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Now available from UNC
Kochavi, Arieh J. Confronting Captivity: Britain and the United States and Their POWs in Nazi Germany. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Amber
Rosado, Jorge and Chris Bishop. The Essential Tank Identification Guide: Wehrmacht Panzer Divisions 1939-45. Forthcoming from Amber Books in July 2005
We've updated our Recommended Reading page with a couple of new books we think deserve some extra attention from anyone interested in World War II.
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 28 May 1940, Allied forces drove General Dietl's German troops out of Narvik while at the same time the Allied evacuation from Dunkirk commenced.
Now available from Yale
Murphy, David E. What Stalin Knew: The Enigma of Barbarossa. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005
"Catalog 198" has arrived in the mail from Antheil Booksellers of New York containing forty-eight pages packed with new and used naval, maritime, military, and aviation books for sale.
Now available from Praeger
Baumslag, Naomi. Murderous Medicine: Nazi Doctors, Human Experimentation, and Typhus. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2005
Now available from Potomac
Stone, David. War Summits: The Meetings that Shaped World War II and the Postwar World. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2005
Forthcoming from Berg
Ericsson, Kjersti and Eva Simonsen (editors). Children of World War II: The Hidden Enemy Legacy. Forthcoming from Berg in August 2005
Now available from Classic
Shores, Christopher and Chris Thomas. 2nd Tactical Air Force, volume 2. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2005
Smith, J. Richard and Eddie J. Creek. Luftwaffe Colours: Kampfflieger, Volume Four: Bombers of the Luftwaffe, Summer 1943 - June 1945. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2005
Now available from Ian Allan
Forty, George. Channel Islands at War: A German Perspective. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2005
Tabb, Peter. A Peculiar Occupation. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2005
Now available from Amber
Bishop, Chris. SS: Hitler's Foreign Divisions: Foreign Volunteers in the Waffen SS 1940-1945. London: Amber Books, 2005
The mail from New Jersey brings printed "Supplement #93" from Jerboa-Redcap Books with a familiar assortment of new and used military, naval, and aviation titles for sale.
Now available from UPK
Glantz, David. Companion to Colossus Reborn: Key Documents and Statistics. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2005
Breffort, Dominique and Andre Jouineau. French Aircraft from 1939-1942, volume 1: Amiot to Curtiss. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2004
Mackay, Ron. Britain's Fleet Air Arm in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2005
Bowman, Martin and Tom Cushing. Confounding the Reich: The RAF's Secret War of Electronic Countermeasures in WWII: The Story of 100 (Special Duties) Group RAF Bomber Command 1943-1945. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2004
Carter, Ian. Coastal Command, 1939-45: Photographs from the Imperial War Museum. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2004
Now available from Sutton
Henderson, Johnny with Jamie Douglas-Home. Watching Monty. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2005
Forthcoming from Routledge
Snape, Michael. God and the British Soldier: Religion and the British Army in the First and Second World Wars. Forthcoming from Routledge in August 2005
Now available from LSU
Martin, Benjamin F. France in 1938. Baton Rouge, LA: LSU Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Vintage
Hastings, Max. Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945. Forthcoming from Vintage Books in October 200
Now available from Motorbooks
Nordyke, Phil. All American, All the Way: The Combat History of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 2005
As we do from time to time, we've updated our Recommended Reading page to list our latest personal favorites that you might find of interest....
Now available from Enigma
Burgwyn, H. James. Empire on the Adriatic: Mussolini's Conquest of Yugoslavia 1941-1943. New York: Enigma Books, 2005
News from Osprey
It's that time of the month when Osprey releases a flock of new WWII titles and adds more to the production schedule. For all the details, check our Osprey page.
Now available from Robin Brass
Reid, Brian A. No Holding Back: Operation Totalize, Normandy, August 1944. Toronto: Robin Brass Studio, 2005
N & M Press
Printed "Booklist 91" has arrived here by mail from Naval & Military Press in East Sussex with many pages of new military books for sale, including plenty of WWII titles.
Now available from Classic
Price, Alfred. Battle over the Reich: The Strategic Bomber Offensive over Germany, volume one: 1939-1943. Hinckley, UK: Classic Publications, 2005
Now available from Belknap/Harvard
Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi. Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2005
Scarfe, Norman. Assault Division: A History of the Third Division from the Invasion of Normandy to the Surrender of Germany. Staplehurst, UK: Spellmount, Ltd, 2004
Forthcoming from Tempus
Farrell, Brian P. The Defence and Fall of Singapore, 1941-42. Forthcoming from Tempus Publishing in August 2005
From the Scholar's Bookshelf the mailman brings us the "Spring 2005 Military History" catalog with a ton of terrific WWII-related titles.
Forthcoming from Schocken
Shephard, Ben. After Daybreak: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, 1945. Forthcoming from Schocken Books in October 2005
Now available from Viking
Glusman, John. Conduct Under Fire: Four American Doctors and Their Fight for Life as Prisoners of the Japanese, 1941-1945. New York: Viking, 2005
Forthcoming from Lyons Press
Puleo, Stephen. Due to Enemy Action: The True World War II Story of the USS Eagle-56. Forthcoming from Lyons Press in June 2005
Now available from Nebraska
Duffy, James P. Hitler's Secret Pirate Fleet: The Deadliest Ships of World War II. Lincoln, NE: Bison Books / University of Nebraska Press, 2005
News from Schiffer Military History Books
The fine folks in Atglen send word of five newly available books, details of which can be found on our webpage for Schiffer.
Now available from McFarland
Sullivan, John J. Overlord's Eagles: Operations of the U.S. Army Air Forces in the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2005
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 10 May 1940, German forces launched the invasion of France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxemburg.
Now available from Kansas
Westermann, Edward B. Hitler's Police Battalions: Enforcing Racial War in the East. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2005
Now available from Potomac
Goldstein, Donald M. and Katherine V. Dillon. The Pacific War Papers: Japanese Documents of World War II. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2005
Shores, Christopher and Chris Thomas. 2nd Tactical Air Force, volume one: Spartan to Normandy, June 1943 to June 1944. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2004
Now available from Hellgate
Donaldson, Jeff. Men of Honor: American GIs in the Jewish Holocaust. Central Point, OR: Hellgate Press, 2005
Now available from CUP
Weinberg, Gerhard. Eight Visions of Victory: The World after World War II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Motorbooks
Ruiz, Kenneth C. with John R. Bruning jr. The Luck of the Draw: The Memoir of a World War II Submariner. Forthcoming from Motorbooks in June 2005
Now available from Harvard
Wong, K. Scott. Americans First: Chinese Americans and the Second World War. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005
Now available from D & M
Zuehlke, Mark. Holding Juno: Canada's Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches: June 7-12, 1944. Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2005
News from Grub Street
Thanks to Louise at Grub Street for all the latest information about their new and forthcoming titles, including six recent releases. Check our Grub Street page for details.
Now available from Texas
Obermayer, Herman J. Soldiering for Freedom: A GI's Account of World War II. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Stackpole
Heaton, Colin. Prince of Aces: The Story of the Tsar's Nephew and World War II's Youngest Fighter Ace. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in August 2005
Now available from Grove Atlantic
Groom, Winston. 1942: The Year That Tried Men's Souls. New York: Grove Atlantic, 2005
Now available from Houghton Mifflin
Pleshakov, Constantine. Stalin's Folly: The Tragic First Ten Days of WWII on the Eastern Front. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005
Forthcoming from Crecy
Howe, Stuart. De Havilland Mosquito: An Illustrated History, volume 1. Forthcoming from Crecy Publishing Ltd in October 2005
Thirsk, Ian. De Havilland Mosquito: An Illustrated History, volume 2. Forthcoming from Crecy Publishing Ltd in October 2005
The mail brought us printed "Catalog #80" from T. Cadman WW2 Books with nineteen pages of secondhand WWII titles for sale.
Now available from Classic
Bergstrom, Christer and Martin Pegg. Luftwaffe Colours: Jagdwaffe, Volume Five, Section 2 War in the East, 1944-1945. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2005
Now available from H & C
Fortin, Ludovic. British Tanks in Normandy. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2005
We've added another self-publisher, Clyde Holloway, 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.
Doorman, P.L.G. Military Operations of the Dutch Army, 10th-17th May 1940. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2005
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