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Fighting Cockpits: In the Pilot's Seat of Great Military Aircraft from World War I to Today


From Zenith Press: "Climb inside the cockpits of the world's most famous military aircraft from World War I, World War II to the present day! What was it like to sit in the pilot's seat and take control of a P-51 Mustang in World War II? What about an F-14 Tomcat at the height of the Cold War? Or a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor today? The cockpits of these fighter and bomber aircraft are revealed in Fighting Cockpits."

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The Americans on D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion


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From Zenith Press: "Experience the all-important Normandy invasion through some of D-Day's most incredible photographs."  Book review »

The Battle of the Bulge: A Graphic History of Allied Victory in the Ardennes, 1944-1945


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From Zenith Press: "In Battle of the Bulge, author and artist Wayne Vansant brings readers into the frozen foxholes, haunting forests, and devastated villages of the Ardennes during that freezing cold winter.

Burning the Reichstag: An Investigation into the Third Reich's Enduring Mystery

By Benjamin Carter Hett

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From Oxford University Press: "A powerful new look at the Reichstag fire.... Based on years of archival and scholarly research, the book reconstructs the event in gripping detail."

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Colditz: The Full Story


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From Zenith Press: The Germans thought escape was impossible. These men proved them wrong. Colditz Castle, located near Leipzig Germany, was the last stop for select Allied prisoners during World War II. It was here, a reportedly impregnable fortress, that the Germans sent all the prisoners who escaped from other prisons.

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The Debs of Bletchley Park and Other Stories


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From Aurum Press: "For Winston Churchill the men and women at Bletchley Park were 'the geese the laid the golden eggs', providing important intelligence that led to the Allied victory in the Second World War.

Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance After Valkyrie


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From Oxford University Press: "Fills a crucial niche in the history of WWII resistance, focusing on disobedience after Valkyrie, which has typically been overlooked.... Based on extensive archival research in three languages.... Considers a wide range of resistance figures, including officers, soldiers, and citizens."

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Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. Through the Eyes of His Enemies

By Harry Yeide

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From Zenith Press: "He is remembered as an officer with few equals. A leader who attained legendary status while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II. He was also well known for his eccentricity and controversial outspokenness."

The First Eagles: The Fearless American Aces Who Flew with the RAF in World War I


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From Zenith Press: "In The First Eagles: The Fearless American Aces Who Flew with the RAF in World War I, award-winning historian Gavin Mortimer engagingly profiles the restless, determined American aviators who grew tired of waiting for the their country to establish an aerial military force during World War I."

Flying Warbirds: An Illustrated Profile of the Flying Heritage Collection's Rare WWII-Era Aircraft


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From Zenith Press: "Do you want to get an up-close look at some of the rarest airplanes in the world? ... In deluxe hard-back volumes, Flying Warbirds brings U.S., British, German, Russian and Japanese fighting planes from the 1930s and 1940s together, complete with detailed photographs to delight every aeronautics connoisseur."

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end of summer book giveaway sponsored by zenith press

M4 Sherman Tanks: The Illustrated History of America's Most Iconic Fighting Vehicles


Please join us Thursday evening, 4 August 2016 in the D-Day, Normandy France, and Europe group. This new release giveaway (ten copies) is sponsored by our good friend Nichole Schiele with Zenith Press and Quarto Publishing.

From Zenith Press: "Seventy-five years ago the most quintessentially American tank was built: the M4 Sherman, which featured heavily in the Allies' World War II victory and later in films such as "Fury," starring Brad Pitt.

Seventy-five years after it first rumbled into service, the M4 Sherman remains the most quintessentially American tank ever conceived. What the E-unit locomotive is to railroading, what the Corvette is to sports cars, the Sherman tank is to armored military vehicles—a classic example of American ingenuity and design answering a pressing need or desire.

M4 Sherman Tanks is the definitive illustrated history of the Sherman tank, covering the entire scope of its development, manufacture, service, armaments, turrets, tracks, drivetrains, and its many variants. The book begins with the M4's evolution from the M3 and M2 tanks and continues through the rapid production of more than fifty-three thousand units in 1942 and 1943 and the tank's further service among more than fifty nations after World War II."

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