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News from McFarland
26 July 2016

Our friends at McFarland in North Carolina remain busy, with two new WWII titles hitting the shelves:


Now available from Stackpole
26 July 2016

Hallas, James H. Uncommon Valor on Iwo Jima: The Story of the Medal of Honor Winners in the Marine Corps' Bloodiest Battle of World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2016


Forthcoming from Routledge
25 July 2016

Jones, Kevin. Intelligence, Command and Military Operations: The Eighth Army Campaign in Italy, 1943-45. Forthcoming from Routledge in December 2016


Book review
24 July 2016

Urwin, Gregory J. W. Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1997

Read our review


News from Helion
23 July 2016

The team in Solihull has released two new WWII titles:

Check our Helion page for more information about titles on their publication schedule.


Now available from Murray
22 July 2016

Milton, Giles. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: Churchill's Mavericks: Plotting Hitler's Defeat. London: John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2016


Forthcoming from Chartwell
21 July 2016

Chasseaud, Peter. Mapping the Second World War: The History of the War through Maps from 1939 to 1945. Forthcoming from Chartwell in August 2016


News from SB
20 July 2016

Savas Beatie continues to project a publication date sometime this fall for the long-awaited 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 by William T. McCroden and Thomas Nutter.


Now available from Kansas
20 July 2016

Rigg, Bryan Mark. The Rabbi Saved by Hitler's Soldiers: Rebbe Joseph Isaac Schneersohn and His Astonishing Rescue. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2016


Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
20 July 2016

Wheatley, Ben. British Intelligence and Hitler's Empire in the Soviet Union, 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in January 2017


War Diary reminder
20 July 2016

This seems like a 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 20 July 1944 standing out as a fairly important date.


Forthcoming from Stackpole
19 July 2016

Baumer, Robert W. Old Hickory: The American 30th Infantry Division in World War II. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in August 2016


Now available from NAL
18 July 2016

Prados, John. Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Navy. New York: New American Library, 2016


Forthcoming from CUP
16 July 2016

Hill, Alexander. The Red Army and the Second World War. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in August 2016


Now available from Yale
15 July 2016

Shepherd, Ben. Hitler's Soldiers: The German Army in the Third Reich. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016


Now available from Missouri
15 July 2016

Alvarez, Jose E. The Spanish Foreign Legion in the Spanish Civil War, 1936. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2016


News from London
14 July 2016

Despite other changes in the UK, A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, volume three: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942 - May 1943 by Chris Shores and his team has been released by Grub Street as planned. Availability on the other side of the Atlantic should follow within the next month or two.


Forthcoming from NAL
13 July 2016

Brady, Tim. His Father's Son: The Life of General Ted Roosevelt, Jr.. Forthcoming from New American Library in January 2017


Forthcoming from UBC Press
12 July 2016

Granatstein, J.L. The Weight of Command. Forthcoming from University of British Columbia Press in August 2016


Cadman
12 July 2016

We're always pleased to receive catalogs from T. Cadman WW2 Books—filled as they are with tons of excellent items for sale—and the latest, Catalogue #147, is now in our hands.


Now available from Helion
11 July 2016

Yerger, Mark. Totenkopf: The Structure, Development and Personalities of the 3.SS-Panzer-Division, Volume II. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2016


Now available from Casemate
9 July 2016

Bergstrom, Christer. Operation Barbarossa 1941: Hitler against Stalin. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2016


Forthcoming from Kansas
8 July 2016

Glantz, David. The Battle for Belorussia: The Red Army's Forgotten Campaign of October 1943 - April 1944. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in November 2016


Forthcoming from Manchester
7 July 2016

Tsoutsoumpis, Spiros. A History of the Greek Resistance in the Second World War: The People's Armies. Forthcoming from Manchester University Press in August 2016


News from McFarland
6 July 2016

McFarland & Company has published two interesting new books about POWs:


Forthcoming from OUP
5 July 2016

Ball, Simon. Alamein. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in August 2016


Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster
4 July 2016

Twomey, Steve. Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack. Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in November 2016


In memoriam
4 July 2016

Elie Wiesel—a Holocaust survivor who went on to write more than fifty books, fight against oppression around the world, and win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986—died 2 July in New York at the age of 87.


Now available from Helion
2 July 2016

Benbow, Tim. Operation Dynamo: The Evacuation from Dunkirk, May-June 1940. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2016


News from Australia
1 July 2016

Leaping Horseman has announced publication of After Stalingrad: Seven Years as a Soviet Prisoner of War, the second volume of Adelbert Holl's WWII memoirs, covering his "final hours in Stalingrad, his capture, the march into captivity and his subsequent 7-year odyssey through the Soviet POW system."


Forthcoming from Schiffer
30 June 2016

Mays, Terry M. Matterhorn: The Operational History of the US XX Bomber Command from India and China, 1944-1945. Forthcoming from Schiffer Publishing Ltd in July 2016


Forthcoming from Palgrave
29 June 2016

Powell, Matthew. The Development of British Tactical Air Power, 1940-1943: A History of Army Co-operation Command. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in July 2016


Now available from Helion
28 June 2016

Filippenkov, Michael. Konev's Golgotha: Operation Typhoon Strikes the Soviet Western Front, October 1941. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2016


News from NIP
27 June 2016

Naval Institute Press has announced it will be publishing a reprint of the classic Operation Menace: The Dakar Expedition and the Dudley North Affair by Arthur Marder next month.


Forthcoming from Potomac
25 June 2016

Sullivan, Neil J. The Prometheus Bomb: The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark. Forthcoming from Potomac Books Inc in December 2016


Now available from History Press
24 June 2016

Paterson, Lawrence. Steel and Ice: The U-Boat Battle in the Arctic and Black Sea 1941-45. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2016


In memoriam
24 June 2016

Staff Sgt Daniel Thatcher—who participated in the Doolittle Raid in April 1942—died 22 June in Montana at the age of 94, leaving only one remaining survivor of the operation.


Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
23 June 2016

Kucherenko, Olga. Soviet Street Children and the Second World War: Welfare and Social Control under Stalin. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in July 2016


War Diary reminder
22 June 2016

It's a red letter day, so 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 22 June 1941 standing out as a fairly important date.


Forthcoming from Fonthill
22 June 2016

Depending on who you ask, Michael James Melnyk's two-volume history of the SS Galician Division from Fonthill Media should be available in either July or November.


Forthcoming from Grub Street
21 June 2016

Shores, Christopher et al. A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, volume three: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942 - May 1943. Forthcoming from Grub Street in July 2016


Now available from R and L
20 June 2016

Woolfe jr, Raymond G. The Doomed Horse Soldiers of Bataan: The Incredible Stand of the 26th Cavalry. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2016


Forthcoming from Dunne
18 June 2016

Best, Nicholas. Seven Days of Infamy: Pearl Harbor around the World. Forthcoming from Thomas Dunne Books in November 2016


Forthcoming from McFarland
17 June 2016

Vasey, Christopher. Nazi Intelligence Operations in Non-Occupied Territories: Espionage Efforts in the United States, Britain, South America and Southern Africa. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in July 2016


Now available from Helion
16 June 2016

Harrison, Richard W. (editor). The Berlin Operation, 1945. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2016


Now available from Berkley
15 June 2016

Loftis, Larry. Into the Lion's Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond. New York: Berkley, 2016


Forthcoming from Stackpole
14 June 2016

Roberts jr, Charles C. Armored Strike Force: The Photo History of the American 70th Tank Battalion in World War II. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in July 2016


News from Da Capo
13 June 2016

Da Capo Press has two WWII titles scheduled for publication in the third quarter of this year:


Now available from Illinois
13 June 2016

Speiser, Peter. The British Army of the Rhine: Turning Nazi Enemies into Cold War Partners. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2016


News from Canada
11 June 2016

J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing has shipped its latest book, The Struggle for Pomerania: The Last Defensive Battles in the East by Erich Murawski.


Forthcoming from Bantam
10 June 2016

Hornfischer, James D. The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945. Forthcoming from Bantam in November 2016


Now available from HM
9 June 2016

Hamilton, Nigel. Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2016


News from Kansas
8 June 2016

University Press of Kansas has announced four new WWII-related titles scheduled for publication between now and the end of the year:


Forthcoming from OUP
7 June 2016

Dallek, Matthew. Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in July 2016


War Diary reminder
6 June 2016

It's a red letter day, so 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 6 June 1944 standing out as a fairly important date.


Recommended
6 June 2016

We've updated our Recommended Reading page to reflect our latest suggestions for books that deserve an extra measure of attention.


In memoriam
6 June 2016

Norman Coliver—who served on MacArthur's Intelligence staff in the Southwest Pacific and waded ashore with the general at Leyte—died on 1 June in California at the age of 97.


Now available from Casemate
6 June 2016

Paillole, Paul. The Spy in Hitler's Inner Circle: Hans-Thilo Schmidt and the Intelligence Network that Decoded Enigma. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2016


Book review
5 June 2016

Bartsch, William H. Victory Fever on Guadalcanal: Japan's First Land Defeat of World War II. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2014

Read our review


Now available from Canada
4 June 2016

Byers, Daniel. Zombie Army: Canada, the Canadian Army, and Conscription in the Second World War. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, 2016


War Diary reminder
4 June 2016

Today seems like another good day 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 4 June 1942 standing out as a fairly important date.


Forthcoming from Regnery
3 June 2016

Yenne, Bill. Panic in the Pacific: How America Prepared for the West Coast Invasion. Forthcoming from Regnery Publishing, Inc in November 2016


In memoriam
3 June 2016

Jane Fawcett, born Janet Caroline Hughes—who worked at Bletchley Park during the war and played an important role in providing information that led to the sinking of the Kriegsmarine's battleship Bismarck in May 1941—died on 21 May at the age of 95.


Forthcoming from NAL
2 June 2016

Prados, John. Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Navy. Forthcoming from New American Library in July 2016


Now available from Da Capo
1 June 2016

Lyman, Robert. Among the Headhunters: An Extraordinary World War II Story of Survival in the Burmese Jungle. New York: Da Capo Press, 2016

 

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Delaforce, Patrick. Smashing the Atlantic Wall: The Destruction of Hitler's Coastal Fortresses. London: Cassell & Co, 2001

ISBN 0-304-36163-1

240 pages

Introduction; photos; maps; Bibliography; Glossary; Index

When Hitler's front in Normandy collapsed in 1944 and Allied armies surged eastward, most of the important ports in France were held by well-supplied German garrisons with orders to resist to the bitter end. The Allies needed additional port capacity, and port capa....

 

 

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