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TitleAuthorReviewerReview DateRev Date
17 Carnations Andrew Morton C. Peter Chen 26 Apr 20172017-04-26
A Better Comrade You Will Never Find Helmut Schiebel Dan K. 30 Oct 20112011-10-30
A Foot Soldier for Patton Michael Bilder with James Bilder C. Peter Chen 1 Oct 20142014-10-01
A Higher Call Adam Makos with Larry Alexander C. Peter Chen 4 Sep 20132013-09-04
A Lamb to Slaughter Jan Montyn & Dirk Ayelt Kooiman Dan K. 20 Oct 20122012-10-20
A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy Thomas Buergenthal C. Peter Chen 24 Dec 20132013-12-24
A Mighty Fortress: Lead Bomber Over Europe Charles Alling David Stubblebine 26 Aug 20152015-08-26
A Train in Winter Caroline Moorehead C. Peter Chen 17 Apr 20132013-04-17
American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964 William Manchester C. Peter Chen 7 Aug 20052005-08-07
American Prometheus Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin C. Peter Chen 20 Jan 20162016-01-20
An Artilleryman in Stalingrad Dr. Wigand Wuster Dan K. 18 Apr 20082008-04-18
Anne Frank Remembered Miep Gies and Alison Leslie Gold C. Peter Chen 12 Jun 20112011-06-12
Autobiography of a World War Two Tailhooker Don Monson David Stubblebine 18 Jun 20142014-06-18
Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi Thomas Weber C. Peter Chen 9 Sep 20192019-09-09
Berlin Diary William Shirer C. Peter Chen 25 Dec 20122012-12-25
Beyond Band of Brothers Dick Winters C. Peter Chen 21 Nov 20112011-11-21
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy Eric Metaxas C. Peter Chen 15 Mar 20172017-03-15
Breaking the Silence: Reminiscences of a Hidden Child Paul A. Schwarzbart David Stubblebine 25 Jun 20142014-06-25
Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends William Guarnere and Edward Heffron with Robyn Post C. Peter Chen 11 Mar 20132013-03-11
Brothers, Rivals, Victors Jonathan Jordan C. Peter Chen 28 Nov 20122012-11-28
Chesty: The Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, USMC Jon T. Hoffman David Stubblebine 24 Feb 20132013-02-24
Churchill Paul Johnson C. Peter Chen 12 Jun 20122012-06-12
Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom Thomas Ricks C. Peter Chen 29 Oct 20182018-10-29
Churchill: A Life, Part 1 Martin Gilbert C. Peter Chen 10 Aug 20162016-08-10
Code Talker Chester Nez and Judith Schiess Avila C. Peter Chen 3 Jul 20122012-07-03
Counterfeiter Moritz Nachtstern and Ragnar Arntzen C. Peter Chen 1 Nov 20082008-11-01
Crossing the Line: A Bluejacket’s World War II Odyssey Alvin Kernan David Stubblebine 3 Mar 20122012-03-03
Crusade in Europe Dwight D. Eisenhower C. Peter Chen 30 Oct 20052005-10-30
Doing Battle Paul Fussell Bryan Hiatt 4 Sep 20052005-09-04
Don't Give Up, Don't Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life Louis Zamperini and David Rensin C. Peter Chen 30 Nov 20162016-11-30
Easy Company Soldier Don Malarkey Bob Welch C. Peter Chen 28 Jan 20152015-01-28
Eisenhower John Wukovits C. Peter Chen 3 Jan 20112011-01-03
Erwin Rommel Pier Paolo Battistelli C. Peter Chen 29 Sep 20102010-09-29
Escape from the Deep Alex Kershaw C. Peter Chen 25 Dec 20102010-12-25
Final Victory: FDR's Extraordinary World War II Presidential Campaign Stanley Weintraub C. Peter Chen 22 May 20132013-05-22
Flat-Bottom Odyssey: From North Africa to D-Day Gene Jaeger C. Peter Chen 12 Jan 20132013-01-12
Fogg in the Cockpit Richard Fogg and Janet Fogg C. Peter Chen 11 May 20122012-05-11
Franklin and Lucy Joseph Persico C. Peter Chen 19 Feb 20132013-02-19
Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship Jon Meacham C. Peter Chen 27 Jun 20112011-06-27
Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War William Manchester C. Peter Chen 11 Apr 20062006-04-11
Hell in the Pacific: A Marine Rifleman's Journey From Guadalcanal to Peleliu Jim McEnery with Bill Sloan C. Peter Chen 16 Jun 20122012-06-16
Helmet for My Pillow Robert Leckie C. Peter Chen 24 Apr 20102010-04-24
Helmet for My Pillow Robert Leckie Jimmy Lebel 1 Sep 20102010-09-01
Hero of the Pacific: The Life of Legendary Marine John Basilone James Brady C. Peter Chen 7 Jan 20152015-01-07
Hidden Figures Margot Lee Shetterly C. Peter Chen 23 Feb 20182018-02-23
Hitler's Last Witness: The Memoirs of Hitler's Bodyguard Rochus Misch C. Peter Chen 1 Apr 20152015-04-01
In the Service of the Reich Walter Görlitz C. Peter Chen 14 May 20062006-05-14
Joe Rochefort's War Elliot Carlson C. Peter Chen 18 Aug 20122012-08-18
Jungvolk Wilhelm Gehlen & Don Gregory Dan K. 16 Aug 20092009-08-16
Killing Patton Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard C. Peter Chen 10 Feb 20162016-02-10
Letters from Nuremberg Christopher Dodd and Lary Bloom C. Peter Chen 12 Feb 20132013-02-12
Love, Tommy Andrew Roberts C. Peter Chen 8 Jun 20132013-06-08
Lucky's Life Don J. Larson David Stubblebine 22 Sep 20172017-09-22
MacArthur Richard Frank C. Peter Chen 7 Aug 20122012-08-07
Marine!: The Life of Chesty Puller, USMC (Ret.) Burke Davis David Stubblebine 23 Feb 20132013-02-23
My Father's Secret War: A Memoir Lucinda Franks C. Peter Chen 18 May 20162016-05-18
Never Call Me a Hero N. Jack Kleiss C. Peter Chen 8 Oct 20182018-10-08
Night Elie Wiesel C. Peter Chen 4 Sep 20102010-09-04
No Ordinary Joes Larry Colton C. Peter Chen 25 Jun 20112011-06-25
Odyssey of a Philippine Scout Arthur Kendall Whitehead Thomas Houlihan 22 May 20062006-05-22
Omaha Beach and Beyond John Robert Slaughter C. Peter Chen 16 Apr 20102010-04-16
Once I had a Comrade R. W. Byrd Dan K. 12 Jun 20082008-06-12
Patton Alan Axelrod C. Peter Chen 18 Jan 20112011-01-18
Patton, Montgomery, Rommel: Masters of War Terry Brighton C. Peter Chen 10 Apr 20102010-04-10
Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation Into War Steven Gillon C. Peter Chen 3 Jul 20132013-07-03
Perilous Moon: Occupied France, 1944-The End Game Stuart Nimmo C. Peter Chen 2 Jun 20132013-06-02
PPG-2266: A Surgeon's War Nikolai Amosoff Dan K. 11 May 20082008-05-11
Reminiscences Douglas MacArthur C. Peter Chen 31 Aug 20062006-08-31
Requiem for Battleship Yamato Mitsuru Yoshida C. Peter Chen 26 Feb 20062006-02-26
Shadows in the Jungle Larry Alexander C. Peter Chen 28 Nov 20102010-11-28
Shot Down Steve Snyder C. Peter Chen 25 Dec 20152015-12-25
Skorzeny's Special Missions Otto Skorzeny C. Peter Chen 4 Jul 20112011-07-04
Soldier in the Downfall Rudolf-Christoph von Gersdorff Dan K. 16 Oct 20122012-10-16
Tears in the Darkness Michael Norman and Elizabeth Norman C. Peter Chen 18 Jul 20112011-07-18
Teddy Bears and Doodlebugs Jacqueline Hollings C. Peter Chen 10 Oct 20102010-10-10
Teddy Suhren, Ace of Aces, Memoirs of a U-Boat Rebel Teddy Suhren & Fritz Brustat-Naval Dan K. 15 Apr 20082008-04-15
The Forgotten Soldier Guy Sajer Bryan Hiatt 25 Sep 20052005-09-25
The German Aces Speak Colin Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis C. Peter Chen 24 Mar 20122012-03-24
The Golden Horseshoe Terence Robertson Dan K. 4 May 20082008-05-04
The Greatest Generation Tom Brokaw David Stubblebine 15 May 20112011-05-15
The Greatest Generation Speaks Tom Brokaw C. Peter Chen 11 Apr 20152015-04-11
The Hiding Place Corrie Ten Boom with John and Elizabeth Sherrill C. Peter Chen 5 Jun 20122012-06-05
The Hitler Book Henrik Eberle and Matthias Uhl C. Peter Chen 9 Aug 20102010-08-09
The Indestructible Man Don Keith and David Rocco David Stubblebine 21 Aug 20192019-08-21
The Last Goodnight Howard Blum C. Peter Chen 5 Apr 20172017-04-05
The Last Lion: Alone, 1932-1940 William Manchester C. Peter Chen 4 Aug 20062006-08-04
The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 William Manchester and Paul Reid C. Peter Chen 24 Sep 20132013-09-24
The Laughing Cow: A U-Boat Captain's Story Jost Metzler Dan K. 14 Nov 20122012-11-14
The Lions of Iwo Jima Fred Haynes and James Warren C. Peter Chen 15 May 20132013-05-15
The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-boats William Geroux C. Peter Chen 9 Mar 20182018-03-09
The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister Nonna Bannister, Carolyn Tomlin, Denise George C. Peter Chen 8 Jun 20162016-06-08
The Secret War Against Hitler William Casey C. Peter Chen 6 May 20152015-05-06
The Star of Africa: The Story of Hans Marseille Colin Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis C. Peter Chen 25 Feb 20132013-02-25
The True German: The Diary of a World War II Military Judge Werner Otto MĂĽller-Hill C. Peter Chen 5 Nov 20132013-11-05
The White Rose of Stalingrad Billy Yenne Dan K. 19 Nov 20132013-11-19
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story Diane Ackerman C. Peter Chen 18 Sep 20102010-09-18
Tin Can Man E. J. Jernigan C. Peter Chen 7 May 20112011-05-07
To D-Day and Back Bob Beardon Bryan Hiatt 24 Dec 20112011-12-24
To Hell and Back Audie Murphy C. Peter Chen 15 Feb 20172017-02-15
Traitor to His Class H. W. Brands C. Peter Chen 10 Jul 20122012-07-10
Truman  David McCullough C. Peter Chen 7 Nov 20102010-11-07
Two Americans: Truman, Eisenhower and a Dangerous World William Lee Miller C. Peter Chen 9 Apr 20142014-04-09
Two Americans: Truman, Eisenhower and a Dangerous World William Lee Miller C. Peter Chen 3 May 20172017-05-03
U-Boat Adventures Melanie Wiggins Dan K. 10 Nov 20122012-11-10
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand C. Peter Chen 11 Dec 20122012-12-11
Undefeated: America's Heroic Fight for Bataan and Corregidor Bill Sloan C. Peter Chen 28 Jun 20122012-06-28
Valkyrie Philip von Boeselager C. Peter Chen 15 Jan 20142014-01-15
Walking Away From the Reich Claus Sellier Dan K. 1 Apr 20082008-04-01
We Came to Fight a War Jack Flynn Dan K. 15 Apr 20102010-04-15
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa Eugene B. Sledge Bryan Hiatt 25 Jul 20052005-07-25
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa Eugene B. Sledge Jimmy Lebel 5 Nov 20102010-11-05
Yang Dapeng: Remembrance of a Martyr in Nanjing 1937 Shu-Chin Yang C. Peter Chen 9 Feb 20182018-02-09
Young Stalin Simon Sebag Montefiore C. Peter Chen 23 May 20112011-05-23

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