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News from Grub Street
We've updated our page for Grub Street to reflect the latest additions to their schedule, including upcoming books by Norman Franks, Michael Hingston, and Sean Feast.
Now available from TAMU
Waters, Michael R. Lone Star Stalag: German Prisoners of War at Camp Hearne. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2006
Stevens, David. U-Boat Far from Home: The Epic Voyage of U 862 to Australia and New Zealand. St Leonards, NSW: Allen and Unwin, 1997
Now available from Vanwell
Milner, Marc. North Atlantic Run: The Royal Canadian Navy and the Battle for the Convoys. St Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2006
News from Evan Mawdsley
Evan Mawdsley, author of Thunder in the East, tells us "I'm currently working on a short history of the whole war (1937-1945!) for Cambridge University Press, and will let you know as it nears completion."
Now available from Greenhill
Macksey, Kenneth. Kesselring: German Master Strategist of the Second World War. London: Greenhill Books, 2006
Forthcoming from OUP
Copeland, Jack. Colossus: The Secrets Of Bletchley Park's Code-Breaking Computers. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in April 2006
Now available from Sutton
Glanfield, John. Bravest of the Brave: The Story of the Victoria Cross. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2006
Murphy, Sean. Letting the Side Down: British Traitors of the Second World War. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2006
Forthcoming from Zenith
Yenne, Bill. B-17 at War. Forthcoming from Zenith Press in May 2006
Now available from McFarland
Vercoe, Tony. Survival at Stalag IVB: Soldiers and Airmen Remember Germany's Largest POW Camp of World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2006
Vannoy, Allyn R. and Jay Karamales. Against the Panzers: United States Infantry vs German Tanks, 1944-1945. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2006
DiNardo, Richard L. Germany and the Axis Powers: From Coalition to Collapse. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2005
News from Joe Balkoski
Author Joe Balkoski sends word of his latest project:
"Currently, I am nearly finished with a history of the 29th Infantry Division in the Brittany campaign, August-September 1944. The story of the 29th's effort to capture the vital port of Brest is extraordinary and, in the end, tragicfor the port was never used by the Allies for the rest of the war. Nevertheless, the untold story of that campaign still resonates because it so typified the brutal fighting the US Army experienced against such a formidable opponent. Thanks for supporting my work and stay tuned for developments on the Brest book. Later I will probably move on to tell the story of the 29th Division in the early fighting in Holland and Germany, October - December 1944."
Now available from Spellmount
Bishop, Chris. Luftwaffe Squadrons, 1939-45. Staplehurst, UK: Spellmount Ltd, 2006
Now available from OUP
Petropoulos, Jonathan. Royals and the Reich: The Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006
Forthcoming from Lyons
Rawicz, Slavomir. The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom. Forthcoming from Lyons Press in April 2006
Printed "Supplement #102" arrived here today from Jerboa-Redcap Books of Hightstown, NJ with six pages of new and used naval, military, and aviation titles for sale.
News from Kansas
Thanks to the fine folks at University Press of Kansas for alerting us to some titles they've just added to their schedule for October and November:
Slepyan, Kenneth. Stalin's Guerrillas: Soviet Partisans in World War II. Due in October
Zumbro, Derek S. Battle for the Ruhr: The German Army's Final Defeat in the West. Due in October
Glantz, David M. Red Storm over the Balkans: The Failed Soviet Invasion of Romania, Spring 1944. Due in November
Now available from Knopf
Stargardt, Nicholas. Witnesses of War: Children's Lives under the Nazis. New York: Knopf Publishing Group, 2006
Forthcoming from Fordham
Litoff, Judy Barrett. American Heroine in the French Resistance: The Memoir and Diary of Virginia D'Albert-Lake. Forthcoming from Fordham University Press in May 2006
News from Routledge
Additions to the summer schedule of releases include The Politics and Strategy of Clandestine War: Special Operations Executive, 1940-1946 by Neville Wylie, Britain's Secret War against Japan, 1937-1945 by Douglas Ford, and The Normandy Campaign 1944: Sixty Years On edited by John Buckley. Check our Routledge page for details.
Now available from OUP
Bradley, Philip. On Shaggy Ridge: The Australian Seventh Division in the Ramu Valley: From Kaiapit to the Finisterres. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006
Balkoski, Joseph. Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1999
Now available from Routledge
Llewellyn-Jones, Malcolm. The Royal Navy and Anti-Submarine Warfare, 1917-49. London: Routledge, 2006
Now available from Schiffer
Francois, Dominique. 101st Airborne in Normandy: A History in Period Photographs. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2006
Watts, Perry. The 467th Bombardment Group (H) in World War II: In Combat with the B-24 Liberator over Europe. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2005
Now available from Macmillan
Axelrod, Alan. Patton: A Biography. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2006
Forthcoming from St Martin's
Nichol, John and Tony Rennell. Tail-End Charlies: The Last Battles of the Bomber War, 1944-45. Forthcoming from St Martin's Press in May 2006
The "Bargain Books" catalog dated 20 January 2006 arrived here by mail from Edward R. Hamilton.
Forthcoming from Nebraska
Franklin, Robert J. Medic: How I Fought World War II with Morphine, Sulfa, and Iodine Swabs. Forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press in May 2006
Now available from Kentucky
Higham, Robin and Stephen J. Harris (editors). Why Air Forces Fail: The Anatomy of Defeat. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2006
Now available from Routledge
Johnson, William Bruce. The Pacific Campaign in World War II: From Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal. London: Routledge, 2006
Forthcoming from Victory
Sarkar, Dilip. Spitfire: Courage and Sacrifice. Forthcoming from Victory Books in June 2006
Roberts, Fred. Duxford to Karachi: An RAF Armourer's War. Forthcoming from Victory Books in June 2006
A frozen body discovered in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California in October 2005 has been identified as US Army Air Force Cadet Leo Mustonen, whose Beech AT-7 crashed on a training mission on 18 November 1942, killing all four men aboard the aircraft.
O'Connell, Dan. Messerschmitt Me 262: The Production Log, 1941-1945. Hinckley, UK: Classic Publications, 2005
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 5 February 1941, the British 7th Armored Division interdicted the coast road south of Benghazi, cutting the retreat route of Italian 10th Army and initiating the Battle of Beda Fomm.
Romano Mussolinilast surviving son of Benito Mussolinidied on 3 February in Italy at the age of 78.
News from NIP
It looks like Naval Institute Press has an exceedingly strong line-up of books scheduled for the next three or four months. Check our NIP page for details.
Now available from Vanwell
Joyce, Kenneth H. Snow Plough and the Jupiter Deception: The True Story of the 1st Special Service Force and the 1st Canadian Special Service Battalion, 1942-1945. St Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2006
The printed "Winter 2006 Military History" catalog from Scholar's Bookshelf, featuring a great assortment of WWII titles for sale, is being delivered to mailboxes this week.
Now available from RZM
Nash, Douglas E. Hell's Gate: The Battle of the Cherkassy Pocket, January to February 1944. Southbury, CT: RZM, 2006
Forthcoming from Kansas
Bartholomew-Feis, Dixee R. The OSS and Ho Chi Minh: Unexpected Allies in the War against Japan. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in May 2006
Now available from Osprey
Christley, Jim. US Submarines 1941-45. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2006
Forthcoming from Chicago
Ohnuki-Tierney, Emiko. Kamikaze Diaries: Reflections of Japanese Student Soldiers. Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press in June 2006
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