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Max Hastings

Max Hastings is the author of many books on military history, including Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War and 
Inferno: The World at War, 1939–45. His latest book is Operation Chastise: The RAF’s Most Brilliant Attack of World War II.
 (May 2020)

Smoke and Mirrors

The Secret State: A History of Intelligence and Espionage

by John Hughes-Wilson

Spy Watching: Intelligence Accountability in the United States

by Loch K. Johnson

In the Enemy’s House: The Secret Saga of the FBI Agent and the Code Breaker Who Caught the Russian Spies

by Howard Blum

The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton

by Jefferson Morley

September 27, 2018 issue

Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt at a meeting of the Pacific War Council, Washington, D.C., June 1942

What’s New About the War?

When Britain Saved the West: The Story of 1940

by Robin Prior

Eisenhower’s Armies: The American–British Alliance During World War II

by Niall Barr

Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge

by Antony Beevor

Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War, 1939–1945

by Alan Allport

Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War

by Linda Hervieux

Omaha Beach on D-Day

y Jean-David Morvan and Séverine Tréfouël, with drawings by Dominique Bertail, photographs by Robert Capa, and text by Bernard Lebrun, translated from the French by Edward Gauvin

France 1940: Defending the Republic

by Philip Nord

Eisenhower’s Guerrillas: The Jedburghs, the Maquis, and the Liberation of France

by Benjamin F. Jones

The Rise of Germany, 1939–1941: The War in the West

by James Holland

The Battle for Moscow

by David Stahel

India at War: The Subcontinent and the Second World War

by Yasmin Khan

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March 10, 2016 issue

German civilians on an enforced visit to Buchenwald concentration camp, April 1945; photograph by Lee Miller from the exhibition ‘Lee Miller: A Woman’s War,’ on view at the Imperial War Museum, London, October 15, 2015–April 24, 2016. The catalog—by Hilary Roberts, with an introduction by Antony Penrose—will be published in the US by Thames and Hudson in December.

How the Germans Closed Ranks Around Hitler

The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939–1945: Citizens and Soldiers

by Nicholas Stargardt

Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe

by Michael Neiberg

Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and His War Cabinet

by Jonathan Schneer

October 22, 2015 issue

Elizabeth Thompson, Lady Butler: Calling the Roll after an Engagement, Crimea, 1874

War by Fops and Fools

The Crimean War: A History

by Orlando Figes

The Crimean War in the British Imagination

by Stefanie Markovits

June 9, 2011 issue

Kaiser Wilhelm II and Enver Pasha on board the battle cruiser Goeben, Constantinople, October 1917

The Turkish-German Jihad

The Berlin–Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power

by Sean McMeekin

December 9, 2010 issue

Gary Cooper as a legionnaire in Beau Geste, 1939

The Truth About the Foreign Legion

Our Friends Beneath the Sands: The Foreign Legion in France's Colonial Conquests, 1870–1935

by Martin Windrow

Voices of the Foreign Legion: The History of the World's Most Famous Fighting Corps

by Adrian D. Gilbert

October 14, 2010 issue

Churchill and Roosevelt Discussing Germany's Surrender Terms

A Very Chilly Victory

Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941–1945

by Andrew Roberts

August 13, 2009 issue

Italian riflemen leaving their trenches to attack the Austro-Hungarians during World War I; from Mark Thompson’s The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front, 1915–1919

A Farewell to Arms

The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front, 1915–1919

by Mark Thompson

June 11, 2009 issue

The Most Evil Emperor

Hitler’s Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe

by Mark Mazower

Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution

by Ian Kershaw

October 23, 2008 issue

How They Won

Partners in Command: George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in War and Peace

by Mark Perry

15 Stars: Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall: Three Generals Who Savedthe American Century

by Stanley Weintraub

November 22, 2007 issue

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