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Now available from McFarland
22 August 2014

Freitus, Joseph P. Virginia in the War Years, 1938-1945: Military Bases, the U-Boat War and Daily Life. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2014


Forthcoming from Amber
21 August 2014

Bishop, Chris. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1500 Weapons Systems, Including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships and Submarines. Forthcoming from Amber Books in September 2014


Now available from Classic
20 August 2014

Medcalf, William A. Junkers Ju88 Volume 2: The Bomber at War. Hinckley, UK: Classic Publications, 2014


Forthcoming from Alaska
19 August 2014

Coyle, Brendan. Kiska: The Japanese Occupation of an Alaska Island. Forthcoming from University of Alaska Press in September 2014


Forthcoming from Stackpole
19 August 2014

Doughty, Robert Allan. The Breaking Point: Sedan and the Fall of France, 1940. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in September 2014


Now available from John Murray
18 August 2014

McKinstry, Leo. Operation Sealion: How Britain Crushed the German War Machine's Dreams of Invasion in 1940. London: John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2014


The nearer your destination...
18 August 2014

...the more you're slip-sliding away. Or so it seems with German Ground Forces of World War II: Complete Orders of Battle by William T. McCroden and Thomas Nutter, a book on our radar since February 2008, delayed repeatedly, and most recently scheduled for publication this month. Nope. Now it appears to be slip-sliding away to March of next year.


Forthcoming from Quercus
16 August 2014

Lewis, Damien. Churchill's Secret Warriors: The Explosive True Story of the Special Forces Desperadoes of WWII. Forthcoming from Quercus Publishing in October 2014


In memoriam
16 August 2014

John W. Whitman—US Army veteran and author of Bataan: Our Last Ditch—died on 29 July at Walter Reed Medical Center at the age of 67.


Forthcoming from Oklahoma
15 August 2014

Salecker, Gene Eric. The Second Pearl Harbor: The West Loch Disaster, May 21, 1944. Forthcoming from University of Oklahoma Press in September 2014


Now available from Palgrave Macmillan
14 August 2014

O'Sullivan, Adrian. Nazi Secret Warfare in Occupied Persia. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2014


Forthcoming from Kiwi-Land
13 August 2014

Pugsley, Christopher. A Bloody Road Home: World War Two and New Zealand's Heroic Second Division. Forthcoming from Penguin Books New Zealand in November 2014


News from Carolina
12 August 2014

McFarland & Company has announced several new titles for release later this year, including these:


Forthcoming from Allen & Unwin
11 August 2014

Threlfall, Adrian. Jungle Warriors: From Tobruk to Kokoda and Beyond, How the Australian Army Became the World's Most Deadly Jungle Fighting Force. Forthcoming from Allen & Unwin in September 2014


Book review
10 August 2014

Zetterling, Niklas. Normandy 1944: German Military Organization, Combat Power and Organizational Effectiveness. Winnipeg, Manitoba: J.J. Fedorowicz, 2000.

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Recommended
9 August 2014

We've updated our Recommended Reading page to reflect some of the newest books we deem worthy of extra attention by anyone interested in the Second World War.


News from the West Midlands
8 August 2014

The fine folks at Helion & Company seem to be increasing the frequency with which they publish books about WWII, having now added two more titles to their list of summer releases:


Now available from Quercus
7 August 2014

Lyman, Robert. Jail Busters: The Secret Story of MI6, the French Resistance and Operation Jericho. London: Quercus Publishing, 2014


Now available from John Murray
6 August 2014

Rosbottom, Ronald. When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-44. London: John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2014


Forthcoming from OUP
5 August 2014

Overy, Richard. The Oxford Illustrated History of World War Two. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in May 2015


Forthcoming from CUP
4 August 2014

O'Brien, Phillips Payson. How the War Was Won: Air-Sea Power and Allied Victory in World War II. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in March 2015


Book review
3 August 2014

May, Ernest R. Strange Victory: Hitler's Conquest of France. New York: Hill and Wang, 2000

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News from Kansas
2 August 2014

As always, University Press of Kansas can be relied upon to publish some of the best new books about the Second World War, and UPK has scheduled three fresh titles for the last months of this year.


Now available from CUP
1 August 2014

Rutherford, Jeff. Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front: The German Infantry's War, 1941-1944. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014


Forthcoming from Classic
31 July 2014

Medcalf, William A. Junkers Ju88 Volume 2: The Bomber at War. Forthcoming from Classic Publications in August 2014


Forthcoming from Haus
31 July 2014

Schirach, Richard von. The Night of the Physicists: Operation Epsilon: Heisenberg, Hahn, Weizsacker and the German Bomb. Forthcoming from Haus Publishing in August 2014


In memoriam
31 July 2014

Theodore VanKirk—navigator aboard the Enola Gay when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima—died on 28 July in Georgia at the age of 93.


Now available from McFarland
30 July 2014

Williams, Greg H. The Liberty Ships of World War II: A Record of the 2710 Vessels and Their Builders, Operators, and Namesakes with a History of the Jeremiah O'Brien. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2014


Forthcoming from Palgrave
30 July 2014

Prince, Cathryn J. Death in the Baltic: The World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in August 2014


News from Pennsylvania
29 July 2014

Schiffer Publishing has released two books devoted to American air units:


Forthcoming from Edwin Mellen
28 July 2014

Pritchard, R. John. The Tokyo Major War Crimes Trial: The Records of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. Forthcoming from Edwin Mellen Press in August 2014


Forthcoming from Tauris
28 July 2014

Trevor-Roper, Hugh R. The Secret World: Behind the Curtain of British Intelligence in World War II and the Cold War. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in August 2014


Forthcoming from Collins
28 July 2014

Richie, Alexandra. Warsaw 1944: Hitler, Himmler, and the Warsaw Uprising. Forthcoming from Collins in August 2014


Book review
27 July 2014

Prefer, Nathan N. Vinegar Joe's War: Stilwell's Campaigns for Burma. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000

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Now available from MMP
26 July 2014

Kudlicka, Bohumir and Radoslaw Szewczyk. Prinz Eugen: The Story of 7 Freiwilligen Gebirgs Division 1942-1945. Petersfield, Hampshire: MMP Books, 2014


Forthcoming from Quercus
25 July 2014

Lyman, Robert. Jail Busters: The Secret Story of MI6, the French Resistance and Operation Jericho. Forthcoming from Quercus Publishing in August 2014


Forthcoming from Skyhorse
24 July 2014

Pearce, Jeff. Prevail: The Inspiring Story of Ethiopia's Victory over Mussolini's Invasion, 1935-1941. Forthcoming from Skyhorse Publishing in September 2014


Now available from Scribner
23 July 2014

Duffy, Peter. Double Agent: The First Hero of World War II and How the FBI Outwitted and Destroyed a Nazi Spy Ring. New York: Scribner, 2014


Forthcoming from Dundurn
22 July 2014

Argyle, Ray. The Paris Game: Charles de Gaulle, the Liberation of Paris, and the Gamble that Won France. Forthcoming from Dundurn Group in August 2014


Forthcoming from Deutsch
22 July 2014

Mortimer, Gavin. SAS on D-Day. Forthcoming from Andre Deutsch in August 2014


Now available from R and L
21 July 2014

Mercatante, Steven D. Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014


Now available from NIP
19 July 2014

Perrett, Bryan. Why the Japanese Lost. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2014


News from P & S
18 July 2014

There's never a shortage of new books on the way from Pen & Sword. Here are some of their upcoming titles that caught our attention:


Forthcoming from Knopf
17 July 2014

Bernstein, Richard. China 1945: Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice. Forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf in November 2014


Now available from Stackpole
16 July 2014

Beckett, Ian F.W. Rommel Reconsidered. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2014


Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan
15 July 2014

O'Sullivan, Adrian. Nazi Secret Warfare in Occupied Persia. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in August 2014


Forthcoming from Little Brown
15 July 2014

Rosbottom, Ronald. When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-44. Forthcoming from Little Brown and Company in August 2014


Now available from Down Under
14 July 2014

Cooper, Anthony. Kokoda Air Strikes: Allied Air Forces in New Guinea, 1942. Sydney, NSW: NewSouth Books, 2014


Book review
13 July 2014

Osborn, Patrick R. Operation Pike: Britain versus the Soviet Union, 1939-1941. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000

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Forthcoming from John Murray
12 July 2014

McKinstry, Leo. Operation Sealion: How Britain Crushed the German War Machine's Dreams of Invasion in 1940. Forthcoming from John Murray Publishers Ltd in August 2014


News from Osprey
11 July 2014

The industrious folks at Osprey Publishing have delivered to us a weighty box filled with their latest publications, including these new books:


Cadman
11 July 2014

Printed "Catalogue #135" has arrived here from T. Cadman WW2 Books of Carmichael, California, with the usual excellent selection of secondhand WWII titles for sale. Thank you, Tom.


Now available from OUP
10 July 2014

Dams, Carsten and Michael Stolle. The Gestapo: Power and Terror in the Third Reich. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014


News from Mark Reardon
9 July 2014

Author Mark Reardon kindly sent along this news about his current project:

"I am continuing preliminary work on a book on the US Army Air Force in Tunisia during 1942-43. It will focus almost as much on their Luftwaffe/Regia Aeronautica opponents and British allies as it will the 12th AF (and 9th AF interdiction missions). I have assembled a 2990 line entry plane by plane shoot down list of all RAF, Luftwaffe and USAAF (and most Italian Air Force) losses during the campaign. It turned out to be comprehensive enough for Chris Shores' Air War in the Mediterranean research team to ask for a copy, which I was honored to provide! I have completed a listing of Italian and German ships sunk by the USAAF during the November 1942 to May 1943 period, to include those hit while in port. The former list alone amounted to fourteen pages of single space entries. I am now compiling a chronology of USAAF operations using primary sources such as squadron and group mission reports. I have also located the files of the Mediterranean Air Force which I am going to begin examining this summer for additional material."


Forthcoming from Casemate
9 July 2014

Kamenir, Victor. Stemming the Blitzkrieg: Hitler's Failure on the Road to Moscow, 1941. Forthcoming from Casemate in August 2014


Forthcoming from HUP
8 July 2014

Motadel, David. Islam and Nazi Germany's War. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press / Belknap in October 2014


Forthcoming from CUP
8 July 2014

Nicosia, Francis R. Nazi Germany and the Arab World. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in November 2014


News from England
7 July 2014

The folks at Helion have announced publication of three new WWII titles:


Book reviews
6 July 2014

Domagalski, John J. Into the Dark Water: The Story of Three Officers and PT-109. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2014

Batvinis, Raymond. Hoover's Secret War against Axis Spies: FBI Counterespionage during World War II. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2014

Dildy, Douglas C. Fall Gelb 1940 (1): Panzer Breakthrough in the West. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2014

Fiedler, Arkady. 303 Squadron: The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron. Los Angeles, CA: Aquila Polonica Publishing, 2010

Read our reviews


Forthcoming from Methuen
5 July 2014

Dobinson, Colin. Operation Diver: Guns, Flying Bombs and Landscapes of Defence, 1944-45. Forthcoming from Methuen in August 2014


Now available from Canada
4 July 2014

Bercuson, David J. and Holger H. Herwig. Long Night of the Tankers: Hitler's War against Caribbean Oil. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2014


Forthcoming from Savas Beatie
3 July 2014

McCroden, William T. and Thomas Nutter. German Ground Forces of World War II: Complete Orders of Battle for Army Groups, Armies, Army Corps, and Other Commands of the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS, September 1, 1939, to May 8, 1945. Forthcoming from Savas Beatie in August 2014


In memoriam
3 July 2014

Louis Zamperini—Olympic runner, veteran of the USAAF, and protagonist of Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand—died in California on 2 July at the age of 97.


News from Jason Mark
2 July 2014

More than ten years after author Jason Mark published the highly-regarded initial offering of his nascent Leaping Horseman Books imprint in Australia, Stackpole Books has released in the US a big hardcover edition of Death of the Leaping Horseman: The 24th Panzer Division in Stalingrad.

The author has this to say about revisions:

"The new edition has been lightly revised. Typos and factual errors corrected, some information removed (lists of transfers and promotions, which added nothing to the narrative), Appendix 1 (officer bios) considerably expanded. Budgetary constraints meant about 20 or 30 Bundesarchiv photos have been swapped out with photos of equal quality."


Now available from NAL
1 July 2014

Moore, Stephen L. Pacific Payback: The Carrier Aviators Who Avenged Pearl Harbor at the Battle of Midway. New York: New American Library, 2014

 

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Niestle, Axel. German U-Boat Losses during World War II: Details of Destruction. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998

ISBN 1-55750-641-8

305 pages

Preface; Introduction; maps; tables; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Indexes: U-Boat Commanding Officers, Allied and Axis Commanding Officers and Pilots, Allied and Axis Ships; Allied Air Force Units

Appendices: Chronological List of German U-Boat Losses during World War II; Tabular Monthly Overview on the Causes of U-Boat Losses; Distribu....

 

 

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