Amy Campbell Library

The Last Days

By Laurent Seksik

"He regarded lengthy and deep into her eyes. "I'll cross first," he acknowledged. "You'll keep on with me... if that is what you want."
at the twenty second February 1942 Stefan Zweig, the most well known authors of his new release, dedicated suicide along with his spouse Lotte. the ultimate, determined gesture of this nice author has involved ever on account that.
Zweig was once an exile, pushed from his domestic in Austria through the Nazis. Fleeing first to London, then long island, attempting regularly to flee either those that demonised him and those that acclaimed him, he finally took his younger bride to Brazil, the place they have been haunted through the existence they might been compelled to desert and by way of debts of the violence in Europe.
mixing truth and fiction this novel tells the tale of the good writer's ultimate months. Laurent Seksik uncovers the man's hidden passions, his deepest anguish, and the way he and his spouse got here to finish their lives one peaceable February afternoon.

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The Caucasus 1942-43: Kleist's Race for Oil

By Robert Forczyk

A lot has been written of the monstrous clashes among the Wehrmacht and the crimson military at Stalingrad, yet this quantity tells the opposite, both vital 1/2 the tale of Fall Blau (Case Blue). studying from their reviews in the course of the sweeping advances of Operation Barbarossa a yr prior to, Wehrmacht commanders knew that Nazi Germany's loss of oil was once a massive strategic challenge. Seizure of the Caucasus oilfields, which have been answerable for eighty two% of the Soviet Union's crude oil, might concurrently alleviate the German army's oil shortages while denying very important gasoline assets to the crimson military. whereas military crew B complex alongside the Volga in the direction of Stalingrad, military staff A, spearheaded by way of Ewald von Kleist's elite Panzerarmee 1 was once to increase into the Caucasus to grab the oilfields of Maikop, Grozny and Baku. that includes full-color art, archival pictures and specific research, this ebook follows the vicious, extreme scuffling with that characterised essentially the most vital campaigns of worldwide warfare II.

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USN Cruiser vs IJN Cruiser: Guadacanal 1942 (Duel)

By Mark Stille

Even supposing the struggle within the Pacific is mostly thought of a service battle, it used to be the cruisers that ruled the early scuffling with. This exciting duel offers the cruiser clashes throughout the the most important battles for Guadacanal in 1942, highlighting the conflict of Savo Island at the August nine and the conflict of Cape Esperance October 11-12th , 1942. the 1st was once an overpowering jap victory that led to the lack of 4 Allied cruisers. even if, within the latter, the american citizens controlled to effectively flip the tables even though the used to be fought during the evening below risky stipulations.

This e-book provides a side-by-side view of the layout and improvement of the opposing guns platforms, illustrated with newly commissioned electronic art. It makes use of first-hand money owed to deliver the determined battles to lifestyles and clarify why the yank forces suffered early on, yet finally had their revenge.

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By Paul Johnson

From the “most celebrated and best-loved British historian in the USA” (Wall road Journal), a sublime, concise, and revealing portrait of Winston Churchill

In Churchill, eminent historian Paul Johnson deals a full of life, succinct exploration of 1 of the main complicated and interesting personalities in historical past. Winston Churchill's carry on modern readers hasn't ever slackened, and Johnson’s research casts new mild on his remarkable existence and occasions. Johnson illuminates a few of the levels of Churchill's career—from his adventures as a tender cavalry officer within the provider of the empire to his function as an elder statesman prophesying the arrival of the chilly War—and exhibits how Churchill's significant adaptability and innate pugnacity made him a powerful chief for the higher a part of a century. Johnson's narration of Churchill's many triumphs and setbacks, wealthy with anecdote and citation, illustrates the man's humor, resilience, braveness, and eccentricity as no different biography sooner than, and is certain to attract historians and common nonfiction readers alike.


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MacArthur at War: World War II in the Pacific

By Walter R. Borneman

The definitive account of basic Douglas MacArthur's upward thrust in the course of international battle II, from the writer of the bestseller The Admirals.
World warfare II replaced the process historical past. Douglas MacArthur replaced the process global battle II. MACARTHUR AT struggle will cross deeper into this transformative interval of his existence than past biographies, drilling into the army method that Walter R. Borneman is so expert at conveying, and exploring how character and ego translate into army successes and failures.

Architect of gorgeous triumphs and inexplicable defeats, common MacArthur is the main interesting army chief of the 20th century. there has been by no means any heart floor with MacArthur. This in-depth research of the main severe interval of his profession indicates how MacArthur's impact unfold a long way past the war-torn Pacific.

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Humber Light Reconnaissance Car 1941-45 (New Vanguard)

By Richard Doherty

The enduring automobile of the British Army's Reconnaissance Corps in the course of international warfare II, the Humber gentle Reconnaissance motor vehicle (LRC) observed carrier in numerous theatres of battle among 1941 and 1945. The Humber LRC gave first-class provider to the Reconnaissance Corps with its agility, pace and top proving to be valuable resources to the devices that operated it. utilizing a variety of pictures, and newly commissioned paintings, this booklet seems on the improvement of the LRC, its use through the Reconnaissance Corps and its significance to British infantry divisions within the theater during which it served.

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D-Day Encyclopedia: Everything You Want to Know About the Normandy Invasion (World War II Collection)

By Barrett Tillman

This designated encyclopedia offers exact entries for every little thing you ever desired to find out about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. equipped alphabetically, the entries supply designated descriptions of guns, apparatus, divisions, air and naval devices, geography, terminology, personalities, and extra. each Allied department that crossed the English Channel on June 6, 1944 has its personal directory as do the main Axis divisions that fought them. short biographies of significant army and political leaders on either side offer a convenient who is who of the crusade. The publication additionally contains entries for comparable pop culture: GI slang, the simplest video clips approximately D-Day, and significant writers akin to Stephen Ambrose and Cornelius Ryan. Cross-references make the e-book effortless to exploit. With 1000's of entries, The D-Day Encyclopedia is an crucial reference software for heritage buffs and nice looking for readers who need to know extra approximately global struggle II.

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33 Days: A Memoir (Neversink)

By Austin D. Johnston

A infrequent eyewitness account through an incredible writer of fleeing the Nazis’ march on Paris in 1940, that includes a never-before-published creation via Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
In June of 1940, Leon Werth and his spouse fled Paris ahead of the advancing Nazis Army. 33 Days is his eyewitness account of that have, one of many biggest civilian dispacements in history.

inspired to jot down 33 Days by his pricey good friend, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, writer of The Little Prince, Werth comprehensive the manuscript whereas in hiding within the Jura mountains.
Saint-Exupéry smuggled the manuscript out of Nazi-occupied France, wrote an creation to the paintings and organized for its book within the usa through Brentanos. however the book by no means got here to cross, and Werth’s manuscript could disappear for greater than fifty years until eventually the 1st French variation, in 1992. It has in view that turn into required examining in French schools.
This, the first-ever English language translation of 33 Days, comprises Saint-Exupéry’s unique creation for the e-book, lengthy considered misplaced. it truly is awarded it right here for the 1st time in any language. After greater than seventy years, 33 Days appears—complete and because it used to be totally meant.

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The Last Enemy

By Richard Hillary

This is often the genuine tale of moment global struggle fighter pilot, Richard Hillary.

After being shot down in September 1940, Hillary spent numerous months in health center, present process various operations; a member of Archibald McIndoe's 'Guinea Pig Club'. initially released in 1942, simply months ahead of he died in a moment crash, The final Enemy recounts the struggles and successes of a tender guy within the Royal Air Force.

Told via Hillary's eyes, this outstanding tale indicates that even in our darkest moments there's a glimmer of putting up with hope.

"One of the vintage books of global struggle Two" - London assessment of Books)

"Rivetingly good told...It will nonetheless converse to an individual who cares for the romance and tragedy of a misplaced hero." - (Sunday Times)

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