Download E-books Goodnight Vienna (Katharine Simmons Series, Book 1) PDF

By J. H. Schryer

It truly is March 1938. Hitler has marched into Vienna to a successful reception, however the 180,000 Jews residing within the urban worry the longer term. Katharine Simmons, an undercover SIS agent operating on the British Passport workplace, is distraught whilst her husband, additionally an secret agent, is taken from their domestic and disappears with no hint. Left by myself in Vienna, Katharine's mystery paintings prevents her from returning domestic, however the noose is tightening round the SIS operatives as a suspected double agent is betraying them. Can the affection of a secret guy retailer Katharine from the Gestapo? who's her mystery betrayer? and what's the prior that haunts her? during this notable debut novel, love, honour and tool compete opposed to a backdrop of the starting to be tensions of Thirties Vienna.

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Download E-books Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis PDF

By Tim Townsend

Once Adolf Hitler used to be defeated, U.S. military Chaplain Henry Gerecke obtained his such a lot not easy project: he was once despatched to Nuremberg to minister to the twenty-one imprisoned Nazi leaders watching for trial for crimes opposed to humanity. Mission at Nuremberg takes us deep contained in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, into the cells of the accused and the court docket the place they responded to the realm for his or her crimes. those twenty-one Nazis had sat at Hitler's correct hand; Hermann Goering, Albert Speer, Wilhelm Keitel, Hans Frank, and Ernst Kaltenbrunner have been the orchestrators, and occasionally the direct perpetrators, of the main methodical genocide in history.

As the drama resulting in the court's ultimate judgments unfolds, Tim Townsend brings Henry Gerecke's most unlikely ethical challenge to existence. Gerecke had visited Dachau and had noticeable the implications of the alternatives those males had made, the orders that they had given and conducted. How may possibly he pontificate the gospel of mercy, realizing complete good the devastating nature of the atrocities that they had devoted? As execution day drew close to, what convenience may well he offer—and what provides of salvation may perhaps he make—to evil itself?

Detailed, harrowing, and emotionally charged, Mission at Nuremberg is an incisive new heritage of the Nuremberg trials in addition to a nuanced refection at the nature of morality and sin, the cost of empathy, and the boundaries of forgiveness.

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Download E-books The Man in the High Castle PDF

By Philip K. Dick

“The unmarried such a lot resonant and punctiliously imagined e-book of Dick’s career.” – New York Times

It's the US in 1962. Slavery is felony once more. The few Jews who nonetheless continue to exist conceal less than assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as universal because the Yellow Pages. All simply because a few two decades past the us misplaced a war—and is now occupied by means of Nazi Germany and Japan.

This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel is the paintings that confirmed Philip okay. Dick as an innovator in technological know-how fiction whereas breaking the barrier among technology fiction and the intense novel of principles. In it Dick bargains a haunting imaginative and prescient of heritage as a nightmare from which it might simply be attainable to wake.

Winner of the Hugo Award

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Download E-books Empire Lost: Britain, the Dominions and the Second World War PDF

By Andrew Stewart

Using govt documents, inner most letters and diaries and modern media assets, this ebook examines the foremost subject matters affecting the connection among Britain and the Dominions through the moment global warfare, the Empire's final nice clash. It asks why this political and army coalition was once finally winning in overcoming the problem of the Axis powers yet, within the approach, proved not able to maintain itself. even supposing those adjustments have been inevitable the way of the evolution was once occasionally painful, as Britain's wartime monetary decline left its political place uncovered in a altering post-war overseas system.

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Download E-books America's Nazi Secret: An Insider's History PDF

Fully revised and improved, this stirring account finds how the U.S. govt accepted the unlawful access of Nazis into North the United States within the years following international conflict II. This amazing research exposes the key component to the country division that begun, beginning in 1948 and unbeknownst to Congress and the general public till lately, to rent participants of the puppet wartime executive of Byelorussia—a quarter of the Soviet Union occupied through Nazi Germany. A former Justice division investigator exposed this wonderful tale within the documents of a number of govt companies, and it truly is now on hand with a bankruptcy formerly banned from unencumber by means of experts and a foreword and afterword with lately declassified materials.

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Download E-books A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War: Russia, 1941-1944 PDF

By Willy Peter Reese

A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of struggle, Russia 1941-44 is the haunting memoir of a tender German soldier at the Russian entrance in the course of global warfare II. Willy Peter Reese used to be simply 20 years outdated whilst he came upon himself marching via Russia with orders to take no prisoners. 3 years later he was once lifeless. Bearing witness to--and partaking in--the atrocities of battle, Reese recorded his reflections in his diary, forsaking an clever, touching, and illuminating viewpoint on existence at the japanese entrance. He documented the carnage perpetrated via either side, the destruction which used to be exacerbated by way of the younger infantrymen' starvation, frostbite, exhaustion, and their day-by-day fight to outlive. And he wrestled along with his personal sins, with the conclusion that what he and his fellow squaddies had performed to civilians and enemies alike used to be unforgivable, together with his turning out to be knowledge of the Nazi rules towards Jews, and along with his deep disillusionment with himself and his fellow men.

An foreign sensation, A Stranger to Myself is an unforgettable account of guys at war.

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Download E-books The Pacific PDF

By Hugh Ambrose

The New York Times bestselling reputable better half booklet to the Emmy(r) Award-winning HBO(r) miniseries.

Between America's retreat from China in past due November 1941 and the second normal MacArthur's aircraft touched down at the eastern mainland in August of 1945, 5 males hooked up through happenstance fought the major battles of the conflict opposed to Japan. From the debacle in Bataan, to the miracle at halfway and the relentless vortex of Guadalcanal, their solemn oaths to their kingdom later led one to the good Marianas Turkey Shoot and the others to the coral strongholds of Peleliu, the black terraces of Iwo Jima and the killing fields of Okinawa, till at final the survivors loved a effective, but uneasy, go back home.

In The Pacific, Hugh Ambrose specializes in the real-life tales of 5 males who positioned their lives at the line for our kingdom. To deepen the tale published within the HBO(r) miniseries and transcend it, the ebook dares to chart an exceptional ocean of enmity referred to as the Pacific and the courageous males who fought.

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Download E-books Cronkite's War: His World War II Letters Home PDF

A tremendous in American journalism within the forefront of "The maximum new release" unearths his international warfare II stories during this nationwide Geographic publication. Walter Cronkite, an imprecise 23-year-old United Press twine carrier reporter, married Betsy Maxwell on March 30, 1940, following a four-year courtship. She proved to be the affection of his existence, and their marriage lasted fortunately till her demise in 2005. yet earlier than Walter and Betsy Cronkite celebrated their moment anniversary, he turned a credentialed conflict correspondent, getting ready to depart her at the back of to head in a foreign country. The couple spent months aside in the summertime and fall of 1942, as Cronkite sailed on convoys to England and North Africa around the submarine-infested waters of the North Atlantic. After a short December depart in ny urban spent together with his younger spouse, Cronkite left back on project for England. This time, the 2 wouldn't be reunited until eventually the top of the battle in Europe. Cronkite may console himself in the course of their absence by way of writing her lengthy, precise letters -- occasionally 5 in per week -- describing his reports as a conflict correspondent, his observations of existence in wartime Europe, and his eager for her.

Betsy Cronkite conscientiously stored the letters, copying many to flow between friends and family. greater than 100 of Cronkite's letters from 1943-45 (plus a couple of prior letters) continue to exist. They display outstanding and little recognized proof approximately this storied public determine within the leading edge of "The maximum iteration" and a huge in American journalism, and approximately his international warfare II studies. They chronicle either a superb love tale and an outstanding struggle tale, as informed by means of the reporter who could cross directly to turn into anchorman for the CBS night information, with a name as "the such a lot relied on guy in America."

Illustrated with heartwarming pictures of Walter and Betsy Cronkite through the conflict from the kinfolk assortment, the publication is edited by means of Cronkite's grandson, CBS affiliate manufacturer Walter Cronkite IV, and esteemed historian Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of background at Hamilton College.

Now this ancient portrait is new in paperback.

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Download E-books Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned The Tide in the Second World War PDF

NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER

Paul Kennedy, award-winning writer of The upward push and Fall of the good Powers and one in all today’s most famed historians, now offers a brand new and specific examine how international conflict II was once won. Engineers of Victory is a desirable nuts-and-bolts account of the strategic components that ended in Allied victory. Kennedy unearths how the leaders’ grand procedure was once performed by means of the normal squaddies, scientists, engineers, and businessmen chargeable for knowing their commanders’ visions of success.

In January 1943, FDR and Churchill convened in Casablanca and demonstrated the Allied targets for the conflict: to defeat the Nazi blitzkrieg; to regulate the Atlantic sea lanes and the air over western and significant Europe; to take the struggle to the ecu mainland; and to finish Japan’s imperialism. Astonishingly, a bit over a 12 months later, those formidable ambitions had approximately all been comprehensive. With riveting, tactical detail, Engineers of Victory reveals how.

Kennedy recounts the interior tales of the discovery of the hollow space magnetron, a miniature radar “as small as a soup plate,” and the Hedgehog, a multi-headed grenade launcher that allowed the Allies to beat the hazard to their convoys crossing the Atlantic; the serious determination through engineers to put in a super-charged Rolls-Royce engine within the P-51 Mustang, making a fighter airplane extra strong than the Luftwaffe’s; and the cutting edge use of pontoon bridges (made from rafts strung jointly) to aid Russian troops pass rivers and elude the Nazi blitzkrieg. he is taking readers backstage, unveiling precisely how hundreds of thousands of person Allied planes and combating ships have been choreographed to jointly pull off the invasion of Normandy, and illuminating how workforce chiefs perfected the high-flying and inaccessible B-29 Superfortress that might drop the atomic bombs on Japan.

The tale of global warfare II is frequently advised as a grand narrative, as though it have been fought by way of supermen or made up our minds via destiny. the following Kennedy uncovers the genuine heroes of the battle, highlighting for the 1st time the inventive recommendations, strategies, and organizational judgements that made the lofty Allied targets right into a winning truth. In a good extra major way, Engineers of Victory has one other declare to our recognition, for it restores “the heart point of struggle” to its rightful position in history.

Praise for Engineers of Victory
 
“Superbly written and thoroughly documented . . . vital examining for a person who seeks to appreciate how and why the Allies won.”—The Christian technology Monitor
 
“An vital contribution to our realizing of worldwide battle II . . . Like an engineer who pries open a pocket watch to bare its internal mechanics, [Paul] Kennedy tells how little-known women and men at reduce degrees helped win the war.”—Michael Beschloss, The ny occasions booklet Review
 
“Histories of global battle II are inclined to be aware of the leaders and generals on the most sensible who make the large strategic judgements and at the lowly grunts on the backside. . . . [Engineers of Victory] seeks to fill this hole within the historiography of global struggle II and does so triumphantly. . . . This ebook is a very good tribute.”The Wall highway Journal
 
“[Kennedy] colorfully and convincingly illustrates the ingenuity and endurance of some males who made all of the difference.”The Washington Post

“This excellent e-book is Kennedy’s best.”—Foreign Affairs

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War PDF

By Mark Harris

The notable wartime adventure of 5 of Hollywood's most vital administrators, all of whom placed their stamp on global warfare II and have been replaced via it forever

Here is the extraordinary, untold tale of ways 5 significant Hollywood directors—John Ford, George Stevens, John Huston, William Wyler, and Frank Capra—changed international conflict II, and the way, in flip, the warfare replaced them. In a movement unprecedented on the time, the U.S. executive farmed out its warfare propaganda attempt to Hollywood, permitting those administrators the liberty to movie in strive against zones as by no means earlier than. They have been at the scene at nearly each significant second of America’s battle, shaping the public’s collective awareness of what we’ve now come to name the nice struggle. The made from 5 years of scrupulous archival examine, Five got here again provides a revelatory new knowing of Hollywood’s position within the struggle throughout the existence and paintings of those 5 males who selected to move, and who got here again.

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