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The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Hard Cover (signed) by Robert M. Edsel At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Momuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis. Read More

American Sniper

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle and Scott McEwen The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time. Read More

Old Blood and Guts

Trusted by his troops and feared by the enemy, General George Patton was one of America's most dynamic--and controversial--war commanders. Alden Hatch's biography traces Patton's life from his California childhood to his accidental death in Germany shortly after the end of World War II. Perfect for giving kids a leg up in history class, or for nurturing growing minds interested in history, this young adult biography will keep kids turning pages. Read More

Making Bombs for Hitler

Lida thought she was safe. Her neighbors wearing the yellow star were all taken away, but Lida is not Jewish. She will be fine, won't she? But she cannot escape the horrors of World War II. Lida's parents are ripped away from her and she is separated from her beloved sister, Larissa. The Nazis take Lida to a brutal work camp, where she and other Ukrainian children are forced into backbreaking labor. Starving and terrified, Lida bonds with her fellow prisoners, but none of them know if they'll live to see tomorrow. When Lida and her friends are assigned to make bombs for the German army, Lida cannot stand the thought of helping the enemy. Then she has an idea. What if she sabotaged the bombs, and the Nazis? Can she do so without getting caught? And if she's freed, will she ever find her sister again? This pulse-pounding novel of survival, courage, and hope shows us a lesser-known piece of history, and is sure to keep readers captivated until the last page. Read More

WWII: Visual Encyclopedia

War World II: Visual Encyclopedia is a new book for kids ages 9-12 that profiles the soldiers who served, key events, and the technology of war. With more than 200 individual entries of specially commissioned CGI images, War World II: Visual Encyclopedia covers the key players including Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Franklin D Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Charles de Gaulle; major events such as the invasion of Poland, Battle of Britain, and Pearl Harbor; plus the weapons and machinery used such as Gato-class submarines, V1 Rockets, and the atomic bomb, all with age-appropriate text and images. With key information available at a glance and data boxes to dip into, plus facts and stats to compare, kids can discover the most cunning strategists, the longest battles, the fastest fighter planes, and more in this new addition to DK's award-winning Visual Encyclopedia format. Read More

Tank: Visual History

Smithsonian: Tank : The Definitive Visual History of Armored Vehicles (Hardcover) A visual guide to the history of tanks, Tank tells the full history of tanks through stunning photography and informative text. From the early Mark Is of World War I to the T-34 of World War II to the cutting-edge M1 Abrams of today, Tank showcases the most famous (or infamous) armored fighting vehicles in history. Packed full of tanks, armored vehicles, personnel carriers, and anti-tank weaponry, Tank combines comprehensive photographic spreads with in-depth histories of key manufacturers and specially commissioned visual tours of the most iconic examples of their kind. The featured vehicles are placed in their wider context, along with with tactical and technological improvements, and the impact of the tank on the evolution of battlefield and military strategy. Tank charts the evolution of the tank over the past century, covering over 450 tanks and military vehicles from all over the world. Look through the history of tanks and explore the form and function of a weapon that changed history. Learn the different vehicles' weight, size, country of origin, and time of use through in-depth profiles. An essential visual history, Tank provides a complete and exciting overview to the iconic vehicles that changed history. Read More

Third Army in World War II

Patton's Third Army in World War II: A Photographic History Hard Cover By Michael Green (Author), James D. Brown (Author) The heavily illustrated account of the men who served under “Old Blood and Guts” is now available in flexibound format. In 1944, U.S. General George S. Patton was champing at the bit to lead the Allied D-Day invasion of German-occupied France. But instead, Dwight D. Eisenhower—then the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe—put Patton in charge of a decoy unit, the First U.S. Army Group. It would be almost seven weeks until Patton, known for his unruly demeanor and tendency toward vulgar speeches, would finally get his chance to take the now famous Third Army into battle. When he did, he took the unit on a ten-month rampage across France, driving through Germany and into Nazi-controlled Czechoslovakia and Austria. Along the way, his Third Army forces entered the Battle of the Bulge, breaking the Siege of Bastogne. It was a turning point in the war, and afterward the Third Army pushed eastward again. Contributing to its success was its truly innovative “armored warfare” fighting style, which avoided entrenched infantry warfare by continuously pushing forward, and it echoed Patton’s hard-charging personality. In Patton’s Third Army in World War II, military researcher and photographer Michael Green teams up with retired U.S. Army officer James D. Brown to bring you an illustrated overview of the Third Army under George S. Patton. Together, Green and Brown combine historical quotes and gripping narrative with fascinating photography to present a portrait publication—a portrayal hailed by the Patton Museum Foundation as “a must for your enjoyment and collection.” Read More

The Land that God Forgot

“The Land that God Forgot” The Saga of Gen. George Patton’s Desert Training Camps By: Brigadier General David C. Henley Nevada National Guard (Reserve) “…Three months after Pearl Harbor, Maj. Gen. George Patton was ordered to find a realistic training site on which American tank forces could practice. As the United States was then engaged in WWII, it was only a matter of time until GIs were sent to assist the British then fighting German tank elements in North Africa..” Read More

War As I Knew It

By: George S. Patton Jr. The Battle Memoirs of “Blood ‘N Guts” "Fame never yet found a man who waited to be found" - "In case of doubt attack" - "Know what you know and know what you don't know" Patton was the ultimate soldier's general. Everyone associated with him came under his spell and it is no exaggeration to say that they would have given their lives for him. This mystique that surrounded him bound him intimately to his troops who, throughout Patton's career felt privileged to serve him. George Patton tragically died on 20 December 1945 following a car crash, and this book is the story of his exploits during World War II as pieced together in 1947 by his wife from the General's letters and diaries. It contains many of the pithy sayings for which he was famous and conveys clearly the fire and brimstone attitude of the victor of the Battle of the Bulge. Read More

The Pattons

by Robert H. Patton “…The Pattons is an exceptional portrait of the famous military family, eloquently written by the grandson of its most illustrious member, George S. Patton. Washington Post critic Jonathan Yardley called it “one of the best books of the year.” ..” Read More

Patton’s One-Minute Messages

by Charles Province, Charles Prefer This collection of George S. Patton's pithy one-liners shows how business managers can succeed by applying the combat-tested principles of one of America's most famous battlefield leaders. Also featured are the works of W. Edwards Deming and Walter A. Shewhart, two pioneers in quality control who have influenced management practice for over 50 years. Read More

General Patton’s Principles

by Porter B. Williamson The author served with him in the military for a period of time and got to experience Patton's wisdom and intensity up close. The book offers excellent insight into Patton's philosophy, worth exploring both for personal growth as for implementation in leadership roles. Read More

Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup for the Veteran's Soul: Stories to Stir the Pride and Honor the Courage of Our Veterans by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen Chicken Soup for the Veteran's Soul will inspire and touch any veterans and their families, and allow others to appreciate the freedom for which they fought. Read More

GPMM Hat

Official General Patton Memorial Museum Hats 100% Cotton Twill Snap Backs Read More

GPMM Tumbler

See-through green, double insulated, with Museum name in the color green, with Lid and Straw (16oz) Read More

GPMM Patch

2.5” Diameter, 50% embroidered with 1 color thread on front, merrow border, iron on back. On top reads: ‘General Patton Memorial Museum’ Green Patton Logo in green, four stars underneath in the center Below reads: ‘Chiriaco Summit, California’ Read More

M4A3 Sherman Model

Classic Armour Scale Model Kit realistic plastic model is easily built up in about 5 minutes and includes everything needed for assembly. Vehicle measures up to 8” once built. Durable plastic, 1:32 scale Read More

Tank Command Playset

This deluxe tank playset includes a large 8” plastic friction-powered tank, a military Humvee, a cannon, four 3 ¾ posable action figure soldiers in combat gear, a K-9 and more! Read More

Combat Soldiers

This classic set features 40 combat figures that are made of durable plastic and come in a variety of poses in two different military colors. Peggable. Read More

Humvee 1:43

This highly-detailed model is an authentic replica of one of the most recognizable modern military vehicles. It features an opening top hatch and opening doors. Durable Diecast metal, 4” long 1:43 scale Read More