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 The War
by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns


companion book to the PBS documentary The War - A Film By Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

The Burma Road : The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II
by Donovan Webster

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a must-read for any history buff of World War II - read our review

 Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham

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A best-selling close examination of the complex emotional connection between two of World War II's most important leaders

 Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
by James Bradley

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Flyboys is the true story of young American airmen who were shot down over Chichi Jima.

Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemakers War, 1941-1945
by Leo Mark


Screenwriter Mark's entertaining memoir of code making during World War II

Hubris: 1889-1936
by Ian Kershaw


a comprehensive biography of Adolf Hitler - The first of a two-volume study, Hubris is not just another biography of the Nazi leader. Historian Kershaw thoroughly explores the historical forces that made it possible for Hitler to rise to power.

The Second World War
by John Keegan


a detailed specific book on World War II history by the well known military historian

by John Hersey


landmark book recounting the story of the bombing of Hiroshima

The Greatest Generation
by Tom Brokaw


News correspondent Tom Brokaw's best-selling book on the generation that fought World War II

The Nanjing Massacre

The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II 
by Iris Chang


Critically acclaimed account of the atrocities and killings of Chinese civilians by Japanese soldiers 

The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe


Military History

An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa 1942-1943
by Rick Atkinson

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A new bestsellilng history of the World War II battles in North Africa

Pulitzer Prize for History 2003

Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943
by Antony Beevor


a highly readable narrative history of what may have been Hitler's biggest mistake - the invasion of Russia

Flags of Our Fathers
by James Bradley and Ron Powers

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the story of the Battle of Iwo Jima


Stephen Ambrose's classic work of military history, Band of Brothers, in a new edition that is a companion to the HBO mini-series. This edition includes art from the series

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Survival in Auschwitz: The Nazi Assault on Humanity
by Primo Levi

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1992 Pulitzer Prize winner

The Holocaust in Romania:
The Destruction of Jews and Gypsies Under the Antonescu Regime, 1940-1944

by Radu Ioanid, foreword by Elie Wiesel

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a useful account of the Romani holocaust with information about the Jewish holocaust as well


Man's Search for Meaning
by Victor Frankl


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the story of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor - the attack sequence is excellent, the rest of the movie is a love story

the story of Oscar Schindler, who saved Jews during the Holocaust - Steven Spielburg

Saving Private Ryan
Tom Hanks, Directed by Steven Spielberg Rated R


the story of D-Day and the weeks following through the eyes of soldiers