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Now available from Praeger
Sears, David. The Last Epic Naval Battle: Voices from Leyte Gulf. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2005
Forthcoming from Zenith
Hammel, Eric. Pacific Warriors: The U.S. Marines in World War II: A Pictorial Tribute. Forthcoming from Zenith Press in September 2005
Now available from Casemate
Altner, Helmut. Berlin Dance of Death. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2005
Forthcoming from Sutton
Wragg, David. Royal Navy Handbook 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Sutton Publishing Ltd in August 2005
News from Nebraska
The University of Nebraska Press has announced upcoming books by Hollis Stabler and Livia Rothkirchen, due in November and January respectively. Check our UNB page for details.
Forthcoming from Chatham
Rooney, David. Stilwell the Patriot: Vinegar Joe, the Brits and Chiang Kai-Shek. Forthcoming from Chatham Publishing in July 2005
Now available from Berg
Liempt, Ad van. Hitler's Bounty Hunters: The Betrayal of the Jews. Oxford: Berg, 2005
In the mail...
...today we discovered printed "Supplement #94" from Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of new and used books for sale.
We've added another self-publisher, J. Frank Durham, 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.
News from Dilip Sarkar
Author and publisher Dilip Sarkar sends word of his new endeavor:
"In 2002 for personal reasons I closed down Ramrod Publications, which my wife, Anita, and I founded in 1992, but life just wasn't as fulfilling thereafter. Last March, therefore, I left the British police service, after 22 years, to do what I really wanted to do full time: research, write, and publish. Victory Books is my new publishing operation, which I am running with my cousin, the talented graphic designer Christopher Gale. At long last I have written Johnnie Johnson: Spitfire Top Gun, Part Two, covering the D-Day period and Battle for Normandy, and this will be available mid-August - early September. We are also concurrently re-printing part one in softback, and these titles will be the first of many from Victory Books...."
Hayward, Joel S. A. Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1998
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 25 June 1940, the Franco-German armistice and Franco-Italian armistice ended the fighting in France.
Now available from Berghahn
Munholland, Kim. Rock of Contention: Free French and Americans at War in New Caledonia, 1940-1945. New York: Berghahn Books, 2005
We've added another self-publisher, William W. Mottley, 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 Casemate
Westwood, David. The U-Boat War: The German Submarine Service and the Battle of the Atlantic, 1935-1945. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2005
N & M Press
In addition to publishing their own books, the folks at Naval & Military Press in East Sussex also sell a plethora of titles from other publishers, and complete information about all those items can be found in their latest printed catalog, "Issue 92," which arrived here by mail today.
Now available from Sutton
Ford, Ken. Mailed Fist: 6th Armoured Division at War, 1940-1945. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2005
Porter, Ivor. Michael of Romania: The King and the Country. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2005
Forthcoming from D&M
Zuehlke, Mark. The Gothic Line: Canada's Climactic World War II Triumph in Italy. Forthcoming from Douglas & McIntyre in September 2005
News from Spellmount
Forthcoming from Conway
David, Saul. Mutiny at Salerno: An Injustice Exposed. Forthcoming from Conway Maritime Press in September 2005
Now available from FSG
Porch, Douglas. The Path to Victory: The Mediterranean Theater in World War II. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005
Forthcoming from Perennial
Turner, Barry. Countdown to Victory: The Final European Campaigns of World War II. Forthcoming from Perennial in November 2005
Now available from McFarland
Pinkus, Oscar. The War Aims and Strategies of Adolf Hitler. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2005
Forthcoming from Free Press
Kaplan, Alice. The Interpreter. Forthcoming from The Free Press in September 2005
Now available from Pen and Sword
Brew, Alec. Aircraft Down: Forced Landings, Crash Landings, and Rescues. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2005
Cooksey, John. Operation Chariot: The Raid on St Nazaire. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2005
Reid, Brian A. No Holding Back: Operation Totalize, Normandy, August 1944. Toronto: Robin Brass Studio, 2005
Forthcoming from Fedorowicz
Restayn, Jean and Nicole Moller. Operation Citadel, a Text and Photo Album, Volume 2: The North. Forthcoming from J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc in December 2005
The "Summer 2005 History" catalog arrived here today from The Scholar's Bookshelf with a few pages of WWII titles for sale.
Captain Slade Cutterhighly decorated USN officer who sank nineteen Japanese ships and four trawlers while commanding the submarine Seahorsedied in Annapolis, MD on 9 June at the age of 93.
Now available from W and N
Wilson, Kevin. Bomber Boys: The RAF Offensive of 1943. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2005
Now available from P and S
Birch, Gavin. Images of War: Sherman Tank: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2005
Now available from Cassell
Keegan, John (ed). Churchill's Generals. London: Cassell, 2005
Forthcoming from Random House
Reynolds, David. In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War. Forthcoming from Random House in November 2005
Now available from Lyons
Puleo, Stephen. Due to Enemy Action: The True World War II Story of the USS Eagle-56. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Fordham
Goodman, Grant K. America's Japan: The First Year, 1945-1946. Forthcoming from Fordham University Press in September 2005
Now available from Schiffer
Glines, Carroll V. The Legendary Piper Cubs: Their Role in War and Peace. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2005
Now available from Random House
MacArthur, Brian. Surviving the Sword: Prisoners of the Japanese in the Far East, 1942-45. New York: Random House, 2005
News from Osprey
A month without news from Osprey is like returning empty-handed from a visit to your favorite secondhand bookstore. It just ain't gonna happen. For all the details about their newly released titles and fresh additions to their publishing schedule, check our Osprey page.
Now available from Allen & Unwin
Brune, Peter. A Bastard of a Place: The Australians in Papua. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2005
We've added another self-publisher, Gerald A. White, 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 Fedorowicz
Agte, Patrick. Michael Wittmann and the Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte. Winnipeg: J.J. Fedorowicz, 2005
Now available from UNM
Schmid, Walter. A German POW in New Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, 2005
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 10 June 1940, Mussolini declared war and Italian forces began attacking across the French border.
Forthcoming from PublicAffairs
Irwin, Will W. The Jedburghs: France, 1944, and the Secret Untold Story of the First Special Forces. Forthcoming from PublicAffairs - Perseus in September 2005
Forthcoming from Texas
Nutter, Ralph H. With the Possum and the Eagle: The Memoir of a Navigator's War over Germany and Japan. Forthcoming from University of North Texas Press in August 2005
Hunnicutt, Gayle. Dearest Virginia: Love Letters from a Cavalry Officer in the South Pacific. Forthcoming from Texas Christian University Press in August 2005
Now available from Canada
Igersheimer, Walter W. and Ian Darragh. Blatant Injustice: The Story of a Jewish Refugee from Nazi Germany Imprisoned in Britain and Canada during World War II. Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2005
Bryce, Robert B. and Matthew J. Bellamy. Canada and the Cost of World War II: The International Operations of Canada's Department of Finance, 1939-1947. Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2005
Forthcoming from Potomac
Parshall, Jonathan and Anthony Tully. Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway. Forthcoming from Potomac Books in December 2005
News from NIP
Naval Institute Press has announced release of three new titles:
Kloman, Erasmus H. Assignment Algiers: With the OSS in the Mediterranean Theater
Greenwood, John T. and F. Clifton Berry Jr. Medics at War: Military Medicine from Colonial Times to the 21st Century
Wise Jr, James E. U-505: The Lone Wolf of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry
In the mail today: The "Bargain Books" catalog for 6 May 2005 from Edward R. Hamilton, Bookseller with, among its many pages, an assortment of WWII titles at discounted prices.
We are informed by Luke at Grub Street that one of the most eagerly awaited books of the yearAir War for Burma: The Allied Air Forces Fight Back in South-East Asia, 1942-1945 by Chris Shoreshas been delayed until mid-August.
Now available from Kentucky
Norling, Bernard. The Intrepid Guerillas of North Luzon. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2005
Now available from Lyons
Bradham, Randolph. Hitler's U-Boat Fortresses. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2005
Andrews, Terry. U-Boat Archive Series, volume 7: Report on U-570 - HMS Graph. Milton Keynes, UK: The Military Press, 2005
We've added another self-publisher, Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson, and her 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 Kansas
Grunden, Walter E. Secret Weapons and World War II: Japan in the Shadow of Big Science. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2005
Forthcoming from Kentucky
Higham, Robin and Stephen J. Harris (editors). Why Air Forces Fail: The Anatomy of Defeat. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in January 2006
We've added another self-publisher, Chris Schaefer, 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 Sutton
Brown, Mike. Evacuees: Evacuation in Wartime Britain, 1939-1945. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2005
News from Schiffer
Schiffer has announced a trove of new books due for publication in August, September, and October, and we've updated our page for Schiffer accordingly.
Now available from Zenith
Ruiz, Kenneth C. with John R. Bruning jr. The Luck of the Draw: The Memoir of a World War II Submariner. Osceola, WI: Zenith Press, 2005
Now available from Simon & Schuster
Sloan, Bill. Brotherhood of Heroes: The Marines at Peleliu, 1944: The Bloodiest Battle of the Pacific War. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005
Now available from UPK
Rossino, Alexander B. Hitler Strikes Poland: Blitzkrieg, Ideology, and Atrocity. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2005
Herbert Sasakia veteran of the US 442nd Regimental Combat Teamdied on 13 May in Texas at age 84.
Now available from H & C
Lagarde, Jean de. German Soldiers of World War Two. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2005
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