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Forthcoming from Canada
Vuksic, Velimir. SS Armor on the Eastern Front, 1943-1945. Forthcoming from J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc in November 2005
Now available from McFarland
Bodson, Herman. Downed Allied Airmen and Evasion of Capture: The Role of Local Resistance Networks in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2005
Military History Bookshop
Catalogue "PM" for summer 2005 arrived here by mail from the kind folks at the Military History Bookshop at Folkestone in Kent. It contains seventy-six pages of listings of military books for sale covering a wide spectrum of eras, with a large selection of WWII-related titles.
Now available from Seabird
Braun, Harold. Braun's Battlin' Bastards: The Bushmasters of Company B, 1st Battalion, 158th R.C.T.. Melbourne, FL: Seabird Publishing, 2005
News from Military Press
"Good afternoon. We have just finished printing Leo Niehorster's The United States Army Order of Battle: 7 December 1941, volume 1. This volume is the Army O/B. The next volume, on US Army Air Force December 1941, is here waiting to be printed.
"From Jack Hays, Volume 7: Chemical Warfare Service has also been printed.
"We should have out this autumn two volumes covering "Operation Deadlight." This was the final capture and later destruction of the U-boats at the end of WWII."
Now available from Schiffer
Lambert, John W. The Great Pacific Air Offensive of World War II, volume 1: Return to the Philippines. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2005
Lambert, John W. The Great Pacific Air Offensive of World War II, volume 2: Severing the Empire's Lifeline, 1945. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2005
As we like to do on occasion, we've updated our recommended reading page with some fresh choices for your enjoyment and enlightenment.
Forthcoming from Penguin
Haufler, Hervie. The Spies Who Never Were: The True Story of the Nazi Spies Who Were Actually Allied Double Agents. Forthcoming from Penguin Group USA in January 2006
We've added another self-publisher, Neil Rees, 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.
Balkoski, Joseph. Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airborne Operations on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2005
Now available from Leo Cooper
Edwards, Bernard. Death in the Doldrums: U-Cruisers Off West Africa. Barnsley, UK: Leo Cooper / Pen and Sword Books, 2005
In the mail today: Supplement #97 from Jerboa-Redcap Books with new and used naval, aviation, and military titles for sale.
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 23 September 1940, Anglo-Free French forces began operations against Vichy French forces at the port of Dakar.
Forthcoming from PublicAffairs
Eberle, Hendrik et al. The Hitler Book. Forthcoming from PublicAffairs - Perseus in October 2005
Forthcoming from Hawaii
Yamashita, Samuel Hideo. Leaves from an Autumn of Emergencies: Selections from the Wartime Diaries of Ordinary Japanese. Forthcoming from University of Hawaii Press in November 2005
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 22 September 1940, the Japanese 5th Infantry Division began attacking from China into Vichy French Indochina at Lang Son.
We've added another self-publisher, John F. Dobbertin, Jr., 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.
News from Potomac
Sam Dorrancethanks, Samsends word about the latest releases from Potomac Books (formery Brassey's US) and additions to their schedule. Check our Potomac page for details.
Now available from Spellmount
Lindsay, Oliver. The Battle for Hong Kong 1941-1945: Hostage to Fortune. Staplehurst, UK: Spellmount Ltd, 2005
Forthcoming from NIP
Vego, Milan N. The Battle for Leyte 1944: Allied and Japanese Plans, Preparations, and Execution. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in December 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:
Orpen, Neil. South African Forces World War II: East African and Abyssinian Campaigns. Cape Town: Purnell, 1968
In a conflict far removed from industrialized mass armies engaged in a war to the death in Europe, Orpen meticulously describes in considerable detail low-intensity battles and marches more closely resembling a Victorian colonial campaign of the 19th Century.
Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthalwho dedicated his post-war life to bringing Nazi criminals to justicedied in Austria on 20 September at the age of 96.
Forthcoming from Greenwood
Kaufmann, J. E., H. W. Kaufmann, and TomaszŠIdzikowski. Fortress France: The Maginot Line and French Defenses in World War II. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in December 2005
Now available from UNC
Lower, Wendy. Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2005
Goda, Norman J. W. Tomorrow the World: Hitler, Northwest Africa, and the Path toward America. College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press, 1998
Robert Purdya B-24 pilot with the 15th Air Force who was shot down over Italy on his seventeenth mission and served eighteen months as a prisoner of wardied in California on 11 September at the age of 85.
Now available from Sutton
Wragg, David. Royal Navy Handbook 1939-1945. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2005
Printed "Catalog 199" from Antheil International Booksellers of North Bellmore, New York arrived here by mail with 48 pages packed with new and secondhand naval, military, and aviation books for sale.
News from Kansas
Thanks to Susan Schott of University Press of Kansas for alerting us that the following titles are now available: Red Commanders by Roger Reese and the reprint of Zhukov's Greatest Defeat by David Glantz.
It seems like yesterday....
We opened this site on 15 September 1995, so today marks our tenth anniversary on the Web providing daily doses of news and information about WWII-related books. We offer thanks to all the authors, publishers, editors, booksellers, and visitors who have helped us with these pages over the years, and we look forward to many more years as the Web's best portal for books about the Second World War.
Now available from Alabama
Wright, Derrick. To the Far Side of Hell: The Battle for Peleliu, 1944. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Yale
Butler, Susan. My Dear Mr. Stalin: The Complete Correspondence of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph V. Stalin. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in January 2006
Now available from R and L
Doenecke, Justus D. Debating Franklin D. Roosevelt's Foreign Policies, 1933-1945. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 13 September 1940, the Italian 10th Army crossed the border from Libya and advanced into Egypt.
News from Osprey
The industrious folks at Osprey Publishing have released three new WWII-related titles this month and they've announced four more due for publication in November and December. Check our Osprey page for all the details.
Forthcoming from IUP
McFarland, Keith D. and David L. Roll. Louis Johnson and the Arming of America: The Roosevelt and Truman Years. Forthcoming from Indiana University Press in October 2005
The mailman was kind enough to deliver our copy of the "Military History" catalog for Fall 2005 from The Scholar's Bookshelf, well worth a look.
Now available from HarperCollins
Steinbacher, Sybille. Auschwitz: A History. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc, 2005
Urwin, Gregory J. W. Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1997
News from Eagle
Forthcoming from Carroll and Graf
Robinson, Derek. Invasion 1940: Did the Battle of Britain Alone Stop Hitler?. Forthcoming from Carroll and Graf in October 2005
Now available from W&N
Bassett, Richard. Hitler's Spy Chief: The Wilhelm Canaris Mystery. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2005
Forthcoming from Hawaii
Kushner, Barak. The Thought War: Japanese Imperial Propaganda. Forthcoming from University of Hawaii Press in December 2005
News from David Glantz
Colonel Glantz sends news about his self-published titles:
"I have added six new atlases of the Soviet-German War (1941-1945) [to my catalogue]. These new atlases cover virtually all operations during 1941 which I have not covered in my previous atlases."
Now available from Yale
Dallas, Gregor. 1945: The War that Never Ended. New Haven, Ct: Yale University Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Overlook
Bercuson, David J. and Holger H. Herwig. One Christmas in Washington: Roosevelt and Churchill Forge the Grand Alliance. Forthcoming from The Overlook Press in October 2005
Now available from Crowood
Delve, Ken. The Military Airfields of Britain: East Anglia: Norfolk and Suffolk. Marlborough, UK: Crowood Press, 2005
Antonio Garciaparatrooper of the US 101st Airborne Division who was portayed by actor Douglas Spain in the television version of Band of Brothersdied on 18 August in California at the age of 80.
Robert DickeyUSMC fighter pilot with VMF-221 who helped defend Midway Island, was wounded in action while attacking Japanese four-engine flying boats at French Frigate Shoals on 10 March 1942, and awarded the Distinguished Flying Crossdied in California on 12 August at the age of 98.
Printed catalog #82 is now in the mail from T. Cadman WW2 Books of Carmichael, CA.
Shores, Christopher. Air War for Burma: The Allied Air Forces Fight Back in South-East Asia, 1942-1945. London: Grub Street, 2005
Forthcoming from Greenwood
Schmitt, Deborah Ann. Bechuanaland Pioneers and Gunners. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in December 2005
Forthcoming from HarperCollins
Hunt, Irmgard A. On Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood. Forthcoming from HarperCollins Publishers, Inc in January 2006
Now available from Zenith
Hammel, Eric. Pacific Warriors: The U.S. Marines in World War II: A Pictorial Tribute. Osceola, WI: Zenith Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Lyons
Redmann, Kerry. Unfinished Journey: A World War II Remembrance. Forthcoming from Lyons Press in November 2005
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