The Things Our Fathers Saw

Author: Matthew A. Rozell
Publisher: Matthew A. Rozell
ISBN: 0996480005
Release Date: 2015-07-31
Genre: Military history, Modern

World War II in the Pacific Theater, oral histories collected from over 30 U.S. veterans, told in their own words.

Voices of the Pacific

Author: Adam Makos
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425257838
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Based on interviews with veterans and unpublished memoirs tells the true stories of twenty marines during World War II, from the attacks on Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal, Okinawa, and their return home after V-J Day. 40,000 first printing.

The Things Our Fathers Saw The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation Volume II

Author: Matthew A. Rozell
Publisher:
ISBN: 0996480056
Release Date: 2017-09
Genre: HISTORY

Dying for freedom isn't the worst that could happen. Being forgotten is. THE LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL IN THE BEST SELLING 'The Things Our Fathers Saw' SERIES At the height of World War II, LOOK Magazine profiled a small upstate New York community for a series of articles portraying it as the wholesome, patriotic model of life on the home front. Seventy years later, a history teacher tracks down the veterans with a connection to "Hometown, USA" who fought the war in the air over Europe, men who were tempered in the tough times of the Great Depression and forged in battle. He rescues and resurrects firsthand accounts of combat and brotherhood, of captivity and redemption, and the aftermath of a war that left no American community unscathed. Here are the stories that the magazine could not tell, from a vanishing generation speaking to America today.

Brotherhood of Heroes

Author: Bill Sloan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743260091
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

This riveting read is the gut-wrenching but ultimately triumphant story of the Marines' most ferocious--yet largely forgotten--Pacific battle of World War II. of photos. 3 maps.

Brave Men

Author: Ernie Pyle
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 9781782436140
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: History

Ernie Pyle was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist. This is his first hand account of life on the European front-line during World War II. Written with touching sympathy and humanism, Brave Men offers a poignant description of the everyday experiences of American foot soldiers; their courage, humanism and unshakeable camaraderie. A must-read war memoir.

Unbroken

Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780812974492
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.

Hacksaw Ridge

Author: Ronald Kruk
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1546685030
Release Date: 2017-05-14
Genre: Medal of Honor

A short biography of Desmond Doss, who, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 50-100 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he singlehandedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers, and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers.

Islands of Destiny

Author: John Prados
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451414823
Release Date: 2013
Genre: History

Describes the battles that took place in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific during World War II and offers a theory that credits these battles with being as great a turning point as the Battle of Midway. 30,000 first printing.

Savage Continent

Author: Keith Lowe
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250015044
Release Date: 2012-07-03
Genre: History

The Second World War might have officially ended in May 1945, but in reality it rumbled on for another ten years... The end of the Second World War in Europe is one of the twentieth century's most iconic moments. It is fondly remembered as a time when cheering crowds filled the streets, danced, drank and made love until the small hours. These images of victory and celebration are so strong in our minds that the period of anarchy and civil war that followed has been forgotten. Across Europe, landscapes had been ravaged, entire cities razed and more than thirty million people had been killed in the war. The institutions that we now take for granted - such as the police, the media, transport, local and national government - were either entirely absent or hopelessly compromised. Crime rates were soaring, economies collapsing, and the European population was hovering on the brink of starvation. In Savage Continent, Keith Lowe describes a continent still racked by violence, where large sections of the population had yet to accept that the war was over. Individuals, communities and sometimes whole nations sought vengeance for the wrongs that had been done to them during the war. Germans and collaborators everywhere were rounded up, tormented and summarily executed. Concentration camps were reopened and filled with new victims who were tortured and starved. Violent anti-Semitism was reborn, sparking murders and new pogroms across Europe. Massacres were an integral part of the chaos and in some places – particularly Greece, Yugoslavia and Poland, as well as parts of Italy and France – they led to brutal civil wars. In some of the greatest acts of ethnic cleansing the world has ever seen, tens of millions were expelled from their ancestral homelands, often with the implicit blessing of the Allied authorities. Savage Continent is the story of post WWII Europe, in all its ugly detail, from the end of the war right up until the establishment of an uneasy stability across Europe towards the end of the 1940s. Based principally on primary sources from a dozen countries, Savage Continent is a frightening and thrilling chronicle of a world gone mad, the standard history of post WWII Europe for years to come.

The Castaway s War

Author: Stephen Harding
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306823411
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: History

In the early hours of July 5, 1943, the destroyer USS Strong was hit by a Japanese torpedo. The powerful weapon broke the destroyer's back, flooded her engine room, killed dozens of sailors, and sparked raging fires. While accompanying ships were able to rescue most of Strong's surviving crewmen, scores were submerged in the ocean as the shattered warship sank beneath the wavesÑand a young officer's harrowing story of survival began. Based on official American and Japanese histories, personal memoirs, and the author's exclusive interviews with key participants, The Castaway's War tells the entirely unique and very personal tale of Navy Lieutenant Hugh Barr Miller's fight for survival against both a hostile environment and an implacable human enemy. Ê

The Last Battle

Author: Stephen Harding
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306822094
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Genre: History

May 1945. Hitler is dead, and the Third Reich little more than smoking rubble. No GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis. But for cigar-chewing, rough-talking, hard-drinking, hard-charging Captain Jack Lee and his men, there is one more mission: rescue fourteen prominent French prisoners held in an SS-guarded castle high in the Austrian Alps. It’s a dangerous mission, but Lee has help from a decorated German Wehrmacht officer and his men, who voluntarily join the fight. Based on personal memoirs, author interviews, and official American, German, and French histories, The Last Battle is the nearly unbelievable story of the most improbable battle of World War II—a tale of unlikely allies, bravery, cowardice, and desperate combat between implacable enemies.

Ww2 History

Author: Alex Hayes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1537266365
Release Date: 2016-08-23
Genre:

Stories From Those That Lived Through World War 2 READ FREE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED - ACT NOW BEFORE IT'S GONE! ________________________________________ The Events that will Live on in Infamy The World Wars contained mistakes and lessons that few will ever forget. From the surprise attacks to the lives lost, they consumed whole nations. World War II was no exception. One of the best ways to learn about an event is to speak with someone who has lived through it. In these pages you will find just that. Stories from those that lived through the horrors and dangers of war. The one thing that all those in war areas know is that not only soldiers are witnesses to the hell that war brings. At times civilians are caught in the mix. The stories contained in this book are not only from the perspective of the soldiers or sailors that fought, but also those caught in the cross fire. From the heart of China to the island state of Hawaii, these stories encompass not only the history of the nations but also the history of the people. This book includes personal stories that range from tragic to fascinating. Here's just a few things you'll learn about: The Japanese occupation of China A firsthand account of Pearl Harbor What happened when Hitler went to Paris Churchill's thoughts on the famous "Peace in our time" speech p>WW2: The Events that Defined the War will take you through a side of history that some novice historians may be unaware of and put you in a front row seat to some of the pivotal events of World War II. DOWNLOAD NOW! Scroll up to Buy with One-Click!"

Ernie Pyles War

Author: James Tobin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068486469X
Release Date: 1999-01-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When a machine-gun bullet ended the life of war correspondent Ernie Pyle in the final days of World War II, Americans mourned him in the same breath as they mourned Franklin Roosevelt. To millions, the loss of this American folk hero seemed nearly as great as the loss of the wartime president. If the hidden horrors and valor of combat persist at all in the public mind, it is because of those writers who watched it and recorded it in the faith that war is too important to be confined to the private memories of the warriors. Above all these writers, Ernie Pyle towered as a giant. Through his words and his compassion, Americans everywhere gleaned their understanding of what they came to call “The Good War.” Pyle walked a troubled path to fame. Though insecure and anxious, he created a carefree and kindly public image in his popular prewar column—all the while struggling with inner demons and a tortured marriage. War, in fact, offered Pyle an escape hatch from his own personal hell. It also offered him a subject precisely suited to his talent—a shrewd understanding of human nature, an unmatched eye for detail, a profound capacity to identify with the suffering soldiers whom he adopted as his own, and a plain yet poetic style reminiscent of Mark Twain and Will Rogers. These he brought to bear on the Battle of Britain and all the great American campaigns of the war—North Africa, Sicily, Italy, D-Day and Normandy, the liberation of Paris, and finally Okinawa, where he felt compelled to go because of his enormous public stature despite premonitions of death. In this immensely engrossing biography, affectionate yet critical, journalist and historian James Tobin does an Ernie Pyle job on Ernie Pyle, evoking perfectly the life and labors of this strange, frail, bald little man whose love/hate relationship to war mirrors our own. Based on dozens of interviews and copious research in little-known archives, Ernie Pyle's War is a self-effacing tour de force. To read it is to know Ernie Pyle, and most of all, to know his war.

The Ultimate Battle

Author: Bill Sloan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743292474
Release Date: 2008-10-14
Genre: History

A narrative account of the large-scale land-sea-air battle during the spring of 1945 profiles the conflict as a sobering clash that was marked by the death of America's highest-ranking officer killed during World War II, the hara-kiri deaths of two top-ranking Japanese commanders, and the deaths of more than 250,000 soldiers, sailors, and civilians. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.