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Price, Alfred. Targeting the Reich: Allied Photographic Reconnaissance over Europe, 1939-1945. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003
Nesbit, Roy Conyers. Eyes of the RAF: A History of Photo-Reconnaissance. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing, 2003
Ivie, Tom. Patton's Eyes in the Sky: USAAF Combat Reconnaissance Missions, North West Europe 1944-45. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2003
Forthcoming from Greenwood
Smith, David A. George S. Patton: A Biography. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in November 2003
News from Christer Bergstrom
Christer Bergstrom, author of the Black Cross, Red Star series, sends news of his latest book: "Graf and Grislawski: A Pair of Aces...which is written in cooperation with Mr. Alfred Grislawski...was published on 28 August 2003 by Eagle Editions."
Sometimes when we run across an interesting/unusual/informative book, especially an old and out-of-print one, we like to bring it to your attention. Here's one:
Turner, L. C. F. et al. War in the Southern Oceans, 1939-45. Cape Town: Oxford University Press, 1961
Prepared under the auspices of the South African War Histories Section, this is a well-written and fascinating account of actionsU-boats, Japanese submarines, the Allied invasion of Madagascar, etcin the waters adjacent to southern Africa.
Forthcoming from Fordham
Spinelli, Angelo. Life Behind Barbed Wire. Forthcoming from Fordham University Press in April 2004
News from Military Press
Jonathan Prickett of Military Press in England sends word of the availability of the latest volume (in two parts) of the United States Army Ground Forces TOE, World War II series by J.J. Hay. Check our webpage for Military Press for information about three new sets of books in the works.
Now available from RZM
Spezzano, Remy. Waffen-SS Kursk 1943, volume 2. Southbury, CT: RZM Imports, 2003
Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan
Housden, Martyn. Hans Frank, Lebensraum and the Final Solution. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan in November 2003
Now available from UNC
Stoler, Mark A. Allies and Adversaries: The Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Grand Alliance, and U.S. Strategy in World War II. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2003
Now available from Viking
Bishop, Patrick. Fighter Boys: The Battle of Britain, 1940. New York: Viking Press, 2003
Now available from H&C
Pautigny, Bruno. The Corsair, 1940-1970. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2003
Forthcoming from HarperCollins
Binney, Marcus. The Women Who Lived for Danger: The Agents of the Special Operations Executive. Forthcoming from HarperCollins Publishers, Inc in September 2003
Now available from NIP
Keresey, Dick. PT 105. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2003
Potter, E. B. Bull Halsey. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2003
Now available from Holt
Herken, Gregg. Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2003.
News from Pen and Sword
The folks in South Yorkshire have been busy! Check our webpage for Pen and Sword for information about all their new releases.
Now available from HarperCollins
Hirshon, Stanley P. General Patton: A Soldier's Life. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc, 2003
Forthcoming from Cassell
Ford, Roger. Fire from the Forest: The SAS Brigade in France, 1944. Forthcoming from Cassell & Co in October 2003
Now available from St Martin's
Wallace, Max. The American Axis: Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, and the Rise of the Third Reich. New York: St Martin's Press, 2003
Mary, Jean-Yves and Alain Hohnadel. Hommes et Ouvrages de la Ligne Maginot, tome 1. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2000
Mary, Jean-Yves and Alain Hohnadel. Hommes et Ouvrages de la Ligne Maginot, tome 2. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2001
Mary, Jean-Yves and Alain Hohnadel. Hommes et Ouvrages de la Ligne Maginot, tome 3. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2003
Forthcoming from Temple
Odo, Franklin S. No Sword to Bury: Japanese Americans in Hawaii during World War II. Forthcoming from Temple University Press in December 2003
News from Marc Rikmenspoel
Author Marc Rikmenspoel writes: "I'm told by Helion that the book I co-authored with Eddy De Bruyne, on Leon Degrelle and the Walloon military and political collaboration during World War 2, is now scheduled for release in late February or early March of 2004. When I have a final title and some additional details, I'll pass those along."
Now available from Washington
Kashima, Tetsuden. Judgement without Trial: Japanese American Imprisonment during World War II. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2003
Now available from Alabama
Cronenberg, Allen. Forth to the Mighty Conflict: Alabama and World War II. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2003
Lady Diana Mitford Mosleywife of Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascistsdied on Monday, 11 August in Paris at age 93.
Forthcoming from Greenwood
Bradham, Randolph. Hitler's U-Boat Fortresses. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in November 2003
Now available from Ian Allan
Gander, Terry J. Tanks in Detail, volume 4: Medium Tank M3 to M3A5: General Lee/Grant. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2003
Gander, Terry J. Tanks in Detail, volume 5: PzKpfw VI Ausf E & B: Panzer VI Tiger I & II. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2003
Forthcoming from Columbia
Hughes, Jeff. Manhattan Project: Big Science and the Atom Bomb. Forthcoming from Columbia University Press in November 2003
Forthcoming from Routledge
Neville, Peter. Mussolini. Forthcoming from Routledge in October 2033
News from Mark Zuehlke
Here's the latest from author Mark Zuehlke: "I can report that D&M is not only going to release The Gothic Line in hardcover this fall but is rereleasing Ortona and The Liri Valley in trade paperback simultaneously.... My next book, by the way, due out fall of 2004 is called Juno Beach and will focus on the Canadian role in the D-Day invasion."
Now available from Schiffer
Spayd, P.A. Bayerlein: From Afrikakorps to Panzer Lehr: The Life of Rommel's Chief-of-Staff, Generalleutnant Fritz Bayerlein. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2003
Forthcoming from Cassell
Rogers, Anthony. Churchill's Folly: Leros and the Aegean: The Last Great British Defeat of World War Two. Forthcoming from Cassell & Co in December 2003
News from John Lundstrom
This just in from author John Lundstrom: "The manuscript for Black Shoe Carrier Admiral: Frank Jack Fletcher and the Pacific Fleet 1941-42 is finished at a whopping 1,200 double-spaced typewritten pages and is being sent to the Naval Institute Press for consideration for publication."
Kroener, Bernhard R., Rolf-Dieter Muller, and Hans Umbreit. (Derry Cook-Radmore, translation editor) Germany and the Second World War, vol 5: Organization and Mobilization in the German Sphere of Power, part 2. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2003
Now available from Grub Street
Ross, David M.S. et al. The Greatest Squadron of Them All: The Definitive History of 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron, vol 1. London: Grub Street, 2003
Ross, David M.S. et al. The Greatest Squadron of Them All: The Definitive History of 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron, vol 2. London: Grub Street, 2003
Now available from Simon & Schuster
Katz, Robert. The Battle for Rome: The Germans, the Allies, the Partisans, and the Pope, September 1943-June 1944. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003
Now available from Brassey's
Connell, J. Mark. Battles in Focus: The Ardennes: The Battle of the Bulge. London: Brassey's Military Books (UK), 2003
Gooderson, Ian. Battles In Focus: Cassino, 1944. London: Brassey's Military Books (UK), 2003
Naval & Military Press
The latest printed catalog from Naval & Military Press arrived here today, this oneunlike most of theirsfeaturing their own line of reprinted titles. Mostly these are WWI items, but among them can be found a few WWII gems such as Joslen and the very nice History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery series.
Now available from Longman
Axell, Albert. Marshal Zhukov. New York: Longman, 2003
In Kentucky, Bruce Halsted just updated the online inventory files of items for sale at his very nice Old Army Books website.
Forthcoming from Missouri
Fielder, David. The Enemy among Us: German and Italian POWs in Missouri during World War II. Forthcoming from Missouri Historical Society in September 2003
From The Grenadier in Ontario, Canada we have received printed "Catalogue 2" with another great selection of new and used military books, including quite a lot of WWII titles.
News from NIP
Naval Institute Press in Annapolis, MD has announced a tide of new WWII-related books for publication during the last few months of this year. Check our NIP webpage for details.
Forthcoming from Palgrave
Hartcup, Guy. The Effects of Science on the Second World War. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan in September 2003
Now available from Pen and Sword
Brooke, Geoffrey. Singapore's Dunkirk: The Aftermath of the Fall. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2003
News from Cass
Hugh Davie sends notice of the latest publishing acquisition:
"Frank Cass & Co...has been acquired by Taylor & Francis. Founder and chairman Frank Cass...will remain with the company for six months to oversee its integration into T&F.... Excluded from the deal were Irish Academic Press, the publisher of books on Irish history and culture; Vallentine Mitchell, the Jewish-interest publisher; and International Scholarly Book Services, the US distributor."
According to Hugh, there might be some slight delays in production, but "...things will carry on as normal."
Forthcoming from A&U
Eather, Steve. Desert Sands, Jungle Lands: A Biography of Major General Ken Eather. Forthcoming from Allen & Unwin in September 2003
Articles of War
Bob Ruman has updated the online inventorynow amounting to over 7300 titlesfor sale at his Articles of War website.
Now available from Murray
Thomas, Donald. An Underworld at War: Spivs, Deserters, Racketeers and Civilians in the Second World War. London: John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2003
Forthcoming from NYU
Horne, Gerald. Race War: White Supremacy and the Japanese Attack on the British. Forthcoming from New York University Press in October 2003
Now available from MMP
Belcarz, Bartlomiej and Tomasz J. Kopanski. PZL P.11c. Redbourn, UK: Mushroom Model Publications, 2003
Forthcoming from Brassey
Putney, William W. Always Faithful: A Memoir of the Marine Dogs of WWII. Forthcoming from Brassey's Inc (US) in October 2003
Now available from Classic
Pilawskii, Eric. Soviet Fighters: Camouflage and Markings. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2003
The printed "Bargain Books" catalog for 18 July 2003 arrived here by mail from Edward R. Hamilton with a page or more of WWII titles at reduced prices.
Now available from Wiley
Smith, Steven Trent. Wolf Pack: The American Submarine Strategy That Helped Defeat Japan. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2003
Hughes, David, David A. Ryan and Steve Rothwell. The British Armies in World War Two: An Organisational History, vol 4: British Tank and Armoured Brigades, 79th Armoured Division, Armoured Car Regiments, and African, Malayan, and other Colonial Forces. West Chester, OH: Nafziger Collection, 2002
Ryan, David A., David Hughes and Steve Rothwell. The British Armies in World War Two: An Organisational History, vol 5: The Australian Army. West Chester, OH: Nafziger Collection, 2003
Ryan, David A., Steve Rothwell and David Hughes. The British Armies in World War Two: An Organisational History, supplement 3: Orders of Battle, 1942 - 1944. West Chester, OH: Nafziger Collection, 2003
Forthcoming from Arcade
Velmans, Loet. Long Way Back to the River Kwai: Memories of World War II. New York: Arcade Publishing, 2003
Now available from Grub Street
Cull, Brian and Roland Symons. One-Armed Mac: The Story of Squadron Leader James MacLachlan. London: Grub Street, 2003
Be sure to have a look at Tom Cadman's website, just updated today with a fresh batch of secondhand WWII books.
Forthcoming from Hellgate
Tveskov, Peter H. Conquered, Not Defeated: Growing Up in Denmark During the German Occupation of World War II. Central Point, OR: Hellgate Press, 2003
Now available from NIP
Westwood, David. Anatomy of the Ship: The Type VII U-Boat. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2003
Forthcoming from UPK
Stephan, Robert W. Stalin's Secret War: Soviet Counter-intelligence against the Nazis, 1941-1945. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in October 2003
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