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News from McFarland
31 May 2006

The good folks in North Carolina have released some new titles, revised publication dates for some upcoming items, and added some new books to the schedule. Check our McFarland page for all the details.


Now available from Routledge
30 May 2006

Elleman, Bruce. Japanese-American Civilian Prisoner Exchanges and Detention Camps, 1941-45. London: Routledge, 2006


Now available from C&R
29 May 2006

Lyman, Robert. First Victory: Britain's Forgotten Struggle in the Middle East, 1941. London: Constable & Robinson, 2006


Forthcoming from FSG
29 May 2006

Kogon, Eugen. The Theory and Practice of Hell: The German Concentration Camps and the System behind Them. Forthcoming from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in September 2006


This day in history
27 May 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 27 May 1941, the German battleship Bismarck was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by warships of the Royal Navy.


Now available from Greenhill
27 May 2006

Tsouras, Peter G. (editor). Panzers on the Eastern Front: General Erhard Raus and His Panzer Divisions in Russia, 1941-1945. London: Greenhill Books, 2006


Forthcoming from Praeger
27 May 2006

Leder, Jane Mersky. Thanks for the Memories: Love, Sex, and World War II. Forthcoming from Praeger Publishers in September 2006


Now available from Greenwood
26 May 2006

Dunn jr, Walter S. Stalin's Keys to Victory: The Rebirth of the Red Army. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006


Now available from OUP
26 May 2006

Reynolds, David. From World War to Cold War: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the International History of the 1940s. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006


Scholar's
26 May 2006

The printed "Miliary History" catalog for Spring 2006 from The Scholar's Bookshelf has arrived via the US mail.


Now available from St Martin's
25 May 2006

Nichol, John and Tony Rennell. Tail-End Charlies: The Last Battles of the Bomber War, 1944-45. New York: St Martin's Press, 2006


This day in history
24 May 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 24 May 1941, the battlecruiser Hood of the Royal Navy was sunk by a salvo fired by the German battleship Bismarck.


Now available from Heimdal
24 May 2006

Bernage, Georges. Berlin 1945. Bayeux: Editions Heimdal, 2006


Forthcoming from Berg
24 May 2006

Gildea, Robert et al. Surviving Hitler and Mussolini: Daily Life in Occupied Europe. Forthcoming from Berg in September 2006


Self-Publisher
23 May 2006

We've added another self-publisher, Robert M. Slane, and his book, Journey to Freedom and Beyond, 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.


Now available from Specialty
22 May 2006

Graff, Cory. Strike and Return: American Air Power and the Fight for Iwo Jima. North Branch, MN: Specialty Press, 2006


Book reviews
21 May 2006

Jaffee, Walter. The Victory Ships from A to Z. Benicia, CA: The Glencannon Press, 2006

Cole, L. and L. Niehorster. German Army, 1939-1945, volume 9: Divisions (Part 4). Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2004

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

Read our reviews


This day in history
20 May 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 20 May 1941, German forces launched Operation Merkur, the airborne invasion of Crete. In Ethiopia, the Duke of Aosta—Italian governor and commander-in-chief—formally surrendered to Allied forces at the mountain fortress of Amba Alagi.


Forthcoming from Cerberus
20 May 2006

West, Colin. Luftwaffe Geschwader Formations, Emblems & Markings 1933-1945. Forthcoming from Cerberus Publishing Limited in June 2006


Now available from UBC
20 May 2006

Durflinger, Serge Marc. Fighting from Home: The Second World War in Verdun, Quebec. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, 2006


Forthcoming from Fordham
19 May 2006

Lumans, Valdis O. Latvia in World War II. Forthcoming from Fordham University Press in June 2006


Forthcoming from HarperCollins
19 May 2006

Gilbert, Martin. Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction. Forthcoming from HarperCollins Publishers, Inc in June 2006


Editor's Pick
18 May 2006

Sometimes when we run across an interesting/unusual/informative book, especially an older or out-of-print one, we like to bring it to your attention. Here's one:

League of Nations. The Armaments Year-Book 1939/40. Geneva: League of Nations, 1940

As a precise measure of the world's armed forces, this is an imperfect book. But it provides an excellent overview of military power at the beginning of the war and it serves as a remarkable documentation of what nations knew about each other's strength at the time.


This day in history
18 May 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 18 May 1941, the German battleship Bismarck sailed for its first Atlantic patrol. Meanwhile, in Iraq, Kingcol—advance spearhead of the British Habforce relief column—reached Habbaniya from Palestine.


Now available from Classic
18 May 2006

Gooden, Brett. Projekt Natter: Last of the Wonder Weapons: The Luftwaffe's Vertical Take-Off Rocket Interceptor. Hinckley, UK: Classic Publications, 2006


Now available from Sutton
17 May 2006

Williamson, Gordon. Luftwaffe Handbook, 1935-1945. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2006


Forthcoming from Stackpole
17 May 2006

Gillie, M.H. Forging the Thunderbolt: History of the US Army's Armored Forces, 1917-45. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in July 2006


Now available from Wisconsin
16 May 2006

Borodziej, Wodzimierz. The Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006


This day in history
15 May 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 15 May 1941, the British 8th Army launched Operation Brevity and captured Halfaya Pass.


Now available from Penguin
15 May 2006

Buell, Hal. Uncommon Valor, Common Virtue: Iwo Jima and the Photograph that Captured America. New York: Penguin Group USA, 2006


Now available from Yale
15 May 2006

Lukacs, John. June 1941: Hitler and Stalin. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006


Book review
14 May 2006

Anglin, Douglas G. Free French Invasion: The St. Pierre and Miquelon Affaire of 1941. Calgary, Alberta: Penny Black Publishing, 1999

Read our review


Now available from McFarland
13 May 2006

Ross, Stewart Halsey. How Roosevelt Failed America in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2006


Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan
13 May 2006

Hampton, Ellen. Women of Valor: The Rochambelles on the WWII Front. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in September 2006


Now available from Glencannon
12 May 2006

Jaffee, Walter. The Victory Ships from A to Z. Benicia, CA: The Glencannon Press, 2006


Now available from Kansas
12 May 2006

Saul, Norman E. Friends or Foes? The United States & Russia, 1921-1941. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2006


News from Osprey
11 May 2006

The industrious folks at Osprey have released new titles and added to their publication schedule. Check our Osprey page for a complete update.


Now available from Yale
11 May 2006

Payne, Stanley G. Collapse of the Spanish Republic, 1933-1936: Origins of the Civil War. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006


This day in history
10 May 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 10 May 1941, Deputy Fuehrer Rudolf Hess made his quixotic flight to Britain to seek a peace settlement.


Now available from OUP
10 May 2006

Yoshida, Takashi. The Making of the Rape of Nanking: History and Memory in Japan, China, and the United States. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006


Editor's Pick
9 May 2006

Sometimes when we run across an interesting/unusual/informative book, especially an older or out-of-print one, we like to bring it to your attention. Here's one:

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

More than twenty years after the original edition of his massive compendium of data about US Army units, Stanton has produced a revised and expanded edition that remains the indispensable and unrivalled resource in the field.


Now available from McFarland
9 May 2006

Lehrer, Steven. The Reich Chancellery and Fuehrerbunker Complex: An Illustrated History of the Seat of the Nazi Regime. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2006


Hamilton
9 May 2006

In today's mail we found the "Bargain Books" catalog dated 31 March from Edward R. Hamilton with an assortment of WWII titles tucked among its pages.


News from Tony Le Tissier
8 May 2006

Author Tony Le Tissier tells us that he has completed Patton's Pawns: The 94th US Infantry Division at the Siegfried Line and it has been accepted for publication later this year by University of Alabama Press. He is also currently working on two more titles: Berlin Battlefield Guide Book and The 1945 Battle of Berlin.


Book review
7 May 2006

Hill, Michael D. and Robert Beitling. B-24 Liberators of the 15th Air Force/49th Bomb Wing in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2006

Read our review


Now available from Kentucky
6 May 2006

McLaughlin, J. Kemp. The Mighty Eighth in WWII: A Memoir. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2006


Now available from OUP
5 May 2006

Boog, Horst, Gerhard Krebs, and Detlef Vogel. Germany and the Second World War, vol 7: The Strategic Air War in Europe and the War in the West and East Asia, 1943-1944/5. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006


News from NIP
5 May 2006

We've updated our page for Naval Institute Press with information about all their latest releases and the newest additions to their publication schedule.


Forthcoming from Stackpole
5 May 2006

Black, Robert W. The Battalion: The Dramatic Story of the 2nd Ranger Battalion in World War II. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in August 2006


News from Christer Bergstrom
4 May 2006

Author Christer Bergstrom sends the following:

"Volume 3 of Black Cross/Red Star will be published by Eagle Editions in June [and] I think I will be able to deliver the complete manuscript [for volume 4] to Eagle Editions by the autumn of 2006.... I plan to do about eight volumes in the Black Cross/Red Star series."


Now available from Simon & Schuster
4 May 2006

White, David Fairbank. Bitter Ocean: The Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1945. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006


Forthcoming from Schiffer
4 May 2006

Lambert, John W. Pineapple Air Force: Pearl Harbor to Tokyo. Forthcoming from Schiffer Publishing Ltd in August 2006


Now available from Harvard
3 May 2006

Wette, Wolfram. The Wehrmacht: History, Myth, and Reality. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006


Now available from Zenith
3 May 2006

Nordyke, Phil. The All Americans in World War II: A Photographic History of the 82nd Airborne Division at War. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2006


Forthcoming from CUP
3 May 2006

Kirschenbaum, Lisa A. Legacy of the Siege of Leningrad, 1941-1995: Myth, Memories, and Monuments. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in August 2006

Ratcliff, R.A. Delusions of Intelligence: Enigma, ULTRA, and the End of Secure Ciphers. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in August 2006


Now available from UPK
2 May 2006

Bartholomew-Feis, Dixee R. The OSS and Ho Chi Minh: Unexpected Allies in the War against Japan. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2006


Cadman
2 May 2006

Tom has dispatched printed "Catalogue #86" from T. Cadman World War II Books with eighteen pages of well-chosen secondhand titles for sale.


Now available from TAMU Press
1 May 2006

Burrell, Robert S. The Ghosts of Iwo Jima. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2006

 

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