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In the early hours of June 26, 1948, phones began ringing across America, waking up the airmen of World War II—pilots, navigators, and mechanics—who were finally beginning normal lives with new houses, new jobs, new wives, and new babies. Some were given just forty-eight hours to report to local military bases. The president, Harry S. Truman, was recalling them to active duty to try to save the desperate people of the western sectors of Berlin, the enemy capital many of them had bombed to rubble only three years before. Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin had ordered a blockade of the city, isolating the people of West Berlin, using hundreds of thousands of Red Army soldiers to close off all land and water access to the city. He was gambling that he could drive out the small detachments of American, British, and French occupation troops, because their only option was to stay and watch Berliners starve—or retaliate by starting World War III. The situation was impossible, Truman was told by his national security advisers, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His answer: "We stay in Berlin. Period." That was when the phones started ringing and local police began banging on doors to deliver telegrams to the vets. Drawing on service records and hundreds of interviews in the United States, Germany, and Great Britain, Reeves tells the stories of these civilian airmen, the successors to Stephen Ambrose’s "Citizen Soldiers," ordinary Americans again called to extraordinary tasks. They did the impossible, living in barns and muddy tents, flying over Soviet-occupied territory day and night, trying to stay awake, making it up as they went along and ignoring Russian fighters and occasional anti-aircraft fire trying to drive them to hostile ground. The Berlin Airlift changed the world. It ended when Stalin backed down and lifted the blockade, but only after the bravery and sense of duty of those young heroes had bought the Allies enough time to create a new West Germany and sign the mutual defense agreement that created NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. And then they went home again. Some of them forgot where they had parked their cars after they got the call.

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9781416541196, titled "Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift, June 1948-May 1949" | Simon & Schuster, January 5, 2010, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: In the early hours of June 26, 1948, phones began ringing across America, waking up the airmen of World War II—pilots, navigators, and mechanics—who were finally beginning normal lives with new houses, new jobs, new wives, and new babies.

Miscellaneous:

9781439160510 | Simon & Schuster, December 31, 2030, cover price $28.00

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9781400114023, titled "Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift June 1948-May 1949" | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, January 5, 2010), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: The Second World War had been over for three years when pilots, navigators, and air traffic controllers all over America were recalled to active duty to rescue Berlin.

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Product Description: Hiroshima ceased to exist at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945 when the Enola Gay Boeing B-29 Superfortress dropped the first atomic bomb on the city, making the horrific event and the similar destruction of Nagasaki on August 9th key episodes bringing about the end of World War II in the Pacific...read more
By Associated Press (corporate author)

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9781633532496 | Ap Editions, October 20, 2015, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Hiroshima ceased to exist at 8:15 a.

This casebook features a total of 50 cases, including a variety of new cases that focus on how technology is influencing media law.

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9781285081052 | 7 edition (Cengage Learning, September 4, 2016), cover price $119.95
9780534618049 | Wadsworth Pub Co, July 1, 2003, cover price $42.95 | also contains Sex and the Weimar Republic: German Homosexual Emancipation and the Rise of the Nazis
9780534513320 | Wadsworth Pub Co, July 1, 2000, cover price $43.95 | About this edition: This casebook features a total of 50 cases, including a variety of new cases that focus on how technology is influencing media law.
9780534512651 | Revised edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, October 1, 1996), cover price $35.95 | also contains Stash Lab: Simple Solutions for Scrap Quilts | About this edition: This text takes a narrative, ''nuts-and-bolts'' approach for mass communication students, with substantial material applicable to public relations, advertising, and broadcasting as well as journalism.
9780534134549 | Wadsworth Pub Co, April 1, 1993, cover price $26.95 | also contains After the Final Whistle: The Great War and Rugby's First World Cup | About this edition: This text is truly oriented to the modern mass communications student, with substantial material applicable to public relations, advertising and broadcasting, as well as journalism.

Edited by the bestselling author of Birdsong and Dr Hope Wolf, this is an original and illuminating non-fiction anthology of writing on World War I. A lieutenant writes of digging through bodies that have the consistency of Camembert cheese; a mother sends flower seeds to her son at the Front, hoping that one day someone may see them grow; a nurse tends a man back to health knowing he will be court-martialed and shot as soon as he is fit. In this extraordinarily powerful and diverse selection of diaries, letters, and memories—many of which have never been published before—privates and officers, seamen and airmen, munitions workers and mothers, nurses and pacifists, prisoners-of-war and conscientious objectors appear alongside each other. The war involved people from so many different backgrounds and countries and included here are, among others, British, German, Russian, and Indian voices. Alongside testament from the many ordinary people whose lives were transformed by the events of 1914-18, there are extracts from names that have become synonymous with the war, such as Siegfried Sassoon and T.E. Lawrence. What unites them is a desire to express something of the horror, the loss, the confusion, and the desire to help—or to protest. A Broken World is an original collection of personal and defining moments that offer an unprecedented insight into World War I as it was experienced and as it was remembered.
By Hope Wolf (editor)

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9780091954222 | Random House Uk Ltd, July 1, 2014, cover price $38.95 | About this edition: Edited by the bestselling author of Birdsong and Dr Hope Wolf, this is an original and illuminating non-fiction anthology of writing on World War I.

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9780099597797 | Random House Uk Ltd, November 1, 2017, cover price $19.95
9780091958930 | Reprint edition (Random House Uk Ltd, July 1, 2014), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: Edited by the bestselling author of Birdsong and Devil May Care, this is an original and illuminating non-fiction anthology of writing on the First World War A lieutenant writes of digging through bodies that have the consistency of Camembert cheese; a mother sends flower seeds to her son at the Front, hoping that one day someone may see them grow; a nurse tends a man back to health knowing he will be court-martialed and shot as soon as he is fit.

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Product Description: Italian performance in the First World War has been generally disparaged or ignored compared to that of the armies on the Western Front, and troop morale in particular has been seen as a major weakness of the Italian army. In this first book-length study of Italian morale in any language, Vanda Wilcox reassesses Italian policy and performance from the perspective both of the army as an institution and of the ordinary soldiers who found themselves fighting a brutally hard war...read more

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9781107157248 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 1, 2016, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Italian performance in the First World War has been generally disparaged or ignored compared to that of the armies on the Western Front, and troop morale in particular has been seen as a major weakness of the Italian army.

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Product Description: Entering service during the Sino-Japanese War, the Nakajima B5N (code-named “Kate”) excelled and went on to achieve surprising and dramatic successes in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It also contributed to the sinking of the U...read more
By Jim Laurier (illustrator)

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9781472818744, titled "Nakajima B5n ‘kate’ and B6n Jill Units" | Osprey Pub Co, April 18, 2017, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Entering service during the Sino-Japanese War, the Nakajima B5N (code-named “Kate”) excelled and went on to achieve surprising and dramatic successes in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Product Description: The Royal Navy entered World War II with a large but eclectic fleet of destroyers. Some of these were veterans of World War I, fit only for escort duties. Most, though, had been built during the interwar period and were regarded as both reliable and versatile...read more
By Paul Wright (illustrator)

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9781472816368 | Osprey Pub Co, April 18, 2017, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: The Royal Navy entered World War II with a large but eclectic fleet of destroyers.

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Product Description: Driven from the Philippines in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur returned three years later to force the Japanese off of its main island of Luzon. Containing the capital of Manila and vital natural resources as well as thousands of Allied prisoners of war, the triumph at Luzon would be a crucial step on the road to victory as the Americans continued to island-hop their way toward the Japanese home islands...read more
By Giuseppe Rava (illustrator)

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9781472816283 | Osprey Pub Co, April 18, 2017, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Driven from the Philippines in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur returned three years later to force the Japanese off of its main island of Luzon.

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Product Description: Developed from the underperforming twin-engined Manchester, the Avro Lancaster was the RAF's most successful heavy bomber of World War II, forming the backbone of Bomber Command during the large-scale night bombing campaign against occupied Europe...read more

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9781472819390 | Osprey Pub Co, April 18, 2017, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Developed from the underperforming twin-engined Manchester, the Avro Lancaster was the RAF's most successful heavy bomber of World War II, forming the backbone of Bomber Command during the large-scale night bombing campaign against occupied Europe.

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Product Description: With an incredible World War II combat record that includes parachuting into Normandy on D-Day and service during Operation Market Garden, at Bastogne and in Germany itself, Ed Shames was involved in some of the most important battles of the war...read more

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9781472804853 | Osprey Pub Co, April 21, 2015, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Colonel Ed Shames is that rare man who can call himself a true warrior.

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9781472819383 | Osprey Pub Co, April 18, 2017, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: With an incredible World War II combat record that includes parachuting into Normandy on D-Day and service during Operation Market Garden, at Bastogne and in Germany itself, Ed Shames was involved in some of the most important battles of the war.

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Product Description: In World War II Germany's doctrine of mobile warfare dominated the battlefield. By trial and error, the Germans were the first to correctly combine the strength in tanks and in mobile infantry and artillery. This integration of mobile units, equipment, and tactics underpinned Germany's successes in the first half of the war...read more
By Johnny Shumate (illustrator)

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9781472819437 | Osprey Pub Co, April 18, 2017, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: In World War II Germany's doctrine of mobile warfare dominated the battlefield.

Product Description: Sea Charts of the British Isles takes the reader on a voyage through the seaports, fishing and commercial harbors, naval bases and dockyards, and sea-side havens that have always supported local life in Britain and contributed to the Isles’ defense...read more

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9781844860241 | Reprint edition (Conway Maritime Pr, November 19, 2005), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Sea Charts of the British Isles takes the reader on a voyage through the seaports, fishing and commercial harbors, naval bases and dockyards, and sea-side havens that have always supported local life in Britain and contributed to the Isles’ defense.

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9781844864133, titled "Sea Charts of the British Isles: A Voyage of Discovery Around Britain and Ireland's Coastline" | Conway Maritime Pr, April 11, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Sea Charts of the British Isles takes the reader on a voyage through the seaports, fishing and commercial harbors, naval bases and dockyards, and sea-side havens that have always supported local life in Britain and contributed to the Isles’ defense.

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Product Description: In The Last of the Doughboys, Richard Rubin introduced readers to a forgotten generation of Americans: the men and women who fought and won the First World War. Interviewing the war’s last survivors face-to-face, he knew well the importance of being present if you want to get the real story...read more

Hardcover:

9781250084323 | St Martins Pr, April 4, 2017, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: In The Last of the Doughboys, Richard Rubin introduced readers to a forgotten generation of Americans: the men and women who fought and won the First World War.

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Product Description: "A uniquely colorful chronicle of this dramatic and convulsive chapter in American--and world--history. It's an epic tale, and here it is wondrously well told." --David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of FREEDOM FROM FEARFrom August 1914 through March 1917, Americans were increasingly horrified at the unprecedented destruction of the First World War...read more

Hardcover:

9781620409824 | Ill edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, April 4, 2017), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: "A uniquely colorful chronicle of this dramatic and convulsive chapter in American--and world--history.

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Product Description: The tank battles in the Soviet Union during the summer of 1941 were the largest in World War II, exceeding even the more famous Prokhorovka encounter during the Kursk campaign. Indeed, they were the largest tank battles ever fought...read more
By Jim Laurier (illustrator)

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9781472817136 | Osprey Pub Co, March 21, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The tank battles in the Soviet Union during the summer of 1941 were the largest in World War II, exceeding even the more famous Prokhorovka encounter during the Kursk campaign.

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Product Description: Mauled at Stalingrad, the German army looked to regain the initiative on the Eastern Front with a huge offensive launched near the city of Kursk, 280 miles southwest of Moscow. Armed with the new Panther tank, Hitler and Field Marshal von Manstein were confident that they could inflict another crushing defeat on the Soviet Union...read more
By Graham Turner (illustrator)

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9781472816900 | Osprey Pub Co, March 21, 2017, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Mauled at Stalingrad, the German army looked to regain the initiative on the Eastern Front with a huge offensive launched near the city of Kursk, 280 miles southwest of Moscow.

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Product Description: Between the two world wars, the United States contributed significantly to the evolution of the tank, a weapon invented by the British and the French seeking to break through the lines of German trenches. From the employment of the French Renault FT and British Mark V during their involvement in World War I, the United States branched out with its own indigenous designs, including the M1 Cavalry Car and the M2 Light and Medium tanks, the precursors to the Stuart and Grant tanks of World War II...read more

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9781472818072 | Osprey Pub Co, March 21, 2017, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Between the two world wars, the United States contributed significantly to the evolution of the tank, a weapon invented by the British and the French seeking to break through the lines of German trenches.

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Product Description: Entering service in 1931, the 9x19mm Suomi KP/-31 submachine gun saw extensive combat with Finnish troops during their fight against Soviet forces in 1939–44. It was also manufactured under licence in Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden, and remained in Finnish service until the 1980s, an indication of its durability...read more
By Alan Gilliland (illustrator)

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9781472819642 | Osprey Pub Co, March 21, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Entering service in 1931, the 9x19mm Suomi KP/-31 submachine gun saw extensive combat with Finnish troops during their fight against Soviet forces in 1939–44.

Product Description: Seeing action on every front of the war, the aces of the Junkers Ju 88 were some of the most valuable pilots in the Luftwaffe. Although designed as a fast medium bomber, the Ju 88's highly versatile design meant that it was also used as a heavy day and night fighter...read more

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9781472808400 | Osprey Pub Co, March 21, 2017, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Seeing action on every front of the war, the aces of the Junkers Ju 88 were some of the most valuable pilots in the Luftwaffe.

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Product Description: Established in June 1940, as the brainchild of scientist and soldier Major Ralph Bagnold, a contemporary of Lawrence of Arabia, the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) allowed the British Army to gain a crucial advantage in the North African Front of World War II...read more

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9781472819338 | Osprey Pub Co, March 21, 2017, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Established in June 1940, as the brainchild of scientist and soldier Major Ralph Bagnold, a contemporary of Lawrence of Arabia, the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) allowed the British Army to gain a crucial advantage in the North African Front of World War II.

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Product Description: "The members of what was politely termed the 'Italian Government' were no more than Mussolini's lackeys. Count Ciano himself was wholly subservient to him. Count Ciano was a man who lacked neither personal dignity nor physical courage, and yet I have seen him quail at an interview with Mussolini when the dictator showed irritation...read more
By Sumner Welles (introduced by)

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9780997210040 | Reprint edition (Enigma Books, March 14, 2017), cover price $29.00 | About this edition: "The members of what was politely termed the 'Italian Government' were no more than Mussolini's lackeys.

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Product Description: The casualty rates of the First World War were unprecedented: approximately 10 million combatants were wounded from Britain, France and Germany alone. In consequence, military-medical services expanded and the war ensured that medical professionals became firmly embedded within the armed services...read more

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9781472510020 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: The casualty rates of the First World War were unprecedented: approximately 10 million combatants were wounded from Britain, France and Germany alone.

Paperback:

9781472513243 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The casualty rates of the First World War were unprecedented: approximately 10 million combatants were wounded from Britain, France and Germany alone.

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