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    The Rape Of Nanking by Iris Chang

    In December 1937, the Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking. Within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians were systematically raped, tortured, and murdered—a death toll exceeding that of the atomic blasts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. Using extensive interviews with survivors and newly discovered documents, Iris Chang has written what will surely be the definitive history of this horrifying episode. The Rape of Nanking tells the story from three perspectives: of the Japanese soldiers who performed it, of the Chinese civilians who endured it, and of a group of Europeans and Americans who refused to abandon the city and were able to create a safety zone that saved almost 300,000 Chinese. Among these was the Nazi John Rabe, an unlikely hero whom Chang calls the "Oskar Schindler of China" and who worked tirelessly to protect the innocent and publicize the horror. More than just narrating the details of an orgy of violence, The Rape of Nanking analyzes the militaristic culture that fostered in the Japanese soldiers a total disregard for human life. Finally, it tells the appalling story: about how the advent of the Cold War led to a concerted effort on the part of the West and even the Chinese to stifle open discussion of this atrocity. Indeed, Chang characterizes this conspiracy of silence, that persists to this day, as "a second rape."


    No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin

    No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines--Eleanor and Franklin's marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleanor's life as First Lady, and FDR's White House and its impact on America as well as on a world at war. Goodwin effectively melds these details and stories into an unforgettable and intimate portrait of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt and of the time during which a new, modern America was born.


    Why England Slept by John F Kennedy

    Why England Slept is the published version of a thesis written by John F. Kennedy while in his senior year at Harvard College. Its title was an allusion to Winston Churchill's 1938 book While England Slept, which also examined the buildup of German power.


    Hitler by Ian Kershaw

    dolf Hitler has left a lasting mark on the twentieth-century, as the dictator of Germany and instigator of a genocidal war, culminating in the ruin of much of Europe and the globe. This innovative best-seller explores the nature and mechanics of Hitler's power, and how he used it. Includes bibliographical references and index.


    Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

    Shadow Divers is a non-fictional recounting of the discovery of a World War II German U-Boat sixty miles off the coast of New Jersey, USA in 1991.


    Helmet For My Pillow by Robert Leckie

    Robert Leckie was the author of more than thirty works of military history as well as Marines , a collection of short stories, and Lord, What a Family! , a memoir. Raised in Rutherford, New Jersey, he started writing professionally at age sixteen, covering sports for The Bergen Evening Record of Hackensack. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on the day following the attack on Pearl Harbor, going on to serve as a machine gunner and as an intelligence scout and participating in all 1st Marine Division campaigns except   Okinawa.  Leckie was awarded five battle stars, the Naval Commendation Medal with Combat V, and the Purple Heart.   Helmet for My Pillow (Random House, 1957) was his first book; it received the Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association award upon publication.


    Stuka Pilot by Hans Ulrich Rudel

    "Stuka Pilot is the best book ever published about the AIR WAR against Russia. Hans Ulrich Rudel began his amazing career as a Stuka pilot in Poland in 1939, fought in the great Air battles over Leningrad, Stalingrad and Moscow and finished the war flying an FW 190 - survivor of six years' air combat on the Russian Front and the most decorated German pilot of the war!"


    Reminiscences by Douglas MacArthur

    Written in his own hand, and finished only weeks before his death, Reminiscences by General Douglas MacArthur spans more than half a century of modern history... Decade by decade, battlefield by battlefield, Reminiscences is a portrait of our most decorated military hero. It is the deeply moving final testament to a life of duty, honor, and service.


    Hitler's U-Boat War by Clay Blair

    Clay Blair is the author of two dozen books that have created a permanent place in the telling of our history. These include Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan; biographies of Admiral H. G. Rickover; Generals Douglas MacArthur, Matthew B. Ridgway, and Omar N. Bradley; and John F. Kennedy; and, most recently, The Forgotten War, about Korea. He died in 1998.        


    The Last Lion by William Manchester

    The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill is a planned trilogy of biographies. Two have already been published, on Winston Churchill, by author and historian William Manchester. The last volume is being completed by Paul Reid. - [*Wikipedia*][1] [1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Lion%3A_Defender_of_the_Realm


    With the Old Breed by E B Sledge

    With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa is a World War II memoir by Eugene Sledge, a United States Marine. Since its first publication in 1981, With the Old Breed has been recognized as one of the better first-hand accounts of combat in the Pacific during World War II. The memoir is based on notes Sledge kept tucked away in a pocket-sized Bible he carried with him during battles.


    An Army At Dawn by Rick Atkinson



    Crusade In Europe by Dwight D Eisenhower



    Ordinary Men by Christopher R Browning



    George C Marshall by Forrest C Pogue



    The Day Of Battle by Rick Atkinson



    Once Upon a Town by Bob Greene



    The Road Past Mandalay by John Masters



    With the Old Breed At Peleliu and Okinawa by E B Sledge



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