Download E-books Resistance: Memoirs of Occupied France PDF

In the summertime of 1940, because the German profession tightened its grip on Paris, Agnes Humbert helped to set up one of many first resistance cells. inside of a 12 months the gang was once publishing a news broadcast, aiding allied airmen break out and passing army info again to London. Then got here the disaster of betrayal, by means of arrest and interrogation, imprisonment and trial and, for Agnes, deportation to slave labour camp in Germany. Resistance is the key magazine of a lady who by no means gave up desire.

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Download E-books The Leningrad Blockade, 1941-1944: A New Documentary History from the Soviet Archives (Annals of Communism Series) PDF

By Richard Bidlack

Based mostly on previously top-secret Soviet archival records (including sixty six reproduced records and 70 illustrations), this e-book portrays the interior workings of the communist social gathering and mystery police in the course of Germany's bad 1941–44 siege of Leningrad, within which as regards to a million voters perished. It exhibits how the city's population replied to the extreme calls for put upon them, encompassing either the actions of the political, safety, and army elite in addition to the activities and attitudes of normal Leningraders.

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Download E-books Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941 PDF

By Lynne Olson

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From the acclaimed writer of Citizens of London comes the definitive account of the talk over American intervention in global warfare II—a sour, occasionally violent conflict of personalities and ideas that divided the country and finally decided the destiny of the unfastened international.
 
on the middle of this controversy stood the 2 most renowned males in the US: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who championed the interventionist reason, and aviator Charles Lindbergh, who as unofficial chief and spokesman for America’s isolationists emerged because the president’s so much ambitious adversary. Their contest of wills personified the divisions in the nation at huge, and Lynne Olson makes masterly use in their dramatic own tales to create a poignant and riveting narrative. whereas FDR, buffeted through political pressures on both sides, struggled to marshal public help for reduction to Winston Churchill’s Britain, Lindbergh observed his heroic recognition besmirched—and his marriage thrown into turmoil—by allegations that he used to be a Nazi sympathizer.
 
Spanning the years 1939 to 1941, Those indignant Days vividly re-creates the rancorous inner squabbles that gripped the USA within the interval major as much as Pearl Harbor. After Germany vanquished so much of Europe, the United States came upon itself torn among its conventional isolationism and the pressing have to come to assistance from Britain, the one kingdom nonetheless struggling with Hitler. The clash over intervention used to be, as FDR famous, “a soiled fight,” rife with chicanery and intrigue, and Those offended Days recounts each bruising aspect. In Washington, a bunch of high-ranking army officials, together with the Air strength leader of employees, labored to sabotage FDR’s pro-British regulations. Roosevelt, in the meantime, approved FBI wiretaps of Lindbergh and different competitors of intervention. while, a covert British operation, authorized by means of the president, spied on antiwar teams, dug up dust on congressional isolationists, and planted propaganda in U.S. newspapers.
 
The stakes couldn't were greater. The opponents have been higher than lifestyles. With the immediacy of a very good novel, these offended Days brilliantly recollects a time fraught with risk while the way forward for democracy and America’s function on this planet hung within the balance.

Praise for Those offended Days
 
“Powerfully [re-creates] this tenebrous period . . . Olson captures in spellbinding element the main figures within the conflict among the Roosevelt management and the isolationist movement.”The ny instances booklet Review
 
“Popular heritage at its so much riveting . . . In Those indignant Days, journalist-turned-historian Lynne Olson captures [the] interval in a fast-moving, hugely readable narrative punctuated by way of excessive drama.”—Associated Press
 
“Filled with attention-grabbing anecdotes and excellent twists . . . With this stirring publication, Lynne Olson confirms her prestige as our era’s most efficient chronicler of worldwide warfare II politics and diplomacy.”—Madeleine okay. Albright
 
“[An] soaking up chronicle . . . [Olson] doesn’t a lot revisit a old interval as inhabit it; her scenes flicker as urgently as a newsreel.”The Christian technological know-how Monitor
 
“Masterfully describes America’s conflicting evaluations earlier than Pearl Harbor . . . a accomplished tackle one other period of offended divisions.”Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Download E-books The Hidden Life of Otto Frank PDF

By Carol Ann Lee

In this definitive new biography, Carol Ann Lee presents the reply to at least one of the main heartbreaking questions of recent instances: Who betrayed Anne Frank and her relatives to the Nazis? Probing this startling act of treachery, Lee brings to mild by no means sooner than documented information regarding Otto Frank and the person who may declare accountability -- revealing a terrifying dating that lasted till the day Frank died. dependent upon impeccable learn into infrequent documents and choked with excerpts from the key magazine that Frank stored from the day of his liberation till his go back to the key Annex in 1945, this landmark biography finally brings into concentration the lifetime of a little-understood guy -- whose tale illuminates probably the most harrowing and noteworthy occasions of the final century.

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Download E-books Leben mit dem Feind PDF

By Barbara Beuys

Ein zentrales Stück deutsch-niederländischer Geschichte: Das bewegende Porträt der Stadt Amsterdam unter deutscher Besatzung. Beuys erzählt vom Alltag in der größten Stadt der Niederlande zwischen 1940 und 1945: davon, wie die Amsterdamer zunächst versuchen, durch Anpassung das Lebenswerte ihrer Stadt zu bewahren, von der Wut nach den ersten Deportationen jüdischer Mitbürger, von Terror und Razzien, von mutigen Menschen, die das kulturelle Leben der Metropole aufrechterhalten und unter Lebensgefahr jüdische Kinder verstecken. Die Meisterin des historisch-biographischen Sachbuchs verbindet Schicksale von Menschen mit Straßen, Plätzen und Gebäuden der Stadt - Bilder, die sich tief einprägen.

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Download E-books Japan at War: An Oral History PDF

By Haruko Taya Cook

Following the discharge of Clint Eastwood’s epic film Letters from Iwo Jima, which used to be nominated for the Oscar for top photo, there was a renewed fascination and curiosity within the eastern standpoint on international battle II. This pathbreaking paintings of oral background is the 1st ebook ever to capture—in both eastern or English—the adventure of standard jap humans throughout the war.

In a sweeping landscape, Haruko Taya cook dinner and Theodore F. prepare dinner take us from the japanese assaults on China within the Nineteen Thirties to the japanese domestic entrance in the course of the inhuman raids on Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, supplying the 1st glimpses of ways the 20th century’s most dangerous clash affected the lives of the japanese inhabitants. The booklet “seeks out the genuine emotions of the wartime new release [and] illuminates the contradictions among the legitimate perspectives of the battle and dwelling testimony” (Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan).

Japan at War is a publication to which american citizens and eastern will proceed to show for many years to return. With greater than 30,000 copies offered to this point, this version beneficial properties an up to date conceal designed to entice a brand new new release of readers.

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Download E-books Before Their Time: A Memoir PDF

By Robert Kotlowitz

During this memoir of his stories as a teenage infantryman within the US 3rd military in the course of global conflict II, Kotlowitz brings to existence the harrowing tale of the bloodbath of his platoon in northeastern France, within which he--by enjoying dead--was the single one to outlive. 208 pp. 15,000 print.

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Download E-books His Majesty's Hope: A Maggie Hope Mystery PDF

By Susan Elia MacNeal

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For fanatics of Jacqueline Winspear, Laurie R. King, and Anne Perry, whip-smart heroine Maggie desire returns to embark on a clandestine challenge at the back of enemy traces the place not anyone should be relied on, or even the smallest indiscretion will be deadly.

World warfare II has eventually come domestic to Britain, however it takes greater than nightly air raids to rattle intrepid undercover agent and professional code breaker Maggie desire. After serving as a undercover agent to guard Princess Elizabeth at Windsor citadel, Maggie is now an elite member of the distinct Operations Executive—a black ops association designed to assist the British attempt abroad—and her first task sends her instantly into Nazi-controlled Berlin, the very center of the German struggle computing device. counting on her quickly wit and willing instincts, Maggie infiltrates the top point of Berlin society, collecting info to go directly to London headquarters. however the secrets and techniques she unveils will disclose a darker, extra risky facet of the war—and of her personal past.

“You’ll be [Maggie Hope’s] dependable topic, able to stick to her anywhere she goes.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

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Download E-books To Hell and Back: The Last Train from Hiroshima (Asia/Pacific/Perspectives) PDF

By Charles Pellegrino

Drawing at the voices of atomic bomb survivors and the hot technological know-how of forensic archaeology, Charles Pellegrino describes the occasions and the aftermath of 2 days in August while nuclear units, detonated over Japan, replaced lifestyles on the earth forever.

To Hell and again offers readers a gorgeous, “you are there” time pill, wrapped in stylish prose. Charles Pellegrino’s clinical authority and shut courting with the A-bomb survivors make his account the main gripping and authoritative ever written.

At the narrative’s center are eyewitness debts of these who skilled the atomic explosions firsthand—the eastern civilians at the flooring. because the first urban specific, Hiroshima is the focal point of so much histories. Pellegrino supplies equivalent weight to the bombing of Nagasaki, symbolized through the thirty people who find themselves identified to have fled Hiroshima for Nagasaki—where they arrived simply in time to outlive the second one bomb. one among them, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, is the single one who skilled the whole results of either cataclysms inside of flooring 0. the second one time, the blast results have been diverted round the stairwell in the back of which Yamaguchi’s workplace convention used to be convened—placing him and few others in a surprise cocoon that provided defense whereas the whole development disappeared round them.

Pellegrino weaves spellbinding tales jointly inside of an illustrated narrative that demanding situations the “official report,” exhibiting precisely what occurred in Hiroshima and Nagasaki—and why.

Also to be had from suitable owners is an greater booklet model containing never-before-seen videos of the survivors, their descendants, and the towns as they're this present day. Filmed by means of the writer in the course of his examine in Japan, those 18 video clips are positioned during the textual content, taking readers past the web page and supplying an eye-opening and private approach to know how the results of the atomic bombs are nonetheless felt 70 years after detonation.

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Download E-books Kameraden PDF

By Felix Römer

17 Millionen »ganz normale Männer« kämpften während des Zweiten Weltkriegs in Hitlers Armee. Erstmals zeigt sie der Historiker Felix Römer nicht als uniforme Masse, sondern als individuelle Einzelne: Wir sehen den Krieg mit den Augen der Soldaten. Zwischen 1942 und 1945 hörte der US-Nachrichtendienst im Geheimlager castle Hunt bei Washington mehrere Tausend deutsche Kriegsgefangene heimlich ab. Zehntausende Abhörprotokolle blieben erhalten, die erst jetzt, nach über sechzig Jahren, entdeckt wurden. Der Historiker Felix Römer hat diesen Aktenbestand als Erster ausgewertet und eröffnet mit seiner examine eine völlig neue Sicht auf den Krieg: Unter »Kameraden« erzählen sich die Soldaten ihre Fronterlebnisse, sie prahlen mit »Heldentaten« und schrecklichen Verbrechen. Sie zeigen ihre geheimen Ängste und ihre wahre Haltung zu Hitler. Die dazu überlieferten Biografien machen die Lebensumstände und Handlungsspielräume, das Denken und Handeln des Einzelnen konkret. Mit diesem einzigartigen fabric bekommt die uniforme Wehrmacht zum ersten Mal ein individuelles Gesicht.

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