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News from OUP
16 April 2014
We're told Oxford University Press has three titles due for release in the near future:
Now available from Bloomsbury
Leigh, Michael. The Evacuation of Civilians from Burma: Analysing the 1942 Colonial Disaster. London: Bloomsbury, 2014
Forthcoming from Tennessee
Patterson, Robert P. Arming the Nation for War: Mobilization, Supply, and the American War Effort in World War II. Forthcoming from University of Tennessee Press in May 2014
News from Panzerwrecks
Bill Auerbach tells usthanks very muchthat Panzerwrecks will be releasing a new title at the end of this month, plus another new title at the end of May:
Update from Kansas-on-the-Volga
Here's the latest word from University Press of Kansas about the new titles from Col. David Glantz:
"The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 3: Endgame at Stalingrad, book one: November 1942 is in [our] warehouse and available for purchase. Book Two and also the Companion Guide are now due out the first week of May."
Now available from Wisconsin
Vansina, Jan. Through the Day, Through the Night: A Flemish Belgian Boyhood and World War II. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2014
Forthcoming from Hong Kong
Luard, Tim. Escape from Hong Kong: Admiral Chan Chak's Christmas Day Dash, 1941. Forthcoming from Hong Kong University Press in May 2014
News from Osprey
Hey, they just keep rolling off the printing press, and here are some of the newest. Keep 'em coming!
Now available from Basic
Kaiser, David. No End Save Victory: How FDR Led the Nation into War. New York: Basic Books, 2014
News from John Domagalski
Author John Domagalski has notified usthanks very muchthat his new book, Into the Dark Water: The Story of Three Officers and PT-109, is scheduled for publication by Casemate later this month.
Forthcoming from Berkley
Mair, Michael and Joy Waldron. Kaiten: Japan's Secret Manned Suicide Submarine And the First American Ship It Sank in WWII. Forthcoming from Berkley in May 2014
Alvarez, David. Secret Messages: Codebreaking and American Diplomacy, 1930-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2000
News from Canada
J.J. Fedorowicz sends word that The Crimean Campaigns, 1941-1944 by Wilhelm Tieke should be ready to go before the end of this month.
Forthcoming from Skyhorse
Swanston, Alex. The Atlas of Special Operations of World War II. Forthcoming from Skyhorse Publishing in May 2014
Now available from Schiffer
Kiehl, Heinz. Kampfgeschwader 53 Legion Condor: The Complete History of KG 53 in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2014
Now available from McFarland
Geiger, Jeffrey E. Camp Cooke and Vandenberg Air Force Base, 1941-1966: From Armor and Infantry Training to Space and Missile Launches. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2014
Forthcoming from Faber
Bailey, Roderick. Target Italy: The Secret War Against Mussolini 1940-1943. Forthcoming from Faber and Faber in May 2014
Now available from Manchester
Brinson, Charmian and Richard Dove. A Matter of Intelligence: MI5 and the Surveillance of Anti-Nazi Refugees, 1933-50. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2014
Now available from Sussex
Sharfman, Daphna. Palestine in the Second World War: Strategic Plans and Political Dilemmas. Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2014
Kriebel, Colonel Rainer and the U.S. Army Intelligence Service. Edited by Bruce Gudmundsson. Inside the Afrika Korps: The Crusader Battles, 1941-1942. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA 1999
Forthcoming from Schiffer
Harrison, John R. Fairwing Brazil: Tales of the South Atlantic in World War II. Forthcoming from Schiffer Publishing Ltd in April 2014
Forthcoming from Pen & Sword
Middlebrook, Martin and C. Everitt. The Bomber Command War Diaries: An Operational Reference Book, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Pen & Sword Books Ltd in April 2014
News from Oxford
The fat volumes of the English translations of the German history of World War II continue to roll slowly, ever so slowly, off the Oxford assembly line, and the latest plump tome (more than 1000 pages) is now available:
Echternkamp, Jorg. Germany and the Second World War, volume 9, part 2: German Wartime Society, 1939-1945: Exploitation, Interpretations, Exclusion. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2014
Forthcoming from Haus
Schirach, Richard von. The Night of the Physicists: Operation Epsilon: Heisenberg, Hahn, Weizsacker and the German Bomb. Forthcoming from Haus Publishing in April 2014
Forthcoming from U of Missouri
Okerstrom, Dennis R. Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II. Forthcoming from University of Missouri Press in April 2014
Bill Maya veteran of the US Navy who survived Pearl Harbor aboard USS Medusadied on 21 March in California at the age of 91.
Now available from Osprey
Cox, Jeffrey. Rising Sun, Falling Skies: The Disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2014
Forthcoming from Tauris
Muller, Rolf-Dieter. Enemy in the East: Hitler's Secret Plans to Invade the Soviet Union. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in November 2014
Forthcoming from Hodder
Carter, Eric and Anthony Loveless. Force Benedict: Churchill's Secret Mission to Save Stalin. Forthcoming from Hodder in April 2014
Now available from Poland
Trojca, Waldemar and Gregor Trojca. Messerschmitt Me 321, Me 323 Gigant: Technical and Operational History. Katowice, Poland: Model Hobby, 2014
Forthcoming from Harper
Morris, Seymour. Supreme Commander: MacArthur's Triumph in Japan. Forthcoming from Harper in April 2014
Samples, Fredio. Wings over Sakishima. Manson, WA: Fredio Samples Publishing, 2010
Now available from Zenith
The softcover edition of Darkest Hour: The True Story of Lark Force at Rabaul is now available:
Gamble, Bruce. Invasion Rabaul: The Epic Story of Lark Force, the Forgotten Garrison, January - July 1942. Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2014
Forthcoming from Fedorowicz
Tieke, Wilhelm. The Crimean Campaigns, 1941-1944. Forthcoming from J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc in April 2014
News from Kansas-on-the-Volga
Many thanks to the folks at University Press of Kansas for sending the latest word about publication of the final volumes of the Brobdingnagian Stalingrad series by Col. David Glantz and Jonathan House, a "trilogy" which has evolved from three books to five. Here's what UPK has to say:
"The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 3: Endgame at Stalingrad, book one: November 1942 is due in our warehouse late this month. The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 3: Endgame at Stalingrad, book two: December 1942 - February 1943 is due in our warehouse at the end of April. Companion to Endgame at Stalingrad is due in the warehouse in mid April."
Forthcoming from Biteback
Buckmaster, Maurice. They Fought Alone: The Story of British Agents in France. Forthcoming from Biteback Publishing in April 2014
News from McFarland
Among many titles in their production pipeline, we note these on the horizon from McFarland & Company:
Roy Conyers Nesbita veteran of the RAF who enlisted on 3 September 1939 and later authored more than 25 books, including many on WWIIdied on 2 February in England at the age of 92.
Now available from Bloomsbury
Bennett, G.H. The RAF's French Foreign Legion, 1940-45: De Gaulle, the British and the Re-Emergence of French Airpower. London: Bloomsbury, 2014
Forthcoming from Routledge
Llewellyn-Jones, Malcolm. The Royal Navy and the Arctic Convoys: A Naval Staff History. Forthcoming from Routledge in April 2014
Cressman, Robert J. The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000
Forthcoming from HM
Baime, A. J. The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Ford Motor Company, and Their Epic Quest to Arm an America at War. Forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin in June 2014
Glenn Edward McDuffiea veteran of the US Navy and generally recognized as the subject of the iconic "V-J Day kiss" photograph (along with nurse Edith Shain)died in Texas on 9 March at the age of 86.
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 Fonthill
Fonthill Media always does a terrific job of adding books to its publication schedule. Here are some of FM's upcoming titles for next month:
Forthcoming from Bloomsbury
Leigh, Michael. The Evacuation of Civilians from Burma: Analysing the 1942 Colonial Disaster. Forthcoming from Bloomsbury in April 2014
Now available from Canada
Pighin, Bruno Fabio (editor). The Secrets of a Vatican Cardinal: Celso Costantini's Wartime Diaries, 1938-1947. Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2014
We were pleased to receive on Monday printed "Catalogue #133" from T. Cadman WW2 Books with, as usual, a fine assortment of secondhand titles for sale.
Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan
O'Connor, Steven. Irish Officers in the British Forces, 1922-45. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in April 2014
Mark, Jason D. Into Oblivion: Kharkov to Stalingrad: The Story of Pionier-Bataillon 305. Sydney: Leaping Horseman Books, 2013
Poyser, Terry and Bill Brown. Fighting Fox Company: The Battling Flank of the Band of Brothers. Philadelphia: Casemate, 2014
Haarr, Geirr H. The Gathering Storm: The Naval War in Northern Europe, September 1939 - April 1940. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2013
Lepage, Jean-Denis. An Illustrated Dictionary of the Third Reich. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2014
News from Stroud
These upcoming April releases from The History Press caught our eye:
Now available from Tauris
Muller, Rolf-Dieter. The Unknown Eastern Front: The Wehrmacht and Hitler's Foreign Soldiers. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2014
Forthcoming from Chartwell
Biggs, Jason. Skies of WWII: Courage, Battle & Victory in the Air. Forthcoming from Chartwell in April 2014
Forthcoming from Basic
Perry, Mark. The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur. Forthcoming from Basic Books in April 2014
Forthcoming from Methuen
Morton, H.V. Atlantic Meeting. Forthcoming from Methuen in April 2014
Now available from CUP
Buchanan, Andrew. American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014
Forthcoming from Bodley
Khan, Yasmin. India's Home Front. Forthcoming from Bodley Head in February 2015
News from Grub Street
Among the titles on Grub Street's publication schedule for the next few months, readers will probably find these of considerable interest:
Check our Grub Street page for complete details.
Ericson III, Edward E. Feeding the German Eagle: Soviet Economic Aid to Nazi Germany, 1933-1941. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999
News from Denes Bernad
Author Denes Bernad has notified usthanks very muchthat, following the 2013 publication of Hungarian Fighter Colours 1930-1945, volume 1, MMP Books has now released Hungarian Fighter Colours 1930-1945, volume 2.
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