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Now available from Schiffer
Mackay, Ron and Steve Adams. The 44th Bomb Group in World War II: The Flying Eight-Balls over Europe in the B-24. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2003
This evening Martin and Caroline have updated the online inventory files at their military website, Aardvark Books.
Now available from Kentucky
Generous jr, William Thomas. Sweet Pea at War: A History of USS Portland. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2003
Now available from Palgrave
Dean, Martin. Collaboration in the Holocaust: Crimes of the Local Police in Belorussia and Ukraine, 1941-44. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2003
News from Classic
Check our webpage for Classic Publications to see all the news about their latest arrivals, forthcoming books, and revised publication dates.
Now available 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
Forthcoming from UPK
Koistinen, Paul A.C. Arsenal of World War II: The Political Economy of American Warfare, 1940-1945. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in May 2004
Now available from Airlife
Morley-Mower, Geoffrey. Messerschmitt Roulette: The Western Desert, 1941-42. Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 2003
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:
De Franceschi, Costantino et al. Le Operazioni delle Unita Italiane al Fronte Russo, 1941-1943. Roma: Officio Storico, 1977
Although written entirely in Italian, this official history volume contains the comprehensive story of Mussolini's expeditionary force on the Russian front, including many maps, OBs, photos, and wartime documents.
Now available from Routledge
Black, Jeremy. World War Two: A Military History. New York: Routledge, 2003
Forthcoming from Palgrave
Tucker, Spencer. The Second World War. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan in November 2003
Now available from White Mane
Hove, Duane T. American Warriors: Five Presidents in the Pacific Theatre of WWII. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Company, Inc, 2003
News from Fedorowicz
Check our webpage for J.J. Fedorowicz to see the latest about their line, including these two upcoming books:
Now available from Greenwood
Anderson, James M. The Spanish Civil War: A History and Reference Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003
Hays, J.J. United States Army Ground Forces TOE, World War II, vol 2: The Armored Division, 1940-1945, part one. Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2003
Hays, J.J. United States Army Ground Forces TOE, World War II, vol 2: The Armored Division, 1940-1945, part two. Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2003
News from NIP
Maureen Peterson at Naval Institute Press tells us that several of their books have just been released, including Stepping Stones to Nowhere: The Aleutian Islands, Alaska, and American Military Strategy, 1867-1945 by Galen Roger Perras. Check our NIP page for full details about all the titles from Annapolis.
Now available from Headline
Parker, Matthew. Monte Cassino, December 1943 - April 1944: The Story of the Hardest-Fought Battle of World War Two. London: Headline, 2003
Forthcoming from Presidio
Yeide, Harry. Steel Victory: The Heroic Story of America's Independent Tank Battalions at War in Europe. Forthcoming from Presidio Press in December 2003
Now available from Sutton
Dunning, James. The Fighting Fourth: No. 4 Commando at War, 1940-45. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2003
News from John Foreman
Author John Foreman sends this message: "Fighter Command War Diaries, volume 5 is finished (writing and typesetting). I'm just printing it off and my good friend and colleague Chris Goss (author of Bloody Biscay and others) will proof-read it. Then indexing and off to the printers! This will run to nearly 450 pages, plus index, which will bring it to nearly 500. The format is, of course, the same. However, I have reduced the number of combat reports and increased the number of 'day accounts', which provide rather more information and interest."
Now available from Burford
Teare, Denys. Evader: The Compelling True Story of Escape and Evasion behind Enemy Lines. Springfield, NJ: Burford Books, 2003
Now available from Knopf
Olson, Lynne and Stanley Cloud. A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron, Forgotten Heroes of World War II. New York: Knopf, 2003
Forthcoming from M-Q
Lambton, Gunda. Sun in Winter: A Toronto Wartime Journal, 1942-1945. Forthcoming from McGill-Queens University in October 2003
Now available from Murray
Dwork, Deborah and Robert Jan van Pelt. Holocaust: A History. London: John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2003
News from Osprey
We are reliably informed that two new books from Osprey Publishing have hit the bookshelves:
Allcorn, William. The Maginot Line 1928-45. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2003
Zaloga, Steven J. V-2 Ballistic Missile 1942-52. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2003
Now available from Ballantine
Radike, Floyd W. Across the Dark Islands: At War in the Pacific. New York: Ballantine Books, 2003
Today marks the beginning of our ninth year on the Web providing daily doses of news and information about WWII-related books. We offer thanks to all the authors, publishers, editors, booksellers, and visitors who have helped us with these pages over the years, and we look forward to many more years as the Web's best portal for books about the Second World War.
Forthcoming from CUP
Ragsdale, Hugh. The Soviets, the Munich Crisis, and the Coming of World War II. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in December 2003
Now available from Palgrave Macmillan
Mallett, Robert. Mussolini and the Origins of the Second World War, 1933-1940. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003
Forthcoming from Random House
Meacham, Jon. Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship. New York: Random House, 2003
The "Fall 2003 Military History" catalog arrived here today by mail from Scholar's Bookshelf withas alwaysan excellent selection of WWII titles.
Forthcoming from Viking Penguin
Cornwell, John. Hitler's Scientists: Science, War, and the Devil's Pact. Forthcoming from Viking Penguin in October 2003
Forthcoming from Knopf
Dobbs, Michael. Saboteurs: The Nazi Raid on America. Forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf in February 2004
Now available from Cambridge
Friedman, Max Paul. Nazis and Good Neighbors: The United States Campaign against the Germans of Latin America in World War II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003
The printed "Bargain Books" catalog from Edward R. Hamilton, dated 22 August, arrived here today by post with a page or two of miscellaneous WWII-related titles at reduced prices.
Leni Riefenstahl, German filmmaker best known for her work during the Nazi era, died Monday, 8 September at age 101.
News from Walter Dunn
Walter Dunn sends word of his latest project: "My next book will be on German AA defense, The Leaky Umbrella. Of the fifty major target cities in Germany, the average city had about 3 significant air raids in the period September 1939 to May 1945 according to British sourcesso much for living in fear and spending every night in the shelter...."
Now available from Praeger
Hearn, Chester G. Sorties into Hell: The Hidden War on Chichi Jima. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003
Now available from Scarecrow
Controvich, James T. United States Army Unit and Organizational Histories: A Bibliography, vol 2: WWI to the Present. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003
Bob Ruman's Articles of War website has been updated with thousands of new and secondhand books for sale covering the full span of military history and including a large number of WWII-related titles.
US Army. Japanese Monograph No. 76 Air Operations in the China Area, July 1937 - August 1945. Reno, NV: Historica Aviation Publications, 2003
Plocher, Hermann. The German Air Force versus Russia, 1943. Reno, NV: Historica Aviation Publications, 2003
Warren, Harris G. Special Operations: AAF Aid to European Resistance Movements, 1943-1945. Reno, NV: Historica Aviation Publications, 2003
Now available from McFarland
Andersen, Dean W. Praise the Lord and Pass the Penicillin: Memoir of a Combat Medic in the Pacific in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2003
Our mail carrier delivered the latest from Jerboa-Redcap Books, printed Supplement #71, with the usual assortment of new and used military, naval, and aviation titles.
Now available from Grub Street
Bird, Andrew D. A Separate Little War: The Banff Coastal Command Strike Wing versus the Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe. London: Grub Street, 2003.
Ian Wilkinson of the Military Collector has uploaded new stocks of secondhand books to his website today.
Now available from H and L
Rubin, Gerry R. Durban 1942: A British Troopship Revolt. London: Hambledon and London, 2003
Now available from Rutgers
Moore, Brenda L. Serving Our Country: Japanese American Women in the Military during World War II. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2003
Looking for a good source of secondhand military books? Try the Old Army Books website, just updated today.
Forthcoming from Penn State
Paczkowski, Andrzej. The Spring Will Be Ours: Poland and the Poles from Occupation to Freedom. Forthcoming from Pennsylvania State University Press in November 2003
Now available from Schiffer
Hermann, Dietmar. Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Long Nose: An Illustrated History of the Fw 190 D Series. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2003
In California, Tom Cadman has uploaded to his website new inventory pages filled with thousands of secondhand WWII books.
Forthcoming from Wisconsin
Friling, Tuvia. Arrow in the Dark: David Ben-Gurion, the Yishuv Leadership, and Rescue Attempts during the Holocaust. Forthcoming from University of Wisconsin Press in December 2003
Now available from Longman
McDonough, Frank. Hitler and the Rise of the Nazi Party. New York: Longman, 2003
World War II Books
Check the website for World War II Books of Woking, England for newly updated stock files containing thousands of WWII-related books.
Now available from Random House
Jenkins, McKay. The Last Ridge: The Epic Story of the US Army's 10th Mountain Division and the Assault on Hitler's Europe. New York: Random House, 2003
The gang at Aardvark Books uploaded fresh inventory files last night, adding to their website tons of secondhand WWII titles for sale.
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