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Victory in Europe Day:  A Selected Bibliography

Atkinson, Rick. The guns at last light : the war in Western Europe, 1944-1945. Publisher New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2013.

[The author tells the tale from the perspective of participants at every level, from presidents and generals to war-weary lieutenants and terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the enormous effort required to win the Allied victory.]

Casey, Steven. The war beat, Europe : the American media at war against Nazi Germany. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, ©2017

[The real scoop is in this in-depth account covering the reporters who covered the European beat: from the battlegrounds of North Africa to Germany, Italy, and France]

Daspin, Ellen, Solomon Michael, ed. World War II in 500 photographs. New York, NY : Time Home Entertainment, ©2014. 

[This book presents key events, battles, profiles of war leaders, memorable quotations, and photographic timelines of World War II. From the Nazis' early rise to power to Victory over Europe Day and beyond, this essential guide brings you to the front lines of the war that changed our world.]

Hastings, Max. Victory in Europe : D-day to V-E day [photographs by George Stevens ; introduction by George Stevens, Jr.]. Boston : Little, Brown, c1985.

[Illustrated with two hundred color stills of film footage of the Allied Armies' advance through Europe.]

Jones, Michael K. After Hitler : the last ten days of World War II in Europe . New York, New York : NAL Caliber, 2015

[The spring of 1945 comes alive. A fascinating look at ten days that changed the course of history. A time when nothing was certain and every second mattered.]

Jordan, Jonathan W., 1967-. American Warlords : how Roosevelt's high command led America to victory in World War II New York, New York : NAL Caliber [2015]

[During four years of bitter warfare, FDR's lieutenants learn to set aside deep personal, political, and professional differences and pull a nation through the Twentieth Century's darkest days.]

Liberating Europe : D-Day to victory in Europe 1944-1945 [ introduced and compiled by Martin Mace and John Grehan ; with additional research by Sara Mitchell]. Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2014.

[This unique collection of original documents will prove to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history.]

Life's picture history of World War II New York : Time Inc., 1950

[This book contains an early collection of photos from World War II that were published in Life magazine] 

Maedsley, Evan, 1945-. World War II:  a new history. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009. 

[A revised and updated edition of Evan Mawdsley's acclaimed global history of World War II. Accessibly written and well-illustrated with maps and photographs, the book also includes insightful short studies of the figures, events and battles that shaped the war, as well as fully updated guides to further reading.]

Moseley, Ray, 1932-. Reporting war : how foreign correspondents risked capture, torture, and death to cover World War II. New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, ©2017 

 [This book describes a broad and intimate history that draws on newly unearthed material to offer a comprehensive account, both of the war and the abundance of individual stories and overlooked experiences, that captures the drama – the daily horrors and triumphs – as it was lived by those young reporters on the front lines of history.]

Neil Kagan and Stephen G. Hyslop. Eyewitness to World War II : unforgettable stories and photographs from history's greatest conflict. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, ©2012.

[Personal writings and recollections of Roosevelt, Hitler, and Patton, as well as letters composed by soldiers at battle and diaries of women serving in the military at home, present an absorbing narrative that tells the entire history of the war from several perspectives.]

No end save victory : perspectives on World War II [essays by Stephen E. Ambrose ... [et al.] ; edited by Robert Cowley]. Publisher New York : G.P. Putnam's, 2001

[This collection of forty-four essays covers a wide range of World War II subjects and is written by bestselling and award-winning historians. Partial contents: The German breakout : 1939-1941 -- The great East Asia war -- World at war : 1942-1943 -- The secret war -- The end in Europe : 1944-1945 -- Armageddon in the Pacific : 1944-1945.]

Published: Wed May 06 11:19:23 EDT 2020