Letters to Donald Windham, 1940-1965 by Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams’ Letters to Donald Windham, 1940-1965 by Tennessee Williams, Donald Windham
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Overview: These letters display a remarkable range of emotions and information. In addition to scenes of backstage drama with Williams’ many producers, directors, associates and lovers, we catch glimpses of Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Christopher Isherwood, Leonard Bernstein, and Greta Garbo…
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944 by Jean Guéhenno (Guehenno)

Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944: Collaboration, Resistance, and Daily Life in Occupied Paris by Jean Guéhenno
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Overview: 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 Here, David Ball provides not only the first English-translation of this important historical document, but also the first ever annotated, corrected edition.

Guéhenno was a well-known political and cultural critic, left-wing but not communist, and uncompromisingly anti-fascist. Unlike most French writers during the Occupation, he refused to pen a word for a publishing industry under Nazi control. He expressed his intellectual, moral, and emotional resistance in this diary: his shame at the Vichy government’s collaboration with Nazi Germany, his contempt for its falsely patriotic reactionary ideology, his outrage at its anti-Semitism and its vilification of the Republic it had abolished, his horror at its increasingly savage repression and his disgust with his fellow intellectuals who kept on blithely writing about art and culture as if the Occupation did not exist not to mention those who praised their new masters in prose and poetry.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Churchill 1940-1945: Under Friendly Fire by Walter Reid

Churchill 1940-1945: Under Friendly Fire by Walter Reid
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Overview: In April 1945 Churchill said to Sir Alan Brooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, ‘There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them ‘ When he became Prime Minister on 10 May 1940 Churchill was without allies. Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain saved Britain from immediate defeat, but it was evident that Britain alone could never win the war.

Churchill looked to America. He said that until Pearl Harbor ‘no lover ever studied every whim of his mistress as I did those of President Roosevelt’. But would Roosevelt have entered the war if Pearl Harbor had not taken place? Until then his actions were ambivalent, and even afterwards America’s policy was largely shaped by self-interest and her idea of what a postwar world should be like. Churchill’s account of relations with his allies and associates was sanitized for the historical record and has been accepted uncritically. In reality he had to battle with the generals and the CIGS, Tory backbenchers and the War Cabinet, de Gaulle and the Free French and above all the Americans. Even his wife, Clementine, could on occasions be remarkably unsupportive.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Hurricane I vs Bf 110: 1940 by means of Tony Holmes

Hurricane I vs Bf 110: 1940 by means of Tony Holmes
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Overview: The Hurricane used to be the RAF’s first monoplane fighter and noticed important struggle right through the battle over France and the Battle of Britain. One of its foremost combatants in 1940 used to be the Bf 110 twin-engined, two-seat heavy fighter. Following the invasion of France, those combatants clashed steadily because the RAF’s Hurricanes attacked German bomber formations defended by means of Bf 110. Although the Hurricane had the higher hand when it got here to manoeuverability, the Bf 110 outclassed it in relation to fireplace energy, with its mixture of gadget weapons and cannon. This is the tale of the dramatic battles within the skies over France and the Channel as Britain desperately attempted to carry again the German onslaught from her shores.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Blitzkrieg Legend : the 1940 Campaign within the West

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The Berlin Diaries 1940-1945

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Target: Italy 1940-1943 by means of Roderick Bailey

Target: Italy: The Secret War Against Mussolini 1940-1943 by means of Roderick Bailey
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Overview: Drawing on long-classified paperwork, Target: Italy is the reputable historical past of the struggle waged by means of Britain’s Special Operations Executive on Benito Mussolini’s Fascist Italy. It is the primary complete account of SOE’s clandestine efforts to strike at Italy and sever its alliance with Nazi Germany, uncovering missions as exceptional as a plot to assassinate Mussolini and plans to arm the Mafia.

It may be the primary in-depth historical past of SOE’s makes an attempt at inflicting bother within an enemy nation versus an enemy-occupied one, issuing a sobering reminder of the horrible risks that international companies can come upon when seeking to inspire resistance to robust authoritarian regimes.

This is a compelling story of determined bold and sacrifice, climaxing in one of the crucial strange episodes of the struggle: the subtle and dramatic dealings between the Allies and the Italians that resulted in Italy’s give up in 1943.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Command Culture 1901-1940 via Jörg Muth (Jorg Muth)

Command Culture: Officer Education within the U.S. Army and the German Armed Forces, 1901-1940, and the Consequences for World War II via Jörg Muth
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Overview: Winner of the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award, 2012.

In Command Culture, Jörg Muth examines the other paths the United States Army and the German Armed Forces traveled to make a choice, train, and advertise their officials within the an important time ahead of World War II. Muth demonstrates that the army training device in Germany represented an arranged effort the place every college and exam supplied the stepping stone for the following. But within the United States, there existed no communique about educating contents or didactical issues a number of the quite a lot of faculties and academies, they usually existed in a self selected insular setting. American officials who in the end made their approach via an erratic variety procedure and previous West Point to the essential Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, discovered themselves typically deeply disenchanted, as a result of they had been confronted once more with a reasonably under reasonable school who compelled them after each and every workout to simply accept the licensed “college resolution.”
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Command Culture 1901-1940 through Jörg Muth

Command Culture: Officer Education within the U.S. Army and the German Armed Forces, 1901-1940, and the Consequences for World War II through Jörg Muth
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Overview: Winner of the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award, 2012.

In Command Culture, Jörg Muth examines the other paths the United States Army and the German Armed Forces traveled to choose, train, and advertise their officials within the an important time sooner than World War II. Muth demonstrates that the army training device in Germany represented an arranged effort the place every faculty and exam equipped the stepping stone for the following. But within the United States, there existed no conversation about instructing contents or didactical issues some of the quite a lot of colleges and academies, and so they existed in a self selected insular atmosphere. American officials who after all made their manner thru an erratic variety procedure and previous West Point to the vital Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, discovered themselves typically deeply disillusioned, as a result of they have been confronted once more with a moderately beneath reasonable college who compelled them after each and every workout to just accept the authorized “faculty answer.”
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Occupation : the ordeal of France, 1940-1944

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1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler by Susan Dunn

1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler-The Election Amid the Storm by Susan Dunn
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Overview: In 1940, against the explosive backdrop of the Nazi onslaught in Europe, two farsighted candidates for the U.S. presidency-Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, running for an unprecedented third term, and talented Republican businessman Wendell Willkie-found themselves on the defensive against American isolationists and their charismatic spokesman Charles Lindbergh, who called for surrender to Hitler’s demands. In this dramatic account of that turbulent and consequential election, historian Susan Dunn brings to life the debates, the high-powered players, and the dawning awareness of the Nazi threat as the presidential candidates engaged in their own battle for supremacy.

1940 not only explores the contest between FDR and Willkie but also examines the key preparations for war that went forward, even in the midst of that divisive election season. The book tells an inspiring story of the triumph of American democracy in a world reeling from fascist barbarism, and it offers a compelling alternative scenario to today’s hyperpartisan political arena, where common ground seems unattainable.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Estonian Air Force 1918-1940 (insignia Air Force …

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Japanese Aircraft Equipment 1940-1945 by Robert C Mikesh

Japanese Aircraft Equipment 1940-1945 (Schiffer Military History) by Robert C Mikesh
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Overview: "Japanese Aircraft Equipment 1940-1945" by Robert C. Mikesh offers a unique glimpse into the cockpit interiors and equipment used by the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy Air Forces during the Second World War. It is packed with photographs, drawings, and descriptions of this equipment which should be useful to modelers as well as aviation buffs. This includes instrumentation, radio equipment, radars, aerial cameras, machine guns, gunsights, and bombsights. The only kind of information missing is on engines, which arguably could be covered by a book of this type. In short, this book is a "must have" for aviation enthusiasts.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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