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News about books, authors, publishers, and booksellers

News from Bruce Gamble
18 October 2018

Bruce adds this to our note about his upcoming book, Kangaroo Squadron: American Courage in the Darkest Days of World War II.

"The story of the 435th Bombardment Squadron (aka Kangaroo Squadron) is very important to me personally. My uncle, Lt. John J. Steinbinder, served as a navigator for the outfit's entire overseas deployment and completed dozens of combat missions. His handwritten diary, filled with numerous dramatic entries, was the keystone of the book project."


Forthcoming from Stackpole
18 October 2018

Zaloga, Steve. Smashing Hitler's Panzers: The Defeat of the Hitler Youth Panzer Division in the Battle of the Bulge. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in November 2018


Now available from Palgrave
17 October 2018

McCann jr, Frank D. Brazil and the United States during World War II and Its Aftermath: Negotiating Alliance and Balancing Giants. London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2018


Forthcoming from Da Capo
16 October 2018

Gamble, Bruce. Kangaroo Squadron: American Courage in the Darkest Days of World War II. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in November 2018


More recommendations
16 October 2018

Some books deserve an extra measure of attention. When we encounter them, we like to add them to our Recommended Reading page, which we updated today with an excellent new title.


Now available from McFarland
15 October 2018

Two new books have arrived here from North Carolina:


Book review
14 October 2018

Latimer, Jon. Alamein. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002

Read our review


News from Bill Bartsch
13 October 2018

Bill Bartsch, author of superlative books such as Victory Fever on Guadalcanal, sent us this information about his current project:

"I've been working the past few years on the untold story of the Army Air Forces' Project X to transfer 65 B-17Es and 15 LB-30s to MacArthur in the Philippines in December 1941 and then shifted to Java from early January 1942 when no bases remained in the Philippines from where the heavy bombers could operate. This was a highly secret operation pushed by Chief of Staff Marshall at the instigation of FDR in an effort to help MacArthur. I have found records for most of the flights from MacDill Field in Tampa, Florida to the Far East, an unprecedented effort to ferry so many bombers with mostly green crews over half way around the world. I pick up the story of the experiences of the crews in combat over the Dutch East Indies in January-February 1942. I also include the story of the 19th Bomb Group survivors of the Philippines campaign who flew missions out of Australia and then Java in their few outmoded B-17Ds up to mid-January 1942. Tentative title: Desperate Gambit: Project X and American Airmen in the Dutch East Indies, 1941-42."


Now available from Helion
12 October 2018

Karalus, Maciej and Jaroslaw Jerzak. Panzers in the Defence of Festung Posen 1945. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2018


One day at a time
11 October 2018

An advance copy of The First Day on the Eastern Front: Germany Invades the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941 by Craig W.H. Luther arrived here from Stackpole, and it looks like a winner. More on this one when it becomes available at the beginning of November.


Now available from NIP
10 October 2018

Wenger, J. Michael, Robert J. Cressman, and John Di Virgilio. This is No Drill: The History of NAS Pearl Harbor and the Japanese Attacks of 7 December 1941. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2018


Recommendations
10 October 2018

Some books deserve an extra measure of attention. When we encounter them, we like to add them to our Recommended Reading page, which we updated today with an excellent new title.


Forthcoming from Skyhorse
10 October 2018

Vaz, Mark Cotta and John H. Hill. Pan Am at War: How the Airline Secretly Helped America Fight World War II. Forthcoming from Skyhorse Publishing in November 2018


Walk, walk, walking
9 October 2018

Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts is now available from Allen Lane in the UK, with the US edition due from Viking next month.


Forthcoming from Pegasus
9 October 2018

Kershaw, Robert J. Landing on the Edge of Eternity: Twenty-Four Hours at Omaha Beach. Forthcoming from Pegasus Books in November 2018


Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal
8 October 2018

Leiden University Press in the Netherlands, in conjunction with the Corts Foundation, previously published The Invasion of the Dutch East Indies, translated from the Japanese Senshi Sosho series. Now the same team has released another important title from that series, The Operations of the Navy in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal. These volumes provide unmatched detail and fascinating insights from the Japanese perspective. Making them available in English takes our understanding of ops in the East Indies to a whole new level. Don't miss them.


Subject matters
8 October 2018

Looking for books on a particular wartime subject? Our Stone & Stone bibliographies contain more than 5000 individual WWII topics on file, all completely cross-referenced with links to related subjects, and each one packed with relevant books. You can also use the "Quick-Finder" feature in the upper left of any of our pages (select "subject" from the pop-up menu) to search for specific topics.

For an example of our bibliographies, take a look at our page for Japanese invasion of the East Indies, 1941-1942.


SPAW, volume 2
6 October 2018

Avonmore Books of Australia published its highly regarded South Pacific Air War, volume 1 by Michael Claringbould and Peter Ingman last year. Volume 2, The Struggle for Moresby, March-April 1942 is now available.


Forthcoming from McGill-Queens
5 October 2018

Munkacsi, Erno. How It Happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry. Forthcoming from McGill-Queens University in November 2018


Day One
4 October 2018

Luther, Craig W.H. The First Day on the Eastern Front: Germany Invades the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in November 2018


Now available from Thomas Dunne
3 October 2018

Hart, Bradley W. Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2018


Rampage postponed
2 October 2018

Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila by James Scott has been delayed until the end of the month.


Forthcoming from The History Press
2 October 2018

Pike, Robert. Defying Vichy: Blood, Fear and French Resistance. Forthcoming from The History Press in November 2018


Now available from Frontline
1 October 2018

Goss, Chris. Junkers Ju 88: The Twilight Years: Biscay to the Fall of Germany. Barnsley, UK: Frontline / Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2018


Book reviews
30 September 2018

Naud, Philippe. Operation Typhoon: The Assault on Moscow 1941. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2018

Buffetaut, Yves. From Moscow to Stalingrad: The Eastern Front, 1941-1942. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2018

Read our reviews


News from the Netherlands
29 September 2018

R.N. Sigmond—renowned for publishing books about Operation Market-Garden—has launched Fighting the British at Arnhem: The SS-Unterfuhrerschule Arnheim by Bob Gerritsen.

"The SS-Unterfuhrerschule Arnheim was a school for soldiers of the Waffen-SS where they were trained to become non-commissioned officers. The training was extremely demanding and rigorous. During the Battle of Arnhem the school's officers and students were chiefly deployed on the western fringes of the area so desperately defended by the 1st British Airborne Division.... It was incorporated into the Kampfgruppe von Tettau, a force raised as a direct result of the airborne landings. This force was commanded by Generalleutnant Hans von Tettau. Its main task was to destroy the British airborne forces and thwart Allied plans, both of which they managed to do.... The school fought fierce battles and suffered many casualties, eventually leading to its demise and disbandment in November 1944."


Forthcoming from Amber
29 September 2018

Kerrigan, Michael. Stalin: Man of Steel or Mass Murderer. Forthcoming from Amber Books in October 2018


Forthcoming from McFarland
29 September 2018

Mamlock, Robert. The International Medical Relief Corps in Wartime China, 1937-1945. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in October 2018


Forthcoming from Da Capo
29 September 2018

Whitlock, Flint. Desperate Valour: Triumph at Anzio. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in October 2018


Now available from Grub Street
28 September 2018

Shores, Christopher et al. A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, volume four: Sicily and Italy to the Fall of Rome, 14 May 1943 - 5 June 1944. London: Grub Street, 2018


Forthcoming from Osprey
28 September 2018

Buttar, Prit. On a Knife's Edge: The Ukraine, November 1942-March 1943. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in October 2018


News from Australia
27 September 2018

From Down Under comes news of four new books from Big Sky:


Forthcoming from NG
27 September 2018

Kagan, Neil and Stephen G. Hyslop. Atlas of World War II: History's Greatest Conflict Revealed Through Rare Wartime Maps and New Cartography. Forthcoming from National Geographic in October 2018


Now available from Yale
26 September 2018

Goeschel, Christian. Mussolini and Hitler: The Forging of the Fascist Alliance. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018


First declare war to defend Polish sovereignty, then....
25 September 2018

Mason, Andrea. British Policy Towards Poland, 1944-1956. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in October 2018


Now available from St Martin's
24 September 2018

McConahay, Mary Jo. The Tango War: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II. New York: St Martin's Press, 2018


News from Col. Glantz
24 September 2018

David Glantz—prolific author of acclaimed Russian Front titles—at this time has no new books scheduled for publication while he focuses on caring for his wife during her rehabilitation from a medical emergency. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Col. and Mrs. Glantz during this difficult time.


Forthcoming from Pegasus
24 September 2018

Wilson, Kevin. Airborne in 1943: The Daring Allied Air Campaign Over the North Sea. Forthcoming from Pegasus Books in December 2018


Book review
23 September 2018

Yelton, David K. Hitler's Volkssturm: The Nazi Militia and the Fall of Germany, 1944-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2002

Read our review


News from Germany
22 September 2018

The folks at Luftfahrtverlag START kindly sent a hefty package of their very impressive books, all of quite high physical quality. It should also be noted all four are dual German/English publications, with all text and captions in both languages. Definitely worth having a look.


Now available from Kontrast
22 September 2018

ter Horst-Arirens, Kate. Angel of Arnhem: Kate ter Horst. Oosterbeek: Kontrast, 2018


Now available from Helion
21 September 2018

Toeppel, Roman. Kursk 1943: The Greatest Battle of the Second World War. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2018

Interesting note from the publisher: "This book, translated from German, is aimed at presenting compelling archival evidence to counter arguments put forward by Valeriy Zamulin, whom we also publish."


Forthcoming from Da Capo
21 September 2018

Felton, Mark. Ghost Riders: When US and German Soldiers Fought Together to Save the World's Most Beautiful Horses in the Last Days of World War II. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in October 2018


Casemate Illustrated
20 September 2018

As mentioned a few days ago, the new Casemate Illustrated series of books began appearing earlier this year. Two new ones just showed up:


Forthcoming from Prometheus
20 September 2018

Van Calmthout, Martijn. Sam Goudsmit and the Hunt for Hitler's Atom Bomb. Forthcoming from Prometheus Books in November 2018


Cadman
20 September 2018

We almost forgot to mention the new Cadman catalog. Let us rectify that error right now. The new Cadman catalog of WWII books, #160, is now available.


Now available from Despot Infinitus
19 September 2018

Freivogel, Zvonimir. Raiders: German Auxiliary Cruisers of World War Two. Zagreb, Croatia: Despot Infinitus, 2018


Forthcoming from McGill-Queens
19 September 2018

Barman, Roderick J. (editor). Safe Haven: The Wartime Letters of Ben Barman and Margaret Penrose, 1940-1943. Forthcoming from McGill-Queens University in October 2018


Now available from PA
18 September 2018

Watson, Peter. Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up, and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb. New York: PublicAffairs, 2018


Forthcoming from NIP
17 September 2018

Wenger, J. Michael, Robert J. Cressman, and John Di Virgilio. This is No Drill: The History of NAS Pearl Harbor and the Japanese Attacks of 7 December 1941. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in October 2018


News from Canada
15 September 2018

J.J. Fedorowicz reports that Posen '45: Bastion on the Warthe by Gunther Baumann has arrived from the printer after some delay and is now available.


Happy 23rd anniversary
15 September 2018

We opened Stone & Stone Second World War Books on 15 September 1995, and today marks the twenty-third anniversary of our existence on the Web. We offer thanks to all the authors, publishers, editors, booksellers, and visitors who have helped us with this site during our first years, and we look forward to providing daily doses of news and information about WWII-related books for many more years.


Forthcoming from Texas
14 September 2018

Faulkner, Tom edited by David L. Snead. Flying with the Fifteenth Air Force: A B-24 Pilot's Missions from Italy during World War II. Forthcoming from University of North Texas Press in October 2018


Lancaster RF154 of 166 Squadron, Bomber Command
13 September 2018

Michael Goldstein's new book about his father's service in the RAF and loss over Europe in 1945, Shalom, Jack, has rolled off the printing press and is en route to the usual sources.


News from Philadelphia
12 September 2018

Our friends at Casemate remind us they are hard at work on their "Casemate Illustrated" series. Four volumes have already been published this year:

Four more titles are due before the year is out:

All are "extensively illustrated with photographs and color profiles of tanks, aircraft, and other vehicles" and "each volume provides a wealth of visual detail." Available, as always, from all the usual sources and directly from Casemate.


Forthcoming from Routledge
11 September 2018

Kaminsky, Arnold P. Propaganda and Political Warfare in South Asia: India and Anglo-American Relations during WWII. Forthcoming from Routledge in December 2018


Now available from Osprey
10 September 2018

Two of the latest releases from Osprey:


Book review
9 September 2018

Maga, Tim. America Attacks Japan: The Invasion that Never Was. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2002

Read our review


War Diary reminder
9 September 2018

This seems like another good opportunity to remind everyone about our detailed day-by-day chronicle of the Second World War, now amounting to more than 63,000 entries and growing, with 9 September 1943 standing out as an important date.


Forthcoming from Norton
8 September 2018

Scott, James. Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila. Forthcoming from W.W. Norton & Company, Inc in October 2018


Forthcoming from Stackpole
7 September 2018

Edwards, Robert. Panzers Forward: A Photo History of German Armor in World War II. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in October 2018


Now available from Da Capo
6 September 2018

Brisard, Jean-Christophe and Lana Parshina. The Death of Hitler: The Final Word. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2018


Poor or doomed?
5 September 2018

Zapotoczny, Walter S. The Italian Army in North Africa: A Poor Fighting Force or Doomed by Circumstance. Forthcoming from Fonthill Media Limited in January 2019


Now available from Indiana
4 September 2018

Kay, Alex J. and David Stahel (editors). Mass Violence in Nazi-Occupied Europe. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2018


Forthcoming from Thomas Dunne
3 September 2018

Hart, Bradley W. Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States. Forthcoming from Thomas Dunne Books in October 2018


Book review
2 September 2018

Moffatt, Jonathan and Audrey Holmes McCormick. Moon over Malaya: A Tale of Argylls and Marines. Stroud, UK: Tempus Publishing, 2002

Read our review


War Diary reminder
2 September 2018

This seems like another good opportunity to remind everyone about our detailed day-by-day chronicle of the Second World War, now amounting to more than 63,000 entries and growing, with 2 September 1945 standing out as an important date.


Now available from Greenhill
1 September 2018

Paterson, Lawrence. Hitler's Brandenburgers: The Third Reich Elite Special Forces. London: Greenhill Books, 2018


War Diary reminder
1 September 2018

This seems like another good opportunity to remind everyone about our detailed day-by-day chronicle of the Second World War, now amounting to more than 63,000 entries and growing, with 1 September 1939 standing out as an important date.

 

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Moffatt, Jonathan and Audrey Holmes McCormick. Moon over Malaya: A Tale of Argylls and Marines. Stroud, UK: Tempus Publishing, 2002.

ISBN 0-7524-2114-X

256 pages

Introduction; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; photos; Roll of Honour; Bibliography; Index

Although perhaps not the mood the authors intended to set, it's impossible to read the opening chapter of Moon over Malaya without a mounting sense of dread. Moffatt and McCormick i....

 

 

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