William Breuer

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William B. Breuer (September 17, 1922 – August 18, 2010) was a soldier, journalist and American military historian, who specialized in the World War II epoch[1]


His work, The Great Raid on Cabanatuan along with Hampton Sides' Ghost Soldiers, was adapted into a film titled The Great Raid (2005).


  • Agony at Anzio
  • The Air-raid Warden Was a Spy: and Other Tales from Home-front America in World War II. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2003. ISBN 0-471-23488-5
  • An American Saga
  • Bizarre tales from World War II. Edison, NJ: Castle Books, 2005, c1999. ISBN 0-785-81992-4 OCLC 60565573
  • Bloody Clash at Sadzot: Hitler's Final Strike for Antwerp. New York: Jove, 1981. ISBN 0-515-10351-9
  • Captain Cool
  • Daring Missions of World War II, 2002. ISBN 0471150878
  • Death of a Nazi Army: the Falaise Pocket. New York: Stein and Day, 1985. ISBN 0-812-83024-5
  • Devil Boats: the PT War against Japan. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1987. ISBN 0-891-41269-7
  • Drop Zone, Sicily: Allied Airborne Strike, July 1943. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1983. ISBN 0-891-41196-8
  • Feuding Allies: the Private Wars of the High Command. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1995. ISBN 0-471-12252-1
  • Geronimo!: American paratroopers in World War II . New York: St. Martin's, 1989. ISBN 0-312-03350-8 OCLC 19887398
  • Guts!: 27 Courageous People and Their Truimphs Over Adversity. New Horizon Press, 2005. ISBN 0-882-82259-4
  • The Great Raid on Cabanatuan: Rescuing the Doomed Ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor. Wiley, 1994. ISBN 0471037427
  • Hitler's Fortress Cherbourg: the conquest of a bastion. New York: Stein and Day, 1984. ISBN 0-812-82952-2 OCLC 10558461
  • Hitler's Undercover War: the Nazi Espionage Invasion of the U.S.A. Bew York: St. Martin's, 1989. ISBN 0-312-02620-X
  • Hoodwinking Hitler
  • J. Edgar Hoover and His G-Men
  • MacArthur's Undercover War: Spies, Saboteurs, Guerrillas, and Secret Missions. ISBN 0-471-11458-8
  • Nazi Spies in America
  • Operation Dragoon: the Allied Invasion of the South of France. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1987. ISBN 0-891-41307-3 OCLC 12750811
  • Operation Torch: The Allied Gamble to Invade North Africa.
  • Race to the Moon: America's Duel with the Soviets. Praeger, 1993. ISBN 0-275-94481-6
  • Retaking the Philippines: America's Return to Corregidor and Bataan, October 1944-March 1945. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986. ISBN 0-312-67802-9 OCLC 13761706
  • Sea Wolf: a Biography of John D. Bulkeley, USN. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1989. ISBN 0-891-41335-9 OCLC 18258522
  • The Secret War with Germany: Deception, Espionage, and Dirty Tricks, 1939-1945. New York: Jove Books, 1989, c1988. ISBN 0-515-10013-7 OCLC 19643834
  • Secret Weapons of World War II
  • Shadow Warriors: the Covert War in Korea. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1996. ISBN 0-471-14438-X OCLC 33007714
  • Storming Hitler’s Rhine: the Allied Assault, February–March 1945. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1985. ISBN 0-312-76250-X OCLC 11650629
  • They Jumped at Midnight
  • Top Secret Tales of World War II
  • Undercover Tales of World War II
  • Unexplained Mysteries of World War II
  • Vendetta: Castro and the Kennedy Brothers
  • War and American Women: Heroism, Deeds, and Controversy. Praeger, 1997. ISBN 0-313-00359-9


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