THE WORLD AT WAR: 1939-1945


Philip Jenkins





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Gštz Aly, Hitler's Beneficiaries (2008)

Hugh Ambrose, The Pacific (2010)

Anonymous, A Woman In Berlin (2005)

Rick Atkinson, The Day of Battle (2007)

Alan Axelrod, Bradley (2007)

Nicholson Baker, Human Smoke (2008)

John Barber, ed., Life and Death in Besieged Leningrad (2005)

Niall Barr, Pendulum of War (2005)

Dixee Bartholomew-Feis, The OSS and Ho Chi Minh (2006)

Colin Beavan, Operation Jedburgh (2006)

Anthony Beevor, D-Day: The Battle for Normandy (2009)

Chris Bellamy, Absolute War (2007)

Michael Bess, Choices Under Fire (2006)

Richard Bessel, Germany 1945: From War to Peace (2009)

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George J. Billy and Christine M. Billy, Merchant Mariners at War (2008)

Marcus Binney, Secret War Heroes (2005)

Rodric Braithwaite, Moscow 1941 (2006)

Robert S. Burrell, The Ghosts of Iwo Jima (2006)

Dick Camp, Last Man Standing (2009)

Thomas Childers, Soldiers From The Wars Returning  (2009)

Robert Citino, Death of the Wehrmacht (2007)

Lloyd Clark, Anzio (2006)

B. Jack Copeland, Colossus (2006)

Norman Davies, No Simple Victory (2007)

Donald A. Davis, Lightning Strike (2005)

Carlo D'Este, Warlord (2008)

Robert Dorr and Thomas Jones, Hell Hawks (2008)

Edward Drea, Japan's Imperial Army (2009)

Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, HalseyŐs Typhoon (2007)

Robert S. Ehlers, Targeting the Third Reich (2009)

Richard J. Evans, The Third Reich at War (2009)

David Faber, Munich 1939 (2009)

Daniel Ford, Flying Tigers (2007)

Jšrg Friedrich, The Fire: The Bombing of Germany, 1940-1945 (2008)

Bruce Gamble, Fortress Rabaul (2010)

Ian Gardner, Tonight We Die As Men (2009)

D. M. Giangreco, Hell to Pay: Operation DOWNFALL and the Invasion of Japan, 1945-1947 (2009)

David M. Glantz, Colossus Reborn (2005)

David M. Glantz, Red Storm over the Balkans (2005)

David M. Glantz, Barbarossa Derailed (2009)

Harold J. Goldberg, D-Day in the Pacific (2007)

John Gooch, Mussolini and his Generals (2007)

A.C. Grayling, Among the Dead Cities (2006)

Winston Groom, 1942: The Year That Tried Men's Souls (2005)

Vasily Grossman, A Writer At War (2005)

Randall Hansen, Fire and Fury (2009)

Fraser J. Harbutt, Yalta 1945 (2010)

 Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Racing the Enemy (2005)

Max Hastings, Retribution (2008)

Max Hastings, Winston's War (2010)

 Mark Healy, Zitadelle (2008)

Jeffrey Herf, The Jewish Enemy (2008)

James Holland, Together We Stand (2006)

Joel Ira Holwitt, "Execute Against Japan"  (2009)

Robert E. Humphrey, Once Upon a Time in War (2008)

Dallas Woodbury Isom, Midway Inquest (2007)

Michael Jones, Leningrad: State of Siege (2007)

Michael Jones, Stalingrad (2007)

Victor Kamenir, The Bloody Triangle (2009)

Alvin Kernan, The Unknown Battle of Midway (2006)

Ian Kershaw, Fateful Choices (2008)

Ian Kershaw, Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution (2008)

Martin Kitchen, RommelŐs Desert War (2009)

Michael Korda, With Wings Like Eagles (2009)

Ken Kotani, Japanese Intelligence in World War II (2009)

Warren Kozak, LeMay (2009)

Tony Le Tissier, Slaughter at Halbe (2005)

John Lukacs, June 1941: Hitler and Stalin (2006)

Henrik Lunde, Hitler's Pre-emptive War (2009)

Brian MacArthur, Surviving the Sword (2005)

Giles MacDonogh, After the Reich (2007)

Ben Macintyre, Agent Zigzag (2007)

Sean L. Malloy, Atomic Tragedy (2008)

Mark Mazower, Hitler's Empire (2008)

Geoffrey P. Megargee, War of Annihilation (2006)

Catherine Merridale, Ivan's War (2005)

Donald L Miller, Masters of the Air (2006)

Roger Moorhouse, Killing Hitler (2006)

Sam Moses, At All Costs (2006)

Robert J. Mrazek, A Dawn Like Thunder (2008)

David Murphy, What Stalin Knew (2005)

Andrew Nagorski, The Greatest Battle (2007)

Robin Neillands, The Dieppe Raid (2005)

Robin Neillands, The Battle for the Rhine (2007)

Phil Nordyke, More Than Courage (2008)

Michael Norman and Elizabeth Norman, Tears in the Darkness (2009)

Herman J. Obermayer, Soldiering For Freedom (2005)

Pierce OŐDonnell, In Time of War (2005)

Vincent P. O'Hara, Struggle for the Middle Sea (2009)

Lynne Olson, Troublesome Young Men (2007)

Lynne Olson, Citizens of London (2010)

Stanley G. Payne, Franco and Hitler (2008)

Constantine Pleshakov, StalinŐs Folly (2005)

S. M. Plokhy, Yalta (2010)

 Walter Reid, Churchill 1940-1945 (2008)

Ralf Georg Reuth, Rommel (2006)

Michael Reynolds, Monty and Patton (2005)

Andrew Roberts, Masters and Commanders (2009)

Andrew J. Rotter, Hiroshima (2008)

Hugh Sebag-Montefiore, Dunkirk (2006)

M. G. Sheftall, Blossoms in the Wind (2005)

Dennis Showalter, HitlerŐs Panzers (2009)

Kenneth Slepyan, StalinŐs Guerrillas (2006)

Bill Sloan, Brotherhood of Heroes (2005)

Bruce C. Smith, The War Comes to Plum Street (2005)

Colin Smith, Singapore Burning (2005)

Colin Smith, England's Last War Against France (2009)

Ronald Spector, In the Ruins of Empire (2007)

David Stafford, Endgame, 1945 (2007)

Peter Stansky, The First Day of the Blitz (2007)

Michael Sturma, The USS Flier (2008)

Barrett Tillman, Clash of the Carriers (2005)

Barrett Tillman, LeMay (2007)

Barrett Tillman, Whirlwind: The Air War Against Japan, 1942-1945 (2010)

 Adam Tooze, The Wages of Destruction (2007)

Anthony P. Tully, Battle of Surigao Strait (2009)

Krisztian Ungvary, The Siege of Budapest (2005)

Richard Vinen, The Unfree French (2006)

Randall T. Wakelam, The Science of Bombing (2009)

Stephen Walker, Shockwave (2005)

Maureen Waller, London 1945 (2005)

James A. Warren, American Spartans (2005)

Gerhard Weinberg, Visions of Victory (2005)

Stanley Weintraub, 15 Stars (2007)

Olivier Wievorka, Normandy (2008)

H. P. Willmott, The Battle of Leyte Gulf (2005)

Derrick Wright, To the Far Side of Hell (2005)

Derek S. Zumbro, Battle for the Ruhr (2006)