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Now available from Midland
31 July 2006

Meyer, Ingolf. Luftwaffe Advanced Aircraft Projects to 1945, volume 1: Fighters and Ground Attack Aircraft, Arado to Junkers. Hinckley, UK: Midland Publishing Limited, 2006


Book reviews
30 July 2006

Vannoy, Allyn R. and Jay Karamales. Against the Panzers: United States Infantry vs German Tanks, 1944-1945. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2006

Bando, Mark. Avenging Eagles: Forbidden Tales of the 101st Airborne Division in World War 2. Redford, MI: Mark Bando, 2006

Hicks, Anne. The Last Fighting General: The Biography of Robert Tryon Frederick. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2006

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

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Now available from Chatham
29 July 2006

Paterson, Lawrence. Weapons of Desperation: German Frogmen and Midget Submarines of World War II. London: Chatham Publishing, 2006


Recommended
28 July 2006

As we occasionally like to do, we've updated our Recommended Reading page to reflect some of our latest favorites.


Jerboa
28 July 2006

"Supplement #105" has reached us from Jerboa-Redcap Books with the usual assortment of military, naval, and aviation titles for sale.


In memoriam
27 July 2006

Besby Frank Holmes—a USAAF pilot who took part in the mission that shot down and killed Japanese Admiral Yamamoto over Bougainville in 1943—died on 23 July in California at the age of 88.


Now available from Oklahoma
27 July 2006

Armstrong, Jim. From POW to Blue Angel: The Story of Commander Dusty Rhodes. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006


This day in history
26 July 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 26 July 1941, the US Army Forces Far East was established in the Philippines, the Army of the Philippines was ordered to be incorporated into the US Army, and General Douglas MacArthur was ordered to return to active duty to command US forces in the Philippines.


Now available from Military Press
26 July 2006

Philson, Alan. The British Army 1939-1945: British Expeditionary Force Organisation and Order of Battle 10th May 1940, volume 3. Milton Keynes, UK: The Military Press, 2006


Now available from Helion
25 July 2006

Mariinskiy, Evgeniy. Red Star Airacobra: Memoirs of a Soviet Fighter Ace 1941-45. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2006


News from Pelican
24 July 2006

Pelican Publishing of Gretna, Louisiana has announced three titles for September and October. Check our Pelican page for details.


Book review
23 July 2006

Ericson III, Edward E. Feeding the German Eagle: Soviet Economic Aid to Nazi Germany, 1933-1941. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999

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Self-Publisher
22 July 2006

We've added another self-publisher, Douglas Jennings, and his book, Jump or Die, 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.


Forthcoming from Lyons
22 July 2006

Vaughn, Hal. FDR's 12 Apostles: The Spies Who Paved the Way for the Invasion of North Africa. Forthcoming from Lyons Press in October 2006


In memoriam
22 July 2006

Jack Warden—a paratrooper with the US 101st Airborne Division and later in life a well-known actor—died on 19 July in New York at the age of 85.


Now available from Fordham
21 July 2006

Lumans, Valdis O. Latvia in World War II. New York: Fordham University Press, 2006


Forthcoming from St Martin's
20 July 2006

Hassell, Agostino von and Sigrid MacRae. Alliance of Enemies: The Untold Story of the Secret American and German Collaboration to End World War II. Forthcoming from St Martin's Press in November 2006


Now available from Schiffer
19 July 2006

Vernaleken, Christoph and Martin Handig. Junkers Ju 388: Development, Testing and Production of the Last Junkers High-Altitude Aircraft. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2006


Now available from Helion
18 July 2006

Byrd, R.W. Once I Had a Comrade: Karl Roth and the Combat History of the 36th Panzer Regiment 1939-45. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2006


Scholar's
18 July 2006

The "World War II" catalog for Summer 2006 appeared in our mailbox today after its journey from Scholar's Bookshelf in Cranbury, NJ. Plenty of tasty offerings.


This day in history
17 July 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 17 July 1941, Josef Stalin called for the British to open a Second Front in order to relieve pressure on the Soviet Union as German forces pushed deeper into Soviet territory.


Now available from Spellmount
17 July 2006

FitzGerald, Michael. Adolf Hitler: A Portrait. Staplehurst, UK: Spellmount Ltd, 2006


Book review
16 July 2006

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

Read our review


Self-Publisher
15 July 2006

We've added another self-publisher, Mark Bando, and his book, Avenging Eagles: Forbidden Tales of the 101st Airborne Division in World War 2, 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.


Forthcoming from Grove
14 July 2006

Clark, Lloyd. Anzio: Italy and the Battle for Rome, 1944. Forthcoming from Grove Atlantic in October 2006


News from Zenith
13 July 2006

Zenith Press, an imprint of MBI Publishing, has lined up several new titles for the next few months, including books by Bruce Gamble, Eric Hammel, Phil Nordyke, and Dick Camp.


Now available from Palgrave Macmillan
12 July 2006

Deletant, Dennis. Hitler's Forgotten Ally: Ion Antonescu and His Regime, Romania, 1940 -1945. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2006


Cadman
12 July 2006

The latest printed catalog from T. Cadman fell into our hands today with nineteen pages of secondhand WWII titles for sale.


In memoriam
11 July 2006

USMC Brigadier General John F. Kinney—a fighter pilot on Wake Island in 1941, prisoner of the Japanese until 1945, and author of Wake Island Pilot: A World War II Memoir—died on 7 July in California at the age of 91.


Now available from NIP
10 July 2006

Yung, Christopher D. Gators of Neptune: Naval Amphibious Planning for the Normandy Invasion. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2006


Forthcoming from S&S
10 July 2006

Thomas, Evan. War at Sea: The Pacific 1941-1945: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign. Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in November 2006


Book review
9 July 2006

Glantz, David M. and Jonathan M. House. The Battle of Kursk. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1999

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Forthcoming from New York
8 July 2006

Kersten, Andrew Edmund. Labor's Home Front: The American Federation of Labor During World War II. Forthcoming from New York University Press in October 2006


This day in history
7 July 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 7 July 1941, the US 1st Marine Brigade (Provisional) arrived in Iceland to relieve the British occupation force.


Now available from Praeger
7 July 2006

Mitcham, Samuel W. Panzers in Winter: Hitler's Army and the Battle of the Bulge. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2006


News from Vincent O'Hara
6 July 2006

Vincent O'Hara, author of The German Fleet at War, tells us his second book, The American Fleet at War, is due from Naval Institute Press in 2007. He has also opened his own site with more information about his work.


Forthcoming from Kansas
6 July 2006

Holzimmer, Kevin C. General Walter Krueger: Unsung Hero of the Pacific War. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in March 2007


Now available from Routledge
6 July 2006

Buckley, John (editor). The Normandy Campaign 1944: Sixty Years On. London: Routledge, 2006


News from James Dorrian
5 July 2006

Although we note the Pen and Sword website remains at variance at this time in regard to both title and availability, we reproduce herewith a message from author James Dorrian:

"My publisher, Pen and Sword Books, of Barnsley, UK, has listed this book under the draft title "Saint Nazaire Raid." In fact it has now been published as Saint-Nazaire: Operation Chariot, 1942, and is currently available."


Now available from Osprey
5 July 2006

Short, Neil. Fortress 45: German Defences in Italy in World War II. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2006

Nila, Gary. Men-at-Arms 432: Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2006


Forthcoming from Schiffer
4 July 2006

Radovic, Branislav. Fallschirmjaeger: Portraits of German Paratroops in Combat. Forthcoming from Schiffer Publishing Ltd in September 2006


In memoriam
4 July 2006

Edward Smith Hamilton—a battalion commander in the US 90th Infantry Division in Normandy—died in Virginia on 30 June at the age of 89.


Now available from Greenhill
3 July 2006

Parker, Danny S. (editor). Hitler's Ardennes Offensive: The German View of the Battle of the Bulge. London: Greenhill Books, 2006


Forthcoming from Palgrave
3 July 2006

Wukovits, John. Eisenhower. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in October 2006


Book review
2 July 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

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Now available from Missouri
1 July 2006

Bowen, Wayne H. Spain during World War II. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2006

 

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