Watson's Really Big Wwii Almanac

Watson's Really Big Wwii Almanac

Author: Patrick Watson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469101897

Category: Reference

Page: 726

View: 103

Named as the North American Book Exchanges winner of the 2008 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Reference catagory, this book is laid out like a calendar containing information pertaining to World War II. In going to a specific date, you will find it divided by area (i.e. Western Europe, North America etc.). Those areas are further divided by year. What makes it unique is that those years range from the 1800s to the present day. The information includes everything from actual battles, to the final fate of a favorite ship, to the activities of movie stars during the war. It covers the first six months of the year. Volume Two takes care of the last six months.

Watson's Really Big WWII Almanac

Watson's Really Big WWII Almanac

Author: Patrick Watson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1425789943

Category: Reference

Page: 716

View: 796

This book covers events that have occured throughout history that pertain to the Second World War. The dates range from the 1800´s to 2007. It uses the same format and contains the same type of information as Volume 1, but it covers the period from July to December, whereas Volume 1 concentrates on the first 6 months of the year. It was also the 2008 North American Book Exchange´s Pinnacle Book Award winner in the Reference Category.

Watson's Really Big WWII Almanac

Watson's Really Big WWII Almanac

Author: Patrick Watson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1425789668

Category: Reference

Page: 726

View: 671

This book is set up like a calendar containing information pertaining to World War II. In going to a specific date, you will find it divided by area (i.e. Western Europe, North America etc.). Those areas are further divided by year. What makes it a little unique is that those years range from the 1800s to the present day. The information includes everything from actual battles, to the final fate of a favorite ship, to the activities of movie stars during the war.

Watson's Really Big WWII Almanac

Watson's Really Big WWII Almanac

Author: Patrick Watson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781425789930

Category: Reference

Page: 716

View: 770

This book covers events that have occured throughout history that pertain to the Second World War. The dates range from the 1800´s to 2007. It uses the same format and contains the same type of information as Volume 1, but it covers the period from July to December, whereas Volume 1 concentrates on the first 6 months of the year. It was also the 2008 North American Book Exchange´s Pinnacle Book Award winner in the Reference Category.

Nuremberg's Voice of Doom

Nuremberg's Voice of Doom

Author: Wolfe Frank

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781526737526

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 892

The memoirs of Wolfe Frank, which lay hidden in an attic for twenty-five years, are a unique and highly moving behind-the-scenes account of what happened at Nuremberg the greatest trial in history seen through the eyes of a witness to the whole proceedings. They include important historical information never previously revealed. In an extraordinarily explicit life story, Frank includes his personal encounters, inside and outside the courtroom, with all the war criminals, particularly Hermann Goering. This, therefore, is a unique record that adds substantially to what is already publicly known about the trials and the defendants.Involved in proceedings from day one, Frank translated the first piece of evidence, interpreted the judges opening statements, and concluded the trials by announcing the sentences to the defendants (and several hundred million radio listeners) which earned him the soubriquet Voice of Doom.Prior to the war, Frank, who was of Jewish descent, was a Bavarian playboy, an engineer, a resistance worker, a smuggler (of money and Jews out of Germany) and was declared to be an enemy of the State to be shot on sight. Having escaped to Britain, he was interned at the outbreak of war but successfully campaigned for his release and eventually allowed to enlist in the British Army in which he rose to the rank of Captain. Unable to speak English prior to his arrival, by the time of the Nuremberg trials he was described as the finest interpreter in the world.A unique character of extreme contrasts Frank was a playboy, a risk taker and an opportunist. Yet he was also a man of immense courage, charm, good manners, integrity and ability. He undertook the toughest assignment imaginable at Nuremberg to a level that was satisfactory alike to the bench, the defence and the prosecution and he played a major role in materially shortening the enormously difficult procedures by an estimated three years.

Mulberry and More

Mulberry and More

Author: Patrick Watson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796052275

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 547

Even in the case of an event as well-known as World War II, it is still possible to find a hidden gem that many people have never heard of. In the case of this book, that little gem is the pre-fabricated harbor built and designed by the British for the express purpose of supporting the Allied invasion of France on June 6, 1944. It was known as Mulberry, and the story surrounding its evolution from a controversial and often ridiculed idea into a controversial and often ridiculed maritime fact is as entertaining as it is educational.

The Great Arizona Almanac

The Great Arizona Almanac

Author: Dean Smith

Publisher: Westwinds Press

ISBN: 1558685235

Category: Travel

Page: 228

View: 241

An essential read for anyone wanting the latest, greatest scoop on this history, geography, economy, and people of the Grand Canyon State. Filled with photos, illustrations, maps, and up-to-date information, this comprehensive source will intrigue anyone wanting to know more about this amazing state.

The World Almanac Book of Inventions

The World Almanac Book of Inventions

Author: Valérie-Anne Giscard d'Estaing

Publisher: World Almanac Books

ISBN: UVA:X001084953

Category: Inventions

Page: 361

View: 225

Discusses over 2,000 inventions that have shaped mankind and the inventors responsible for them.

People: Almanac 2003

People: Almanac 2003

Author: Editors of People Magazine

Publisher: People

ISBN: 192904996X

Category: Reference

Page: 542

View: 258

The editors of People Magazine cover the stars, royalty, criminals, and ordinary people making headlines over the past year, along with trivia about all the headliners and celebrities, as well as listings of this year's Emmy, Oscar, and Grammy winners. Original. 50,000 first printing.