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Bruning, John R.

Summary: "This little-known WWII story introduces a renegade pilot whose personal mission to rescue his family from a POW camp changed modern air warfare forever. December 1941: Manila is invaded, and US citizen and Philippine Airlines manager, Pappy Gunn, is ordered to fly key military command out of the country, leaving his family at home. So Gunn was miles away when the Japanese captured his wife and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2016

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O'Donnell, Patrick K.

Summary: "The rich history of SEAL Team 6 that captured Osama bin Laden stretches back to World War II when US intelligence officials formed a team of special-operation combat swimmers. Under the leadership of Captain Jack Taylor, a California dentist, the Maritime Unit (MU) started training in 1942, learning underwater and covert operation techniques, as it developed an array of James Bond-like new...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Waller, Douglas C.

Summary: "The author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Wild Bill Donovan, tells the story of four OSS warriors of World War II. All four later led the CIA. They are the most famous and controversial directors the CIA has ever had-- Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby, and William Casey. Disciples is the story of these dynamic agents and their daring espionage and sabotage in wartime Europe...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 WAL

Hamilton, Nigel.

Summary: A close-up, in-the-room look at how FDR took masterful command and control of the Second World War, from wresting key decisions away from Churchill and his own generals, to launching the first successful trial landing in North Africa, and beginning to turn the tide away from the Axis.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN HAM

Nez, Chester.

Summary: A retired Marine and Navajo Indian describes his experiences as one of twenty-nine top-secret code talkers during World War II and how his life growing up on the Checkerboard Area of the Navajo Reservation prepared him for his service.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2011

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 940.54 NEZ, CHESTER Nez

Jaffe, Eric.

Summary: "From an 'illuminating and entertaining' (The New York Times) historian comes the World War II story of two men whose remarkable lives improbably converged at the Tokyo war crimes trials of 1946. In the wake of World War II, the Allied forces charged twenty-eight Japanese men with crimes against humanity. Correspondents at the Tokyo trial thought the evidence fell most heavily on ten of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 952.04 OKAWA, SHUMEI JAF

Hylton, Wil S.

Summary: " From a mesmerizing storyteller, the gripping search for a missing World War II crew, their bomber plane, and their legacy. On September 1, 1944, a massive American bomber carrying eleven men vanished over the tiny Pacific archipelago of Palau, leaving behind a trail of mysteries. For more than sixty years, the U.S. government, the children of the missing airmen, and a maverick team of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.5426 HYL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5426 HYL

Gibson, Guy.

Summary: First published in 1944, Enemy Coast Ahead quickly became regarded as the classic Bomber Command book, following Gibson's RAF career from flying the Hampden and Manchester at the beginning of World War II to the triumphant return home of the Lancasters from the famous 1943 Dambuster raid, which Gibson led and for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Enemy Coast Ahead is also the inside...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Groom, Winston

Summary: Best-selling author Winston Groom tells the complex story of how Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin--the three iconic and vastly different Allied leaders--aligned to win World War II and created a new world order. By the end of World War II, 59 nations were arrayed against the axis powers, but three great Allied leaders--Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.53 GRO

McDougall, Christopher

Summary: "While researching Born to Run, Chris McDougall encountered the story of Pheidippides, the legendary ancient Greek 'all-day runner.' Later, when McDougall met a dedicated amateur historian, he saw a connection to one of the most fascinating mysteries of World War II: how did a small band of Resistance fighters surrounded by German troops kidnap a top German general? What he discovered is that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 MCD

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 MCD

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 McDougall 2015

Goodman, Simon

Summary: The passionate, true story of one man's quest to reclaim what the Nazis stole from his family--their beloved art collection--and to restore their legacy. Simon Goodman's grandparents came from German Jewish banking dynasties and perished in concentration camps. And that's almost all he knew--his father rarely spoke of their family history or heritage. But when he passed away, and Simon received...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 GOO

Loftis, Larry

Summary: The year is 1942, and World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father's footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her mission. As they successfully complete mission after mission, Peter and Odette fall in love. All the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ODETTE LOF

Harrison, Carlos.

Summary: Tells the unforgettable story of patriotism about twenty-two Mexican American families who lived on one street in a small Illinois railroad town that sent fifty-seven of their children to fight in World War II and Korea--more than any other place that size in the country. Eight of those children died. Based on interviews with relatives, friends, and soldiers it is the compelling account of a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

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Murphy, Brian

Summary: "Shortly before Christmas in 1943, five Army aviators left Alaska's Ladd Field on a test flight. Only one ever returned: Leon Crane, a city kid from Philadelphia with little more than a parachute on his back when he bailed from his B-24 Liberator before it crashed into the Arctic. Alone in subzero temperatures, Crane managed to stay alive in the dead of the Yukon winter for nearly twelve weeks...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CRANE, LEON MUR

Offley, Edward.

Summary: "On June 15, 1942, as thousands of vacationers lounged in the sun at Virginia Beach, two massive fireballs erupted just offshore from a convoy of oil tankers steaming into Chesapeake Bay. While men, women, and children gaped from the shore, two damaged oil tankers fell out of line and began to sink. Then a small escort warship blew apart in a violent explosion. Navy warships and aircraft...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5451 OFF

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.5451 Offley 2014

Milton, Giles

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Summary: "Six gentlemen, one goal: the destruction of Hitler's war machine. In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was every bit as extraordinary as the six men who directed it. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 MIL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 MIL

Stangneth, Bettina.

Summary: "A total re-assessment of the life of Adolf Eichmann that reveals his activities and notoriety amongst a global network of National Socialists following the collapse of the Third Reich, and permanently undermines Hannah Arendt's often-cited notion of the"banality of evil.""--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EICHMANN, ADOLF STA

Croke, Vicki.

Summary: "J.H. "Billy" Williams always had an affinity for animals. So, when he responded to job offer with the East India Company to work with logging elephants his family wasn't surprised, though worried that he had already come back from World War I in one piece, would he be so lucky with India? Not only did he find his calling with the elephants in India, Billy and his elephants became war heroes....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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Lewis, Damien.

Summary: "An instant hit in the UK, this is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts--ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend. In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pocket Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5449 LEW

Guéhenno, Jean

Summary: "Jean Guéhenno's Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1945 is the most oft-quoted piece of testimony on life in occupied France. A sharply observed record of day-to-day life under Nazi rule in Paris and a bitter commentary on literary life in those years, it has also been called "a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice" (Caroline Moorehead, Wall Street Journal). Here, David Ball provides not only...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford Univ Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 GUE

Frater, Stephen.

Summary: In a sensational tale of combat, and an unlikely friendship in the flak-filled skies above Germany, Frater chronicles the life of U.S. Captain Werner Goering, an exceptional American pilot who was also the nephew of Herman Goering, leading member of the Nazi party and Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2012

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 940.54 GOERNING, WERNER Fra

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