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Now available from CUP
19 December 2014

Nicosia, Francis R. Nazi Germany and the Arab World. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014


Forthcoming from Biteback
18 December 2014

West, Nigel. Double Cross in Cairo: The True Untold Story of the Spy Who Changed the Tide of War in the Middle East. Forthcoming from Biteback Publishing in January 2015


News from Helion
17 December 2014

Helion has announced publication of The Oder Front 1945, volume 2: Documents, Reports and Personal Accounts by A. Stephan Hamilton, as well as a reprint of The Oder Front 1945: Generaloberst Gotthard Heinrici, Heeresgruppe Weichsel, and Germany's Final Defense in the East, 20 March - 4 May 1945.


Forthcoming from John Murray
16 December 2014

Jones, Michael K. After Hitler: The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe. Forthcoming from John Murray Publishers Ltd in January 2015


News from Robert Edwards
15 December 2014

Bob Edwards, author of Scouts Out: A History of German Armored Reconnaissance Units in World War II, kindly sent us this info about his next book:

"I'm finishing up my second volume of German armored reconnaissance in WW2. Stackpole will be doing it, with an anticipated publication date of Fall 2015. It's entitled Tip of the Spear and will have approximately the same page count, color page count and illustrations. There will be a lot more first-hand accounts and after-action reports, as well as breakdowns of actual KStN's (TO&E's) / ORBATs based on pivotal moments in the war."


Cancelled
15 December 2014

Grub Street reports the previously announced biography of RAF Air Marshal Hugh Trenchard has been cancelled.


Book review
14 December 2014

Westermann, Edward B. Flak: German Anti-aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2001

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Now available from OUP
13 December 2014

Weinberg, Gerhard. World War II: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014


Now available from Stanford
12 December 2014

van de Ven, Hans, Diana Lary, and Stephen MacKinnon. Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014


Forthcoming from Overlook
12 December 2014

Tunstall, Peter. The Last Escaper: The Untold First-Hand Story of the Legendary Pilot, Cooler King, and Arch Escape Artist. Forthcoming from The Overlook Press in January 2015


News from Steve Zaloga
11 December 2014

Steve Zaloga—one of the busiest authors working in the WWII field—sends along this summary of his latest projects covering a wide range of topics:

"My latest hard-cover from Stackpole is "The Devil's Garden: Rommel's Desperate Defense of Omaha Beach". It takes a look at Omaha Beach from the German perspective. This helped form the basis for the June PBS documentary "D-Day 360" done by Windfall Productions.

"My next hard-cover from Stackpole, due out in May 2015, is "Armored Champion: The Top Tanks of World War II". It is an attempt to evaluate WWII tank design from a broader perspective than the usual technical focus. It also examines issues such as cost, reliability, availability. Rather than pick one "Top Tank", it examines eight chronological periods/theaters to examine the best tank designs in each.

"As usual, I have a number of Osprey publications. In the New Vanguard series, my two titles on "French Tanks of WWII" are out, the first covering infantry tanks and the second covering cavalry tanks and general issues. Also out in this series is one on the PzKpfw 38(t). Next year's releases will include one on the Soviet T-26 light tank and some post-war subjects.

"In the Duel series, my book on "Panzer III vs. Somua S35" just came out. The focus is on the world's first large tank battle at Hannut and the Gembloux Gap by the French 2e and 3e DLM and the 3 and 4.Panzer Division. My next one in this series due out in 2015 is "Panzer IV vs. M4A1 Sherman" with the focus being the fighting between Panzer Lehr Division and 2nd Armored Division in the opening phase of Operation Cobra in late July 1944.

"In the Campaign series, my book on "Operation Market Garden (1)" came out, which covers the US airborne divisions in the battle. Due out early next year in the series is "Cherbourg 1944: The First Allied Victory in Normandy".

"I recently finished my first title in the new Combat series on "American GI vs. German Landser 1944" which covers three skirmishes in Normandy, Aachen corridor and the Ardennes. My current project is the finale of my Atlantic Wall series in the Fortress series, this time covering the Sudwall."


Recommendations
10 December 2014

Having had the pleasure of receiving some notable new books over the last week or two, we've updated our Recommended Reading page accordingly.


Now available from Aquila Polonica
10 December 2014

Kulski, Julian. The Color of Courage: A Boy at War: The World War II Diary of Julian Kulski. Los Angeles, CA: Aquila Polonica Publishing, 2014


Forthcoming from Hikoki
9 December 2014

Gordon, Yefim and Sergey Komissarov. Yakovlev Fighters of World War Two. Forthcoming from Hikoki Publications in January 2015


News from CUP
8 December 2014

Cambridge University Press is planning to release a major two-volume history of the Second World War in the spring:


Book review
7 December 2014

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

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War Diary reminder
7 December 2014

Today seems like a good day to remind everyone about our detailed day-by-day chronicle of the Second World War, now amounting to more than 62,000 entries, with 7 December 1941 standing out as a fairly important date.


News from Canada
6 December 2014

J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing has announced that An Eclipse Without a Future by Ulrich Saft—"which describes in great detail the fighting during the last month of WWII in northern Germany between the Weser and Elbe rivers"—will be available around 20 January, to be followed by a new Waffen-SS unit history in the spring.


Now available from Potomac
6 December 2014

Schwabe, Daniel T. Burning Japan: Air Force Bombing Strategy Change in the Pacific. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2014


Forthcoming from History Press
5 December 2014

Quinn, Robin. Hitler's Last Army: German POWs in Britain. Forthcoming from The History Press in January 2015


In the mail today
5 December 2014

Catalogue Code QP arrived from The Military History Bookshop of Folkestone, Kent, with more than 70 pages of new and secondhand books for sale.


News from Paris
4 December 2014

Author Anton Joly tells us his Stalingrad Battle Atlas, volume III: November 19 - December 31, 1942 will be published later this month.

He also says, "This third volume of the series covers operations Uranus and Winter Storm, and features an improved mapping system as compared with previous releases, showing all units down to division level within each daily situation map."


Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
4 December 2014

Pike, Francis. Hirohito's War: The Pacific War, 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in June 2015


Recommendations
3 December 2014

We've updated our Recommended Reading page with a couple of top-notch new books that deserve an extra measure of attention.


Now available from Belknap
3 December 2014

Motadel, David. Islam and Nazi Germany's War. Cambridge, MA: Belknap / Harvard University Press, 2014


Forthcoming from Indiana
2 December 2014

Adams, John A. General Jacob Devers: World War II's Forgotten Four Star. Forthcoming from Indiana University Press in February 2015


Now available from Tauris
1 December 2014

Winstone, Martin. The Dark Heart of Hitler's Europe: Nazi Rule in Poland Under the General Government. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2014


Book review
30 November 2014

Probert, Henry. Bomber Harris: His Life and Times. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001

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Now available from UPK
29 November 2014

deGraffenried, Julie K. Sacrificing Childhood: Children and the Soviet State in the Great Patriotic War. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2014


Forthcoming from Missouri
28 November 2014

Kurusu, Saburo (edited by J Garry Clifford and Masako Okura). The Desperate Diplomat: Saburo Kurusu's Memoir of the Weeks before Pearl Harbor. Forthcoming from University of Missouri Press in December 2014


Forthcoming from Casemate
28 November 2014

Arnold, Michael. Hollow Heroes: An Unvarnished Look at the Wartime Careers of Churchill, Montgomery and Mountbatten. Forthcoming from Casemate in December 2014


Now available from NIP
27 November 2014

Russell, Henry Dozier. The Purge of the Thirtieth Division. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2014


Forthcoming from McFarland
27 November 2014

Davis, Anita Price. North Carolina and World War II: A Documentary Portrait. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in December 2014


Forthcoming from CUP
26 November 2014

Stahel, David. The Battle for Moscow. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in February 2015


Now available from TAMU
25 November 2014

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


News from Routledge
25 November 2014

These two titles are on the way from Routledge next month:


Forthcoming from MMP
25 November 2014

Brinzan, Radu. Vanator: Romanian Hunter: The I.A.R. 80 and I.A.R. 81 in Ultimate Detail. Forthcoming from MMP Books in December 2014


News from the Ardennes
24 November 2014

Just in case anyone missed it, we're here to remind one and all the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge is coming up. These authors and publishers didn't miss it, publishing at least five titles about aspects of the Ardennes offensive over the last few weeks.


Book review
23 November 2014

Jarymowycz, Roman Johann. Tank Tactics from Normandy to Lorraine. Boulder, CO: Lynn Rienner Publishers, 2001

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Now available from Overlook
22 November 2014

McKinstry, Leo. Operation Sea Lion: The Failed Nazi Invasion that Turned the Tide of War. New York: The Overlook Press, 2014


Forthcoming from Hikoki
22 November 2014

Wollenweber, Wolfgang. Thunder Over the Reich: Flying the Luftwaffe's He 162 Jet Fighter. Forthcoming from Hikoki Publications in December 2014


Now available from Penguin
21 November 2014

Pugsley, Christopher. A Bloody Road Home: World War Two and New Zealand's Heroic Second Division. Auckland, NZ: Penguin Books New Zealand, 2014


Forthcoming from Chartwell
21 November 2014

Swanston, Alexander and Malcolm Swanston. The Historical Atlas of World War II. Forthcoming from Chartwell in December 2014


Now available from Casemate
20 November 2014

Bergstrom, Christer. The Ardennes, 1944-1945: Hitler's Winter Offensive. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2014


Forthcoming from History Press
19 November 2014

Suttill, Francis J. Shadows in the Fog: The True Story of Major Suttill and the Prosper French Resistance Network. Forthcoming from The History Press in December 2014


News from Kentucky
18 November 2014

University Press of Kentucky has announced two new books and a softcover reprint scheduled for publication in the first half of 2015.


Now available from Palgrave
18 November 2014

Smith, Timothy O. Vietnam and the Unravelling of Empire: General Gracey in Asia 1942-1951. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2014


Forthcoming from OUP
17 November 2014

Weinberg, Gerhard. World War II: A Very Short Introduction. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in December 2014


Book review
16 November 2014

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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News from Solihull
15 November 2014

The busy folks at Helion tell us Keith Ward's new book, World War II German Field Weapons & Equipment: A Visual Reference Guide, is now in stock and available, along with all their other fine WWII titles.


Forthcoming from Stackpole
14 November 2014

Veronico, Nicholas A. Bloody Skies: U.S. Eighth Air Force Battle Damage in World War II. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in December 2014


Forthcoming from H&C
13 November 2014

Gaujac, Paul. Les Goums, 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Histoire & Collections in December 2014


In memoriam
13 November 2014

Herb Louden—a USN survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor—died in California on 11 November at the age of 97, just an hour before he was to take part in the local Veterans Day parade.


Now available from Skyhorse
12 November 2014

Pearce, Jeff. Prevail: The Inspiring Story of Ethiopia's Victory over Mussolini's Invasion, 1935-1941. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2014


Forthcoming from Stanford
11 November 2014

van de Ven, Hans, Diana Lary, and Stephen MacKinnon. Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II. Forthcoming from Stanford University Press in December 2014


Now available from Knopf
10 November 2014

Bernstein, Richard. China 1945: Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014


Forthcoming from Mississippi
8 November 2014

Rodriguez Beruff, Jorge and Jose L. Bolivar Fresneda (eds). Island at War: Puerto Rico in the Crucible of the Second World War. Forthcoming from University Press of Mississippi in May 2015


War Diary reminder
8 November 2014

Today seems like a good day to remind everyone about our detailed day-by-day chronicle of the Second World War, now amounting to more than 62,000 entries, with 8 November 1942 standing out as a fairly important date.


Now available from Stackpole
7 November 2014

Olive, Michael. Steel Thunder on the Eastern Front: German and Russian Artillery in WWII. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2014


Forthcoming from Kansas
6 November 2014

Pasher, Yaron. Holocaust versus Wehrmacht: How Hitler's Final Solution Undermined the German War Effort. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in December 2014


News from Canada
5 November 2014

Forgotten Victory: First Canadian Army and the Cruel Winter of 1944-45 by Mark Zuehlke, published by Douglas & McIntyre, is now available in Canada. Availability in the US, UK, and elsewhere is scheduled for May 2015.


Forthcoming from CUP
4 November 2014

Scheck, Raffael. French Colonial Soldiers in German Captivity during World War II. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in December 2014


Cadman
4 November 2014

Our trusty postal carrier has delivered "Catalogue #137" from T. Cadman WW2 Books with a large assortment of terrific books for sale. Check 'em out.


Now available from Casemate
3 November 2014

Allison, Richard. Operation Thunderclap and the Black March: Two World War II Stories from the Unstoppable 91st Bomb Group. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2014


Forthcoming from Yale
3 November 2014

Nord, Philip. France 1940: Defending the Republic. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in April 2015


Book review
2 November 2014

Lewis, Adrian R. Omaha Beach: A Flawed Victory. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2001

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Now available from Nebraska
1 November 2014

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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The German Police. Bayside, NY: Axis Europa, 1997.

(A Joint Publication of the US. G-2 EDS and the UK. MI-14 MIRS, originally published in April, 1945. 2nd Edition with additional material by Antonio J. Munoz.)

This softcover reprint of the joint US-UK manual on the German police forces of the Nazi era contains a wealth of information on the enforcement arm of Nazi repression. It covers, to a greater of lesser degree, the major policing forces of Nazi Germany, including the Orpo (Ordnungpolizei) which provided the police (eventually SS police) battalions and regiments that became so infamous for committing atrociti....

 

 

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