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Authors and publishers of WWII-related books, please contact us so we can publicize the latest information about your new and forthcoming titles.

Forthcoming from CUP
28 January 2015

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 February 2015

News from Tauris
27 January 2015

It looks like these three titles are on the schedule for next month:

Forthcoming from NIP
26 January 2015

Russell, David Lee. The War Begins: The Navy's Early Carrier Raids, February-May 1942. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in February 2015

Swedish news from England
24 January 2015

Our friends at Helion & Company tell us Hitler's Swedes: A History of the Swedish Volunteers in the Waffen-SS by Lars Larsson has finally been published—about two years after it was announced—and will be on shelves Monday.

Now available from John Murray
23 January 2015

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

Forthcoming from ATB
22 January 2015

Ramsey, Winston. The Defeat of Germany Then and Now. Forthcoming from After the Battle in February 2015

Forthcoming from Casemate
22 January 2015

Hoth, Hermann. Panzer Operations: Germany's Panzer Group 3 during the Invasion of Russia, 1941. Forthcoming from Casemate in February 2015

Now available from Westview
21 January 2015

Deak, Istvan. Europe on Trial: The Story of Collaboration, Resistance, and Retribution during World War II. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2015

Now available from Skyhorse
20 January 2015

Swanston, Alex. The Atlas of Special Operations of World War II. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2015

Forthcoming from RZM
20 January 2015

Spezzano, Remy and Douglas Nash. PK Cameraman No. 2: 12. SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division Hitlerjugend Training in Belgium, November 1943 - March 1944. Forthcoming from RZM Publishing in February 2015

Now available from History Press
19 January 2015

Quinn, Robin. Hitler's Last Army: German POWs in Britain. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2015

Forthcoming from Frontline
19 January 2015

Lakowski, Richard. Hitler's Last Battles: Seelow and the Halbe Encirclement, April-May 1945. Forthcoming from Frontline / Pen and Sword Books Ltd in April 2015

Book review
18 January 2015

Gillen, Michael. Merchant Marine Survivors of World War II: Oral Histories of Cargo Carrying under Fire. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2014

Read our review

Forthcoming from Duke
17 January 2015

Ghodsee, Kristen. The Left Side of History: World War II and the Unfulfilled Promise of Communism in Eastern Europe. Forthcoming from Duke University Press in February 2015

Now available from Overlook
16 January 2015

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

Forthcoming from Amberley
15 January 2015

Bowman, Martin W. We Were Eagles: Volume 3: June to October 1944. Forthcoming from Amberley Publishing in February 2015

Forthcoming from Indiana
14 January 2015

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

Now available from UPK
13 January 2015

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

Forthcoming from Macmillan
12 January 2015

Mukhina, Lena. The Diary of Lena Mukhina: A Girl's Life in the Siege of Leningrad. Forthcoming from Macmillan in February 2015

In memoriam
12 January 2015

Clarence E. Huntley Jr. and Joseph Shambrey—life-long friends and mechanics with the Tuskegee Airmen's 100th Fighter Squadron of the USAAF 332nd Fighter Group—both died in California on 5 January at the age of 91.

Editor's Choice Awards for 2014
11 January 2015

This month marks the sixteenth annual Stone & Stone Second World War Books selection of new releases for our Editor's Choice awards, aka the "Stonies," as the best books of the year. Here are the winners of the Stonies for 2014.

Now available from CUP
10 January 2015

Scheck, Raffael. French Colonial Soldiers in German Captivity during World War II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014

10 January 2015

Hand-delivered by our trusty mail carrier, today we have in our possession printed Catalogue #138 from T. Cadman WW2 Books with another splendid assortment of new and secondhand titles for sale.

Forthcoming from Tauris
9 January 2015

Muller, Rolf-Dieter. Enemy in the East: Hitler's Secret Plans to Invade the Soviet Union. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in February 2015

Now available from Westholme
8 January 2015

Guttman, Jon. Fighter Aircraft Combat Debuts, 1915-1945: Innovation in Air Warfare Before the Jet Age. Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2014

In memoriam
8 January 2015

Blaine H. Baesler—a USMC fighter pilot who served on Guadalcanal and commanded VMF-512 aboard the USS Gilbert Islands during WWII—died in California on 4 January at the age of 94.

In memoriam
8 January 2015

George P. Jeffery—a gunner who flew 50 missions aboard B-24 bombers with the US 15th Air Force—died in California on 26 December at the age of 89.

In memoriam
8 January 2015

Col. Fraser West—who enlisted in the USMC in 1940, was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in February 1941, and fought on Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and Guam where he was seriously wounded by machine gun fire—died in California on 2 January at the age of 96.

Now available from Harvard
7 January 2015

Kushner, Barak. Men to Devils, Devils to Men: Japanese War Crimes and Chinese Justice. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015

News from the Netherlands
6 January 2015

Robert Sigmond tells us he has published Graeme Warrack's Travel by Dark, a revised and enlarged edition of a book originally released in 1963 and based on Colonel Warrack's 1944-1945 diary with British 1st Airborne Division.

Forthcoming from Yale
5 January 2015

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

In memoriam
5 January 2015

Col. George W. A. Brandt, Jr.—who enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940, transferred to the USAAF in 1942, flew more than 50 combat missions in B-17s, earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, and retired in 1973—died in California on 30 December 2014 at the age of 94.

Now available from Zenith
3 January 2015

Graff, Cory. Flying Warbirds: An Illustrated Profile of the Flying Heritage Collection's Rare WWII-Era Aircraft. Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2014

Now available from Pelican
2 January 2015

Mandel, Lee. Unlikely Warrior: A Pacifist Rabbi's Journey from the Pulpit to Iwo Jima. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company, 2015

Book statistics
1 January 2015

For the beginning of the new year we present a compilation of statistics from Stone & Stone showing the most popular books, authors, publishers, and subjects for the year 2014.

Now available from McFarland
31 December 2014

Gillen, Michael. Merchant Marine Survivors of World War II: Oral Histories of Cargo Carrying under Fire. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2014

Forthcoming from CUP
30 December 2014

Batinic, Jelena. Women and Partisan Resistance in Yugoslavia during World War II. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in May 2015

Now available from UPK
29 December 2014

Milner, Marc. Stopping the Panzers: The Untold Story of D-Day. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2014

Forthcoming from Schiffer
27 December 2014

Walden, Gregory A. Tigers in the Ardennes: The 501st Heavy SS Tank Battalion in the Battle of the Bulge. Forthcoming from Schiffer Publishing Ltd in January 2015

More news from Paris
26 December 2014

Anton Joly tells us his Stalingrad Battle Atlas, volume III is now available. He adds: "This part covers operation Uranus whereas the second part, operation Winter Storm, has been rescheduled and should be actually released in the first quarter of 2015."

Forthcoming from Yale
26 December 2014

Frierson, Cathy A. Silence Was Salvation: Child Survivors of Stalin's Terror and World War II in the Soviet Union. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in January 2015

Forthcoming from Prometheus
25 December 2014

Johnson, David Alan. Yanks in the RAF: The Story of Maverick Pilots and American Volunteers Who Joined Britain's Fight in WWII. Forthcoming from Prometheus Books in June 2015

News from Casemate
24 December 2014

The gang at Casemate has a ton of books scheduled for publication in the first half of 2015, including a very wide range of WWII topics:

Now available from Stackpole
23 December 2014

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

News from Marc Rikmenspoel
22 December 2014

Author Marc Rikmenspoel tells us his upcoming Sunwheels and Siegrunen: Wiking, Nordland, Nederland and the Germanic Waffen-SS in Photographs, volume 1 from Helion seems to be on schedule, and he expects to be able to inspect the proofs during January.

Forthcoming from Scribner
22 December 2014

Russell, Jan Jarboe. The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II. Forthcoming from Charles Scribner in January 2015

Book survey
21 December 2014

We compare and contrast five new books about the Battle of the Bulge:

  • Barron, Leo. Patton at the Battle of the Bulge: How the General's Tanks Turned the Tide at Bastogne. New York: New American Library, 2014

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

  • Caddick-Adams, Patrick. Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge 1944-45. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014

  • Corsi, Jerome R. No Greater Valor: The Siege of Bastogne and the Miracle That Sealed Allied Victory. Nashville, TN: Nelson Books / Thomas Nelson, 2014

  • Schrijvers, Peter. Those Who Hold Bastogne: The True Story of the Soldiers and Civilians Who Fought in the Biggest Battle of the Bulge. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014

Read our book survey

News from Potomac
20 December 2014

In addition to the recently released Burning Japan by Daniel Schwabe, Potomac has announced two WWII titles for 2015:

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."

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

Read our review

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."

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

Read our review

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

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


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