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Breuer, William B. 1922-2010

Overview
Works: 77 works in 366 publications in 8 languages and 23,123 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 about William B Breuer
 
Most widely held works by William B Breuer
Unexplained mysteries of World War II by William B Breuer( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,473 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of these volunteers were wounded or died in the line of duty, others suffered as prisoners of war - all with little or no recognition. War and American Women brings to life the compelling stories of the ordinary and extraordinary women who served their country in times of war
Top secret tales of World War II by William B Breuer( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winston Churchill once remarked that the secret warfare waged in World War II equaled "the most fantastic inventions of romance and melodrama."" "William Breuer vividly confirms that assessment with these compelling accounts of Allied and Axis intelligence throughout World War II. Here are tales of patriotism and treachery, saboteurs, sleepers, and moles, giving fresh perspectives on the best-known interceptions and deceptions of the war - the breaking of the German code Enigma and the Japanese code Purple, Operation Overlord's successful disguise of the D-Day invasion - as well as little-known feats of civilian bravado in the face of danger."
Race to the moon : America's duel with the Soviets by William B Breuer( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member 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
Retaking the Philippines : America's return to Corregidor and Bataan, October 1944-March 1945 by William B Breuer( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the U.S. military campaign to recapture Manila, Corregidor and Bataan in the South Pacific
Hoodwinking Hitler : the Normandy deception by William B Breuer( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undercover tales of World War II by William B Breuer( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Czech and held by 668 WorldCat member 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
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 660 WorldCat member 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
The great raid on Cabanatuan : rescuing the doomed ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor by William B Breuer( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member 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
Secret weapons of World War II by William B Breuer( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member 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 in 1989 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vendetta! : Fidel Castro and the Kennedy brothers by William B Breuer( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now, in this powerful, eye-opening new book, William B. Breuer reveals the startling truth behind the Cuban crisis of the early 1960s. From the Bay of Pigs to Guantanamo Bay and the October '62 missile crisis, Breuer exposes how John and Robert Kennedy worked together to expand the clandestine, sometimes illegal activities to eliminate Castro. Vendetta! is a riveting account of recent history, complete with spies, saboteurs, guerrillas, murder plots, and kidnappings, told in the hard-hitting, dramatic style that has won the author critical acclaim as a chronicler of military intrigue
Drop zone, Sicily : Allied airborne strike, July 1943 by William B Breuer( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member 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 )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member 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 Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member 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 540 WorldCat member 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
Operation Dragoon : the Allied invasion of the south of France by William B Breuer( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daring missions of World War II by William B Breuer( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member 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 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now, in Deceptions of World War II, military historian and author William Breuer presents more than eighty little-known tales of illusions, masquerades, and fakery that were often decisive factors, providing an advantage that could mean the difference between victory and defeat
The air-raid warden was a spy : and other tales from home-front America in World War II by William B Breuer( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his latest collection of fresh and surprising stories from World War II, popular author and distinguished historian William Breuer recounts over fifty little-known tales of military actions, espionage, and skullduggery on the home front. Based on personal interviews, official archives, and declassified documents, The Air-Raid Warden Was a Spy features intriguing accounts of covert raids and combat experiments, spies and saboteurs, draft dodgers and do-gooders, and various escapes and secret operations
 
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Unexplained mysteries of World War II
Alternative Names
Breuer, William.

Breuer, William B. 1923-

William Breuer American military historian

William Breuer Amerikaans historicus (?-2010)

ブリューア, W. B

布鲁尓, 威廉・B

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War and American women : heroism, deeds, and controversyTop secret tales of World War IIRace to the moon : America's duel with the SovietsHoodwinking Hitler : the Normandy deceptionUndercover tales of World War IIThe great raid on Cabanatuan : rescuing the doomed ghosts of Bataan and CorregidorSecret weapons of World War IIVendetta! : Fidel Castro and the Kennedy brothers