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News from Kentucky
26 May 2016

University Press of Kentucky has two WWII titles on the schedule for release in September:


Now available from Aurum
25 May 2016

Hermiston, Roger. All Behind You, Winston: Churchill's Great Coalition 1940-45. London: Aurum Press, 2016


Forthcoming from Leaping Horseman
25 May 2016

Bauermeister, Christian and Jason Mark (editors). Iron Cross Brigade: The Story of Werner Gosel and Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 244. Forthcoming from Leaping Horseman Books in June 2016


More news from Helion
24 May 2016

Helion continues to publish new WWII titles at an accelerating pace. Sometimes pipelines get clogged, and in any event every publication schedule is subject to change, but the team in Solihull has exceedingly ambitious plans for June. Will all these books actually materialize next month? Watch this space.


Forthcoming from Schiffer
23 May 2016

DeJohn, Christian M. For Want of a Gun: The Sherman Tank Scandal of WWII. Forthcoming from Schiffer Publishing Ltd in January 2017


Forthcoming from Routledge
23 May 2016

Holmes, Colin. Searching for Lord Haw-Haw: The Political Lives of William Joyce. Forthcoming from Routledge in June 2016


Now available from Casemate
21 May 2016

Melson, Charles D. Kleinkrieg: The German Experience with Guerrilla Warfare from Clausewitz to Hitler. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2016


Forthcoming from NIP
21 May 2016

Auphan, Paul and Jacques Mordal. The French Navy in World War II. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in June 2016. (Reprint edition)


News from Helion
20 May 2016

Our friends in Solihull tell us they have released two new WWII-related titles:


Forthcoming from R and L
20 May 2016

Woolfe jr, Raymond G. The Doomed Horsemen of Bataan: The Incredible Stand of the 26th Cavalry. Forthcoming from Rowman and Littlefield in June 2016


Now available from Praeger
19 May 2016

Settle jr, Frank A. General George C. Marshall and the Atomic Bomb. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2016


Forthcoming from S&S
19 May 2016

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


Now available from Hawaii
19 May 2016

Bennett, Judith A. and Angela Wanhalla (editors). Mothers' Darlings of the South Pacific: The Children of Indigenous Women and U.S. Servicemen, World War II. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2016


Now available from Little Brown
18 May 2016

Borneman, Walter R. MacArthur at War: World War II in the Pacific. New York: Little Brown and Company, 2016


Forthcoming from PublicAffairs
18 May 2016

Williams, Susan. Spies in the Congo: America's Atomic Mission in World War II. Forthcoming from PublicAffairs in June 2016


News from Belorussia
17 May 2016

Well, not exactly news from Belorussia. More like news about Belorussia. What's the news? Three books about operations in Belorussia during 1943-1944 are on the way before the end of the year, two of them from Kansas.


Now available from Texas
17 May 2016

Adams jr, John A. The Fightin' Texas Aggie Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2016


Forthcoming from Berkley
17 May 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. Forthcoming from Berkley in June 2016


Secret stuff
16 May 2016

The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings—the US edition of The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas, 1939-1945—is now available from Harper.


Forthcoming from NAL
16 May 2016

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


Forthcoming from HM
14 May 2016

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


Forthcoming from History Press
13 May 2016

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


Recommended
13 May 2016

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


Now available from McFarland
13 May 2016

Dixon, Steven K. Photo Recon Became Fighter Duty: Marine Observation Squadron 251 in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2016


News from Christopher Shores
12 May 2016

Author Chris Shores kindly submitted this update on A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, volume three: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942 - May 1943:

"We are proceeding on target as at 6 May 2016! Page proofs with us and have been checked. Last of the indexing being done currently and should be complete by next week. Going to the printers early June, and planned launch at Duxford Air Show in early July. Circa 630 pages plus index. Jacket cover showing 14th Fighter Group P-38 intercepting formation of Ju 52/3ms.

"The team is already quietly working on Vol 4 which we are getting pretty excited about - but please don't press us yet for programme. We need a bit of a rest after Vol 3! I also suddenly realised that this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the publication of the first 'Aces High' - so I am now in my 80th year. Giovanni and Frank are both in their 70s and Russell, although somewhat younger has nevertheless now retired from the 'day job'. Even Winfried admits to beginning to see the first glimmers of retirement light at the end of the tunnel! More news around the end of the year."


Forthcoming from Bantam
11 May 2016

Holland, James. The War in the West, volume 2: The Allies Fight Back 1941-43. Forthcoming from Bantam Books in April 2017


Reprints
11 May 2016

Softcover reprints of a pair of notable books have arrived here:


War Diary reminder
10 May 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 10 May 1940 standing out as a fairly important date.


Now available from Kentucky
10 May 2016

Kennedy, Paul A. (Edited by Christopher B. Kennedy). Battlefield Surgeon: Life and Death on the Front Lines of World War II. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2016


Forthcoming from Illinois
10 May 2016

Speiser, Peter. The British Army of the Rhine: Turning Nazi Enemies into Cold War Partners. Forthcoming from University of Illinois Press in June 2016


In memoriam
9 May 2016

Kaname Harada—a Japanese fighter ace credited with as many as 19 victories and apparently the last remaining Japanese combat pilot who participated in the Pearl Harbor operation—died in Nagano on 3 May at the age of 99.


News from Da Capo
9 May 2016

From Boston we've received copies of two new books from Da Capo Press:


Cadman
9 May 2016

Paper "Catalogue #146" from T. Cadman WW2 Books—filled with quality items for sale at reasonable prices—is now available.


Book review
8 May 2016

Coen, Ross. Fu-go: The Curious History of Japan's Balloon Bomb Attack on America. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2014

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Now available from Belknap
7 May 2016

Wieviorka, Olivier. The French Resistance. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2016


Now available from Regnery
7 May 2016

Cleaver, Thomas McKelvey. The Bridgebusters: The True Story of the Catch-22 Bomb Wing. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc, 2016


Forthcoming from Collins
7 May 2016

Miner, Steven Merritt. The Furies Unleashed: The Soviet Peoples at War 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Collins in April 2017


Now available from Canada
6 May 2016

Engen, Robert. Strangers in Arms: Combat Motivation in the Canadian Army, 1943-1945. Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2016


News from Ohio
6 May 2016

The folks at Ohio University Press tell us they have two new books on the schedule for publication in January:


Forthcoming from Kansas
5 May 2016

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


Now available from Harvard
4 May 2016

Hughes, Thomas Alexander. Admiral Bill Halsey: A Naval Life. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016


Forthcoming from Manchester
3 May 2016

Dodd, Lindsey. French Children Under the Allied Bombs, 1940-45: An Oral History. Forthcoming from Manchester University Press in June 2016


Now available from Atlantic
2 May 2016

Wortman, Marc. 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016


Book review
1 May 2016

Glantz, David M. The Stalingrad Trilogy: Companion to Endgame at Stalingrad. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2014

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Forthcoming from OUP
30 April 2016

Roy, Kaushik. India and World War II: War, Armed Forces and Society, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in May 2016


Now available from McFarland
29 April 2016

MacKay jr, Ron. The U.S. Navy's Interim LSM(R)s in World War II: Rocket Ships of the Pacific Amphibious Forces. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2016


Forthcoming from IWM
29 April 2016

Anonymous. The Second World War A-Z. Forthcoming from Imperial War Museum in September 2016


News from Big Sky
28 April 2016

Big Sky plans to beef up its growing line of Australian military histories with more releases in May:


Now available from Helion
27 April 2016

Pahl, Magnus. Hitler's Fremde Heere Ost: German Military Intelligence on the Eastern Front 1942-45. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2016


Forthcoming from Schiffer
27 April 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


Now available from Bantam
26 April 2016

Holland, James. Burma '44: The Battle That Turned Britain's War in the East. New York: Bantam, 2016


Forthcoming from Fonthill
26 April 2016

Melnyk, Michael James. The History of the Galician Division of the Waffen SS, volume 1: On the Eastern Front: April 1943 to July 1944. Forthcoming from Fonthill Media Limited in October 2016

Melnyk, Michael James. The History of the Galician Division of the Waffen SS, volume 2: Stalin's Nemesis. Forthcoming from Fonthill Media Limited in October 2016


Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan
25 April 2016

Tuunainen, Pasi. Finnish Military Effectiveness in the Winter War. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in May 2016


Book review
24 April 2016

Lewis, Tom and Peter Ingman. Carrier Attack: Darwin 1942: The Complete Guide to Australia's Own Pearl Harbor. Kent Town, Australia: Avonmore Books, 2013

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Now available from Grub Street
23 April 2016

Pitchfork, Graham. Forever Vigilant: Naval 8/208 Squadron RAF: A Centenary of Service from 1916 to 2016. London: Grub Street, 2016


Forthcoming from Harper
23 April 2016

Hastings, Max. The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Harper in May 2016 (US edition)


Now available from Helion
22 April 2016

Meredith, Richard. Phoenix: A Complete History of the Luftwaffe, 1918-1945, volume 1: The Phoenix is Reborn, 1918-1934. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2016


Forthcoming from Exisle
22 April 2016

Robinson, Stephen. False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II. Forthcoming from Exisle Publishing in August 2016


Forthcoming from Little Brown
21 April 2016

Borneman, Walter R. MacArthur at War: World War II in the Pacific. Forthcoming from Little Brown and Company in May 2016


Now available from Amberley
20 April 2016

Trigg, Jonathan. The Defeat of the Luftwaffe: The Eastern Front 1941-45, A Strategy for Disaster. Stroud: Amberley Publishing, 2016


Forthcoming from Harvard
19 April 2016

Hughes, Thomas Alexander. Admiral Bill Halsey: A Naval Life. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press in May 2016


Forthcoming from Kentucky
18 April 2016

Kennedy, Paul A. (Edited by Christopher B. Kennedy). Battlefield Surgeon: Life and Death on the Front Lines of World War II. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in May 2016


Book review
17 April 2016

Edwards, Robert with Michael H. Pruett and Michael Olive. Scouts Out: A History of German Armored Reconnaissance Units in World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2013

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News from Australia
16 April 2016

Leaping Horseman, publisher of many fine books about the Russian Front, has announced its next title, Iron Cross Brigade: The Story of Werner Gosel and Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 244, edited by Christian Bauermeister and Jason Mark, scheduled for publication at the end of June.


Now available from Collins
15 April 2016

Wittman, Robert K. and David Kinney. Devil's Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich. London: Collins, 2016


Forthcoming from Da Capo
15 April 2016

Watson, Robert P. The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in May 2016


News from Mechanicsburg
14 April 2016

Our friends at Stackpole Books have lined up several new WWII titles for publication over the next few months, including these:


Recommendations
13 April 2016

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


Now available from Potomac
13 April 2016

Lillard, John M. Playing War: Wargaming and U.S. Navy Preparations for World War II. Washington, DC: Potomac Books Inc, 2016


Now available from McFarland
12 April 2016

Wolk, Bruce H. Jewish Aviators in World War II: Personal Narratives of American Men and Women. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2016


Now available from UPA
11 April 2016

Majd, Mohammad Gholi. Iran Under Allied Occupation In World War II: The Bridge to Victory and a Land of Famine. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2016


Forthcoming from Canada
11 April 2016

Engen, Robert. Strangers in Arms: Combat Motivation in the Canadian Army, 1943-1945. Forthcoming from McGill-Queens University in May 2016


Now available from Barnsley
9 April 2016

Murland, Jerry. Retreat and Rearguard: Dunkirk 1940: The Evacuation of the BEF to the Channel Ports. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2016


Forthcoming from Fonthill
8 April 2016

Gustavsson, Hakan. Sino-Japanese Air War 1937-1945: The Longest Struggle. Forthcoming from Fonthill Media Limited in October 2016


Gestational uncertainty
7 April 2016

Occasionally we learn about an interesting upcoming book, only to see it delayed for a long period of time. That's the case with 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 from Savas Beatie. We first heard of this title in February 2008. After multiple postponements, SB notified us in January they hoped for a summer release. Now we're informed they expect publication this autumn. We eagerly anticipate it, no matter how long this one spends in the oven.


Now available from India
7 April 2016

Katoch, Hemant Singh. The Battlefields of Imphal: The Second World War and North East India. Abingdon, UK: Routledge India, 2016


Forthcoming from Missouri
6 April 2016

Hardee, David L., edited by Frank H. Blazich Jr. Bataan Survivor: A POW's Account of Japanese Captivity in World War II. Forthcoming from University of Missouri Press in May 2016


Now available from Illinois
5 April 2016

Daniels, Roger. Franklin D. Roosevelt: The War Years, 1939-1945. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2016


Forthcoming from Casemate
4 April 2016

Bergstrom, Christer. Operation Barbarossa 1941: Hitler against Stalin. Forthcoming from Casemate in August 2016


In memoriam
4 April 2016

Shinichi Endo—a veteran of the US 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Infantry Regiment—died on 24 March in California at the age of 93.


Book reviews
3 April 2016

Lloyd, Cliff. Operation Ironclad: The British Invasion of Madagascar. Copster Green, Lancashire, UK: History and Latte Ltd, 2015

Donnell, Clayton. The Defence of Sevastopol 1941-1942: The Soviet Perspective. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2016

Johansen, Claes. Hitler's Nordic Ally? Finland and the Total War 1939 - 1945. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2016

Womack, Tom. The Allied Defense of the Malay Barrier, 1941-1942. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2016

Read our reviews


Forthcoming from Bantam
2 April 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 Allen Lane
1 April 2016

Raghavan, Srinath. India's War: The Making of Modern South Asia, 1939-1945. London: Allen Lane, 2016

 

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Mann, Robert A. The B-29 Superfortress Chronology, 1934-1960. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2009

ISBN 978-0-7864-4274-4

ix + 309 pages

Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Glossary; Bibliography; General Index; Aircraft Name Index; Serial Number Index

Appendices: Tracing the Evolution of a Mission; Operational Voice and Radio Codes, 1945; Etymology of Representative Aircraft Names

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