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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.

Now available from CUP
2 July 2015

Zimmerman, Joshua D. The Polish Underground and the Jews, 1939-1945. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015


Forthcoming from MMP
1 July 2015

Riccio, Ralph and Enrico Finazzer. Italian Artillery of WWII. Forthcoming from MMP Books in August 2015


Now available from Casemate
30 June 2015

Butler, Daniel Allen. Field Marshal: The Life and Death of Erwin Rommel. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2015


Forthcoming from Bodley
30 June 2015

Khan, Yasmin. The Raj at War: India, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Bodley Head in July 2015


Forthcoming from Tauris
29 June 2015

Gogun, Alexander. Stalin's Commandos: Ukrainian Partisan Forces on the Eastern Front. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in July 2015


Book review
28 June 2015

Matev, Kaloyan. The Armoured Forces of the Bulgarian Army 1936-1945: Operations, Vehicles, Equipment, Organization, Camouflage, and Markings. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2015

Read our review


Forthcoming from McFarland
27 June 2015

Womack, Tom. The Allied Defense of the Malay Barrier, 1941-1942. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in November 2015


Forthcoming from S & S
26 June 2015

Levine, Joshua. The Secret History of the Blitz. Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in July 2015


News from History Press
25 June 2015

Among the many titles on the schedule for The History Press, we note these WWII items due within the next few weeks:


Now available from Stackpole
24 June 2015

Diamond, Jon. New Guinea: The Allied Jungle Campaign in World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2015


Forthcoming from Bantam
24 June 2015

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


Now available from Zenith
23 June 2015

Harwood, Jeremy. World War II at Sea: A Naval View of the Global Conflict, 1939 to 1945. Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2015


Forthcoming from Palgrave
23 June 2015

Loeffel, Robert. The Fifth Column in World War II: Suspected Subversives in the Pacific War and Australia. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in July 2015


Forthcoming from Peko
23 June 2015

Wood, Ian Michael. History of the Totenkopf's Panther-Abteilung. Forthcoming from Peko Publishing in July 2015


War Diary reminder
22 June 2015

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 and growing, with 22 June 1941 standing out as a fairly important date.


Recommended
22 June 2015

As interesting new books arrive here, we continue to update our our Recommended Reading page, as we've just done again.


Softcovers
22 June 2015

We would like to express our appreciation to University of British Columbia Press for sending us copies of three of their WWII-related softcover titles. Many thanks!


Book review
21 June 2015

Ross, Stewart Halsey. Strategic Bombing by the United States in World War II: The Myths and the Facts. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2003

Read our review


Now available from Bloomsbury
20 June 2015

Pike, Francis. Hirohito's War: The Pacific War, 1941-1945. London: Bloomsbury, 2015


Forthcoming from Aurum
20 June 2015

McKay, Sinclair. The Secret Life of Fighter Command: The Men and Women Who Beat the Luftwaffe. Forthcoming from Aurum Press in July 2015 = 2


Forthcoming from Blake
20 June 2015

Thorburn, Gordon. The Squadron That Died Twice. Forthcoming from John Blake Publishing in July 2015. RAF 82 Squadron


Now available from Kentucky
19 June 2015

Balck, Hermann. Order in Chaos: The Memoirs of General of Panzer Troops Hermann Balck. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2015


Forthcoming from Haynes
19 June 2015

Saunders, Andy. Battle of Britain Manual: RAF Operations Manual 1940. Forthcoming from Haynes Publishing in July 2015


News from Helion
18 June 2015

Team Helion has been especially busy! These new WWII titles are now available:


Forthcoming from NIAS
18 June 2015

Chandler, David. End of Empire: 100 Days in 1945 That Changed Asia and the World. Forthcoming from NIAS Press in August 2015


News from Robert Edwards
17 June 2015

Author Robert Edwards tells us his next book is progressing nicely:

"Tip of the Spear picks up where Scouts Out: left off. It will be about the same size (512 pages plus a 48-page color insert), but concentrates more on tactics and operations in the major European theaters of war, using previously unpublished small-unit histories and memoirs, as well as a large number of previously unpublished images that are extensively captioned. As with Scouts Out, the co-authors are Michael H. Pruett and Michael Olive. Stackpole anticipates publication in October."


Forthcoming from WSPCo
17 June 2015

Ch'i, Hsi-Sheng. The Much Troubled Alliance: US-China Military Cooperation During the Pacific War, 1941-1945. Forthcoming from World Scientific Publishing Co in August 2015


Now available from Grub Street
16 June 2015

Wiseman, Andrew with Sean Feast. An Alien Sky: The Story of One Man's Remarkable Adventure in Bomber Command during the Second World War. London: Grub Street, 2015


Forthcoming from Da Capo
16 June 2015

Harding, Stephen. Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in July 2015


Recommended
15 June 2015

As we like to do when the situation warrants, we've updated our Recommended Reading page with some fresh titles that deserve extra attention from readers.


Forthcoming from NAL
15 June 2015

Yenne, Bill. Hit the Target: Eight Men who Led The Eighth Air Force to Victory over the Luftwaffe. Forthcoming from New American Library in July 2015


Book review
14 June 2015

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

Read our review


News from Oregon
13 June 2015

Hellgate Press reminds us of their two recent USN biographies, both currently available:


In memoriam
13 June 2015

Lt. Roane Sias—a P-38 fighter pilot with the US 12th Air Force who was shot down over Italy on his 13th mission, escaped German captors twice, and evaded for six months before finally returning to Allied lines—died in California on 12 May at the age of 92.


Now available from Palgrave
12 June 2015

Smalley, Edward. The British Expeditionary Force, 1939-40. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2015


Forthcoming from Regnery
12 June 2015

Kunetka, James. The General and the Genius: Groves and Oppenheimer: The Unlikely Partnership that Built the Atom Bomb. Forthcoming from Regnery Publishing, Inc in July 2015


Forthcoming from Bodley
11 June 2015

Stargardt, Nicholas. The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-45. Forthcoming from Bodley Head in September 2015


Now available from Da Capo
11 June 2015

Murphy, Brian. 81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness. New York: Da Capo Press, 2015


Forthcoming from Jonathan Cape
10 June 2015

Barr, Niall. Yanks and Limeys: Alliance Warfare in the Second World War. Forthcoming from Jonathan Cape in July 2015


Forthcoming from Illinois
9 June 2015

Sica, Emanuele. Mussolini's Army in the French Riviera: Italy's Occupation of France. Forthcoming from University of Illinois Press in December 2015


Now available from Hodder
9 June 2015

Dunlop, Tessa. The Bletchley Girls. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2015


Forthcoming from McFarland
9 June 2015

Prenderghast, Gerald. Britain and the Wars in Vietnam: The Supply of Troops, Arms and Intelligence, 1945-1975. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in July 2015


Now available from Helion
8 June 2015

Just, Bruno. Hitler's Last Levy in East Prussia: Volkssturm Einsatz Bataillon Goldap (25/235). Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2015


Now available from Yale
8 June 2015

Stone, Dan. The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015


Book review
7 June 2015

Yelton, David K. Hitler's Volkssturm: The Nazi Militia and the Fall of Germany, 1944-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2002

Read our review


Now available from Boydell
6 June 2015

Snape, Michael. God and Uncle Sam: Religion and America's Armed Forces in World War II. Martlesham, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2015


War Diary reminder
6 June 2015

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 and growing, with 6 June 1944 standing out as a fairly important date.


News from CUP
5 June 2015

Cambridge University Press has published its thick three-volume history of World War II, amounting to almost 2500 pages, with a wide array of contributors and a very broad perspective on all aspects of the war, its roots, its progress, and its consequences.

  • Ferris, John and Evan Mawsdley (editors). The Cambridge History of the Second World War, volume 1: Fighting the War. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015

  • Bosworth, Richard and Joseph A. Maiolo (editors). The Cambridge History of the Second World War, volume 2: Politics and Ideology. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015

  • Geyer, Michael and Adam Tooze (editors). The Cambridge History of the Second World War, volume 3: Total War: Economy, Society, Culture. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015

  • Now available from Indiana
    4 June 2015

    Goldman, Wendy Z. and Donald A. Filtzer (Editors). Hunger and War: Food Provisioning in the Soviet Union during World War II. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2015


    Forthcoming from Kentucky
    4 June 2015

    Holl, Richard. Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front during World War II. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in October 2015


    In memoriam
    4 June 2015

    Commander Wesley Hoyt Ruth—a veteran of the US Navy who survived the strike on Pearl Harbor, conducted air reconnaissance in the immediate aftermath of the attack in order to determine if another wave of IJN aircraft was on the way, and retired in 1960—died in North Carolina on 23 May at the age of 101.


    Now available from Potomac
    3 June 2015

    Jourdan, David W. The Search for the Japanese Fleet: USS Nautilus and the Battle of Midway. Washington, DC: Potomac Books Inc, 2015


    Forthcoming from OUP
    2 June 2015

    Urbach, Karina. Go-Betweens for Hitler. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in July 2015


    Now available from Stackpole
    1 June 2015

    Zaloga, Steve. Armored Champion: The Top Tanks of World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2015


    Forthcoming from Washington
    1 June 2015

    Kawamura, Noriko. Emperor Hirohito and the Pacific War. Forthcoming from University of Washington Press in October 2015


    Book review
    31 May 2015

    Maga, Tim. America Attacks Japan: The Invasion that Never Was. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2002

    Read our review


    News from SB
    30 May 2015

    German Ground Forces of World War II: Complete Orders of Battle for Army Groups, Armies, Army Corps, and Other Commands by McCroden and Nutter has been on our radar for more than seven years. Most recently, it seemed to be scheduled for publication this month. The folks at Savas Beatie just provided us with this update on the status of the book:

    "It is finally completed and reformatted by the authors (one stopped working which was the problem). It is being laid out for publication and we anticipate a Fall 2015 release. It is quite a book."


    Forthcoming from CUP
    30 May 2015

    Jennings, Eric Thomas. French Africa in World War II: The African Resistance. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in June 2015


    Forthcoming from Yale
    30 May 2015

    Prior, Robin. When Britain Saved the West: The Story of 1940. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in June 2015


    Now available from NAL
    29 May 2015

    Jordan, Jonathan W. American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II. New York: New American Library, 2015


    Forthcoming from Mitor
    29 May 2015

    Smith, Richard C. RAF Biggin Hill 1939-40: The Story of the Aerodrome's Role during the Battle for France, Dunkirk and Battle of Britain. Forthcoming from Mitor Publications in June 2015


    Now available from NIP
    28 May 2015

    Cumming, Anthony J. The Battle for Britain: Interservice Rivalry between the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, 1909-1940. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in May 2015


    Forthcoming from Bodley
    28 May 2015

    Khan, Yasmin. The Raj at War: India, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Bodley Head in June 2015


    Now available from Prometheus
    27 May 2015

    Johnson, David Alan. Yanks in the RAF: The Story of Maverick Pilots and American Volunteers Who Joined Britain's Fight in WWII. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 20015


    Forthcoming from O'Mara
    27 May 2015

    Rees, Sian. Lucie Aubrac: The French Resistance Heroine Who Defied the Gestapo. Forthcoming from Michael O'Mara Books in June 2015


    News from Helion
    26 May 2015

    The folks at Helion seem to be ramping up production, with several new WWII-related titles on the schedule for release over the next few weeks, including these:


    Forthcoming from Kansas
    25 May 2015

    Ellis, Frank. Barbarossa 1941: Reframing Hitler's Invasion of Stalin's Soviet Empire. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in November 2015


    Now available from Palgrave
    25 May 2015

    Axelrod, Alan. Lost Destiny: Joe Kennedy Jr. and the Doomed WWII Mission to Save London. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2015


    Forthcoming from MMP
    23 May 2015

    Fernandez, Jose and Patrick Loureau. French Bombers of WWII. Forthcoming from MMP Books in June 2015


    Forthcoming from Aurum
    23 May 2015

    McKay, Sinclair. The Secret Life of Fighter Command: The Men and Women Who Beat the Luftwaffe. Forthcoming from Aurum Press in July 2015


    Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
    22 May 2015

    Pike, Francis. Hirohito's War: The Pacific War, 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in June 2015


    Forthcoming from Crecy
    21 May 2015

    Hagedorn Sr, Dan and Dan Hagedorn Jr. The Douglas B-18 and B-23: America's Forsaken Warriors. Forthcoming from Crecy Publishing Ltd in June 2015


    Forthcoming from Stackpole
    20 May 2015

    Diamond, Jon. New Guinea: The Allied Jungle Campaign in World War II. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in June 2015


    Forthcoming from Texas
    19 May 2015

    Littlejohn, Jeffrey L. and Charles H. Ford. The Enemy Within Never Did Without: German and Japanese Prisoners of War At Camp Huntsville, Texas, 1942-1945. Forthcoming from Texas Review Press in June 2015


    Forthcoming from Da Capo
    18 May 2015

    Murphy, Brian. 81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in June 2015


    Forthcoming from Prometheus
    16 May 2015

    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


    Self-Publisher
    15 May 2015

    We've added another self-publisher, Christopher Patrick O'Connor's Dog Ear Publishing, and his book, Taranto: The Raid, The Observer, The Aftermath, 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.


    Now available from Basic
    14 May 2015

    Neiberg, Michael. Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe. New York: Basic Books, 2015


    Forthcoming from Missouri
    14 May 2015

    Larson, R. Bruce. Secrets and Rivals: Wartime Letters and the Parents I Never Knew. Forthcoming from University of Missouri Press in June 2015

    Mason, Keith W. My War in Italy: On the Ground and in Flight with the 15th Air Force. Forthcoming from University of Missouri Press in June 2015


    Forthcoming from Kentucky
    13 May 2015

    Balck, Hermann. Order in Chaos: The Memoirs of General of Panzer Troops Hermann Balck. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in June 2015


    Cadman
    13 May 2015

    What did the postal carrier deliver today? "Catalogue #140" from our friend Tom at T. Cadman WW2 Books.


    Now available from Macmillan
    12 May 2015

    Iredale, Will. The Kamikaze Hunters: Fighting for the Pacific, 1945. London: Macmillan, 2015


    Forthcoming from Leaping Horseman
    12 May 2015

    Nevshemal, Martin. Objective Ponyri: The Defeat of XXXXI. Panzerkorps at Ponyri Train Station. Forthcoming from Leaping Horseman Books in June 2015


    Forthcoming from Atlantic
    11 May 2015

    Holland, James. The War in the West: Volume 1: The Rise of Germany, 1939-1941. Forthcoming from Atlantic Monthly Press in October 2015


    Forthcoming from Grub Street
    11 May 2015

    Wiseman, Andrew with Sean Feast. An Alien Sky: The Story of One Man's Remarkable Adventure in Bomber Command during the Second World War. Forthcoming from Grub Street in June 2015


    In memoriam
    11 May 2015

    Wladyslaw Bartoszewski—who survived Auschwitz, served in the Polish underground, wrote about Poland's war years, spent more time in prison under martial law in the 1980s, and was twice named Polish foreign minister after 1989—died on 24 April in Poland at the age of 93.


    Book review
    10 May 2015

    Moffatt, Jonathan and Audrey Holmes McCormick. Moon over Malaya: A Tale of Argylls and Marines. Stroud, UK: Tempus Publishing, 2002

    Read our review


    Now available from Norton
    9 May 2015

    Scott, James M. Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2015

    Kempowski, Walter. Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2015


    Forthcoming from Potomac
    9 May 2015

    Jourdan, David W. The Search for the Japanese Fleet: USS Nautilus and the Battle of Midway. Forthcoming from Potomac Books Inc in June 2015


    Now available from FSG
    8 May 2015

    Wachsmann, Nikolaus. KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015


    Forthcoming from Aquila Polonica
    8 May 2015

    Baluk, Stefan Starba. Sikorski: No Simple Soldier. Forthcoming from Aquila Polonica Publishing in June 2015


    War Diary reminder
    8 May 2015

    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 and growing, with 8 May 1945 standing out as a fairly important date.


    In memoriam
    8 May 2015

    James C. Wright—a B-24 bombardier with the USAAF 530th Bomb Squadron, recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, author of The Flying Circus, and Congressman who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives—died on 6 May 2015 in Texas as the age of 92.


    Now available from Kansas
    7 May 2015

    Calhoun, Mark T. General Lesley J. McNair: Unsung Architect of the U.S. Army. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2015


    Forthcoming from Stackpole
    7 May 2015

    Balkoski, Joseph. The Last Roll Call: The 29th Infantry Division Victorious, 1945. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in September 2015


    Forthcoming from Winged Hussar
    7 May 2015

    Rospond, Vincent W. The Polish Army in 1939. Forthcoming from Winged Hussar Publishing in June 2015


    Now available from Amber
    6 May 2015

    McNab, Chris. Germany's Secret Masterplan: How the Nazis Planned to Shape the World After Victory in WWII. London: Amber Books, 2015


    Now available from Ampersand
    6 May 2015

    Doyle, David. U.S. Half-tracks: The Development and Deployment of the U.S. Army's Half-Track Vehicles, part one. Delray Beach, FL: Ampersand, 2015


    Forthcoming from Bodley Head
    5 May 2015

    Stargardt, Nicholas. The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-45. Forthcoming from Bodley Head in September 2015


    Forthcoming from Collins
    5 May 2015

    Ashdown, Paddy. The Cruel Victory: The French Resistance, D-Day, and the Battle for the Vercors, 1944. Forthcoming from Collins in June 2015


    News from Helion
    4 May 2015

    In addition to A European Anabasis: Western European Volunteers in the German Army and SS, 1940-45 by Kenneith W. Estes, Helion has released a batch of new military titles, including a few with some WWII-related content.


    Book review
    3 May 2015

    Mallmann Showell, Jak P. Hitler's U-Boat Bases. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2002

    Read our review


    Now available from Zenith
    2 May 2015

    Keith, Phil. Stay the Rising Sun: The True Story of USS Lexington, Her Valiant Crew, and Changing the Course of World War II. Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2015


    Forthcoming from Palgrave
    1 May 2015

    De Matos, Christine. Japan as the Occupier and the Occupied. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in June 2015

     

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    Sakaida, Henry and Koji Takaki. Genda's Blade: Japan's Squadron of Aces, 343 Kokutai. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2003

    ISBN 1-903223-25-3

    208 pages

    Authors' Introduction and Acknowledgments; Foreword; photos; maps; diagrams; tables; biographical sketches; OBs; losses and casualties; Bibliography; Index

    Appendices: Aircraft colors and markings; Order of Battle and Flight Organization; Japanese Naval Air Force ranks and glossary; Formation compositions; Flight Personnel los....

     

     

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