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Now available from McFarland
31 December 2004

Nordin, Carl S. We Were Next to Nothing: An American POW's Account of Japanese Prison Camps and Deliverance in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2004


Forthcoming from Wiley
31 December 2004

Huchthausen, Peter A. Shadow Voyage: The Extraordinary Wartime Escape of the Legendary SS Bremen. Forthcoming from John Wiley & Sons in April 2005


Now available from History House
30 December 2004

Johnson, Carl. Little Hell: The Story of the 2/22nd Battalion and Lark Force. Blackburn, Victoria: History House - Jenkin Australia Pty Ltd, 2004


Now available from Stackpole
30 December 2004

Griehl, Manfred. Luftwaffe over America: The Secret Plans to Bomb the United States in World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2004

Paterson, Lawrence. Hitler's Grey Wolves: U-Boats in the Indian Ocean. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2004


Forthcoming from Fordham
30 December 2004

Jefferson, Alexander with Lewis H. Carlson. Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free: The Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman and POW. Forthcoming from Fordham University Press in April 2005


Now available from Frank Cass
29 December 2004

Moniushko, Evgenii D. From Leningrad to Hungary: Notes of a Red Army Soldier, 1941-1946. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2004

Ruotsila, Markku. Churchill and Finland: A Study in Anticommunism and Geopolitics. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2004


Now available from Kansas
28 December 2004

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

Palmer, Gregg and Mark S. Zaid (editors). The GI's Rabbi: World War II Letters of David Max Eichhorn. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2004


Forthcoming from Overlook
28 December 2004

Barr, Niall. Pendulum of War: The Three Battles of El Alamein. Forthcoming from Overlook Press in April 2005


Recommended reading
27 December 2004

We spend a great amount of time with books about WWII, and we always add the best of them to our Recommended Reading page, freshly updated today.


Now available from Enigma
27 December 2004

Heiber, Helmut and David Glantz (editors). Hitler and His Generals: Military Conferences, 1942-1945. New York: Enigma, 2004


Book review
26 December 2004

Military Intelligence Service, U.S. Army. Handbook on the Italian Military Forces, 2 August 1943. Nashville, TN: Battery Press, 2004

Read our review


Now available from Queensland
24 December 2004

Ralph, Barry. Savage Wilderness: The Epic Outback Search for the Crew of Little Eva. St Lucia: University of Queensland, 2004


Forthcoming from H&C
23 December 2004

Mary, Jean-Yves and Alain Hohnadel. Hommes et Ouvrages de la Ligne Maginot, tome 4. Forthcoming from Histoire & Collections in May 2005


News from Pen and Sword
23 December 2004

All the details concerning a plethora of new releases are available on our page for Pen and Sword Books Ltd.


Forthcoming from W&N
22 December 2004

Royle, Trevor. Patton: Old Blood and Guts. Forthcoming from Weidenfeld and Nicolson in February 2005

Bassett, Richard. Hitler's Spy Chief: The Wilhelm Canaris Mystery. Forthcoming from Weidenfeld and Nicolson in February 2005


Now available from H&C
22 December 2004

Gaujac, Paul. Dragoon, August 15 1944: The Other Invasion of France. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2004


In memoriam
21 December 2004

Harry Ueno—an American who suffered internment at Manzanar and whose story was told in the oral history Manzanar Martyr: An Interview with Harry Y. Ueno—died on 14 December in California at age 97.


Forthcoming from Lyons
21 December 2004

Lehmann, Armin with Tim Carroll. In Hitler's Bunker: Bedlam at the Twilight of the Third Reich. Forthcoming from Lyons Press in January 2005


Now available from Classic
21 December 2004

Roba, Jean Louis and Martin Pegg. Luftwaffe Colours, Volume Four, Section 4: Jagdwaffe The Mediterranean, 1944-45. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2004


Forthcoming from Conway
21 December 2004

Lambert, John and Al Ross. Allied Coastal Forces of World War II, vol I: Fairmile Designs, Motor Launches, and Submarine Chasers. Forthcoming from Conway Maritime Press in February 2005

Lambert, John and Al Ross. Allied Coastal Forces of World War II, vol II: Vosper MTBs and US ELCOs. Forthcoming from Conway Maritime Press in February 2005


News from Alexander Hill
20 December 2004

Author Alexander Hill tells us his new book, War behind the Eastern Front: The Soviet Partisan Movement in North-West Russia, 1941-1944, is now available.


Forthcoming from Grub Street
20 December 2004

The fine folks at Grub Street have announced seven WWII-related books for publication between March and May 2005, including titles by Norman Franks, Steve Darlow, and Chris Shores. Check our Grub Street page for all the details.


Now available from Sutton
19 December 2004

The four newest books in the Battle Zone Normandy series from Sutton Publishing—covering Caen, St Lo, Cobra, and Falaise—are now available.


Forthcoming from TAMU
18 December 2004

Obermayer, Herman J. Soldiering for Freedom: A GI's Account of World War II. Forthcoming from Texas A&M University Press in May 2005


Forthcoming from Amber
17 December 2004

Hughes, John. Stalingrad: The Vital 7 Days. Forthcoming from Amber Books in April 2005

Fowler, Will. Kursk: The Vital 24 Hours. Forthcoming from Amber Books in June 2005


News from Casemate
17 December 2004

Thanks to David Farnsworth for sending along all the latest news about revised release dates and freshly announced titles. Check our Casemate page for all the details.


In memoriam
16 December 2004

Joe Beyrle, an American who served with the US 101st Airborne Division, was captured, escaped, and then served with a Soviet tank unit, died in Georgia on Sunday, 12 December at age 81. His story was told in The Simple Sounds of Freedom by Thomas H. Taylor.


Now available from Hawaii
16 December 2004

Dudden, Alexis and Jaishree Kak Odin. Japan's Colonization of Korea: Discourse and Power. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2004


Now available from Lyons Press
16 December 2004

Bloomfield, Gary Bloomfield and Arlen C. Davidson. Duty, Honor, Applause: America's Entertainers in World War II. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2004


Now available from Chicago
15 December 2004

Nossack, Hans Erich. The End: Hamburg 1943. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004


Forthcoming from McFarland
14 December 2004

Nordin, Carl S. We Were Next to Nothing: An American POW's Account of Japanese Prison Camps and Deliverance in World War II. Due later this month from McFarland & Company, Inc


This day in history
13 December 2004

On the 65th anniversary of the Battle of the River Plate in 1939, be sure to check our War Diary page for details.


Battlefield Books
13 December 2004

"Book Catalogue #25" has arrived by mail from Battlefield Books of Danbury, CT with twenty-three pages of secondhand titles for sale, mostly WWII-related.


Now available from OUP
13 December 2004

Mackenzie, S. P. The Colditz Myth: British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004


Forthcoming from TAMU
13 December 2004

Mitchell, William. From the Pilot Factory, 1942. Forthcoming from Texas A&M University Press in February 2005


Book reviews
12 December 2004

Porch, Douglas. The Path to Victory: The Mediterranean Theater in World War II. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2004

Tomblin, Barbara Brooks. With Utmost Spirit: Allied Naval Operations in the Mediterranean, 1942-1945. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2004

Sweeting, C.G. Blood and Iron: The German Conquest of Sevastopol. Washington, DC: Brassey's Inc (US), 2004

Rikmenspoel, Marc J. Waffen-SS Encyclopedia. Bedford, PA: Aberjona Press, 2004

Read our reviews


Now available from Classic
11 December 2004

Smith, J. Richard and Eddie J. Creek. Luftwaffe Colours, Kampfflieger Bombers of the Luftwaffe, volume 2: July 1940 - December 1941. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2004


Now available from McFarland
10 December 2004

Peszke, Michael. The Polish Underground Army, the Western Allies, and the Failure of Strategic Unity in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2004


Back in action
9 December 2004

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the main Stone & Stone webserver was down for much of the day, making our site mostly unresponsive, but we're back in action.


News from Flight Recorder
9 December 2004

Barry Ketley of Flight Recorder tells us that Checkerboard Hunters: The Croatian Volunteers of 15./JG 52 on the Eastern Front has been unavoidably delayed until next summer.


Forthcoming from Kentucky
9 December 2004

Schrijvers, Peter. The Unknown Dead: Civilians in the Battle of the Bulge. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in April 2005

Generous jr, William Thomas. Sweet Pea at War: A History of USS Portland. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in June 2005

Norling, Bernard. The Intrepid Guerillas of North Luzon. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in June 2005


Self-Publisher
8 December 2004

We've added another self-publisher, Travis Monday, 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 Colorado
7 December 2004

Sanders, Charles J. Boys of Winter: Life and Death in the U.S. Ski Troops during the Second World War. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 2004


Forthcoming from St Martins
7 December 2004

Davis, Donald A. Lightning Strike: The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor. Forthcoming from St Martin's Press in March 2005


Now available from Aberjona
6 December 2004

Rikmenspoel, Marc J. Waffen-SS Encyclopedia. Bedford, PA: Aberjona Press, 2004


Forthcoming from Knopf
5 December 2004

Cohen, Roger. Soldiers of Another War: The Little-Known Story of 350 American POWs Used as Slave Labor by the Nazis. Forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf in April 2005


Now available from Arris
4 December 2004

Longden, Sean. To the Victor the Spoils: D-Day to VE Day, the Reality behind the Heroism. Gloucestershire, UK: Arris Books, 2004.


In memoriam
3 December 2004

Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, son-in-law of Queen Wilhelmina and a Free Dutch pilot during World War II, died on 1 December in the Netherlands at age 93.


Now available from Pen and Sword
3 December 2004

Hylton, Stuart. Battlefield Britain: Kent and Sussex 1940: Britain's Front Line. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2004


Now available from Nebraska
2 December 2004

Furey, Charles. Going Back: A Navy Airman in the Pacific War. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2004


Now available from Helion
1 December 2004

Jowett, Philip S. and John Berger. Rays of the Rising Sun, volume 1: Japan's Asian Allies: China and Manchukuo. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2004

 

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