After studying HBO’s The Pacific," and historical research on many of the Marines portrayed in this 2010 film, I’ve become an adherent to this miniseries. Let me say that I loved HBO’s "Band of Brothers." The story behind their D-Day jump is remarkable history, as well as their push to Germany from Carentan, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge. Dick Winters and the other men of the 506th PIR became legends as a result of Stephen Ambrose’s 1992 book Band of Brothers and subsequent HBO series. Naturally, comparisons have been [...] Full Story »
Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany’s War in the East, 1941-1945
Christian Hartmann's new book is a fresh look at Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union and War on the Eastern Front. Published by Oxford University Press in October 2013, Hartmann’s perspective is unique—a German military historian who draws upon new research from German and Soviet documents. More
The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (Liberation Trilogy)
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson completes his trilogy with the final installment of this long-awaited book.
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan
Formerly on the New York Times Bestseller list, Kiernan's book details the untold story of female workers in the home front factories of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Boston Globe's review can be read here.