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Now available from Metropolitan
31 January 2006

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


Self-Publisher
30 January 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.


Antheil
30 January 2006

Into our hands today was delivered "Catalog 200" from Antheil Books with forty-eight pages of naval, maritime, military, and aviation titles for sale.


Book review
29 January 2006

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

Read our review


Now available from Hodder
28 January 2006

Mawdsley, Evan. Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet Struggle, 1941-1945. London: Hodder, 2005


N & M Press
28 January 2006

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
27 January 2006

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.


Hamilton
27 January 2006

The printed "Bargain Books" catalog dated 30 December 2005 has arrived from Edward R. Hamilton, Bookseller.


Forthcoming from HarperCollins
26 January 2006

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
25 January 2006

Reynolds, Michael. Men of Steel: I SS Panzer Corps: The Ardennes and Eastern Front. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2005


Now available from Pen and Sword
25 January 2006

Toland, John. Rising Sun. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2005


Now available from Praeger
24 January 2006

Schmitt, Deborah Ann. Bechuanaland Pioneers and Gunners. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2005


Forthcoming from Zenith
23 January 2006

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


In memoriam
23 January 2006

Charles Prindle—a B-24 pilot with the 567th Bomb Squadron who attacked Normandy on D-Day—died on 14 January in California at the age of 88.


Book review
22 January 2006

Niehorster, Leo W. G. The Royal Hungarian Army, 1920-1945. Bayside, NY: Axis Europa Books, 1998

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Self-Publisher
21 January 2006

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
20 January 2006

We've updated our page for Schiffer Military History to reflect all their upcoming titles through April.


In memoriam
20 January 2006

Bruce Duncan—veteran of the US 10th Mountain Division—died on 7 January in California at the age of 81.


Forthcoming from Penguin
19 January 2006

Asahina, Robert. Just Americans: How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad. Forthcoming from Penguin Group in May 2006


Forthcoming from Osprey
18 January 2006

Moreman, Tim. Battle Orders 18: British Commandos 194046. Forthcoming from Osprey Publishing in March 2006


Now available from Zenith
17 January 2006

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
16 January 2006

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


Book reviews
15 January 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

Read our reviews


In memoriam
14 January 2006

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
14 January 2006

Thanks to Sam Dorrance, we've updated our Potomac Press page with all their titles scheduled for 2006.


Now available from Akron
13 January 2006

Arn, Edward C. Arn's War: Memoirs of a World War II Infantryman, 1940-1946. Akron, OH: University of Akron Press, 2005


In memoriam
12 January 2006

We have received reports that Keith "Kit" Bonn—author of several WWII titles as well as co-founder and editor-in-chief of Aberjona Press—died on 8 December 2005.


Forthcoming from Lyons
12 January 2006

Dulles, Allen. The Secret Surrender. Forthcoming from Lyons Press in April 2006


Jerboa
12 January 2006

Printed "Supplement #101" has arrived in the mail from Jerboa-Redcap Books of Hightstown, NJ.


Now available from Casemate
11 January 2006

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
10 January 2006

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
10 January 2006

Chase, Jean L. The Grasshopper That Roared. Middletown, CT: Southfarm Press, 2005.


T. Cadman
10 January 2006

Printed catalog #84 from T. Cadmann WW2 Books has arrived by mail with nineteen pages of secondhand titles for sale.


In memoriam
9 January 2006

Heinrich Harrer—an 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 Lama—died in Austria on 7 January at the age of 93.


Now available from Chaucer
9 January 2006

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
9 January 2006

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
8 January 2006

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
7 January 2006

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...."


In memoriam
6 January 2006

USN Lieutenant Commander Brent Maxwell Abel—commanding 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 crew—has died in California at the age of 89.


Now available from Vanwell
6 January 2006

Cameron, Craig B. Born Lucky: One D-Day Dodger's Story: RSM Harry Fox, MBE. St Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2005


In memoriam
5 January 2006

Urbano Luzzaro—an 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 Petacci—died on 3 January in Italy at the age of 81.


News from Geoffrey Megargee
5 January 2006

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
4 January 2006

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
4 January 2006

Overy, Richard. The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2006


Now available from Yale
3 January 2006

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
2 January 2006

Novak, Thaddeus D. Life and Death on the Greenland Patrol, 1942. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2005


Forthcoming from Walker
2 January 2006

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
1 January 2006

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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