Recommendations for reading and viewing


D'Este, Carlo. (2002). Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life.
Farago, Ladislas. (1964). Patton:Ordeal and Triumph. Basis of the 1970 film Patton. DVD.
Gilbert, Sir Martin. (1991). Churchill: A Life. Churchill by his official biographer.
Kozak, Warren. (2009). The Life and Wars of General Curtis Lemay. The controversial General who built the Strategic Air Command.
Manchester, William, and Reid, Paul. (2002). The Last Lion. Three Volume life of Churchill.
Manchester, William. (1978). American Caesar. Bio of General Douglas MacArthur.
McCullough, David. (1992). Truman. Pulitzer prize winning biography of the 33rd president of the US.
Perret, Geoffrey. (1996). Old Soldiers Never Die: The Life of Douglas MacArthur. The career of this complicated General.
Yenne, Bill. (2013). Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the US Air Force. Life of the aviation pioneer.

The Holocaust

Chomsky, Marvin J (Director). (1978). Holocaust. TV docudrama DVD.
Gilbert, Sir Martin. (1985). The Holocaust. Chronological exposition of the 12 year Nazi reign of terror.
Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah. (1996). Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust.
PBS Frontline. (1985). Memory of the Camps. Documentary compiled from official camp liberation film.
Pierson, Frank (Director). (2001). Conspiracy. TV docudrama DVD. The infamous Wannsee Conference.
Spielberg, Steven (Producer and Director). (1993). Schindler's List. film on DVD.
Wiesel, Elie. (1972). Night. Nazi prisoner ordeal by the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

General Military History

Hanson, Victor Davis. (2005). A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War. Lecture.
Hanson, Victor Davis. (2002). Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise to Western Power.
Hanson, Victor Davis. (2013). The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost. Lecture.
Keegan, Sir John. (1976). The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme.
Tuchman, Barbara W. (1984). The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam.

World War I

Hanson, Victor Davis. (2014). WWI and the Lessons for Today. World War I lecture delivered at the Heritage Foundation.
Keegan, Sir John. (1998). The First World War. Military perspectives of the great war by the Sandhurst history professor.
Massie, Robert K. (2003). Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War. History of sea power during the "Great War."
Tuchman, Barbara W. (1962). The Guns of August. The events surrounding August 1914 that plunged the world into World War I.
Tuchman, Barbara W. (1958). The Zimmerman Telegram. The nefarious German proposal to Mexico to regain territory from the USA.

World War II

Ambrose, Hugh. (2010). The Pacific. Pacific theatre sequel to Band of Brothers. TV docudrama DVD.
Ambrose, Stephen E. (1992). Band of Brothers. The saga of Easy Company of the 101st Airborne. TV docudrama DVD.
Ambrose, Stephen E. (1997). Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany.
Ambrose, Stephen E. (1994). D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II.
Ambrose, Stephen E. (1985). Pegasus Bridge. Intrepid British Airborne Unit secures bridges on the eastern flank of the invasion beaches.
Atkinson, Rick. (2013). The Liberation Trilogy. The Pulitzer Prize winning author's three volumes about the allied campaigns.
Churchill, Sir Winston S. (1953). The Second World War. Memoir of World War II by a major participant.
Gilbert, Sir Martin. (1989). The Second World War: A Complete History. Global perspective of the war from 1939-1945.
Hanson, Victor Davis. (2012). World War II Leadership. World War II lecture delivered at Hillsdale College.
Keegan, Sir John. (1989). The Second World War. Battle by battle military perspective of World War II by the Sandhurst history professor.
Ryan, Cornelius. (1974). A Bridge Too Far: The Classic History of the Greatest Battle of World War II. DVD.
Ryan, Cornelius. (1959). The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day. DVD.
Shirer, William L. (1959). The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. First hand account by a reporter who was posted to Germany during the Nazi era.
Weinburg, Gerhard. (1994). A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II. Political, strategic, and military descriptions of worldwide events.
Wouk, Herman. (1974). The Winds of War. Saga of several families from the rise of Hitler to Pearl Harbor. TV drama DVD. Parts 1-7.
Wouk, Herman. (1978). War and Remembrance. The Winds of War characters' story continues up to the end of the war. TV drama DVD.

The Cold War

Cowley, Robert. (2006 ). The Cold War -- a Military History. A collection of essays by prominent authors.
Schlosser, Eric. (2013 ). Command and Control. Investigative report of WW III close calls and accidents involving nuclear weapons.

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