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Breuer, William B. 1922-2010

Overview
Works: 77 works in 328 publications in 4 languages and 23,408 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Drama  War films  Military history  Film adaptations  Anecdotes  Historical films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: D810.S7, 940.53
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Most widely held works by William B Breuer
Unexplained mysteries of World War II by William B Breuer( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,450 libraries worldwide
Praise for The Great Raid on Cabanatuan "An exciting narrative presented by a first-rate storyteller."--Publishers Weekly Acclaim for Feuding Allies "An absorbing look at the impact of Alliance politics on the outcome of WW II."--Kirkus Reviews. "As combat veterans and high commanders know, logic is often a stranger in wartime."--William Breuer, in Unexplained Mysteries of World War II. From Germany's invasion of Poland to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, from D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge to Iwo Jima and Bataan, the legendary battles and encounters of the Second World War have been the subjects of innumerable books. Yet, within the history of World War II, a wide range of mysterious, baffling, oddly coincidental, and inexplicable events remain. Now, critically acclaimed military historian William Breuer presents the first comprehensive book to focus on this vast, intriguing, and unexplored area. Over a period of years, Breuer collected materials from newspapers, magazines, military reports, correspondence, and interviews with the participants. His painstaking research uncovered a wealth of fascinating, at times startling, true tales: captivating cases of strange coincidences, curious happenings, and peculiar premonitions--all as vital a part of the war's history as its great campaigns, strategic designs, and high-level decisions. With a blend of dynamic storytelling and meticulous detail, Breuer deftly highlights more than one hundred of World War II's most puzzling events, including: The burning of the Normandie Destroyed by fire just two months after Hitler declared war on the United States, this French ocean liner was ruined in a matter of hours. Had Nazi saboteurs caused its destruction? Or were Hitler sympathizers behind the disastrous arson job? The attempted kidnapping of the Duke of Windsor As part of Hitler's scheme to dispatch Churchill and King George VI --both of whom the fh︢rer regarded as "obstacles to peace" --plans were set in motion to abduct the duke. Only a timely twist of fate saved him from the Nazis' grasp. The sinking of the Tang. A U.S. submarine charged with tracking and destroying Japanese ships in the Formosa Strait, the Tang had sunk more enemy ships than any other U.S. submarine or surface vessel in the Pacific. Her last torpedo, however, would destroy a most unexpected victim. The appearance of "The Deadly Double" advertisement. Appearing in The New Yorker sixteen days before Pearl Harbor, this seemingly innocuous ad for a new dice game, "The Deadly Double," aroused the FBI's suspicion --and raised troubling questions. Had it been placed by German or Japanese spies as a means of notifying their agents in the United States that war was about to erupt? Was it a way for enemy espionage operatives in the United States to warn their colleagues that a sneak attack would be launched somewhere in the Pacific? Written by a man the Wall Street Journal has called a "first-class historian," this colorful treasury of the unexpected and the unexplained is a unique and riveting addition to World War II literature
War and American women : heroism, deeds, and controversy by William B Breuer( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 959 libraries worldwide
Allowing women to serve in the military during wartime has been a subject of controversy since World War I, when, for the first time in history, thousands of American women volunteered, answering the same patriotic call to duty as the men. Unlike the men, however, these pioneers were targets of gossip and branded as "camp followers" by some. Since that time, some 3.5 million American women have served their country as spies, nurses, guerrillas, or war correspondents
Race to the moon : America's duel with the Soviets by William B Breuer( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 842 libraries worldwide
This same source clandestinely provided documents that shocked British scientists: The Germans were 25 years ahead of England and the United States in rocket development! And then, in September 1944, 60-foot-long V-2 rockets, for which there was no defense, began raining down on London, causing enormous destruction and loss of life
Top secret tales of World War II by William B Breuer( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 839 libraries worldwide
"Drawn from personal interviews, private correspondence, trial records, and declassified documents from official archives, this volume provides detailed, startling revelations about the secret wars fought behind the battlefields - and the headlines - of World War II."--Jacket
Retaking the Philippines : America's return to Corregidor and Bataan, October 1944-March 1945 by William B Breuer( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 814 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the U.S. military campaign to recapture Manila, Corregidor and Bataan in the South Pacific
The great raid on Cabanatuan : rescuing the doomed ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor by William B Breuer( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 748 libraries worldwide
Written by acclaimed military historian William B. Breuer, The Great Raid on Cabanatuan is a riveting account of that rescue mission and the gallant soldiers who carried it out against overwhelming odds
Hoodwinking Hitler : the Normandy deception by William B Breuer( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 726 libraries worldwide
Geronimo! : American paratroopers in World War II by William B Breuer( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 685 libraries worldwide
American paratroopers have always been a special breed of warrior. Geronimo focuses on human drama plus strategy clashes that took place within the Allied airborne command. The story ranges from North Africa to Sicily, from the jungles of the Philippines to the beaches of Normandy
Undercover tales of World War II by William B Breuer( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Czech and held by 670 libraries worldwide
Chronicles seventy covert operations and insidious plots that took place during World War II and discusses how they affected the outcome of the war
Secret weapons of World War II by William B Breuer( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 645 libraries worldwide
A fascinating look at the clandestine battle between the brilliant scientists and codebreakers of the Allies and the Axis powers
Hitler's undercover war : the Nazi espionage invasion of the U.S.A. by William B Breuer( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
Vendetta! : Fidel Castro and the Kennedy brothers by William B Breuer( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
Based on new firsthand interviews with many of the people who directed and participated in the Kennedys' secret war, Vendetta! includes candid recollections from a host of government officials who are talking about these events for the first time, among them, W. Raymond Wannall, former assistant director of the FBI, and Theodore Shackley, the CIA official who directed the covert actions from Miami. As this fascinating chapter of modern day intrigue unfolds, we are swept into the middle of the action, from tense conferences in the Oval Office to terrifying encounters at Guantanamo Bay, where American-backed forces stood outnumbered and surrounded by Cuban troops
Drop zone, Sicily : Allied airborne strike, July 1943 by William B Breuer( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
The author relates the events of the successful invasion of Sicily, which marked the beginning of the end of Hitler's hold on Europe
Operation Torch : the Allied gamble to invade North Africa by William B Breuer( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
Relates the compelling story of the Allied campaign to invade French Northwest Africa in 1942
Shadow warriors : the covert war in Korea by William B Breuer( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
MacArthur's undercover war : spies, saboteurs, guerrillas, and secret missions by William B Breuer( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
The covert war General Douglas MacArthur waged against Japanese forces in the Pacific arena was the largest undercover operation ever undertaken. Here, for the first time, is the complete story of the legendary exploits and heroism of the thousands of courageous individuals who fought as spies, guerrillas, propagandists, and saboteurs behind enemy lines. In an action-packed narrative, MacArthur's Undercover War tells of thrilling feats of valor and derring-do - impossible missions to blow up harbors, kidnap heads of state, undermine currency, and arrange prison escapes, all deep within enemy territory. Firsthand interviews with veterans and information from previously unpublished documents reveal a riveting tale of World War II that has never been fully told
The secret war with Germany : deception, espionage, and dirty tricks, 1939-1945 by William B Breuer( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
Daring missions of World War II by William B Breuer( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 439 libraries worldwide
"In his latest collection, Daring Missions of World War II, author and historian William Breuer brings to light largely unknown stories of behind-the-scenes bravery and covert activities that helped the Allies win critical victories both on the ground and in the air. Here are more than seventy tales of espionage, sabotage, and derring-do, including thrilling accounts of "impossible" rescues, ingenious secret networks, and high-stakes U.S. Ranger missions within enemy territory."--Jacket
Deceptions of World War II by William B Breuer( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Czech and held by 365 libraries worldwide
Researched and collected from personal interviews, official archives, and declassified documents, these fresh, fast-paced accounts take you directly into the minds of the men and women who misled their enemy, uncovered military secrets, and furthered their cause by any means possible: stealing Hitler's secret weapon ... "smuggling" ships to England ... financing an FBI coup ... impersonating a submarine fleet ... unmasking German Spies ... even sending Nazis into the White House."--Jacket
The air-raid warden was a spy : and other tales from home-front America in World War II by William B Breuer( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
William Breuer, popular raconteur of fresh and surprising stories from World War II, returns with over fifty little-known tales from the homefront. Based on Breuer's extensive collection of information from personal interviews, official archives, declassified documents, books, articles, and magazines, this fascinating book shares brief stories of military action and espionage on the homefront during World War II stories that are vivid, fast-paced, and incredibly dramatic
 
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Alternative Names
Breuer, William.
Breuer, William B. 1923-
William Breuer American military historian
ブリューア, W. B
Languages
English (134)
Polish (20)
Czech (9)
Burmese (1)
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