By Harry Heyman
By Nina Wolff Feld
Within years of his arrival within the States, Walter used to be able to take the struggle again to the Nazis as a soldier within the U.S. military. informed for the Intelligence Corps at Camp Ritchie, he used to be despatched first to Italy after which to Germany and Austria, the place he interrogated POWs for capability prosecution as struggle criminals at Nuremburg. while, on his travels in Europe he back to the confiscated homes of his , throwing out the occupiers and reclaiming possession. Telling the rousing tale of a Jewish boy who fled persecution and back to prosecute the Nazi oppressors, Walter Wolff’s daughter Nina has reconstructed those occasions from kin lore and her father’s personal cache of greater than seven-hundred wartime letters and two hundred photos, which he published to her presently sooner than he died.
Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade, sturdy Books, activities Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to put up a vast variety of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our record contains biographies on recognized old figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, in addition to villains from heritage, reminiscent of Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. we've additionally released survivor tales of worldwide warfare II, memoirs approximately overcoming adversity, first-hand stories of experience, and lots more and plenty extra. whereas no longer each name we post turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're dedicated to books on matters which are occasionally missed and to authors whose paintings will possibly not another way discover a home.
By Stephen Kwiecinski
This is the tale of a son tracing his father’s footsteps and gaining knowledge of a real and inspirational tale of braveness, religion, and patriotism within the days of Bataan, Corregidor, and eastern POW camps in WW II. With black-and-white photos.
By Gillian Mawson
Hundreds of hundreds of thousands of faculty youngsters, and moms with infants and babies, have been faraway from their houses and households, and despatched to reside with strangers in far-off rural parts and to completely unusual environments. a few childrens have been additionally despatched to international locations of the Commonwealth, akin to Canada and Australia. The evacuations had an important effect upon thousands of people, either those who have been evacuated and those who needed to accommodate and take care of the displaced multitude.
Over the process 8 years’ examine Gillian Mawson has interviewed 1000s of evacuees from England, Northern eire, Scotland and Wales. households have additionally allowed her entry to the testimony of these who've gave up the ghost. Coupled with the broad newspaper insurance of the day and legit records Britain’s Wartime Evacuees offers not only a entire examine of the evacuations, but additionally relates probably the most relocating and emotive tales of the second one global War.
By Michael Napier
Having had entry to log-books, modern diaries, maps and pictures, in addition to oral and written bills from numerous ex-Squadron contributors, the writer has been capable of produce as entire an account as is shortly attainable of the operational background of 14 Squadron within the moment half the 20 th century and the hole years of the twenty-first.
By Lipmann Kessel
The flame of ‘Arnhem’ has in recent times been rekindled through Cornelius Ryan’s booklet and the 30th anniversary ceremonies. yet Ryan was once an historian; Kessel used to be a player; and it is just during the eyes of the contributors that the reader can truthfully determine the validity of the historian’s standpoint. Lipmann Kessel’s booklet has misplaced not anything of its freshness or its drama within the thirty years because the occasions it describes came about. Now republished after being unavailable for a few years, it warmly merits to discover a brand new new release of readers.
By Walter R. Borneman
Only 4 males in American background were promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. those 4 males have been the easiest and the brightest the army produced, and jointly they led the U.S. military to victory in global battle II, developing the U.S. because the world's maximum fleet.
In THE ADMIRALS, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their tale in complete element for the 1st time. Drawing upon journals, send logs, and different basic assets, he brings a massive historic second to existence, exhibiting us how the 4 admirals revolutionized naval battle ceaselessly with submarines and plane companies, and the way those men-who have been either neighbors and rivals-worked jointly to make sure that the Axis fleets lay destroyed at the ocean flooring on the finish of worldwide warfare II.
By Edward C. Raymer
Now for the 1st time, the executive diver of the Pearl Harbor salvage operations, Cmdr. Edward C. Raymer, USN (Ret.), tells the total tale of the determined makes an attempt to save lots of crewmembers stuck inside of their sinking ships. Descent into Darkness is the one e-book to be had that describes the elevating and salvage operations of sunken battleships following the December seventh attack.
Once Raymer and his workforce of divers entered the interiors of the sunken shipwrecksattempting untested and very likely lethal diving techniquesthey skilled a global of overall blackness, not able to determine even the faceplates in their helmets. through memorizing the ships’ blueprints and utilizing their experience of contact, the divers groped their means thousands of toes contained in the sunken vessels to make upkeep and salvage very important conflict fabric. The divers realized easy methods to deal with such unseen hazards as falling gadgets, sharks, the eerie presence of floating human our bodies, and the consistent danger of jap assaults from above.
Though lots of those divers have been killed or heavily injured throughout the wartime salvage operations, by and large they'd nice luck acting what very unlikely jobs. between their credit, Raymer’s group raised the sunken battleships USS West Virginia, USS Nevada, USS California, After Pearl Harbor they moved directly to different an important salvage paintings off Guadalcanal and the websites of alternative nice sea battles.