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The Nazi Rocketeers:

The Nazi Rocketeers:

Dreams of Space and Crimes of War

Paperback (272 pages), kindle

How Wernher von Braun and his fellow rocket scientists postponed their initial dreams of space travel to create weapons of terror and mass destruction for the Nazis.

Dr. Space:

Dr. Space:

The Life of Wernher von Braun

Paperback (328 pages), kindle

The controversial genius Wernher von Braun is a hero to most, yet a villain to others.

Spain in Our Hearts:

Spain in Our Hearts:

Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Hardcover (464 pages), kindle

For three crucial years in the 1930s, the Spanish Civil War dominated headlines in America and around the world, as volunteers flooded to Spain to help its democratic government fight off a fascist uprising led by Francisco Franco and aided by Hitler and Mussolini.

The Spanish Civil War:

The Spanish Civil War:

Reaction, Revolution, and Revenge

Paperback (432 pages), kindle

Tracking the emergence of Francisco Franco's brutal (and, ultimately, extraordinarily durable) fascist dictatorship, this surging history recounts the struggles of the 1936 war in which more than 3,000 Americans took up arms.

The Battle for China:

The Battle for China:

Essays on the Military History of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945

Paperback (664 pages)

Chinese, Japanese, and Western scholars are brought together to provide a comprehensive overview of the military operations of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

War Zone

War Zone

World War II Off the North Carolina Coast

Kindle (~424 pages)

A history of the time German U-boats entered America's front door unhindered, when the US suffered but overcame the menace of the attacks, the majority of which occurred off the North Carolina coast.

Lockheed Hudson:

Lockheed Hudson:

World War 2 Album

Kindle (~130 pages)

Pictorial history of the Lockheed Hudson, an American-built light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft, one of the most versatile aircraft of WWII.

Swedes at War:

Swedes at War:

Willing Warriors of a Neutral Nation, 1914-1945

Paperback (394 pages), kindle

Fighting men from a country frowned upon for its "cowardly" neutrality participated in all the crucial battles of both World Wars I and II.

B-24 Liberator Units of the Eighth Air Force

B-24 Liberator Units of the Eighth Air Force

Paperback (96 pages), kindle

An examination of the combat role of the often overlooked B-24 Liberator heavy bomber and the units in the Mighty 8th that flew them.

How Hitler Could Have Won World War II:

How Hitler Could Have Won World War II:

The Fatal Errors That Led to Nazi Defeat

Paperback (352 pages), kindle

Go beyond counterfactual "What if?" history and explore just how close the Allies were to losing the war.

The Wild Blue:

The Wild Blue:

The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45

Paperback (299 pages), kindle, audiobook

Acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose carries us along in the crowded and dangerous B-24 Liberators as their crews fought to destroy the German war machine during World War II.

Jimmy Stewart:

Jimmy Stewat:

Bomber Pilot

Paperback (288 pages), kindle, audiobook

Of all the celebrities who served their country during WWII, Jimmy Stewart was unique. On December 7th, 1941, he was already in uniform, beginning his long journey to become a bomber pilot in combat.

Camp X

Camp X

SOE School for Spies

Paperback (358 pages), kindle

It was the first secret agent training camp ever to be built in North America. Established by Britain’s SOE (Special Operations Executive) in Canada, it trained dozens of Americans and Canadians in the arts of secret warfare.

The Pacific

The Pacific

(2010) DVD, Blu-ray

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have shown they can spin a good WWII yarn, and this epic 10-part miniseries delivers a realistic portrait of WWII's Pacific Theatre as seen through the intertwined odysseys of three US Marines.

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?

(1966) DVD

A Blake Edwards signature stylish slapstick! A by-the-book US Captain is ordered to capture a strategic village in Italy and finds the soldiers are willing to surrender if the can have their annual wine festival first.

Conspiracy

Conspiracy

(2001) DVD

At a villa in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee a polite conference was held with food, wine and some debate, but beneath this thin veneer of manners lay an evil intent.

Two Guys Talkin' B-24s:

Two Guys Talkin' B-24s:

at a Cracker Barrel in Battle Creek, Michigan

Paperback (32 pages), kindle

Veterans of the 445th Bomb Group tell a side of life in WWII that is often left on the cutting room floor of documentaries.

King Kong Down: Jim Baynham and Ray Lemons:

King Kong Down: Jim Baynham and Ray Lemons:

A Kassel Mission Interview

Paperback (74 pages), kindle

In-depth interviews with survivors of the 445th Bomb Group's deadly 27 Sep 44 Kassel Mission, which suffered the largest loss by a USAAF bomb group on any mission in WWII.

John Cadden:

John Cadden:

A Kassel Mission Interview

Paperback (26 pages), kindle

In-depth interviews with survivors of the 445th Bomb Group's deadly 27 Sep 44 Kassel Mission, which suffered the largest loss by a USAAF bomb group on any mission in WWII.

Before the Belle

Before the Belle

Paperback (342 pages), kindle

The story of the first heavy bomber in the 8th Air Force to complete a 25 combat mission tour - and the disastrous journey home.

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