Monday, April 4, 2011

New Books About World War II

The following are new books being published on World War II.

The Battle of Britain: Five Months That Changed History; May-October 1940
by James Holland

The Battle of Britain paints a stirring picture of an extraordinary summer when the fate of the world hung by a thread. Historian James Holland has
now written the definitive account of those months based on extensive new research from around the world including thousands of new interviews with people on both sides of the battle.

Hitler's Savage Canary: A History of the Danish Resistance in World War II
by David Lampe

After Adolph Hitler made plans to create a model protectorate out of Denmark, Winston Churchill predicted the nation would become the Fuhrer's tame canary. Isolated from the Allies and fueled only by a sense of human decency and national pride, the Danes created an extraordinary resistance movement that proved a relentless thorn in the Nazis side.

The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War
y Andrew Roberts

Roberts defines the war by Hitler's mistakes. Hitler started the war before Germany was ready, waged war without enough resources, and implemented counter productive domestic policies. Despite this the outcome could have been different without the skill and desperation showed by the Allies.

Turning the Tide: How a Small Band of Allied Sailors Defeated the U-boats and Won the Battle of the Atlantic
by Ed Offley

The United States experienced its most harrowing military disaster of World War II not in 1941 at Pearl Harbor but in the period from 1942 to 1943, in Atlantic coastal waters from Newfoundland to the Caribbean. Sinking merchant ships with impunity, German U-boats threatened the lifeline between the United States and Britain, very nearly denying the Allies their springboard onto the European Continent--a loss that would have effectively cost the Allies the war.

Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage
by Douglas C. Waller

He was one of America's most exciting and secretive generals the man
Franklin Roosevelt made his top spy in World War II. Donovan introduced the nation to the dark arts of covert warfare on a scale it had never seen before. Now, veteran journalist Douglas Waller has mined government and private archives throughout the United States and England, drawn on thousands of pages of recently declassified documents, and interviewed scores of Donovan's relatives, friends, and associates to produce a riveting biography of one of the most powerful men in modern espionage.


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