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81 Days Below Zero

by Brian Murphy Da Capo Press (June 01, 2015)

"A riveting...saga of survival against formidable odds" (Washington Post) about one man who survived a World War II plane crash in Alaska's harsh Yukon territory

Shortly before Christmas in 1943, five Army aviators...


The Bedford Boys

by Alex Kershaw Da Capo Press (March 17, 2008)

June 6, 1944: Nineteen boys from Bedford, Virginia--population just 3,000 in 1944--died in the first bloody minutes of D-Day. They were part of Company A of the 116th Regiment of the 29th Division, and the first...


Escape from Paris

by Stephen Harding Da Capo Press (October 07, 2019)

This book is The Nightingale meets All the Light We Cannot See, only it's all true--a thrilling wartime adventure story of downed American aviators rescued by French resistance fighters, taken to Nazi-occupied...


Dogfight over Tokyo

by John Wukovits Da Capo Press (August 26, 2019)

From an expert in the Pacific theater of World War II comes the tragic story of the pilots who fought the last fight of the war during the first hour of peace

When Billy Hobbs and his fellow Hellcat aviators...


Waffen-SS

by Adrian Gilbert Da Capo Press (June 24, 2019)

From an award-winning and bestselling historian, the first comprehensive military history in over fifty years of Hitler's famous and infamous personal army: the Waffen-SS.

The Waffen-SS was one of the most feared...


Hitler's Last Plot

by Ian Sayer & Jeremy Dronfield Da Capo Press (April 15, 2019)

Revealed for the first time: how the SS rounded up the Nazis' most prominent prisoners to serve as human shields for Hitler in the last days of World War II

In April 1945, as Germany faced defeat, Hitler planned...


The Death of Hitler

by Jean-christophe Brisard & Lana Parshina Da Capo Press (September 03, 2018)

On April 30, 1945, Hitler committed suicide in his bunker as the Red Army closed in on Berlin. Within four days the Soviets had recovered his body. But the truth about what the Russian secret services found...


Smoky the Brave

by Damien Lewis Da Capo Press (December 03, 2018)

The extraordinary, touching true story of Smoky, the smallest--and arguably bravest--dog of World War II

In February 1944, as Japanese military advances threatened to overwhelm New Guinea, a tiny, four-pound...


Desperate Valour

by Flint Whitlock Da Capo Press (October 29, 2018)

A riveting and comprehensive account of the Battle of Anzio and the Alamo-like stand of American and British troops that turned certain defeat into victory

The four-month-long 1944 battle on Italy's coast, south...


Ghost Riders

by Mark Felton Da Capo Press (October 01, 2018)

It is April 1945 and the world's most prized horses are about to be slaughtered . . .

As the Red Army closes in on the Third Reich, a German colonel sends an American intelligence officer an unusual report about...


A Crime in the Family

by Sacha Batthyány Da Capo Press (October 09, 2017)

A memoir of brutality, heroism, and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart, revealing one of the most extraordinary untold stories of World War II

One night in March of 1945, on the Austrian-Hungarian border,...


Tin Can Titans

by John Wukovits Da Capo Press (March 13, 2017)

An epic narrative of World War II naval action that brings to life the sailors and exploits of the war's most decorated destroyer squadron.

When Admiral William Halsey selected Destroyer Squadron 21 (Desron 21)...


Their Backs against the Sea

by Bill Sloan Da Capo Press (June 26, 2017)

In the midst of the largest banzai attack of the war, US Army Lt. Col. William O'Brien, grievously wounded and out of ammunition, grabbed a sabre from a fallen Japanese soldier and flailed away at a small army...


Midnight in the Pacific

by Joseph Wheelan Da Capo Press (July 31, 2017)

A sweeping narrative history -- the first in over twenty years -- of America's first major offensive of World War II, the brutal, no-quarter-given campaign to take Japanese-occupied Guadalcanal

From early August...


Honor Before Glory

by Scott Mcgaugh Da Capo Press (October 10, 2016)

On October 24, 1944, more than two hundred American soldiers realized they were surrounded by German infantry deep in the mountain forest of eastern France. As their dwindling food, ammunition, and medical supplies...


Dawn of Infamy

by Stephen Harding Da Capo Press (November 21, 2016)

As the Pearl Harbor attack began, a U.S. cargo ship a thousand miles away in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean mysteriously vanished along with her crew. What happened, and why?

On December 7, 1941, even...


Bloody Okinawa

by Joseph Wheelan & George Newbern Da Capo Press (March 03, 2020)

A stirring narrative of World War II's final major battle--the Pacific war's largest, bloodiest, most savagely fought campaign--the last of its kind. On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, more than 184,000 US troops...


Escape from Paris

by Stephen Harding & Maxwell Hamilton Da Capo Press (October 08, 2019)

This book is The Nightingale meets All the Light We Cannot See, only it's all true--a thrilling wartime adventure story of downed American aviators rescued by French resistance fighters, taken to Nazi-occupied...


Midnight in the Pacific

by Joseph Wheelan & Kevin Stillwell Da Capo Press (August 01, 2017)

A sweeping narrative history -- the first in over twenty years -- of America's first major offensive of World War II, the brutal, no-quarter-given campaign to take Japanese-occupied Guadalcanal

From early August...


Hitler's Last Plot

by Ian Sayer, Jeremy Dronfield & Paul Boehmer Da Capo Press (April 16, 2019)

Revealed for the first time: how the SS rounded up the Nazis' most prominent prisoners to serve as human shields for Hitler in the last days of World War II

In April 1945, as Germany faced defeat, Hitler planned...


A Crime in the Family

by Sacha Batthyány & Christopher Oxford Da Capo Press (October 10, 2017)

A memoir of brutality, heroism, and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart, revealing one of the most extraordinary untold stories of World War II

One night in March of 1945, on the Austrian-Hungarian border,...


A Crime in the Family

by Sacha Batthyány Da Capo Press (October 17, 2017)

In the spring of 1945, on the Austrian-Hungarian border, not far from the front lines of the advancing Red Army, Countess Margit Batthyany gave a party in her mansion. The war was almost over, and the German...


81 Days Below Zero

by Brian Murphy Da Capo Press (June 02, 2015)

Shortly before Christmas in 1943, five Army aviators left Alaska's Ladd Field on a routine flight to test their hastily retrofitted B-24 Liberator in harsh winter conditions. The mission ended in a crash that...