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Self-publisher
17 November 2018

We've added another self-publisher, Falken Books, and book, The 64th Army at Stalingrad, 1942-43, to our Directory of Self-Publishers.

If you've self-published a military-related title about World War II, especially if you're a veteran writing about your wartime experiences, please send us information so we can add you to the Directory.


Forthcoming from Cornell
16 November 2018

Yellen, Jeremy A. The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere: When Total Empire Met Total War. Forthcoming from Cornell University Press in April 2019


Now available from Amber
16 November 2018

Two offerings from Amber:


Now available from Da Capo
15 November 2018

Gamble, Bruce. Kangaroo Squadron: American Courage in the Darkest Days of World War II. New York: Da Capo Press, 2018


News from Stackpole
14 November 2018

It looks like the team at Stackpole is lining up some impressive titles for publication during the first half of 2019. Here are some of the upcoming books that lead the way:


Now available from Viking
13 November 2018

Roberts, Andrew. Churchill: Walking with Destiny. New York: Viking, 2018


News about U-1105
12 November 2018

Aaron Stephan Hamilton writes:

"Just a short note that my first work on naval history related to U-Boats is forthcoming in June by Osprey and is available for pre-order: German Submarine U-1105 Black Panther: The Naval Archaeology of a U-boat. Now in its final resting place at the bottom of the Potomac River in Maryland, the U-Boat U-1105 is unique among German World War II submarines. Technologically innovative, it was the only U-Boat to conduct a wartime patrol while equipped with the snorkel, GHG Balkon passive sonar and a rubberized coating known as Alberich designed to reduce its acoustic signature and hide from Allied sonar. After the end of World War II, it was the subject of intense testing and evaluation by the Allies, before finally being sunk to the bottom of the Potomac River.

"I am finalizing several other works on late-war U-Boat operations and technology."


Forthcoming from NIP
12 November 2018

Trimble, William F. Admiral John S. McCain and the Triumph of Naval Air Power. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in April 2019


Book review
11 November 2018

Luther, Craig W. H. The First Day on the Eastern Front: Germany Invades the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941. Guilford, CT: Stackpole Books, 2018

Read our review


Armies
10 November 2018

As part of its Armies of the Second World War series, Cambridge University Press has announced Fighting the People's War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and the Second World War by Jonathan Fennell will be published in March. If the quality of this book matches that of the first volume in the series, The Red Army and the Second World War, it might well be one of the best new books of next year.


Now available from Pegasus
10 November 2018

Kershaw, Robert J. Landing on the Edge of Eternity: Twenty-Four Hours at Omaha Beach. New York: Pegasus Books, 2018


Gunners
9 November 2018

Following the death of General Martin Farndale in 2000, publication of new volumes of The History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery stalled. Now The History Press has scheduled another installment in the series. Authored by Will Townend and Frank Baldwin, Gunners in Normandy: The History of the Royal Artillery in North-West Europe, Part 1: June - August 1944, weighing in at almost 700 pages, is due for publication in April.


New York, New York
9 November 2018

Strausbaugh, John. Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers during World War II. Forthcoming from Twelve in December 2018


Now available from Kansas
9 November 2018

Echohawk, Brummett with Mark R. Ellenbarger. Drawing Fire: A Pawnee, Artist, and Thunderbird in World War II. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2018


Now available from Prometheus
8 November 2018

Van Calmthout, Martijn. Sam Goudsmit and the Hunt for Hitler's Atom Bomb. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2018


You say Cherkassy, I say Korsun
8 November 2018

Based on traffic volume, we've seen a great deal of interest in The Battle of Cherkassy by Nikolaus von Vormann (who commanded XLVII Panzer Korps in the battle), but Casemate has postponed publication until March.


War Diary reminder
8 November 2018

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 an important date.


News from Helion
7 November 2018

Duncan sends word that Helion has released two new books:


Forthcoming from Pegasus
7 November 2018

Cross, Robin. Operation Dragoon: The Allied Liberation of the South of France, 1944. Forthcoming from Pegasus Books in March 2019


Now available from Stackpole
6 November 2018

Zaloga, Steve. Smashing Hitler's Panzers: The Defeat of the Hitler Youth Panzer Division in the Battle of the Bulge. Guilford, CT: Stackpole Books, 2018


Forthcoming from Potomac
5 November 2018

Bailey, Steven K. Bold Venture: The American Bombing of Japanese-Occupied Hong Kong, 1942-1945. Forthcoming from Potomac Books Inc in March 2019


Recommendations
5 November 2018

Some books deserve an extra measure of attention. When we encounter them, we like to add them to our Recommended Reading page, which we updated again today.


Get yer catalog
5 November 2018

"Catalogue #161" arrived here from T. Cadman WWII Books, packed with very desirable titles for sale.


Now available from Da Capo
5 November 2018

Whitlock, Flint. Desperate Valour: Triumph at Anzio. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2018


Book review
4 November 2018

Glantz, David M. The Battle for Leningrad, 1941-1944. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2002

Read our review


News from Barnsley
3 November 2018

The folks at Pen & Sword have been sending us a steady stream of updates about their new releases. Here are some of the latest:


Now available from Stackpole
2 November 2018

Luther, Craig W.H. The First Day on the Eastern Front: Germany Invades the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941. Guilford, CT: Stackpole Books, 2018


Resurrection
2 November 2018

Several years ago, Operation Diver: Guns, Flying Bombs and Landscapes of Defence, 1944-45 by Colin Dobinson was scheduled for publication by Methuen. Then it disappeared from the radar. Now it has reappeared on the schedule of Historic England for release in January.


Now available from National Geographic
1 November 2018

Kagan, Neil and Stephen G. Hyslop. Atlas of World War II: History's Greatest Conflict Revealed Through Rare Wartime Maps and New Cartography. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2018


Recommendations
1 November 2018

Some books deserve an extra measure of attention. When we encounter them, we like to add them to our Recommended Reading page, which we updated today.


Now available from Norton
31 October 2018

Scott, James. Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2018


Forthcoming from Stanford
31 October 2018

Boum, Aomar and Sarah Abrevaya Stein (editors). The Holocaust and North Africa. Forthcoming from Stanford University Press in November 2018


Forthcoming from Yale
30 October 2018

Reynolds, David and Vladimir Pechatnov. The Kremlin Letters: Stalin's Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in November 2018


Forthcoming from National Geographic
29 October 2018

Groom, Winston. The Allies: Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II. Forthcoming from National Geographic in November 2018


Book review
28 October 2018

Shores, Christopher et al. A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, volume four: Sicily and Italy to the Fall of Rome, 14 May 1943 - 5 June 1944. London: Grub Street, 2018

Read our review


Now available from CUP
27 October 2018

Moore, Aaron William. Bombing the City: Civilian Accounts of the Air War in Britain and Japan, 1939-1945. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018


Postponed....
26 October 2018

It appears Eagle and Iron Cross: American and German Combat Effectiveness in World War II by Thomas Nutter has been delayed until April of next year. His German Ground Forces of World War II: Complete Orders of Battle (co-authored with William McCroden) has also been delayed.


News from Germany
25 October 2018

Following publication of Embleme der Luftwaffe, volume 1: Nah- und Fernaufklaerer, Luftfahrtverlag START tells us volume 2 will cover transport aircraft and gliders and will be released in 2019 or 2020.


Now available from Osprey
25 October 2018

Buttar, Prit. On a Knife's Edge: The Ukraine, November 1942-March 1943. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2018


War Diary reminder
25 October 2018

This seems like another 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 25 October 1944 standing out as an important date.


News from the Netherlands
24 October 2018

The Corts Foundation reminds us, with The Operations of the Navy in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal now available, they are embarking upon translation into English of volume 34 of the Japanese Senshi Sosho series. They anticipate publication of The Struggle in Sumatra and the Air Campaign in 2020.


In memoriam
24 October 2018

Norwegian commando Joachim Ronneberg—last surviving member of the team that conducted Operation Gunnerside, disabling heavy water production for the German atomic weapons program at the Vermork hydro-electric plant at Rjukan—died on 21 October in Norway at the age of 99.


Forthcoming from Casemate
23 October 2018

Margaritis, Peter. Landing in Hell: The Pyrrhic Victory of the First Marine Division on Peleliu, 1944. Forthcoming from Casemate in November 2018


Now available from CUP
22 October 2018

Torrie, Julia S. German Soldiers and the Occupation of France, 1940-1944. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018


Book review
21 October 2018

Urbanke, Axel et al. Embleme der Luftwaffe, volume 1: Nah- und Fernaufklaerer. Bad Zwischenahn, Germany: Luftfahrtverlag START, 2018

Read our review


Now available from McGill-Queens
20 October 2018

Munkacsi, Erno. How It Happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry. Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2018


And more recommendations
20 October 2018

Sometimes deserving books arrive in waves, and we're having quite the flood right now. We've updated our Recommended Reading page with another excellent new title.


Now available from Palgrave
19 October 2018

Spencer, Malcolm L. G. Stalinism and the Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-40: Crisis Management, Censorship and Control. London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2018


Now available from Knopf
19 October 2018

Guha, Ramachandra. Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948. New York: Knopf, 2018


News from Bruce Gamble
18 October 2018

Bruce adds this to our note about his upcoming book, Kangaroo Squadron: American Courage in the Darkest Days of World War II.

"The story of the 435th Bombardment Squadron (aka Kangaroo Squadron) is very important to me personally. My uncle, Lt. John J. Steinbinder, served as a navigator for the outfit's entire overseas deployment and completed dozens of combat missions. His handwritten diary, filled with numerous dramatic entries, was the keystone of the book project."


Forthcoming from Stackpole
18 October 2018

Zaloga, Steve. Smashing Hitler's Panzers: The Defeat of the Hitler Youth Panzer Division in the Battle of the Bulge. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in November 2018


Now available from Palgrave
17 October 2018

McCann jr, Frank D. Brazil and the United States during World War II and Its Aftermath: Negotiating Alliance and Balancing Giants. London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2018


Forthcoming from Da Capo
16 October 2018

Gamble, Bruce. Kangaroo Squadron: American Courage in the Darkest Days of World War II. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in November 2018


More recommendations
16 October 2018

Some books deserve an extra measure of attention. When we encounter them, we like to add them to our Recommended Reading page, which we updated today with an excellent new title.


Now available from McFarland
15 October 2018

Two new books have arrived here from North Carolina:


Book review
14 October 2018

Latimer, Jon. Alamein. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002

Read our review


News from Bill Bartsch
13 October 2018

Bill Bartsch, author of superlative books such as Victory Fever on Guadalcanal, sent us this information about his current project:

"I've been working the past few years on the untold story of the Army Air Forces' Project X to transfer 65 B-17Es and 15 LB-30s to MacArthur in the Philippines in December 1941 and then shifted to Java from early January 1942 when no bases remained in the Philippines from where the heavy bombers could operate. This was a highly secret operation pushed by Chief of Staff Marshall at the instigation of FDR in an effort to help MacArthur. I have found records for most of the flights from MacDill Field in Tampa, Florida to the Far East, an unprecedented effort to ferry so many bombers with mostly green crews over half way around the world. I pick up the story of the experiences of the crews in combat over the Dutch East Indies in January-February 1942. I also include the story of the 19th Bomb Group survivors of the Philippines campaign who flew missions out of Australia and then Java in their few outmoded B-17Ds up to mid-January 1942. Tentative title: Desperate Gambit: Project X and American Airmen in the Dutch East Indies, 1941-42."


Now available from Helion
12 October 2018

Karalus, Maciej and Jaroslaw Jerzak. Panzers in the Defence of Festung Posen 1945. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2018


One day at a time
11 October 2018

An advance copy of The First Day on the Eastern Front: Germany Invades the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941 by Craig W.H. Luther arrived here from Stackpole, and it looks like a winner. More on this one when it becomes available at the beginning of November.


Now available from NIP
10 October 2018

Wenger, J. Michael, Robert J. Cressman, and John Di Virgilio. This is No Drill: The History of NAS Pearl Harbor and the Japanese Attacks of 7 December 1941. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2018


Recommendations
10 October 2018

Some books deserve an extra measure of attention. When we encounter them, we like to add them to our Recommended Reading page, which we updated today with an excellent new title.


Forthcoming from Skyhorse
10 October 2018

Vaz, Mark Cotta and John H. Hill. Pan Am at War: How the Airline Secretly Helped America Fight World War II. Forthcoming from Skyhorse Publishing in November 2018


Walk, walk, walking
9 October 2018

Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts is now available from Allen Lane in the UK, with the US edition due from Viking next month.


Forthcoming from Pegasus
9 October 2018

Kershaw, Robert J. Landing on the Edge of Eternity: Twenty-Four Hours at Omaha Beach. Forthcoming from Pegasus Books in November 2018


Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal
8 October 2018

Leiden University Press in the Netherlands, in conjunction with the Corts Foundation, previously published The Invasion of the Dutch East Indies, translated from the Japanese Senshi Sosho series. Now the same team has released another important title from that series, The Operations of the Navy in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal. These volumes provide unmatched detail and fascinating insights from the Japanese perspective. Making them available in English takes our understanding of ops in the East Indies to a whole new level. Don't miss them.


Subject matters
8 October 2018

Looking for books on a particular wartime subject? Our Stone & Stone bibliographies contain more than 5000 individual WWII topics on file, all completely cross-referenced with links to related subjects, and each one packed with relevant books. You can also use the "Quick-Finder" feature in the upper left of any of our pages (select "subject" from the pop-up menu) to search for specific topics.

For an example of our bibliographies, take a look at our page for Japanese invasion of the East Indies, 1941-1942.


SPAW, volume 2
6 October 2018

Avonmore Books of Australia published its highly regarded South Pacific Air War, volume 1 by Michael Claringbould and Peter Ingman last year. Volume 2, The Struggle for Moresby, March-April 1942 is now available.


Forthcoming from McGill-Queens
5 October 2018

Munkacsi, Erno. How It Happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry. Forthcoming from McGill-Queens University in November 2018


Day One
4 October 2018

Luther, Craig W.H. The First Day on the Eastern Front: Germany Invades the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in November 2018


Now available from Thomas Dunne
3 October 2018

Hart, Bradley W. Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2018


Rampage postponed
2 October 2018

Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila by James Scott has been delayed until the end of the month.


Forthcoming from The History Press
2 October 2018

Pike, Robert. Defying Vichy: Blood, Fear and French Resistance. Forthcoming from The History Press in November 2018


Now available from Frontline
1 October 2018

Goss, Chris. Junkers Ju 88: The Twilight Years: Biscay to the Fall of Germany. Barnsley, UK: Frontline / Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2018

 

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Franklin, Bruce Hampton. The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999

ISBN 1-55750-280-3

210 pages

Preface; photos; maps; tables; diagrams; Sources; Acknowledgments; Index

Appendices: Number of DEs by Class and Disposition; Statistical Data of Buckley-Class Ships; Monthly Totals of Buckley-Class Production and Service Deployment; German and Japanese Submarines Credited to Buckley-Class Ships; Buckley-Class Ships th....

 

 

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