Bibliography of World War II

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This is a bibliography of works on World War II.

Overview

  • Baker, Nicholson. Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006.
  • Beevor, Antony. The Second World War. London: Weidenfield & Nicolson, 2012.
  • Bell, P. M. H. Twelve Turning Points of the Second World War. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2011.
  • Bess, Michael. Choices under Fire: Moral Dimensions of World War II. New York: Vintage, 2008.
  • Bigelow, Barbara C, and Christine Slovey. World War II: Primary Sources. Detroit: UXL, 2000.
  • Burleigh, Michael. Moral Combat: Good and Evil in World War II. New York: Harper Collins, 2010.
  • Calvocoressi, Peter, and Guy Wint. Total War: The Story of World War II. New York: Pantheon, 1972.
  • Commager, Henry Steele. The Story of the Second World War. Washington DC: Brassey’s, 1991.
  • Churchill, Winston. The Second World War. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1948-1952 (6 vols)
  • Davies, Norman. No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939–1945. New York: Penguin Books, 2008.
  • Dear, I.C.B. (ed.). The Oxford Guide to World War II. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Deighton, Len. Blood, Tears and Folly: An Objective Look at World War II. New York: Harper Collins, 1993. - covers from World War I to Pearl Harbor
  • Ellis, John. Brute Force: Allied Strategy and Tactics in the Second World War. London: Viking, 1990.
  • Federal Republic of Germany, Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt. Das Deutsche Reich und der Zweite Weltkrieg. 13 vols. Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1979–2008.
  • Gilbert, Martin. The Second World War. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1989.
  • Harrison, Mark. The Economics of World War II: Six Great Powers in International Comparison. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
  • Hastings, Max. All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939-1945. London: Harper Collins, 2001.
  • Hastings, Max. The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939–1945. New York: Harper, 2016.
  • Holt, Thaddeus. The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War. London: Weidenfield & Nicolson, 2004.
  • Hogg, Ian V. Dictionary of World War II. Lincolnwood, IL: NTC Publishing, 1996.
  • Keegan, John, ed. The Times Atlas of the Second World War. New York: Harper & Row, 1989
  • Keegan, John. The Second World War. New York: Viking, 1989.
  • Keegan, John. Who's Who In World War II. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Kitchen, Martin. A World in Flames: A Short History of the Second World War in Europe and Asia, 1939–1945. London: Longman, 1990.
  • Lyons, Michael J. World War II: A Short History. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1999.
  • Miller, Nathan. War at Sea: A Naval History of World War II. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Milward, Alan. War, Economy and Society, 1939–1945. London: Alan Lane, 1977.
  • Murray, Williamson, and Allan R. Millett. A War To Be Won: Fighting the Second World War. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2000.
  • Nardo, Don. World War II. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2005.
  • Overy, Richard. Why the Allies Won. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1997.
  • Overy, Richard, ed. The Oxford Illustrated History of World War II. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Parker, R. A. C. Second World War: A Short History. Oxford: Oxford Paperbacks, 2002.
  • Parrish, Thomas, and S.L.A. Marshall. The Simon and Schuster Encyclopedia of World War II. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1978.
  • Polmar, Norman and Thomas Allen. World War II: The Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941–1945. New York: Random House, 1996.
  • Purnell's History of the Second World War. Paulton, Eng.: Purnell & Sons. - magazine series
  • Roberts, Andrew. The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War. New York: Harper Perennial, 2011.
  • Schreiber, Gerhard. Der Zweite Weltkrieg. München: Verlag C.H.Beck, 2003.
  • Snell, John L. Illusion and Necessity: The Diplomacy of Global War, 1939–1945. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965.
  • Snyder, Louis L. Historical Guide to World War II. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1982.
  • Stokesbury, James L. A Short History of World War II. New York: Morrow, 1980.
  • Taylor, A.J.P. The Origins of the Second World War. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1961.
  • Tucker, Spencer, and Priscilla Mary Roberts, eds. World War II: A Student Encyclopedia. (5 vols.) Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2005.
  • Waller, John H. The Unseen War in Europe: Espionage and Conspiracy in the Second World War. New York: Random House, 1996.
  • Ward, Geoffrey C., Ken Burns, and Lynn Novick. The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945. New York: A.A. Knopf, 2007.
  • Weinberg, Gerhard L. A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  • Willmott, H.P. The Great Crusade. Dulles, VA.: Potomac Books Inc., 2008.
  • Wright, Gordon. The Ordeal of Total War, 1939–1945. New York: Harper & Row, 1968.

Theatres

European theatre

  • Addison, Paul and Angus Calder (eds.) Time to Kill: The Soldier's Experience of War in the West, 1939–1945. London: Pimlico, 1997.
  • Ahonen, Pertti, Jerzy Kochanowski, and Gustavo Corni. Occupation in Europe—People on the Move: Forced Population Movements in Europe in the Second World War and its Aftermath. London: Berg, 2008.
  • Axworthy, Mark, Cornel I. Scafes, and Cristian Crǎciuniou. Third Axis, Fourth Ally: Romanian Armed Forces in the European War, 1941-1945. London: Arms and Armour, 1995.
  • Blair, Clay. Hitler’s U-Boat War: The Hunters, 1939–1942. New York: Random House, 1996.
  • Blair, Clay. Hitler’s U-Boat War: The Hunted, 1942–1945. New York: Random House, 1998.
  • Bower, Tom. Nazi Gold: The Full Story of the Fifty-Year Swiss-Nazi Conspiracy to Steal Billions from Europe’s Jews and Holocaust Survivors. New York: HarperCollins, 1997.
  • Burdick, Charles B. Germany’s Military Strategy and Spain in World War II. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1968.
  • Carlgren, W. M. Swedish Foreign Policy during the Second World War. Translated by Arthur Spencer. New York: St. Martin’s, 1977.
  • Carter, Carolle J. The Shamrock and the Swastika: German Espionage in Ireland in World War II. Palo Alto, CA: Pacific Books, 1977.
  • Cole, Hugh M. The Lorraine Campaign: The European Theater of Operations Series. Washington, D.C.: Department of the Army, 1950.
  • Cornelius, Deborah S. Hungary in World War II: Caught in the Cauldron. New York: Fordham University Press, 2011.
  • Corum, James S., Olaf Mertelsmann, and Kaarel Piirimaee, eds. The Second World War and the Baltic States. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2014.
  • Davies, Norman. Europe at War 1939–1945: No Simple Victory. London: Macmillan, 2006.
  • De Jong, Loe. The Kingdom of the Netherlands During World War II. Amsterdam: Dutch Institute for War Documentation, 1969-1991. (14 vols) - official history
  • Deletant, Dennis. Hitler’s Forgotten Ally: Ion Antonescu and His Regime, Romania 1940–1944. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
  • Dimbleby, Jonathan. The Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • DiNardo, Richard. Germany and the Axis Powers: From Coalition to Collapse. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2005.
  • Dreisziger, Nandor F., ed. Hungary and the Second World War. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1983.
  • Duggan, John P. Neutral Ireland and the Third Reich. Dublin, Ireland: Gill and Macmillan, 1985.
  • Dwyer, T. Ryle. Behind the Green Curtain: Ireland’s Phoney Neutrality during World War II. Dublin, Ireland: Gill and Macmillan, 2009.
  • Edwards, Robert. The Winter War: Russia's Invasion of Finland, 1939–1940. New York: Pegasus, 2008.
  • Fenyo, Mario D. Hitler, Horthy, and Hungary: German-Hungarian Relations, 1941–1944. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1972.
  • Fisk, Robert. In Time of War: Ireland, Ulster, and the Price of Neutrality, 1939–1945. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983.
  • Giurescu, Dinu C. Romania in the Second World War, 1939–1945. Boulder, CO: East European Monographs, 2000.
  • Grier, Howard D. Hitler, Dönitz, and the Baltic Sea: The Third Reich’s Last Hope, 1944–1945. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute Press, 2007.
  • Halbrook, Stephen. The Swiss and the Nazis. Philadelphia, PA: Casemate Pub, 2010.
  • Hastings, Max. Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944–1945. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.
  • Kaufmann, J.E., and Robert M. Jurga. Fortress Europe, European Fortifications of World War II. London: Greenhill Books, 1999.
  • Keegan, John. Six Armies in Normandy. New York: Penguin Books, 1994.
  • Kershaw, Ian. To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914–1949. New York: Viking, 2015.
  • Knox, MacGregor. Hitler’s Italian Allies: Royal Armed Forces, Fascist Regime, and the War of 1940–1943. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Kreis, Georg, ed. Switzerland and the Second World War. London: Cass, 2000.
  • Krosby, H. Peter. Finland, Germany, and the Soviet Union, 1940–1941: The Petsamo Dispute. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1968.
  • Leitz, Christian. Nazi Germany and Neutral Europe during the Second World War. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2000.
  • Levine, Alan J. From the Normandy Beaches To The Baltic Sea: The Northwest Europe Campaign, 1944–1945. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2000.
  • Littlejohn, David. The Patriotic Traitors: A History of Collaboration in German-Occupied Europe, 1940-45. London: Heinemann, 1972.
  • Littlejohn, David. Foreign Legions of the Third Reich Vol. 1 Norway, Denmark, France. Bender Publishing, 1987.
  • Lukacs, John. Five Days in London, May 1940. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1999.
  • Lunde, Henrik O. Finland’s War of Choice: The Troubled German-Finnish Coalition in World War II. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2011.
  • Gilmour, John. Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin: The Swedish Experience in the Second World War. Edinburgh, GB: Edinburgh University Press, 2011.
  • Glantz, David M. Red Storm over the Balkans: The Failed Soviet Invasion of Romania, Spring 1944. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007.
  • Macartney, Carlile A. October Fifteenth: A History of Modern Hungary 1929–1945. 2 vols. Edinburgh: University Press, 1956–7.
  • Macdonald, Charles B. The Mighty Endeavor: American Armed Forces in the European Theater in World War II. New York: Oxford University Press, 1969.
  • Morgan, Philip. The Fall of Mussolini: Italy, the Italians, and the Second World War. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Murray, Williamson. The Change in the European Balance of Power 1938–1939. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984.
  • O'Hara, Vincent. Struggle for the Middle Sea: The Great Navies at War in the Mediterranean Theater, 1940–1945. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2009.
  • Payne, Stanley G. Franco and Hitler: Spain, Germany, and World War II. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008.
  • Petrow, Richard. The Bitter Years: The Invasion and Occupation of Denmark and Norway, April 1940–May 1945. New York: Morrow, 1974.
  • Pike, David Wingeate. Franco and the Axis Stigma. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
  • Rachev, Stoyan. Anglo-Bulgarian Relations during the Second World War, 1939–1944. Translated by Stefan Kostov. Sofia, Bulgaria: Sofia, 1981.
  • Ramet, Sabrina P., ed. The Independent State of Croatia, 1941–45. London: Routledge, 2007.
  • Sebag-Montefiore, Hugh. Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006.
  • Smith, Colin. England’s Last War against France: Fighting Vichy 1940–1942. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2009.
  • Statiev, Alexander. The Soviet Counterinsurgency in the Western Borderlands. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Tamkin, Nicholas. Britain, Turkey, and the Soviet Union, 1940–45: Strategy, Diplomacy, and Intelligence in the Eastern Mediterranean. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
  • Trotter, William R. A Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939–40. New York: Algonquin, 1991.
  • Thomas, R. T. Britain and Vichy: The Dilemma of Anglo-French Relations, 1940–42. New York: St. Martin’s, 1979.
  • Ungvary, Krisztian. The Siege of Budapest: One Hundred Days in World War II. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2005.
  • Van Dyke, Carl. The Soviet Invasion of Finland, 1939–40. London: Cass, 1997.
  • Vehviläinen, Olli. Finland in the Second World War: Between Germany and Russia. Gordonsville: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
  • Vintras, Roland E. The Portuguese Connection: The Secret History of the Azores Base. London: Bachman and Turner, 1974.
  • Weber, Frank G. The Evasive Neutral: Germany, Britain, and the Quest for a Turkish Alliance in the Second World War. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1979.
  • Weber, Ronald. The Lisbon Route: Entry and Escape in Nazi Europe. Lanham, MD: Ivan R. Dee, 2011.
  • Weigley, Russell F. Eisenhower’s Lieutenants: The Campaigns of France and Germany 1944–1945. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1981.
  • Weiss, Kenneth G. The Azores in Diplomacy and Strategy, 1940–1945. Alexandria, VA: Institute of Naval Studies, Center for Naval Analysis, 1980.
  • Wilmot, Chester. The Struggle for Europe. New York: Harper, 1952.
  • Wiskemann, Elizabeth. The Rome-Berlin Axis. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1949.
  • Wylie, Neville, ed. European Neutrals and Non-Belligerents during the Second World War. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
  • Wylie, Neville. Britain, Switzerland, and the Second World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Invasion of Poland

  • Böhler, Jochen. Auftakt zum Vernichtungskrieg: Die Wehrmacht in Polen 1939 [Prelude to the War of Extermination: The Wehrmacht in Poland, 1939]. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 2006.
  • Rossino, Alexander B. Hitler Strikes Poland: Blitzkrieg, Ideology, and Atrocity. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2003.
  • Zaloga, Steven, and Victory Madej. The Polish Campaign, 1939. New York: Hippocrene, 1991.

Invasions of France and the Low Countries

Battle of Britain

  • Addison, Paul and Jeremy Craig (eds.) Listening to Britain: Home Intelligence Reports on Britain's Finest Hour, May to September 1940. London: Bodley Head, 2010.
  • Bishop, Patrick. Fighter Boys: Saving Britain, 1940. London: Harper Perennial, 2004.
  • Deighton, Len. Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain. London: Jonathan Cape, 1977.
  • Holland, James. The Battle of Britain: Five Months That Changed History, May–October 1940. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.
  • Morgan, David, and Mary Evans. The Battle for Britain: Citizenship and Ideology in the Second World War. New York: Routledge, 1993.
  • Overy, Richard. The Battle of Britain: The Myth and the Reality. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2002.
  • Todman, Daniel. Britain's War: Into Battle, 1937–1941. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Balkan Campaign

  • Beevor, Antony. Crete: The Battle and the Resistance. London: John Murray, 1991.

East African Campaign

North African Campaign

  • Atkinson, Rick. An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942–1943. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2002.
  • Levine, Alan J. The War Against Rommel’s Supply Lines, 1942–1943. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1999.

German-Soviet war (1941−45)

  • Barber, John, and A. R. Dzeniskevich, eds. Life and Death in Besieged Leningrad, 1941–1944. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 2005.
  • Bartov, Omer. The Eastern Front 1941–1945: The Barbarisation of Warfare. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986.
  • Beevor, Antony. Stalingrad. London: Viking, 1998.
  • Bergstrom, Christer. Kursk: The Air Battle, July 1943. Hersham, UK: Classic Publications, 2007.
  • Boog, Horst, et al., eds. Germany and the Second World War. (Vol. 4 - The Attack on the Soviet Union). Oxford: Clarendon, 1998.
  • Boog, Horst, et al., eds. Germany and the Second World War. (Vol. 6 - The Global War). Oxford: Clarendon, 2001.
  • Citino, Robert M. Death of the Wehrmacht: The German Campaigns of 1942. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007.
  • Craig, William. Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad. New York: Penguin Books, 1973.
  • Dibold, Hans. Doctor at Stalingrad. Littleton, CO: Aberdeen Publishing, 2001.
  • Duffy, Christopher. Red Storm on the Reich: The Soviet March on Germany, 1945. New York: Da Capo Press, 1993.
  • Dunn, Walter S. Soviet Blitzkrieg: The Battle for White Russia, 1944. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2000.
  • Einsiedel, Heinrich Graf von, and Joachim Wieder. Stalingrad: Memories and Reassessments. New York: Sterling Publishing, 1998.
  • Erickson, John. The Road to Stalingrad: Stalin's War with Germany (Vol. 1). Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1984.
  • Forczyk, Robert. Panther vs. T-34: Ukraine 1943. Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2007.
  • Forczyk, Robert. Leningrad 1941–44: The Epic Siege. Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2009.
  • Fritz, Stephen G. Frontsoldaten: The German Soldier in World War II. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1995.
  • Fritz, Stephen G. Ostkrieg: Hitler's War of Extermination in the East. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2011.
  • Glantz, David M. and Jonathan House. When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler, Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1995.
  • Glantz, David M. and Jonathan House. The Battle of Kursk. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1999.
  • Glantz, David M. The Battle for Leningrad, 1941–1944. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2002.
  • Glantz, David M. and Jonathan House. To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet—German Combat Operations April to August 1942. Lawrence KS: University Press of Kansas, 2009.
  • Glantz, David M. and Jonathan House. Armageddon in Stalingrad: September to November 1942. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2009.
  • Glantz, David M. After Stalingrad: The Red Army's Winter Offensive 1942–1943. Oxford: Helion and Company, 2011.
  • Hartmann, Christian. Operation Barbarossa: Germany’s War in the East, 1941–1945. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Hayward, Joel. Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East, 1942–1943. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1998.
  • Healy, Mark. Zitadelle: The German Offensive Against the Kursk Salient 4–17 July 1943. The History Press, 2008.
  • Hellbeck, Jochen. Stalingrad: The City That Defeated The Third Reich. New York: PublicAffairs, 2015.
  • Jones, Michael K. Stalingrad: How the Red Army Survived the German Onslaught. Drexel Hill, PA: Casemate, 2007.
  • Kehrig, Manfred. Stalingrad. Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlags Anstalt, 1974.
  • Mawdsley, Evan. Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet War, 1941–1945. London: Hodder Arnold, 2005.
  • Megargee, Geoffrey P. War of Annihilation: Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front, 1941. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 2006.
  • Müller, Rolf-Dieter and Gerd R. Ueberschär. Hitler’s War in the East, 1941–1945: A Critical Assessment. Oxford: Berghahn, 1997.
  • Niepold, Gerd. Battle for White Russia: The Destruction of Army Group Center, June 1944. London: Brassey’s Defense Publishers, 1987.
  • Raus, Erhard. Panzer Operations: The Eastern Front Memoir of General Raus, 1941–1945. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2003.
  • Reid, Anna. Leningrad: The Epic Siege of World War II, 1941–1944. New York: Walker & Co., 2012.
  • Reinhardt, Klaus. Moscow: The Turning Point. Oxford: Berg, 1992.
  • Roberts, Geoffrey. Victory at Stalingrad: The Battle that Changed History. New York: Longman, 2002.
  • Salisbury, Harrison E. The 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad. London: Pan, 1969.
  • Seaton, Albert. The Russo-German War, 1941–1945. London: Arthur Barker, 1971.
  • Stahel, David. Operation Barbarossa and Germany’s Defeat in the East. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Stahel, David. Kiev 1941: Hitler’s Battle for Supremacy in the East. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Zetterling, Niklas, and Anders Frankson. Kursk 1943: A Statistical Analysis. London: Frank Cass, 2000.
  • Ziemke, Earl F. Stalingrad to Berlin: The German Defeat in the East. Washington, DC: Office of the Chief of Military History, U.S. Army, 1968.
  • Ziemke, Earl F., and Magna E. Bauer. Moscow to Stalingrad: Decision in the East. Washington, DC: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1987

Italian Campaign

  • Agarossi, Elena. A Nation Collapses: The Italian Surrender of 1943. Translated by Harvey Fergusson II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Atkinson, Rick. The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943–1944. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2007.
  • Ellwood, David. Italy, 1943–1945. New York: Holmes and Meier, 1985.
  • Lamb, Richard. War in Italy 1943–1945: A Brutal Story. New York: St. Martin's, 1993.

Operation Bodyguard

Liberation of Europe

  • Ambrose, Stephen. Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.
  • Ambrose, Stephen. D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climatic Battle of World War II. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.
  • Ambrose, Stephen. Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985.
  • Atkinson, Rick. The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944–1945. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2013.
  • Balkokski, Joseph. Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy. Mechanicsburg, Penn.: Stackpole Books, 1999.
  • Bédarida, François (ed.). Normandie 44, du débarquement à la libération [Normandy 44: Landing to the Liberation]. Paris: A. Michel, 1987.
  • Beevor, Antony. D-Day: The Battle for Normandy. London: Penguin, 2009.
  • Beevor, Antony. Ardennes 1944: Battle of the Bulge. London: Viking, 2015.
  • Belfield, Eversley, and Hubert Essame. The Battle for Normandy. Philadelphia: Dufour Editions, 1965.
  • Blumenson, Martin. Breakout and Pursuit. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Military History, Dept. of the Army, 1961. - First and Third United States Armies
  • Blumenson, Martin. The Battle of the Generals: The Untold Story of the Falaise Pocket - The Campaign That Should Have Won World War II. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1993.
  • Blumenson, Martin. The Duel for France, 1944. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1963.
  • Harding, Stephen. The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2013. - Battle for Castle Itter
  • Hart, Russell A. Clash of Arms: How the Allies Won in Normandy. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2001.
  • Hastings, Max. Overlord: D-day and the Battlefor Normandy. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984.
  • Kershaw, Alex. The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2004.
  • Knox, MacGregor. Common Destiny: Dictatorship, Foreign Policy and War in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Mitcham Jr., Samuel W. The Desert Fox in Normandy: Rommel’s Defense of Fortress Europe. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1997.
  • Ryan, Cornelius. A Bridge Too Far. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1974. - Operation Market Garden
  • Ryan, Cornelius. The Longest Day. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959. - Normandy landings

Operation Bagration

  • Adair, Paul. Hitler's Greatest Defeat: The Collapse of Army Group Centre, June 1944. London: Arms and Armour, 1994.

Battle of Berlin

Pacific theatre

  • Agawa, Hiroyuki. The Reluctant Admiral: Yamamoto and the Imperial Navy. New York: Kodansha American Inc., 1979.
  • Aldrich, Richard J. The Key to the South: Britain, the United States, and Thailand during the Approach of the Pacific War, 1929–1942.. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
  • Allen, Louis. Burma: The Longest War, 1941–45. London: Phoenix, 2002.
  • Bell, Roger J. Unequal Allies: Australian–American Relations and the Pacific War. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1977.
  • Bergerud, Eric M. Touched With Fire: The Land War in the South Pacific. New York: Penguin Books, 1996.
  • Bergerud, Eric M. Fire in the Sky: The Air War in the South Pacific. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000.
  • Blair, Clay. Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan. New York: J.P. Lippincott Company, 1975.
  • Bradley, John H., Jack W. Dice, Thomas B. Buell, and Thomas E. Griess. The Second World War: Asia and the Pacific Wayne, N.J: Avery Publishing Group, 1992.
  • Campbell, John. Naval Weapons of World War Two. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1985.
  • Carpenter, Dorr, and Norman Polmar. Submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1986.
  • Costello, John. The Pacific War, 1941–1945. New York: Quill, 1982.
  • Cutler, Thomas J. The Battle of Leyte Gulf: 23–26 October 1944. New York: Harper Collins, 1994.
  • Drea, Edward J. Japan's Imperial Army: Its Rise and Fall, 1853–1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2009.
  • Dunnigan, James. The Pacific War Encyclopedia. New York: Checkmark Books, 1998.
  • Francillon, Robert. Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1979.
  • Gamble, Bruce. Fortress Rabaul: The Battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942–April 1943. New York: Zenith Press, 2010.
  • Hastings, Max. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 1944–45. London: HarperCollins, 2007.
  • Hoyt, Edwin P. The Last Kamikaze: The Story of Admiral Matome Ugaki. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1993.
  • Ienaga, Saburo. The Pacific War: 1931–45. New York: Pantheon, 1978.
  • Inoguchi Rikihei, Nakajima Tadashi, and Roger Pineau. The Divine Wind: Japan's Kamikaze Force in World War II. New York: Ballantine Books, 1958.
  • Iriye, Akira. The Origins of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific. New York and London: Longman, 1987.
  • Lyman, Robert. Japan’s Last Bid for Victory: The Invasion of India, 1944. Barnsley, UK: Praetorian, 2011.
  • Marston, Daniel, ed. The Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima. Oxford: Osprey, 2010.
  • McNalty, Bernard. War in the Pacific: Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay. New York: Mayflower, 1978.
  • Miller, Nathan. War at Sea: A Naval History of World War II. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Paine, S.C.M. The Wars for Asia 1911-1949. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012.
  • Rottman, Gordon L. U.S. Marine Corps World War II Order of Battle: Ground and Air Units in the Pacific War, 1939–1945. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.
  • Spector, Ronald. Eagle Against the Sun: The American War With Japan. New York: Vintage Books, 1985.
  • Thompson, Robert S. Empires on the Pacific: World War II and the Struggle for the Mastery of Asia. New York: Basic Books, 2001.
  • Thorne, Christopher. The Far Eastern War: States and Societies, 1941–45. London: Unwin, 1986.
  • Willmott, H. P. The Second World War in the Far East. London: Cassell, 1999.
  • Woolridge, E.T., ed. Carrier Warfare in the Pacific: An Oral History Collection. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993.

Attack on Pearl Harbor

  • Beekman, Allan. Crisis: The Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor and Southeast Asia. Honolulu: Heritage Press, 1992.
  • Goldstein, Donald M., and Katherine V. Dillon, eds. The Pearl Harbor Papers: Inside the Japanese Plans. Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 1993.
  • Hotta, Eri. Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
  • Prange, Gordon W. At Dawn We Slept. McGraw-Hill, 1981.
  • Prange, Gordon W. Dec. 7, 1941: The Day the Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor. McGraw-Hill, 1988.
  • Zimm, Alan D. Attack on Pearl Harbor: Strategy, Combat, Myths, Deceptions. Philadelphia and Newbury: Casemate Publishers, 2011.

Battle of Midway

  • Parshall, Jonathan and Tully, Anthony. Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway. Dulles, VA: Potomac Books, 2005.
  • Prange, Gordon W. Miracle at Midway. McGraw-Hill, 1982.
  • Symonds, Craig L. The Battle of Midway. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Guadalcanal Campaign

  • Frank, Richard B. Guadalcanal. New York: Penguin Books, 1990.
  • Hornfischer, James D. Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal. New York: Bantam, 2011.
  • Tregaskis, Richard. Guadalcanal Diary. New York: Random House, 1943.

Operation Hailstone

Battle of Iwo Jima

  • Albee, Jr., Parker Bishop and Keller Cushing Freeman. Shadow of Suribachi: Raising the Flags on Iwo Jima. Westport, CT.: Praeger, 1995.

Battle of Okinawa

  • Feifer, George. Tennozan: The Battle of Okinawa and the Atomic Bomb. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1992.
  • Spurr, Russell. A Glorious Way to Die: The Kamikaze Mission of the Battleship Yamato, April 1945. New York: Newmarket Press, 1981.

Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Strategic bombing

Biographies or autobiographies

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  • Altner, Helmut. Berlin: Dance of Death. Translated by Tony Le Tissier. Havertown, Penn.: Casemate, 2002. - memoir
  • Ambrose, Stephen. Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne: From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
  • Ambrose, Stephen. The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys - The Men of World War II. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
  • Ambrose, Stephen. The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys who Flew the B-24s Over Germany. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.
  • Anonymous. A Woman in Berlin. London: Virago, 2005. - diary
  • Baudouin, Paul. Private Diaries: March 1940-January 1941. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1948.
  • Barrett, Duncan and Nuala Calvi. GI Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love. London: Harper Collins, 2003.
  • Beauvoir, Simone de. La Force des Choses [The Force of Things]. Paris: Gallimard, 1963.
  • Beevor, Antony, and Lyuba Vinogradova (eds.) A Writer at War - Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941-1945. New York: Pantheon Books, 2005.
  • Below, Nicolaus von. Als Hitler's Adjutant, 1937-194 [At Hitler's Side: The Memoirs of Hitler's Luftwaffe Adjutant, 1937-1945]. Mainz: Hase & Koehler, 1980.
  • Berezkhov, Valentin. At Stalin's Side: His Interpreter's Memoirs From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Dictator's Empire. Seacaucus, N.J.: Carol Pub. Group, 1994.
  • Berezkhov, Valentin. History in the Making: Memoirs of World War II Diplomacy. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1983.
  • Beria, Sergo. Beria my Father: Inside Stalin's Kremlin. London: Duckworth, 2001.
  • Bezborodova, Irina, and Hermione Prügger. Generäle des Dritten Reich in sowjetischer Hand [Generals of the Third Reich in Soviet Hands]. Graz: Selbstverlag des Vereins zur Förderung der Forschung von Folgen nach Konflikten und Kriegen, 1998.
  • Bidault, Georges. D'une résistance a l'autre [Resistance: The Political Autobiography of Georges Bidault]. Paris: Les Presses du Siécle, 1965.
  • Bird, Keith. Erich Raeder: Admiral of the Third Reich. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2006.
  • Blum, John Morton. Roosevelt and Morgenthau: A Revision and Condensation of From the Morgenthau Diaries. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970.
  • Böll, Heinrich. Briefe aus dem Krieg 1939-1945 [Letters from the War 1939-1945]. Cologne: Kiepenhauer & Witsch, 2001.
  • Bradley, Omar N. A Soldier’s Story. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1951.
  • Brissaud, Andre. Canaris: The Biography of Admiral Canaris, Chief of German Military Intelligence in the Second World War. Translated and edited by Ian Colvin. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1974.
  • Bruckner, Karl. The Day of the Bomb. Van Nostrand, 1962. - biography of Sadako Sasaki
  • Calvert, James F. Silent Running: My Years on a World War II Attack Submarine. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1995.
  • Chaney, Otto Preston, Jr. Zhukov. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1971.
  • Ciano, Count Galeazzo. Ciano’s Hidden Diary, 1937–1938. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1945
  • Clark, Andrew. A Keen Soldier: The Execution of Second World War Private Harold Pringle. Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2003.
  • de Gaulle, Charles. War Memoirs. Vol. 1, The Call to Honor 1940–1942. Translated by Jonathan Griffin. New York: Viking, 1955.
  • Donovan, Robert J. PT-109: John F. Kennedy in WW II, 40th Anniversary Edition, McGraw Hill, 2001.
  • Duffy, Peter. The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews. New York: Harper Perennial, 2004. - Belarusians who resisted the Nazis
  • Fest, Joachim C. Hitler. Orlando, FL.: Harcourt, 2002.
  • Fraser, David. Knight’s Cross: A Life of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. New York: Harper, 1995.
  • Funk, Arthur L. Charles de Gaulle: The Crucial Years, 1943–1944. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1959.
  • Gerwarth, Robert. Hitler's Hangman: The Life of Heydrich. New Haven, CT.: Yale University Press, 2011.
  • Gilbert Martin. Finest Hour: Winston S. Churchill, 1939–1941. London: William Heinemann Ltd. 1983.
  • Gilbert Martin. Road to Victory: Winston S. Churchill 1941–1945. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1986.
  • Guderian, Heinz. Panzer Leader. Translated by Constantine Fitzgibbon. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1952.
  • Halder, Franz. War Journal of Franz Halder. (vols. 1–8). United States: A.G. EUCOM, 1947.
  • Halsey, William F., Jr., and J. Bryan, III. Admiral Halsey’s Story. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1947.
  • Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki and James D. Houston. Farewell to Manzanar. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. - memoir of the internment of Japanese Americans
  • Joachimsthaler, Anton. The Last Days of Hitler: The Legends, The Evidence, The Truth. Brockhampton Press, 1999.
  • Johnson, Gudrun and Johan Gardner. Våre falne 1939-1945, ed. Arne Ording. Oslo: Norwegian Government, 1949-1951. (4 vols) - biographical dictionary
  • Jordan, Jonathan W. American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II. New York: NAL Caliber, 2015.
  • Jordan, Jonathan W.. Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership that Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe. New York: NAL Caliber, 2011.
  • Jungk, Robert. Brighter than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists. San Diego: Harcourt, 1958.
  • Kershaw, Ian. Hitler: 1889–1936, Hubris. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2000.
  • Kershaw, Ian. Hitler: 1936–1945, Nemesis. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2001.
  • Kershaw, Ian. Hitler: A Biography. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.
  • Kirsch, Jonathan. The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2013.
  • Koerner, Brendan I. Now the Hell Will Start: One Soldier's Flight from the Greatest Manhunt of World War II. New York: Penguin, 2008. - biography of Herman Perry
  • Khrushchev, Nikita S. Khrushchev Remembers. Translated and edited by Strobe Talbott. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1970.
  • Longerich, Peter. Heinrich Himmler: A Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Longerich, Peter. Goebbels: A Biography. New York: Random House, 2015.
  • MacArthur, Douglas. Reminiscences. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964.
  • Manchester, William. American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1880–1964. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1978.
  • McNeal, Robert H. Stalin: Man and Ruler. New York: New York University Press, 1988.
  • Moore, Gary W. Playing With the Enemy. New York: Penguin, 2006. - biography of baseball player Gene Moore
  • Nagai, Takashi. The Bells of Nagasaki. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1949. - memoir of survivor of atomic bombings of Nagasaki
  • Patton, George S. War as I Knew It. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1947.
  • Patton, George S. The Patton Papers. Martin Blumenson (ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972-1974.
  • Polansky, Paul. Black Silence: The Lety Survivors Speak. Self-published, 1998. - Romanis who lived in the Lety concentration camp
  • Pogue, Forrest C. George C. Marshall: Organizer of Victory, 1943–1945. New York: Viking, 1973.
  • Pownall, Sir Henry. The Diaries of Sir Henry Pownall. Brian Bond (ed.). London: Leo Cooper, 1972.
  • Ranković, Aleksandar. Traitor Draža Mihailović: In the Hands of the Authority of People's Power. Svoboda, 1947.
  • Rees, Laurence. Their Darkest Hour: People Tested to the Extreme in WWII. London: Ebury, 2008.
  • Reid, Warren R., ed. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Harry S Truman, 1945. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1961.
  • Sereny, Gitta. Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.
  • Spears, Sir Edward. Assignment to Catastrophe. London: Heinemann, 1954. - memoir of British ambassador to France
  • Speer, Albert. Inside the Third Reich. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.
  • Suvorov, Viktor. Icebreaker: Who Started the Second World War? London: Hamish Hamilton, 1990. - alleges Stalin manipulated Hitler into starting the war
  • Uchida, Yoshiko. The Invisible Thread. Sag Harbor, N.Y.: Beech Tree Books, 1995. - memoir of the internment of Japanese Americans
  • Wagner, Stephen and Sharon Wells Wagner. Ordinary Heroes: Untold Stories of World War II. Booksurge, 2008. - collection of reminiscences from veterans
  • Weigley, Russell. Eisenhower's Lieutenants. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1974.
  • Wilson, Hugh, ed. The Ciano Diaries: 1939–1943. New York: Doubleday, 1946.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Ambrose, Stephen. Eisenhower and Berlin, 1945: The Decision to Halt at the Elbe. New York: W.W. Norton, 1967.
  • Ambrose, Stephen. Eisenhower: Soldier and President. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990.
  • Ambrose, Stephen. Eisenhower: Soldier, General of the Army, President-Elect, 1890-1952. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983.
  • Ambrose, Stephen. The Supreme Commander: The War Years of Dwight D. Eisenhower. New York: Doubleday, 1970.
  • D'Este, Carlo. Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life. London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2003.
  • Eisenhower, David. Eisenhower at War, 1943-1945. New York: Random House, 1986.
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe. New York: Doubleday, 1948. - memoirs
  • Eisenhower, John. General Ike. New York: Free Press, 2003.
  • Krieg, Joann P. (ed.) Dwight D. Eisenhower, Soldier, President, Statesman. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.
  • Parmet, Herbert S. Eisenhower and the American Crusades. New York: Macmillan, 1972.
  • Smith, Jean Edward. Eisenhower in War and Peace. New York: Random House, 2012.
  • Wicker, Tom. Dwight D. Eisenhower. New York: Times Books, 2012.
Adolf Hitler
William Lyon Mackenzie King
Pope Pius XII
Harry S. Truman

Holocaust

Occupational policies of Nazi Germany

  • BerkhofF, Karel C. Harvest of Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine under Nazi Rule. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004.
  • Blood. Phillip W. Hitler's Bandit Hunters: The SS and the Nazi Occupation of Europe. Dulles, VA: Potomac Books Inc., 2006.
  • Burrin, Philippe. France under the Germans: Collaboration and Compromise. New York: New Press, 1993.
  • Dallin, Alexander. German Rule in Russia 1941–1945. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1981.
  • Fritzsche, Peter. An Iron Wind: Europe under Hitler. New York: Basic Books, 2016.
  • Gregor, Neil, ed. Nazism, War and Genocide. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2008.
  • Hale, Christopher. Hitler's Foreign Executioners: Europe's Dirty Secret. The History Press, 2011.
  • Mazower, Mark. Hitler’s Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe. New York: Penguin, 2008.
  • Winstone, Martin. The Dark Heart of Hitler's Europe: Nazi Rule in Poland under the General Government. New York: I. B. Tauris, 2015.

Regional

  • Allen, Louis. Singapore 1941–1942. Wilmington: University of Delaware Press, 1977.
  • Bartholomew-Feis, Dixee R. The OSS and Ho Chi Minh: Unexpected Allies in the War against Japan. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006.
  • Boca, Angelo Del. The Ethiopian War, 1935–1941. Translated by P. D. Cummins. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969.
  • Deringil, Selim. Turkish Foreign Policy during the Second World War: An “Active” Neutrality. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
  • Engen, Robert. Canadians Under Fire: Infantry Effectiveness in the Second World War. Montreal: MQUP, 2009.
  • Francis, Michael J. The Limits of Hegemony: United States Relations with Argentina and Chile during World War II. Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame University Press, 1977.
  • Frank, Gary. Struggle for Hegemony in South America: Argentina, Brazil, and the United States during the Second World War. Miami, FL: University of Miami Press, 1979.
  • Goda, Norman J. W. Tomorrow the World: Hitler, Northwest Africa, and the Path toward America. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1998.
  • Hirszowicz, Lukasz. The Third Reich and the Arab East. London: Routledge, 1966.
  • Kippenberger, Howard and Monty C. Fairbrother (eds.) Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939–45. Wellington: War History Branch, 1949-1986. (48 vols) - official history
  • Long, Gavin (ed.). Australia in the War of 1939-1945. Canberra: Australian War Memorial, 1952-1977. (22 vols) - official history
  • Mallmann, Klaus-Michael, and Martin Cüppers. Nazi Palestine: The Plans for the Extermination of the Jews in Palestine. Translated by Krista Smith. New York: Enigma, 2010.
  • McCann, Frank D., Jr. The Brazilian-American Alliance, 1937–1945. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1973.
  • Motadel, David. Islam and Nazi Germany's War. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2014.
  • Newton, Ronald C. The "Nazi Menace" in Argentina, 1931–1947. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1992.
  • Reynolds, E. Bruce. Thailand’s Secret War: The Free Thais, OSS, and SOE during World War II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Sharfman, Daphna. Palestine in the Second World War: Strategic Plans and Political Dilemmas. Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2014.
  • Zweig, Ronald W. Britain and Palestine during the Second World War. New York: St. Martin’s, 1986.

China

  • Brook, Timothy. Collaboration: Japanese Agents and Local Elites in Wartime China. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2005.
  • Hsiung, James C., and, Steven I. Levine. China's Bitter Victory: The War With Japan, 1937–1945. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 1992.
  • Liu, Xiaoyuan. A Partnership for Disorder: China, the United States, and Their Policies for the Postwar Disposition of the Japanese Empire, 1941–1945. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • Mitter, Rana. Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937–1945. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
  • Peattie, Mark, Edward Drea, and Hans Van De Ven, eds. The Battle for China: Essays on the Military History of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937–1945. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011.
  • Plating, John D. The Hump: America’s Strategy for Keeping China in World War II. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2011.
  • Sih, Paul K.T., ed. Nationalist China during the Sino-Japanese War, 1937–1945. Hicksville, NY: Exposition Press, 1977.
  • Smedley, Agnes. Battle Hymn of China. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. - journalistic account of the Sino-Japanese War
  • Taylor, Jay. The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009.
  • Tuchman, Barbara. Stilwell and the American Experience in China: 1911–1945. New York: Bantam, 1972.
  • Wen Ha-hsiung. History of the Sino-Japanese War, 1937–1945. Tapei: Chung Wu Publishing Co., 1971.
  • Yamaguchi, Noburu. "An Unexpected Encounter with Hybrid Warfare: The Japanese Experience in North China, 1937–1945." In Hybrid Warfare: Fighting Complex Opponents from the Ancient World to the Present, edited by Williamson Murray and Peter R. Mansoor. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

France

  • Amouroux, Henri. La Grande Histoire des Français sous l’Occupation. [The Grand History of the French Under Occupation]. Paris: R. Laffont, 1976-1993. (10 vols)
  • Aron, Robert. France Reborn: The History of the Liberation, June 1944-May 1945. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1964.
  • Davies, Peter. France and the Second World War: Occupation, Collaboration, and Resistance. London: Routledge, 2001.
  • King, David. Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris. New York: Crown, 2011.

Germany

Japan

  • Bradley, James. Flyboys: A True Story of Courage. Boston: Little, Brown, 2003.
  • Cohen, Jerome B. Japan's Economy in War and Reconstruction. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1949.
  • Cook, Haruko Taya, and Theodore F. Cook, eds. Japan at War: An Oral History. New York: New Press, 1992.
  • Deacon, Richard. A History of the Japanese Secret Service. London: Fredrick Muller, 1982.
  • Forbes, Cameron. Hellfire: The Story of Australia, Japan and the Prisoners of War. Sydney: Pan MacMillan Australia, 2005.
  • Hayashi, Saburo and Alvin D. Coox. Kogun: The Japanese Army in the Pacific War. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1978.
  • Ienaga, Saburō. The Pacific War, 1931–1945: A Critical Perspective on Japan’s Role in World War II. New York: Pantheon, 1978.
  • Lukacs, John D. Escape From Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Break of the Pacific War. New York: Penguin, 2010.
  • Newman, Joseph. Goodbye Japan. New York: L.B. Fischer, 1942. - anti-Japanese propaganda
  • Sides, Hampton. Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission. New York: Anchor Books, 2001.

Norway

  • Derry, T. K. The Campaign in Norway. London, H.M. Stationary Off., 1952.
  • Heimark, Brice. The OSS Norwegian Special Operations Group in World War II. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1994.
  • Lunde, Henrik. Hitler's Pre-Emptive War: The Battle for Norway, 1940. Drexel Hill, PA: Casemate, 2009.
  • Norsk fangeleksikon. Grinifangene. Oslo: J.W. Cappelens, 1946. - Grini detention camp
  • Norsk krigsleksikon 1940–1945. Oslo: J.W. Cappelens, 1995. - encyclopedia

Poland

  • Davies, Norman. Rising '44. New York: Macmillan, 2003. - Warsaw Uprising
  • Garliriski, Jozef. Poland in the Second World War. New York: Hippocrene, 1985.
  • Kochanski, Halik. The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014.
  • Lukas, Richard C. The Strange Allies: The United States and Poland, 1941–1945. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1978.
  • Nałkowska, Zofia. Medallions. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern Univ. Press, 1999. - case studies of Nazi crimes against the Polish nation
  • Prażmovska, Anita J. Britain and Poland 1939–1943: The Betrayed Ally. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
  • Terry, Sarah Meiklejohn. Poland’s Place in Europe: General Sikorski and the Origin of the Oder-Neisse Line, 1939–1943. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1983.

Soviet Union

  • Andreyev, Catherine. Vlasov and the Russian Liberation Movement, Soviet Reality and Emigré Theories. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1987.
  • Applebaum, Anne. Gulag: A History of the Soviet Camps. New York: Doubleday, 2003.
  • Armstrong, Richard N. Soviet Operational Deception: The Red Cloak. Fort Leavenworth, KS: U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2008.
  • Bacon, Edwin. The Gulag at War: Stalin's Forced Labour System in Light of the Archives. New York: New York Univ. Press, 1994.
  • Barber, John and Mark Harrison. The Soviet Home Front, 1941-1945: A Social and Economic History of the USSR in World War II. London: Longman, 1991.
  • Bellamy, Chris. Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
  • Braithwaite, Rodric. Moscow 1941: A City and Its People At War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
  • Dunn, Walter S. Stalin’s Keys to Victory: The Rebirth of the Red Army. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2006.
  • Ellis, Frank. The Damned and the Dead: The Eastern Front through the Eyes of Soviet and Russian Novelists. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2011.
  • Glantz, David M. Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of World War. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1998.
  • Glantz, David M. Colossus Reborn: The Red Army at War, 1941–1943. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2005.
  • Gorbachevsky, Boris. Through the Maelstrom: A Red Army Soldier’s War on the Eastern Front, 1942–1945. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2008.
  • Gordin, I. (ed.) Nasha voina. [Our War]. Saint Petersburg: Izd-vo zhurnala "Zvezda", 2005.
  • Gorodetsky, Gabriel. The Grand Delusion: Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1999.
  • Hill, Alexander. The Red Army and the Second World War. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
  • Krivosheev, G. F., ed. Soviet Casualties and Combat Losses in the Twentieth Century. London: Greenhill, 1997.
  • Krylova, Anna. Soviet Women in Combat: A History of Violence on the Eastern Front. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Merridale, Catherine. Ivan’s War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939–1945. New York: Picador, 2006.
  • Miner, Steven Merritt. Stalin’s Holy War: Religion, Nationalism, and Alliance Politics, 1941–1945. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.
  • Overy, Richard. Russia's War: A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941–1945. New York: Penguin Books, 1998.
  • Overy, Richard. The Dictators: Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006.
  • Parrish, Michael. The Lesser Terror: Soviet State Security, 1939–1953. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1996.
  • Reese, Roger R. Stalin’s Reluctant Soldiers: A Social History of the Red Army 1925–1941. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1996.
  • Reese, Roger R. Why Stalin’s Soldiers Fought: The Red Army’s Military Effectiveness in World War II. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2011.
  • Seaton, Albert. Stalin as Warlord. London: Batsford, 1976.
  • Shukman, Harold, ed. Stalin’s Generals. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1993.
  • Snyder, Timothy. Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin. New York: Basic Books, 2010.
  • Snyder, Timothy, and Ray Brandon, eds. Stalin and Europe: Imitation and Domination, 1928–1953. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Stephan, Robert W. Stalin's Secret War: Soviet Counterintelligence Against the Nazis, 1941–1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2004.
  • Stone, David R., ed. The Soviet Union at War, 1941–1945. Barnsley, UK: Pen & Sword, 2010.
  • Suvorov, Victor. The Chief Culprit: Stalin’s Grand Design to Start World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2008.
  • Wegner, Bernd, ed. From Peace to War: Germany, Soviet Russia, and the World, 1939–1941. Oxford: Berghahn, 1997.
  • Weiner, Amir. Making Sense of War: The Second World War and the Fate of the Bolshevik Revolution. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001.
  • Werth, Alexander. Russia at War, 1941–1945. London: Barrie & Rockliff, 1964.

United Kingdom

United States

  • Adams, Ansel. Born Free and Equal: The Story of Loyal Japanese-Americans. New York: U.S. Camera, 1944. - photographic account of the internment of Japanese Americans
  • Adams, Michael C.C. The Best War Ever: America and World War II. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1993. - textbook
  • Baer, George W. One Hundred Years of Seapower: The U.S. Navy, 1890–1990. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1994.
  • Bentley, Amy. Eating for Victory: Food Rationing and the Politics of Domesticity. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998.
  • Bernstein, Alison R. American Indians and World War II. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991.
  • Blum, John Morton. V was for Victory: Politics and American Culture During World War II. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1976.
  • Breitman, Richard, et al. U.S. Intelligence and the Nazis. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Campbell, D'Ann. Women at War with America: Private Lives in a Patriotic Age. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984.
  • Cooke, Alistair. The American Home Front, 1941–1942. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006.
  • Dallek, Robert. Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932–1945. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Doherty, Thomas. Projections of War: Hollywood, American Culture and World War II. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.
  • Erenberg, Lewis A. and Susan E. Hirsch, eds. The War in American Culture: Society and Consciousness during World War II. Chicago: University of Chicago Pres, 1996.
  • Greenfield, Kent R. American Strategy in World War II: A Reconsideration. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1979.
  • Hassel, Agostino von, Sigrid MacRae, and Simone Amerskamp. Alliance of Enemies: The Untold Story of the Secret American and German Collaboration to End World War II. New York: Thomas Dunne, 2006.
  • Henderson, Aileen Kilgore. Stateside Soldier: Life in the Women's Army Corps. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2001.
  • Herman, Arthur. Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II. New York: Random House, 2012.
  • Holm, Jeanne M., ed. In Defense of a Nation: Servicewomen in World War II. Arlington, Va.: Vandamere Press, 1998.
  • Jeffries, John W. Wartime America: The World War II Homefront. Chicago: I.R. Dee, 1996.
  • Jones, John B. The Songs That Fought the War: Popular Music and the Home Front, 1939–1945. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, 2006.
  • Kennedy, David M. Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1999.
  • Kennett, Lee. G.I.: The American Soldier in World War II. New York: Schribner, 1987.
  • Krammer, Arnold. Nazi Prisoners of War in America. Lanham, MD: Scarborough House, 1996.
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