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WWII page-turners

By Times staff

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 18, 2001

The world of publishing is also capitalizing on interest in all things World War II. Here are a few recent titles:

An Album of Memories: Personal Histories From the Greatest Generation, by Tom Brokaw. (Random House, $29.95) The NBC anchor shares letters he received in response to The Greatest Generation.

The Medic: Life and Death in the Last Days of WWII, by Leo Litwak. (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, $22.95) A novelist recalls years spent dispensing gauze and morphine.

Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission, by Hampton Sides. (Doubleday, $24.95) Journalist Sides recounts an Army Rangers mission to rescue POWs behind enemy lines in the Philippines.

Long Day's Journey Into War: Pearl Harbor and a World at War, by Stanley Weintraub. (Lyons Press, $19.95) Originally published in 1991, this account of the first day of the war has been reissued in paperback.

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