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Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa

Stalin was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953. Under Stalin’s leadership, the Ukraine suffered from a famine (Holodomor) so great it is considered by many to be an act of genocide on the part of Stalin’s government. Estimates of the number of deaths range from 2.5 million to 10 million. The famine was caused by direct political and administrative decisions. In addition to the famine, Stalin ordered purges within…

Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 by Max Hastings

Hitler vs. Stalin: The Eastern Front, 1941-1945 by John Mosier

Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission by Hampton Sides

The Devil's Diary: Hitler's High Priest and the Hunt for the Lost Papers of the Third Reich by Robert K. Wittman & Davis Kinney

The Conquerers: Roosevelt, Truman, and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany by Michael Beschloss

The Lost Airman: A True Story of Escape from Nazi Occupied France by Seth Meyerowitz

Until We Meet Again: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Holocaust by Michael Korenblit and Kathleen Janger

Dunkirk: Retreat to Victory by General Julian Thompson