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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.


News about books, authors, publishers, and booksellers

Now available from Regnery
2 December 2016

Yenne, Bill. Panic in the Pacific: How America Prepared for a West Coast Invasion. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc, 2016


Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
2 December 2016

Folly, Martin H. New Order Diplomacy: The Axis in International Affairs, 1939-45. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in April 2017


Back in the USSR, part one
1 December 2016

University Press of Kansas tells us the latest opus from Col. David Glantz, The Battle for Belorussia: The Red Army's Forgotten Campaign of October 1943 - April 1944, is in stock and available for shipment right now. Weighing in at more than 700 pages, this looks like it will be another important volume in his ongoing work on the Russo-German War.


Back in the USSR, part two
1 December 2016

Meanwhile, J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing has announced The Three Battles of Vitebsk, volume 1 by Jean Restayn (dealing with part of the larger campaign covered in The Battle for Belorussia) is scheduled for publication at the end of January 2017.

According to JJFP, the first of three "Battles of Vitebsk" volumes will include the fighting from September to December 1943 in 200 pages with 215 photographs (many full page), 32 pages of color profiles and figures, two tables of German armor strengths, six pages of German and Soviet OBs, and six black and white maps plus a large, removable, full-color fold-out map showing the Vitebsk battle area.


Potomac, Nebraska
30 November 2016

After acquiring Potomac Books, University of Nebraska Press has rejuvenated its new imprint, at least in terms of WWII-related titles. Thanks to Rob Buchanan for updating us with information about these upcoming Potomac titles:


War Diary reminder
30 November 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 30 November 1939 standing out as a fairly important date.

As always, please contact us if you can offer any corrections, clarifications, or additions to our War Diary database.


News from the Dutch swordfish
29 November 2016

De Zwaardvisch, publisher of Autumn Gale - Herbststurm, has released its second title, Kampfgruppe Walther and Panzerbrigade 107: A Thorn in the Side of Market Garden by Jack Didden and Maarten Swarts.


Recommended
29 November 2016

Some books deserve an extra measure of attention, and we try to highlight them on our Recommended Reading page, which we've updated with a couple of new titles.


Forthcoming from Fonthill
29 November 2016

O'Neill, Richard. The Observer Corps and the Battle of Britain. Forthcoming from Fonthill Media Limited in December 2016


Now available from Allen Lane
28 November 2016

Todman, Daniel. Britain's War, volume 2: A New World, 1942-1947. London: Allen Lane, 2016


Forthcoming from Australia
28 November 2016

Mark, Jason D. Stalingrad: Graveyard of the Panzers, volume 1. Forthcoming from Leaping Horseman Books in December 2016


Book review
27 November 2016

Harding, Stephen. Dawn of Infamy: A Sunken Ship, a Vanished Crew, and the Final Mystery of Pearl Harbor. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2016

Read our review


Visual Guides
26 November 2016

Keith Ward's second "Visual Guide" has been published by Helion. World War II Soviet Field Weapons & Equipment: A Visual Reference Guide, a companion to Ward's earlier World War II German Field Weapons & Equipment: A Visual Reference Guide, includes more than 300 technical drawings in color with 3D and cutaway views.


This is no drill: Now available from Stackpole
25 November 2016

Veronico, Nicholas A. Pearl Harbor Air Raid: The Japanese Attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet, December 7, 1941. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2016


Forthcoming from Luftfahrtverlag
25 November 2016

Urbanke, Axel. To The Gates of Moscow with the 3rd Panzer Division: A Medical Officer in the Campaign against Russia. Forthcoming from Luftfahrtverlag in December 2016


Now available from Yale
24 November 2016

Stewart, Andrew. The First Victory: The Second World War and the East Africa Campaign. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016


Forthcoming from Harvard
24 November 2016

Remy, Steven P. The Malmedy Massacre: The War Crimes Trial Controversy. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press in March 2017


Military History Bookshop
24 November 2016

From across the pond we've received by hand of our trusty mail carrier "Catalogue Code QV" for "Autumn/Winter 2016" from The Military History Bookshop with seventy pages of very desirable military books for sale.


To the front!
23 November 2016

Helion & Co has announced publication of Panzergrenadiers to the Front: The Combat History of Panzergrenadier Division Brandenburg on the Eastern Front, 1944-45 by A. Stephan Hamilton.


Now available from Hellgate
23 November 2016

Batulla, S. Fabian. The Man Who Fell to Earth: The Incredible True Story of WWII Flyboy Robert Givens. Central Point, OR: Hellgate Press, 2016


Now available from Quercus
23 November 2016

Lewis, Damien. Hunting Hitler's Nukes: The Secret Race to Stop the Nazi Bomb. London: Quercus Publishing, 2016


Forthcoming from Thomas Dunne Books
22 November 2016

Haskew, Michael E. The Marines in World War II. Forthcoming from Thomas Dunne Books in December 2016


In memoriam
22 November 2016

Willie N. Rogers—one of the original Tuskegee airmen of the 100th Fighter Squadron—died in Florida on 18 November at the age of 101.


Victory, stalemate, defeat
21 November 2016

University Press of Kansas has released two new books from Charles Dick:


Book review
20 November 2016

Ericson III, Edward E. Feeding the German Eagle: Soviet Economic Aid to Nazi Germany, 1933-1941. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999

Read our review


Galician Division news
19 November 2016

Many thanks to author Michael James Melnyk for reminding us his two volume set about the 14th SS Grenadier Division is available from Fonthill.

"This is a new two volume study which follows on from my previous history of this Division, To Battle, published in 2002. For those wishing to become acquainted with the subject, I have included as much new and hitherto unpublished material both documentary and photographic as possible from my archive. For example each volume includes over 100 new and hitherto unpublished photos. For those wishing to use the books as a research tool the text is heavily referenced with in excess of 2,000 extensive and detailed footnotes between the two volumes, to record the source of the information, the overwhelming majority of which comes from primary and verifiable sources. I have complemented these with several new, unpublished verbatim accounts of veterans.

"For the first time, in volume 2, I have extended the history to encompass new material on the division's post war fate including internment under British supervision in Italy, the forced repatriation operations, movement to and internment in Great Britain, and recruitment and deployment of divisional veterans into the still classified secret British MI6 controlled programme to send Ukrainian agents behind Soviet lines for clandestine operations and finally conclude with the activities of those who volunteered for secret and highly dangerous mine clearance operations which they continued right up until 1986."


Forthcoming from Pegasus
19 November 2016

Wilson, Kevin. Blood and Fears: How America's Bomber Boys of the 8th Air Force Saved World War II. Forthcoming from Pegasus Books in February 2017


Server upgrade
18 November 2016

After experiencing problems with our Web server that caused several days of outages, we have completed an upgrade and migration to an entirely new installation which should provide a faster and more reliable platform.


Babylon, oh Babylon
18 November 2016

University Press of Kentucky will be publishing Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003 next year. Given the subtitle, we were excited about the prospect of detailed coverage of the 1941 campaign in Iraq from Baghdad's point of view, so we reached out to UPK for more information about exactly what's contained in the tome of more than 900 pages. Unfortunately, their reply indicates the book will offer little of relevance to WWII: "[The book] mentions the 1941 operations against British forces in brief, mostly as a prologue in just a handful of pages."


Now available from FDUP
18 November 2016

Conti, Flavio G. and Alan R. Perry. Italian Prisoners of War in Pennsylvania: Allies on the Home Front, 1944-1945. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016


Now available from Texas
17 November 2016

Delgado, James P. et al. The Lost Submarines of Pearl Harbor. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2016


Forthcoming from Routledge
17 November 2016

Roy, Kaushik. Tropical Warfare in the Asia Pacific Region, 1941-45. Forthcoming from Routledge in June 2017


News from Casemate
16 November 2016

Casemate has published To War with the 4th: A Century of Frontline Combat with the US 4th Infantry Division from the Argonne to the Ardennes to Afghanistan by Martin King, Michael Collins, and Jason Nulton, with approximately 130 pages devoted to the division's WWII operations.


Forthcoming from Potomac
16 November 2016

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


News from Stalingrad
15 November 2016

Author Anton Joly tells us—thank you very much!—the fourth volume of his Stalingrad Battle Atlas series should be available in the first quarter of 2017.


Now available from Da Capo
14 November 2016

Harding, Stephen. Dawn of Infamy: A Sunken Ship, a Vanished Crew, and the Final Mystery of Pearl Harbor. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2016


Forthcoming from NIP
12 November 2016

Paterson, Lawrence. Hitler's Forgotten Flotillas: Kriegsmarine Security Forces. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in June 2017


Forthcoming from OUP
11 November 2016

Berghoff, Hartmut. Consumer on the Home Front: Second World War Civilian Consumption in Comparative Perspective. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in December 2016


Forthcoming from University of New South Wales
10 November 2016

McDonald, Neil with Peter Brune. Valiant for Truth: The Life of Chester Wilmot, War Correspondent. Forthcoming from University of New South Wales in December 2016


Now available from Simon & Schuster
9 November 2016

Twomey, Steve. Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016


In memoriam
9 November 2016

US Army Captain Frank Y. Masuoka—a native of Sonoma County who was interned at the beginning of World War II, enlisted in the Army, and was awarded the Silver Star for his courageous action on Okinawa—died on 19 October in California at the age of 93.


Forthcoming from OUP
8 November 2016

Bohler, Jochen. The Waffen-SS: A European History. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in December 2016


War Diary reminder
8 November 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 8 November 1942 standing out as a fairly important date.


Cadman
8 November 2016

Printed Catalogue #149 has arrived here by mail from T. Cadman WW2 Books with another interesting assortment of books for sale.


Now available from Texas
7 November 2016

Cooper, Jerry C. (editor). To Bataan and Back: The World War II Diary of Major Thomas Dooley. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2016


Now available from Da Capo
7 November 2016

McGaugh, Scott. Honor Before Glory: The Epic World War II Story of the Japanese American GIs Who Rescued the Lost Battalion. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2016


News from the Netherlands
5 November 2016

The same authors and publisher who brought you Autumn Gale—Jack Didden and Maarten Swarts of De Zwaardvisch—will have Kampfgruppe Walther and Panzerbrigade 107 available on 26 November.


Forthcoming from Tauris
5 November 2016

Wichhart, Stefanie. Britain, Egypt and Iraq During World War II: The Decline of Imperial Power in the Middle East. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in February 2017


Forthcoming from Hong Kong
4 November 2016

Gunn, Geoffrey C. Wartime Macau: Under the Japanese Shadow. Forthcoming from Hong Kong University Press in March 2017


In memoriam
4 November 2016

Prince Mikasa Takahito—brother of Emperor Hirohito, junior officer in the Japanese Army during WWII, and critic of Japanese military conduct in China—died in Tokyo on 27 October at the age of 100.


News from London
3 November 2016

The folks at After the Battle tell us The Nazi Death Camps: Then and Now, edited by Winston Ramsey, is rolling off the presses and heading to bookshelves near you.


Now available from Viking
2 November 2016

Cook, Blanche Wiesen. Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After, 1939-1962. New York: Viking, 2016


Forthcoming from Illinois
2 November 2016

Prusin, Alexander. Serbia under the Swastika: A World War II Occupation. Forthcoming from University of Illinois Press in June 2017


Now available from Fonthill
1 November 2016

Gustavsson, Hakan. Sino-Japanese Air War 1937-1945: The Longest Struggle. Stroud, UK: Fonthill Media Limited, 2016

 

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Second World War Books Review

Reschke, Willi. Jagdgeschwader 301/302 Wilde Sau: In Defense of the Reich with the Bf 109, Fw 190 and Ta 152. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2004

ISBN 0-7643-2130-7

284 pages

Foreword; Introduction; photos

Appendices: Victories by JG 301 and JG 302; JG 301 Losses; JG 302 Losses

Some books arrive here carrying considerable expectations, expectations to which the book doesn't always rise. Other books arrive unheralded but blossom with pleasant surprise when we ....

 

 

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