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Forthcoming from Allen & Unwin
Brune, Peter. A Bastard of a Place: The Australians in Papua. Forthcoming from Allen & Unwin in May 2005
Now available from Grove Atlantic
Delattre, Lucas. A Spy at the Heart of the Third Reich: The Extraordinary Life of Fritz Kolbe, America's Most Important Spy in World War II. New York: Grove Atlantic Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Arcade
Junge, Gertraud and Melissa Muller (editor). Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary. Forthcoming from Arcade Publishing in May 2005
Johnson, Carl. Little Hell: The Story of the 2/22nd Battalion and Lark Force. Blackburn, Victoria: History House - Jenkin Australia Pty Ltd, 2004
Forthcoming from Knopf
Bird, Kai and Martin J. Sherwin. American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf in April 2005
Forthcoming from OUP
Pais, Abraham. Shatterer of Worlds: A Life of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in April 2005
Now available from Kansas
Glantz, David. Colossus Reborn: The Red Army at War, 1941-1943. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2005
Forthcoming from Calgary
Granatstein, J. The Generals: The Canadian Army's Senior Commanders in the Second World War. Forthcoming from University of Calgary in March 2005
Forthcoming from Greenwood
Richardson, K.D. Reflections of Pearl Harbor: An Oral History of December 7, 1941. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in March 2005
Now available from CUP
Chickering, Roger, Stig Forster, and Bernd Greiner (editors). A World at Total War: Global Conflict and the Politics of Destruction, 1937-1945. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Castle
Breuer, William B. Undercover Tales of World War II. Forthcoming from Castle Books in March 2005
Breuer, William B. Secret Weapons of World War II. Forthcoming from Castle Books in March 2005
News from NIP
MacArthur's Eagles: The U.S. Air War over New Guinea, 1943-1944 by Lex McAulay is now available, and Naval Institute Press has also added several new and reprint WWII titles to its production schedule. Check our NIP page for details.
We've added another self-publisher, Vasilis Lavrakas, 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 Yale
Ungvary, Krisztian. Siege of Budapest: One Hundred Days in World War II. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005
Now available from Texas
Stein, Allan T. Into the Wild Blue Yonder: My Life in the Air Force. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2005
Printed Supplement #90 arrived today from Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of new and used naval, aviation, and military books for sale.
News from Kansas
Susan Schott at University Press of Kansas sends word of upcoming books by Roger Reese, Richard DiNardo, and Robert Citino. Check our UPK page for full details about these and all the other WWII-related titles available from Kansas.
Jowett, Philip S. Rays of the Rising Sun: Armed Forces of Japan's Asian Allies, 1931-45, volume 1: China and Manchukuo. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2004
As always, our online War Diary automatically opens a new 65th anniversary page every day so you can keep up with the accelerating pace of action as the conflict spreads to almost every corner of the globe.
Forthcoming from ATB
Le Tissier, Tony. The Third Reich Then and Now. Forthcoming from After the Battle in March 2005
Now available from Texas
Mitchell, William P. From the Pilot Factory, 1942. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2005
Don't forget to check our Recommended Reading page, newly updated, for our suggestions about books worthy of your attention.
Forthcoming from Westview
Whitlock, Flint. Given up for Dead: American GI's in the Nazi Concentration Camp at Berga. Forthcoming from Westview Press in March 2005
Forthcoming from HarperCollins
Dole, Bob. One Soldier's Story: A Memoir. Forthcoming from HarperCollins Publishers, Inc in April 2005
Now available from Kansas
Glantz, Mary E. FDR and the Soviet Union: The President's Battles over Foreign Policy. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2005
Now available from Midland
Erfurth, Helmut. Junkers Ju 87. Hinckley, UK: Midland Publishing Limited, 2004
Forthcoming from Harvard
Wong, K. Scott. Americans First: Chinese Americans and the Second World War. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press in May 2005
Now available from Canada
Christensen, Erleen J. In War and Famine: Missionaries in China's Honan Province in the 1940s. Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2005
Now available from Classic
Forsyth, Robert and Eddie J. Creek. Luftwaffe Colours: Jagdwaffe, Volume Five, Section 1: Defending the Reich. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2004
Paterson, Lawrence. Hitler's Grey Wolves: U-Boats in the Indian Ocean. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2004
News from Sutton
Now available from Pen and Sword
Korzh, Victor. Red Star under the Baltic: A Firsthand Account of Life on Board a Soviet Submarine in World War Two. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2005
Now available from Oregon
French, Chauncey del. Waging War on the Home Front: An Illustrated Memoir of World War II. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Greenwood
Baumslag, Naomi. Murderous Medicine: Nazi Doctors, Human Experimentation, and Typhus. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in May 2005
News from Military Press
Jonathan reports that Lee Sharp's The French Army, 1939-1940, volume 4 is now at the printer and should be shipping soon. Also, more of the Leo Niehorster series coming soon as well as further progress with the Jack Hays series. Check our Military Press page for details.
Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
Musgrove, Frank. Dresden and the Heavy Bombers: An RAF Navigator's Perspective. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in March 2005
Forthcoming from Potomac
Cressman, Robert. USS Ranger: The Navy's First Flattop from Keel to Mast, 1934-46. Forthcoming from Potomac Books in March 2005
News from Robert Watkins
Robert Watkins, author of Battle Colors: Insignia and Aircraft Markings of the Eighth Air Force in World War II, volume 1: VIII Bomber Command, reports that volume 2: VIII Fignter Command is scheduled for publication in later summer of this year.
Forthcoming from Grub Street
Booker, Michael. Collecting Colditz and Its Secrets: A Unique Pictorial Record of Life behind the Walls. Forthcoming from Grub Street in April 2005
The 21 January 2005 edition of the printed "Bargain Books" catalog from Edward R. Hamilton has arrived by mail.
Max Schmelingworld heavyweight boxing champion and German paratrooper who was wounded on Cretedied on 2 February at home near Hamburg at the age of 99.
Now available from Heimdal
Perrigault, Jean-Claude and Rolf Meister. Gotz von Berlichingen, volume 1. Bayeux: Editions Heimdal, 2004
Today's mail brought us the printed "Winter 2005" catalog from The Scholar's Bookshelf with some interesting WWII titles at reduced prices.
News from Lawrence Paterson
The author sends word about his next book: "German Small Battle Units (provisional title) from Greenhill Books will detail the activities of the German Kriegsmarine's Kleinkampfverbaende, the midget service. As well it will also cover explosive motor boats and frogmen operations in Normandy, the Adriatic and Russian front."
Forthcoming from Indiana
Willmott, H.P. The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Last Fleet Action. Forthcoming from Indiana University Press in May 2005
Now available from Greenwood
Feuer, A.B. Packs On: Memoirs of the 10th Mountain Division. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2004
Forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin
Pleshakov, Constantine. Stalin's Folly: The First Ten Days of World War Two on the Eastern Front. Forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin in May 2005
Now available from Palgrave
Barber, John (editor). Life and Death in Besieged Leningrad, 1941-44. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2005
Now available from Stackpole
Ziegler, Mano. Hitler's Jet Plane: The Me 262 Story. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2004
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