Download E-books Missing A Story of American Merchant Mariners in World War II PDF

By Norma Andreasen

"Missing" in international warfare II intended loss of life for millions of U. S. service provider Mariners who fell sufferer to U-boat wolf packs. lacking: a narrative of yank service provider Mariners in global struggle II describes one service provider send, the Esso Williamsburg, that disappeared in 1942 within the North Atlantic. From newly commissioned oil tanker to attainable derelict, the send and its workforce emerge from the pages of this e-book as haunting representatives of the plight of yank service provider mariners, flung into battles for which they have been ill-prepared, and left all too often to sail off into oblivion in lifeboats by no means came across. photographs and letters contributed by means of kin and "most mystery" files from American, Canadian, German and U.K. records mix to recreate the tale of this send and its brave staff as they try their half within the conflict of the North Atlantic.

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Download E-books A Companion to World War II, 2 Volume Set PDF

A better half to international warfare II brings jointly a sequence of clean educational views on global conflict II, exploring the various cultural, social, and political contexts of the warfare. Essay subject matters diversity from American anti-Semitism to the studies of French-African squaddies, delivering approximately 60 new contributions to the style prepared throughout complete volumes. 

  • A choice of unique historiographic essays that come with state-of-the-art research
  • Analyzes the jobs of impartial international locations through the war
  • Examines the battle from the ground up during the reviews of other social classes
  • Covers the factors, key battles, and results of the war

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Download E-books Captured: The Japanese Internment of American Civilians in the Philippines, 1941-1945 PDF

More than 5 thousand American civilian males, ladies, and youngsters dwelling within the Philippines in the course of global battle II have been restricted to internment camps following Japan's overdue December 1941 victories in Manila. Captured tells the tale of way of life in 5 diverse camps―the crowded housing, mounting familial and foreign tensions, heavy exertions, and more and more critical malnourishment that made the internees' rescue a race with hunger. Frances B. Cogan explores the occasions at the back of this approximately four-year captivity, explaining how and why this little-known internment happened. a radical ancient account, the booklet addresses a number of debatable concerns in regards to the internment, together with eastern intentions towards their prisoners and the U.S. country Department's function in permitting the presence of yank civilians within the Philippines in the course of wartime.

Supported by means of diaries, memoirs, conflict crimes transcripts, jap squaddies' bills, scientific info, and lots of different resources, Captured provides an in depth and relocating chronicle of the internees' efforts to outlive. Cogan compares residing stipulations in the internment camps with lifestyles in POW camps and with the dwelling stipulations of jap infantrymen past due within the battle. An afterword discusses the reviews of internment survivors after the warfare, combining scientific and felony records with own anecdotes to create a testomony to the millions of american citizens whose captivity haunted them lengthy after the struggle ended.

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Download E-books U.S. Army 1941-45 (Men at Arms Series, 70) PDF

By Philip Katcher

On the time of the second one global conflict, the USA military took an strange technique, for the interval, in the direction of the layout of its uniforms. instead of try to locate an all-purpose outfit, equivalent to the British battledress, it tried to layout special-purpose costume for each attainable responsibility, from strive against in chilly climates to decorate parades in sizzling ones. right here Philip Katcher presents an intensive exam of the numerous types of uniform and kit which observed carrier throughout the clash.

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Download E-books The Ebro 1938: Death knell of the Republic (Campaign) PDF

By Chris Henry

Osprey's exam of the final significant Republican offensive of the Spanish Civil battle (1936-1939). The conflict of the Ebro used to be a extremely important episode within the Spanish clash and, even though eventually a Republican defeat it proved a serious setback for the Nationalist forces less than normal Francesco Franco Bahamonde. in keeping with many historians it prolonged the conflict for an additional yr. eventually but it used to be most likely the loss of life knell of the Republic; their armies misplaced significant quantities of guys and fabrics they usually have been left incapable of shielding their final territory successfully. the implications for Europe have been giant.

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Download E-books Probable Cause PDF

By Ridley Pearson

The surroundings is Carmel, California ― a scenic, peaceable vacationer haven the place James Dewitt is the police force's in simple terms detective. His ordinary caseload is stolen bicycles and an occasional housebreaking. yet issues switch with scary pace whilst a sequence of obvious suicides, which quickly turn out to be murders, shocks the neighborhood. Dewitt, a former forensic scientist, struggles with the minutest of clues in his quest for the killer, whereas departmental turf wars and native politics raise the pressures on his research. yet his steps are dogged by means of renegade ex-cop Howard Lumbrowski, the fellow Dewitt blames for his wife's demise. How is Lumbrowski hooked up to the killings? And why does he have details from Dewitt's personal records? Dewitt reveals himself taking part in a perilous video game, breaking his personal principles in his determined look for solutions. and because the case takes one other murderous twist, the earlier comes again to hang-out Dewitt. he'll need to struggle to avoid wasting his attractiveness ― and his existence.

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Download E-books Last Writes (A Jaine Austen Mystery) PDF

By Laura Levine

Wisecracking pen-for-hire Jaine Austen is back--and she's approximately to find that engaged on the set of a Hollywood sitcom isn't any guffawing topic. . .

Jaine nonetheless hasn't chanced on a superb man--or how to maintain all these sugary snacks from going instantly to her hips. But--with a bit aid from her ally Kandi--she's ultimately landed a gig as a sitcom author! precise, Muffy 'n Me (aka "Bewitched with Tits") is not going to win any Emmys. And her place of work at Miracle Studios wishes a bit polishing up, and some dozen rat traps. however it definite beats writing dull brochures and undesirable resumes, so Jaine's no longer complaining. until eventually the plot thickens--with homicide. . .

Jaine figures the difficulty started while Muffy 'n Me's preferred megastar, attractive Quinn Kirkland, seduced the pinnacle writer--whose husband additionally works at the convey. but if Quinn's stuck in mattress with the barely-legal actress who performs his niece, issues quite warmth up--and his many jealous girlfriends begin to determine issues out. . .

So whilst the no-good heartthrob drops lifeless after nibbling a poisoned doughnut, Jaine isn't really extraordinarily shocked. yet who may have performed it? A aggressive co-star and 2 scorned fanatics best Jaine's checklist of suspects, however the police have zeroed in on her man-crazy friend Kandi. She fell challenging for Quinn--and approximately fell aside whilst she discovered of all his different girls. Now Jaine has to determine who eventually stopped Quinn's cheatin' heart--before her ally finally ends up at the back of bars. . .

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Download E-books Malice in Maggody (An Arly Hanks Mystery) PDF

By Joan Hess

Writer of The Claire Malloy secret sequence and The Theo Bloomer secret sequence (writing as Joan Hadley), Joan Hess creates a brand new sequence starring Sheriff Arly Hanks, the spunkiest, so much beautiful, off-beat sleuth round. while murders disrupt the peaceable city of Maggody, Sheriff Hanks and her gradual deputy, Paulie, set out on a hilarious, hell-raising chase during the backwoods looking for a assassin. HC: St. Martin's.

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Download E-books Without Due Process: A J.P. Beaumont Novel PDF

By J. A. Jance

A spellbinding tale of lies, betrayal, and a number of homicide that includes Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont from the New York Times bestselling writer of Betrayal of Trust

What type of monster might holiday right into a man’s domestic at evening, then slaughter him and his family members? the truth that the lifeless guy used to be a version cop who used to be enjoyed and revered by way of all in simple terms intensifies the horror. however the killer ignored a person: a five-year-old boy who used to be hiding within the closet. Now note is being leaked out that the sufferer used to be “dirty.” yet Seattle P.D. murder Detective J.P. Beaumont isn’t approximately to enable a person drag a murdered friend’s attractiveness in the course of the muck. And he’ll positioned his personal existence at the firing line at the gang-ruled streets to avoid wasting a terrified baby who understands an excessive amount of to live.

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