Book Store - WW II

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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Goebbels

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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Wartime Sites in Paris

Paris never ceases to delight its millions of visitors.  This book is a guide to historical sites in Paris associated with the Second World War, which official French histories call La Guerre 39-45.

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The Arsenal of Democracy

A dramatic, intimate narrative of how Ford Motor Company went from making automobiles to producing the airplanes that would mean the difference between winning and losing World War II.

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Suite Francaise

Celebratedin pre-WWII France for her bestselling fiction, the Jewish, Russian-born Némirovsky, was shipped to Auschwitz in the summer of 1942, months after Suite Francaise, her ong-lost masterwork was compos

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