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Editor's Pick
30 November 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:

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
30 November 2005

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
30 November 2005

Story, Ronald. A Historical Atlas of World War Two: The Geography of Conflict. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005


Now available from Schocken
30 November 2005

Shephard, Ben. After Daybreak: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, 1945. New York: Schocken Books, 2005


In memoriam
30 November 2005

Masaaki Nagai—who 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 Pacific—died on 24 November in California at the age of 85.


Now available from Westholme
29 November 2005

Dungan, T.D. V-2: A Combat History of the First Ballistic Missile. Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2005


Now available from Nebraska
29 November 2005

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


In memoriam
29 November 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 interrogations—died on 18 November in California at the age of 86.


Forthcoming from McFarland
28 November 2005

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
28 November 2005

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
28 November 2005

Craddock, John. First Shot: The Untold Story of the Japanese Minisubs That Attacked Pearl Harbor. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005


Book review
27 November 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

Read our review


Now available from Fedorowicz
26 November 2005

Vuksic, Velimir. SS Armor on the Eastern Front, 1943-1945. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2005


News from Aberjona
25 November 2005

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
25 November 2005

DiNardo, Richard L. Germany and the Axis Powers: From Coalition to Collapse. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2005


Now available from Da Capo
25 November 2005

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
24 November 2005

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
24 November 2005

Arnold, David (editor). Sixty Years On. Brighton: Motoring & Leisure Services Ltd, 2005


Now available from Potomac
23 November 2005

Parshall, Jonathan and Anthony Tully. Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2005


Recommended
22 November 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
22 November 2005

Daglish, Ian. Over the Battlefield: Operation Goodwood. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2005


AWM
22 November 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
21 November 2005

McDonald, Glenys. Seeking the Sydney: A Quest for Truth. Crawley, Western Aus: University of Western Australia Press, 2005


Book review
20 November 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

Read our review


Now available from Overlook
19 November 2005

Bercuson, David J. and Holger H. Herwig. One Christmas in Washington: Roosevelt and Churchill Forge the Grand Alliance. New York: The Overlook Press, 2005


SB
19 November 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
18 November 2005

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
18 November 2005

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
18 November 2005

Perrigault, Jean-Claude and Rolf Meister. Gotz von Berlichingen, volume 2: Lorraine Allemagne. Bayeux: Editions Heimdal, 2005


News from Kentucky
17 November 2005

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
16 November 2005

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?
16 November 2005

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
15 November 2005

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
15 November 2005

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
15 November 2005

Bessonov, Evgeni. Tank Rider: Into the Reich with the Red Army. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2005


News from Osprey
14 November 2005

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.


Book review
13 November 2005

White, John F. U Boat Tankers, 1941-45: Submarine Suppliers to Atlantic Wolf Packs. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998.

Read our review


Now available from Harper Collins
12 November 2005

Turner, Barry. Countdown to Victory: The Final European Campaigns of World War II. New York: Harper Collins Perennial, 2004


This day in history
11 November 2005

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
11 November 2005

Reynolds, David. In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War. New York: Random House, 2005


Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
11 November 2005

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
10 November 2005

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
10 November 2005

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


Cadman
10 November 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
9 November 2005

We've updated our page for Schiffer Publishing with the latest information about their new and forthcoming military titles.


In memoriam
9 November 2005

Author Gordon Craig—who also served in the US Marine Corps and the Office of Strategic Services—died on 30 October in California at the age of 91.


Now available from Mattioli 1885
9 November 2005

Guglielmi, Daniele. Italian Armour in German Service, 1943-1945. Parma: Mattioli 1885, 2005


Now available from Crowood
9 November 2005

Delve, Ken. The Military Airfields of Britain: Southern England: Kent, Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex. Marlborough, UK: Crowood Press, 2005


Forthcoming from Hyperion
8 November 2005

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
8 November 2005

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
7 November 2005

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.


Book review
6 November 2005

Willingham, Matthew. Perilous Commitments: The Battle for Greece and Crete, 1940-1941. Staplehurst, UK: Spellmount Ltd, 2005

Read our review


Forthcoming from Kentucky
5 November 2005

Hofmann, George F. Through Mobility We Conquer: The Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in May 2006


Recommended
4 November 2005

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
4 November 2005

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
4 November 2005

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
3 November 2005

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
2 November 2005

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
2 November 2005

Levy, James P. Appeasement and Rearmament: Britain, 1936-1939. Forthcoming from Rowman and Littlefield in March 2006


Now available from Potomac
1 November 2005

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


In memoriam
1 November 2005

Edward M. Digardi—a USN lieutenant who survived the sinking of USS Johnson during the Battle of Leyte Gulf—died on 22 October in California at the age of 86.

 

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