|News archive for March 2005|
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Forthcoming from Akron
Arn, Edward C. Arn's War: Memoirs of a World War II Infantryman, 1940-1946. Forthcoming from University of Akron Press in July 2005
Forthcoming from Battery
United States War Department. Handbook on the British Army, 1943. Forthcoming from Battery Press in April 2005
New subject category
While we were entering Battery's forthcoming British Army handbook (above) into our online database, we also created a new subject category and filled it with a couple dozen titles: Armed forces handbooks.
News from Osprey
Check our webpage for Osprey, freshly updated, to see all their latest releases and the newest additions to their schedule.
Now available from Mellen
Segal, Deann Bice. German POWs in South Carolina. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2005
Printed "Supplement #91" arrived in the mail today from Jerboa-Redcap Books withas usualsix pages of new and used naval, aviation, and military books for sale.
We've been busy...
...reorganizing and expanding our online book database, now featuring more than 4200 fully cross-referenced subject areas and definitely worth a look for anyone seeking books about a specific topic. You can also visit our page listing all the newest subjects which have been added to the database.
Now available from Santa Monica
Hoppes, Jonna Doolittle. Calculated Risk: The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle. Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Viking
Glusman, John. Conduct Under Fire: Four American Doctors and Their Fight for Life as Prisoners of the Japanese, 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Viking in May 2005
Now available from Weidenfeld
Royle, Trevor. Patton: Old Blood and Guts. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2005
Now available from Longman
Cardoza, Anthony L. and Peter Stearns. Benito Mussolini: The First Fascist. New York: Longman, 2005
Forthcoming from Lyons
Wright, James C. The Flying Circus: Pacific War 1943 as Seen through a Bombsight. Forthcoming from Lyons Press in July 2005
Now available from Enigma
Lang, Jochen von. Top Nazi: Karl Wolff, the Man between Hitler and Himmler. New York: Enigma Books, 2005
Lisa Fittkoactive in the anti-Nazi Resistance in the early 1930s, briefly held in a camp following the defeat of France in 1940, and known for subsequently leading political refugees over the Pyrenees into Spaindied in Chicago on 12 March at the age of 95.
Now available from Fordham
Schoenberner, Gerhard. The Yellow Star: The Persecution of the Jews in Europe, 1933-1945. New York: Fordham University Press, 2005
Grob-Fitzgibbon, Benjamin. The Irish Experience during the Second World War. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2004
Now available from Fedorowicz
Kurowski, Franz. Panzerkrieg: An Overview of German Armored Operations in World War 2. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2005
McTaggart, Patrick. Siege! Six Epic Sieges of World War II on the Eastern Front. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2005
American diplomat George Kennanwho served in the US embassy in Berlin and was interned when Germany declared war on the United States, subsequently served in Moscow from 1944 through 1946, and later became US ambassador theredied at home in Princeton, NJ on 17 March at the age of 101.
Now available from Military Press
Sharp, Lee. The French Army, 1939-1940, volume 4: Artillery. Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Enigma
Burgwyn, H. James. Empire on the Adriatic: Mussolini's Conquest of Yugoslavia 1941-1943. Forthcoming from Enigma Books in May 2005
In the mail, part one...
...the "World War II Winter 2005" catalog from Scholars Bookshelf with seventy pages of WWII books (plus a few videos and DVDs) for sale.
In the mail, part two...
...the "Bargain Books" catalog for 25 February 2005 from Edward R. Hamilton, Bookseller with the usual assortment of WWII books for sale.
Now available from Indiana
Smith, Bruce C. The War Comes to Plum Street. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Sutton
Croall, Jonathan. Don't You Know There's a War On? Voices from the Home Front. Forthcoming from Sutton Publishing Ltd in April 2005
Now available from North Carolina
Walker, J. Samuel. Prompt and Utter Destruction: Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs against Japan. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2005
We have belatedly learned that Sunflower University Press went out of business as of the beginning of the year.
We've added another self-publisher, Michael McCoy, 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.
Gaujac, Paul. Dragoon: The Other Invasion of France, August 15, 1944. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2004
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 12 March 1940, Soviet and Finnish delegates signed a treaty in Moscow to end the Winter War of 1939-1940, but the Soviet 7th Army continued to attack in the Viipuri sector.
Now available from Pittsburgh
Simmons, Cynthia and Nina Perlina. Writing the Siege of Leningrad: Women's Diaries, Memoirs, and Documentary Prose. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 2005
Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan
Painter Jr, Borden W. Mussolini's Rome: Rebuilding the Eternal City. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in July 2005
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:
Hamdi, Walid M.S. Rashid Ali al-Gailani: The Nationalist Movement in Iraq 1939-1941: A Political and Military Study of the British Campaign in Iraq and the National Revolution of May 1941. London: Darf Publishers, 1987
Although Rashid Ali receives first billing in the title, this book is really about diplomatic maneuvering and military operations as seen through British, German, and Iraqi eyes. Hamdi utilizes sources in Arabic as well as British and German archives, enabling him to compose the best picture we've seen of the Iraqi side of the equation, especially the organization and operations of Baghdad's armed forces. Quite a little gem.
News from Schiffer
Having not heard much from Atglen, Pennsylvania lately, it was nice to discover that new titles by Peitz, Ringlstetter, Kaltenegger, and Mackay have been recently released. Check our Schiffer page for details.
Forthcoming from Ian Allan
Sharpe, Michael. Spearhead 17: 5th Gebirgsjager Division. Forthcoming from Ian Allan Publishing in April 2005
Now available from ATB
Le Tissier, Tony. Then and Now The Third Reich Then and Now. London: After the Battle, 2005
Forthcoming from Greenwood
Sears, David. The Last Epic Naval Battle: Voices from Leyte Gulf. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in June 2005
Now available from Oxford
Weyr, Thomas. The Setting of the Pearl: Vienna under Hitler. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005
Printed paper arrived in the mail today in the form of very nice Catalog #79 from T. Cadman WW2 Books with nineteen pages of secondhand titles for sale.
Forthcoming from FSG
Porch, Douglas. The Path to Victory: The Mediterranean Theater in World War II. Forthcoming from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in June 2005
Forthcoming from Lyons
Bradham, Randolph. Hitler's U-Boat Fortresses. Forthcoming from Lyons Press in June 2005
Yeide, Harry. The Tank Killers: A History of America's World War II Tank Destroyer Force. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2004
Now available from Pen and Sword
Bowman, Martin and Tom Cushing. Confounding the Reich: The RAF's Secret War of Electronic Countermeasures in WWII. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2004
News from Italy
Author Ferdinando D'Amico tells us that his latest book, Camouflage and Markings of the Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana 1944-45, co-written with Gabriele Valentini, has been published by Classic Publications.
Forthcoming from Da Capo
Newton, Steven H. Hitler's Commander: Field Marshal Walter Model, Hitler's Favorite General. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in June 2005
Now available from St Martin's
Davis, Donald A. Lightning Strike: The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor. New York: St Martin's Press, 2005
Forthcoming from North Carolina
Kochavi, Arieh J. Confronting Captivity: Britain and the United States and Their POWs in Nazi Germany. Forthcoming from University of North Carolina Press in June 2005
Now available from Palgrave Macmillan
Weindling, PaulēJulian. Nazi Medicine and the Nuremberg Trials: From Medical War Crimes to Informed Consent. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2005
Thanks to recently receiving some excellent new books, we've been busy updating our Recommended Reading page with top choices for students of the Second World War.
News from Osprey
New releases? Yep. New additions to the schedule? You betcha. And we have it all covered on our webpage for Osprey.
Now available from Harvard
Bayly, Christopher and Tim Harper. Forgotten Armies: The Fall of British Asia, 1941-1945. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster
Sloan, Bill. Brotherhood of Heroes: The Marines at Peleliu, 1944: The Bloodiest Battle of the Pacific War. Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in May 2005
Now available from Alabama
Williamson, John A. Antisubmarine Warrior in the Pacific: Six Subs Sunk in Twelve Days. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2005
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