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Now available from Airlife
31 May 2004

Jackson, Robert. Combat Legend: Ju 87 Stuka. Ramsbury, UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 2004

Caygill, Peter. Combat Legend: Spitfire Mks VI - F.24. Ramsbury, UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 2004


Now available from Sutton
29 May 2004

Badsey, Stephen and Tim Bean. Battle Zone Normandy: Omaha Beach. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2004


This day in history
28 May 2004

On the 64th anniversary of the Allied recapture of Narvik in 1940, be sure to check our bibliography page for books with all the details.


Forthcoming from Cassell
28 May 2004

Rogers, Anthony. A Very British Defeat: Leros and the Aegean, 1943: The Last Great British Defeat of World War Two. Forthcoming from Cassell & Co in July 2004


Forthcoming from W & N
28 May 2004

Colvin, John. Zhukov: The Conqueror of Berlin. Forthcoming from Weidenfeld and Nicolson in August 2004


This day in history
27 May 2004

On the 63rd anniversary of the sinking of the battleship Bismarck in 1941, be sure to check our bibliography page for books with all the details.


News from John Foreman
27 May 2004

Author John Foreman tells us that the fifth and final volume of his monumental Fighter Command War Diaries series is now available.


Now available from Barnes and Noble
27 May 2004

Giangreco, D.M with Kathryn Moore. Eyewitness D-Day: Firsthand Accounts from the Landing at Normandy to the Liberation of Paris. New York: Barnes and Noble, 2004


This day in history
28 May 2004

On the 64th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940, be sure to check our bibliography page for books with all the details.


Now available from Aberjona
26 May 2004

Baumer, Robert W. with Mark J. Reardon. American Iliad: The 18th Infantry Regiment in World War II. Bedford, PA: Aberjona Press, 2004


Forthcoming from Fedorowicz
26 May 2004

How, J.J. Hill 112: Cornerstone of the Normandy Campaign. Forthcoming from J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, due date unknown

Gunther, Helmut. Hot Motors, Cold Feet: A Personal Memoir of Service with the Motorcycle Battalion of SS-Division Reich, 1940-1941. Forthcoming from J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, due date unknown


News from Sutton
25 May 2004

We've just updated our page for Sutton Publishing Ltd to reflect all their latest releases plus about twenty new and reprint titles due in the second half of this year.


Now available from Greenwood/Praeger
25 May 2004

Levin, Itamar and Rachel Neiman. Walls Around: The Plunder of Warsaw Jewry during World War II and Its Aftermath. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2004

Cassella-Blackburn, Michael. The Donkey, the Carrot, and the Club: William C. Bullitt and Soviet-American Relations, 1917-1948. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2004


Forthcoming from Nebraska
25 May 2004

Furey, Charles. Going Back: A Navy Airman in the Pacific War. Forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press in December 2004


Now available from Sigmond
24 May 2004

Junier, A. and Bart Smulders with Jaap Korlsoot. By Land, Sea, and Air: The Story of the 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment, 1940/1945. Renkum, Netherlands: R.N. Sigmond, 2003


Now available from Schiffer
24 May 2004

Watkins, Robert A. Battle Colors: Insignia and Aircraft Markings of the Eighth Air Force in World War II, volume 1: VIII Bomber Command. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2004


Book review
23 May 2004

Wilbeck, Christopher. Sledgehammers: Strengths and Flaws of Tiger Tank Battalions in World War II. Bedford, PA: Aberjona Press, 2004

Read our review


News from Military Press
22 May 2004

Thanks to Jonathan for all the news from Military Press:

All volumes of Loyalty and Honor, the three-part organizational history of the Indian Army from 1939 through 1947, are now available.

In addition, Military Press is now in the process of publishing new and revised editions of Leo Niehorster's German World War II Organizational Series. Of those, volume 4, part II (not previously published) and volume 1, part I (revised edition) are now available. Volume 1, part III (not previously published), volume 2, part I (revised edition), and volume 5, part I (not previously published) are all due by the end of summer while ten more volumes (some new, some revised and expanded) are still in the pipeline.


Editor's pick
21 May 2004

Sometimes when we run across an interesting/unusual/informative book, especially an older or out-of-print one, we like to bring it to your attention. Here's a pair:

Shores, Christopher and Hans Ring. Fighters over the Desert: The Air Battles in the Western Desert, June 1940 to December 1942. New York: Arco Publishing, 1969

Shores, Christopher, Hans Ring, and William N. Hess. Fighters over Tunisia. London: Spearman, 1975

A pair of seminal works on day-by-day fighter operations in Africa by an author who went on to become one of our most important air historians. The latter especially is difficult to locate and dreadfully expensive.


Now available from Random
21 May 2004

Kurzman, Dan. No Greater Glory: The Four Immortal Chaplains and the Sinking of the Dorchester in World War II. New York: Random House, 2004


Now available from HarperCollins
21 May 2004

Brinkley, Douglas and Michael E. Haskew (editors). The World War II Desk Reference. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc, 2004


This day in history
20 May 2004

On the 63rd anniversary of the German airborne invasion of Crete in 1941, be sure to check our bibliography page for books with all the details.


In memoriam
19 May 2004

Colonel Robert Morgan, pilot of the 8th Air Force B-17 known as the Memphis Belle, died on Saturday, 15 May, in Asheville, NC at age 85.


Now available from Airlife
18 May 2004

Marriott, Leo. Vital Guide: Fighting Ships of World War II. Ramsbury, UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 2004

Gander, Terry. Vital Guide: Heavy Artillery of World War II. Ramsbury, UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 2004


Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster
18 May 2004

Katz, Robert. The Battle for Rome: The Germans, the Allies, the Partisans, and the Pope, September 1943-June 1944. Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in July 2004


Now available from Brassey's
18 May 2004

Hoffman, Karl. Commanders in Focus: Erwin Rommel. London: Brassey's Military Books (UK), 2004


Self-Publisher
17 May 2004

We've added another self-publisher, Herman L. Cranman, and his book to our Directory of Self-Publishers. If you have 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.


Scholar's Bookshelf
17 May 2004

Today's mail brought the printed "Military History" catalog for spring 2004 from The Scholar's Bookshelf with—what else?—a shelf-load of interesting WWII-related books for sale.


More D-Day books
17 May 2004

Two more books about D-Day have just been published:

The D-Day Atlas: Anatomy of the Normandy Campaign by Charles Messenger

Brassey's D-Day Encyclopedia: The Normandy Invasion A-Z by Barrett Tillman


Book review
16 May 2004

Walker, Ian W. Iron Hulls, Iron Hearts. Marlborough, UK: Crowood Press, 2003

Read our review


Now available from PS
15 May 2004

Butler, Rupert. Legions of Death: The Nazi Enslavement of Europe. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2004


War Diary
14 May 2004

There are plenty of WWII chronologies already available on the Web, but we're very excited about our new War Diary project. Planned for unveiling on 1 September 2004, our online War Diary could be the most inclusive and detailed chronology ever assembled, with daily entries for all the usual events plus many more entries such as individual ship sinkings, U-Boat losses, strategic bombing missions, convoy sailings, etc. Not only that, but every individual entry will include a link to a complete bibliography of books covering that specific event.

We'll keep you posted as we move closer to Opening Day, but in the meantime you can have a look at a sample War Diary page.


Now available from Free Press
14 May 2004

Yellin, Emily. Our Mothers' War: American Women at Home and at the Front during World War II. New York: The Free Press, 2004


Self-Publisher
13 May 2004

We've added another self-publisher, James Alter, and his book to our Directory of Self-Publishers. If you have 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.


Now available from UNC
13 May 2004

Langbein, Hermann. People in Auschwitz. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2004


Now available from Aurum
13 May 2004

Ellis, John. Cassino: The Hollow Victory: The Battle for Rome, January-June 1944. London: Aurum Press, 2004


Now available from Cassell
13 May 2004

Shulman, Milton. Defeat in the West. London: Cassell & Co, 2004


News from Cass
12 May 2004

Check our page for Frank Cass, now an imprint of Taylor and Francis, for information about new books due in August, September, and October.


Forthcoming from Viking
12 May 2004

Beevor, Antony and Artemis Cooper. Paris after the Liberation, 1944-1949. Forthcoming from Viking Penguin in August 2004


Forthcoming from Sterling
12 May 2004

Clostermann, Pierre. The Big Show: The Greatest Pilot's Story of World War II. Forthcoming from Sterling Publishing in September 2004


Now available from Wisconsin
12 May 2004

Broekmeyer, M.J. Stalin, the Russians, and Their War: 1941-1945. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004


Recommended
11 May 2004

We've updated our Recommended Reading page, which is always a great place to find suggestions about the best WWII-related books....


News from Greenhill
11 May 2004

Many thanks to Michael Leventhal for sending information about fresh releases, some revised publication dates, and additions to the schedule. Check our Greenhill page for full details.


Now available from Stackpole
11 May 2004

Spick, Mike. Allied Fighter Aces: The Air Combat Tactics and Techniques of World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2004


This day in history
10 May 2004

On the 64th anniversary of the German invasion of France and the Low Countries in 1940, be sure to check our bibliography page for books with all the details.


Forthcoming from Scribner
10 May 2004

Holt, Thaddeus. The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War. Forthcoming from Scribner in June 2004


Now available from Kentucky
10 May 2004

Craft, Stephen G. V.K. Wellington Koo and the Emergence of Modern China. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2004


Forthcoming from Basic
10 May 2004

Gerolymatos, Andre. Red Acropolis, Black Terror: The Greek Civil War and the Origins of Soviet-American Rivalry. Forthcoming from Basic Books in July 2004


Self-Publisher
8 May 2004

We've added another self-publisher, Margaret Gee, and her book to our Directory of Self-Publishers. If you have 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.


This day in history
7 May 2004

On the 59th anniversary of the unconditional surrender of Germany in 1945, be sure to check our bibliography page for books with all the details.


Now available from Viking
7 May 2004

Davies, Norman. Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw. New York: Viking, 2004


Forthcoming from Taylor
7 May 2004

Moseley, Ray. Mussolini: The Last 600 Days of Il Duce. Forthcoming from Taylor in August 2004


Now available from Osprey
7 May 2004

Penrose, Jane (editor). The D-Day Companion: Leading Historians Explore History's Greatest Amphibious Assault. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2004


News from NIP
6 May 2004

Naval Institute Press has just released six titles, and you can find out about them—and more—on our NIP page.


Forthcoming from Texas A & M
6 May 2004

Waters, Michael R. Lone Star Stalag: German Prisoners of War at Camp Hearne. Forthcoming from Texas A&M University Press in August 2004


Forthcoming from UNC
6 May 2004

Troller, Norbert. Theresienstadt: Hitler's Gift to the Jews. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2004


Now available from W & N
6 May 2004

Gill, Stuart. Blood in the Sea: HMS Dunedin and the Enigma Code. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2004


News from Grub Street
5 May 2004

Four titles have been newly released by Grub Street in London within the last couple of weeks. Full details on our page for Grub Street.


Forthcoming from Cass
5 May 2004

Ritchie, Sebastian. Our Man in Yugoslavia: The Story of a Secret Service Operative. Forthcoming from Frank Cass Publishers in September 2004


Forthcoming from Cassell
5 May 2004

Ford, Roger. Fire From the Forest: The SAS Brigade in France, 1944. Forthcoming from Cassell & Co in September 2004


This day in history
4 May 2004

On the 62nd anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942, be sure to check our bibliography page for books with all the details.


Now available from CUP
4 May 2004

Prazmowska, Anita J. Britain, Poland and the Eastern Front, 1939. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004


New subject page
3 May 2004

We've added a new page, Railroads and trains, to our online bibliographic system. Remember, you can always check the Newest Subjects page to see the latest additions to the system.


Now available from Sutton
3 May 2004

Ford, Ken. Battle Zone Normandy: Juno Beach. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2004

Badsey, Stephen. Battle Zone Normandy: Utah Beach. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2004


Jerboa
3 May 2004

Printed "Supplement #80" arrived right on time via the postal service with, as usual, six pages of new and used naval, aviation, and military titles for sale from Jerboa-Redcap Books.


Book reviews
2 May 2004

Going, Chris and Alun Jones. D-Day: The Lost Evidence. Manchester, UK: Crecy Publishing Ltd, 2004

Keeney, L. Douglas. Gun Camera Pacific. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 2004

Paterson, Lawrence. U-Boat War Patrol: The Hidden Photographic Diary of U564. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2004

Van der Vat, Dan. D-Day: The Greatest Invasion, A People's History. New York: Bloomsbury / Madison Press, 2004

Read our reviews


New subject page
1 May 2004

We've added a new page, United States: Merchant Marine, to our online bibliographic system. Remember, you can always check the Newest Subjects page to see the latest additions to the system.

 

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