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Now available from Grub Street
We're told that Grub Street has released a pair of new books:
Now available from NIP
Aboul-Enein, Youssef H. and Basil H. Aboul-Enein. The Secret War for the Middle East: The Influence of Axis and Allied Intelligence Operations During World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2013
Now available from U of Rochester
Cohen, Laurie R. Smolensk under the Nazis: Everyday Life in Occupied Russia. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2013
Forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin
Hamilton, Nigel. The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942. Forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin in May 2014
Now available from Yale
Buckley, John. Monty's Men: The British Army and the Liberation of Europe. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2013
We've updated our Recommended Reading page, where we like to showcase titles deserving extra attention from readers.
Stevens, David. U-Boat Far from Home: The Epic Voyage of U-862 to Australia and New Zealand. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1997
News from Osprey
The folks from Botley have stocked the shelves with their latest batch of releases:
USN veteran Jack Gardolast surviving crewman of PT-157, which rescued John F. Kennedy and the crew of PT-109 in 1943died on 27 November in South Carolina at the age of 87.
Forthcoming from Schiffer
Dalet, David. The Jeep: History of a World War II Legend. Forthcoming from Schiffer Publishing Ltd in December 2013
News from McFarland
McFarland & Company of North Carolina has now released Benjamin Ferencz: Nuremberg Prosecutor and Peace Advocate by Tom Hofmann. In addition, McFarland plans to release these titles in December:
Forthcoming from Routledge
Benedict, Susan and Linda Shields. Nurses in Nazi Germany: The Nazi Euthanasia Program. Forthcoming from Routledge in December 2013
Forthcoming from Vallentine Mitchell
Sugarman, Martin. Under the Heel of Bushido: Last Voices of the Jewish POWs of the Japanese in the Second World War. Forthcoming from Vallentine Mitchell Publishers in December 2013
Now available from Tauris
Crowhurst, Patrick. Hitler and Czechoslovakia in World War II: Domination and Retaliation. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2013
Forthcoming from CUP
Buchanan, Andrew. American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War II. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in December 2013
Mavis Bateywho worked as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park during the war and subsequently wrote a biography of Dillwyn Knoxdied on 12 November at the age of 92.
Ellis, Frank. The Stalingrad Cauldron: Inside the Encirclement and Destruction of the 6th Army. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2013
MacLean, French L. Stalingrad: The Death of the German Sixth Army on the Volga, 1942-1943. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2013
News from Helion
The folks at Helion have announced that David Schranck's new book, Thunder at Prokhorovka: A Combat History of Operation Citadel, Kursk, July 1943, is now available.
Forthcoming from FSG
Richie, Alexandra. Warsaw 1944: Hitler, Himmler, and the Warsaw Uprising. Forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in December 2013
Now available from Man U
Ollerenshaw, Philip. Northern Ireland in the Second World War: Politics, Economic Mobilisation and Society, 1939-45. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2013
Forthcoming from Kentucky
Mallett, Derek. Hitler's Generals in America: Nazi POWs and Allied Military Intelligence. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in December 2013
Now available from Zenith
Gamble, Bruce. Target: Rabaul: The Allied Siege of Japan's Most Infamous Stronghold, March 1943 - August 1945. Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2013
Forthcoming from OUP
Laub, Thomas J. After the Fall: German Policy in Occupied France, 1940-1944. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in December 2013
Now available from Oklahoma
Hargreaves, Andrew. Special Operations in World War II: British and American Irregular Warfare. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013
Forthcoming from UWP
Hassing, Arne. Church Resistance to Nazism in Norway, 1940-1945. Forthcoming from University of Washington Press in December 2013
Forthcoming from History Press
Ellis, John. Blackpool at War: A History of the Fylde Coast During the Second World War. Forthcoming from The History Press in December 2013
Now available from Bloomsbury
Haslop, Dennis. Britain, Germany and the Battle of the Atlantic: A Comparative Study. London: Bloomsbury, 2013
Forthcoming from URP
Cohen, Laurie R. Smolensk under the Nazis: Everyday Life in Occupied Russia. Forthcoming from University of Rochester Press in December 2013
US Army veteran John "Bud" Hawkrecipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in France in August 1944died in Wisconsin on 4 November at the age of 89.
News from Panzerwrecks
Bill Auerbach of Panzerwrecks tells us their next title, Nurnberg's Panzer Factory: A Photographic Study, should be available toward the end of December.
Now available from BD & L
Overy, Richard (editor). The New York Times Complete World War II, 1939-1945: All the Coverage from the Battlefields and the Home Front. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2013
Balkoski, Joseph. Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999
Forthcoming from OUP
Symonds, Craig L. Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in May 2014
Forthcoming from The History Press
Wragg, David. Operation Neptune: The Prelude to D-Day. Forthcoming from The History Press in May 2014
Forthcoming from Fonthill Media Limited
Edwards, Kenneth. Operation Neptune. Forthcoming from Fonthill Media Limited in December 2013
Now available from Toronto
Courteaux, Oliver. Canada between Vichy and Free France, 1940-1945. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013
Forthcoming from Stackpole
Wood, Michael. Tigers of the Death's Head: SS Totenkopf Division's Tiger Company. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in December 2013
Now available from McFarland
Rosinski, Jan with Richard Hile. The Warsaw Underground: A Memoir of Resistance, 1939-1945. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2013
The mailman has delivered to us printed "Catalogue #131" from T. Cadman WW2 Books with a wide assortment of topnotch titles for sale.
We've sorted through the big stack of recently arrived books, identified the creme de la creme, and updated our Recommended Reading page.
Now available from Osprey
McNab, Chris (editor). Hitler's Elite: The SS 1939-45. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2013
Kiesling, Eugenia C. Arming Against Hitler: France and the Limits of Military Planning. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1996
Forthcoming from Regnery
Tillman, Barrett. Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Mission to Destroy Hitler's Oil Empire. Forthcoming from Regnery Publishing, Inc in May 2014
Now available from Knopf
Hotta, Eri. Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
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