WORLD WAR II READING LIST:

SECONDARY WORKS



"Company in the Parlor," a view of a U.S. Army aid station in Italy, 1944, by Joseph Hirsch.
(Courtesy of U.S. Army Center of Military History)


General Histories

Ambrose, Stephen E. The Supreme Commander: The War Years of General Dwight D. Eisenhower (1970).

Baldwin, Hanson W. The Crucial Years, 1939-1941: The World at War (1976).

Bartov, Omer. Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich (1991).

Beitzell, R. The Uneasy Alliance (1972).

Blumenson, Martin.  Heroes Never Die:  Warriors and Warfare in World War II (2001).

Bullock, Alan. Hitler: A Study in Tyranny (1962).

D'Este. Carlo.  Eisenhower:  A Soldier's Life (2003).

DiNardo, Richard L.  Germany and the Axis Powers:  From Coalition to Collapse (2005).

Fritz, Stephen G.  Endkampf:  Soldiers, Civilians, and the Death of the Third Reich (2004).

Fussell, Paul. Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War (1989).

Gilbert, Martin.  Winston Churchill’s War Leadership (2004).

Glantz, Mary E.  FDR and the Soviet Union:  The President's Battles over Foreign Policy (2005).

Kennett, Lee. G.I.: The American Soldier in World War II (1987).

Kimball, Warren. The Juggler: Franklin Roosevelt as Wartime Statesman (1991).

Knox, MacGregor. Mussolini Unleashed: Politics and Strategy in Fascist Italy's Last War (1982).

Liddell Hart, B. H. History of the Second World War (1978).

Linderman, Gerald F. The World within War: America's Combat Experience in World War II (1998).

McManus, John C.  The Deadly Brotherhood:  The American Combat Soldier in World War II (2000).

Magenheimer, Heinz. Hitler's War: Germany's Key Strategic Decisions, 1940-1945 (1999).

Marshall, S. L. A. Men against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command in Future Wars (1947).

Meacheam, Jon.  Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship (2003).

Megargee, Geoffrey P. Inside Hitler's High Command (2000).

Mierzejewski, Alfred C.  The Most Valuable Asset of the Reich:  A History of the German National Railway, 1933-1945 (2000).

Millett, Allan R., and Williamson Murray. Military Effectiveness, Vol. III, World War II (1988).

Milwad, Alan. The German Economy at War (1965).

Murray, Williamson, and Allan R. Millett. A War to Be Won: Fighting the Second World War, 1937-1945 (2000).

Newton, Stephen H.  Hitler's Commander:  Field Marshal Walther Model, Hitler's Favorite General (2005).

Overy, Richard. Why the Allies Won (1996).

Pogue. Forrest C. The Supreme Command (1954).

________. George C. Marshall, 4 vols. (1963-1987).

Sainsbury, Keith. Churchill and Roosevelt at War (1994).

Schramm, Percy Ernest. Hitler: The Man and the Military Leader (1961).

Sherry, Michael. Preparing for the Next War: American Plans for Postwar Defense, 1941-1945 (1977).

Shulman, Holly Cowan. The Voice of America (1991).

Stoler, Mark A. The Politics of the Second Front: American Military Planning and Diplomacy in Coalition Warfare, 1941-1945 (1977).

Stone, David.  War Summits:  The Meetings That Shaped World War II and the Postwar World (2005).

Thomas, Donald.  The Enemy Within:  Hucksters, Racketeers, Deserters, and Civilians During the Second World War (2004).

Van Creveld, Martin. Fighting Power (1983).

Watt, Donald. How War Came (1989).

Weinberg, Gerhard L. A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II (1994).

________.  Visions of Victory:  The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders (2005).

Wood, Edward W., Jr.  Worshipping the Myths of World War II:  Reflections on America's Dedication to War (2006).

Yelton, David K.  Hitler's Volkssturm:  The Nazi Militia and the Fall of Germany, 1944-1945 (2002).

The American Home Front

Capeci, Dominic, and Martha Wilkerson. Layered Violence: The Detroit Rioters of 1943 (1991).

Clive, Alan. State of War: Michigan in World War II (1979).

Cole, Wayne S. Roosevelt and the Isolationists, 1932-1945 (1983).

Dick, Bernard F. The Star Spangled Screen: The American World War II Film (1985).

Ernest, Daniel R., and Victor Jew, eds.  Total War and the Law:  The American Home Front in World War II (2002).

Fisher, Louis.  Nazi Saboteurs on Trial:  A Military Tribunal and American Law (2003).

Flynn, George Q. The Mess in Washington: Manpower Mobilization in World War II (1979).

Gilbert, Bill. They Also Served: Baseball and the Homefront (1992).

Irons, Peter. Justice at War: The Inside Story of the Japanese-American Internment (1983).

Lichtenstein, Nelson. Labor's War at Home: The CIO in World War II (1983).

Lingeman, Richard.  Don't You Know There's A War On?:  The American Home Front (2003).

McMillen, Neil R.  Remaking Dixie:  The Impact of World War II on the American South (1997).

O'Brien, Kenneth Paul, and Lynn Hudson Parsons, eds.  The Home-Front War:  World War II and the American Society (1995).

Perrett, Geoffrey. Days of Sadness, Years of Triumph: The American People, 1939-1945 (1974).

Roeder, George H., Jr. The Censored War: American Visual Experience during World War II (1993).

Takaki, Ronald T.  Double Victory:  A Multicultural History of America in World War II (2001).

Tuttle, William, Jr. "Daddy's Gone to War": The Second World War in the Lives of Amerca's Children (1993).

Weglyn, Michi. Years of Infamy: The Untold Story of America's Concentration Camps (1976).

Winkler, Allan M. The Politics of Propaganda: The Office of War Information, 1942-1945 (1978).

Interwar Military Developments

Bond, Brian. British Military Policy between the Two World Wars (1980).

Citino, Robert M.  Quest for Decisive Victory:  From Stalemate to Blitzkrieg in Europe, 1899-1940 (2002).

Corum, James S. The Roots of Blitzkrieg: Hans von Seekt and the German Military Reform (1992).

Desit, Wilhelm. The Wehrmacht and German Rearmament (1981).

Dennis, Peter. Decision by Default: Peacetime Conscription and British Defense, 1919-1939 (1972).

Doughty, Robert A. The Seeds of Disaster: The Development of French Army Doctrine, 1919-1939 (1985).

Erickson, John. The Soviet High Command: A Military-Political History, 1918-1941 (1984).

Glantz, David M. Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army of the Eve of World War (1998).

Gole, Henry G.  The Road to Rainbow:  Army Planning for Global War, 1934-1940 (2002).

Harrison, Richard W.  The Russian Art of War:  Operational Art, 1904-1940 (2001).

Hurley, Alfred F. Billy Mitchell: Crusader for Air Power (1975).

Johnson, David E.  Fast Tanks and Heavy Bombers: Innovation in the U.S. Army, 1917-1945 (1998).

Kaufman, J. E., and H. W. Kaufman. Hitler's Blitzkrieg Campaigns: The Invasion and Defense of Western Europe (1989).

Kiesling, Eugenia C. Arming against Hitler: France and the Limits of Military Planning (1996).

Linn, Brian McAllister. Guardians of Empire: The U.S. Army and the Pacific, 1902-1940 (1997).

Miller, Edward S. War Plan Orange: The U.S. Strategy to Defeat Japan (1991).

Millett, Allan R., and Williamson Murray, eds. Military Effectiveness, Vol. II, The Inter War Period (1988).

Murray, Williamson. The Change in the European Balance of Power, 1938-1939: The Path of Ruin (1984).

Murray, Williamson, and Allan R. Millett. Calculations: Net Assessment and the Coming of World War II (1992).

Ragsdale, Hugh.  The Soviets, the Munich Crisis, and the Coming of World War II (2004).

Sarles, Ruth.  A Story of America First:  The Men and Women Who Opposed U.S. Intervention in World War II (2003).

Saul, David. Churchill's Sacrifice of the Highland Division: France 1940 (1994).

Trythall, Anthony J. "Boney" Fuller: The Intellectual General, 1878-1966 (1977).

Winton, Harold R. To Change an Army: General Sir John Burnett-Stuart and British Armored Doctrine, 1927-1938 (1988).

The War at Sea

Bath, Alan Harris.  Tracking the Axis Enemy:  The Triumph of Anglo-American Naval Intelligence (1998).

Beesley, Patrick. Very Special Intelligence: The Story of the Admiralty's Operational Intelligence Center (1977).

Boyd, Carl, and Akihito Yoshia.  The Japanese Submarine Force and World War II (2002).

Buell, Thomas B. Master of Sea Power: A Biography of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King (1980).

Bunker, John.  Heroes in Dungarees:  The Story of the American Merchant Marine in World War II (2006).

Cooper, Sherod. Liberty Ship: The Voyages of the John W. Brown, 1942-1946 (1997).

Duffy, James P.  Hitler's Secret Pirtate Fleet:  The Deadliest Ships of World War II (2001).

Edwards, Bernard.  Road to Russia: Arctic Convoys, 1942 (2003).

Gannon, Michael. Operation Drumbeat: The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks against the American Coast in World War II (1991).

________. Black May 1943: The Dramatic Story behind the Climactic Allied Victory over German U-Boats in the North Atlantic (1998).

Gugliotta, Bobette. Pigboat 39: An American Sub Goes to War (1984).

Kelshall, Gaylord T. M. The U-Boat War in the Caribbean (1992).

MacIntyre, Donald. The Battle of the Atlantic (1961).

Morison, Samuel Eliot. The Two-Ocean War: A Short History of the United States Navy in the Second World War (1963).

Mulligan, Timothy P.  Neither Sharks nor Wolves:  The Men of Nazi Germany's U-Boat Arm, 1939-1945 (1999).

Porten, Edward von der. The German Navy in World War II (1969).

Rohwer, Jurgen. The Critical Convoy Battles of March 1943: The Battle for HX 229/SC 122 (1977).

Ruge, Friedrich. Der Seekrieg: The German Navy's Story, 1939-1945 (1957).

Tarrant, V. E. The Last Year of the Kriegsmarine: May 1944-May 1945 (1994).

Vause, Jordan. U-Boat Ace: The Story of Wolfgang Luth (1990).

Wiggins, Melanie.  Torpedoes in the Gulf:  Galveston and the U-Boats, 1942-1943 (1995).

Wildenberg, Thomas.  All the Factors of Victory:  Adm. Joseph Mason Reeves and the Origins of Carrier Airpower (2002).

Winton, John. Ultra at Sea: How Breaking the Nazi Code Affected Allied Naval Strategy during World War II (1988).

The War in the Air

Beck, Earl R. Under the Bombs: The German Home Front, 1942-1945 (1997).

Biddle, Tami Davis.  Rhetoric and Reality in Air Warfare:  The Evolution of British and American Ideas about Strategic Bombing, 1914-1945 (2002).

Boyne, Walter J. Clash of Wings: World War II in the Air (1997).

Brulle, Robert V.  Angels Zero:  P-47 Close Air Support in Europe (2000).

Budiansky, Stephen.  Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II (2004).

Claasen, Adam R. A.  Hitler's Northern War:  The Luftwaffe's Ill-Fated Campaign (2001).

Clayton, Tim, and Phil Craig.  Finest Hour:  The Battle of Britain (2000).

Corum, James S. The Luftwaffe: Creating the Operational Air War, 1918-1940 (1997).

Crane, Conrad C.  Bombs, Cities, and Civilians: American Airpower Strategy in World War II (1993).

Cumming, Michael. The Starkey Sacrifice: The Allied Bombing of Le Portel, 1943 (1997).

Dugan, James, and Carroll Stewart. Ploesti: The Great Ground-Air Battle of 1 August 1943 (1998).

Eisner, Peter.  The Freedom Line: The Brave Men and Women Who Rescued Allied Airmen from the Nazis during World War II (2004).

Grayling, A. C. Among the Dead Cities:  Was the WWII Bombing of Civilians in Germany and Japan a Necessity or a Crime? (2006).

Hayward, Joel S.  Stopped at Stalingrad:  The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East, 1942-1943 (1998).

Hough, Richard, and Denis Richards. The Battle of Britain: The Greatest Air Battle of World War II (1990).

Hastings, Max. Bomber Commander (1979).

Infield, Glen. Big Week: The Classic Story of the Crucial Air Battle of WWII (1993).

McFarland, Stephen L.  America's Pursuit of Precision Bombing, 1910-1945 (1995).

McManus, John C. Deadly Sky: The American Combat Airman in World War II (2000).

Mets, David R.  Master of Airpower:  General Carl A. Spaatz (1997).

Middlebrook, Martin.  The Peenemunde Raid:  The Night of 17-18 August 1943 (2006).

Murray, Williamson, Luftwaffe (1985).

Neufeld, Michael J. The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemunde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era (1995).

Olson, Lynne, and Stanley Cloud.  A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II (2003).

Ottis, Greene.  Silent Heroes:  Downed Airmen and the French Underground (2001).

Overy, R. J. The Air War, 1939-1945 (1980).

Overy, Richard. Bomber Command: Reaping the Whirlwind (1998).

________.  The Battle of Britain:  The Myth and Reality (2001).

Pennington, Reina.  Wings, Women, & War:  Soviet Airwomen in World War II Combat (2002).

Ponting, Clive.  1940:  Myth and Reality (2001).

Prince, Cathryn J.  Shot from the Sky:  American POWs in Switzerland (2003).

Probert, Henry.  Bomber Harris:  His Life and Times (2001).

Schaffer, Ronald. Wings of Judgment: American Bombing in World War II (1985).

Selhaus, Edi. Evasion and Repatriation: Slovene Partisans and Rescued American Airmen in World War II (1995).

Sherry, Michael S. The Rise of American Air Power: The Creation of Armageddon (1987).

Spires, David N.  Patton’s Air Force: Forging a Legendary Air-Ground Team (2002).

Taylor, Telford. The Breaking Wave: The Second World War in the Summer of 1940 (1967).

U.S. Army Air Forces. Ultra and the History of the United States Strategic Air Force in Europe vs. the German Air Force (1980).

Webster, Sir Charles, and Noble Frankland. The Strategic Air Offensive against Germany, 1939-1945 (1962).

Westerman, Edward B.  Flak:  German Anti-Aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945 (2001).

West Front

Ailsby, Christopher.  Hitler's Sky Warriors:  German Paratroopers in Action, 1939-45 (2002).

Alexander, Larry.  Biggest Brother:  The Life of Major Dick Winters, the Man Who Led the Band of Brothers (2006).

Ambrose, Stephen E. The Supreme Commander: The War Years of General Dwight D. Eisenhower (1970).

________. Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944 (1985).

________. Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest (1993).

________. D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II (1994).

________. Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944, to May 7, 1945 (1997).

________. Eisenhower and Berlin, 1945: The Decision to Halt at the Elbe (1967).

Andidora, Ronald.  Home by Christmas:  The Illusion of Victory in 1944 (2002).

Astor, Gerald.  The Bloody Forest:  Battle for the Hurtgen:  September 1944-January 1945 (2000).

Axelrod, Alan.  Patton:  A Biography (2006).

Balkowski, Joseph. Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy (1999).

________.  Omaha Beach: D-Day, June 6, 1944 (2004).

________.  Utah Beach:  The Amphibious Operation and Airborne Operations on D-Day, June 6, 1944 (2005).

Bando, Mark.  Vanguard of the Crusade:  The 101st Airborne Division in World War II (2002).

Beavan, Colin.  Operation Jedburgh:  D-Day and America;s First Shadow War (2006).

Bennett, Ralph. Ultra in the West: The Normandy Campaign, 1944-45 (1979).

Bischof, Gunter, and Stephen E. Ambrose. Eisenhower and the German POWs: Facts against Falsehood (1992).

Blair, Clay.  Ridgway's Paratroopers:  The American Airborne in World War II (2002).

Blumenson, Martin. Breakout and Pursuit (1961).

________. The Battle of the Generals: The Untold Story of the Falaise Pocket: The Campaign That Should Have Won World War II (1993).

Bond, Brian. France and Belgium, 1939-1940 (1979).

Bonn, Keith E. When the Odds Were Even: The Vosges Mountains Campaign, October 1944-January 1945 (1996).

Breuer, William B. Death of a Nazi Army: The Falaise Pocket (1985).

Brown, Gordon, and Terry Copp.  Look to Your Front . . . Regina Rifles:  A Regiment at War, 1944-1945 (2001).

Buckley, John.  British Armour in the Normandy Campaign, 1944 (2003).

Bunting, Madeleine.  The Model Occupation” The Channel Islands under German Rule, 1940-1945 (1997).

Carafano, James Jay.  After D-Day: Operation Cobras and the Normandy Breakout (2000).

Chapman, Guy. Why France Fell: The Defeat of the French Army in 1940 (1968).

Colby, John. War from the Ground Up: The 90th Division in WWII (1991).

Colley, David P.  The Road to Victory:  The Untold Story of World War II's Red Ball Express (2000).

Collins, Larry, and Dominique Lapierre. Is Paris Burning? (1965).

D'Este, Carlo. Decision in Normandy: The Unwritten Story of Montgomery and the Allied Campaign (1994).

________. Patton: A Genius for War (1995).

Dorrian, James G. Storming St. Nazaire (1998).

Doubler, Michael E. Closing with the Enemy: How GIs Fought the War in Europe (1994).

Doughty, Robert A. The Breaking Point: Sedan and the Fall of France, 1940 (1990).

Engel, Eloise, and Lauri Paananen.  The Winter War:  The Soviet Attack on Finland, 1939-1940 (2002).

Essame, H. Patton: A Study in Command (1974).

Featherston, Alwyn. Battle for Mortain: The 30th Infantry Division Saves the Breakout, August 7-12, 1944 (1998).

Frieser, Karl-Heinz.  The Blitzkrieg Legend:  The 1940 Campaign in the West (2005).

Fussell, Paul.  The Boys’ Crusade: The American Infantry in Northewestern Europe, 1944-1945 (2003).

Glover, Michael. The Fight for the Channel Ports: Calais to Brest, 1940: A Study in Confusion (1985).

Hamilton, Nigel.  Montgomery:  D-Day Commander (2006).

Harrison, Gordon A. Cross-Channel Attack (1951).

Hastings, Max. Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy (1984).

_________.  Armageddon:  The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945 (2005).

Hechler, Ken. The Bridge at Remagen (1957).

Hesketh, Roger.  Fortitude:  The D-Day Deception Campaign (2002).

Hogan, David W., Jr.  A Command Post at War:  First Army Headquarters in Europe, 1943-1945 (2001).

Horne, Alistair. To Lose a Battle: France 1940 (1969).

Irwin, Will.  The Jedburghs:  France, 1944, and the Secret Untold Story of the First Special Forces (2005).

Jackson, Julian.  The Fall of France:  The Nazi Invasion of 1940 (2003).

Jarymowycz, Roman Johann.  Tank Tactics:  From Normandy to Lorraine (2001).

Jeffers, H. Paul.  In the Rough Rider's Shadow:  The Story of a War Hero -- Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (2003).

Keegan, John. Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris (1982).

Kemp, Anthony. The Unknown Battle: Metz, 1944 (1981).

Kershaw, Alex.  The Bedford Boys:  One American Town's Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice (2003).

_________.  The Longest Winter:  The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon (2005).

Kieser, Egbert. Hitler on the Doorstep: Operation Sea Lion and the German Plan to Invade Britain, 1940 (1997).

Kinnard, Douglas.  Eisenhower:  Soldier-Statesman of the American Century (2002).

Kurowski, Franz. Hitler's Last Bastion: The Final Battles for the Reich, 1944-1945 (1998).

Lewis, Adrian.  Omaha Beach:  A Flawed Victory (2001).

MacDonald, Charles B. The Battle of the Huertgen Forest (1963).

________. The Mighty Endeavor: American Armed Forces in the European Theater in World War II (1969).

_________. Time for Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge (1984).

Mann, Chris, and Christopher Jorgensen.  Hitler's Arctic War:  The German Campaigns in Norway, Finland, and the USSR, 1940-1945 (2003).

Marshall, S. L. A. Bastogne: The Story of the First Eight Days (1946).

Mansoor, Paul R. GI Offensive in Europe: The Triumph of American Infantry Divisions, 1941-1945 (1999).

May, Ernest R.  Strange Victory:  Hitler's Conquest of France (2001).

Messenger, Charles. Hitler's Gladiator: The Life and Times of SS-Oberstgruppenfuhrer and General der Waffen-SS Sepp Dietrich (1988).

Neave, Airey.  Flames of Calais: A Soldier’s Battle, 1940 (2003).

Orfalea, Gregory. Messengers of the Lost Battalion: The Heroic 551st and the Turning of the Tide at the Battle of the Bulge (1997).

Ossad, Stephen L., and Don R. Marsh.  Major General Maurice Rose:  World War II's Greatest Forgotten Commander (2006).

Parker, Danny S. Battle of the Bulge: The View from the German High Command (1999).

Penrose, Jane, ed.  The D-Day Companion: Leading Historians Explore History’s Greatest Amphibious Landing (2004).

Place, Tim Harrison.  Military Training in the British Army, 1940-1944:  From Dunkirk to D-Day (2000).

Powaski, Ronald E.  Lightning War:  Blitzkrieg in the West, 1940 (2003).

Powell, Geoffrey. The Devil's Birthday: The Bridges at Arnhem, 1944 (1984).

Reardon, Mark J.  Victory at Mortain:  Stopping Hitler's Panzer Counteroffensive (2002).

Reynolds, Michael. Steel Inferno: 1st SS Panzer Corps in Normandy (1998).

Rickard, John Nelson.  Patton at Bay:  The Lorraine Campaign, 1944 (2004).

Rohmer, Richard H. Patton's Gap: An Account of the Battle of Normandy 1944 (1981).

Rossino, Alexander B.  Hitler Strikes Poland:  Blitzkrieg, Ideology, and Atrocity (2003).

Rush, Robert Sterling.  Hell in Hurtgen Forest:  The Ordeal and Triumph of an American Infantry Regiment (2001).

Ryan, Cornelius. The Longest Day (1959).

________. A Bridge Too Far (1974).

Saunders, Tim.  Operations Plunder & Varsity:  The British & Canadian Operations (2006).

Schoenbrun, David. Soldiers of the Night: The Story of the French Resistance (1980).

Schrijvers, Peter. The Crash of Ruin: American Combat Soldiers in Europe during World War II (1998).

Smart, Nick.  British Strategy and Politics during the Phony War:  Before the Balloon Went Up (2003).

Spires, David N.  Patton’s Air Force: Forging a Legendary Air-Ground Team (2002).

Stoler, Mark A. The Politics of the Second Front: American Military Planning and Diplomacy in Coalition Warfare, 1941-1943 (1977).

Taylor, Telford. The March of Conquest: The German Victories in Western Europe, 1940 (1959).

Warner, Philip.  Horrocks:  The General Who Led from the Front (2006).

Weigley, Russell F. Eisenhower's Lieutenants: The Campaign in France and Germany, 1944-1945 (1981).

Whitaker, Denis, and Shelagh Whitaker.  Normandy: The Real Story: How Ordinary Allied Soldiers Defeated Hitler (2004).

Whiting, Charles. The Last Assault, 1944: The Battle of the Bulge Reassessed (1994).

________. 48 Hours to Hammelburg (1970).

________. Massacre at Malmedy (1996).

________. The Battle of Huertgen Forest (1990).

________. Bloody Bremen (1998).

________. The Battle of the Bulge: Britain's Untold Story (1999).

________. West Wall: The Battle for Hitler's Siegfried Line (2000).

________. America's Forgotten Army: The Story of the U.S. Seventh (1998).

Whitlock, Flint.  The Fighting First: The Untold Story of the Big Red One on D-Day (2004).

_________.  Given up for Dead:  American GI's in the Nazi Concentration Camp at Berga (2005).

Wilson, Patrick. Dunkirk (2000).

Yelton, David K.  Hitler's Volksturm:  The Nazi Militia and the Fall of Germany, 1944-1945 (2002).


American G.I.s jammed aboard an LCT (Landing Craft Tank) somewhere in the English
Channel on the eve of the great invasion, June 1944.  (Courtesy of the Naval Historical Center).


East Front

Beevor, Anthony. Stalingrad (1999).

________.  The Fall of Berlin (2003).

Borowiec, Andrew.  Destroy Warsaw!:  Hitler's Punishment, Stalin's Revenge (2001).

Clark, Allan. Barbarossa: The Russo-German Conflict, 1941-45 (1965).

Conversino, Mark J.  Fighting with the Soviets:  The Failure of Operation FRANTIC, 1944-1945 (1997).

Craig, William. Enemy at the Gates: The Battle of Stalingrad (2001).

Cross, Robin.  The Battle of Kursk:  Operation Citadel 1943 (2002).

Duffy, Christopher. Red Storm on the Reich: The Soviet March on Germany, 1945 (1991).

Erickson, John. The Road to Stalingrad (1975).

________. The Road to Berlin (1983).

________.  The Soviet High Command:  A Military-Political History, 1918-1941 (2001).

Fugate, Bryan. Operation Barbarossa: Strategy and Tactics on the Eastern Front, 1941 (1984).

Glantz, David M. Soviet Military Operational Art: In Pursuit of Deep Battle (1991).

________.  The Red Mask: The Nature and Legacy of Soviet Military Deception in the Second World War (1989).

_________. Kharkov 1942: Anatomy of a Military Disaster (1998).

________.  Zhukov's Greatest Defeat: The Red Army's Epic Disaster in Operation Mars (1999).

________. From the Don to the Dnepr: Soviet Offensive Operations, December 1942-August 1943 (1999).

________.  Barbarossa:  Hitler's Invasion of Russia, 1941 (2001).

________.  The Battle for Leningrad, 1941-1944 (2002).

________.  Before Stalingrad: Barbarossa, Hitler’s Invasion of Russia, 1941 (2003).

Glantz, David M., and Jonathan M. House. When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler (1995).

_________. The Battle of Kursk (1999).

Glantz, David M., and Harold S. Orenstein.  Battle for the Ukraine:  The Korsun'-Shevchenkovskii Operation (2003).

________.  The Battle for Kursk, 1943: The Soviet General Staff Study (1999).

Hardesty, Von. Red Phoenix: The Rise of Soviet Air Power, 1941-1945 (1982).

Hayward, Joel S. Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East, 1942-43 (1998).

Jukes, Geoffrey. Hitler's Stalingrad Decisions (1985).

Leites, Nathan. The Soviet Style of War (1982).

Lucas, James S. War on the Eastern Front: The German Soldier in Russia, 1941-1945 (1980).

Mann, Chris, and Christer Jorgensen.  Hitler’s Arctic War: The German Campaigns in Norway, Finland, and the USSR, 1940-1945 (2003).

Merridale, Catherine.  Ivan's War:  Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945 (2006).

Mitcham, Samuel W., Jr.  Crumbling Empire:  The German Defeat in the East, 1944 (2001).

Newland, Samuel J.  Cossacks in the German Army, 1941-1945 (2004).

Pennington, Reina.  Wings, Women, & War:  Soviet Airwomen in World War II Combat (2002).

Read, Anthony, and David Fisher.  The Fall of Berlin (1995).

Reese, Roger E.  Red Commanders:  A Social History of the Soviet Army Officer Corps, 1918-1991 (2005).

Rossini, Alexander B.  Hitler Strikes Poland:  Blitzkrieg, Ideology, and Atrocity (2003).

Ryan, Cornelius. The Last Battle (1966).

Salisbury, Harrison E. 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad (1969).

Seaton, Albert. The Russo-German War, 1941-45 (1971).

________. The Battle of Moscow (1980).

Smith, Bradley F.  Sharing Secrets with Stalin:  How the Allies Traded Intelligence, 1941-1945 (1996).

Stephan, Robert W.  Stalin's Secret War:  Soviet Counterintelligence against the Nazis, 1941-1945 (2003).

Spahr, William J. Stalin's Lieutenants: A Study of Commander under Duress (1997).

Ungvary, Krisztian.  The Siege of Budapest:  One Hundred Days in World War II (2005).

Van Dyke, Carl.  The Soviet Invasion of Finland, 1939-1940 (1997).

Wray, Timothy A. Standing Fast: German Defensive Doctrine on the Russian Front during World War II (1986).

Zaloga, Steven, and Victor Madej. The Polish Campaign, 1939 (1985).

Zapantis, Andrew L. Hitler's Balkan Campaign and the Invasion of the USSR (1987).

Ziemke, Earl F., and Magna, E. Bauer. Moscow to Stalingrad: Decision in the East (1987).

Ziemke, Earl F. Stalingrad to Berlin: The German Defeat in the East (1968).

Desert and Mediterranean Fronts

Atkinson, Rick.  An Army at Dawn:  The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 (2002).

Barnett, Correlli. The Desert Generals (1982).

Beckman, Morris. The Jewish Brigade: An Army with Two Masters, 1944-1945 (1998).

Bidwell, Shelford, and Dominick Graham. Tug of War: The Battle for Italy, 1943-1945 (1986).

Bierman, John, and Colin Smith.  The Battle of Alamein:  Turning Point, World War II (2002).

Bierman, John, and Colin Smith.  War without Hate: The Desert Campaign of 1940-1943 (2004).

Bimberg, Edward L.  Tricolor over the Sahara:  The Desert Battles of the Free French, 1940-1942 (1999).

Bitzes, John. Greece in World War II, to April 1941 (1995).

Blumenson, Martin. Kasserine Pass (1967).

________. Anzio: The Gamble That Failed (1963).

_________. Mark Clark (1984).

Breuer, William. Drop Zone Sicily: Allied Airborne Strike, July 1943 (1983).

________. Operation Dragoon: The Allied Invasion of the South of France (1987).

Carver, Michael. Torbruk (1964).

_________. Dilemmas of the Desert War: A New Look at the Libyan Campaign, 1940-1942 (1986).

Clark, Allan. The Fall of Crete (1962).

Clayton, Tim, and Phil Craig.  End of the Beginning (2003).

Delaforce, Patrick.  Churchill's Secret Weapons:  The Story of Hobart's Funnies (2006).

D'Este, Carlo. Bitter Victory: The Battle for Sicily 1943 (1989).

Ellis, John.  Cassino: The Hollow Victory: The Battle for Rome, January-June 1944 (2003).

Fraser, David. Knight's Cross: A Life of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (1994).

Higham, Robin. Diary of a Disaster: British Aid to Greece, 1940-1941 (1986).

Howard, Michael E. The Mediterranean Strategy in the Second World War (1968).

Irving, David. The Trail of the Fox (1977).

Jeffers, H. Paul.  In the Rough Rider's Shadow:  The Story of a War Hero -- Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (2003).

Katz, Robert.  The Battle for Rome: The Germans, the Allies, the Partisans, and the Popel September 1943-June 1944 (2003).

Latimer, Jon.  Alamein (2002).

Lucas, James S. Panzer Army Africa (1978).

Macksey, Kenneth. Crucible of Power: The Fight for Tunisia 1942-43 (1969).

________.  Kesselring:  German Master Strategist of the Second World War (2000).

Mitcham, Samuel W., Jr. Rommel's Greatest Victory: The Desert Fox and the Fall of Torbruk, Spring 1942 (1998).

Moore, Perry.  Kursk in Normandy:  Operation Goodwood -- July 1944 (2005).

Pitt, Barrie. The Crucible of War -- Western Desert 1941 (1980).

________. The Crucible of War -- Year of Alamein 1942 (1982).

Porch, Doulas.  The Path to Victory: The Mediterranean Theater in World War II (2004).

Ruggero, Ed.  Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe (2003).

Schofield, Brian P. The Attack on Taranto (1973).

Sheehan, F. Anzio: Epic of Bravery (1964).

Shepperd, G. A. The Italian Campaign, 1943-1945: A Political and Military Re-assessment (1968).

Simpson, Tony. Operation Mercury: The Battle of Crete (1981).

Smith, Lee Carraway. A River Swift and Deadly: The 36th "Texas" Infantry Division in World War II (1999).

Stewart, I. M. D. G. The Struggle for Crete (1966).

Strawson, John. The Battle for North Africa (1969).

________. The Italian Campaign (1987).

Tomblin, Barbara Brooks.  With Utmost Spirit:  Allied Naval Operations in the Mediterranean, 1942-1945 (2004).

Van Crevald, Martin. Hitler's Strategy, 1940-41: The Balkan Clue (1973).

Warner, Philip.  Auchinleck:  The Lonely Soldier (2001).

_________.  Horrocks:  The General Who Led from the Front (2006).

Whiting, Charles. Kasserine: First Blood (1984).

________. Hero: The Life and Death of Audie Murphy (1991).

Whitlock, Flint. The Rock of Anzio: The 45th Infantry Division in World War II (1999).

Zuehike, Mark.  The Liri Valley: Canada’s World War II Breakthrough to Rome (2004).
 

The Asian and Pacific Theater

Agawa, Hiroyuki. The Reluctant Admiral (1974).

Alexander, Joseph H. Utmost Savagery: The Three Days of Tarawa (1995).

________. Storm Landings: Epic Amphibious Battles in the Central Pacific (1997).

________.  Edson's Raiders:  The 1st Marine Raider Battalion in World War II (2000).

Alperovitz, Gar. Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam (1985).

Astor, Gerald. Operation Iceberg: The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in WWII (1996).

________.  Wings of Gold: The U.S. Naval Air Campaign (2004).

Barnhart, Michael. Japan Prepares for Total War: The Search for Economic Security, 1919-1941 (1987).

Bartholomew-Feis, Dixee.  The OSS and Ho Chi Minh:  Unexpected Allies in the War against Japan (2006).

Bartsch. William H.  December 8, 1941:  MacArthur's Pearl Harbor (2003).

Beck, John Jacob. MacArthur and Wainwright: Sacrifice of the Philippines (1974).

Bell, R J. Unequal Allies (1977).

Belote, James H., and William M. Titans of the Seas: The Development and Operations of Japanese and American Task Forces during World War II (1975).

Bergamini, David. Japan's Imperial Conspiracy (1971).

Bergerud, Eric.  Touched with Fire:  The Land War in the South Pacific (1997).

________.  Fire in the Sky:  The Air War in the South Pacific (1999).

Bierman, John, and Colin Smith.  Fire in the Night:  WIngate of Burma, Ethiopia, and Zion (2000).

Bischof, Gunter, and Robert L. Dupont, eds. The Pacific War Revisited (1997).

Blair, Clay, Jr. Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War against Japan (1975).

Borg, Dorothy, and Shumpei Okamoto, eds. Pearl Harbor as History: Japanese-American Relations, 1931-1941 (1973).

Boyd, Carl, and Akihiko Yoshida.  The Japanese Submarine Force and World War II (1995).

Bradley, James. Flags of Our Fathers (2000).

Breuer, William B.  MacArthur's Undercover War:  Spies, Saboteurs, Guerrillas, and Secret Missions (1995).

________. Sea Wolf: The Daring Exploits of Navy Legend John D. Bulkeley (1998).

________.  The Great Raid:  Rescuing the Doomed Ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor (2002).

Bruce, Roy W., and Charles R. Leonard. Crommelin's Thunderbirds (1994).

Bruning, John R.  Jungle Ace:  Col. Gerald R. Johnson, the USAAF's Top Fighter Leader of the Pacific War (2003).

Buell, Thomas B. The Quiet Warrior: A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance (1987).

Burrell, Robert S.  The Ghosts of Iwo Jima (2006).

Chang, Iris. The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II (1997).

Chappell, John. Before the Bomb: How America Approached the End of the Pacific War (1997).

Christ, James F.  Mission Raise Hell:  The U.S. Marines on Choiseul, October-November 1943 (2006).

Chwialkowski, Paul.  In Caesar's Shadow:  The Life of General Robert Eichelberger (1993).

Coates, John.  Bravery above Blunder:  The 9th Australian Division at Finschafen, Sattelberg, and Sio (1999).

Cogan, Frances B. Captured: The Japanese Internment of American Civilians in the Philippines, 1941-1945 (1999).

Condon, John Pomeroy. Corsairs and Flattops: Marine Carrier Air Warfare, 1944-1945 (1997).

Connaughton, Richard.  MacArthur and Defeat in the Philippines (2003).

Coox, Alvin D. Nomonhan: Japan against Russia, 1939 (1985).

Costello, John. The Pacific War (1981).

Cressman, Robert J. "A Magnificent Fight": The Battle for Wake Island (1995).

Crowley, James B. Japan's Quest for Autonomy: National Security and Foreign Policy, 1930-1938 (1973).

Daws, Gavan. Prisoners of the Japanese: POWs of World War II in the Pacific (1994).

Denfield, D. Colt. Hold the Marianas (1997).

Dower, John W. War without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War (1986).

Dull, Paul S. A Battle History of the Japanese Imperial Navy (1978).

Edgerton, Robert B. Warriors of the Rising Sun: A History of the Japanese Military (1997).

Ewing, Steve.  Reaper Leader:  The Life of Jimmy Flatley (2002).

Falk, Stanley L. Bataan: The March of Death (1962).

________. Seventy Days to Singapore (1975).

Feis, Herbert. The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II (1966).

Felter, George.  The Battle of Okinawa (2001).

Ferguson, Ted. Desperate Siege: The Battle of Hong Kong (1980).

Feur, A. B.  Australian Commandos:  Their Secret Air War against the Japanese in WWII (2006).

Flanagan, E. M. Corregidor: The Rock Force Assault (1998).

Gailey, Harry. Howlin' Mad vs. The Army: Conflict in Command, Saipan, 1944 (1986).

________. The Liberation of Guam: 21 July-10 August, 1944 (1998).

________.  MacArthur Strikes Back:  Decision at Buna, New Guinea, 19142-1943 (2002).

________. Peleliu: 1944 (1983).

Gamble, Bruce D. The Black Sheep: The Definitive Account of Marine Fighting Squadron 214 in World War II (1998).

Garfield, Brian. The Thousand Mile War (1969).

Generous, William Thomas, Jr.  Sweet Pea at War:  A History of the USS Portland (2003).

Gilbert, Alton Keith.  A Leader Born:  The Life of Admiral John Sidney McCain, Pacific Carrier Commander (2006).

Glusman, John A.  Conduct under Fire:  Four American Doctors and Their Fight for Life as Prisoners of the Japanese, 1941-1945 (2006).

Goldstein, Donald M., and Katherine V. Dillon. The Williwaw War: The Arkansas National Guard in the Aleutians in World War II (1992).

Graham, Michael B. Mantle of Heroism: Tarawa and the Struggle for the Gilberts, November, 1943 (1998).

Griffith, Thomas E., Jr. MacArthur's Airman: General George C. Kenney and the War in the Southwest Pacific (1998).

Grunden, Walter E.  Secret Weapons and World War II:  Japan in the Shadow of Big Science (2005).

Haguromo Society. The Divine Wind (1978).

Halls, James H.  The Devil's Anvil:  The Assault on Peleliu (1994).

Hammel, Eric. Guadalcanal: Starvation Island (1987).

________. Carrier Strike: The Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, October 1942 (1999).

Hammel, Eric, and John E. Lane. Bloody Tarawa (1999).

Harries, Meirion, and Susie Harries. Soldiers of the Sun: The Rise and Fall of the Imperial Japanese Army (1991).

Hata, Ikuhiko, and Yasuho Izawa. Japanese Naval Aces and Fighter Units in World War II (1990).

Hayashi Saburo. Kogun: The Japanese Army in the Pacific War (1978).

Heinrich, Waldo. Threshold of War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Entry into WW2 (1988).

Hixon, Carl K. Guadalcanal: An American Story (1999).

Hoehling, A. A. The Lexington Goes Down: A Fighting Carrier's Last Hours in the Coral Sea (1997).

Hoffman, Jon T.  Once a Legend:  "Red Mike" Edson of the Marine Raiders (2001).

________.  Chesty:  The Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller (2002).

Honda, Katsuichi. The Nanjing Massacre: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan's National Shame (1999).

Hopkins, James E. T. Spearhead: A Complete History of Merrill's Marauder Rangers (2000).

Horne, Gerald.  Race War!  White Supremacy and the Japanese Attack on the British Empire (2004).

Howarth, Stephen. The Fighting Ships of the Rising Sun: The Drama of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1895-1945 (1983).

Hoyt, Edwin P. How They Won the War in the Pacific: Nimitz and His Admirals (1970).

________. MacArthur's Navy: The Seventh Fleet and the Battle for the Philippines (1989).

Ienaga, Saburo. The Pacific War: World War II and the Japanese, 1931-1945 (1978).

Inoguchi, Rikilbei. The Divine Wind (1978).

Isely, Jeter A., and Philip A. Crowl. The U.S. Marines and Amphibious War: Its Theory and Its Practice in the Pacific (1951).

James, D. Clayton. The Years of MacArthur. 2 vols. (1970).

Jones, Wilbur D., Jr. Gyrene: The World War II United States Marine (1998).

Kerman, Alvin.  The Unknown Battle of Midway:  The Destruction of the American Torpedo Squadrons (2005).

Kratoska, Paul H.  The Japanese Occupation of Malaya: A Social and Economic History (1998).

Kuwahara, Yosuo, and T. Gordon. Kamikaze (1967).

La Bree, Clifton.  The Gentle Warrior:  General Oliver Prince Smith, USMC (2001).

Lambert, Jack W. , and Norman Polmar.  Defenseless: Command Failure at Pearl Harbor (2003).

Lee, Robert Edward. Victory at Guadalcanal (1981).

Lord, Walter. Day of Infamy (1978).

________. Incredible Victory (1967).

Lundstrom, John. The First South Pacific Campaign: Pacific Fleet Strategy, December 1941-June 1942 (1976).

_________. The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway (1994).

Maga, Timothy.  Judgment at Tokyo:  The Japanese War Crimes Trials (2001).

________. The First Team and the Guadalcanal Campaign: Naval Fighter Combat from August to November, 1942 (1996).

Manchester, William. American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 (1978).

Madsen, Daniel.  Resurrection:  Salvaging the Battle Fleet at Pearl Harbor (2003).

Middlebrook, Martin, and Patrick Mahoney. Battleship: The Sinking of the Prince of Wales and the Repulse (1979).

Mikesh, Robert. Broken Wings of the Samurai: The Destruction of the Japanese Air Force (1993).

Moreman, Tim.  The Jungle, the Japanese and the British Commonwealth Armies:  Fighting the Land War in South-East Asia and the South-West Pacific 1941-1945 (2003).

Morris, Eric. Corregidor: The End of the Line (1981).

Morton, Louis. The Fall of the Philippines (1953).

_________. Strategy and Command (1962).

Nelson, Craig.  The First Heroes:  The Extraordinary Story of America's First World War II Victory (2002).

Newcomb, Richard F.  Iwo Jima (2002).

Norling, Bernard.  The Intrepid Guerrillas of North Luzon (1999).

Parshall, Jonathan, and Anthony Tully.  Shattered Sword:  The Japanese Story of the Battle of Midway (2005).

Perras, Galen Roger.  Stepping Stones to Nowhere: The Aleutian Islands, Alaska, and American Military Strategy, 1867-1945 (2003).

Petillo, Carol Morris. Douglas MacArthur: The Philippine Years (1981).

Potter, E. B. Bull Halsey: A Biography (1976).

________. Nimitz (1976).

Potter, John Deane. Yamamoto: The Man Who Menaced America (1965).

Prange, Gordon W., with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon. At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor (1981).

________. Miracle at Midway (1982).

________. God's Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor (1990).

Prefer, Nathan N.  Vinegar Joe’s War: Stilwell’s Campaigns for Burma (2000).

Probert, Henry. The Forgotten Air Force: A History of the Royal Air Force in the War against Japan (1995).

Rees, Laurence.  Horror in the East:  Japan and the Atrocities of World War II (2002).

Reynolds, Clark G.  On the Warpath in the Pacific:  Admiral Jocko Clark and the Fast Carriers (2005).

Reynolds, E. Bruce.  Thailand's Secret War:  OSS, SOE and the Free Thai Underground during World War II (2005).

Rose, Lisle A.  The Ship That Held the Line:  The U.S.S. Hornet and the First Year of the Pacific War (2002).

Ross, Bill D. Iwo Jima: Legacy of Valor (1985).

Rourke, Norman Edward. War Comes to Alaska: The Dutch Harbor Attack, June 3-4, 1942 (1996).

Russell, Lord Edward. The Knights of Bushido: A Short History of Japanese War Crimes (1958).

Schaller, Michael. The United States Crusade in China, 1938-1945 (1979).

Schom, Alan M.  The Eagle and the Rising Sun: The Japanese Amereican War, 1941 t0 1943: Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal (2003).

Schrijvers, Peter.  The GI War against Japan:  American Soldiers in Asia and the Pacific during World War II (2004).

Sherrod, Robert. A History of Marine Corps Aviation in World War II (1952).

Sherwin, Martin. A World Destroyed (1975).

Sides, Hampton.  Ghost Soldiers:  The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission (2002).

Skates, John Ray. The Invasion of Japan, Alternative to the Bomb (1994).

Sloan, Bill.  Given Up for Dead: America's Heroic Stand at Wake Island (2003).

_________.  Brotherhood of Heroes:  The Marines at Peleliu -- The Bloodiest Battle of the Pacific War (2005).

Smith, George W.  Carlson's Raid:  The Daring Marine Assault on Makin

Soule, Thayer. Shooting the Pacific War: Marine Corps Combat Photography in WWII (1999).

Spector, Ronald H. Eagle against the Sun: The War with Japan (1985).

Swinson, Arthur. Kohima (1986).

Taafe, Stephen R. MacArthur's Jungle War: The 1944 New Guinea Campaign (1998).

Tanaka, Yuki. Hidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes in World War II (1996).

Taylor, Theodore.  The Magnificent Mitscher (2006).

Thompson, Robert Smith.  Empires on the Pacific:  World War II and the Struggle for the Mastery of Asia (2003).

Thorne, Christopher. Allies of a Kind: The United States, Britain and the War against Japan, 1941-1945 (1978).

Toland, John. But Not in Shame: The Six Months after Pearl Harbor (1961).

_________. The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945. 2 vols. (1970).

Tuchman, Barbara W. Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1941-1945 (1971).

Urwin, Gregory J. W. Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island (1997).

Utley, Jonathan. Going to War with Japan (1985).

Warner, Denis, and Peggy Denis. Disaster in the Pacific: New Light on the Battle of Savo Island (1992).

________. The Sacred Warriors (1982).

Webster, Donovan, The Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II (2004).

Wildenberg, Thomas. Destined for Glory: Dive Bombing, Midway and the Evolution of Carrier Air Power (1998).

Willmott, H. P. Empires in Balance: Japanese and Allied Pacific Strategies to April 1942 (1982).

________.  The Battle of Leyte Gulf:  The Last Fleet Action (2005).

Winslow, W. G. The Fleet the Gods Forgot: The U.S. Asiatic Fleet in World War II (1982).

Young, Donald. First 24 Hours of War in the Pacific (1998).


American women employed as welders in a shipyard.  (Courtesy of National Archives).


Women at War (and Other Gender Issues)

Anderson, Karen. Wartime Women: Sex Roles, Family Relations, and the Status of Women during World War II (1981).

Bailey, Beth, and David Farber. The First Strange Place: Race and Sex in World War II Hawaii (1992).

Benowitz, June Melby.  Days of Discontent:  American Women and Right-Wing Politics, 1933-1945 (2002).

Berube, Allan. Coming Out under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II (1990).

Campbell, d'Ann. Women at War with America: Private Lives in a Patriotic Era (1984).

Hartmann, Susan M. The Home Front and Beyond: American Women in the 1940s (1982).

Kaminski, Theresa.  Prisoners in Paradise:  American Women in the Wartime South Pacific (2000).

Keil, Sally Van Wegener. Those Wonderful Women in Their Flying Machines: The Unknown Heroines of World War II (1979).

Kesselman, Amy. Fleeting Opportunities: Women Shipyard Workers in Portland and Vancouver during World War II and Reconversion (1990).

McIntosh, Elizaeth P. Sisterhood of Spies: The Women of the OSS (1998).

Milkman, Ruth. Gender at Work: The Dynamics of Job Discrimination by Sex during World War II (1987).

Monahan, Evelyn M., and Rosemary Neidel Greenlee. All This Hell: U.S. Nurses Imprisoned by the Japanese (2000).

Norman, Elizabeth M. We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese(1999).

Paton-Walsh, Margaret.  Our War Too:  American Women against the Axis (2002).

Pennington, Reina.  Wings, Women, & War:  Soviet Airwomen in World War II Combat (2002).

Soderbergh, Peter. Women Marines: The World War II Era (1992).

Sorel, Nancy Caldwell. Women Who Wrote the War (1999).

Tomblin, Barbara Brooks. G.I. Nightingales: The Army Nurse Corps in WWII (1997).

Wingo, Josette Dermody. Mother Was a Gunner's Mate (1994).

The Holocaust

Aronson, Shlomo.  Hitler, the Allies and the Jews (2004).

Blood, Philip W.  Hitler's Bandit Hunters:  The SS and the Nazi Occuatioon of Europe (2006).

Bower, Tom. Nazi Gold: Switzerland, the Nazis and Their Plunder of the Innocents (1997).

Browning, Christopher R. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland (1993).

Cesarini, David.  Eichmann:  His Life and Crimes (2006).

Chesnoff, Richard Z. Pack of Thieves: How Hitler and Europe Plundered the Jews and Committed the Greatest Theft in History (1999).

Clendinnen, Inga.  Reading the Holocaust (2002).

Davidson, Eugene.  The Trial of the Germans: An Account of the Twenty-two Defendants before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg (1997).

Gilbert, Martin. Auschwitz and the Allies (1981).

Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah. Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust (1996).

Gross, Jan T.  Neighbors:  The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne (2001).

Hamburg Institute for Social Research, The German Army and Genocide: Crimes against War Prisoners, Jews and Other Civilians in the East, 1939-1944 (1999).

Harris, Whitney R.  Tyranny on Trial:  The Trial of the Major War Criminals at the End of World War II at Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-1946 (1999).

Hilberg, Raul. The Destruction of the European Jews (1985).

________. Perpetrators, Victims, Bystanders: The Jewish Catastrophe, 1933-1945 (1992).

________. The Politics of Memory: The Journey of a Holocaust Historian (1996).

Ioanid, Radu. The Holocaust in Romania: The Destruction of Jews and Gypsies under the Antonescu Regime, 1940-1944 (1999).

Johnson, Eric A. Nazi Terror: The Gestapo, Jews and Ordinary Germans (2000).

Kren, George M., and Leon Rapport. Holocaust and the Crisis of Human Behavior (1980).

Langerbein, Helmut.  Hitler’s Death Squads: The Logic of Mass Murder (2003).

Leff, Laurel.  Buried by the Times:  The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper (2005).

Neufeld, Michael J., and Michael Berenbaum.  The Bombing of Auschwitze: Should the Allies Have Attempted It?  (2003).

Rhodes, Richard.  Masters of Death: The SS-Einstatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust (2003).

Rigg, Bryan Mark.  Hitler's Jewish Soldiers:  The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military (2002).

Steinburg, Jonathan.  All or Northing:  The Axis and the Holocaust, 1941-1943 (2002).

Tent, James F.  In the Shadow of the Holocaust:  Nazi Persecution of Jewish Christian Germans (2003).

Whiting, Charles. Heydrich: Henchman of Death (1999).

Westermann, Edward B.  Hitler's Police Battalions:  Enforcing Racial War in the East (2005).

Wyman, David. The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust, 1941-1945 (1985).