Book Store - WW II

Is Paris Burning?

“It’s August 25, 1944, and the shrill voice is Adolph Hitler’s….Is Paris Burning? He smashes his fist on the table…Jodl! he screams at his chief of staff, I demand to know! Yes or No? Is Paris Burning Now?” All the important buildings, services for gas, electric, water, telephone, telegraph, transportation, every bridge and even the Eiffel Tower had been wired with massive explosives in order to leave nothing but smoldering ruins to slow down the allies, who at that very moment were advancing into Paris, spearheaded by the French 2nd Armored Division and the American 4th….only by a quirk of fate is the switch not thrown in those last few minutes; Paris is saved for the ages, to be enjoyed in her beauty and carefree spirit for generations to come….until Friday the 13th, 2015.

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Vichy France: Old Guard and New order, 1940-1944

Any discussion of Vichy France must begin with Robert O. Paxton's trail-blazing account of the period that the French would like to forget.

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The Race to Paris

Drawing on the groundbreaking wartime adventures of Martha Gellhorn, Margaret Bourke-White, Lee Miller and others meg Clayton has fashioned a hard-boiled love story.

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A Guest at the Shooter's Banquet

Rita Gabis comes from a family of Eastern European Jews and Lithuanian Catholics. She was close to her Catholic grandfather as a child and knew one version of his past: prior to immigration he had fought the Russians, whose brutal occupation of Lithuania destroyed thousands of lives before Hitler’s army swept in.

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The Occupation Trilogy: Patrick Modiano

Born at the close of World War II, 2014 Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano was a young man in his twenties when he burst onto the Parisian literary scene with these three brilliant, angry novels about the wartime Occupation of Paris.

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Avenue of Spies


 The leafy Avenue Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris’s hotbed of daring spies, murderous secret police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when American physician Sumner Jackson, who lived with his wife and young son Phillip at Number 11, found himself drawn into the Liberation network of the French resistance, he knew the stakes were impossibly high.
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In life, and in the grisly manner of his death, Joseph Goebbels was one of Adolf Hitler’s most loyal acolytes. By the end, no one in the Berlin bunker was closer to the Führer than his devoted Reich minister for public enlightenment and propaganda.

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A Call to Arms

The colossal scale of World War II required a mobilization effort greater than anything attempted in all of the world’s history. The United States had to fight a war across two oceans and three continents-and to do so it had to build and equip a military that was all but nonexistent before the war began. Never in the nation’s history did it have to create, outfit, transport, and supply huge armies, navies, and air forces on so many distant and disparate fronts.

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