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Now available from P & S
27 July 2017

Among the many new books from Pen and Sword, these have been brought to our attention:


News from the north
27 July 2017

J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc has announced the upcoming release of Combat History of the 17th SS Panzer-Grenadier Division Gotz von Berlichingen, volume 1 by Hans Stober, with a special pre-publication offer available through the end of August.


Aviation books from Denes Bernad
27 July 2017

Author Denes Bernad tells us he is going into the book business as a self-publisher, beginning with "...a series of hard cover pictorial albums with unpublished German and other European aircraft photos from pre-WW 2 and WW 2, printed in high-quality."


Now available from Penguin
26 July 2017

Alexievich, Svetlana. The Unwomanly Face of War. London: Penguin Press, 2017. This is the expanded, uncensored edition of a book originally published in Russian in 1985


Sooner or later
25 July 2017

I.B. Tauris continues to show multiple WWII-related titles on the production schedule, although exact dates of publication remain subject to the usual vagaries of the process:

  • Duckett, Richard. The Special Operations Executive in Burma. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in August 2017

  • Stankova, Marietta. Bulgaria and World War II: Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and War in the Balkans. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in August 2017

  • McCormick, Robert B. Croatia Under Ante Pavelic: America, the Ustase and Croatian Genocide in World War II. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in October 2017

  • Peakman, Julie. Hitler's Island War. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in October 2017

  • Blood, Phillip W. Advancing Hitler's Lebensraum: The Luftwaffe in Poland and the Persecution of Partisans and Civilians. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in October 2017

  • 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 March 2018

  • Sneak preview
    25 July 2017

    We just reviewed Freddie Gough's Specials at Arnhem: An Illustrated History of the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron from R. N. Sigmond, and today that Dutch publisher provides hints about the next Sigmond title:

    "[We've] started already with our next publication, this time from the German side, advancing from the west towards Arnhem/Oosterbeek, September 1944." Due next year.


    Now available from Casemate
    24 July 2017

    Peto, George and Peter Margaritis. Twenty-Two on Peleliu: Four Pacific Campaigns with the Corps: The Memoirs of an Old Breed Marine. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2017


    In memoriam
    24 July 2017

    Sam Glanzman—who served in the Pacific aboard the USN destroyer Stevens and subsequently wrote a series of comic books and graphic novels based on his WWII experiences—died on 12 July in New York at the age of 92.


    Book review
    23 July 2017

    Hilton, Robert. Freddie Gough's Specials at Arnhem: An Illustrated History of the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron. Renkum, Netherlands: R.N. Sigmond, 2017

    Read our review


    Now available from Amberley
    22 July 2017

    Trigg, Jonathan. Voices of the Flemish Waffen-SS: The Final Testament of the Oostfronters. Stroud: Amberley Publishing, 2017


    Of all the gin joints....
    21 July 2017

    Hindley, Meredith. Destination Casablanca: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II. Forthcoming from PublicAffairs in October 2017


    Trieste: Italy or Yugoslavia?
    21 July 2017

    Jennings, Christian. Flashpoint Trieste: The First Battle of the Cold War. Forthcoming from ForeEdge / University Press of New England in October 2017


    Now available from The History Press
    20 July 2017

    Bunch, Jim. U-Boats off the Outer Banks: Shadows in the Moonlight. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2017


    Forthcoming from OUP
    20 July 2017

    Lewy, Guenter. Perpetrators: The World of the Holocaust Killers. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in August 2017


    War Diary reminder
    20 July 2017

    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 20 July 1944 standing out as a fairly important date.


    Now available from Yale
    19 July 2017

    Kurlander, Eric. Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017


    Miracles happen
    19 July 2017

    Jacobsen, Alf R. Miracle at the Litza: Hitler's First Defeat on the Eastern Front. Forthcoming from Casemate in August 2017


    News from Kansas
    18 July 2017

    University Press of Kansas includes two WWII-related titles in its "Fall & Winter 2017" catalog:


    Forthcoming from Da Capo
    17 July 2017

    Wheelan, Joseph. Midnight in the Pacific: Guadalcanal, The World War II Battle That Turned the Tide of War. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in August 2017


    Recommended
    17 July 2017

    We like to point out some of the new WWII-related books that we think are worthy of an extra measure of attention from thoughtful students of the war. To that end, today we updated our Recommended Reading page.


    Now available from CUP
    15 July 2017

    Barkawi, Tarak. Soldiers of Empire: Indian and British Armies in World War II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017


    Forthcoming from Routledge
    15 July 2017

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


    Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
    14 July 2017

    Pistol, Rachel. Internment During the Second World War: A Comparative Study of Great Britain and the USA. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in August 2017


    Subject matters
    14 July 2017

    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 France.


    Forthcoming from Encounter
    13 July 2017

    Richman, Rick. Racing against History: The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler. Forthcoming from Encounter Books in January 2018


    Forthcoming from Stackpole
    12 July 2017

    Stenger, Dieter. Panzers East and West: The History of the German 10th SS Panzer Division in World War II. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in August 2017


    Now available from Helion
    11 July 2017

    Harrison, Richard W. (editor). The Iasi-Kishinev Operation, 20-29 August 1944: The Red Army's Summer Offensive into the Balkans. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2017


    News from Missouri
    10 July 2017

    University of Missouri Press plans to publish Omar Nelson Bradley: America's GI General, 1893-1981 by Steven L. Ossad in November.


    War Diary reminder
    10 July 2017

    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 10 July 1943 standing out as a fairly important date.


    Delivered to your door
    10 July 2017

    "Catalogue #153" has arrived from T. Cadman WW2 Books with 27 pages packed with books about the Second World War, all ready and waiting to be dispatched into the hands of readers across the country and around the world.


    Book review
    9 July 2017

    Prusin, Alexander. Serbia under the Swastika: A World War II Occupation. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2017

    Read our review


    Now available from the Netherlands
    8 July 2017

    Hilton, Robert. Freddie Gough's Specials at Arnhem: An Illustrated History of the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron. Renkum, Netherlands: R.N. Sigmond, 2017


    Tome 2, en francais
    8 July 2017

    Mary, Jean-Yves with Pascal Kerger. Memorial de la Bataille de France, volume 2. Forthcoming from Editions Heimdal in August 2017


    Now available from OUP
    7 July 2017

    Edele, Mark. Stalin's Defectors: How Red Army Soldiers became Hitler's Collaborators, 1941-1945. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017


    Long time, no Munoz
    7 July 2017

    Munoz, Antonio J. The German Secret Field Police in Greece, 1941-1944. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in January 2018


    Wings
    6 July 2017

    Osprey has three of its "Air Campaigns" books on the schedule for publication shortly after the first of the year:


    Now available from Potomac
    5 July 2017

    Kehn Jr, Donald M. In the Highest Degree Tragic: The Sacrifice of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet in the East Indies during World War II. Lincoln, Nebraska: Potomac Books Inc, 2017


    Forthcoming from Lorimer
    5 July 2017

    Pauwels, Jacques R. Big Business and Hitler. Forthcoming from James Lorimer & Company Ltd, Publishers in October 2017


    Now available from Amsterdam
    4 July 2017

    Porter, Edgar A. and Ran Ying Porter. Japanese Reflections on World War II and the American Occupation. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2017


    Forthcoming from Greenhill
    4 July 2017

    Paterson, Lawrence. Otto Kretschmer: The Life of Germany's Highest Scoring U-Boat Commander. Forthcoming from Greenhill Books in March 2018


    Deep in the heart of....
    3 July 2017

    The "Fall & Winter 2017" catalog from Texas A&M University Press and the Texas Book Consortium brings news of three upcoming WWII titles from a pair of fine Lone Star institutions:


    Book review
    2 July 2017

    Zetterling, Niklas and Anders Frankson. Kursk 1943: A Statistical Analysis. London: Frank Cass, 2000

    Read our review


    Subject matters
    2 July 2017

    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 Operation Citadel, the Battle of Kursk.


    Self-Publisher
    1 July 2017

    We've added another self-publisher, Anne McCully Dorre, and book, Journals of War: Coming of Age with the 104th Infantry During World War II, 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 Amberley
    30 June 2017

    Trigg, Jonathan. Voices of the Flemish Waffen-SS: The Final Testament of the Oostfronters. Forthcoming from Amberley Publishing in July 2017


    Now available from Helion
    29 June 2017

    Zamulin, Valeriy. The Battle Of Kursk: Controversial And Neglected Aspects. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2017


    Now available from Schiffer
    28 June 2017

    Afiero, Massimiliano. The 6th Waffen-SS Gebirgs (Mountain) Division Nord: An Illustrated History. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2017


    Forthcoming from Stackpole
    27 June 2017

    Barron, Leo. Patton's First Victory. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in September 2017


    Now available from CUP: The Volksdeutsch, occupation, and collaboration in the Banat region of Serbia
    26 June 2017

    Zakic, Mima. Ethnic Germans and National Socialism in Yugoslavia in World War II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017


    War begins, book delayed
    26 June 2017

    Books don't have a standard term of gestation. The War Begins: The Navy's Early Carrier Raids, February-May 1942 by David Lee Russell was originally scheduled for publication in May 2014. The latest word from Naval Institute Press? Look for it in June 2018. Getting it right is more important than getting it out on a deadline.


    News from Fonthill
    26 June 2017

    As with many publishers, Fonthill's schedule for rolling out new books sometimes needs to be revised. Thus, no guarantees on publication dates, but here's some of what's on the horizon:


    In memoriam
    26 June 2017

    Arthur Inerfield—who as a young US Army officer survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor—died in California on 16 June at the age of 98.


    Book review
    25 June 2017

    Grooss, Poul. The Naval War in the Baltic, 1939-1945. Barnsley, UK: Seaforth / Pen & Sword, 2017

    Read our review


    Now available from Helion
    24 June 2017

    Isaev, Alexei. Dubno 1941: The Greatest Tank Battle of the Second World War. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2017


    Self-Publisher
    23 June 2017

    We've added another self-publisher, Ann P. Mayfield, and book, Through the Eyes of Bruce Price, My Father, 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 Collins
    22 June 2017

    Miner, Steven Merritt. The Furies Unleashed: The Soviet Peoples at War 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Collins in September 2017


    Forthcoming from Penguin
    22 June 2017

    Kotkin, Stephen. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941. Forthcoming from Penguin Press in October 2017


    War Diary reminder
    22 June 2017

    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 22 June 1941 standing out as a fairly important date.


    Now available from Illinois
    21 June 2017

    Prusin, Alexander. Serbia under the Swastika: A World War II Occupation. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2017


    Now available from Osprey
    20 June 2017

    Anderson, Thomas. The History of the Panzerwaffe Volume 2: 1942-1945. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2017


    Forthcoming from Polity
    20 June 2017

    Yarov, Sergey. Leningrad 1941-42: Morality in a City Under Siege. Forthcoming from Polity Press in July 2017


    Now available from Da Capo
    19 June 2017

    Sloan, Bill. Their Backs against the Sea: The Battle of Saipan and the Largest Banzai Attack of World War II. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2017


    Forthcoming from Potomac
    17 June 2017

    Spragg, Dennis M. Glenn Miller Declassified. Forthcoming from Potomac Books Inc in September 2017


    Now available from Tauris
    16 June 2017

    Kundahl, George G. The Riviera at War: World War II on the Cote d'Azur. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2017


    Home sweet home
    16 June 2017

    Crowley, Mark J and Sandra Trudgen Dawson. Home Fronts: Britain and the Empire at War, 1939-45. Forthcoming from Boydell and Brewer in July 2017


    Now available from Schiffer
    15 June 2017

    DeJohn, Christian M. For Want of a Gun: The Sherman Tank Scandal of WWII. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2017


    Recommended
    15 June 2017

    There are as many different tastes in books as there are readers, but we like to point out some of the new WWII-related books that we think are worthy of an extra measure of attention from thoughtful students of the war. To that end, today we updated our Recommended Reading page.


    Old Hickory has arrived
    14 June 2017

    Baumer, Robert W. Old Hickory: The American 30th Infantry Division in World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2017


    Scary monsters (and super creeps)
    14 June 2017

    Kurlander, Eric. Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in July 2017


    Now available from History Press
    13 June 2017

    Tucker-Jones, Anthony. Slaughter on the Eastern Front: Hitler and Stalin's War 1941-1945. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2017


    The Baltic, again
    12 June 2017

    The US edition of The Naval War in the Baltic, 1939-1945 by Poul Grooss is now available from Naval Institute Press.

    Update 1: Interestingly, our copy—ostensibly from NIP—shows Seaforth (an imprint of Pen & Sword) on the title page.

    Update 2: NIP confirms that they do not have their own edition of this title. Instead, "We have the rights to sell this book in the US and Canada for Seaforth."


    In memoriam
    12 June 2017

    Fred Smith—a crewman on USS Tennessee who survived Pearl Harbor and subsequently served aboard USS Saratoga—died in California on 21 May at the age of 94.


    Forthcoming from Casemate
    10 June 2017

    Jephson, F.R. and Chris Jephson. The Day Rommel Was Stopped: The Battle of Ruweisat Ridge, 2 July 1942. Forthcoming from Casemate in December 2017


    Zap 1: Now available
    9 June 2017

    Zapotoczny, Walter S. The 110th Holds in the Ardennes: The Blunting of Hitler's Last Gamble and the Invasion of the Reich. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2017


    Zap 2: Now available
    9 June 2017

    Zapotoczny, Walter S. Decima Flottiglia MAS: The Best Commandos of the Second World War. Stroud, UK: Fonthill Media Limited, 2017


    Forthcoming from Routledge
    9 June 2017

    Brody, J. Kenneth. Crucible of a Generation: How the Attack on Pearl Harbor Transformed America. Forthcoming from Routledge in September 2017


    Now available from OUP
    8 June 2017

    Heinrichs, Waldo and Marc Gallicchio. Implacable Foes: War in the Pacific, 1945. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017


    Forthcoming from Amberley
    8 June 2017

    Buckingham, Bill. Arnhem: The Battle of the Bridges. Forthcoming from Amberley Publishing in July 2017


    Memories of the Waffen-SS
    7 June 2017

    Schiffer Publishing has released two books by SS veterans, with both titles edited by Rolf Michaelis:


    Full moon over Cape Hatteras?
    7 June 2017

    Bunch, Jim. U-Boats off the Outer Banks: Shadows in the Moonlight. Forthcoming from The History Press in July 2017


    Forthcoming from Osprey
    6 June 2017

    Forczyk, Robert. Case Red: The Collapse of France, 1940. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in November 2017


    War Diary reminder
    6 June 2017

    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 6 June 1944 standing out as a fairly important date.


    Now available from Panzerwrecks
    5 June 2017

    Neely, Darren. Forgotten Archives: The Lost Signal Corps Photos, 2. Heathfield, Sussex: Panzerwrecks, 2017


    In memoriam
    5 June 2017

    Ken Ross—who served in the US 101st Airborne Division and saw action in the Battle of the Bulge, then wrote about his wartime experiences in We Didn't Know We Were Heroes—died on 14 May in California at the age of 93.


    Book review
    4 June 2017

    Prefer, Nathan N. Vinegar Joe's War: Stilwell's Campaigns for Burma. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000

    Read our review


    War Diary reminder
    4 June 2017

    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 4 June 1942 standing out as a fairly important date.


    Now available from OUP
    3 June 2017

    Casey, Steven. The War Beat, Europe: The American Media at War Against Nazi Germany. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017


    In memoriam
    3 June 2017

    Paul Spedick, Sr—a veteran of the US 2nd Marine Division who was decorated for his service during the landing on Tarawa—died on 30 May in California at the age of 95.


    Forthcoming from D & M
    2 June 2017

    Zuehlke, Mark. The Cinderella Campaign: First Canadian Army and the Channel Port Battles. Forthcoming from Douglas & McIntyre in November 2017


    Another day, another book about Norway
    1 June 2017

    The latest in a batch of interesting new books about the Norwegian campaign—Anatomy of a Campaign: The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940 by John Kiszely—is now available from Cambridge University Press.


    Subject matters
    1 June 2017

    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 the 1940 campaign in Norway.

     

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    Gieck, Jack. Lichfield: The U.S. Army on Trial. Akron, OH: University of Akron Press, 1997.

    ISBN 1-884836-27-5

    278 pages

    Prologue; photos; Epilogue; Notes.

    Appendices: Findings in the Trial of Sergeant Judson H. Smith; Dramatis Personae

    This is a strong dose or military court proceedings, held at the end of the war when the commandant and guards at the U.S. Army's Lichfield depot in England were accused of running a "concentration camp for American soldiers." Gieck presents chilling testimony -- including blatant perjury, some of it later recanted -- and quotes trans....

     

     

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