Download E-books Flight of Eagles PDF

By Jack Higgins

For many years, Higgins has been giving his readers the simplest in foreign suspense. If there have been ever going to be a

commando crew composed of writers, the editors of the Book-of-the-Month membership wrote lately, Jack Higgins must be their chief. He turns out to grasp accurately how infantrymen, leaders, traitors, thieves, and spies imagine and act. by no means has that been more true than for the notable characters and events of his new booklet. it's the early days of worldwide struggle II, and brothers locate themselves on contrary facets. Max and Harry Kelso have been born within the U.S. of a German mom and an American father. They have been separated as boys whilst their mom took Max again along with her to Germany, and now Max has grown as much as develop into a feared pilot with the Luftwaffe, and Harry a Yank ace within the RAF. each one has saved music of the other's growth, yet neither might be able to expect the intense situations less than which they're approximately to fulfill back. Forces a lot more than they've got set in movement an intrigue so devious, so choked with peril, that it'll require that they query every little thing they comprehend, all that they carry so much dear--their lives, their households, their loyalties. Upon the result of their activities will hold, unalterably, the process the battle itself... full of harrowing twists and high-tension motion, Flight of Eagles is Higgins at his very best.

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Download E-books Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers 1921-45 PDF

By Mark Stille

The Imperial jap military used to be a pioneer in naval aviation, having commissioned the world's first built-from-the-keel-up service, the Hosho. during the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties, it experimented with its providers, perfecting their layout and building. therefore, by the point Japan entered global warfare II and attacked the U.S. at Pearl Harbor in 1941, it possessed a beautifully powerful naval aviation strength. This ebook covers the layout, improvement and operation of IJN plane providers equipped ahead of and through international warfare II. Pearl Harbor, halfway and the 1st provider vs provider conflict, the conflict of the Coral Sea, are all mentioned.

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Download E-books Patton's Third Army in World War II: An Illustrated History PDF

By Michael Green

Patton used to be champing on the bit to guide the D-Day invasion, yet Eisenhower put him in command of a decoy unit, the 1st U.S. military crew. approximately seven weeks after D-Day, Patton ultimately obtained his probability to take 3rd military into conflict. He begun a ten-month rampage throughout France, using via Germany and into Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia and Austria. alongside the way in which 3rd military forces entered the conflict of the Bulge, breaking the siege of Bastogne. It was once a turning element within the battle, and in a while the 3rd military driven eastward back.

Patton’s 3rd military in global battle II covers Patton’s command of 3rd military with a spotlight at the armor. It used to be a brand new type of battling, keeping off entrenched infantry struggle via continually pushing ahead, and it appealed to Patton’s hard-charging character. Archival images in addition to widespread charges entire the portrait of Patton in addition to his males as they struggle their approach around the 3rd Reich.

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Download E-books The Orpheus Clock: The Search for My Family's Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis PDF

By Simon Goodman

“An outstanding piece of history...a clean and full of life learn” (The Christian technology Monitor)—the passionate, gripping, real tale of 1 man’s single-minded quest to reclaim his family’s paintings assortment, stolen via the Nazis in global warfare II.

Simon Goodman’s grandparents got here from German-Jewish banking dynasties and perished in focus camps. And that’s just about all he knew approximately them—his father hardly mentioned their kin heritage or historical past. but if his father passed on to the great beyond, and Simon acquired his previous papers, a narrative started to emerge.

The Gutmanns, as they have been recognized then, rose from a small Bohemian hamlet to develop into one in all Germany’s strongest banking households. additionally they accumulated an impressive, world-class paintings assortment that integrated works by means of Degas, Renoir, Botticelli, Guardi, and plenty of, many extra. however the Nazi regime snatched from them every little thing they'd labored to construct: their awesome artwork, their significant wealth, their renowned social status, and their very lives. merely after his father’s loss of life did Simon start to piece jointly the clues in regards to the Gutmanns’ stolen legacy and the Nazi looting computer. With painstaking detective paintings throughout continents, Simon has been capable of turn out that many works belonged to his family members and effectively safe their return.

“Fascinating...splendid and tragic” (The Wall highway Journal), “Goodman’s tale is alternately wrenching and inspiring...An emotional story of unspeakable horrors, family members devotion, and paintings as an emblem of wish” (Kirkus Reviews). it's not in basic terms the account of a twenty-year detective hunt for kin treasure, yet an unforgettable story of redemption and recovery.

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Download E-books The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler. PDF

By William L. Shirer

At sunrise on September 1, 1939, the German military poured around the Polish border whereas German bombers rained destruction from the skies, WW II had begun--"Hitler's war," because the British say.

As an American correspondent in Berlin, William Shirer had met Hitler, listened to his fiery speeches, and saw him firsthand. the increase AND FALL OF ADOLF HITLER is predicated on what Shirer observed and on his later study of the large documents captured through the Allies.

"Hitler's conquest used to be vintage. He double-crossed his associates, massacred hundreds of thousands, plunged the realm into its bloodiest war...and buried his personal state within the approach. In Hitler, tryanny chanced on approximately ideal exposition." (B-O-T Editorial overview Board)

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Download E-books Grey Wolves: The U-Boat War 1939-1945 PDF

By Philip Kaplan

In the early years of the second one global struggle, the elite strength of German submariners referred to as the Ubootwaffe got here perilously with regards to perfecting the underwater strategies of the 1st international warfare and effectively slicing Britain's transatlantic lifeline. To the Allies, those enemy sailors have been embarking on a project that used to be unequivocally evil.

It used to be popularly believed that the U-boat males have been all volunteers; this was once now not the case. in spite of the fact that, as soon as dedicated to the Ubootwaffe, each one guy quickly understood that he needs to show pride in being a part of a distinct brotherhood. He needed to accomplish that simply because he was once starting off, in claustrophobic, unsanitary, stench-filled and eventually hellish stipulations, on a trip that might try out his psychological and actual patience to the very limits, and one who he had little probability of surviving. those who did go back quickly ceased to take convenience in acquaintances or kin, residing in simple terms at the wisdom that one other patrol awaited them. the boys of the Ubootwaffe have been sure jointly via an excessive camaraderie cast in an atmosphere of ever-present probability, and a team spirit of function extra robust than any recognized to different sailors.

As the U-boat memorial close to Kiel files, through the tip of the struggle, of the 39,000 males who went to sea within the U-boats, 27,491 died in motion and one more 5,000 have been made prisoners of battle. Of the 863 U-boats that sailed on operational patrols, 754 have been lost.

Grey Wolves captures existence on board a U-boat, in textual content, letters, diaries, journals, memoirs, prose and poetry, relaying stories of the mundane and the regimen, dramatic and heroic; the terror and resilience of each workforce member, from Kapitainleutnant to Mechaniker. it's a bright, brutally sensible portrait of the boys who fought and died underneath the outside of the Atlantic in what used to be, probably, the main severe conflict of the war.

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Download E-books The Quilt PDF

By Gary Paulsen

1944. Wartime.

A six-year-old boy is going to spend the summer time together with his grandmother Alida in a small city close to the Canadian border. With the boys all long gone off to struggle, the ladies are left to run the farms. There’s lots for the boy to do—trying to aid with the chores, gaining knowledge of the puppy, and the horses, cows, pigs, and chickens.

But whilst his cousin Kristina is going into exertions, he can’t do something. in its place, the home fills with girls come to assist and to attend, and to paintings on a duvet jointly. this is often no universal, daily cover, yet person who includes the entire tales of the boy’s kin. the duvet tells the reality, previous and destiny: of happiness, braveness, and discomfort; of the best pleasure, and the best loss. And as they wait, the ladies percentage those memorable tales with the boy.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Heidegger's Glasses: A Novel PDF

By Thaisa Frank

Heidegger’s Glasses opens through the finish of worldwide conflict II in a failing Germany coming aside on the seams. The 3rd Reich’s powerful reliance at the occult and its obsession with the astral aircraft has ended in the formation of an underground compound of scribes—translators answerable for answering letters written to these finally killed within the focus camps.

Into this covert compound comes a letter written by means of eminent thinker Martin Heidegger to his optometrist, who's now misplaced within the death thralls of Auschwitz. How will the scribes resolution this letter? The presence of Heidegger’s words—one basic letter in a spot choked with letters—sparks a sequence of occasions that would finally threaten the security and healthiness of the total compound.

Part love tale, half mystery, half meditation on how the lifeless are remembered and heritage awarded, with threads of Heidegger’s philosophy woven all through, the unconventional evocatively illustrates the Holocaust via a nearly dreamlike kingdom. Thaisa Frank deftly reconstructs the panorama of Nazi Germany from a wholly unique vantage point.

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Download E-books Once Upon a Time in War: The 99th Division in World War II (Campaigns and Commanders Series) PDF

By Robert E. Humphrey

For the soldier at the entrance traces of global warfare II, a life of terror and agony should be filled right into a few awful hours of wrestle. This used to be very true for individuals of the 99th Infantry department who repelled the Germans within the conflict of the Bulge and engaged in the most dramatic, hard-fought activities of the war.

Once Upon a Time in War offers a stirring view of wrestle from the viewpoint of the typical soldier. writer Robert E. Humphrey in my view retraced the trail of the 99th via Belgium and Germany and carried out large interviews with greater than 300 surviving veterans.

When Humphrey chanced on that many 99ers had long gone to their graves with out telling their tales, he set approximately to honor their provider and coax memories from survivors. The thoughts mentioned the following, lots of them painful and lengthy repressed, are extraordinary for his or her readability. those narratives, seamlessly woven to create a collective biography, provide a gritty reenactment of worldwide warfare II from the enlisted man’s element of view.

Although fascinated with a unmarried department, Once Upon a Time in War captures the studies of all American GIs who fought in Europe. For readers captivated by way of Band of Brothers, this e-book deals a frequently tragic, occasionally heartwarming, yet consistently compelling read.

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Download E-books German Commerce Raider vs British Cruiser: The Atlantic & The Pacific 1941 (Duel) PDF

By Robert Forczyk

In the course of international struggle II, the Kriegsmarine armed a couple of service provider vessels with hid weapons and torpedo tubes for shock assaults opposed to Allied transport. To counter this lethal danger, the Royal army hired cruisers and their intelligence-gathering gear to discover and smash the disguised German trade raiders. This Duel identify covers the lethal online game of cat and mouse, fought through those floor vessels in the course of global struggle II.

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