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News from Anne Hicks
30 June 2006

Author Anne Hicks reports her new book, The Last Fighting General: The Biography of Robert Tryon Frederick, is now available from Schiffer.


Forthcoming from Random House
30 June 2006

Moses, Sam. At All Costs: How a Crippled Ship and Two American Merchant Mariners Reversed the Tide of World War II. Forthcoming from Random House in November 2006


Now available from Europa Books
29 June 2006

Filipescu, Mihai Tone. Reluctant Axis: The Romanian Army in Russia, 1941-1944. Bayside, NY: Europa Books, 2006


Now available from Fordham
28 June 2006

Christofferson, Thomas R. with Michael S. Christofferson. France during World War II: From Defeat to Liberation. New York: Fordham University Press, 2006


Forthcoming from Greenwood
28 June 2006

Carafano, James J. GI Ingenuity: Improvisation, Technology, and Winning World War II. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in July 2006


Forthcoming from Knopf
28 June 2006

Callil, Carmen. Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family, Fatherland, and Vichy France. Forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf in September 2006


Tireless in Annapolis
27 June 2006

The busy crew at Naval Institute Press has announced a new batch of strong WWII titles for the last few months of the year. Check our NIP page for all the details.


Now available from Robson
27 June 2006

Thorburn, Gordon. Bombers First and Last. London: Robson Books, 2006


Forthcoming from Prometheus
27 June 2006

Pabico, Rufino C. Exiled Government: The Phillippine Commonwealth in the United States during the Second World War. Forthcoming from Prometheus Books in September 2006


Forthcoming from U of I
26 June 2006

Land-Weber, Ellen. To Save a Life: Stories of Holocaust Rescue. Forthcoming from University of Illinois Press in October 2006

Archibald, Katherine. Wartime Shipyard: A Study in Social Disunity. Forthcoming from University of Illinois Press in November 2006

Ishizukz, Karen L. Lost and Found: Reclaiming the Japanese American Incarceration. Forthcoming from University of Illinois Press in December 2006


Hamilton
26 June 2006

The printed "Bargain Books" catalog dated June 16, 2006, delivered here by our intrepid postal carrier, contains the usual apportionment of, among many other titles, WWII-related books available at discounted prices.


Book review
25 June 2006

Levine, Alan J. The War against Rommel's Supply Lines, 1942-1943. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999

Read our review


Forthcoming from Zenith
24 June 2006

Yenne, Bill. The American Aircraft Factory in World War II. Forthcoming from Zenith Books in October 2006


Self-Publisher
23 June 2006

We've added another self-publisher, Florence Farek, and her book, World War II Memoirs, 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.


SB
23 June 2006

The Spring 2006 printed "Military History" catalog from The Scholar's Bookshelf is on the way and probably arriving in a mailbox near you.


This day in history
22 June 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 22 June 1941, the Wehrmacht launched Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union.


Forthcoming from Columbia
21 June 2006

Friedrich, Jorg. The Fire: The Bombing of Germany, 1940-1945. Forthcoming from Columbia University Press in October 2006


Now available from HarperCollins
20 June 2006

Gilbert, Martin. Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc, 2006


News from Schiffer
19 June 2006

Looks like a full load of books on the way, especially covering airpower. Check our Schiffer page for details.


USS Lagarto
19 June 2006

The wreckage of the submarine USS Lagarto, sunk on 3 April 1945 by the IJN minelayer Hatsutaka in the Gulf of Siam, has been located and identified by Navy divers.


Book review
18 June 2006

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

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Now available from Zenith
17 June 2006

Yenne, Bill. B-17 at War. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2006


Forthcoming from Praeger
17 June 2006

Newpower, Anthony. Iron Men and Tin Fish: The Race to Build a Better Torpedo during World War II. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in August 2006


Recommended reading
16 June 2006

As we like to do occasionally, we've updated our Recommended Reading page with some personal favorites from among a large number of recent arrivals.


MHB
16 June 2006

The latest printed catalog from Ian and Gillian Knight of The Military History Bookshop in Folkestone, Kent is now on hand with 76 pages of new and used military books for sale, including about fourteen pages of WWII titles.


This day in history
15 June 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 15 June 1941, Allied forces in the Western Desert launched Operation Battleaxe.


News from NIP
15 June 2006

The crew in Annapolis has released a flood of new books over the last few weeks, with another wave ready to hit between now and the end of the month. Check our Naval Institute Press page for details about all the goodies.


Now available from Military Press
15 June 2006

Kennedy, Gary. British Army of World War Two War Establishment Tables: Northwest Europe June 1944 - May 1945, volume II: The Armoured Division. Milton Keynes, UK: The Military Press, 2006


Now available from HarperCollins
14 June 2006

Ruggero, Ed. The First Men In: US Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc, 2006


Forthcoming from McGill-Queens
14 June 2006

Kelsey, Marion. Victory Harvest: Diary of a Canadian in the Women's Land Army. Forthcoming from McGill-Queens University in September 2006

Adams, Geoffrey. Political Ecumenism: The Collaboration of Catholics, Jews, and Protestants in De Gaulle's Free France, 1940-1945. Forthcoming from McGill-Queens University in October 2006

Lindsay, Oliver. The Battle for Hong Kong 1941-1945: Hostage to Fortune. Forthcoming from McGill-Queens University in October 2006


Self-Publisher
13 June 2006

We've added another self-publisher, Thomas J. Piemonte, and his book, A World War II Sailor's Journey: The North Atlantic to the Sea of Japan, 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
13 June 2006

The latest printed catalog from Antheil Booksellers landed here today with 48 pages of new and used naval, maritime, military, and aviation titles for sale. Definitely worth a peek.


News from Osprey
12 June 2006

It's no surprise to discover new releases and plans for more WWII-related titles. Check our Osprey page for details.


Book review
11 June 2006

Beyer, Kenneth M. Q-Ships versus U-Boats: America's Secret Project. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999

Read our review


Forthcoming from Routledge
10 June 2006

Blinkhorn, Martin. Mussolini and Fascist Italy. Forthcoming from Routledge in September 2006


Now available from Kentucky
9 June 2006

Hofmann, George F. Through Mobility We Conquer: The Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in June 2006


Jerboa
9 June 2006

According to "Supplement #104" from Jerboa-Redcap Books, it looks like—in addition to their usual assortment of new and used military, aviation, and naval titles—they are now carrying the latest books from Military Press. Those are relatively difficult to find in the US, so a New Jersey source should be a convenience to readers on this side of the Atlantic.


Now available from Fordham
9 June 2006

Litoff, Judy Barrett. American Heroine in the French Resistance: The Memoir and Diary of Virginia D'Albert-Lake. New York: Fordham University Press, 2006


This day in history
8 June 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 8 June 1941, Allied forces crossed the border from Palestine and Transjordan to launch Operation Exporter, the invasion of the Vichy French Levant.


Now available from Chicago
8 June 2006

Ohnuki-Tierney, Emiko. Kamikaze Diaries: Reflections of Japanese Student Soldiers. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006


Forthcoming from Texas
8 June 2006

Owens, Emiel W. Blood on German Snow: An African American Artilleryman in World War II and Beyond. Forthcoming from Texas A&M University Press in September 2006


Now available from Penguin
7 June 2006

Asahina, Robert. Just Americans: How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad. New York: Penguin Group, 2006


Now available from Lyons
7 June 2006

Armstrong, Alan. Preemptive Strike: The Secret Plan That Would Have Prevented the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2006


News from Canada
6 June 2006

The guys at Fedorowicz have announced two new books for next month:

Kurowski, Franz. Infantry Aces 2. Forthcoming from J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc in July 2006

Strassner, Peter. European Volunteers: The 5. SS Panzer Division Wiking. Forthcoming from J.J. Fedorowicz in July 2006


Forthcoming from CUP
5 June 2006

Miscamble, Wilson D. From Roosevelt to Truman: Potsdam, Hiroshima, and the Cold War. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in September 2006


Book review
4 June 2006

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

Read our review


Now available from Hambledon
3 June 2006

Jackson, Ashley. The British Empire and the Second World War. London: Hambledon and London, 2006


Forthcoming from Harvard
3 June 2006

Hughes, Judith M. To the Maginot Line: French Military Preparation in the 1920s. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press in September 2006


News from Military Press
2 June 2006

Lee Sharp is hard at work on his esteemed French Army, 1939-1940 series. Volume five should be released during the summer while parts 1 and 2 of volume six are likely to be ready in the autumn or winter.


Now available from ALM
2 June 2006

Toyn, Gary W. The Quiet Hero: The Untold Medal of Honor Story of George E. Wahlen at the Battle for Iwo Jima. Clearfield, UT: American Legacy Media, 2006


Forthcoming from Zenith
1 June 2006

Hammel, Eric. Iwo: United States Marines in the Pacific: Portrait of a Battle. Forthcoming from Zenith in September 2006


Now available from Grub Street
1 June 2006

Franks, Norman. Air Battle for Dunkirk, 26 May - 3 June 1940. London: Grub Street, 2006

 

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