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Forthcoming from CUP
31 January 2005

Weinberg, Gerhard. Eight Visions of Victory: The World after World War II. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in April 2005

Now available from NIP
31 January 2005

Borch, Fred and Martinez, Daniel. Kimmel, Short, and Pearl Harbor: The Final Report Revealed. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2005

Book review
30 January 2005

Hays, J.J. United States Army Ground Forces TOE, World War II, vol 4: The Cavalry Division, 1940-1945, part 1. Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2004

Hays, J.J. United States Army Ground Forces TOE, World War II, vol 4: The Cavalry Division, 1940-1945, part 2. Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2004

Hays, J.J. United States Army Ground Forces TOE, World War II, vol 4: The Cavalry Division, 1940-1945, part 3. Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2004

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News from Canada
29 January 2005

Here's the latest information on upcoming titles from Fedorowicz: "Siege by Pat McTaggart and Panzerkrieg by Franz Kurowski will be heading to the printer any day now so we will be shipping in February! April should see the release of a reprint of our extraordinarily popular English edition of Michael Wittmann and the Tiger Commanders of the LAH and a photo album that will absolutely knock your socks off, further details of which we are keeping under our hats for the time being!"

Forthcoming from Alabama
28 January 2005

Williamson, John A. Antisubmarine Warrior in the Pacific: Six Subs Sunk in Twelve Days. Forthcoming from University of Alabama Press in March 2005

Forthcoming from Mellen
28 January 2005

Segal, Deann Bice. German POWs in South Carolina. Forthcoming from The Edwin Mellen Press in February 2005

News from Osprey
27 January 2005

They publish 'em faster than we can read 'em! But check our Osprey page for the latest information about all their new and upcoming books.

Now available from Bright Sky
26 January 2005

Hodgson, Marion Stegeman. Winning My Wings: A Woman Airforce Service Pilot in World War II. Albany, TX: Bright Sky Press, 2005

Forthcoming from Longman
26 January 2005

Cardoza, Anthony˛L. and Peter˛Stearns. Benito Mussolini: The First Fascist. Forthcoming from Longman in February 2005

Forthcoming from U of Pittsburgh
25 January 2005

Simmons, Cynthia and Nina Perlina. Writing the Siege of Leningrad: Women's Diaries, Memoirs, and Documentary Prose. Forthcoming from University of Pittsburgh in February 2005

25 January 2005

In our mailbox today: Printed Supplement #89 from Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of new and used naval, aviation, and military books for sale.

In memoriam
24 January 2005

Shigeya Kihara—an American of Japanese ancestry who worked in the US Army's secret program teaching the Japanese language to American soldiers who served as interpreters and interrogators in the Pacific—died in California on 16 January at the age of 90. He was featured in Yankee Samurai by Joseph Harrington.

News from Stackpole
24 January 2005

Check our webpage for Stackpole Books to see all the WWII-related titles they plan to publish between now and June. Quite a lot of interesting items.

Now available from Casemate
24 January 2005

Yeide, Harry. The Tank Killers: A History of America's World War II Tank Destroyer Force. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2004

Book review
23 January 2005

Carey, Alan C. Galloping Ghosts of the Brazilian Coast: United States Naval Air Operations in the South Atlantic during World War II. New York: iUniverse, 2004

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News from John Lundstrom
22 January 2005

Author John Lundstrom sends this word: "The Naval Institute Press has accepted Black Shoe Carrier Admiral: Frank Jack Fletcher and the Pacific Fleet 1941-42 for publication. The book will probably appear in Spring 2006."

In memoriam
22 January 2005

Jan Nowak-Jezioranski—who fought in the 1939 defense of Poland, later participated in the Warsaw uprising of 1944, and served as a courier between Poland and the Polish government-in-exile in London—died on 20 January in Warsaw at the age of 91. He was the author of Courier from Warsaw about his wartime exploits and also featured in Norman Davies' recent Rising '44.

Forthcoming from Texas
21 January 2005

Rivas-Rodriguez, Maggie. Mexican Americans and World War II. Forthcoming from University of Texas Press in March 2005

Now available from Enigma
21 January 2005

Garibaldi, Luciano. Mussolini: The Secrets of His Death. New York: Enigma Books, 2005

In memoriam
21 January 2005

Salve H. Matheson, who served in the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the US 101st Airborne Division (featured in Band of Brothers) and eventually rose to the rank of major general, died in Carmel, CA at the age of 84 on 8 January.

Forthcoming from Santa Monica
20 January 2005

Hoppes, Jonna Doolittle. Calculated Risk: The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle. Forthcoming from Santa Monica Press in March 2005

Forthcoming from Bantam Books
20 January 2005

Hornfischer, James D. Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors. Forthcoming from Bantam Books in March 2005

Now available from Abrams
19 January 2005

Bopp, Petra and Thomas Eller (editor). Shadows of War: A German Soldier's Lost Photographs of World War II. New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc, 2005

Forthcoming from Lyons
19 January 2005

Hearn, Chester. Sorties into Hell: The Hidden War on Chichi Jima. Forthcoming from Lyons Press in April 2005

Now available from Greenwood
19 January 2005

Lindberg, Michael and Daniel Todd. Anglo-American Shipbuilding in World War II: A Geographical Perspective. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2004

Forthcoming from Harvard
18 January 2005

Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi. Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press in May 2005

Now available from D-Day
18 January 2005

Trez, Michel de. Doc McIlvoy and His Parachuting Medics. Wezembeek-Oppem: D-Day Publishing, 2004

Trez, Michel de. Col. Ben Vandervoort: 2nd Battalion, 505th PIR, 82nd Airborne Division. Wezembeek-Oppem: D-Day Publishing, 2004

18 January 2005

From Edward R. Hamilton, Bookseller today arrived the printed "Bargain Books" catalog for 24 December with a variety of WWII titles.

Forthcoming from St Martin's
18 January 2005

McManus, John C. . The Americans at D-Day: The American Experience at the Normandy Invasion. Forthcoming from St Martin's Press in April 2005

17 January 2005

The printed "Winter 2005 Military History" catalog from Scholar's Bookshelf is now available.

Forthcoming from M-Q
17 January 2005

Christensen, Erleen J. In War and Famine: Missionaries in China's Honan Province in the 1940s. Forthcoming from McGill-Queens University in February 2005

Igersheimer, Walter W. Blatant Injustice: The Story of a Jewish Refugee from Nazi Germany Imprisoned in Britain and Canada during World War II. Forthcoming from McGill-Queens University in June 2005

Book reviews
16 January 2005

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

Manrho, John and Ron Putz. Bodenplatte: The Luftwaffe's Last Hope: The Attack on Allied Airfields, New Year's Day 1945. Crowborough, UK: Hikoki Publications, 2004

Nauroth, Holger. Jagdgeschwader 2 Richthofen: A Photographic History. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2004

Maslov, Mikhail. Tupolev SB Soviet High Speed Bomber. Columbia, IA: Icarus Aviation Press, 2004

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Now available from Irish Academic Press
15 January 2005

Grob-Fitzgibbon, Benjamin. The Irish Experience during the Second World War. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2004

News from OUP
14 January 2005

Oxford University Press has announced that the next volume in the major Germany and the Second World War series—volume 7, The Strategic Air War in Europe and the War in the West and East Asia, 1943-1944/5—will be available in September 2005.

Forthcoming from Minnesota
14 January 2005

Saylor, Thomas. Remembering the Good War: Minnesota's Greatest Generation. Forthcoming from Minnesota Historical Society in April 2005

Now available from NIP
14 January 2005

Anderson, Charles R. Day of Lightning, Years of Scorn: Walter C. Short and the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2005

Forthcoming from Algonquin
14 January 2005

Hamann, Jack. On American Soil: How Justice Became a Casualty of World War II. Forthcoming from Algonquin Books in April 2005

Now available from Praeger
13 January 2005

Beede, Benjamin R. Index to Contemporary Military Articles of the World War II Era, 1939-1949. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005

13 January 2005

Printed Catalog 197 arrived here today by post from Antheil International Booksellers of New York with forty-eight pages of new and secondhand naval, aviation, and military books for sale.

Forthcoming from CUP
13 January 2005

Weinberg, Gerhard. The World at Arms: A Global History of World War II. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in April 2005

Forthcoming from Ian Allan
13 January 2005

Forty, George. Channel Islands at War: A German Perspective. Forthcoming from Ian Allan Publishing in April 2005

Now available from Schiffer
12 January 2005

Myhra, David. Messerschmitt Me 262: Variations, Proposed Versions, and Project Designs Series, volume 3: Me 262 A Series Versions A-1a Jabo through A5a. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2004

Forthcoming from Routledge
12 January 2005

West, Nigel. Guy Liddell Diaries: MI5's Director of Counter-Espionage in World War II. Forthcoming from Routledge (formerly Frank Cass) in April 2005

Now available from White Mane
12 January 2005

Phend, Julie M. and Stanley E. Edwards, Jr. D-Day and Beyond: A True Story of Escape and POW Survival. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Company, Inc, 2004

Now available from Helion
11 January 2005

Doorman, P. L. G. Military Operations of the Dutch Army, 10th-17th May 1940. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2005

Forthcoming from Yale
11 January 2005

Murphy, David. What Stalin Knew: The Enigma of Barbarossa. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in May 2005

Now available from Savas Beatie
11 January 2005

Goebeler, Hans with John Vanzo. Steel Boat, Iron Hearts: A U-Boat Crewman's Life aboard U-505. New York: Savas Beatie, 2005

Now available from Stackpole
10 January 2005

Seidler, Franz W. and Dieter Zeigert. Hitler's Secret Headquarters: The Fuhrer's Wartime Bases from the Invasion of France to the Berlin Bunker. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2004

Now available from RZM
10 January 2005

Spezzano, Remy. Waffen-SS Kursk 1943, volume 5. Southbury, CT: RZM Imports, 2004

Editor's Choice awards
9 January 2005

Stone & Stone Second World War Books annually selects new releases for the Editor's Choice awards, aka the "Stonies," as the best books of the year. Here are the winners of the Stonies for 2004.

News from Crecy
8 January 2005

Thanks to Gill at Crecy for news about two upcoming books: The Bristol Blenheim: A Complete History by Graham Warner and The Tiger Moth Story by Alan Bramsom.

Now available from Lyons
7 January 2005

Lehmann, Armin with Tim Carroll. In Hitler's Bunker: A Boy Soldier's Eyewitness Account of the Fuhrer's Last Days. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2005

Forthcoming from Berg
7 January 2005

Diamond, Hanna and Simon Kitson (editors). Vichy, Resistance, Liberation: New Perspectives on Wartime France. Forthcoming from Berg in February 2005

Now available from McFarland
6 January 2005

Sandberg, Walt. The Battle of Iwo Jima: A Resource Bibliography and Documentary Anthology. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2004

6 January 2005

In the mail today came printed catalog #78 from T. Cadman WW2 Books with nineteen pages of secondhand titles for sale.

Now available from H&C
5 January 2005

Breffort, Dominique and Andre Jouineau. French Aircraft from 1939-1942, volume 1: Amiot to Curtiss. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2004

News from Neil Barber
4 January 2005

Author Neil Barber sends word of his latest project: "Currently, I'm finishing the compilation and editing of a biography on a member of No 3 Commando, Stan Scott, who is one of the most extraordinary characters that I've ever met. Hopefully, it will be in a form to submit to a publisher early next year."

Forthcoming from Holt
4 January 2005

Luzzatto, Sergio. The Body of Il Duce: Mussolini's Corpse and the Fortunes of Italy. Forthcoming from Henry Holt and Company in May 2005

Now available from CUP
4 January 2005

Reynolds, E. Bruce. Thailand's Secret War: OSS, SOE and the Free Thai Underground during World War II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005

4 January 2005

Printed "Supplement #88" just arrived by mail from Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of new and used military, naval, and aviation titles for sale.

3 January 2005

We've added another self-publisher, Don Ward, 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.

Forthcoming from R and L
3 January 2005

Doenecke, Justus D. Debating Franklin D. Roosevelt's Foreign Policies, 1933-1945. Forthcoming from Rowman and Littlefield in April 2005

Now available from Spellmount
3 January 2005

Cabell, Craig and Graham A. Thomas. Operation Big Ben: The Anti-V2 Spitfire Missions, 1944-45. Staplehurst, UK: Spellmount Ltd, 2004

Book review
2 January 2005

Latimer, Jon. Burma: The Forgotten War. London: John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2004

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Book statistics for 2004
1 January 2005

In lieu of our annual Top Ten voting, this year we present a compilation of statistics from our website showing the most popular books, authors, publishers, and subjects for the year 2004.


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