, prescient examination of two countries struggling with war, Nineteen Weeks opens important questions about the decline of the British Empire and the rise of America's dominant role in global politics.
    Hardcover from Houghton Mifflin Co

    Quartered Safe Out Here : A Recollection of the War in Burma
    by George MacDonald Fraser
    Highly Recommended
    Listed under Burma Campaigns

    The Second World War
    John Keegan
    Paperback - 608 pages Reprint edition (September 1990)
    Penguin USA
    (Paper); ISBN: 014011341X

    Singapore, 1942: Britain's Greatest Defeat
    by Alan Warren
    Listed under History of Singapore

    Strange Victory : Hitler's Conquest of France
    by Ernest R. May
    Listed under Blitzkrieg

    Threshold of War : Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Entry into World War II
    Waldo H. Heinrichs
    Paperback / Published 1990

    War Diaries 1939-1945
    by Field Marshall Lord Alanbrooke
    Hardcover: 650 pages
    University of California Press; ISBN: 0520233018; (August 6, )
    Wartime : Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War
    Paul Fussell
    Paul Fussell examines the immediate impact of World War II on soldiers and civilians. He depicts the psychological and emotional atmosphere of World War II by, most importantly, emphasizing the damage the war did to intellect, discrimination, honesty, individuality, complexity, ambiguity, and wit.
    Paperback / Published 1990

    A War to Be Won : Fighting the Second World War, 1937-1945
    by Williamson Murray, Allan R. Millett
    "Scholarship and insight place this book in the front rank of military history written in the 20th century's final decade." Publisher's Weekly, May 8, 2000
    Hardcover - 656 pages (May 6, )
    Harvard Univ Pr; ISBN: 067400163X

    What They Didn't Teach You About World War II
    by Mike Wright
    Hardcover - 352 pages (April )
    Presidio Pr; ISBN: 0891416498

    A World at Arms : A Global History of World War II
    Gerhard L. Weinberg
    An acclaimed, exhaustively researched, one-volume history covers every theater of battle and emphasizes the global nature of the war, showing how events in one corner of the world affected events elsewhere.
    Paperback (November )
    Cambridge Univ Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0521558794

    Atlas of the Second World War : Europe and the Mediterranean
    by Thomas E. Griess (Editor)
    Paperback (January 1986)
    Avery Pub Group; ISBN: 0895293056
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    The Historical Atlas of World War II
    by John Pimlott, Alan Bullock (Photographer)
    Hardcover - 224 pages
    Henry Holt & Company, Inc.; ISBN: 0805039295
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