You Are Not Forgotten: The Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a Twenty-First-Century Soldier's Mission to Bring Him Home

By Bryan Bender

An inspiring and epic story of loss and redemption approximately American servicemen: a Marine Corps pilot who was once shot down in WWII and the modern day soldier made up our minds to deliver domestic his continues to be six a long time later.

Major George Eyster V comes from an extended line of army officials, relationship again to the progressive warfare. military carrier was once George's family members legacy, yet his travel of accountability in Iraq left him disappointed and wondering. He was once planning to finish his military profession yet was once provided a posting to J-PAC, an elite department armed with the most recent detection and forensic expertise. J-PAC's sole challenge is to satisfy a solemn promise on the middle of the army code: deliver all fallen squaddies domestic to the rustic for which they gave their lives.

In 1944 Captain Ryan McCown, a speeding younger Marine aviator assigned to the USS Nassau, used to be shot down over the jungles of Papua, New Guinea. McCown's diaries and letters domestic to his relations and fiancée supply a relocating, robust portrait of the fears and prices of a truly various struggle and underscore the pathos of the final word expense of duty.

Eyster's venture with J-PAC finally took him and his crew deep into the sweltering inside of latest Guinea looking for McCown's is still. it'd be a fraught undertaking, entire with tropical ailments and black magic, on the finish of which Eyster wouldn't simply repatriate a fallen veteran and satisfy a promise to bring him to his family yet might additionally discover anything misplaced in himself-a feel of objective in a promise among squaddies that remains worthy combating for.

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Rumanian Aces of World War 2

By Denes Bernad

First seeing motion within the wake of the German invasion of the USSR in June 1941, the Royal Rumanian Air strength were allied to the Luftwaffe because the Romanian executive signed a Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy in November 1940. This publication finds how, regardless of soreness heavy losses to the numerically stronger Russian forces, the Rumanians inflicted even larger casualties at the communists. Locked in sour clash with the Soviets until eventually September 1944, while the purple military poured around the Rumanian frontier and compelled an armistice, the modest fighter strength claimed 1500+ kills utilizing essentially Bf 109's, E’s.

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Hitler's Pre-Emptive War: The Battle for Norway, 1940

By Henrik O. Lunde

This ebook describes the usually neglected international warfare II crusade for Norway—a advanced sequence of battles during which Hitler out-gambled Churchill so that it will safe a necessary source lifeline for the 3rd Reich.

After Hitler conquered Poland and was once nonetheless fine-tuning his plans opposed to France, the British started to exert keep watch over of the sea coast of impartial Norway, an motion that threatened to chop off Germany’s iron-ore conduit to Sweden and outflank from the beginning its hegemony at the Continent. The Germans answered with a dizzying sequence of attacks, utilizing each device of contemporary conflict built within the past iteration. Airlifted infantry, mountain troops and paratroopers have been dispatched to the north, seizing Norwegian strongpoints whereas forestalling higher yet extra bulky Allied units.

The German army additionally set sail, taking a brutal beating by the hands of Britannia, whereas making sure with its sacrifice that key harbors may be held open for resupply. As dive-bombers soared overhead, small yet elite German devices traversed forbidding terrain to ambush Allied devices attempting to forge inland. At Narvik, a few 6,000 German troops battled 20,000 French and British, till the Allies have been eventually compelled to withdraw through the good catastrophe in France, which had then gotten underway.

Henrik Lunde, a local Norwegian and previous U.S. exact Operations colonel, has written the main goal account up to now of a crusade during which 20th-century army innovation came upon its first fertile taking part in field.

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The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The WWII Codebreaking Centre and the Men and Women Who Worked There

By Sinclair McKay

This kingdom apartment within the Buckinghamshire nation-state was once domestic to Britain’s such a lot superb mathematical brains and the scene of big advances in technology—indeed, the start of contemporary computing. the army codes deciphered there have been instrumental in turning either the conflict of the Atlantic and the warfare in North Africa. McKay's book is the 1st historical past for the overall reader of lifestyles at Bletchley Park, and an grand compendium of stories from those who have been as soon as its habitants—of skating at the frozen lake within the grounds, of the excessive jinks at within sight lodging hostels—and of the implacable secrecy that intended female friend and boyfriend operating in adjoining huts knew not anything approximately each one other’s work. 

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George Marshall: A Biography

“Elegant and iconoclastic . . . fresh . . . persuasive.”—NEW YORK occasions booklet REVIEW

Here is the 1st biography to provide an entire photo of the lifetime of George C. Marshall, leader of employees of the U.S. military from 1939 to 1945 and the army chief who really ran international battle II for the United States as he oversaw all group of workers and logistics.

Following Marshall from his formative years in western Pennsylvania and his education on the Virginia army Institute to his position in the course of and after global battle II and his demise in 1959 on the age of seventy-eight, this biography casts gentle at the suggestion he took from old function types, similar to George Washington and Robert E. Lee, and his relationships with army brass, the Washington political institution, and international leaders, from Harry Truman to Chiang Kai-shek. It additionally explores Marshall’s triumphs and defeats in the course of international battle II, and his contributions via serious years of the rising chilly War—including the transformative Marshall Plan, which stored Western Europe from Soviet domination, and his failed try and unite China’s Nationalists and Communists.

Based on exhaustive learn and choked with wealthy element, George Marshall is certain to be hailed because the definitive paintings on essentially the most influential figures in American history.

“A grand yet really apt biography of a desirable man.”—Evan Thomas, writer of Ike’s Bluff

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Hitler's Arctic War: The German Campaigns in Norway, Finland, and the USSR 1940-1945

The German army's first crusade within the a ways north was once a great good fortune: among April and June 1940 German forces of lower than 20,000 seized Norway, a nation of 3 million humans, for minimum losses.

The military realized new abilities to struggle successfully in snow and ice. because the terrain prohibited using tanks and heavy artillery, and shortage of airfields constrained the employment of airplane, the struggle turned an infantry duel, waged throughout a frozen panorama. The warfare within the a long way north used to be a finest crusade, and but, regardless of the losses inflicted at the purple military and Allied convoys, the Wehrmacht assets dedicated there eventually tired the German battle attempt. finally, Hitler's obsession with the chance of an Allied invasion of Norway diverted males and materiel from the most attempt of the Allies.

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Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters

By Cole C. Kingseed

Now in paperback! The New York Times bestseller and struggle memoir from the commander of the mythical Band of Brothers??now with a brand new preface from Dick Winters.

They have been referred to as effortless Company?but their project was once by no means effortless. Immortalized because the Band of Brothers, they suffered a hundred and fifty% casualties whereas releasing Europe?an unprecedented list of bravery less than hearth. Winner of the prestigious provider pass, Dick Winters used to be their mythical commander. this is often his story?told in his personal phrases for the 1st time.

On D-Day, Winters assumed management of the Band of Brothers whilst its commander used to be killed and led them in the course of the conflict of the Bulge and into Germany?by which era every one member were wounded. in line with Winters?s wartime diary, Beyond Band of Brothers additionally contains his comrades? untold tales. this can be a relocating memoir by means of the fellow who earned the affection and recognize of simple Company?and who's a hero to new generations around the world.

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When Money Dies: The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany

By Adam Fergusson

When cash Dies is the vintage heritage of what occurs while a nation’s forex depreciates past recovery. In 1923, with its foreign money successfully valueless (the trade expense in December of that 12 months was once one buck to 4,200,000,000,000 marks), the German republic used to be all yet lowered to a barter economy. Expensive cigars, artistic endeavors, and jewels have been in many instances exchanged for staples comparable to bread; a cinema price tag will be acquired for a lump of coal; and a bottle of paraffin for a silk blouse. humans watched helplessly as their lifestyles rate reductions disappeared and their household starved. Germany’s funds descended into chaos, with serious social unrest in its wake.

Money could now not be bodily revealed and allotted within the voluminous amounts of 1923. However, “quantitative easing,” that glossy euphemism for surreptitious deficit financing in an digital period, can no much less develop into an attack on financial discipline. Whatever the cause of a country’s deficit—necessity or profligacy, unwillingness to tax or blindness to expenditure—it is beguiling to feel that if the day of reckoning is postponed financial restoration will are available in time to avoid greater unemployment or deeper recession. What if it does not? Germany in 1923 presents a vibrant, compelling, sobering ethical tale.

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