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Forthcoming from Missouri
30 September 2014
Kurusu, Saburo (edited by J Garry Clifford and Masako Okura). The Desperate Diplomat: Saburo Kurusu's Memoir of the Weeks before Pearl Harbor. Forthcoming from University of Missouri Press in October 2014
Forthcoming from CUP
Stahel, David. The Battle for Moscow. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in December 2014
News from Casemate
Recently published on the eastern shore of the Atlantic Ocean, A Street in Arnhem: The Agony of Occupation and Liberation by Robert J. Kershaw has now been published on the western shore of the Atlantic by the busy team at Casemate.
Forthcoming from Schiffer
Wolf, William. The 5th Fighter Command in World War II, volume 3. Forthcoming from Schiffer Publishing Ltd in October 2014
Claasen, Adam R. A. Hitler's Northern War: The Luftwaffe's Ill-Fated Campaign, 1940-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2001
Now available from Helion
Glantz, David M. Barbarossa Derailed: The Battle for Smolensk, July-August 1941, volume 3: Documentary Companion: Tables, Orders and Reports Prepared by Participating Red Army Forces. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2014
Forthcoming from Yale
Schrijvers, Peter. Those Who Hold Bastogne: The True Story of the Soldiers and Civilians Who Fought in the Biggest Battle of the Bulge. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in October 2014
Forthcoming from Singapore
Kratoska, Paul H. The Japanese Occupation of Malaya and Singapore, 1940-1945. Forthcoming from National University of Singapore Press in October 2014
Now available from Panzerwrecks
Archer, Lee and William Auerbach. Panzerwrecks, volume 17: Normandy 3. Monroe, NY: Panzerwrecks, 2014
Forthcoming from Tauris
Winstone, Martin. The Dark Heart of Hitler's Europe: Nazi Rule in Poland Under the General Government. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in October 2014
Forthcoming from Chicago
Ball, Philip. Serving the Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Physics under Hitler. Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press in October 2014
News from Osprey
Osprey Publishing recently shipped a fresh batch of new books, including these WWII titles:
Forthcoming from Harper
Unger, Debi and Irwin Unger with Stanley Hirshon. George Marshall: A Biography. Forthcoming from Harper in October 2014
Now available from Collins
Richie, Alexandra. Warsaw 1944: Hitler, Himmler, and the Warsaw Uprising. London: William Collins, 2014
News from Virginia, Texas, and Guadalcanal
Author Bill Bartsch reminds us that his Victory Fever on Guadalcanal: Japan's First Land Defeat of World War II will be published by Texas A&M University Press in November.
Forthcoming from Murray
Fermor, Patrick Leigh. Abducting a General: The Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete. Forthcoming from John Murray Publishers Ltd in October 2014
Harrison Place, Timothy. Military Training in the British Army, 1940-1944: From Dunkirk to D-Day. London: Frank Cass, 2000
Now available from R & L
Meyer, Kathryn. Life and Death in the Garden: Sex, Drugs, Cops, and Robbers in Wartime China. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014
Forthcoming from HUP
Motadel, David. Islam and Nazi Germany's War. Forthcoming from Belknap / Harvard University Press in October 2014
Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan
Smith, Timothy O. Vietnam and the Unravelling of Empire: General Gracey in Asia 1942-1951. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in October 2014
Now available from Alaska
Coyle, Brendan. Kiska: The Japanese Occupation of an Alaska Island. Fairbanks, AK: University of Alaska Press, 2014
Forthcoming from Andre Deutsch
Iveson, Tony. The Lancaster and the Tirpitz. Forthcoming from Andre Deutsch in October 2014
We opened Stone & Stone Second World War Books on 15 September 1995, so this marks the beginning of our twentieth year on the Web. We offer thanks to all the authors, publishers, editors, booksellers, and visitors who have helped us with this site over the years, and we look forward to providing daily doses of news and information about WWII-related books for many more years.
Now available from Bodley
Moorhouse, Roger. The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941. London: Bodley Head, 2014
Forthcoming from Aquila Polonica
Baluk, Stefan Starba. Sikorski: No Simple Soldier. Forthcoming from Aquila Polonica Publishing in June 2015
Now available from Arcturus
Roland, Paul. Nazi Women: The Attraction of Evil. London: Arcturus, 2014
Forthcoming from Bodley
Khan, Yasmin. The Raj at War: India, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Bodley Head in June 2015
Forthcoming from D & M
Zuehlke, Mark. Forgotten Victory: First Canadian Army and the Cruel Winter of 1944-45. Forthcoming from Douglas & McIntyre in May 2015
Forthcoming from RZM
Spezzano, Remy and Douglas Nash. PK Cameraman No. 2: 12. SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division Hitlerjugend Training in Belgium, November 1943 - March 1944. Forthcoming from RZM Publishing in October 2014
Now available from Allen & Unwin
Threlfall, Adrian. Jungle Warriors: From Tobruk to Kokoda and Beyond, How the Australian Army Became the World's Most Deadly Jungle Fighting Force. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2014
News from History Press
The busy folks at History Press promise a boatload of new books in the near future, of which these releases for October caught our attention:
Altobello, Brian. Into the Shadows Furious: The Brutal Battle for New Georgia. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000
Now available from Helion
Syrett, David. The Eyes of the Desert Rats: British Long-Range Reconnaissance Operations in the North African Desert 1940-42. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2014
Forthcoming from McFarland
Murphy, Kevin C. Inside the Bataan Death March: Defeat, Travail, and Memory. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in October 2014
Stackpole Books has now released Robert Doughty's seminal The Breaking Point: Sedan and the Fall of France, 1940, and SB has announced an October publication date for Doughty's The Seeds of Disaster: The Development of French Army Doctrine, 1919-1939.
Captain Walter F. Mazzonediving officer aboard USN submarines Crevalle and Puffer during some of the most dramatic underwater operations of WWII, and later a key part of the Navy's SeaLab teamdied on 7 August at the age of 96 in California.
Now available from OK
Salecker, Gene Eric. The Second Pearl Harbor: The West Loch Disaster, May 21, 1944. Norman OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014
Forthcoming from Skyhorse
Swanston, Alex. The Atlas of Special Operations of World War II. Forthcoming from Skyhorse Publishing in October 2014
War Diary reminder
Today seems like another good day to remind everyone about our detailed day-by-day chronicle of the Second World War, now amounting to almost 62,000 entries, with 2 September 1945 standing out as a fairly important date.
We're always pleased to receive printed catalogs of new and secondhand books about the Second World War, so T. Cadman WW2 Books has made us very happy with printed Catalogue 136.
In other bookseller newsnot so happy newsBob Ruman has announced a big sale in preparation for closing down his Articles of War website.
Forthcoming from Texas
Bartsch, William H. Victory Fever on Guadalcanal: Japan's First Land Defeat of World War II. Forthcoming from Texas A&M University Press in November 2014
War Diary reminder
Today seems like a good day to remind everyone about our detailed day-by-day chronicle of the Second World War, now amounting to almost 62,000 entries, with 1 September 1939 standing out as a fairly important date.
Now available from PM
Wilson, Cat. Churchill on the Far East in the Second World War: Hiding the History of the Special Relationship. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2014
On shelves soon
I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd reports these two titles should be published at the end of September:
Now available from Dundurn
Argyle, Ray. The Paris Game: Charles de Gaulle, the Liberation of Paris, and the Gamble that Won France. Toronto: Dundurn Group, 2014
Forthcoming from MUP
Newlands, Emma. Civilians into Soldiers: War, the Body and British Army Recruits, 1939-45. Forthcoming from Manchester University Press in September 2014
Forthcoming from Praeger
Watson, J. Francis. The Nazi Spy Pastor: Carl Krepper and the War in America. Forthcoming from Praeger in September 2014
Now available from Ian Allan
Kershaw, Robert J. A Street in Arnhem: The Agony of Occupation and Liberation. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2014
Forthcoming from Preface
Caddick-Adams, Patrick. Snow and Steel: Battle of the Bulge 1944-45. Forthcoming from Preface Publishing in September 2014
Forthcoming from Aurum
McKay, Sinclair. Dunkirk: From Disaster to Deliverance: Testimonies of the Last Survivors. Forthcoming from Aurum Press in September 2014
Now available from Helion
Ness, Leland S. Rikugun: Guide to Japanese Ground Forces 1937-1945: Tactical Organization of Imperial Japanese Army and Navy Ground Forces, volume 1. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2014
News from Osprey
Among the many books on Osprey's usual heavy publication schedule, these two caught our attention:
Now available from McFarland
Freitus, Joseph P. Virginia in the War Years, 1938-1945: Military Bases, the U-Boat War and Daily Life. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2014
Forthcoming from Amber
Bishop, Chris. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1500 Weapons Systems, Including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships and Submarines. Forthcoming from Amber Books in September 2014
Now available from Classic
Medcalf, William A. Junkers Ju88 Volume 2: The Bomber at War. Hinckley, UK: Classic Publications, 2014
Forthcoming from Alaska
Coyle, Brendan. Kiska: The Japanese Occupation of an Alaska Island. Forthcoming from University of Alaska Press in September 2014
Forthcoming from Stackpole
Doughty, Robert Allan. The Breaking Point: Sedan and the Fall of France, 1940. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in September 2014
Now available from John Murray
McKinstry, Leo. Operation Sealion: How Britain Crushed the German War Machine's Dreams of Invasion in 1940. London: John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2014
The nearer your destination...
...the more you're slip-sliding away. Or so it seems with German Ground Forces of World War II: Complete Orders of Battle by William T. McCroden and Thomas Nutter, a book on our radar since February 2008, delayed repeatedly, and most recently scheduled for publication this month. Nope. Now it appears to be slip-sliding away to March of next year.
Forthcoming from Quercus
Lewis, Damien. Churchill's Secret Warriors: The Explosive True Story of the Special Forces Desperadoes of WWII. Forthcoming from Quercus Publishing in October 2014
John W. WhitmanUS Army veteran and author of Bataan: Our Last Ditchdied on 29 July at Walter Reed Medical Center at the age of 67.
Forthcoming from Oklahoma
Salecker, Gene Eric. The Second Pearl Harbor: The West Loch Disaster, May 21, 1944. Forthcoming from University of Oklahoma Press in September 2014
Now available from Palgrave Macmillan
O'Sullivan, Adrian. Nazi Secret Warfare in Occupied Persia. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2014
Forthcoming from Kiwi-Land
Pugsley, Christopher. A Bloody Road Home: World War Two and New Zealand's Heroic Second Division. Forthcoming from Penguin Books New Zealand in November 2014
News from Carolina
McFarland & Company has announced several new titles for release later this year, including these:
Forthcoming from Allen & Unwin
Threlfall, Adrian. Jungle Warriors: From Tobruk to Kokoda and Beyond, How the Australian Army Became the World's Most Deadly Jungle Fighting Force. Forthcoming from Allen & Unwin in September 2014
Zetterling, Niklas. Normandy 1944: German Military Organization, Combat Power and Organizational Effectiveness. Winnipeg, Manitoba: J.J. Fedorowicz, 2000.
We've updated our Recommended Reading page to reflect some of the newest books we deem worthy of extra attention by anyone interested in the Second World War.
News from the West Midlands
The fine folks at Helion & Company seem to be increasing the frequency with which they publish books about WWII, having now added two more titles to their list of summer releases:
Now available from Quercus
Lyman, Robert. Jail Busters: The Secret Story of MI6, the French Resistance and Operation Jericho. London: Quercus Publishing, 2014
Now available from John Murray
Rosbottom, Ronald. When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-44. London: John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2014
Forthcoming from OUP
Overy, Richard. The Oxford Illustrated History of World War Two. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in May 2015
Forthcoming from CUP
O'Brien, Phillips Payson. How the War Was Won: Air-Sea Power and Allied Victory in World War II. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in March 2015
May, Ernest R. Strange Victory: Hitler's Conquest of France. New York: Hill and Wang, 2000
News from Kansas
As always, University Press of Kansas can be relied upon to publish some of the best new books about the Second World War, and UPK has scheduled three fresh titles for the last months of this year.
Now available from CUP
Rutherford, Jeff. Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front: The German Infantry's War, 1941-1944. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014
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