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Now available from IUP
Willmott, H.P. The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Last Fleet Action. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Greenwood
Watson, Bruce Allen. Atlantic Convoys and Nazi Raiders: The Deadly Voyage of the HMS Jervis Bay. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2005
Now available from Zenith
Littleton, Mark R. and Charles Wright. Doc: Heroic Stories of Medics, Corpsmen, and Surgeons in Combat. Osceola, WI: Zenith, 2005
Forthcoming from Da Capo
Brooks, Victor. Hell Is upon Us: D-Day in the Pacific: Saipan to Guam, June-August 1944. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in September 2005
Lorant, Jean-Yves and Richard Goyat. Jagdgeschwader 300: A Chronicle of a Fighter Geschwader in the Battle for Germany, volume 1: June 1943 - September 1944. Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions, Ltd, 2005
Forthcoming from McFarland
Bodson, Herman. Downed Allied Airmen and Evasion of Capture: The Role of Local Resistance Networks in World War II. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in November 2005
Now available from Wiley
Ralph, Wayne. Aces, Warriors, and Wingmen: The Firsthand Accounts of Canada's Fighter Pilots in the Second World War. Toronto: John Wiley & Sons, 2005
N & M Press
In the mail today: "The Booklist, Issue 94" from Naval & Military Press.
Check our recommended reading page for some fresh additions to our list of the most impressive books to arrive here recently.
Now available from UNTP
Nutter, Ralph H. With the Possum and the Eagle: The Memoir of a Navigator's War over Germany and Japan. Denton, TX: University of North Texas Press, 2005
Today the postman handed us "Supplement #96" from Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of new and used naval, military, and aviation titles for sale.
Now available from Da Capo
Annussek, Greg A. Hitler's Raid to Save Mussolini: The Most Infamous Commando Raid of World War II. New York: Da Capo Press, 2005
Now available from Ian Allan
Konstam, Angus. Spearhead 18: PT-Boat Squadrons: US Navy Torpedo Boats. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2005
Sharpe, Michael. Spearhead 17: 5th Gebirgsjager Division: Hitler's Mountain Warfare Specialists. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2005
Now available from H&C
Leonard, Herbert. Encyclopedia of Soviet Fighters, 1939-1951. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2005
Harris, Sir Arthur. Bomber Offensive. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1998
News from Potomac
We've updated our page for Potomac Books (formerly Brassey's US) with all their latest information. Thanks to Sam Dorrance for keeping us posted.
Forthcoming from IAP
O'Donoghue, David. Hitler's Irish Voices: The Story of Germany's Wartime Irish Service. Forthcoming from Irish Academic Press in October 2005
Now available from Grub Street
Shores, Christopher. Air War for Burma: The Allied Air Forces Fight Back in South-East Asia, 1942-1945. London: Grub Street, 2005
Forthcoming from NIP
Horn, Steve. The Second Attack on Pearl Harbor: Operation K and Other Japanese Attempts to Bomb America in World War II. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in November 2005
Now available from Eagle
Lorant, Jean-Yves and Richard Goyat. JG 300: A Chronicle of a Fighter Geschwader in the Battle for Germany, volume 1: June 1943 - September 1944. Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions, Ltd, 2005
Forthcoming from Lyons
Pearson, Judith L. Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy. Forthcoming from Lyons Press in October 2005
Now available from McFarland
Campbell, Richard H. The Silverplate Bombers: A History and Registry of the Enola Gay and Other B-29s Configured to Carry Atomic Bombs. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2005
Now available from Victory
Sarkar, Dilip. Johnnie Johnson: Spitfire Top Gun, part 2. Worcester, UK: Victory Books, 2005
We've added another self-publisher, Joe Windham, and his book to our Directory of Self-Publishers. If you've 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.
Zuehlke, Mark. Holding Juno: Canada's Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches: June 7-12, 1944. Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2005
Now available from Lyons
Samson, Jack. The Flying Tiger: The True Story of General Claire Chennault and the U.S. 14th Air Force in China. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2005
Forthcoming from S&H
Fisher, David E. A Summer Great and Terrible: Lord Dowding, Winston Churchill, and the Impossible Triumph of the Battle of Britain. Forthcoming from Shoemaker & Hoard in November 2005
USN Captain Roy "Butch" Voris, an American fighter ace of World War II who later organized the Blue Angels, died on 10 August in California at the age of 86.
News from Osprey
It's that time of the month when these good folks release new titles and announce more books for upcoming months, and you can see all the details on our newly updated page for Osprey.
Forthcoming from NAL
Tillman, Barrett. Clash of the Carriers: The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II. Forthcoming from New American Library in November 2005
Now available from Helion
Bevis, Mark. British and Commonwealth Armies, 1939-45: Supplement 1. Solihull, England: Helion & Company, 2005
Bevis, Mark. British and Commonwealth Armies, 1939-45: Supplement 2. Solihull, England: Helion & Company, 2005
Now available from Vanwell
Stachiw, A.L. Handley Page Halifax. St Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2005
Shores, Christopher and Chris Thomas. 2nd Tactical Air Force, volume two: Breakout to Bodenplatte, July 1944 to January 1945. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2005
Glines, Carroll V. Those Legendary Piper Cubs: Their Role in War and Peace. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2005
Thiele, Harold. Luftwaffe Aerial Torpedo Aircraft and Operations in World War Two. Crowborough, UK: Hikoki Publications, 2004
Walker, James. The Liberandos: A WWII History of the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group and Its Founding Units. Waco, TX: 376th Heavy Bombardment Group Veterans Assn, 1994
Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
Barker, Ralph. Men of the Bombers: Remarkable Incidents in World War II. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword in September 2005
Wragg, David. The Escort Carrier of the Second World War: Combustible, Vulnerable And Expendable. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword in September 2005
Now available from OUP
Dear, I.C.B. and M.R.D. Foot. The Oxford Companion to World War II. London: Oxford University Press, 2005
On our recommended reading page, freshly updated, you can always find our favorites among the many, many WWII titles that come to our attention.
Forthcoming from White Mane
Patten, Julian Fern. Another Side of World War II: A Coast Guard Lieutenant in the South Pacific. Forthcoming from White Mane Publishing Company, Inc in December 2005
Now available from Hellgate
Bracho, Mary. Squadron 13 and the Big Flying Boats. Central Point, OR: Hellgate Press, 2005
News from Mark Yerger
"My newest book is available from Bender: German Cross in Gold Holders of the SS and Police, volume 2."
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 3 August 1940, General Nasi's Italian forces invaded British Somaliland.
Admiral Norvell G. "Bub" Wardskipper of USS Guardfish and one of the top-scoring commanders of the World War II submarine campaign against Japanese shipping (officially credited with sinking 9 vessels totaling 39,302 tons)died on 19 July in Florida at the age of 92.
Now available from Classic
Price, Alfred. Luftwaffe Colours: Kampfflieger, Volume Three Bombers of the Luftwaffe, January 1942 - September 1943. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2005
The printed "Bargain Books" catalog dated 15 July 2005 arrived here today from Edward R. Hamilton, Bookseller.
We recently learned that the terrific unit history of the the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group, The Liberandos by John W. Walker, has been reprinted in a limited edition and is now available via Richard Miller of the 376th Veterans Association.
Now available from Viking
Smith, Colin. Singapore Burning: Heroism and Surrender in World War II. New York: Viking, 2005
Now available from Tempus
Farrell, Brian P. The Defence and Fall of Singapore, 1940-42. Stroud, UK: Tempus Publishing, 2005
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