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Book review
30 November 2003

Brune, Peter. A Bastard of a Place: The Australians in Papua. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2003

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News from Down Under
29 November 2003

Regarding a reprint of The Grim Glory of the 2/19 Battalion, Bob Pink sends word from Australia: "Clive Baker has advised that it is being type-set at present and following proof reading it should be in the hands of the printers by December 2003. I would hazard a guess that it should be available around March 2004."


Forthcoming from UPK
29 November 2003

Glantz, David M. and Jonathan M. House. The Battle of Kursk. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in June 2004


Now available from Stackpole
29 November 2003

Anderson, Christopher J. The Big Red One. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003


Forthcoming from Glencannon
28 November 2003

Mawdsley, Dean L. Cruise Books of the United States Navy in World War II. Forthcoming from Glencannon Press in January 2004


Now available from Penn State
28 November 2003

Paczkowski, Andrzej. The Spring Will Be Ours: Poland and the Poles from Occupation to Freedom. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2003


Forthcoming from Greenwood
27 November 2003

Jason, Philip K. (editor). Don't Wave Goodbye: The Children's Flight from Nazi Persecution to American Freedom. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in February 2004


Now available from Hikoki
27 November 2003

Thomas, Geoffrey J. and Barry Ketley. KG 200: The Luftwaffe's Most Secret Unit. Ottringham, UK: Hikoki Publications, 2003


Forthcoming from Harvard
27 November 2003

Latimer, Jon. Alamein. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press in February 2004


Technical difficulties
26 November 2003

For a few hours this morning our ISP suffered a meltdown which in some cases made it difficult for visitors to access some of our pages. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Now available from McFarland
26 November 2003

Rehr, Louis S. with Carleton R. Rehr. Marauder: Memoir of a B-26 Pilot in Europe in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2003


Forthcoming from Random House
26 November 2003

DeBrosse, Jim and Colin Burke. The Secret in Building 26: The Untold Story of America's Ultra War Against the U-boat Enigma Codes. Forthcoming from Random House in April 2004


Now available from Stackpole
26 November 2003

Walter, John. Military Handguns of Two World Wars. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003


Forthcoming from HarperCollins
26 November 2003

Eisner, Peter. The Freedom Line: The Brave Men and Women Who Rescued Allied Airmen from the Nazis during World War II. Forthcoming from HarperCollins Publishers, Inc in April 2004


Recommended
25 November 2003

We've updated our Recommended Reading page with our latest selections, and we've also enhanced the page to include a list of books we've previously recommended.


Now available from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers
25 November 2003

Bradham, Randolph. Hitler's U-Boat Fortresses. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2003

Grey, Jeffrey (editor). The Last Word: Essays on Official History in the United States and British Commonwealth. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2003

Smith, David Andrew. George S. Patton: A Biography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003


Now available from Michaelis-Verlag
24 November 2003

Michaelis, Rolf. Deutsche Kriegsauszeichnungen, 1939-1945: Heer-Waffen-SS-Polizei. Berlin: Michaelis-Verlag, 2003

Michaelis, Rolf. Die SS-Sturmbrigade Dirlewanger: Vom Warschauer Aufstand bis zum Kessel von Halbe. Berlin: Michaelis-Verlag, 2003


Book reviews
23 November 2003

Colledge, J.J. revised by Ben Warlow. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of All the Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy from the Fifteenth Century to the Present. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003

Wolf, William. American Fighter-Bombers in World War II: USAAF Jabos in the MTO and ETO. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2003

Fopp, Michael A. (General Editor). The Lancaster Manual: The Official Air Publication for the Lancaster Mk I and III, 1942-1945. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003

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Editor's pick
22 November 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 that managed to slip past our radar when it was published last year, but recently fell into our hands:

Rottman, Gordon L. World War II Pacific Island Guide: A Geo-Military Study. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2002

This is without a doubt the single most important reference ever published about the islands of the Pacific in the Second World War. Rottman includes a chronology, maps, historical background on every islet and atoll, data about harbors, airfields, installations, and fortifications, a synopsis of military operations on each island, and thorough reading lists for each. An unbelievably useful reference for anyone interested in the war in the Pacific.


Forthcoming from C & R
22 November 2003

Lyman, Robert. Slim: Master of War, Burma 1942-5. Forthcoming from Constable & Robinson in January 2004


News from U of Mo
22 November 2003

University of Missouri Press has announced a "Fall/Holiday Book Sale" with discounts as high as 90%.


Forthcoming from Fedorowicz
22 November 2003

Kurowski, Franz. Battleground Italy, 1943-1945: The German Armed Forces in the Battle for the Boot. Forthcoming from J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc in December 2003


Now available from Stackpole
21 November 2003

Colledge, J.J. revised by Ben Warlow. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of All the Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy from the Fifteenth Century to the Present. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003


Hamilton
21 November 2003

The latest printed catalog from Edward R. Hamilton arrived today—featuring color instead of black and white images for the first time—with about a half page of WWII-related titles.


Forthcoming from Sutton
20 November 2003

Morgan, Mike. The Sting of the Scorpion: The Inside Story of the Long Range Desert Group. Forthcoming from Sutton Publishing Ltd in December 2003


Now available from Casemate
20 November 2003

Stout, Jay A. Fortress Ploesti: The Campaign to Destroy Hitler's Oil Supply. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2003


News from Douglas & McIntyre
19 November 2003

Originally scheduled for publication by Stoddart last year, we're told that Mark Zuehlke's latest book, The Gothic Line, third in his trilogy about Canadian operations in Italy, was released in Canada on 11 November by Douglas & McIntyre. However, it's not expected to become available in bookstores in the US until after the first of the year.


In memoriam
19 November 2003

USMC Colonel Mitchell Paige, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions on Guadalcanal, died on Saturday, 15 November in California at age 85.


Now available from Macmillan
18 November 2003

Vourkoutiotis, Vasilis. Prisoners of War and the German High Command: The British and American Experience. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003


Forthcoming from Brassey's
18 November 2003

Kinney, John F. Wake Island Pilot: A World War II Memoir. Forthcoming from Brassey's Inc (US) in December 2003


Now available from Norton
17 November 2003

Schom, Alan Morris. The Eagle and the Rising Sun: The Japanese-American War, 1941-1943: Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2003


Historic Aviation
17 November 2003

The "Holiday 2003" printed catalog is in the mail from Historic Aviation featuring videos, art, and models as well as a good assortment of books.


Now available from Brassey's
17 November 2003

Cressman, Robert. USS Ranger: The Navy's First Flattop from Keel to Mast, 1934-46. Washington, DC: Brassey's Inc (US), 2003


Book review
16 November 2003

Controvich, James T. United States Army Unit and Organizational Histories: A Bibliography, volume 2: WWI to the Present. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003

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Top Ten
15 November 2003

While voting continues for the Top Ten new WWII books of 2003, we've opened the standings page so you can see how the race is shaping up. Keep in mind, however, that only a relatively small proportion of total votes has been cast to date, so the standings remain quite volatile and subject to rapid change.


Now available from NAL
14 November 2003

Haufler, Hervie. Codebreaker's Victory: How the Allied Cryptographers Won World War II. New York: New American Library, 2003


Forthcoming from Praeger
14 November 2003

Arnold, James. The Battle of the Bulge: Hitler's Last Gamble in the West. Forthcoming from Praeger Publishers in March 2004


Now available from Macmillan
14 November 2003

Tucker, Spencer. Second World War. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003


Forthcoming from Grove Atlantic
13 November 2003

Schreiber, Marion. The Twentieth Train: The True Story of the Ambush on the Death Train to Auschwitz. Forthcoming from Grove Atlantic in March 2004


Now available from NIP
13 November 2003

McLaughlin, Stephen. Russian and Soviet Battleships. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2003


Forthcoming from NAL
13 November 2003

Miller, Russell. Behind the Lines: The Oral History of Special Operations in World War II. Forthcoming from New American Library in February 2004


Best bets
12 November 2003

We've updated our Recommended Reading page, which is where you can always find suggestions for the best WWII reading, new and old, as we run across books we especially enjoy.


Now available from W & N
12 November 2003

Wragg, David. Swordfish: The Story of the Taranto Raid. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2003


Now available from NIP
11 November 2003

Lavo, Carl. Slade Cutter: Submarine Warrior. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2003


News from Ian Daglish
11 November 2003

Author Ian Daglish tells us his next title, Operation Goodwood: The Great Tank Charge, will be published by Pen & Sword in May 2004.


Now available from Macmillan
11 November 2003

Portelli, Alessandro. The Order Has Been Carried Out: History, Memory, and Meaning of a Nazi Massacre in Rome. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003


Forthcoming from Scholarly Resources
10 November 2003

Tohmatsu, Haruo. A Gathering Darkness: The Coming of the War to the Far East and the Pacific, 1921-1942. Forthcoming from SR Books in February 2004


Book reviews
9 November 2003

Glantz, David. August Storm, volume 1: The Soviet Strategic Offensive in Manchuria, 1945. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2003

Glantz, David. August Storm, volume 2: Soviet Operational and Tactical Combat in Manchuria, 1945. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2003

Read our reviews


Top Ten
8 November 2003

Voting for our annual Top Ten awards opened on 1 November and continues through the end of the year. Balloting is off to a good start and as soon as we have a reasonably representative number of votes on hand—probably next week—we'll open the standings page so visitors can see how their favorite books are faring. Meanwhile, don't forget to vote for your Top Ten choices for 2003.


Now available from Schiffer
8 November 2003

Wolf, William. American Fighter-Bombers in World War II: USAAF Jabos in the MTO and ETO. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2003


Scholars
8 November 2003

A very juicy "Fall 2003 World War II" printed catalog arrived today from the Scholar's Bookshelf with an enormous number of excellent WWII titles.


News from Sutton
7 November 2003

Sutton Publishing has announced more than a dozen titles for release in the next few months, including the new Battle Zone Normandy series. See our Sutton page for full details.


Now available from Crecy
6 November 2003

Goss, Chris with Peter Cornwell and Bernd Rauchbach. The Luftwaffe's Fighter-Bombers: The Tip and Run Campaign over Britain, 1942-1943. Manchester, UK: Crecy Publishing Ltd, 2003


Jerboa
6 November 2003

Printed "Supplement #73" has arrived from Jerboa-Redcap Books with new and secondhand military, naval, and aviation titles for sale.


Now available from Pictorial Histories
6 November 2003

Thole, Lou. Forgotten Fields of America: World War II Bases and Training, Then and Now, vol 3. Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories, 2003


News from McFarland
5 November 2003

Virginia Tomlinson tells us—thanks for the news!—they've released three new titles and added several more to the schedule for early next year. Check our Mcfarland page for details.


Now available from Knopf
5 November 2003

Monahan, Evelyn M. And If I Perish: Frontline U. S. Army Nurses in World War II. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003


Forthcoming from Burford
5 November 2003

Kessel, Joseph. The Man with the Miraculous Hands. Forthcoming from Burford Books in June 2004


Now available from Missouri
5 November 2003

Corti, Eugenio. The Last Soldiers of the King: Wartime Italy, 1943-1945. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2003


Grenadier
4 November 2003

Printed catalog #3 arrived here today from Grenadier Military Books of Canada with a very nice assortment of secondhand titles for sale.


Now available from White Mane
4 November 2003

Williams, William G. Rescue from Ploesti: The Harry Fritz Story. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Company, Inc, 2003


News from Osprey
4 November 2003

Check our Osprey page for the latest information about their newest releases and upcoming titles, of which there are quite a few.


Now available from HarperCollins
4 November 2003

Ruggero, Ed. Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe, July 1943. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc, 2003


Articles of War
4 November 2003

Bob Ruman has updated his Articles of War website with a fresh batch of military books covering every conflict imaginable.


Now available from McFarland
4 November 2003

Brandenburg, Christel Weiss with Daniel R. Laing. Ruined by the Reich: Memoir of an East Prussian Family, 1916-1945. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2003


News from NIP
3 November 2003

Maureen Peterson has just given us an update about newly released books, temporarily delayed items, and freshly scheduled titles—all available on our page for Naval Institute Press.


Now available from Cass
3 November 2003

Doerries, Reinhard R. Hitler's Last Chief of Foreign Intelligence: Allied Interrogations of Walter Schellenberg. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2003


Cancellation
3 November 2003

Walter Dunn informs us that, after further review, he won't be pursuing his Leaky Umbrella work about German AA defenses for the time being.


Now available from Arcade
3 November 2003

Velmans, Loet. Long Way Back to the River Kwai: Memories of World War II. New York: Arcade Publishing, 2003


Now available from Bantam
3 November 2003

Sloan, Bill. Given up for Dead: America's Heroic Stand at Wake Island. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell, 200


Old Army
2 November 2003

It's the time of the month when many military booksellers freshen the inventory files at their websites, and Old Army Books is no exception.


World War II Books
2 November 2003

In England, the huge online inventory at World War II Books has been updated this evening.


Top Ten
1 November 2003

It's that time of the year again! Our eighth annual Top Ten balloting opened today and will run through the stroke of the New Year, allowing visitors—such as you—to vote for your favorite WWII-related books of 2003. To get in the mood, you can also take a peek at winners from past years:

Top Ten Books of 2002

Top Ten Books of 2001

Top Ten Books of 2000

Top Ten Books of 1999

Top Ten Books of 1998

Top Ten Books of 1997

Top Ten Books of 1996


Cadman
1 November 2003

Tom Cadman of Cadman Books has uploaded his November stock files of secondhand WWII books for sale.

 

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