Table of contents for The World War II bookshelf : fifty must-read books / James F. Dunnigan.


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One. THE BIG PICTURE                     1

A World atArms:A Global History of World War II by
  Gerhard L. Weinberg                                   3
The Times Atlas of the Second World War edited by John Keegan  6
Brute Force by John Ellis                              9
War in the Shadows by Robert B. Asprey                11
The Battle for History by John Keegan                 18
The Historical Encyclopedia of World War II by
  Marcel Baudot, Henri Bernard, and Hendrik Brugmans  21
The Second World War by Winston S. Churchill          24
The World War II Almanac: 1931-1945 by Robert Goralski 29
The World War II Databook by John Ellis and Michael Cox  30
Why the Allies Won by Richard Overy                   33

Two. THE WAR IN THE WEST (EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST) 39

Crusade in Europe by Dwight D. Eisenhower             41
Deception in World War II by Charles Cruickshank      47
Eisenhower's Lieutenants: The Campaign of France and
   Germany, 1944-1945 by Russell Weigley              55
Fighting Power: German and US. Army Performance,
   1939-1945 by Martin Van Creveld                    60




Hitler's Last Weapons by Jozef Garlinski               68
Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy by
  Max Hastings                                         73
Popski's Private Army by Vladimir Peniakoff          i 81
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer  84
The Battle of Britain by Richard Hough and Denis Richards  90
The Last 100 Days by John Toland                       93
The Wizard War by R. V. Jones                          95
Ultra in the West: The Normandy Campaign, 1944-45 by
  Ralph Francis Bennett                                99
WarAs I Knew It by George S. Patton                   104

Three. THE WAR IN RUSSIA                  119

Great Battles on the Eastern Front by Trevor Dupuy and
  Paul Martell                                        121
Russia at War: 1941-1945 by Alexander Werth           130
Soviet Casualties and Combat Losses in the Twentieth Century
  edited by G. F. Krivosheev                          136
  When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler by
  David M. Glantz and Jonathan M. House               140

Four. THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC               145

A Battle History of the Imperial Japanese Navy,
   1941-1945 by Paul S. Dull                          147
Eagle Against the Sun by Ronald H. Spector            151
Guadalcanal by Richard B. Frank                       155
Japan at War:An Oral History by Haruko Taya Cook and
   Theodore F. Cook                                   161
 Silent Victry: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan by
   Clay Blair Jr.                                      164
 Soldiers of the Sun by Meirion and Susie Harries      170
 Stilwell and the American Experience in China,
   1911-45 by Barbara W. Tuchman                       175



The Japanese Navy in World War II in the Words of Former
  Japanese Naval Officers edited by David C. Evans    181
The Pacific War by Saburo Ienaga                       185
The Two-Ocean War by Samuel Eliot Morison              188
War Plan Orange: The U S. Strategy to Defeat Japan,
  1897-1945 by Edward S. Miller                        194

Five. LARGER ISSUES                    197

Commandos and Rangers of World War II by James Ladd    199
Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II                  205
Marching Orders by Bruce Lee                           210
Reporting World War II                                 217
The American Magic by Ronald Lewin                     219
The American Soldier by S. A. Stouffer et al.          223
The Good War by Studs Terkel                           237
The Shadow Warriors: O.S.S. and the Origins of the C.I.A.
  by Bradley Smith                                     239
There's a War to Be Won by Geoffrey Perret             244
The United States Strategic Bombing Survey             248
United States Army in World War II by various authors  254
Winged Victory: The Army Air Forces in World War II by
  Geoffrey Perret                                      269

APPENDIX                       281

Dirty Little Secrets of World War II by James F. Dunnigan
  and Albert A. Nofi
  The War in the Pacific Encyclopedia by James F. Dunnigan
  and Albert A. Nofi





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 Bibliography, World War, 1939-1945 Literature and the war