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Now available from Helion
8 February 2016

Dossena, Paola A. Hitler's Turkestani Soldiers: A History of the 162nd (Turkistan) Infantry Division. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2016


Forthcoming from Berkley
8 February 2016

Weiss, Mitch. The Heart of Hell: The Untold Story of Courage and Sacrifice in the Shadow of Iwo Jima. Forthcoming from Berkley in March 2016


Book review
7 February 2016

Eichholtz, Dietrich. War for Oil: The Nazi Quest for an Oil Empire. Washington, DC: Potomac Books Inc, 2012

Read our review


News from Arcturus
6 February 2016

Arcturus Publishing Ltd is making a bit of a splash with four WWII-related titles scheduled for publication next month:


Now available from PM
6 February 2016

Unoki, Ko. International Relations and the Origins of the Pacific War. London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2016


Now available from OUP
5 February 2016

Jones, Benjamin F. Eisenhower's Guerrillas: The Jedburghs, the Maquis, and the Liberation of France. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016


Forthcoming from Illinois
4 February 2016

Daniels, Roger. Franklin D. Roosevelt: The War Years, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from University of Illinois Press in March 2016


News from Helion
3 February 2016

In Solihull, Helion & Co. continues to rev up production, with three more new books available right now:


Now available from Bright Sky
2 February 2016

Chapman Castillo, Evelyn. And They Returned: Life in Leyte During World War II. Albany, TX: Bright Sky Press, 2016


Forthcoming from Stackpole
1 February 2016

Zaloga, Steve. Patton vs the Panzers: The Battle of Arracourt, September 1944. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in August 2016


In memoriam
1 February 2016

News of these losses crossed our desk over the weekend:

  • James Kubicka—who joined in the USMC in 1942 and served on Bougainville, Guam, Saipan, and Okinawa—died on 26 January at the age of 93.

  • Lloyd Anderson—who enlisted in the US Navy in 1939 and served aboard the submarine USS Flying Fish, retiring in 1960—died on 27 January at the age of 94.

  • Mario Porto—who served in the US Army from 1942 through 1945 and landed in Normandy on D+10—died on 20 January at the age of 92.

  • Robert Saks—who began his military service in 1943, flying as B-29 combat crew—died on 18 January at the age of 90.


Book review
31 January 2016

Hardesty, Von and Ilya Grinberg. Red Phoenix Rising: The Soviet Air Force in World War II. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2012

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Forthcoming from Oklahoma
30 January 2016

Linderman, A. R. B. Rediscovering Irregular Warfare: Colin Gubbins and the Origins of Britain's Special Operations Executive. Forthcoming from University of Oklahoma Press in February 2016


Now available from Haynes
29 January 2016

Howlett, Chris. Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Owners' Workshop Manual. Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, UK: Haynes Publishing, 2015


Forthcoming from Fonthill
29 January 2016

Harrington, Janine. RAF 100 Group 1939-43: The Birth of Electronic Warfare. Forthcoming from Fonthill Media Limited in February 2016


Now available from URP
28 January 2016

Yeomans, Rory (editor). The Utopia of Terror: Life and Death in Wartime Croatia. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2015


Forthcoming from Amberley
28 January 2016

Smith, Christopher. Supermarine: An Illustrated History. Forthcoming from Amberley Publishing in February 2016


Now available from H&C
27 January 2016

Guillemot, Philippe. The Battle of the Bulge: The Failure of the Final Blitzkrieg, volume 1. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2015


News from Tauris
27 January 2016

These publication dates might prove a little soft, but I.B. Tauris plans to release several new titles in February:


Now available from Osprey
26 January 2016

Kirchubel, Robert. Atlas of the Eastern Front, 1941-45. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2016


Forthcoming from Quartet Books
26 January 2016

Sherwin, Hiroko. Japan's World War II Legacy: Interviews with Japanese Veterans. Forthcoming from Quartet Books in February 2016


News from Carolina
25 January 2016

We hear from our friends at McFarland that they have some great-looking books on the way for April, May, June, and July:


Book review
24 January 2016

Reardon, Mark J. (editor). Defending Fortress Europe: The War Diary of the German 7th Army in Normandy, 6 June to 26 July 1944. Bedford, PA: Aberjona Press, 2012

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Now available from Helion
23 January 2016

Szamveber, Norbert. The Sword Behind The Shield: A Combat History of the German Efforts to Relieve Budapest 1945. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2016


Forthcoming from NAL
23 January 2016

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


Forthcoming from Dundurn
22 January 2016

Horn, Bernd. A Most Ungentlemanly Way of War: The SOE and the Canadian Connection. Forthcoming from Dundurn Group in February 2016


Randomness
22 January 2016

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News from HP
21 January 2016

As always, The History Press has a lengthy line-up of books scheduled for publication over the next couple of months. Here are a few of them:


Now available from Panzerwrecks
20 January 2016

Archer, Lee and Bojan Dimitrijevic. Panzerwrecks, volume 19: Yugoslavia. Heathfield, Sussex: Panzerwrecks, 2015


Forthcoming from Alabama
19 January 2016

Murray, Stephen C. The Battle over Peleliu: Islander, Japanese, and American Memories of War. Forthcoming from University of Alabama Press in February 2016


News from Texas
18 January 2016

The "Spring & Summer 2016" catalog from the Texas Book Consortium brings news of several upcoming WWII titles:


Editor's Choice Awards for 2015
17 January 2016

This month marks the seventeenth 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 2015.


Now available from Helion
16 January 2016

Harrison, Richard W. Rollback: The Red Army's Winter Offensive along the Southwestern Strategic Direction, 1942-43. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2016


Forthcoming from Exisle
15 January 2016

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


Now available from Glencannon
15 January 2016

Gruner, George F. Blue Water Beat: The Two Lives of the Battleship USS California. Benicia, CA: The Glencannon Press, 2015 (Second edition)


Forthcoming from Vallentine Mitchell
15 January 2016

Sugarman, Martin. Jewish Participation in the Fire Service in the Second World War. Forthcoming from Vallentine Mitchell Publishers in February 2016


Now available from Illinois
14 January 2016

Sica, Emanuele. Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera: Italy's Occupation of France. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2016


Forthcoming from Yale
14 January 2016

Shepherd, Ben. Hitler's Soldiers: The German Army in the Third Reich. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in June 2016


News from Savas Beatie
13 January 2016

Some books gestate longer than others, and 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 McCroden and Thomas Nutter might be an award winner in that category. Here's what the publisher has to say as of this week:

"We have made considerable progress. The book will be released this year. We are hoping it will be out in the summer."


Now available from McFarland
13 January 2016

Alford, Kenneth D. American Crimes and the Liberation of Paris: Robbery, Rape, and Murder by Renegade GIs, 1944-1947. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2015


Forthcoming from HM
13 January 2016

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


Now available from Osprey
12 January 2016

Anderson, Thomas. The History of the Panzerwaffe Volume I: 1939-1942. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2015


Forthcoming from Bantam
12 January 2016

Holland, James. Cornered Tigers: The Defence of the Admin Box, Burma 1944. Forthcoming from Bantam in April 2016


Now available from NAL
11 January 2016

Duffy, James P. War at the End of the World: Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten Fight For New Guinea, 1942-1945. New York: New American Library, 2016


In memoriam
11 January 2016

George Elsey—a USN officer who served as naval aide for intelligence and communications in the White House for FDR and Truman, and subsequently wrote a book about his experiences with those presidents plus Churchill and other wartime figures—died in California on 30 December at the age of 97, one of the last direct links with Franklin Roosevelt's presidency.


Forthcoming from Arcade
11 January 2016

Lulushi, Albert. Donovan's Devils: OSS Commandos Behind Enemy Lines, Europe, World War II. Forthcoming from Arcade Publishing in February 2016


Book review
10 January 2016

Moore, William Mortimer. Free France's Lion: The Life of Philippe Leclerc, de Gaulle's Greatest General. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2011

Read our review


News from Connecticut
9 January 2016

RZM tells us that Kampfgruppe Muhlenkamp: 5. SS-Panzer-Division Wiking, Eastern Poland, July 1944 by Douglas Nash and Remy Spezzano should be in stock the first week in February.


Now available from Lexington
9 January 2016

Zhu, Pingchao. Wartime Culture in Guilin, 1938-1944: A City at War. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015


Forthcoming from Harvard
9 January 2016

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


Forthcoming from Berkley
8 January 2016

Oelhafen, Ingrid von and Tim Tate. Hitler's Forgotten Children: A True Story of the Lebensborn Program and One Woman's Search for Her Real Identity. Forthcoming from Berkley in February 2016


Now available from Cornell
8 January 2016

Esherick, Joseph and Matthew Combs (editors). 1943: China at the Crossroads. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2015


Forthcoming from Praeger
8 January 2016

Settle jr, Frank A. General George C. Marshall and the Atomic Bomb. Forthcoming from Praeger in April 2016


Forthcoming from Stackpole
7 January 2016

Ganz, A. Harding. Ghost Division: The 11th Gespenster Panzer Division and the German Armored Force. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in February 2016


Now available from Nimble
7 January 2016

Lundgren, Robert. Battleship Victory: Principles of Sea Power in the War in the Pacific. Ann Arbor, MI: Nimble Books, 2015


News from Schiffer
7 January 2016

Schiffer Publishing has two books by Massimiliano Afiero on the publication schedule for later this year:


Forthcoming from NIU
6 January 2016

Rulitz, Florian Thomas. The Tragedy of Bleiburg and Viktring, 1945. Forthcoming from Northern Illinois University Press in February 2016


Cadman
6 January 2016

In the mail today we received "Catalogue #144" from T. Cadman WW2 Books, packed with a quality assortment of titles ready to be added to your shelves.


Forthcoming from Amberley
5 January 2016

Brown, Colin. Operation Big: The Race to Stop Hitler's A-Bomb. Forthcoming from Amberley Publishing in April 2016


Now available from MMP
5 January 2016

Crawford, Alex. 263 Squadron: Gladiators Over the Fjords. Petersfield, Hampshire, UK: MMP Books, 2015


Now available from UPK
4 January 2016

Ellis, Frank. Barbarossa 1941: Reframing Hitler's Invasion of Stalin's Soviet Empire. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2015


Book review
3 January 2016

Mark, Jason D. Besieged: The Epic Battle for Cholm. Sydney: Leaping Horseman Books, 2011

Read our review


Now available from Rowman
2 January 2016

Maffeo, Steven E. U.S. Navy Codebreakers, Linguists, and Intelligence Officers Against Japan, 1910-1941: A Biographical Dictionary. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015


Book statistics for 2015
1 January 2016

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 2015.

 

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Second World War Books Review

The holidays always brings a surfeit of new books, and this year is no exception. Here are brief notes on four pictorial arrivals that should not escape the season unnoticed.

Vuksic, Velimir. SS Armor on the Eastern Front, 1943-1945. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2005

ISBN 092199186X

viii + 296 pages

Publishers' Acknowledgements; Editors' Remarks; About the Author; Acknowledgement; Foreword; Introduction; photos; color ....

 

 

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