Book mentions in this thread

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    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

    by William L. Shirer

    Chronicles the Nazi's rise to power, conquest of Europe, and dramatic defeat at the hands of the Allies.
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    The Second World Wars

    by Victor Davis Hanson

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    Band of Brothers

    by Stephen E. Ambrose

  • Votes: 51

    The Splendid and the Vile

    by Erik Larson

  • Votes: 51

    The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

    by James D. Hornfischer

  • Votes: 51

    With the Old Breed

    by E. B. Sledge

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    Citizen Soldiers

    by Stephen E. Ambrose

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    Stalingrad

    by Antony Beevor

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    Helmet for My Pillow

    by Robert Leckie

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    Goodbye, Darkness

    by William Manchester

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    The Two-Ocean War

    by Samuel Eliot Morison

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    Twilight of the Gods

    by Ian W. Toll

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    The Conquering Tide

    by Ian W. Toll

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    American Caesar

    by William Manchester

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    Pacific Crucible

    by Ian W. Toll

    Draws on eyewitness accounts and primary sources to describe the first months of World War II in the Pacific, after the U.S. Navy suffered the worst defeat in its history at Pearl Harbor.
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    Killing the Rising Sun

    by Bill O'Reilly

  • Votes: 12

    The Little Ships

    by Louise Borden

  • Votes: 12

    Neptune's Inferno

    by James D. Hornfischer

  • Votes: 12

    Wake of the Wahoo

    by Forest J. Sterling

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    Barbarossa

    by Alan Clark

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    Killing Patton

    by Bill O'Reilly

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    Hitler's War

    by David Irving

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    The Making of the Atomic Bomb

    by Richard Rhodes

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    The Liberation Trilogy Boxed Set

    by Rick Atkinson

  • Votes: 10

    The Good War

    by Studs Terkel

  • Votes: 9

    The Rising Sun

    by John Toland

  • Votes: 9

    Ghost Soldiers

    by Hampton Sides

  • Votes: 9

    Bonhoeffer

  • Votes: 8

    Win at All Costs

    by Matt Hart

    Game of Shadows meets Shoe Dog in this explosive behind-the-scenes look that reveals for the first time the unsettling details of Nike's secret running program--the Nike Oregon Project. In May 2017, journalist Matt Hart received a USB drive containing a single file--a 4.7-megabyte PDF named "Tic Toc, Tic Toc. . . ." He quickly realized he was in possession of a stolen report prepared a year earlier by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for the Texas Medical Board, part of an investigation into legendary running coach Alberto Salazar, a Houston-based endocrinologist named Dr. Jeffrey Brown, and cheating by Nike-sponsored runners, including some of the world's best athletes. The information Hart received was part of an unfolding story of deception which began when Steve Magness, an assistant to Salazar, broke the omertà--the Mafia-like code of silence about performance-enhancing drugs among those involved--and alerted the USADA. He was soon followed by Olympians Adam and Kara Goucher who risked their careers to become whistleblowers on their former Nike running family in Beaverton, Oregon. Combining sports drama and business exposé, Win at All Costs tells the full story of Nike's running program, uncovering a corporate win-at-all-costs culture. Hart calls for an above-board, clean sport that allows athletes to test themselves against the best and truly measure how good they are. His is a cautionary tale for America's next generation of athletes, and a wake-up call for sports fans, opening their eyes to the reality that rigged competition is widespread and systemic.
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    Silent Victory

    by Clay Blair Jr.

  • Votes: 8

    The Second World War

    by Antony Beevor

  • Votes: 8

    A Higher Call

    by Adam Makos

  • Votes: 8

    Guadalcanal

    by Richard B. Frank

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    The Wild Blue

    by Stephen E. Ambrose

  • Votes: 7

    Bloodlands

    by Timothy Snyder

  • Votes: 7

    Race of Aces

    by John R. Bruning

  • Votes: 7

    Human Smoke

    by Nicholson Baker

  • Votes: 7

    Man Called Intrepid

    by William Stevenson

  • Votes: 7

    Killing the SS

    by Bill O'Reilly

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    Kelly's Heroes

    by jack ruiz

  • Votes: 6

    Five Chimneys

    by Olga Lengyel

  • Votes: 6

    The Bitter Woods

    by John S.D. Eisenhower

  • Votes: 6

    Old Man in a Baseball Cap

    by Fred Rochlin

  • Votes: 6

    Bodyguard of Lies

    by Anthony Cave Brown

  • Votes: 6

    The Liberator

    by Alex Kershaw

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    At Dawn We Slept

    by Gordon W. Prange

  • Votes: 6

    Cornelius Ryan

    by Cornelius Ryan

  • Votes: 6

    Ask!

    by Mark Victor Hansen

  • Votes: 6

    Shattered Sword

    by Jonathan Parshall

    Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, for the first time since Gordon W. Prange s bestselling "Miracle at Midway," Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement. Unlike previous accounts, "Shattered Sword" makes extensive use of Japanese primary sources. It also corrects the many errors of Mitsuo Fuchida s "Midway: The Battle That Doomed Japan," an uncritical reliance upon which has tainted every previous Western account. It thus forces a major, potentially controversial reevaluation of the great battle. The authors examine the battle in detail and effortlessly place it within the context of the Imperial Navy s doctrine and technology. With a foreword by leading WWII naval historian John Lundstrom, "Shattered Sword" will become an indispensable part of any military buff s library. Winner of the 2005 John Lyman Book Award for the "Best Book in U.S. Naval History" and cited by "Proceedings" as one of its "Notable Naval Books" for 2005."
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    The Rape of Nanking

    by Iris Chang

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    Pegasus Bridge

    by Stephen E. Ambrose

  • Votes: 5

    Is Paris Burning?

    by Dominique Lapierre

  • Votes: 5

    Idiot

    by Laura Clery

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    An Army at Dawn

    by Rick Atkinson

  • Votes: 5

    Why the Allies Won

    by Richard Overy

  • Votes: 5

    The Forgotten Soldier

    by Guy Sajer

  • Votes: 4

    Factories of Death

    by Sheldon H. Harris

  • Votes: 4

    We Die Alone

    by David Howarth

  • Votes: 4

    German Generals Talk

    by Basil H. Hart

    The German Generals who survived Hitler's Reich talk over World War II with Capt. Liddell Hart, noted British miltary strategist and writer. They speak as professional soldiers to a man they know and respect. For the first time, answers are revealed to many questions raised during the war. Was Hitler the genius of strategy he seemed to be at first? Why did his Generals never overthrow him? Why did Hitler allow the Dunkirk evacuation? Current interest, of course, focuses on the German Generals' opinion of the Red Army as a fighting force. What did the Russians look like from the German side? How did we look? And what are the advantages and disadvantages under which dictator-controlled armies fight? In vivid, non-technical language, Capt. Liddell Hart reports these interviews and evaluates the vital military lessons of World War II.
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    The Nightmare Years, 1930-1940

    by William L. Shirer

  • Votes: 4

    Off the Top of My Head

    by Benjamin D. Hutchins

  • Votes: 4

    Agreed

    by Patty Newbold

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    Miracle at Midway

    by Gordon W. Prange

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    The Eastern Front

    by Leon Degrelle

  • Votes: 4

    Masterpiece

    by Nancy West

  • Votes: 4

    The World at War

    by Anthony Eden

  • Votes: 4

    The Gathering Storm

    by R. Albert Mohler Jr.

  • Votes: 4

    The Third Reich at War

    by Richard J. Evans

  • Votes: 4

    The Last Lion Box Set

    by Paul Reid

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    The Rommel Papers

    by B. H. Liddell-Hart

  • Votes: 3

    Day Of Deceit

    by Robert Stinnett

  • Votes: 3

    This is the correct answer (Korean Edition)

    by The

  • Votes: 3

    The Blond Knight of Germany

    by Raymond Toliver

  • Votes: 3

    The Forgotten 500

    by Gregory A. Freeman

  • Votes: 3

    The Great Escape

    by Paul Brickhill

  • Votes: 3

    Incredible Victory

    by Walter Lord

  • Votes: 3

    The Origins of The Second World War

    by A.J.P. Taylor

  • Votes: 3

    Agent Zigzag

    by Ben Macintyre

  • Votes: 3

    In Harm's Way

    by Doug Stanton

  • Votes: 3

    Berlin Diary

    by William L. Shirer

  • Votes: 3

    Double Cross

    by Sam Giancana

  • Votes: 3

    My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

    by Emil Ferris

  • Votes: 3

    The Greatest Generation

    by Tom Brokaw

    Focuses on the generation of Americans who were born in the 1920s, came of age during the Depression, fought in World War II, and came home to build a new America during the postwar era.
  • Votes: 2

    Oh No! Ah Yes!

    by Kalli Reid

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    Ploesti

    by James Dugan

  • Votes: 2

    From Moscow to Stalingrad

    by Yves Buffetaut

  • Votes: 2

    Warlord

    by Carlo D'Este

  • Votes: 2

    FDR at War Boxed Set

    by Nigel Hamilton

  • Votes: 2

    Hope Looks Good on You!

    by Dorie Mclemore

  • Votes: 2

    National Geographic Visual History of the World

    by National Geographic

  • Votes: 2

    A War To Be Won

    by Williamson Murray

  • Votes: 2

    A Short History of Humanity

    by Johannes Krause

  • Votes: 2

    A Simple Soldier

    by Steven R. Fehrenbach

  • Votes: 2

    Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

    by Giles Milton

  • Votes: 2

    A Patriot's History® of the Modern World, Vol. I

    by Larry Schweikart

  • Votes: 2

    Run Silent Run Deep

    by Edward L. Beach

  • Votes: 2

    Lying About Hitler

    by Richard J. Evans

  • Votes: 2

    Tower of Skulls

    by Richard B. Frank

  • Votes: 2

    God Is My Co Pilot

    by Robert L. Scott

  • Votes: 2

    Japan's Infamous Unit 731

    by Hal Gold

  • Votes: 2

    The Man in the High Castle

    by Philip K. Dick

    In a classic work of alternate history, the United States is divided up and ruled by the Axis powers after the defeat of the Allies during World War II. Reissue. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel.
  • Votes: 2

    Bloody Buna by Lida Mayo (1974-05-03)

  • Votes: 2

    Beneath a Scarlet Sky

    by Mark Sullivan

  • Votes: 2

    The Battle For Okinawa

    by Colonel Hiromichi Yahara

  • Votes: 2

    War As I Knew It

    by George S. Patton

  • Votes: 2

    Tennozan

    by George Feifer

  • Votes: 2

    The Last Battle

    by Stephen Harding

  • Votes: 2

    Panzer Commander

    by Hans Von Luck

  • Votes: 2

    Hellstorm

    by Thomas Goodrich

  • Votes: 2

    Inside the Third Reich

    by Albert Speer

  • Votes: 2

    The Day of Battle

    by Rick Atkinson

  • Votes: 2

    To Hell and Back

    by Audie Murphy

  • Votes: 2

    Churchill

    by Andrew Roberts

    Draws on extensive new materials, from private letters to transcripts of war cabinet meetings, to present a portrait of the iconic war leader that discusses Churchill's motivations and unwavering faith in the British Empire.
  • Votes: 2

    The Guns at Last Light

    by Rick Atkinson

  • Votes: 2

    Masters of the Air

    by Donald L. Miller

  • Votes: 2

    The Battle of Midway (Pivotal Moments in American History)

    by Craig L. Symonds

  • Votes: 1

    United States Submarine Operations in World War II

    by Theodore Roscoe

  • Votes: 1

    The Duel

    by John Lukacs

  • Votes: 1

    A Bridge Too Far

    by Cornelius Ryan

  • Votes: 1

    The Battle of Kursk

    by David M. Glantz

  • Votes: 1

    Get Over It! You're Barking up the Wrong Tree

    by Robert Holcomb

  • Votes: 1

    Those devils in Baggy Pants

    by Ross S. carter

  • Votes: 1

    The Coming of the Third Reich

    by Richard J. Evans

  • Votes: 1

    The Mantle of Command

    by Nigel Hamilton

  • Votes: 1

    Infamy

    by John Toland

  • Votes: 1

    Man's Search for Meaning

    by Viktor Emil Frankl

    Viennese psychiatrist tells his grim experiences in a German concentration camp which led him to logotherapy, an existential method of psychiatry.
  • Votes: 1

    The Bad War (A Newsweek book)

    by Kim Willenson

  • Votes: 1

    Three Came Home

    by Agnes Keith

  • Votes: 1

    JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man's Trick

    by Francis Richard Conolly

  • Votes: 1

    Thunder Below!

    by Eugene B. Fluckey

  • Votes: 1

    The Big Show

    by Pierre Clostermann

  • Votes: 1

    Wine and War

    by Donald Kladstrup

  • Votes: 1

    Citizens of London

    by Lynne Olson

  • Votes: 1

    Ridgway's Paratroopers

    by Clay Blair

  • Votes: 1

    Company Commander

    by Charles B. Macdonald

  • Votes: 1

    A Woman of No Importance

    by Sonia Purnell

  • Votes: 1

    Unconditional Hatred

    by Russell Grenfell

  • Votes: 1

    There's a War to Be Won

    by Geoffrey Perret

  • Votes: 1

    You Said a Mouthful

    by Roger Karshner

  • Votes: 1

    The Lions of Carentan

    by Volker Griesser

  • Votes: 1

    Baa Baa Black Sheep

    by Gregory Pappy Boyington

  • Votes: 1

    In The Garden of Beasts

    by Erik Larson

    Berlin,1933. William E. Dodd, a mild-mannered academic from Chicago, has to his own and everyone else's surprise, become America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany, in a year that proves to be a turning point in history. Dodd and his family, notably his vivacious daughter, Martha, observe at first-hand the many changes - some subtle, some disturbing, and some horrifically violent - that signal Hitler's consolidation of power. Dodd has little choice but to associate with key figures in the Nazi party, his increasingly concerned cables make little impact on an indifferent U.S. State Department, while Martha is drawn to the Nazis and their vision of a 'New Germany' and has a succession of affairs with senior party players, including first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as the year darkens, Dodd and his daughter find their lives transformed and any last illusion they might have about Hitler are shattered by the violence of the 'Night of the Long Knives' in the summer of 1934 that established him as supreme dictator. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the times, and with brilliant portraits of Hitler, Goebbels, Goering and Himmler amongst others, Erik Larson's new book sheds unique light on events as they unfold, resulting in an unforgettable, addictively readable work of narrative history.
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    Education for Death

    by Gregor Ziemer

  • Votes: 1

    Shadow Commander

    by Mike Guardia

  • Votes: 1

    The War Journal of Major Damon "Rocky" Gause

    by Major Damon Rocky Gause

  • Votes: 1

    Infantry Attacks

    by Marshall Erwin Rommel

  • Votes: 1

    Promises to Keep

    by Joe Biden

  • Votes: 1

    Fighting Churchill, Appeasing Hitler

    by Adrian Phillips

  • Votes: 1

    Hitler's Cross

    by Erwin W. Lutzer

  • Votes: 1

    Foxes of the Desert

    by Paul Carell

  • Votes: 1

    In the Mouth of the Wolf

    by Rose Zar

  • Votes: 1

    Lost in Shangri-La

    by Mitchell Zuckoff

  • Votes: 1

    Madame Fourcade's Secret War

    by Lynne Olson

  • Votes: 1

    The Theory and Practice of Hell

    by Eugen Kogon

  • Votes: 1

    The Third Reich in Power (The History of the Third Reich)

    by Richard J. Evans

  • Votes: 1

    Roosevelt and Churchill

    by David Stafford

  • Votes: 1

    Give Us This Day

    by Sidney Stewart

  • Votes: 1

    The Last European War

    by John Lukacs

  • Votes: 1

    The Men of Company K

    by Harold P. Leinbaugh

  • Votes: 1

    Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War"

    by Patrick J. Buchanan

  • Votes: 1

    The Volunteer

    by Jack Fairweather

  • Votes: 1

    Ordinary Men

    by Christopher R. Browning

  • Votes: 1

    Defeat Into Victory

    by Field-Marshal Viscount William Slim

  • Votes: 1

    The Longest Winter

    by Alex Kershaw

  • Votes: 1

    A Dark and Bloody Ground

    by Edward G. Miller

  • Votes: 1

    RING OF THE CABAL

    by ELLA CRUZ

  • Votes: 1

    Wealth, War and Wisdom

    by Barton Biggs

  • Votes: 1

    Snow and Steel

    by Peter Caddick-Adams

  • Votes: 1

    The Legacy of the Second World War

    by John Lukacs

  • Votes: 1

    Hiroshima

    by John Hersey

  • Votes: 1

    The Devil's Workshop

    by Donnally Miller

  • Votes: 1

    Tragedy and Hope

    by Carroll Quigley

  • Votes: 1

    The Darkest Hour

    by Erin Hunter

  • Votes: 1

    And No Birds Sang

    by Farley Mowat

  • Votes: 1

    Natural Born Heroes

    by Christopher McDougall

  • Votes: 1

    Tales By Japanese Soldiers (Cassell Military Paperbacks)

    by Kazuo Tamayama

  • Votes: 1

    Seven Roads to Hell

    by Donald R. Burgett

  • Votes: 1

    Three Days at the Brink

    by Bret Baier

  • Votes: 1

    The Glory and the Dream

    by William Manchester

  • Votes: 1

    The Wages of Destruction

    by Adam Tooze

  • Votes: 1

    The Winds of War

    by Herman Wouk

  • Votes: 1

    Hitlerland

    by Andrew Nagorski

  • Votes: 1

    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

    by Campbell Black

  • Votes: 1

    War

    by Margaret MacMillan

  • Votes: 1

    The Nuclear Barons

    by Peter Pringle

  • Votes: 1

    Sea of Thunder

    by Evan Thomas

  • Votes: 1

    Dogfaces Who Smiled Through Tears

    by Homer R. Ankrum

  • Votes: 1

    Dog Company

    by Patrick K. O'Donnell

  • Votes: 1

    Gauntlet to Overlord

    by Ross Munro

  • Votes: 1

    Not So Wild a Dream

    by Eric Sevareid

  • Votes: 1

    The Jedburghs

    by Will Irwin

  • Votes: 1

    Currahee!

    by Donald R. Burgett

  • Votes: 1

    Munich Playground

    by Ernest R. Pope

  • Votes: 1

    Flyboys

    by James Bradley

  • Votes: 1

    The Double-Cross System

    by J. C. Masterman

  • Votes: 1

    Hitler's Empire

    by Mark Mazower

  • Votes: 1

    Typhoon of Steel

    by James and William Belote

  • Votes: 1

    A Higher Calling

    by Harold Earls IV

  • Votes: 1

    The Secret Stealers

    by Jane Healey

  • Votes: 1

    The war diaries of Weary Dunlop

    by E. E Dunlop

  • Votes: 1

    The Longest Tunnel

    by Alan Burgess

  • Votes: 1

    War on the Eastern Front

    by James Lucas

  • Votes: 1

    Red Blood, Black Sand

    by Chuck Tatum

  • Votes: 1

    The Fighting Bunch

    by Chris DeRose

    In The Fighting Bunch: The Battle of Athens and How World War II Veterans Won the Only Successful Armed Rebellion Since the Revolution, New York Times bestselling author Chris DeRose reveals the true, never-before-told story of the men who brought their overseas combat experience to wage war against a corrupt political machine in their Tennessee hometown. For ten long years, the citizens of McMinn County, Tennessee lived under a regime as dictatorial as Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. First elected sheriff in 1936, wealthy industrialist Paul Cantrell rose to political prominence in the Democratic Party through fraudulent means, culminating in becoming a state senator in 1942. High taxes and racketeering funded his schemes. Deputies who served only themselves enforced his laws. Cantrell stole every election that decade through ballot box seizures and secret vote counts that ensured his victory. Anyone who questioned the results were threatened, arrested, and fined. In September of 1945, Bill White returned home to Athens, Tennessee, “The Friendly City,” after more than two years in the Marine Corps, a soldier in the Guadalcanal Campaign that turned the tide of the war. He was one of 3500 men from McMinn County who served in Europe and in the Pacific theater fighting fascist tyranny only to discover their families and friends living under a similar authoritarian rule in the United States. To restore true democracy, McMinn’s veterans formed the nonpartisan GI ticket to oppose Cantrell’s machine in the next election. But Cantrell wasn’t about to let a group of “kids” usurp his control. On Election Day, August 1, 1946, deputies took the ballot box to the jail in Athens, violently assaulting anyone who dared to stop them. White and his fellow GIs, men who fought and survived action in the Bulge and Normandy, armed themselves and laid siege to the prison, demanding the ballot box. For more than six hours, gunfire and dynamite blasts rocked the community until the deputies surrendered. With an official and legitimate vote count, the GIs won the election. For the past seven decades, the participants of the “Battle of Ballots and Bullets” and their families kept silent about that conflict. Now in The Fighting Bunch, after years of research, including exclusive interviews with the remaining witnesses, archival radio broadcast and interview tapes, scrapbooks, letters, and diaries, Chris DeRose has reconstructed one of the seminal—yet untold—events in American election history.
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    Stilwell and the American Experience in China

    by Barbara W. Tuchman

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    Armor and Blood

    by Dennis E. Showalter

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    The House of Krupp

    by Peter Batty

  • Votes: 1

    Beyond Band of Brothers

    by Dick Winters

  • Votes: 1

    No Simple Victory

    by Norman Davies

  • World War II Map by Map

    by DK