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Now available from Penguin
31 December 2005

Evans, Richard J. The Third Reich in Power. New York: Penguin Group, 2005


Now available from Simon & Schuster
31 December 2005

Gilbert, Martin. Churchill and America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005


Forthcoming from Zenith
31 December 2005

Blackburn, Tom with Eric Hammel. The Jolly Rogers: The Story of Tom Blackburn and Navy Fighting Squadron VF-17. Forthcoming from Zenith Press in February 2006


In memoriam
30 December 2005

John L. Magee—a scientist who as part of the Manhattan Project helped develop the atomic bomb but opposed its use against Japan—died on 16 December in California at the age of 91.


Forthcoming from Indiana
30 December 2005

Shively, John C. The Last Lieutenant: A Foxhole View of the Epic Battle for Iwo Jima. Forthcoming from Indiana University Press in April 2006


Now available from Da Capo
29 December 2005

Newton, Steven H. Hitler's Commander: Field Marshal Walter Model, Hitler's Favorite General. New York: Da Capo Press, 2005


Forthcoming from Sutton
28 December 2005

Murphy, Sean. Letting the Side Down. Forthcoming from Sutton Publishing Ltd in January 2006

Glanfield, John. Bravest of the Brave. Forthcoming from Sutton Publishing Ltd in January 2006


Book reviews
27 December 2005

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

Spezzano, Remy. Waffen-SS Kursk 1943 Waffen-SS Kursk 1943, volume 6. Southbury, CT: RZM Imports, 2005

Smith, J. Richard and Eddie J. Creek. Luftwaffe Colours: Jagdwaffe, Volume Five, Section 4: Jet Fighters and Rocket Interceptors, 1944-1945. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2005

Green, Michael and Gladys Green. Panzers at War. Osceola, WI: Zenith Press, 2005

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Forthcoming from HarperCollins
26 December 2005

Walker, Stephen. Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima. Forthcoming from HarperCollins Publishers, Inc in May 2006


Now available from Lyons
24 December 2005

Redmann, Kerry. Unfinished Journey: A World War II Remembrance. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2005


In memoriam
23 December 2005

Heinrich Gross—a Nazi doctor repeatedly arrested and charged but never convicted of murdering children as part of Hitler's racial purification program—died on 15 December in Austria at the age of 90.


Forthcoming from Overlook
22 December 2005

Harvey, Robert. American Shogun: A Tale of Two Cultures. Forthcoming from The Overlook Press in March 2006


News from Down Under
21 December 2005

Roger Perry, president of 1/19 RNSWR Association Inc (incorporating 2/19 Battalion A.I.F Association), reports the group is publishing a third edition of The Grim Glory: The Official History of 2/19 Battalion AIF in March.

"It will be published in both soft cover and hard cover versions. It has been edited and reset from the earlier first and second editions and has corrections, mainly to names, ranks and numbers and captions on photos. Some 'cosmetic' changes have been made but there are no alterations of substance to the text."


Now available from Presidio
21 December 2005

Astor, Gerald. Semper Fi in the Sky: The Marine Air Battles of World War II. New York: Presidio Press, 2005


Forthcoming from Spellmount
21 December 2005

Doherty, Richard. None Bolder: The History of the 51st (Highland) Division in the Second World War. Forthcoming from Spellmount Ltd in April 2006

Trigg, Jonathan. Hitler's Gauls: The History of the 33rd Division Charlemagne. Forthcoming from Spellmount Ltd in June 2006


Forthcoming from Metropolitan
20 December 2005

Merridale, Catherine. Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Metropolitan Books in January 2006


Now available from VJV
20 December 2005

Vollert, Jochen. KV-1 Soviet Heavy Tank of WWII, volume 1: Early Variants. Erlangen: Verlag Jochen Vollert, 2005

Vollert, Jochen. KV-1 Soviet Heavy Tank of WWII, volume 2: Late Variants. Erlangen: Verlag Jochen Vollert, 2005


Forthcoming from Bantam
19 December 2005

Moorhouse, Roger. Killing Hitler: The Plots, the Assassins, and the Dictator Who Cheated Death. Forthcoming from Bantam Books in March 2006


Now available from Red Kite
19 December 2005

Foreman, John. RAF Fighter Command Victory Claims of World War II, part two: January 1941 - June 1943. Walton on Thames, UK: Red Kite, 2005


Forthcoming from Sutton
17 December 2005

Jacobsen, Alf R. X-Craft versus Tirpitz: The Mystery of the Missing X5. Forthcoming from Sutton Publishing Ltd in January 2006


Military History Bookshop
17 December 2005

In the age of the Internet, it remains a pleasure to receive printed catalogs from booksellers, and today a worthwhile one arrived from The Military History Bookshop in England with around seventy pages of new and secondhand titles, including a good lot of WWII volumes.


News from Ian Allan
16 December 2005

It looks like a strong lineup for releases in the first half of 2006, so we've updated our Ian Allan page with all their upcoming books.


Now available from Greenhill
16 December 2005

Emelianenko, Vasily B. Red Star against the Swastika: The Story of a Soviet Pilot over the Eastern Front. London: Greenhill Books, 2005


Forthcoming from Heimdal
15 December 2005

Trang, Charles. Totenkopf. Forthcoming from Editions Heimdal in May 2006


Forthcoming from Greenwood
15 December 2005

Dunn jr, Walter S. Stalin's Keys to Victory: Rebirth of the Red Army. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in May 2006


News from Grub Street
14 December 2005

We've updated our webpage for Grub Street with all the latest additions to their publishing schedule.


Jerboa
14 December 2005

In a era when military booksellers come and go so fast it's difficult to keep track, Jerboa-Redcap Books remains one of the old reliables, with printed Supplement #100 arriving today containing a good selection of naval, military, and aviation titles for sale.


Forthcoming from Stackpole
13 December 2005

Stanton, Shelby. World War II Order of Battle: An Encyclopedic Reference to U.S. Army Ground Forces from Battalion through Division, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in April 2006


In memoriam
12 December 2005

Admiral Frederick L. Ashworth—who served as the weapon officer aboard the B-29 "Bockscar" on the atomic bombing mission to Nagasaki in 1945—died on 3 December in Arizona at the age of 93.


News from Osprey
12 December 2005

Like clockwork, the gang at Osprey Publishing has released several new WWII titles and announced more for February and March.


Book review
11 December 2005

Kiesling, Eugenia C. Arming Against Hitler: France and the Limits of Military Planning. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1996

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Now available from Stackpole
10 December 2005

Schneider, Wolfgang. Panzer Tactics: German Small-Unit Armor Tactics in World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2005


This day in history
9 December 2005

Sixty-five years ago today, on 9 December 1940, General O'Connor's Western Desert Force launched the Operation Compass offensive against General Gariboldi's Italian 10th Army in Egypt.


Now available from Vanwell
9 December 2005

Bashow, David. No Prouder Place: Canadians and the Bomber Command Experience, 1939-1945. St Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2005


Forthcoming from Tempus
9 December 2005

Buckingham, William F. Paras: The Birth of British Airborne Forces from Churchill's Raiders to 1st Parachute Brigade. Forthcoming from Tempus Publishing in April 2006


Suggestions
8 December 2005

We've updated our Recommended Reading page with our latest suggestions about all the books—new and old—we're especially impressed with right now.


Now available from White Mane
8 December 2005

Patten, Julian Fern. Another Side of World War II: A Coast Guard Lieutenant in the South Pacific. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Company, Inc, 2005


Now available from Greenwood
7 December 2005

Kaufmann, J. E., H. W. Kaufmann, and Tomasz¾Idzikowski. Fortress France: The Maginot Line and French Defenses in World War II. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2005


Now available from Tiger Lily
7 December 2005

The first three volumes in the Armies of the Bear series by Michael Avanzini and Craig Crofoot are now available from Tiger Lily.


News from Birlinn
6 December 2005

Birlinn Limited, located in Edinburgh and specializing in books about Scotland, has recently released softcover editions of several WWII-related titles, details of which can be found on our Birlinn page.


Now available from PublicAffairs
5 December 2005

Eberle, Hendrik et al. The Hitler Book: The Secret Dossier Prepared for Stalin from the Interrogation of Hitler's Aides. New York: PublicAffairs - Perseus, 2005


Forthcoming from Penguin
5 December 2005

Billings, Richard N. Battleground Atlantic: How the Sinking of a Single Japanese Submarine Assured the Outcome of World War II. Forthcoming from Penguin Group in April 2006


Hamilton
5 December 2005

The latest printed "Bargain Books" catalog from Edward R. Hamilton is a special "All History" edition.


Book review
4 December 2005

Niehorster, Leo. Order of Battle, 7 December 1941: US Army, vol 1: Corps Areas, Continental Commands, and Overseas Commands. Milton Keynes, UK: The Military Press, 2005

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Forthcoming from Amber
3 December 2005

Bishop, Chris. Luftwaffe Squadrons, 1939-45. Forthcoming from Amber Books in February 2006


Now available from Hawaii
3 December 2005

Kushner, Barak. The Thought War: Japanese Imperial Propaganda. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2005


In memoriam
3 December 2005

Pierre Seel—a Frenchman from Alsace-Lorraine who was arrested and tortured in a concentration camp, then drafted into the German Army, and later wrote I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual about his WWII experiences—died in France on 25 November at the age of 82.


News from Casemate
2 December 2005

David Farnsworth sends word of another batch of upcoming titles, more information about which can be discovered on our webpage for Casemate.


NMP
2 December 2005

A fine printed catalog, "Issue 96," has arrived from Naval & Military Press of East Sussex with a goodly selection of WWII titles, some published by NMP and some published by others.


Now available from Sutton
1 December 2005

Lumsden, Robin. Himmler's Black Order, 1923-45. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2005


Forthcoming from OUP
1 December 2005

Bradley, Philip. On Shaggy Ridge: The Australian Seventh Division in the Ramu Valley: From Kaiapit to the Finisterres. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in January 2006

 

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