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Now available from Greenhill
30 September 2006

Dederichs, Mario R. Heydrich: The Face of Evil. London: Greenhill Books, 2006

This day in history
29 September 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 29 September 1941, Harriman, Beaverbrook, and Molotov convened the Three Power conference in Moscow.

Forthcoming from Potomac
29 September 2006

Record, Jeffrey. The Specter of Munich: Reconsidering the Lessons of Appeasing Hitler. Forthcoming from Potomac Books in November 2006

Now available from Laurel
29 September 2006

Edsel, Robert M. Rescuing da Vinci. Dallas, TX: Laurel Publishing, 2006

Now available from Knopf
28 September 2006

Callil, Carmen. Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family, Fatherland, and Vichy France. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006

In memoriam
28 September 2006

Iva Toguri—one of the Japanese propaganda broadcasters popularly known as Tokyo Rose—died in Chicago on 27 September at the age of 90.

Now available from Classic
27 September 2006

Forsyth, Robert and Eddie J. Creek. Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika Bomber: The Luftwaffe's Lost Transatlantic Bomber. Hinckley, UK: Classic Publications, 2006

Forthcoming from R and L
27 September 2006

Leonard, Thomas and John F. Bratzel (editors). Latin America during World War II. Forthcoming from Rowman and Littlefield in October 2006

Now available from Sutton
26 September 2006

Orchard, Chris and Steve Madden. British Forces Motorcyles, 1925-45. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2006

In memoriam
26 September 2006

Helen Deschamps Adams—a member of the French resistance who carried out intelligence missions for Allied forces and was featured in Women in the Resistance—died on 16 September in New York at the age of 85.

Now available from Vanwell
25 September 2006

Wood, James A. We Move Only Forward: Canada, the United States, and the First Special Service Force, 1942-1944. St Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2006

Book reviews
24 September 2006

Johnson, Paul Louis. Horses of the German Army in World War II. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2006

Francois, Dominique. 101st Airborne in Normandy: A History in Period Photographs. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 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

Rolf, Rudi and Jens Andersen. German Bunkers in Denmark: A Survey. Middleburg: Prak Publishing, 2006

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Now available from McFarland
23 September 2006

Wishnevsky, Stephen T. Courtney Hicks Hodges: From Private to Four-Star General in the United States Army. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2006

Logan Jr., Edward F. Jump, Damn It, Jump! Memoir of a Downed B-17 Pilot in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2006

Forthcoming from Grove Atlantic
22 September 2006

Drury, Robert. Halsey's Typhoon: A Fighting Admiral, An Epic Storm, An Untold Rescue. Forthcoming from Grove Atlantic in January 2007

Now available from Schiffer
22 September 2006

Lambert, John W. The Pineapple Air Force: Pearl Harbor to Tokyo. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2006

News from Christopher Shores
21 September 2006

Many thanks to Christopher Shores, aviation historian extraordinaire, for this update on his current projects:

"I have been promising for years to rewrite Fighters over the Desert and Fighters over Tunisia. At last I have this project underway, but in a rather different format. I am doing a full air coverage (fighters, bombers, recce etc, but still from all sides, as before) covering the Desert war and Tunisia, but going on to include the invasions of Sicily and Italy, the Italian Campaign, the Aegean air fighting, the invasion of Southern France and the operations of the US 15th Air Force.

"I reckon this will take me between 5 and 10 years to complete in several volumes. I shall be joined by a number of co-authors, fellow researchers etc, which will vary volume-to-volume. Those joining 'the team' will include a number of well-known names in aviation history and writing. Of course, if we find the first volume or two are not well-received, then we shall stop. It is intended that format will be rather like that of the recent 2nd Tactical Air Force rewrites—i.e. regular, clear, maps, some colour sideviews of aircraft, and good, clear photos, plus day-by-day listings of claims and losses. The series has been designed to slot with the two Malta books (Hurricane Years and Spitfire Year), Air War for Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete 1940-41, and Dust Clouds in the Middle East, and to an extent with the Bloody Shambles/Burma books, so that hopefully when we finish there will be a complete coverage of all air war in the Mediterranean and Middle East areas.

"I have one additional book well-advanced at present. Many readers will recall that the RCAF 'Ace', Rod Smith, died in very tragic circumstances two or three years ago. He had been working on his autobiography when he died, and his family have asked me to complete it. I have been given all the papers, photos etc, relating both to him and to his brother Jerry (also a quite successful Spitfire pilot on Malta in 1942), and I am close to completing this work at the present time."

In memoriam
21 September 2006

Joan Bondurant—who worked for the OSS in India during the war, translating and analyzing Japanese military documents and intercepted messages—died on 12 September in Arizona at the age of 87.

Now available from Sutton
21 September 2006

Forty, George. US Marine Corps Handbook, 1941-1945. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2006

News from Osprey
20 September 2006

Take a look at our Osprey page for the latest information on their new releases and upcoming titles, newly updated.

Now available from Zenith
19 September 2006

Yenne, Bill. The American Aircraft Factory in World War II. St Paul, MN: Zenith Books, 2006

Forthcoming from Nebraska
19 September 2006

Snyder, David Raub. Sex Crimes under the Wehrmacht. Forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press in April 2007

Forthcoming from Yale
18 September 2006

Roberts, Geoffrey. Stalin's Wars: From World War to Cold War, 1939-1953. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in January 2007

Now available from Toronto
18 September 2006

Copp, Terry. Cinderella Army: The Canadians in Northwest Europe, 1944-1945. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006

Book review
17 September 2006

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

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Now available from Schiffer
16 September 2006

Held, Werner. German Fighter Ace Walter Nowotny: An Illustrated Biography. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2006

Obermaier, Ernst and Werner Held. German Fighter Ace Werner Molders: An Illustrated Biography. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2006

Forthcoming from Enigma
16 September 2006

Enigma has announced several titles for publicaton between April and August of 2007:

Weinberg, Gerhard. The Foreign Policy of Hitler's Germany

Orlow, Dietrich. The Nazi Party 1919-1945: A Complete History

Clark, Mark. Calculated Risk

West, Nigel. Mortal Crimes: The Greatest Theft in History: Soviet Penetration of the Manhattan Project

Hitler, Adolf with H.R. Trevor-Roper. Hitler's Table Talk, 1941-1944

Our anniversary
15 September 2006

Today marks the eleventh anniversary of the day we opened Stone & Stone Second World War Books in 1995. We offer thanks to all the authors, publishers, editors, booksellers, and visitors who have helped us with these pages over the years, and we look forward to providing daily doses of news and information about WWII-related books for many more years.

15 September 2006

We've added another self-publisher, Joe M. Leonard, Jr., and his book, Rockabilly, Radio, and WWII, 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 Harvard
15 September 2006

Hughes, Judith M. To the Maginot Line: The Politics of French Military Preparation in the 1920s. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006

15 September 2006

The printed "Fall 2006 Military History" catalog from Scholar's Bookshelf has arrived in our mailbox.

Now available from NIP
14 September 2006

Yu, Maochun. The Dragon's War: Allied Operations and the Fate of China, 1937-1947. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2006

Now available from Helion
13 September 2006

Pyl'cyn, Alexander. Penalty Strike: The Memoirs of a Red Army Penal Company Commander 1943-45. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2006

In memoriam
13 September 2006

Joachim Fest—journalist and author of, among other works, an important biography of Hitler—died on 12 September in Germany at the age of 79.

News from Kansas
12 September 2006

University Press of Kansas tells us they have added three more WWII titles to their roster for spring 2007. Check our UPK page for details.

Now available from International
11 September 2006

Hickey, Lawrence et al. Revenge of the Red Raiders: The Illustrated History of the 22nd Bombardment Group during World War II. Boulder, CO: International Research and Publishing Corp, 2006

Book review
10 September 2006

Gardner, W.J.R. Decoding History: The Battle of the Atlantic and Ultra. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999

Read our review

Forthcoming from Knopf
9 September 2006

Braithwaite, Rodric. Moscow 1941: A City and Its People at War. Forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf in October 2006

News from Canada
8 September 2006

J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing has announced publication of European Volunteers: The 5. SS Panzer Division Wiking and Infantry Aces 2.

In addition, the fine folks from Canada plan to begin publishing a new series of books "... whose ultimate aim is to cover the unit insignia of all German ground-combat forces in World War II.... Each title will focus on several divisions, initially starting with armored and infantry formations, and then cover a host of smaller formations such as assault-gun battalions/brigades, Flak elements, engineers and artillery."

In memoriam
8 September 2006

Margaret Fuchs—a chemist who worked on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, NM—died on 8 August in California at the age of 87.

Now available from NIP
7 September 2006

Paterson, Lawrence. Weapons of Desperation: German Frogmen and Midget Submarines of World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2006

Book events
7 September 2006

Looking for book shows, festivals, and other venues where new and/or used WWII-related volumes will be showcased and sold? Check our Book Events listings.

News from McFarland
6 September 2006

McFarland & Company has announced three new books for publication in the first quarter of next year:

Leff, Murray. Lens of an Infantryman: A World War II Memoir with Photographs from a Hidden Camera

Lucas, Peter. The OSS in World War II Albania: Covert Operations and Collaboration with Communist Partisans

Thiel, Hans. The Wolves of World War II: An East Prussian Soldier's Memoir of Combat and Captivity on the Eastern Front

Now available from Crecy
5 September 2006

Smith, Peter C. Fist from the Sky: The Story of Captain Takashige Egusa, the Imperial Japanese Navy's Most Illustrious Dive-Bomber Pilot. Manchester, UK: Crecy Publishing Ltd, 2006

5 September 2006

From T. Cadman WWII Books today arrived printed catalog #88.

News from Casemate
4 September 2006

Casemate Publishing has announced three new titles for release within the next couple of months. Check our Casemate page for details.

In memoriam
4 September 2006

Guy Gabaldon—USMC veteran and author of Saipan: Suicide Island—died on 31 August in Florida at the age of 80.

Book survey
3 September 2006

The German Army Order of Battle 1939-1945: Ground Troops of the Army, Navy, Luftwaffe, Waffen-SS, and Police

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Now available from TAMU
2 September 2006

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

1 September 2006

We've added another self-publisher, J. Daniel Mullin, and his book, Another Six-Hundred, 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.


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