World War II

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D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
Antony Beevor

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 BEE

From acclaimed world historian Antony Beevor, this is the first major account in more than twenty years to cover the whole invasion from June 6, 1944, right up to the liberation of Paris.


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The Postmistress
Sarah Blake

BLAKE

The stories of a small Cape Cod postmistress and an American radio reporter stationed in London collide on the eve of the United States’ entrance into World War II, a meeting that is shaped by a broken promise to deliver a letter.


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The Madonnas of Leningrad: A Novel
Debra Dean

DEAN

In a novel that moves back and forth between the Soviet Union during World War II and modern-day America, Marina, an elderly Russian woman, recalls vivid images of her youth during the height of the siege of Leningrad.


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Pacific Glory: A Novel
P. T. Deutermann

DEUTERMANN

Their military careers forever transformed by the attack on Pearl Harbor, Navy nurse Glory grieves for the loss of her husband while ship officer Marsh battles his way toward Leyte Gulf and fighter pilot Mick struggles with the drinking problem for which he was grounded.


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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel
Jamie Ford

FORD

When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered during renovations at a Seattle hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment.


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Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945
Max Hastings

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 HAS

From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences.


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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 HIL

The story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.


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La's Orchestra Saves the World: A Novel
Alexander McCall Smith

MCCALL SMITH

Divorcee Lavender Stone flees World War II London and organizes an amateur orchestra that includes a talented Polish refugee who rekindles long-buried feelings.


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The Distant Hours: A Novel
Kate Morton

MORTON

A long-lost letter arriving at its destination fifty years after it was sent lures Edie Burchill to crumbling Milderhurst Castle, home of the elderly Blythe sisters, where Edie’s mother was sent to stay as a teenager during World War II.


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Sarah's Key
Tatiana de Rosnay

ROSNAY

On the 60th anniversary of the 1942 roundup of Jews by the French police in the Vel d’Hiv section of Paris, American journalist Julia Jarmond embarks on an investigation of this dark World War II episode that leads her to long-hidden family secrets and to the ordeal of Sarah, a young girl caught up in the raid.


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The Final Storm: A Novel of the War in the Pacific
Jeff Shaara

SHAARA

When the United States military targets the island of Okinawa as part of a plan to halt conflicts that are inflicting massive casualties on both sides, B-29 pilot Paul Tibbets accepts a mission with world-changing implications.


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A Measureless Peril: America in the Fight for the Atlantic, the Longest Battle of World War II
Richard Snow

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 SNO

Here is the story of the dramatic battle for the Atlantic during World War II, recreating merciless attacks by German U-boats, as well as the cunning cat-and-mouse game between quickly built American destroyers and the lethal U-boats.


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Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
Mitchell Zuckoff

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 ZUC

Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoff unleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War II rescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S. military personnel into the jungle-clad land of New Guinea.


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Saving Private Ryan
Rated R

ACT DVD SAV

Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.


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Schindler's List
Rated R

DRA DVD SCH

The story of a Catholic World War II profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who risked his life and went bankrupt in order to save more than 1,000 Jews from certain death in concentration camps.


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