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The Secret History of RDX: The Super-Explosive that Helped Win World War II

by Colin F. Baxter

During the early years of World War II, American ships crossing the Atlantic with oil and supplies were virtually defenseless against German U-boats. Bombs and torpedoes fitted with TNT barely made a dent in the tough steel plating that covered the hulls of Axis submarines and ships.

Hitler’s Wehrmacht, 1935–1945

by Rolf-Dieter Müller translated by Janice W. Ancker

Since the end of World War II, Germans have struggled with the legacy of the Wehrmacht—the unified armed forces mobilized by Adolf Hitler in 1935 to ensure the domination of the Third Reich in perpetuity.

Battlefield Surgeon: Life and Death on the Front Lines of World War II

by Paul A. Kennedy edited by Christopher B. Kennedy foreword by Rick Atkinson and afterword by John T. Greenwood

In November 1942, Paul Andrew Kennedy (1912–1993) boarded the St. Elena in New York Harbor and sailed for Casablanca as part of Operation Torch, the massive Allied invasion of North Africa.

Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front During World War II

by Richard E. Holl

When World War II broke out in Europe in September 1939, Kentucky was still plagued by the Great Depression.

A Nazi Past: Recasting German Identity in Postwar Europe

edited by David A. Messenger and Katrin Paehler

Since the end of World War II, historians and psychologists have investigated the factors that motivated Germans to become Nazis before and during the war.