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The Allied Race to Victory Further Reading List

Interested in further reading?

The Library team at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library compiled a “Top 5” list to help better contextualize the Allied Race to Victory.

1. Ambrose, Stephen E. Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1997. 

2. Beevor, Antony. The Fall of Berlin, 1945. New York: Viking, 2002. 

3. Buruma, Ian. Year Zero: A History of 1945. New York: Penguin Press, 2013. 

4. Hastings, Max. Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45. 1St U.S. ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. 

5. Tillman, Barrett. Whirlwind: The Air War against Japan, 1942-1945. 1St Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010.