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Breuer, William B. 1922-2010

Overview
Works: 78 works in 398 publications in 8 languages and 22,840 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Drama  War films  Military history  Film adaptations  Anecdotes  Historical films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
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Most widely held works about William B Breuer
 
Most widely held works by William B Breuer
Top secret tales of World War II by William B Breuer( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,890 WorldCat member 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
War and American women : heroism, deeds, and controversy by William B Breuer( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,809 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
Undercover tales of World War II by William B Breuer( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Czech and held by 1,607 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
Unexplained mysteries of World War II by William B Breuer( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,467 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
Daring missions of World War II by William B Breuer( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,286 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( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and Czech and held by 829 WorldCat member 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
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 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with a 1961 pledge by President John F. Kennedy to plant the Stars and Stripes on the lunar surface by the end of the decade, the story flashes back to the first days of World War II. At that time, England was tipped off by a high Nazi official that the Third Reich was developing revolutionary long-range rockets
Retaking the Philippines : America's return to Corregidor and Bataan, October 1944-March 1945 by William B Breuer( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 775 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 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the deception scheme created and implemented by the Allies to gain total surprise against the Germans on D-Day, June 6, 1944
Geronimo! : American paratroopers in World War II by William B Breuer( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 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 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early on the morning of January 28, 1945, a small detachment of volunteers under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Henry A. Mucci, leader of the 6th Ranger Battalion, embarked from their base in the Philippines on the most audacious rescue operation ever undertaken. Their objective: Penetrate thirty miles behind enemy lines and liberate 511 POWs from Cabanatuan, the notorious Japanese POW camp where thousands of American prisoners had been brutally tortured and killed
Secret weapons of World War II by William B Breuer( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating look at the clandestine battle between the brilliant scientists and codebreakers of the Allies and the Axis powers
The air-raid warden was a spy : and other tales from home-front America in World War II by William B Breuer( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 604 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
Hitler's undercover war : the Nazi espionage invasion of the U.S.A. by William B Breuer( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 587 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 547 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
Vendetta! : Fidel Castro and the Kennedy brothers by William B Breuer( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member 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
Operation Torch : the Allied gamble to invade North Africa by William B Breuer( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the compelling story of the Allied campaign to invade French Northwest Africa in 1942
Drop zone, Sicily : Allied airborne strike, July 1943 by William B Breuer( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 543 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
Shadow warriors : the covert war in Korea by William B Breuer( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operation Dragoon : the Allied invasion of the south of France by William B Breuer( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the Allied forces' seaborne and airborne assaults on the Nazi-occupied Mediterranean coast of France
 
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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 controversyUndercover tales of World War IIUnexplained mysteries of World War IIDaring missions of World War IIDeceptions of World War IIRace to the moon : America's duel with the SovietsHoodwinking Hitler : the Normandy deceptionThe great raid on Cabanatuan : rescuing the doomed ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor