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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:
Rohwer, Jurgen and G. Hummelchen. Chronology of the War at Sea, 1939-1945: The Naval History of World War Two. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1992
No WWII collection is complete without it: The single most important book about naval operations in the Second World War. Now available in a revised and expanded edition for 2005.
News from Military Press
They must be busy in Milton Keynes. The Military Press has released the first volume in the new British Army War Establishment Tables series as well as the first volume in the new British Army 1939-1945 series.
Now available from OUP
Story, Ronald. A Historical Atlas of World War Two: The Geography of Conflict. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005
Now available from Schocken
Shephard, Ben. After Daybreak: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, 1945. New York: Schocken Books, 2005
Masaaki Nagaiwho spent two years in a Japanese-American internment camp in Wyoming and later enlisted in the US Army where he served as a translator and intelligence analyst in the Pacificdied on 24 November in California at the age of 85.
Now available from Westholme
Dungan, T.D. V-2: A Combat History of the First Ballistic Missile. Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2005
Now available from Nebraska
Stabler, Hollis D. No One Ever Asked Me: The World War II Memoirs of an Omaha Indian Soldier. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2005
Ernest J. Moore, one of the "Ritchie Boys"German-born US citizens who were trained at Camp Ritchie in Maryland and served with the US Army in Europe performing intelligence work, psychological warfare, and POW interrogationsdied on 18 November in California at the age of 86.
Forthcoming from McFarland
Womack, Tom. The Dutch Naval Air Force against Japan: The Defense of the Netherlands East Indies, 1941-1942. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in December 2005
Now available from NIP
Horn, Steve. The Second Attack on Pearl Harbor: Operation K and Other Japanese Attempts to Bomb America in World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2005
Now available from McGraw-Hill
Craddock, John. First Shot: The Untold Story of the Japanese Minisubs That Attacked Pearl Harbor. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005
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 Fedorowicz
Vuksic, Velimir. SS Armor on the Eastern Front, 1943-1945. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2005
News from Aberjona
Having not heard from Aberjona in awhile, it was a pleasant surprise to learn they have five titles in various stages of production for publication in 2006, including new ones by Mark Reardon and Douglas Nash. Check our Aberjona page for details.
Now available from Kansas
DiNardo, Richard L. Germany and the Axis Powers: From Coalition to Collapse. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2005
Now available from Da Capo
Brooks, Victor. Hell Is upon Us: D-Day in the Pacific: Saipan to Guam, June-August 1944. New York: Da Capo Press, 2005
New to us
MLRS Books, formed in the UK in 2004, specialize in reproducing wartime military books, pamphlets, and manuals, and they seem to have a growing number of interesting reprints available.
Now available from Motoring & Leisure
Arnold, David (editor). Sixty Years On. Brighton: Motoring & Leisure Services Ltd, 2005
Now available from Potomac
Parshall, Jonathan and Anthony Tully. Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2005
This morning we updated our Recommended Reading page, which is always a great place to find tips on some of the best recently published books plus some interesting older titles.
Now available from Pen and Sword
Daglish, Ian. Over the Battlefield: Operation Goodwood. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2005
Thanks to Joe Straczek for reminding us that the entire series of Australian WWII history volumes has been digitized and made available online by the Australian War Memorial.
Now available from Western Australia
McDonald, Glenys. Seeking the Sydney: A Quest for Truth. Crawley, Western Aus: University of Western Australia Press, 2005
Fisher, David E. A Summer Bright and Terrible: Winston Churchill, Lord Dowding, Radar, and the Impossible Triumph of the Battle of Britain. Emeryville, CA: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2005
Now available from Overlook
Bercuson, David J. and Holger H. Herwig. One Christmas in Washington: Roosevelt and Churchill Forge the Grand Alliance. New York: The Overlook Press, 2005
The "Fall 2005 World War II" catalog from The Scholar's Bookshelf with its usual great assortment of WWII titles has been handed to us by our trusty mail carrier.
Now available from NAL
Tillman, Barrett. Clash of the Carriers: The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II. New York: New American Library, 2005
Forthcoming from Random House
Nadler, John. A Perfect Hell: The True Story of the Black Devils, the Forefathers of the Special Forces. Forthcoming from Random House in March 2006
Now available from Heimdal
Perrigault, Jean-Claude and Rolf Meister. Gotz von Berlichingen, volume 2: Lorraine Allemagne. Bayeux: Editions Heimdal, 2005
News from Kentucky
Leila Salisbury was kind enough to alert us to four books due during the spring and summer of 2006. Check our University of Kentucky page for details.
Now available from Kansas
Citino, Robert M. The German Way of War: From the Thirty Years War to the Third Reich. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2005
Next month, a centennial celebration?
Our friends at Jerboa-Redcap Books in New Jersey have mailed printed "Supplement #99" with six pages of new and used military, naval, and aviation titles for sale.
News from Red Kite
Simon Parry tells us Red Kite has three new titles due for release in the very near future. Check our Red Kite page for details.
Now available from Helion
Hinze, Rolf. To the Bitter End: The Final Battles of Army Groups North Ukraine, A, Centre, Eastern Front 1944-45. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2005
Dorney, Richard. An Active Service: The Story of a Soldier's Life in the Grenadier Guards and SAS, 1938-58. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2005
Holztraeger, Hans. In a Raging Inferno: Combat Units of the Hitler Youth, 1944-45. Solihull, England: Helion and Company, 2005
Now available from Casemate
Bessonov, Evgeni. Tank Rider: Into the Reich with the Red Army. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2005
News from Osprey
It's that time of the month when Osprey Publishing releases new WWII books and announces more upcoming titles. Check our Osprey page for all the latest details.
White, John F. U Boat Tankers, 1941-45: Submarine Suppliers to Atlantic Wolf Packs. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998.
Now available from Harper Collins
Turner, Barry. Countdown to Victory: The Final European Campaigns of World War II. New York: Harper Collins Perennial, 2004
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 11 November 1940, Fleet Air Arm Swordfish from the Royal Navy aircraft carrier Illustrious attacked the Italian fleet in Taranto harbor.
Now available from Random House
Reynolds, David. In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War. New York: Random House, 2005
Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
Bamford, Joe and Ron Collier. Eyes of the Night: The Air Defence of North-western England, 1940-1941. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in December 2005
Now available from S&H
Fisher, David E. A Summer Great and Terrible: Winston Churchill, Lord Dowding, Radar, and the Impossible Triumph of the Battle of Britain. Emeryville, CA: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2005
Now available from Zenith
Green, Michael and Gladys Green. Panzers at War. Osceola, WI: Zenith Press, 2005
Koschorrek, Gunter K. Blood Red Snow: The Memoirs of a German Soldier on the Eastern Front. Osceola, WI: Zenith Books, 2005
Tom Cadman sent us a copy of his recent "Catalogue #83" with nineteen pages of secondhand WWII titles for sale. Visit our T. Cadman WW2 Books page for more information.
News from Schiffer
We've updated our page for Schiffer Publishing with the latest information about their new and forthcoming military titles.
Author Gordon Craigwho also served in the US Marine Corps and the Office of Strategic Servicesdied on 30 October in California at the age of 91.
Now available from Mattioli 1885
Guglielmi, Daniele. Italian Armour in German Service, 1943-1945. Parma: Mattioli 1885, 2005
Now available from Crowood
Delve, Ken. The Military Airfields of Britain: Southern England: Kent, Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex. Marlborough, UK: Crowood Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Hyperion
Nagorski, Tom. Miracles on the Water: The Survivors of the Attack on the S. S. City of Benares. Forthcoming from Hyperion in March 2006
Now available from Yale
Kernan, Alvin. The Unknown Battle of Midway: The Wipeout of the American Torpedo Squadrons, June 4, 1942. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005
News from McFarland
Virginia Tomlinson sends word of several new books due from McFarland in the first half of 2006. Check our McFarland page for all the details.
Willingham, Matthew. Perilous Commitments: The Battle for Greece and Crete, 1940-1941. Staplehurst, UK: Spellmount Ltd, 2005
Forthcoming from Kentucky
Hofmann, George F. Through Mobility We Conquer: The Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in May 2006
As we like to do on occasion, we've updated our recommended reading page with some of our current favorites for your enjoyment and enlightenment.
Now available from FSG
Reese, Willy Peter. A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War: Russia, 1941-44. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005
Now available from Casemate
Adkins, Andrew Z. You Can't Get Much Closer than This: Combat with Company H, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2005
News from Military Press
Jonathan sends word of two new Military Press projects:
"[We are] doing the T/O & E of the British Expeditionary Force 10 May 1940. This it seems will be three volumes, with a possible fourth volume on the perational history of the Divisions themselves; this is complicated by the fact as much of the records were lost at the time of Dunkirk.
"[We are also] doing the T/O & E of the British Divisions in NW Europe 1944-5. That will include the specialist Brigades such as the lails, Armoured Engineers. ...thinking of seven volumes.
"Each book in both series will be about 150 pages. The first volumes of both might be out before Christmas."
Now available from PublicAffairs
Irwin, Will W. The Jedburghs: France, 1944, and the Secret Untold History of the First Special Forces. New York: PublicAffairs - Perseus, 2005
Forthcoming from R and L
Levy, James P. Appeasement and Rearmament: Britain, 1936-1939. Forthcoming from Rowman and Littlefield in March 2006
Now available from Potomac
Wordell, M.T. and E.N. Seilder edited by Peter Mersky. Wildcats over Casablanca: U.S. Navy Fighters in Operation Torch. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2005
Edward M. Digardia USN lieutenant who survived the sinking of USS Johnson during the Battle of Leyte Gulfdied on 22 October in California at the age of 86.
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