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    11 days in December: Christmas at the Bulge, 1944

    940.5421
    W4321
    2007

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    Agent zigzag: a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal

    940.54
    M152a
    2012

    Agent zigzag: a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal

    Macintyre, Ben.

    Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. In 1941, after training as a German spy in occupied France, Chapman was parachuted into Britain with orders to blow up an airplane factory. Instead, he contacted MI5, the British Secret Service. For the next four years, he worked as a double agent, a British spy at the heart of the German Secret Service. Crisscrossing Europe under different names, weaving plans, spreading disinformation, and miraculously keeping his stories straight under intense interrogation, he even managed to gain some profit and seduce beautiful women along the way.

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    Alma Rose: Vienna to Auchwitz

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    The American Heritage picture history of World War II

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    The American Heritage picture history of World War II

    Sulzberger, C.L.

    A pictorial guide to World War II.

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    American home front in World War II : Primary sources

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    2006

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    American patriot: the life and wars of colonel Bud Day

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    2011

    American patriot: the life and wars of colonel Bud Day

    Coram, Robert.

    In thr course of his military career, through World War II, Korea, and then Vietnam, Bud Day recieved every available combat medaul, escaped death on no fewer than seven occasions, and spent sixty-seven months as a POW in the infamous Hanoi Hilton, where his roommate was John McCain. Despite horrendous torture, Day would not break. He became a hero to POWs everywhere- a man who fought without pause, a prisoner at war. But day's story didn't end when he returned home from Vietnam. He became a passionate advocate for veteran's rights, a champion for all who served their countru. And when the Clinton administration cut veterans' medical benefits, Bud Day knew that- however weary his bones- it was time to suit up for a new battle, this time against an oppponent he had never expected to face: the United States government.

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    American women and World War II

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    W362a
    2009

    American women and World War II

    Weatherford, Doris.

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    American women pilots of World War II

    940.54
    D685a
    2004

    American women pilots of World War II

    Donnelly, Karen.

    Profiles American women who served as pilots during World War II, and describes their struggles to prove their value both in wartime and after returning home.

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    American women spies of World War II

    940.54
    P344a
    2004

    American women spies of World War II

    Payment, Simone.

    Describes the lives and covert operations of six women who worked as American spies during World War II.

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    Anne Frank's tales from the secret annex

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    2010

    Anne Frank's tales from the secret annex

    Frank, Anne.

    Hiding from the Nazis in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building in Amsterdam, a thirteen-year-old girl named Anne Frank became a writer. The now famous diary of her private life and thoughts reveals only part of Anne's story, however. This books rounds out the portrait of this remarkable and talemted young author.

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    Anne Frank: the Anne Frank House authorized graphic biography

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    2012

    Anne Frank: the Anne Frank House authorized graphic biography

    Jacobson, Sid

    The first authorized graphic biography of Anne Frank. Covers the lives of Anne's parents, Edith and Otto; Anne's first years in Frankfurt; the rise of Nazism; the Franks' immigration to Amsterdam; war and occupation; Anne's years in the Secret Annex; betrayal and arrest; her deportation and tragic death in Bergen-Belsen; the survival of Anne's father; and his recovery and publication of her astounding diary.

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    Anne Frank: the biography

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    Anne Frank: the biography

    Muller, Melissa.

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    Anne Frank: the book, the life, the afterlife

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    2011

    Anne Frank: the book, the life, the afterlife

    Prose, Francine.

    How has the life and death of one girl become emblematic of the lives and deaths of som many, and why do her words continue to inspire? This book tells the extraordinary story of the book that became a force in the world. Along the way, Francine Prose definitively establishes that Anne Frank was not an accidental author or a casual teenage chronicler, but a writer of prodigious talent and ambition.

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    Anne Frank: the diary of a young girl

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    Anne Frank: the diary of a young girl

    Frank, Anne.

    Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic -- a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

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    Another world: home from the sea

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    2007

    Another world: home from the sea

    Smart, R.M.A.

    "At the outbreak of war, aged 17, Bob Smart left home in search of another world. The Mercantile Marine, in which Bob began work as a radio officer, suffered more loss of life than any of the other services in World War Two".

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    Attack on Pearl Harbor

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    Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Parkinson, Roger.

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    Avenue of spies: a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris

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    2015

    Avenue of spies: a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris

    Kershaw, Alex

    Drawing upon a wealth of primary source material and extensive interviews with Phillip Jackson, Alex Kershaw re-creates the City of Light during its darkest days, dazzling readers with the vivid immediacy of the best spy thrillers. Awash with the tense atmosphere of World War II's Europe, this book introduces us to a brave family who risked everything to defy Hitler.

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    The battle of Britain: five months that changed history

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    2016

    The battle of Britain: five months that changed history

    Holland, James

    If Hitler fails to invade or destroy Britain, he has lost the war," Churchill said in the summer of 1940. He was right. The Battle of Britain was a crucial turning point in the history of the Second World War, and now, acclaimed British historian James Holland has written the definitive account of this battle based on extensive new research from around the world, including thousands of new interviews with people on both sides of the fighting. Had Britain's defenses collapsed, Hitler would have dominated all of Europe and been able to turn his full attention ear to the Soviet Union. The German invasion of France and the Low Countries in May 1940 was unlike any the world had ever seen. It hit with a force and aggression that no one could counter--and in just a few short weeks. All in their way crumbled under the force of the Nazi hammer blow. Yet Hitler's forces were not quite the Goliath they at first seemed, while Germany's leadership lacked the single-minded purpose, vision, and direction that had led to such success on land. Thanks to a sophisticated defensive system and the combined efforts of the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy as well as the mounting sense of collective defiance led by a new prime minister, Britain was not ready to give in to the Nazi onslaught. From clashes between coastal convoys to the dramatic aerial battles over England, James Holland's book paints a complete picture of that extraordinary summer--a time in which the fate of the world truly hung by a thread.

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    The battle of Midway

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    S988b
    2012

    The battle of Midway

    Symonds, Craig L.

    In this spellbinding account of a key turning point, one of America's leading naval historians paints a portrait of ingenuity, courage, sacrifice, and chance.

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    The Bedford boys : one American town's ultimate D-Day sacrifice

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    Ke41b
    2003

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    Behind enemy lines: a young pilot's story

    940.54
    D369b
    2011

    Behind enemy lines: a young pilot's story

    Demallie, H. R.

    Discover how a young man with a desire for excitement and adventure gets much more than he could have ever imagined when he enlists in the Army Air Force.

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    Behind enemy lines: the true story of a French Jewish spy in Nazi Germany

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    2011

    Behind enemy lines: the true story of a French Jewish spy in Nazi Germany

    Cohn, Marthe.

    Behind Enemy Linesis Marthe Cohn's memoir of a time and place that has mesmerized the world for more than half a century. But at its heart it is the tale of an ordinary human being who, under extraordinary circumstances, became the hero her country needed her to be.

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    Best little stories from World War II

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    The Bielski brothers: the true story of three men who defied the Nazis, built a village in the forest, and saved 1,200 Jews

    940.53
    S858b
    2015

    The Bielski brothers: the true story of three men who defied the Nazis, built a village in the forest, and saved 1,200 Jews

    Duffy, Peter 1969- author.

    In 1941, three brothers witnessed their parents and two other siblings being led away to their eventual murders. It was a grim scene that would, of course, be repeated endlessly throughout the war. Instead of running or giving in to despair, these brothers -- Tuvia, Zus, and Asael Bielski -- fought back, waging a guerrilla war of wits against the Nazis. By using their intimate knowledge of the dense forests surrounding the Belarusan towns of Novogrudek and Lida, the Bielskis evaded the Nazis and established a hidden base camp, then set about convincing other Jews to join their ranks. As more and more Jews arrived each day, a robust community began to emerge, a "Jerusalem in the woods." In July, after two and a half years in the woods the Bielskis learned that the Germans, overrun by the Red Army, were retreating back toward Berlin. More than one thousand Bielski Jews emerged -- alive -- on that final, triumphant exit from the woods. But as nororitey grew, so too did the Nazi efforts to capture the rugged brothers and on several occasions they came so near to succeding that the Bielskis had to abandon the camp and lead their massive entourage to newer, safer locaitons. And while some argued in favor of a smaller, more mobile unit, focused strictly on waging battle against the Germans, Tuvia Bielski was firm in his commitment to all Jews. "I'd rather save on old Jewish woman," he said, "than kill ten Nazis."

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    Biographical dictionary of World War II

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    Biographical dictionary of World War II

    Boatner, Mark Mayo, III.

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    Born survivors: three young mothers and their extraordinary story of courage, defiance, and hope

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    2016

    Born survivors: three young mothers and their extraordinary story of courage, defiance, and hope

    Holden, Wendy

    Among the millions of Holocaust victims sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau in 1944, Priska, Rachel, and Anka each pass through the concentration camp's infamous gates with a secret. Separated from their husbands and strangers to one another, they are pregnant and scared. After losing so many other loved ones to the Nazis, these women are determined to hold on to all they have left: their lives and those of ther unborn babies. "Born Survivors" follows them as, against all odds, they give birth to their babies and go on to build new lives with their children after World War II. Their's are stories of hardships and miracles as they narrowly escape the clutches of Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwits; conceal their condition after they are sent to a Nazi slave-labor camp, where they are half-starved and almost worked to death; and as the Allies close in, survive a seventeen-day train journey to Mauthausen in Austria. By the time they arrive, all three babies have been born-but because the camp has run out of Zyklon B, their lives and those of their mothers are saved. Sixty-five years later, the three "miracle babies" share a remarkable, inspirational story of three mothers who defied death at the hands of the Nazis to give their children life.

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    The boys who challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

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    H776b
    2015

    The boys who challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

    Hoose, Phillip

    At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance in the latter years of the war. Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself, Phillip Hoose captures the astounding story of these young war heroes who refused to give in without a fight.

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    The cage

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    The cage

    Sender, Ruth Minsky.

    A teenage girl recounts the suffering and persecution of her family under the Nazis--in a Polish ghetto, through deportation, and in concentration camps.

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    Calculated risk: the extraordinary life of Jimmy Doolittle- aviation pioneer and World War II hero

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    2011

    Calculated risk: the extraordinary life of Jimmy Doolittle- aviation pioneer and World War II hero

    Hoppes, Jonna Doolittle.

    Famous for leading the Tokyo Raid, America's first strike against Japan in World War II, Jimmy Doolittle lived a remarkable life as an American pilot. This firsthand account by his granddaughter reveals an extraordinary individual--a scientist with a doctorate in aeronautical engineering from MIT, an aviation pioneer who was the first to fly across the United States in less than 24 hours and the first to fly "blind" (using only his plane's instruments), a barnstormer well known for aerobatics, a popular racing pilot who won every major air race at least once, recipient of both the Congressional Medal of Honor and Presidential Medal of Freedom, a four-star general, and commander of the 8th, 12th, and 15th Air Forces. This memoir provides insights into the public and private world of Jimmy Doolittle and his family and sheds light on the drives and motivation's of one of America's most influential and ambitious aviators.

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    The children most of all

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    The children most of all

    Hertogs, Sam.

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    Choosing courage: inspiring stories of what it means to be a hero

    355.0092
    C699c
    2017

    Choosing courage: inspiring stories of what it means to be a hero

    Collier, Peter

    How does an ordinary person become a hero? It happens in a split second, a moment of focus and clarity, when a choice is made. Here are the gripping accounts of Medal of Honor recipients who demonstrated guts and selflessness on the battlefield and confronted life-threatening danger to make a difference. There are the stories of George Sakato and Vernon Baker—both of whom overcame racial discrimination to enlist in the army during World War II (Sakato was a second-generation Japanese American, Baker an African American) and went on to prove that heroes come in all colors—and Clint Romesha, who led his outnumbered fellow soldiers against a determined enemy to prevent the Taliban from taking over a remote U.S. Army outpost in Afghanistan. Also included are civilians who have been honored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation for outstanding acts of bravery in crisis situations, from a school shooting to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Adding depth and context are illuminating essays on the combat experience and its aftermath, covering topics such as overcoming fear; a mother mourning the loss of her son; and “surviving hell” as a prisoner of war.

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    Citizens of London: the Americans who stood with Britain in its darkest, finest hour

    940.532
    O52ci
    2011

    Citizens of London: the Americans who stood with Britain in its darkest, finest hour

    Olson, Lynne.

    Here is the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, Averell Harriman, and John Gilbert Winant.

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    The complete maus

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    2005

    The complete maus

    Spiegelman, Art.

    Illustrates the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father's story.

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    Corrie Ten Boom : keeper of the angels' den

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    2002

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    Courage has no color: the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first black paratroopers

    940.54
    S881c
    2014

    Courage has no color: the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first black paratroopers

    Stone, Tanya Lee

    Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America's first black paratroopers, who fought against attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II.

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    D-day

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    2006

    D-day

    Time-Life Books.

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    Deathly deception: the realy story of operation Mincemeat

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    2012

    Deathly deception: the realy story of operation Mincemeat

    Smyth, Denis.

    A gripping new account of the audacious World War II intelligence plan to mislead Hitler and his generals that opened the way for the Allied invasion of Southern Europe in the summer of 1943.

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    Deliverance

    286.709
    C998d
    2014

    Deliverance

    Czerkasij, Alla.

    Alla was just a child when World War II invaded the Ukraine. The blunt horror of war ended her childhood. In 1944 Allied forces made their way toward the German forced-labor camp where she and a handful of family members struggled to stay alive. Under the constant threat of starvation, torture, and death, Alla remembered childhood moments on her knees when she had sensed the presence of God. Alla decided that if the war ever ended and she survived to see it, she would find Him again.

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    Destined to witness: growing up black in Nazi Germany

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    2006

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    Devil at my heels: a heroic Olympian's astonishing story of survival as a Japanese POW in World War II

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    2012

    Devil at my heels: a heroic Olympian's astonishing story of survival as a Japanese POW in World War II

    Zamperini, Louis.

    A juvenile delinquent, a world-class NCAA miler, a 1936 Olympian, a World War II bombardier: Louis Zamperini had a life fuller than most when it changed in an instant. On May 27, 1943, his B-24 crashed into the Pacific Ocean. Louis and two other survivors drifted two thousand miles for forty-seven days. On the forty-seventh day, they were captured by the Japanese. Thus began more than two years of torture and humiliation as prisoners of war. Meanwhile, the Army Air Corps declared Zamperini dead and President Roosevelt sent official condolences to his family, who never gave up hope that he was alive. Somehow Zamperini survived and he returned home a hero.

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    The dog who could fly: the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side

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    2014

    The dog who could fly: the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side

    Lewis, Damien

    "An instant hit in the UK, this is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts--ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend. In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that would turn them into lifelong friends. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled Nazi forces. The other was a different kind of lost soul--a Czech airman bound for the Royal Air Force and the country that he would come to call home. Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German shepherd--whom he named Ant--after being shot down on a daring mission over enemy lines. Unable to desert his charge, Robert hid Ant inside his jacket as he escaped. In the months that followed the pair would save each other's lives countless times as they flew together with Bomber Command. And though Ant was eventually grounded due to injury, he refused to abandon his duty, waiting patiently beside the runway for his master's return from every sortie, and refusing food and sleep until they were reunited. By the end of the war Robert and Ant had become British war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, the 'Animal VC.' With beautiful vintage black-and-white photos of Robert and Ant, The Dog Who Could Fly is a deeply moving story of loyalty in the face of adversity and the unshakable bond between a man and his best friend"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Dunkirk crescendo

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    #9
    2007

    Dunkirk crescendo

    Thoene, Bodie.

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    Echoes from the Holocaust: a memoir

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    Echoes from the Holocaust: a memoir

    Kimmelman, Mira Ryczke.

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    The envoy: the epic rescue of the last Jews of Europe in the desperate closing months of World War II

    940.53
    K41en
    2013

    The envoy: the epic rescue of the last Jews of Europe in the desperate closing months of World War II

    Kershaw, Alex

    The epic and heroic story of how Raoul Wallenberg, out-dueled Adolph Eichmann and saved more than 100,000 Jews in Budapest from the Nazi death camps.

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    Escape from Davao: the forgotten story of the most daring prison break of the Pacific war

    940.54
    L954e
    2012

    Escape from Davao: the forgotten story of the most daring prison break of the Pacific war

    Lukacs, John D.

    Documents the escape of ten American prisoners of war from a World War II Japanese prison camp in the Philippines, describing the inhumane conditions they endured and the political struggle that influenced their return home.

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    Escape from the deep: a true story of courage and survival during World War II

    940.542
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    2012

    Escape from the deep: a true story of courage and survival during World War II

    Kershaw, Alex.

    In the early morning hours of October 24, 1944, the legendary U.S. Navy submarine Tang was hit by one of its own faulty torpedoes. The survivors of the explosion struggled to stay alive one hundred and eighty feet beneath the surface, while the Japanese dropped deadly depth charges from above. This is the incredible story of their endurance and survival.

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    Escape: teens who escaped the Holocaust to freedom

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    The fantastic laboratory of Dr. Weigl : how two brave scientists battled typhus and sabotaged the Nazis

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    2014

    The fantastic laboratory of Dr. Weigl : how two brave scientists battled typhus and sabotaged the Nazis

    Allen, Arthur, 1959-

    Few diseases are more gruesome than typhus. Transmitted by body lice, it afflicts the dispossessed--refugees, soldiers, and ghettoized peoples--causing hallucinations, terrible headaches, boiling fever, and often death. The disease plagued the German army on the eastern front and left the Reich desperate for a vaccine. For this they turned to brilliant and eccentric Polish zoologist Rudolf Weigl, who along with jewish scientist Ludwik Fleck, engaged in a sabotage campaign by sending illegal doses of the vaccine to polish ghettos to help them while sending gallons of the weakened serum to the Wehrmacht.

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    A faraway island

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    2012

    A faraway island

    Thor, Annika.

    In 1939 Sweden, two Jewish sisters wait for their parents to flee the Nazis in Austria, but while eight-year-old Nellie settles in quickly, twelve-year-old Stephie feels stranded at the end of the world, with a foster mother who is as cold and unforgiving as the island on which they live.

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