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German Secret Weapons of World War II: The Missiles, Rockets, Weapons, and New Technology of the Third Reich

Ian V Hogg · Skyhorse
Pages: 223
Format: Print book

Hitler's regime was notorious for its many experiments and its various secret ploys, weapons, and technological developments. But typically, the term "secret German weapons" only turns up images of the V-1 and V-2 missiles that played a part in bombing London in 1944. But truth...
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The Marines in World War II

Michael E Haskew · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

2016 will mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that pushed the United States into World War II and sent thousands of US Marines to fight and die on tiny islands half a world away. Today, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Tarawa are household names that hold legendary status on the Marines'...
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KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps

Nikolaus Wachsmann · Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Pages: 880
Format: Hardcover

In March of 1933, a disused factory surrounded by barbed wire held 223 prisoners in the town of Dachau. By the end of 1945, the SS concentration camp system had become an overwhelming landscape of terror. Twenty-two large camps and over one thousand satellite camps throughout Germany and Europe...
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Holy Russia: An Illustrated Guide to Russia Past and Present

Fitzroy Maclean · Smithmark Pub
Pages: 365
Format: Hardcover

Traces the history of Russia from the Scythian incursions to present-day events and discusses, in personal and general terms, Russian life, architecture, and culture
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Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory

Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

"Survivor Café takes on important issues of atrocity, trauma, and memory, rendering them all with such great clarity and intimacy that the reader will not soon forget them, or this powerful book." -- Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer As firsthand...
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Viet Nam: A History from Earliest Times to the Present

Ben Kiernan · Oxford University Press
Pages: 656
Format: Print book

For many Westerners, the name Vietnam evokes images of a bloody televised American war that generated a firestorm of protest and brought conflict into their living rooms. In his sweeping account, Ben Kiernan broadens this vision by narrating the rich history of the peoples who have inhabited...
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82nd Airborne: Normandy 1944

Stephen Smith · Casemate
Pages: 64
Format: Paperback

On August 15, 1942, the 82nd Airborne became the US Army's first airborne division. Commanded by Major General Matthew B. Ridgway, they trained exhaustively for their new role, which involved parachuting from C-47s and insertion by Waco CG-4A gliders.In April 1943 the 82nd was shipped...
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The Best of New York Archives: Selections from the Magazine, 2001-2011

New York State Archives Partnership Trust · Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press
Pages: 468
Format: Hardcover

For readers interested in uncovering the history of the Empire State, The Best of New York Archives highlights some of the most popular articles of the unique, award-winning publication--as told through the records of the men and women who made it. Home to some of the United States'...
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Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union

Stephen Budiansky · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 389
Format: Print book

A sweeping, in-depth history of NSA, whose famous "cult of silence" has left the agency shrouded in mystery for decades The National Security Agency was born out of the legendary codebreaking programs of World War II that cracked the famed Enigma machine and other German and Japanese...
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An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler

Peter Fritzsche · Basic Books
Pages: 376
Format: Print book

World War II reached into the homes and lives of ordinary people in an unprecedented way. Civilians made up the vast majority of those killed by war. On Europe's home front, the war brought the German blitzkrieg, followed by long occupations and the racial genocide of the Holocaust. In An Iron...
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When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank: History's Unknown Chapters

Giles Milton · Picador Usa
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

More addictive and mind-blowing true tales from history, told by Giles Milton -- one of today's most entertaining and accessible yet always intelligent and illuminating historiansIn the second installment in his outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters, Giles...
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Delaware Bible Records, Volume 1

Donald Odell Virdin · Heritage Books
Pages: 1
Format: Book

These Bibles date mainly from the late 1700's through the early 1900's, and frequently cover three or more generations. In addition to the usual marriage, birth, and death information, newspaper clippings, hand-written notes attached to or written on the pages, and personal letters...
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City of sedition : the history of New York during the Civil War

John Strausbaugh · Twelve
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

In a single definitive narrative, CITY OF SEDITION tells the spellbinding story of the huge-and hugely conflicted-role New York City played in the Civil War. No city was more of a help to Abraham Lincoln and the Union war effort, or more of a hindrance. No city raised more men, money,...
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They Rode for the Lone Star : The Saga of the Texas Rangers : The Birth of Texas-The Civil War

Thomas W Knowles · Taylor Pub. Co.
Pages: 234
Format: Print book

They Rode for the Lone Star pays tribute to a tradition in law enforcement that has endured from the colonial days of Texas to the threshold of the millennium. The complete story of the Rangers' unique cultural evolution is addressed - from the earliest concepts of a "ranger"...
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