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Toll, Ian W.

Summary: Twilight of the Gods is a riveting account of the harrowing last year of World War II in the Pacific, when the U.S. Navy won the largest naval battle in history; Douglas MacArthur made good his pledge to return to the Philippines; waves of kamikazes attacked the Allied fleets; the Japanese fought to the last man on one island after another; B-29 bombers burned down Japanese cities; and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2020

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.54 TOL

Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the history of World War II (1938-1945) on the European and North African fronts in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FIR

Hopkinson, Deborah

Summary: "The WWII invasion of Allied troops into German-occupied Europe, known as D-Day, was the largest military endeavor in history. By the time it occurred on June 6, 1944, Hitler and the Axis powers had a chokehold grip on the European continent, which the Allies called "Fortress Europe." Behind enemy lines, Nazi Germany was engaged in the mass extermination of the Jewish people and the oppression...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Focus 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 HOP

Barron, Leo.

Summary: Published to coincide with the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, an Army veteran and historian explores one of the most famous yet little understood clashes of the war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NAL Caliber 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 BAR

Kilmeade, Brian

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.5 KIL

Read, Simon

Summary: "The sea had become a mass grave by 1941 as Hitler's four capital warships--Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, Tirpitz, and Bismarck, the largest warship on the ocean--roamed the wind-swept waves, threatening the Allied war effort and sending thousands of men to theicy depths of the North Atlantic. Bristling with guns and steeled in heavy armor, these reapers of the sea could outrun and outgun any...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2020

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Swanson, Jennifer

Summary: "In the late 1930s, times were desperate. The world found itself at war again, hardly more than twenty years after the First World War had ended - and the stakes were never higher. The leaders of every country involved were left without a choice. They had to try to end the war as fast as possible, using whatever means they could. That meant coming up with secret operations meant to deceive,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 SWA

Summary: An extraordinary collection of newsreel, propaganda, and home-movie footage drawn from the archives of 18 nations, including color close-ups of Adolf Hitler taken by his mistress, that present an unvarnished prespective of the war's pivotal events. Penetrating interviews with eyewitness participants - from Hitler's secretary to Alger Hiss to ordinary citizens who stood outside the battle lines...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Home Video 2004

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WOR

David, Saul

Summary: From the award-winning historian, Saul David, the riveting narrative of the heroic US troops, bonded by the brotherhood and sacrifice of war, who overcame enormous casualties to pull off the toughest invasion of WWII's Pacific Theater -- and the Japanese forces who fought with tragic desperation to stop them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5425 DAV

Summary: "In harm's way": An epic treatment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, details the devastating sneak attack on the Naval base as well as the explosive behind-the-scenes stories, and the counter-offensive. (167 min.).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Pictures 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA AME

Hanson, Victor Davis

Summary: "A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historian World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya. The Second World Wars examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, Hachette Book Group 2017

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

Summary: A squad of American soldiers, led by Captain Miller, go behind enemy lines to save a missing paratrooper. Includes featurettes.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DreamWorks Pictures 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SAV

Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the history of World War II (1939-1945) on the Asian and Pacific fronts in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FIR

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Summary: Set in 1940 London, the story is an ode to how women played a major role in boosting national morale during the Blitz of London in the second World War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY THE

Korman, Gordon

Summary: Twelve-year-old Trevor Firestone loves playing war-based video games and he idolizes his great-grandfather Jacob who came home from World War II a celebrated hero; now ninety-three Jacob wants to retrace his journey in memory and reality and return to the small French village that his unit liberated, and Trevor is going with him--but not everyone in the town want Jacob to come, and Trevor is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: FIC KOR

Macintyre, Ben

Summary: Chronicles World War II's pivotal deception by two British naval officers who successfully fed false intelligence to the Nazis about where Allied forces were planning an attack in southern Europe.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.54 MAC

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: CD MAC

Toll, Ian W.

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Summary: "The final volume of the magisterial Pacific War Trilogy from acclaimed historian Ian W. Toll, "one of the great storytellers of war" (Evan Thomas). Twilight of the Gods is a riveting account of the harrowing last year of World War II in the Pacific, whenthe U.S. Navy won the largest naval battle in history; Douglas MacArthur made good his pledge to return to the Philippines; waves of kamikazes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2020

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Henzel, Cynthia Kennedy

Summary: Details the major battles on the western front as well as the dynamics of trench warfare from the perspectives of those involved. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical photographs, informative...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.4 HEN

Summary: During the last major German offensive of WWII, a group of daring American soldiers set out to turn the war against all odds. Their mission will take them deep into German territory to derail Nazi efforts in obtaining the ultimate super weapon.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2013

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD COM

Summary: "On June 6, 1944, the greatest military operation in the history of the world succeeded in landing more than 150,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Northern France. Before the battle of Normandy was won in late August, these troops endured some of the most costly fighting of World War II. This video looks back sixty years on this awesome military event from the point of view of soldiers,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: FamilyNet 2004

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV OVE

Summary: Sharpe is back with three more edge-of-your-seat, feature-length episodes set during the Napoleonic wars of 19th century Spain.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC 2017

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV SHA

Allport, Alan

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Summary: "Here is the many-faceted, world-historically significant story of Britain at war. In looking closely at the military and political dimensions of the conflict's first crucial years, Alan Allport tackles questions such as: Could the war have been avoided? Could it have been lost? Were the strategic decisions the rights ones? How well did the British organize and fight? How well did the British...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2020

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Beevor, Antony

Summary: "On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aeroplane engines. He went out on to his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions. He gazed up in envy at this massive demonstration...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books 2018

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

Kershaw, Alex.

Summary: "Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day's most perilous missions. The charismatic, unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the British glider pilot who braved antiaircraft fire to crash-land mere yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge; the Canadian brothers who led their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 756.5 KER

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