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In memoriam
31 August 2004

We've been notified that Dr. Ian Downs—veteran, WWII coastwatcher, and author of The New Guinea Volunteer Rifles (NGVR), 1939-1943: A History—passed away on Tuesday, 24 August at the age of 89 in Australia.


Forthcoming from Greenwood
31 August 2004

Feuer, A.B. Packs On: Memoirs of the 10th Mountain Division. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in December 2004


News from Osprey
30 August 2004

Check our Osprey page for details on their new releases plus all the latest additions to their WWII publishing schedule.


Book review
29 August 2004

Shores, Christopher. Those Other Eagles: A Tribute to the British, Commonwealth and Free European Fighter Pilots Who Claimed between Two and Four Victories in Aerial Combat, 1939-1982. London: Grub Street, 2004

Read our review


Forthcoming from Fordham
28 August 2004

Whitehead, Don and John B. Romeiser (Editor). Beachhead Don: Reporting the War from the ETO, 1942-1945. Forthcoming from Fordham University Press in November 2004


Editor's pick
27 August 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 one:

Perkins, Roger. Regiments: Regiments and Corps of the British Empire and Commonwealth, 1758-1993: A Critical Bibliography of Their Published Histories. Newton Abbot: Perkins, 1994

For anyone looking for books about British Commonwealth and Colonial units during WWII—both famous and obscure, from every corner of the globe—this is the ultimate source. As Mr. Perkins himself might say: "A tour de force very deeply researched featuring astringent commentary with splendid binding of the highest quality and generous indexes."


Forthcoming from OUP
27 August 2004

Weyr, Thomas. Setting of the Pearl: Vienna under the Nazis. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in September 2004


Now available from Lyons
26 August 2004

Jorgensen, Christer. Hitler's Espionage Machine: The True Story Behind One of the World's Most Ruthless Spy Networks. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2004


Now available from Wiley
25 August 2004

Thompson, Robert Smith. Eagle Triumphant: How America Took Over the British Empire. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2004


New subject pages
24 August 2004

We've expanded our page for Canadian regimental histories to include almost a hundred titles, along with links to more than fifty Canadian regiments. Remember, you can always check the Newest Subjects page to see the latest additions to the system.


Forthcoming from Amber
24 August 2004

Bishop, Chris. The Rise of Hitler's Third Reich: Germany's Victory In Europe, 1939-1942. Forthcoming from Amber Books in October 2004

Jordan, David. The Fall Of Hitler's Third Reich: Germany's Defeat In Europe, 1943-45. Forthcoming from Amber Books in October 2004


Now available from Sutton
24 August 2004

McLachlan, Ian. Eighth Air Force Bomber Stories: A New Selection. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2004


Forthcoming from Brassey's (US)
24 August 2004

Hilsman, Roger. American Guerrilla: My War behind Japanese Lines. Forthcoming from Brassey's Inc (US) in April 2005


Now available from McFarland
23 August 2004

Haycock, D.J. Eisenhower and the Art of Warfare: A Critical Appraisal. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2004


Forthcoming from Heimdal
23 August 2004

Bernage, George and Dominique Francois. 1st US Army: Normandy 1944. Forthcoming from Editions Heimdal in September 2004

Bernage, Georges and Philippe Wirton. Goodwood: Normandie 1944. Forthcoming from Editions Heimdal in September 2004


Forthcoming from Abbeville
23 August 2004

Smith, Rex Alan and Gerald Meehl. Tales of the Pacific: In the Words of Those Who Survived. Forthcoming from Abbeville Press in September 2004


Book review
22 August 2004

Beale, Peter. The Great Mistake: The Battle for Antwerp and the Beveland Peninsula, September 1944. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2004

Read our review


News from Hikoki
21 August 2004

Have a look at our page for Hikoki for complete information about their books, including three newly announced titles due this autumn.


Forthcoming from H & C
21 August 2004

Restayn, Jean. Encyclopedia of AFVs of World War Two, volume one: Tanks of World War Two. The original book revised and expanded into a multi-volume set, forthcoming from Histoire & Collections in September 2004


Now available from Pan
21 August 2004

Dugan, Sally. Commando. London: Pan Macmillan, 2004


Forthcoming from D-Day
20 August 2004

Trez, Michel de. Col. Ben Vandervoort. Forthcoming from D-Day Publishing in September 2004

Trez, Michel de. Doc McIlvoy. Forthcoming from D-Day Publishing in September 2004


Now available from Spellmount
20 August 2004

Doherty, Richard. Normandy 1944: The Road to Victory. Staplehurst, UK: Spellmount Ltd, 2004


Forthcoming from Birlinn
20 August 2004

Trevor-Roper, Hugh (editor). Hitler's War Directives, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Birlinn in September 2004


Now available from Brassey's (UK)
20 August 2004

Grove, Philip. Battles In Focus Midway, 1942. London: Brassey's Military Books (UK), 2004


News from Pen & Sword
19 August 2004

Check our Pen & Sword page for all the information about their latest releases, including new books by Andrew Rawson, David Wragg, John Turner, and others.


Now available from Grub Street
19 August 2004

Shores, Christopher. Those Other Eagles: A Tribute to the British, Commonwealth and Free European Fighter Pilots Who Claimed between Two and Four Victories in Aerial Combat, 1939-1982. London: Grub Street, 2004

Cull, Brian with Paul Sortehaug. Hurricanes over Singapore: RAF, RNZAF and NEI Fighters in Action against the Japanese Over the Island and the Netherlands East Indies, 1942. London: Grub Street, 2004


Forthcoming from Enigma
18 August 2004

Heiber, Helmut and David Glantz (editors). Hitler and His Generals: Military Conferences, 1942-1945. Forthcoming from Enigma in September 2004

Garibaldi, Luciano. Mussolini: The Secrets of His Death. Forthcoming from Enigma Books in November 2004


Now available from Motorbooks
18 August 2004

Ward, John. Hitler's Stuka Squadrons. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 2004


News from Brassey's (US)
17 August 2004

Thanks to Sam Dorrance for a complete update on their publishing schedule, all newly updated on our page for Brassey's.


Now available from Sutton
16 August 2004

Beale, Peter. The Great Mistake: The Battle for Antwerp and the Beveland Peninsula, September 1944. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2004


This day in history
15 August 2004

On the 59th anniversary of V-J Day in 1945, be sure to check our bibliography page for books with all the details.


Now available from Carroll and Graf
15 August 2004

Wetterhahn, Ralph. The Last Flight of Bomber 31: Harrowing Tales of American and Japanese Pilots Who Fought World War II's Arctic Air Campaign. New York: Carroll and Graf, 2004


Now available from CUP
14 August 2004

Hanson, Joanna K. M. The Civilian Population and the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004


Forthcoming from Kentucky
14 August 2004

Fritz, Stephen G. Endkampf: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Death of the Third Reich. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in October 2004


New subject pages
14 August 2004

We've added new pages for the Regiments of the Indian Army to our online bibliographic system with more than seventy titles covering over thirty separate regiments. Remember, you can always check the Newest Subjects page to see the latest additions to the system.


Now available from Fedorowicz
13 August 2004

How, J.J. Hill 112: Cornerstone of the Normandy Campaign. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2004

Gunther, Helmut. Hot Motors, Cold Feet: A Personal Memoir of Service with the Motorcycle Battalion of SS-Division Reich, 1940-1941. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2004


News from Schiffer
12 August 2004

Three freshly published titles arrived at the Schiffer warehouse today. Check our Schiffer page for details.


Jerboa
12 August 2004

In today's mail: Printed "Supplement #83" from Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of new and used military, naval, and aviation titles for sale.


Now available from Simon & Schuster
11 August 2004

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


This day in history
10 August 2004

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


Now available from Texas
10 August 2004

Waters, Michael R. Lone Star Stalag: German Prisoners of War at Camp Hearne. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2004


This day in history
9 August 2004

On the 59th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in 1945, be sure to check our bibliography page for books with all the details.


Now available from Norton
9 August 2004

Brickhill, Paul. The Great Escape. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2004


Book reviews
8 August 2004

Kempton, Chris. Loyalty & Honour: The Indian Army, September 1939 - August 1947. Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2004. Three volumes.

Read our reviews


This day in history
7 August 2004

On the 62nd anniversary of the American landings on Guadalcanal in 1942, be sure to check our bibliography page for books with all the details.


Recommended
7 August 2004

We see, read, and review a great many World War II books, but only the top titles quality for our Recommended Reading list, updated today.


Now available from Taylor
7 August 2004

Moseley, Ray. Mussolini: The Last 600 Days of Il Duce. Dallas, TX: Taylor, 2004


This day in history
6 August 2004

On the 59th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, be sure to check our bibliography page for books with all the details.


Now available from Schiffer
6 August 2004

Lommel, Horst. Junkers Ju 287: The World's First Swept-Wing Jet Aircraft. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2004


Forthcoming from Europa
6 August 2004

Munoz, Antonio. Hitler's Green Army: The German Order Police and Their European Auxiliaries, 1941-1945. Two volumes, forthcoming from Europa Books in April 2004


Now available from Pen and Sword
6 August 2004

Liddle, Peter. D-Day by Those Who Were There. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2004


Forthcoming from Air Research
5 August 2004

Hurt, Zdenek. Czechoslovakians in the RAF. Forthcoming from Red Kit / Air Research Publications later this month

Bowman, Martin. B-17 Groups of the 8th Air Force. Forthcoming from Red Kite / Air Research Publications later this month

Curtis, Lettice. Lettice Curtis: Her Autobiography. Forthcoming from Air Research Publications in September 2004

Donnelly, G.L. Larry et al. The Other Few: Bomber and Coastal Command Operations and Losses during the Battle of Britain Period. Forthcoming from Air Research Publications in September 2004


Now available from St Martin's Press
5 August 2004

Henry, Ken and Don Keith. Gallant Lady: A Biography of the USS Archerfish. New York: St Martin's Press, 2004


News from Ian Allan
4 August 2004

Thanks to Wesley Hedger for sending information about all of Ian Allan's new and forthcoming titles, details of which can be found on our Ian Allan page.


Forthcoming from Kentucky
4 August 2004

Campbell, Bruce. SA Generals and the Rise of Nazism. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in November 2004


Forthcoming from Kansas
3 August 2004

Sibley, Katherine A.S. Red Spies in America: Stolen Secrets and the Dawn of the Cold War. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in November 2004


Now available from W&N
3 August 2004

Colvin, John. Zhukov: The Conqueror of Berlin. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2004


Hamilton
3 August 2004

The "Bargain Books" catalog for July 16, 2004 arrived here today from Edward R. Hamilton Bookseller with, among much else, a page and a half of discounted WWII titles.


Forthcoming from Harvard
2 August 2004

Kater, Michael H. Hitler Youth. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press in November 2004


This day in history
1 August 2004

On the 60th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising in 1944, be sure to check our bibliography page for books with all the details.


Book reviews
1 August 2004

Jong, Ivo de. Mission 376: Battle over the Reich: 28 May 1944. Crowborough, UK: Hikoki Publications, 2004

Myers, Jack R. Shot at and Missed: Recollections of a World War II Bombardier. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2004

Ludwig, Paul. P-51 Mustang: Development of the Long Range Escort Fighter. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2003

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

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