20tH Century: World War II
the Longest night
The Bombing of London on May 10, 1941
“Breathtaking.”—Sunday Times (london). “part walk through
a moment in history, part chronicle of armageddon.”—
Berkley • 384 pp. • 978-0-425-21183-0 • $16.00
Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams
J s Word and bLossoM: A British Officer’s
Enduring Love for a Japanese Woman
“a tone poem to duty and honor, courage and enduring
passion, set against the fantastically rich recent histories
of Japan and Ireland, england and france. It is a long time
since I have read so moving and haunting a book.”—Simon
Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman.
Penguin • 368 pp. • 978-0-14-311214-3 • $16.00
Remembering World War II Mark Perry
Foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose J Partners in CoMMand
“not just a valuable oral and social history; it is a gift.”—The George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower
Times-Picayune. Chronicles 53 personal testimonies of vir- in War and Peace
tually every major event from World War II by residents of “Casts the marshall-eisenhower partnership in a new, per-
new orleans. sonal light....Both a formidable achievement in biography
Berkley • 368 pp. • 978-0-425-19641-0 • $15.00 and an engrossing account of the dark imponderables of
total warfare.”—Kai Bird, pulitzer prize-winning co-author
of American Prometheus. 8 pp. b/w photos, maps.
Penguin Press • 320 pp. • 978-1-59420-105-9 • $27.95
Penguin • 512 pp. • 978-0-14-311385-0 • $17.00
Paperback available May 2008
J the battLe for the rhine
Arnhem and the Ardennes:
The Campaign in Europe, 1944
Casts a new and informed light on the costly struggle for
the heart of europe, from the stiff nazi counterattack to Joseph Persico
the often strained relationships of allied commanders. nureMberg
16 pp. b/w photos. Infamy on Trial
Overlook • 456 pp. • 978-1-58567-787-0 • $27.95 “a vivid reconstruction of the actions of the wartime al-
Overlook • 336 pp. • 978-1-59020-028-5 • $16.95 lies and the nazi elite at nuremberg.”—New York Newsday.
Paperback available June 2008 photographs.
Penguin • 560 pp. • 978-0-14-016622-4 • $17.00
The Triumphant Desert Army That Held the Axis
at Bay from North Africa to the Alps, 1939-1945
Overlook • 480 pp. • 978-1-58567-689-7 • $19.95
the first heroes
The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raid—
America’s First World War II Victory
“awe-inspiring [and] superbly detailed.”—The Washington
Post Book World. 16 pp. b/w photos.
Penguin • 448 pp. • 978-0-14-200341-1 • $16.00
Gordon W. Prange
at da Wn We sLePt
The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor
With Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon
“the definitive account of pearl Harbor.”—Chicago Sun-Times.
Penguin • 912 pp. • 978-0-14-015734-5 • $22.00
John Nichol and Tony Rennell
the Last esCaPe
The Untold Story of Allied
Prisoners of War in Europe, 1944-45
“a scrupulously honest and thorough work of scholarship,
and a lasting tribute to those who endured imprisonment
during World War II.”—Carlo d’este. 16 pp. b/w photos.
Penguin • 544 pp. • 978-0-14-200447-0 • $15.00
Let Me go
Translated by Shaun Whiteside
the author relates her final encounter with her mother, an
unrepentant former SS guard at auschwitz. “the old, mad
Germany that we had thought dead comes to life again.”—
J. m. Coetzee.
Penguin • 176 pp. • 978-0-14-303517-6 • $12.00
The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands, 1945
“an important book....a substantial collection of excerpts
from the extensive questioning to which Hitler’s major as-
sociates were subjected.”—Gordon a. Craig. B/w photos
Penguin • 672 pp. • 978-0-14-200158-5 • $20.00
J the Last ePiC navaL battLe
Voices From Leyte Gulf
“their personal accounts of valor in the face of seemingly
insurmountable odds offer a window into a defining battle
in our nation’s history.”—vern Clark, uSn.
nAl • 304 pp. • 978-0-451-22132-2 • $15.00
A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941-1945
“making excellent use of newly available presidential archi-
val material and K.G.B. collections, overy has written a pen-
etrating and compassionate book.”—The New York Times.
Penguin • 432 pp. • 978-0-14-027169-0 • $16.00
M. G. Sheftall
bLossoMs in the Wind
Human Legacies of the Kamikaze
“an extraordinarily personal look at the kamikaze pro-gram...Sheftall has done a service to history.”—Barrett
tillman. 16 pp. photos.
nAl • 496 pp. • 978-0-451-21852-0 • $15.00
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