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  • The Great Desert Escape: How the Flight of 25 German Prisoners of War Sparked One of the Largest Manhunts in American History

    Dramatic, highly readable, and painstakingly researched, The Great Desert Escape brings to light a little-known escape by 25 determined German sailors from an American prisoner-of-war camp.The disciplined Germans tunneled unnoticed through rock-hard, sunbaked soil and crossed the unforgiving Arizona desert. They were heading for Mexico, where there were sympathizers who could help them return to the Fatherland. It was the only large-scale domestic escape by foreign prisoners in US history. Wrung from contemporary newspaper articles, interviews,...

    • ASIN: 1493038907

  • Lone Star Stalag: German Prisoners of War at Camp Hearne

    “The cement slabs and decaying fountains obscured by vegetation at the site of Camp Hearne echo a time forgotten of a bustling city of nearly 5,000 men brought together by world conflict.”The oral histories, archival research, and archaeological data compiled by author Michael Waters and his team of researchers tells the story of 5,000 German soldiers held as prisoners of war in rural Texas during World War II. Camp Hearne, located on the outskirts of Hearne, Texas, was one of the first and largest POW camps in the United States. Between 19...

    • ASIN: 1585445452
    • Brand: Brand: Texas AnM University Press

  • Nazi Prisoners of War in America

    This is the only book available that tells the full story of how the U.S. government, between 1942 and 1945, detained nearly half a million Nazi prisoners of war in 511 camps across the country. With a new introduction and illustrated with more than 70 rare photos, Krammer describes how, with no precedents upon which to form policy, America's handling of these foreign prisoners led to the hasty conversation of CCC camps, high school gyms, local fairgrounds, and race tracks to serve as holding areas. The Seattle Times calls Nazi Prisoners of War...

    • ASIN: 0812885619
    • Brand: Krammer, Arnold

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel

    • ASIN: B0756DZ4C1

  • Guests Behind the Barbed Wire: German POWs in America: A True Story of Hope and Friendship

    Chronicling a lesser-known aspect of World War II, this glimpse into secret history re-creates the world of Aliceville, Alabama, during the war, when as many as 6,000 German prisoners-of-war (POWs) and 1,000 military police guards set up camp and stayed for almost three years. It discusses how the residents of Aliceville helped build, operate, and supply the camp, as well as become inextricably intertwined with camp life and the soldiers being held there. Uncovering what being treated well by the enemy meant in the lives of these POWs, this rel...

    • ASIN: B01EBDKY9S

  • Lilac Girls: A Novel

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of The Nightingale and Sarah’s Key, inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances.New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroli...

    • ASIN: 1101883081
    • Brand: Ballantine Books

  • Prisoner B-3087

    10 concentration camps. 10 different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly. It's something no one could imagine surviving. But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face. As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis who have taken over. Everything he has, and everyone he loves, have been snatched brutally from him. And then Yanek himself is taken prisoner -- his arm tattooed with the words PRISONER B-3087. He is forced from one nightmarish concentration camp to another, as World War II rages all around ...

    • ASIN: 054545901X
    • Brand: Alan Gratz

  • Stark Decency: German Prisoners of War in a New England Village

    Stark Decency is a window into the events of two vastly different worlds: German combat veterans captured in North Africa and Normandy, and the small New Hampshire logging town which found itself hosting the prison camp. Each side was forced to confront its prejudices and fears, and examine the merits and flaws of its ideology. Then, an astonishing thing happened: in their rural isolation, sharing harsh weather conditions and the pinch of wartime rationing, friendships began to develop. Prisoners and their guards sometimes even worked together ...

    • ASIN: 0874514681

  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

    The first published novel from the controversial Nobel Prize winning Russian author of The Gulag Archipelago.In the madness of World War II, a dutiful Russian soldier is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to ten years in a Siberian labor camp. So begins this masterpiece of modern Russian fiction, a harrowing account of a man who has conceded to all things evil with dignity and strength.   First published in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is considered one of the most significant works ever to emerge from Soviet Russia...

    • ASIN: 0451228146
    • Brand: Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isaevich/ Parker, Ralph (TRN)/ Yevtushenko, Yevgeny (INT)/ Tvardovsky, Alexa

  • Auschwitz Lullaby: A Novel

    Based on the true story of a brave German nurse tasked with caring for Auschwitz’s youngest prisoners, Auschwitz Lullaby brings to life the story of Helene Hannemann—a woman who sacrificed everything for family and fought furiously for the children she hoped to save. On an otherwise ordinary morning in 1943, Helene Hannemann is preparing her five children for the day when the German police arrive at her home. Helene’s worst fears come true when the police, under strict orders from the SS, demand that her children and husband, all of Ro...

    • ASIN: B077CWKDYR

  • The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of WWII's Most Decorated Platoon

    The epic story of the vastly outnumbered platoon that stopped Germany's leading assault in the Ardennes forest and prevented Hitler's most fearsome tanks from overtaking American positionsOn the morning of December 16, 1944, eighteen men of the Intelligence and Reconnaissance platoon attached to the 99th Infantry Division found themselves directly in the path of the main thrust of Hitler's massive Ardennes offensive. Despite being vastly outnumbered, they were told to hold their position "at all costs." Throughout the day, the platoon repulsed ...

    • ASIN: 0306814404
    • Brand: Kershaw, Alex

  • The Things Our Fathers Saw-The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume IV: Up the Bloody Boot-The War in Italy

    "For all of us to be free, a few of us must be brave, and that is the history of America". Read how a generation of young Americans saved the world. Because dying for freedom isn’t the worst that could happen. Being forgotten is. ~VOLUME 4 IN THE BEST SELLING 'The Things Our Fathers Saw' SERIES~This book brings you more of the previously untold firsthand accounts of combat and brotherhood, of captivity and redemption, and the aftermath of a war that left no American community unscathed. (Up the Bloody Boot—The War in Italy) From the deser...

    • ASIN: B07B2LVQWJ

  • The Librarian of Auschwitz

    Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust.Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she ...

    • ASIN: 1627796185

  • Barbarossa Unleashed: The German Blitzkrieg Through Central Russia to the Gates of Moscow, June-December 1941

    This book examines in unprecedented detail the advance of Germany's Army Group Center through central Russia, toward Moscow, in the summer of 1941, followed by brief accounts of the Battle of Moscow and subsequent winter battles into early 1942. Based on hundreds of veterans' accounts, archival documents, and exhaustive study of the pertinent primary and secondary literature, the book offers new insights into Operation Barbarossa, Adolf Hitler's attack on Soviet Russia in June 1941. While the book meticulously explores the experiences of the Ge...

    • ASIN: 0764343769

  • Behind Barbed Wire: German Prisoner of War Camps in Minnesota

    More than fifteen POW camps housing German captives existed in Minnesota during World War II, although most people, even most Minnesotans do not know this. This is the history of those camps, where they were, how they worked, how the POWs contributed to the Minnesota economy during the war years, and, finally, when the camps closed....

    • ASIN: 0878391134

  • The Train to Crystal City : FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II

    Exposes a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, from which hundreds of prisoners were exchanged for other Americans behind enemy lines in Japan and

    • UPC: 46509012
    • Rating: 4.0

  • The Great Desert Escape : How the Flight of 25 German Prisoners of War Sparked One of the Largest Manhunts in American History

    Dramatic and exciting account of how twenty-five determined German U-Boat crewmen tunneled from American POW camp, crossed the unforgiving Arizona desert, and attempted to return battle. It was the only organized, large-scale domestic escape by

    • UPC: 376839423

  • Nebraska POW Camps : A History of World War II Prisoners in the Heartland

    During World War II, thousands of Axis prisoners of war were held throughout Nebraska in base camps that included Fort Robinson, Camp Scottsbluff and Camp Atlanta. Many Nebraskans did not view the POWs as "evil

    • UPC: 34069482

  • A Generous and Merciful Enemy : Life for German Prisoners of War during the American Revolution

    Adding new dimensions to an important but often neglected topic in military history, Krebs probes the origins of the modern treatment of POWs. An epilogue describes an almost-forgotten 1785 treaty between the United States and

    • UPC: 42486239

  • A Portion Of My Life; Being Of Short & Imperfect History Written While A Prisoner Of War On Johnson’s Island, 1864 - eBook

    While a Confederate prisoner of war on Johnson’s Island, William Norman wrote what he calls a “short diary or sketch” - a summing up of the important events of his life before he was captured

    • UPC: 933863867

  • PRISONER OF THE BRITISH: The Journal of an Unknown Prisoner of War in the War of 1812 - eBook

    It’s an account of life as a British prisoner of war during the War of 1812, and it’s also a mystery. Prisoner of the British was originally released in 1816 as A Journal of a

    • UPC: 982150767

  • Mission Accomplished: The Story of the Campaigns of the Seventh Corps, United States Army In the War Against Germany, 1944-1945 - eBook

    Merriam Press World War 2 History Series. New edition of a unit history originally published in 1945 in Germany, compiled from the official history of the VII Corps, summarizing the events which occurred during its

    • UPC: 596068649

  • Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War (Audiobook)

    Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary

    • UPC: 10395932
    • Rating: 5.0

  • Andersonvilles of the North : The Myths and Realities of Northern Treatment of Civil War Confederate Prisoners

     The first broad study to argue that the image of Union prison officials as deliberately negligent and cruel to Confederate prisoners is severely flawed. Once the careful reader disregards unreliable postwar polemics, and focuses exclusively

    • UPC: 15696497

  • The Great Adventure Of Panama - Wherein Are Exposed Its Relation To The Great War And Also The Luminous Traces Of The German Conspiracies Against France And The United States - eBook

    Panama was a vital link in the global supply chain by the early 20th century and this led to it becoming a very serious player in global

    • UPC: 710046843

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