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    Cause for Alarm by Eric Ambler

Nicky Marlow needs a job and the employment market is pretty slim in Britain in 1937. So when his fiancé points out the Spartacus Machine Tool notice, he jumps at the chance. Soon he learns the sinister truth of his predecessor's death and finds himself courted by two agents with dangerously different agendas. In the process, Marlow realizes it's not so simple to just do the job he's paid to do in fascist Italy on the eve of a world war.

Year: 1938
Genre: EspionageWWII: Prelude to War

    Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler

When Josef Vadassy arrives at the Hotel de la Reserve at the end of his Riviera holiday. But in St. Gatien, on the eve of World War II, everyone is suspect-the American brother and sister, the expatriate Brits, and the German gentleman traveling under at least one assumed name. When the film he drops off at the chemist reveals photographs he has not taken, Vadassy finds himself the object of intense suspicion. The result is anything but the rest he had been hoping for.

Year: 1938
Genre: EspionageWWII: Prelude to War

    The Rise of Germany by James Holland

In The Rise of Germany, Holland draws on this research to reconsider the strategy, tactics, and economic, political, and social aspects of the war.

Year: 2015
Genre: World War IIWWII: Prelude to War

    Berlin 1936 by Oliver Hilmes

A lively account of the 1936 Olympics told through the voices and stories of those who witnessed it, from an award-winning historian and biographer

Year: 2018
Genre: WWII: Prelude to War

    Olympic Pride, American Prejudice by Travis Thrasher

Discover the astonishing, inspirational, and largely unknown true story of the eighteen African American athletes who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, defying the racism of both Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South.

Year: 2020
Genre: OlympicsWWII: Prelude to War

    To Wake the Giant by Jeff Shaara

A Novel of Pearl Harbor. With you-are-there immediacy, Shaara opens up the mysteries of just how Japan--a small, deeply militarist nation--could launch one of history's most devastating surprise attacks.

Year: 2020
Genre: Attack on Pearl HarborWorld War IIWWII: Pacific TheaterWWII: Prelude to War

 

 

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Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1938Cause for Alarm by Eric Ambler Espionage, WWII: Prelude to War
1938Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler Espionage, WWII: Prelude to War
2015The Rise of Germany by James Holland World War II, WWII: Prelude to War, The War in the West, Germany, Non-Fiction
1939-1941: The War in the West
2018Berlin 1936 by Oliver Hilmes WWII: Prelude to War, Non-Fiction
Fascism, Fear, and Triumph Set Against Hitler's Olympic Games
2020Olympic Pride, American Prejudice by Travis Thrasher Olympics, WWII: Prelude to War, Non-Fiction
2020To Wake the Giant by Jeff Shaara World War II, WWII: Pacific Theater, WWII: Prelude to War, Hawaii

 

 

 


 

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