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Now available from Penguin
Evans, Richard J. The Third Reich in Power. New York: Penguin Group, 2005
Now available from Simon & Schuster
Gilbert, Martin. Churchill and America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005
Forthcoming from Zenith
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
John L. Mageea scientist who as part of the Manhattan Project helped develop the atomic bomb but opposed its use against Japandied on 16 December in California at the age of 91.
Forthcoming from Indiana
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
Newton, Steven H. Hitler's Commander: Field Marshal Walter Model, Hitler's Favorite General. New York: Da Capo Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Sutton
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
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
Forthcoming from HarperCollins
Walker, Stephen. Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima. Forthcoming from HarperCollins Publishers, Inc in May 2006
Now available from Lyons
Redmann, Kerry. Unfinished Journey: A World War II Remembrance. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2005
Heinrich Grossa Nazi doctor repeatedly arrested and charged but never convicted of murdering children as part of Hitler's racial purification programdied on 15 December in Austria at the age of 90.
Forthcoming from Overlook
Harvey, Robert. American Shogun: A Tale of Two Cultures. Forthcoming from The Overlook Press in March 2006
News from Down Under
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
Astor, Gerald. Semper Fi in the Sky: The Marine Air Battles of World War II. New York: Presidio Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Spellmount
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
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
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
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
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
Jacobsen, Alf R. X-Craft versus Tirpitz: The Mystery of the Missing X5. Forthcoming from Sutton Publishing Ltd in January 2006
Military History Bookshop
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
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
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
Trang, Charles. Totenkopf. Forthcoming from Editions Heimdal in May 2006
Forthcoming from Greenwood
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
We've updated our webpage for Grub Street with all the latest additions to their publishing schedule.
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
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
Admiral Frederick L. Ashworthwho served as the weapon officer aboard the B-29 "Bockscar" on the atomic bombing mission to Nagasaki in 1945died on 3 December in Arizona at the age of 93.
News from Osprey
Like clockwork, the gang at Osprey Publishing has released several new WWII titles and announced more for February and March.
Kiesling, Eugenia C. Arming Against Hitler: France and the Limits of Military Planning. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1996
Now available from Stackpole
Schneider, Wolfgang. Panzer Tactics: German Small-Unit Armor Tactics in World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2005
This day in history
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
Bashow, David. No Prouder Place: Canadians and the Bomber Command Experience, 1939-1945. St Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2005
Forthcoming from Tempus
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
We've updated our Recommended Reading page with our latest suggestions about all the booksnew and oldwe're especially impressed with right now.
Now available from White Mane
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
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
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
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
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
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
The latest printed "Bargain Books" catalog from Edward R. Hamilton is a special "All History" edition.
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
Forthcoming from Amber
Bishop, Chris. Luftwaffe Squadrons, 1939-45. Forthcoming from Amber Books in February 2006
Now available from Hawaii
Kushner, Barak. The Thought War: Japanese Imperial Propaganda. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2005
Pierre Seela 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 experiencesdied in France on 25 November at the age of 82.
News from Casemate
David Farnsworth sends word of another batch of upcoming titles, more information about which can be discovered on our webpage for Casemate.
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
Lumsden, Robin. Himmler's Black Order, 1923-45. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2005
Forthcoming from OUP
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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