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Book review
31 December 2006

Gamble, Bruce. Darkest Hour: The True Story of Lark Force at Rabaul: Australia's Worst Military Disaster of World War II. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2006

Read our review


Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan
30 December 2006

Besier, Gerhard and Francesca Piombo. The Holy See and Hitler's Germany. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in January 2007


Now available from Australia
29 December 2006

Mark, Jason D. Island of Fire: The Battle for the Barrikady Gun Factory in Stalingrad, November 1942 - February 1943. Sydney: Leaping Horseman Books, 2006


Forthcoming from Stackpole
28 December 2006

Sweet, John Joseph Timothy. Iron Arm: The Mechanization of Mussolini's Army, 1920-1940. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in January 2007


Now available from Houghton Miflin
27 December 2006

Pleshakov, Constantine. Stalin's Folly: The Tragic First Ten Days of WWII on the Eastern Front. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006


In memoriam
27 December 2006

Lieutenant Commander Gerald Ford, USNR—who served aboard USS Monterey (CVL-26) in the Pacific during 1943 and 1944, and later became President of the United States—died on 26 December in California at the age of 93.


Now available from CUP
26 December 2006

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


This day in history
25 December 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 25 December 1941, Governor Young and General Maltby formally surrendered Hong Kong to General Sakai of Japanese 23rd Army.


Book review
24 December 2006

Hague, Arnold. The Allied Convoy System, 1939-1945: Its Organization, Defence and Operation. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000

Read our review


This day in history
24 December 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 24 December 1941, Japanese forces landed along Lamon Bay on Luzon in the Philippines, on Jolo Island in the Philippines, and at Kuching, British Borneo in the East Indies.


In memoriam
24 December 2006

Hector Santa Ana—one of the few Latino B-17 pilots with the US 8th Air Force, flying 35 combat missions over Europe—died on 9 December in Delaware at the age of 83


In memoriam
24 December 2006

Mary Forni—the woman who first spotted German agents Erich Gimpel and William Colepaugh on the beach in Maine where they had been landed by U-1230 in November 1944—died on 16 December in Maine at the age of 91.


Now available from UBC
23 December 2006

Mayne, Richard O. Betrayed: Scandal, Politics, and Canadian Naval Leadership. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, 2006


This day in history
23 December 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 23 December 1941, the IJN Special Naval Landing Force amphibious assault overwhelmed USMC defenses and captured Wake Island.


In memoriam
23 December 2006

Edward Louis Beltramini—a soldier with the US 746th Tank Battalion on D-Day and in the Battle of the Bulge—died on 8 December in California at the age of 84.


In memoriam
23 December 2006

Robert Stanley Mueller—a sailor aboard the USN destroyer Stormes when it was heavily damaged by kamikazi attack off Okinawa in May 1945—died on 22 November in California at the age of 87.


Self-Publisher
22 December 2006

We've added another self-publisher, Gerry White, and his book, Wings & Chopsticks, 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.


News from Montana
21 December 2006

Judy Crandall writes that Eagle Editions has revamped its publication schedule for 2007, adding some titles and altering release dates for others. Unfortunately, volume 4 of Black Cross, Red Star seems to have been postponed indefinitely due to the author's back injury. Check our Eagle Editions page for details on upcoming books.


Recommended
20 December 2006

The last few weeks have seen the arrival of some of the best WWII books of the year, so we've updated our Recommended Reading page to accommodate a few more of our personal favorites.


Forthcoming from Potomac
20 December 2006

Althoff, William F. Forgotten Weapon: U.S. Navy Airships and the U-Boat War in the Atlantic. Forthcoming from Potomac Books in January 2007


This day in history
19 December 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 19 December 1941, Adolf Hitler dismissed Field Marshal von Brauchitsch and assumed direct personal command of the German Army.


News from Charles Trang
19 December 2006

Author Charles Trang sends this message:

"Totenkopf is now available. It has 520 pages and it also includes about 1100 photographs and documents. An English version is due spring 2007."


In memoriam
19 December 2006

Robert Morrison—a bombardier/navigator with the 398th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force who was shot down over France but escaped via Spain—died on 13 December in California at the age of 83.


Now available from Illinois
18 December 2006

Ishizuka, Karen L. Lost and Found: Reclaiming the Japanese American Incarceration. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2006


Book review
17 December 2006

Bergstrom, Christer, Andrey Dikov and Vlad Antipov. Black Cross, Red Star: Air War over the Eastern Front, vol 3: Everything for Stalingrad. Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions, Ltd, 2006

Read our review


Forthcoming from Transaction
16 December 2006

Gruhl, Werner. Imperial Japan's World War Two: 1931-1945. Forthcoming from Transaction Publishers in January 2007


Now available from Potomac
15 December 2006

Record, Jeffrey. The Specter of Munich: Reconsidering the Lessons of Appeasing Hitler. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2006


Jerboa
15 December 2006

Printed "Supplement #107" has arrived here from Jerboa-Redcap Books in Hightstown, NJ with six pages of new and used military, aviation, and naval books for sale.


Forthcoming from Bender
14 December 2006

Miller, Michael. Leaders of the SS & German Police, Volume I. Forthcoming from R. James Bender Publishing in February 2007


Now available from Macmillan
13 December 2006

Davies, Norman. Europe at War 1939-1945: No Simple Victory. London: Pan Macmillan, 2006


Now available from Zenith
12 December 2006

Gamble, Bruce. Darkest Hour: The True Story of Lark Force at Rabaul: Australia's Worst Military Disaster of World War II. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2006


Forthcoming from OUP
12 December 2006

Hoare, Marko Attila. Genocide and Resistance in Hitler's Bosnia: The Partisans and the Chetniks, 1941-1943. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in January 2007


Now available from Casemate
11 December 2006

Lubbeck, William. At Leningrad's Gates: The Story of a Soldier with Army Group North. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2006


This day in history
11 December 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 11 December 1941, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States, and the United States reciprocated.


Forthcoming from McFarland
11 December 2006

Culp, Robert K. The First Black United States Marines: The Men of Montford Point, 1942-1946. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in May 2007


Book review
10 December 2006

Megargee, Geoffrey P. Inside Hitler's High Command. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2000

Read our review


This day in history
10 December 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 10 December 1941, Japanese forces landed on Luzon in the Philippine Islands and on Guam, and Japanese aircraft sank HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse off the east coast of Malaya.


Now available from Greenhill
9 December 2006

Crook, David. Spitfire Pilot: A Personal Account of the Battle of Britain. London: Greenhill Books, 2006


Forthcoming from Kansas
8 December 2006

Litvin, Nikolai. 800 Days on the Eastern Front: A Russian Soldier Remembers World War II. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in April 2007


Self-Publisher
8 December 2006

We've added another self-publisher, James R. Haun, and his book, Spitfire Wingman from Tennessee, 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.


This day in history
8 December 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 8 December 1941, at almost the same time Pearl Harbor was under attack, but on the western side of the international dateline, Japanese forces invaded Thailand and Malaya and bombed Singapore. Delayed by weather conditions, a few hours later Japanese aircraft largely destroyed American airpower in the Philippines.


This day in history
7 December 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 7 December 1941, the armed forces of Imperial Japan launched a series of carefully coordinated assaults reaching from the Hawaiian Islands to Singapore. On the eastern side of the international dateline, an IJN striking force attacked Pearl Harbor with devastating results.


News from Osprey
7 December 2006

Just in time for the holiday season, Osprey Publishing has released a raft of fresh titles and announced several new books for publication early next year. Check our Osprey page for details.


Now available from Praeger
6 December 2006

Bennett, G.H. Destination Normandy: Three American Regiments on D-Day. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2006

Mitcham, Samuel W. Rommel's Lieutenants: The Men Who Served the Desert Fox, France, 1940. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2006


This day in history
6 December 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 6 December 1941, while Japanese forces prepared for operations against Pearl Harbor, the Philippines, Malaya, and Singapore, Soviet Armies on the Russian Front launched a major offensive along approximately 500 miles of frontage in the Moscow sector.


Forthcoming from St Martin's Press
5 December 2006

Lambert, Angela. The Lost Life of Eva Braun. Forthcoming from St Martin's Press in January 2007


Now available from Kansas
4 December 2006

Glantz, David M. Red Storm over the Balkans: The Failed Soviet Invasion of Romania, Spring 1944. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2006


This day in history
4 December 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 4 December 1941, a Japanese naval force departed Hainan Island for the invasion of Malaya with 27,000 troops in eighteen transports protected by Escort Force Main Body and Malaya Force Main Body.


In memoriam
4 December 2006

Kenneth Taylor—a USAAF pilot who managed to get his P-40 into the air and attack Japanese aircraft at Pearl Harbor, later served on Guadalcanal, and retired as a colonel after twenty-seven years in the service—died on 25 November in Arizona at the age of 86.


Book review
3 December 2006

Howard, Peter. Pointe du Hoc. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2006

Read our review


Forthcoming from Greenwood
2 December 2006

Mitcham, Samuel W. Rommel's Desert Commanders: The Men Who Served the Desert Fox, North Africa, 1941-1942. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in March 2007


This day in history
2 December 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 2 December 1941, the code message "Climb Mount Niitaka" was transmitted to Japanese military commands, indicating offensive operations were to proceed as planned.


Now available from Fedorowicz
1 December 2006

Schneider, Wolfgang. Das Reich Tigers: The Tigers of the 8./SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 Das Reich schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 102 and schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 502. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2006


This day in history
1 December 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 1 December 1941, in Tokyo Prime Minister Tojo and his cabinet make another presentation to the Emperor about the necessity for going to war, and Hirohito signalled his assent.

 

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