Military History




Aronson, Marc
Eyes of the world : Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the invention of modern photojournalism
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Recounts the achievements of photojournalism pioneers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro as they captured the tragedies of the Spanish Civil War and documented the fight against Fascism.  2017


Bacomb, Neal
Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi
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Recounts how, sixteen years after the end of World War II, a team of undercover Israeli agents captured the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in a remote area of Argentina and brought him to trial in Israel for crimes committed during the Holocaust.  2013.


Ottaviana Jim
The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded
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A biography of the mathematician, reveals the story of an eccentric genius, olympic-class runner, and groundbreaking theoretician whose work is still influencing the science and telecommunication systems of the modern world.  2016


Shienkin, Steve
Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
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Jablonski, Carla
Resistance (Bk 1)
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Osborne, Linda
Come on in, America : the United States in World War I
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The "Great War" in Europe started in 1914, but it wasn't until April 6, 1917 that the United States declared war on Germany and joined World War I. German submarine attacks on American ships in March 1917 were the overt motive for declaring war, but the underlying reasons were far more complex. Even after the United States officially joined, Americans were divided on whether they should be a part of it. Osborne explores not only how and why the United States joined World War I, but also show how events during the war changed the course of American history.  2017

Bascomb, Neal
The Grand Escape: the Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century
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"At the height of World War I, as Allied and German forces battled in the trenches and in the air, any captured Allied soldiers and pilots were sent to a web of German prisons. The most dangerous POWs, the ones most talented at escaping, were sent to the camp of Holzminden--better known as "Hellminden." A land-locked Alcatraz of sorts, its rules enforced with cruel precision, the prison was the pride of a ruthless commandant named Karl Niemeyer. This is the story of a group of ingenious and defiant Allied soldiers and pilots who dared to escape from Holzminden, right under Niemeyer's nose. Leading a team that tunneled through the prison's foundation and far beyond its walls, these breakout artists forged documents, smuggled in supplies, and bribed guards. Twice the tunnel was almost exposed, and the whole plan foiled. But in the end, a group of ten prisoners escaped and made it out of enemy territory in the biggest POW breakout of World War I, inspiring their countrymen in the darkest hours of the fight."--Dust jacket. 2018.


Sandler, Martin
Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans in World War II
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Marrin, Albert
Uprooted : the Japanese American experience during World War II
"On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes a harrowing and enlightening look at the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II--from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin,"  2016


Jacobson, Sidney
Anne Frank:  The Anne Frank House
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"[A complete] covering of the lives of Anne's parents, Edith and Otto; Anne's first years in Frankfurt; the rise of Nazism; the Franks' immigration to Amsterdam; war and occupation; Anne's years in the Secret Annex; betrayal and arrest; her deportation and tragic death in Bergen-Belson; the survival of Anne's father; and his recovery and publication of her astounding diary."--Cover, p. 2.  2010.


Korobkin, Frieda Stolzberg
Throw Your Feet Over Your Shoulders:  Beyond the Kindertransport
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The remarkable story of a six-year-old girl who, in the winter of 1938, is uprooted overnight from her rabbinic family in Vienna, and sent on the Kindertransport to England.  2008.


Prins, Marcel
Hidden Like Anne Frank: Fourteen True Stories of Survival
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"A collection of eye-opening first-person accounts that share what it was like to go into hiding during World War II. They describe the secret network of brave people who kept them safe. And they share the coincidences and close escapes that made all the difference"-- Provided by publisher.  2014.


Rappaport, Doreen
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
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Frank, Anne
Diary of a Young Girl
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Bascomb, Neal
Sabotage : the mission to destroy Hitler's atomic bomb
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"The invasion begins at night, with German cruisers slipping into harbor, and soon the Nazis occupy all of Norway... At Vemork, an industrial fortress high above a dizzying gorge, they gain access to an essential ingredient for the weapon that could end World War II: Hitler's very own nuclear bomb. When the Allies discover the plans for the bomb, they agree Vemork must be destroyed. But after a British operation fails to stop the Nazis deadly designs, the task falls to a band of young Norwegian commandos"-- Provided by publisher.  2016


Farrell, Mary Cronk
Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific
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Stone, Tanya Lee
Courage Has No Color
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Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America's first black paratroopers, who fought against attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II.  2013

Wein, Elizabeth
A Thousand Sisters: the Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II
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Documents the contributions of Soviet airwomen during World War II, examining the formation, obstacles, missions, and legacy of Russia's female combat pilot regiments. 2019.


Page Andrea
Sioux Code Talkers of World War II
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"The author's great-uncle John Bear King was a Sioux Indian in the First Cavalry in the Second World War. Her book follows seven Sioux who put aside a long history of prejudice against their people and joined the fight against Japan, using their native language as a secret code for the Americans. The Sioux and other tribal code-talking groups have historically taken a backseat to the Navajo Code Talkers, until a presidential act of recognition was signed in 2008"--Provided by publisher.  2017


Fleming, Candace
The Family Romonav: Murder, Rebellion and the Fall of Imperial Russia
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When Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II, inherited the throne in 1894, he was unprepared to do so. With their four daughters (including Anastasia) and only son, a hemophiliac, Nicholas and his reclusive wife, Alexandra, buried their heads in the sand, living a life of opulence as World War I raged outside their door and political unrest grew into the Russian Revolution.  2014.


Smithson, Ryan
Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-year-old GI
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IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq
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Partridge, Elizabeth
Boots on the Ground
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"An exploration of the Vietnam War from many different perspectives including American soldiers, a nurse, and a Vietnamese refugee."--Provided by publisher.  2018


Swanson, James
Bloody times : the funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the manhunt for Jefferson Davis
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On the morning of April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis received a telegram from General Robert E. Lee. There is no more time--the Yankees are coming, it warned. That night Davis fled Richmond, setting off an intense manhunt for the Confederate president. Two weeks later, President Lincoln was assassinated, and the nation was convinced that Davis was involved in the conspiracy that led to the crime. Lincoln's murder, autopsy, and White House funeral transfixed the nation. His final journey began when soldiers placed his corpse aboard a special train that would carry him home to Springfield, Illinois. It was the most magnificent funeral pageant in American history.  2011


Swanson, James
Chasing Lincoln's Killer
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Tells the story of the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth and gives a day-by-day account of the wild chase to find this killer and his accomplices.  2009


Malalai, Joya
A Woman Among Warlords : The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice 




Berry, Julie
The Lovely War
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"In the perilous days of World Wars I and II, the gods hold the fates -- and the hearts -- of four mortals in their hands. They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect-turned-soldier, a Harlem-born ragtime genius in the U.S. Army, and a Belgian orphan with a gorgeous voice and a devastating past. Their story, as told by goddess Aphrodite to her husband, Hephaestus, and her lover, Ares, is filled with hope and heartbreak, prejudice and passion, and reveals that, though War is a formidable force, it's no match for the transcendent power of Love"--Adapted from jacket. 2019.

Boldon, Tonya
Crossing Ebenezer Creek
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When Mariah and her young brother Zeke are suddenly freed from slavery, they set out on Sherman's long march through Georgia during the Civil War. Mariah wants to believe that the brutalities of slavery are behind them forever and that freedom lies ahead. When she meets Caleb, an enigmatic young black man also on the march, Mariah soon finds herself dreaming not only of a new life, but of true love as well. But even hope comes at a cost, and as the treacherous march continues toward the churning waters of Ebenezer Creek, Mariah's dreams are as vulnerable as ever.  2017


Bondoux, Anne Lour
A Time of Miracles
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In the early 1990s, a boy with a mysterious past and the woman who cares for him endure a five-year journey across the war-torn Caucasus and Europe, weathering hardships and welcoming unforgettable encounters with other refugees searching for a better life.  2010.


Bruchac, John
March Toward Thunder
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Louis Nollette, a fifteen-year-old Abenaki Indian, joins the Irish Brigade in 1864 to fight for the Union in the Civil War. Based on the author's great-grandfather.  2008.


Combres, Elisabeth
Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda
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Davis, Tanita
Mare's War
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Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps.  2009.


Hughes, Dean
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Forced into an internment camp at the start of World War II, eighteen-year-old Yuki enlists in the Army to fight for the Allies as a member of the "Four-Four-Two," a segregated Japanese American regiment.  2016


Klass, Shiela
Soldier's secret : the story of Deborah Sampson
During the Revolutionary War, a young woman named Deborah Sampson disguises herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army.  2009


Lasky, Kathryn
Night Witches
"16-year-old Valya knows what it feels like to fly. She's a pilot who's always felt more at home soaring through the sky than down on earth. But since the Germans surrounded Stalingrad, Valya's been forced to stay on the ground and watch her city crumble ..."--Dust jacket.  2017


Lewis, Amanda
September 17
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Presents a fictionalized account of the sinking of the City of Benares, which was torpedoed by a German U-boat during World War II as it secretly transported ninety British children to Canada.  2013.


Lynch, Chris
I Pledge Allegience (Vietnam bk 1)
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Four best friends serving in the Vietnam War make a pledge to one another that they will do all they can to return home safely together.  2011.


Mazer, Harry
Heroes Don't Run
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To honor his father who died during the Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbor, seventeen-year-old Adam eagerly enlists in the Marines in 1944, survives boot camp, and faces combat on the tiny island of Okinawa.  2005.


Mazer, Harry
Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am
Wounded in Iraq while his Army unit is on convoy and treated for many months for traumatic brain injury, the first person Ben remembers from his earlier life is his autistic brother.  2012.


Moss, Marissa
A Soldier's Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmunds, A Civil War Hero
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Nineteen-year-old Sarah masquerades as a man during the Civil War, serving as a nurse on the battlefield and a spy for the Union Army, escaping from the Confederates, and falling in love with one of her fellow soldiers. Based on the life of Sarah Emma Edmonds.  2012.


Myers, Walter Dean
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Josiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry were friends in Virginia, but now that they are both involved in the Normandy invasion, the differences in their positions is uncomfortable, for Josiah is a white infantryman and Marcus is a black transport driver, the only role the segregated army will allow him.  2013.


Myers, Walter Dean
Sunrise Over Fallujah
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Robin Perry, from Harlem, is sent to Iraq in 2003 as a member of the Civilian Affairs Battalion, and his time there profoundly changes him.  2008..


Preus, Margi
Shadow On the Mountain
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In Nazi-occupied Norway, fourteen-year-old Espen joins the resistance movement, graduating from deliverer of illegal newspapers to courier and spy.  2012.


Sax, Aline
The War Within These Walls
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Originally published in Dutch by De Eenhoorn in 2011 under title: De kleuren van het getto Misha and his family do their best to survive in the appalling conditions of the Warsaw ghetto during World War II, and ultimately make a final, desperate stand against the Nazis.  2013.


Sepetys, Ruta
Salt to the Sea
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World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom. When their paths converge in route to the ship that promises salvation, Joana, Emilia, and Florian find their strength, courage, and trust in one another tested with each step closer toward safety. When tragedy strikes the Wilhelm Gustloff, they must fight for the same thing: survival.  2016


Sheri, Smith
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During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.  2008.


Shroder, Monika
The Dog in the Wood
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As World War II draws to an end, Russian soldiers occupy Schwartz, Germany, bringing both friendship and hardship to the family of ten-year-old Fritz, whose grandfather was a Nazi sympathizer, eventually forcing them to leave their farm, then arresting Fritz's mother and her hired hand.  2009.


Strasser, Todd
Price of Duty
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"A young man, injured and home from the war, is lauded as a hero. But he doesn't feel very heroic in the face of all that he witnessed"-- Provided by publisher.  2018


Walter, Jon
My Name Is Not Friday
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Samuel and his younger brother, Joshua, are free black boys living in an orphanage during the Civil War, but when Samuel takes the blame for his brother's prank, he is sent South, given a new name, and sold into slavery--and somehow he must survive both captivity and the war, to find his way back to his brother. 2016


Wein, Elizabeth
Code Name Verity
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.  2012.