Abbott. THE LAST INNOCENT HOUR: A
Novel. In 1930s Berlin, an American
womans marriage to a German officer exposes
her to the machinations and corruption of
Hitlers inner circle.
R. Bunkley. WILD EMBERS. The American
homefront, 1943: an African-American nurse
confronts racial prejudice and her attraction to
both a civil rights lawyer and a Tuskegee
Davis. APPOINTMENT WITH THE SQUIRE.
In the final months of World War II, an
American agent searches frantically for the
ruthless Nazi assassin whose next target is
J. Fleming. LOYALTIES: A Novel of World War
II. A small group of anti-Nazi Germans,
some highly-placed in government and society, seeks
a separate peace with the Allies.
Furst. THE WORLD AT NIGHT. Life in
Paris after the 1940 Nazi occupation takes a
dangerous turn for a Frenchman who still believes
Harris. ENIGMA. Final Allied victory
depends upon the cryptographers who must crack the
Nazis Enigma Code.
Huth. LAND GIRLS. Three young women
of Britains Land Army must work the farms and
fields while the men are at war.
McGraw. AFTER DUNKIRK. How war, life,
and death are experienced by a young RAF squadron
leader during the Battle of Britain.
Shreve. RESISTANCE: A Novel. A downed
American flier and the Belgian farm woman who
shelters him are drawn together despite the dangers
of the Nazi occupation.
Silva. THE UNLIKELY SPY. A professor
in British counterintelligence must prevent the
escape of a deep-cover Nazi agent who possesses key
information about the Allied invasion of
Stewart Thayer. FIVE PAST MIDNIGHT: A Novel.
As the Third Reich collapses, two men close
in on Hitlers bunker: one to kill Hitler, the
other to rescue him.
Tillman. HELLCATS: A Novel of War in the
Pacific. An exciting, detailed chronicle of
the Hellcat fighter aircraft as they battle their
way to the shores of Japan.
C.C. Adams. THE BEST WAR EVER: America
and World War II. The positive and negative
influences of World War II on Americans and
American culture, both during the war and in the
years that followed. D769.A56 1994
E. Ambrose. CITIZEN SOLDIERS: The U.S. Army
from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the
Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944 - May 7,
1945. How the "ordinary" American men
proved that they were anything but as they fought
their way across Europe in the last year of the
war. D756.A52 1997
Beevor. STALINGRAD. Historys
greatest land battle is newly explored as the clash
of two great armies made up of ordinary Russian and
German troops. D764.3.S7 B37 1998
E. Berkley. HITLERS GIFT: The Story of
Theresienstadt. The truth behind the facade
of the "model" concentration camp, where many of
Europes most distinguished Jewish artists
were imprisoned. D804.C9 B44 1993
J. Boyne. CLASH OF WINGS: Air Power in World
War II. From the bombardment of Warsaw to
the atomic explosions over Hiroshima and Nagasaki,
the air war of both the Allies and the Axis is
probed in detail. D785.B69 1994
Brokaw. THE GREATEST GENERATION.
Brokaw examines the generation of young
Americans who faced the toughest challenges of the
twentieth century: the Great Depression, World War
II, and the making of the postwar world. D811.A2
D. Casdorph. LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL: Life at
Home in America during World War II.
Victory gardens, bond drives, Rosie the
Riveter, gas rationing: the homefront, 1941-1945.
Fussell. WARTIME: Understanding and
Behavior in the Second World War.
Penetrates beyond the facade of the "good war,"
which presented an often false or distorted picture
of the wars terrible realities. D810.P7 U365
Gannon. BLACK MAY: The Epic Story of the
Allies Defeat of the German U-Boats in May
1943. The decisive month when the Allies
finally turned the tide in the Battle of the
Atlantic. D781.G358 1998
Gelb. DESPERATE VENTURE: The Story of
Operation Torch, the Allied Invasion of North
Africa. Details the wars first joint
American-British offensive against the Axis in
November 1942. D766.82.G379 1992
T. Giles. CAPTIVE OF THE RISING SUN: The POW
Memoirs of Rear Admiral Donald T. Giles, USN.
One of Americas first POWs, vice
governor of Guam at the time of the Japanese
invasion, remembers how it was. D805.J3 G54
Ginzburg. BLOCKADE DIARY. One
womans account of life in Leningrad during
the Nazi siege that lasted more than 900 days.
D764.3.L4 G56 1995x
Gutman. RESISTANCE: The Warsaw Ghetto
Uprising. Warsaw, April 1943: vastly
outnumbered and outgunned, inhabitants of the
Jewish ghetto fought back as the Nazi occupiers
moved in to deport them to the death camps.
DS135.P62 W2728 1994
H. Hickam. TORPEDO JUNCTION: U-Boat War off
Americas East Coast, 1942. The coast
of North Carolina was the scene of many U-Boat
attacks on Allied shipping in 1942. D591.H53
Holway. RED TAILS, BLACK WINGS: The Men of
Americas Black Air Force. An account
of the battles fought in the air and on the ground
by the group of African-American fliers who became
known as the Tuskegee Airmen. D790.H64
Pat Kelly. PROUDLY WE SERVED: The Men of the
USS Mason. The service of the
African-American crew whose ship was part of a
convoy escort during World War II. D774.M36 K45
Kurzman. LEFT TO DIE: The Story of the U.S.S.
Juneau. The torpedoing of the Juneau
took the lives of the five Sullivan brothers; but
why was the rescue of more than one hundred
survivors, clinging to life in shark-infested
waters, delayed for more than a week? D774.J86 K87
Masters. STRIKING BACK: A Jewish
Commandos War against the Nazis.
Britains 3 Troop, a commando group comprised
of Jewish refugees from occupied France,
volunteered to fight their former captors. D810.J4
Robert Moskin. MR. TRUMANS WAR: The
Final Victories of World War II and the Birth of
the Postwar World. On April 12, 1945, he
suddenly found himself responsible for the conduct
of the war, the decision to use the atomic bomb,
and critical postwar diplomacy. D743.M75
H. Nicholas. THE RAPE OF EUROPA: The Fate of
Europes Treasures in the Third Reich and the
Second World War. What became of some of
the great works of art that disappeared during the
Second World War? N8795.3.E85 N53 1994
Ousby. OCCUPATION: The Ordeal of France
1940-1944. An enlightening examination of
everyday life in France during the Nazi occupation,
a dark chapter in French history. DC397.O87
Sinclair Parkin. BLOOD ON THE SEA: American
Destroyers Lost in World War II. A detailed
catalog of the seventy-one destroyers, their crews
and their fates, lost in both theaters of war.
S. Putney. WHEN THE NATION WAS IN NEED:
Blacks in the Womens Army Corps during World
War II. Among the first recruits in the
Womens Army Corps, established in 1942, were
forty black women, who faced the Armys own
brand of racism and discrimination. D810.N4 P88
Vincent. HITLERS SILENT PARTNERS: Swiss
Banks, Nazi Gold, and the Pursuit of
Justice. What was the real role of the
Swiss in World War II and in the disappearance of
gold belonging to the Holocaust victims and
survivors? D810.D6 V56 1997
Cameron Watt. HOW WAR CAME: The Immediate
Origins of the Second World War, 1938-1939.
Examines thoroughly the political players, large
and small, and the events culminating in the most
devastating conflict in history. D741.W36
Dermody Wingo. MOTHER WAS A GUNNERS
MATE: World War II in the Waves. Life in
the Navy Womens Reserve is related through
the wartime experiences of a young and eager
recruit from Detroit. D769.597.W568 1994
Ziegler. THE SWISS, THE GOLD, AND THE DEAD:
How Swiss Bankers Helped Finance the Nazi War
Machine. The position of Switzerland as a
vital financial partner of Germany may have
prolonged the war in Europe.
D810.D6 Z5413 1998
by Francie Francis, Generalist Librarian, South
Boston Branch, Boston Public Library, 1999