Amy Campbell Library

The Naked and the Dead: 50th Anniversary Edition

By Norman Mailer

Hailed as one of many most interesting novels to come back out of the second one global battle, The Naked and the Dead got exceptional serious acclaim upon its ebook and has considering develop into a part of the yank canon. This 50th anniversary variation includes a new advent created particularly doe the social gathering by way of Norman Mailer.

Written in gritty, journalistic aspect, the tale follows a military platoon of foot squaddies who're struggling with for the ownership of the Japanese-held island of Anopopei. Composed in 1948, The bare and the Dead is consultant of the easiest in twentieth-century American writing.

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Hitler's Enforcers: Leaders of the German Machine 1939-1945 (Cassell Military Paperbacks)

By James Lucas

Kesselring, Manstein, version, Rommel, and others of reduce rank yet equivalent skill: what an important function did those 15 males play within the Nazi army hierarchy, in strategic making plans, and at the battlefield? From the pen of a number one author on German forces comes a necessary contribution to our research of war. through identifying figures who every one had an additional measurement, a different quality--administrative ability, motivational skill, tactical wisdom, originality of thought--Lucas illuminates the workings of command, keep watch over, army constitution, and soldiering.

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The Type VII U-Boat (Anatomy of the Ship)

The kind VII U-boat was once the spine of the scuffling with power of Nazi Germany's U-boats on the outbreak of the second one global conflict in 1939. the 1st submarine sinking of the struggle used to be via a sort VII boat, and a few of the main dramatic occasions of the 1st yr of the struggle concerned a sort VII - the sinking of HMS brave via U29 within the Atlantic in September 1939 and the sinking of HMS Royal Oak through U47 in Scapa stream a couple of weeks later. The 'Anatomy of the send' sequence goals to supply the best documentation of person ships and send kinds ever released. What makes the sequence exact is an entire set of fantastically achieved line drawings, either the traditional form of plan in addition to explanatory perspectives, with absolutely descriptive keys. those are supported via technical info and a list of the ship's carrier background.

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Die Stalingrad-Protokolle

By Jochen Hellbeck

Im Dezember 1942 reiste eine Gruppe von Moskauer Historikern nach Stalingrad. Sie wollten die seit Monaten anhaltende Schlacht, die von der Weltöffentlichkeit mit angehaltenem Atem verfolgt wurde, für die Nachwelt festhalten. Im Beisein von Stenographinnen sprachen sie mit Kommandeuren und einfachen Soldaten, mit Kommissaren, Scharfschützen und Sanitäterinnen. Auch Bewohner der Stadt berichteten schon während der Kämpfe von ihren Erlebnissen – offen und hautnah. Diese einzigartigen Gesprächsprotokolle verschaffen einen gänzlich neuen Blick auf die Schlacht, die den Wendepunkt im Zweiten Weltkrieg markierte. Sie enthüllen das Selbstverständnis und die Motivation der Rotarmisten und ihre Wahrnehmung der deutschen Gegner. Nach dem Krieg gerieten die Stalingrader Protokolle unter Verschluss und verschwanden im Archiv. Siebzig Jahre nach der Schlacht werden sie nun von Jochen Hellbeck in Zusammenarbeit mit Historikern der Russischen Akademie der Wissenschaften präsentiert.

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Enola Gay: Mission to Hiroshima

A distinct heritage of the realm battle II American B-29 Enola Gay, its workforce, and the arguable undertaking to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
Painstakingly researched, the tale at the back of the choice to ship the Enola Gay to bomb Hiroshima is informed via firsthand resources. From diplomatic strikes backstage to eastern activities and the united states military Air Force’s name to motion, no aspect is left untold.
pertaining to the early days of the new york venture and the 1st inkling of an atomic bomb, investigative journalist Gordon Thomas and his writing companion Max Morgan-Witts, take WWII fanatics throughout the education of the workforce of the Enola Gay and the demanding situations confronted by means of pilot Paul Tibbets.
A page-turner that provides “minute-by-minute insurance of the serious sessions” surrounding the project, Enola Gay eventually separates fantasy and fact from the making plans of the flight to the instant over Hiroshima whilst the atomic age used to be born (Library Journal).


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Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal: History of U. S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II, Volume 1

By Frank O. Hough, Verle E. Ludwig, Henry I. Shaw Jr.

This booklet, “Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal: background of U. S. Marine Corps Operations in global conflict II, quantity I,” covers Marine Corps participation in the course of the first precarious 12 months of global conflict II, whilst catastrophe piled on catastrophe and there appeared no solution to money jap aggression. complicated bases and garrisons have been remoted and destroyed; Guam, Wake, and the Philippines. The sneak assault on Pearl Harbor, “day that would stay in infamy,” heavily crippled the U. S. Pacific Fleet; but that cripple rose to show the tide of the complete conflict at halfway. almost immediately thereafter, the U. S. Marines introduced on Guadalcanal an offensive which used to be destined to finish in basic terms at the domestic islands of the Empire. the rustic usually, and the Marine Corps specifically, entered international struggle II in a greater kingdom of preparedness than have been the case in the other past clash. yet that could be a comparative time period and doesn't advantage point out within the comparable sentence with the measure of jap preparedness. What the Marine Corps did convey into the best way, besides the fact that, was once the necessary element built throughout the years of pence: the amphibious doctrines and methods that made attainable the trans-Pacific increase – and, for that topic, the invasion of North Africa and the eu continent. by way of publishing this operations heritage in a sturdy shape, it really is was hoping to make the Marine Corps checklist completely to be had for the research of army team of workers, the edification of most people, and the contemplation of significant students of army background.

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The Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials: A Personal Memoir

By Telford Taylor

In 1945, the Allied international locations agreed on a judicial method, instead of precis execution, to figure out the destiny of the Nazis following the tip of worldwide struggle II. Held in Nuremberg, the ceremonial birthplace of the Nazi social gathering, the British, American, French, and Soviet leaders contributed either judges and prosecutors to the sequence of trials that will prosecute essentially the most well-liked politicians, army leaders and businessmen in Nazi Germany.

This is the definitive background of the Nuremberg crimes trials by means of one of many key members, Telford Taylor, the celebrated legal professional who was once a member of the yank prosecution employees and at last grew to become leader guidance. In vibrant aspect, Taylor portrays the unfolding occasions as he “saw, heard, and another way sensed them on the time, and never as a indifferent historian operating from the files could photo them.”

Taylor describes own vendettas one of the Allied representatives and the negotiations that preceded the handing down of sentences. The revelations haven't misplaced their energy over the many years: The chamber is decreased to silence while an SS officer recounts impassively that his troops rounded up and killed 90,000 Jews, and panic overcomes the pinnacle of the German country financial institution because it turns into transparent that he knew his establishment was once receiving jewels and different valuables taken from the our bodies of focus camp inmates.

The Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials has confirmed to be a defining piece of global conflict II literature, an engrossing and reflective eyewitness account of 1 of the main major occasions of our century.

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Unconditional Surrender

By Evelyn Waugh

By 1941, after serving in North Africa and Crete, man Crouchback has misplaced his Halberdier idealism. A table task in London offers him the opportunity of reconciliation along with his former spouse. Then, in Yugoslavia, as a liaison officer with the partisans, Crouch turns into eventually and completely conscious of the futility of a conflict he as soon as observed by way of honor.
Unconditional Surrender is the 3rd novel in Waugh's significant Sword of Honor trilogy recording the tumultuous wartime adventures of man Crouchback ("the most interesting paintings of fiction in English to emerge from international battle II" -Atlantic Monthly), which additionally contains Men at fingers and officials and Gentlemen.

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Pearl Harbor, the unfought battle

This e-book is a delusion according to what may have occurred had the army commanders in Hawaii had figured out eastern secret agent used to be reporting again information of the ships' anchorages in Pearl and the military and military air bases. This was once identified approximately in Washington yet now not, in truth, shared with the neighborhood instructions.

The narrative starts in past due November 1941 with actual occasions yet fast consists of right into a 'what could have been' hypothesis or fantasy.

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Fifth Column

By Christopher Remy

Public fears are excessive that international brokers are between us, watching for the order to strike. A divided the United States is debating even if to visit warfare. The FBI and police, scrambling to thwart any assaults, around up the plotters. specialists claim that our intelligence functions are inadequate and new company has to be created. The 12 months is 1941. 5th Column is the tale of Johanna Falck, a German immigrant who joins the hot American relevant intelligence carrier. As american citizens concentrate on the battle in Europe and even if the USA may still intrude, the FBI is rounding up ratings of German spies. The German-American Bund, a pro-Nazi team of american citizens suspected of being saboteurs and subversives, is on the heart of the FBI's investigations. Johanna is recruited to infiltrate the Bund and observe what they and the Nazis have deliberate. quickly she is stuck up in a far-reaching conspiracy, person who stretches from the head of the Nazi country to the streets of recent York. What she reveals shatters her most elementary assumption in regards to the 3rd Reich.

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