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Now available from Metropolitan
Merridale, Catherine. Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2006
We've added another self-publisher, Robert Krauss, 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.
Into our hands today was delivered "Catalog 200" from Antheil Books with forty-eight pages of naval, maritime, military, and aviation titles for sale.
Anzuoni, Robert P. I'm the 82nd Airborne Division: A History of the All American Division in World War II After Action Reports. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2005
Now available from Hodder
Mawdsley, Evan. Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet Struggle, 1941-1945. London: Hodder, 2005
N & M Press
Issue 97 of the "Booklist" from Naval & Military Press (a publisher as well as book retailer in East Sussex) brings the usual wide assortment of titles including gems such as reprints of the British official history series.
News from Texas
Texas A&M University Press has announced several fresh titles for the first half of this year, and we've added details about them to our page for TAMU.
The printed "Bargain Books" catalog dated 30 December 2005 has arrived from Edward R. Hamilton, Bookseller.
Forthcoming from HarperCollins
Ruggero, Ed. The First Men In: US Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day. Forthcoming from HarperCollins Publishers, Inc in June 2006
Now available from Casemate
Reynolds, Michael. Men of Steel: I SS Panzer Corps: The Ardennes and Eastern Front. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2005
Now available from Pen and Sword
Toland, John. Rising Sun. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2005
Now available from Praeger
Schmitt, Deborah Ann. Bechuanaland Pioneers and Gunners. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2005
Forthcoming from Zenith
Nordyke, Phil. The All Americans in World War II: A Photographic History of the 82nd Airborne Division at War. Forthcoming from Zenith Press in May 2006
Charles Prindlea B-24 pilot with the 567th Bomb Squadron who attacked Normandy on D-Daydied on 14 January in California at the age of 88.
Niehorster, Leo W. G. The Royal Hungarian Army, 1920-1945. Bayside, NY: Axis Europa Books, 1998
We've added another self-publisher, David H. Grover, 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 Schiffer
We've updated our page for Schiffer Military History to reflect all their upcoming titles through April.
Bruce Duncanveteran of the US 10th Mountain Divisiondied on 7 January in California at the age of 81.
Forthcoming from Penguin
Asahina, Robert. Just Americans: How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad. Forthcoming from Penguin Group in May 2006
Forthcoming from Osprey
Moreman, Tim. Battle Orders 18: British Commandos 1940Ð46. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in March 2006
Now available from Zenith
Blackburn, Tom with Eric Hammel. The Jolly Rogers: The Story of Tom Blackburn and Navy Fighting Squadron VF-17. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2006
Hammel, Eric and John E. Lane. Bloody Tarawa: The 2nd Marine Division, November 20-23, 1943. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2006
Forthcoming from OUP
Yoshida, Takashi. Making of the Rape of Nanking: The History and Memory of the Nanjing Massacre in Japan, China, and the United States. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in April 2006
Williams, Charles. Petain: How the Hero of France Became a Convicted Traitor and Changed the Course of History. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2005
Smart, Nicholas. Biographical Dictionary of British Generals of the Second World War. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2005
Bashow, David L. No Prouder Place: Canadians and the Bomber Command Experience, 1939-1945. St Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2005
Rohwer, Jurgen. Chronology of the War at Sea, 1939-1945: The Naval History of World War Two. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2005
USN veteran Gene Benedetti died in California on 13 January at the age of 86. He skippered an LCT during the invasions of North Africa, Italy, and France, and he was wounded at Anzio and Omaha Beach and earned the Silver Star. His older brother, Dante Benedetti, was a USMC pilot who was shot down and killed by an IJN fighter over Guadalcanal in October 1942.
News from Potomac
Thanks to Sam Dorrance, we've updated our Potomac Press page with all their titles scheduled for 2006.
Now available from Akron
Arn, Edward C. Arn's War: Memoirs of a World War II Infantryman, 1940-1946. Akron, OH: University of Akron Press, 2005
Forthcoming from Lyons
Dulles, Allen. The Secret Surrender. Forthcoming from Lyons Press in April 2006
Printed "Supplement #101" has arrived in the mail from Jerboa-Redcap Books of Hightstown, NJ.
Now available from Casemate
Killblane, Richard and Jake McNiece. The Filthy Thirteen: From the Dustbowl to Hitler's Eagles Nest: The 101st Airborne's Most Legendary Squad of Combat Paratroopers. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2005
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 10 January 1941, the Thai Army invaded French Indochina at multiple points to regain the "lost provinces," with the main body of nine infantry battalions supported by tanks advancing toward Battambang.
Now available from Southfarm
Chase, Jean L. The Grasshopper That Roared. Middletown, CT: Southfarm Press, 2005.
Printed catalog #84 from T. Cadmann WW2 Books has arrived by mail with nineteen pages of secondhand titles for sale.
Heinrich Harreran Austrian-born mountaineer who was interned in India by the British after the outbreak of war but escaped in 1944 and trekked into Tibet where he befriended the young Dalai Lamadied in Austria on 7 January at the age of 93.
Now available from Chaucer
Vinogradov, V. K., J. F. Pogony and N. V. Teptzov. Hitler's Death: Russia's Last Great Secret from the Files of the KGB. London: Chaucer Press, 2005
Forthcoming from NIP
Pope, Dudley. Flag 4: The Battle of Coastal Forces in the Mediterranean. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in April 2006
Taylor, Theodore. The Magnificent Mitscher. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in March 2006
Editor's Choice Awards
Stone & Stone Second World War Books annually selects new releases for the Editor's Choice awards, aka the "Stonies," as the best books of the year. Here are the winners of the Stonies for 2005.
News from Eagle Editions
Judy Crandall sends word about the status of current projects at Eagle Editions:
"JG 300 volume 2 has not been released. Working on the corrections and additions from the authors right now, then it will go to the indexer, then to the printer. I anticipate an April or May release. Black Cross, Red Star volume 3 is on track. We just released the third in our Wings of the Black Cross series...."
USN Lieutenant Commander Brent Maxwell Abelcommanding USS Buckley (DE-51) when it attacked and rammed U-66 in the Atlantic on 6 May 1944, sinking the U-boat after hand-to-hand combat while the vessels lay side-by-side, and capturing many of the German crewhas died in California at the age of 89.
Now available from Vanwell
Cameron, Craig B. Born Lucky: One D-Day Dodger's Story: RSM Harry Fox, MBE. St Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2005
Urbano Luzzaroan Italian partisan who recognized Benito Mussolini fleeing in a German convoy in April 1945 and participated in the arrest of Il Duce and his mistress, Claretta Petaccidied on 3 January in Italy at the age of 81.
News from Geoffrey Megargee
Geoff Megargee tells us his new book is now available: War of Annihilation: Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front, 1941. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006
Forthcoming from Stackpole
Feuer, A. B. The B-24 in China: General Chennault's Secret Weapon in WWII. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in March 2006
Now available from Norton
Overy, Richard. The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2006
Now available from Yale
Butler, Susan. My Dear Mr. Stalin: The Complete Correspondence of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph V. Stalin. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006
Now available from Florida
Novak, Thaddeus D. Life and Death on the Greenland Patrol, 1942. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2005
Forthcoming from Walker
Grayling, A.C. Among the Dead Cities: Was the WWII Bombing of Civilians in Germany and Japan a Necessity or a Crime. Forthcoming from Walker & Company in March 2006
Book statistics for 2005
For the first day of the new year we present a compilation of statistics from our website showing the most popular books, authors, publishers, and subjects for the year 2005.
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