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Now available from Camroc
31 January 2007

Scheffel, Charles with Barry Basden. Crack and Thump: With a Combat Infantry Officer in World War II. Llano, TX: Camroc Press, LLC, 2007

This day in history
31 January 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 31 January 1942, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, last Allied troops to cross from Malaya, marched across Johore causeway into Singapore with bagpipes playing, and General Percival announced "The Battle of Singapore has begun."

News from Grub Street
30 January 2007

In London, Grub Street has announced at least seven titles due for publication between now and June. Check our Grub Street page for full details.

30 January 2007

"Catalog 203" has arrived from Antheil Booksellers with 44 pages of new and used naval, maritime, military, and aviation books for sale.

Now available from History Facts
29 January 2007

Muller, Peter. Heinkel He 162 Volksjaeger: Last-Ditch Effort by the Luftwaffe. Andelfingen, Switz: History Facts, 2006

Book review
28 January 2007

Prefer, Nathan N. Vinegar Joe's War: Stilwell's Campaigns for Burma. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000

Read our review

Forthcoming from Heimdal
27 January 2007

Lannoy, Francois de. Au Couer du Reich: Campagne d'Allemagne 1944-1945. Forthcoming from Editions Heimdal in March 2007

Military History Bookshop
27 January 2007

We're pleased to have received the latest printed catalog of books for sale—lots of them!—from the Military History Bookshop in Folkestone, Kent in the UK.

Now available from Zenith
26 January 2007

Green, Michael and James D. Brown. M4 Sherman at War. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2007

This day in history
26 January 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 26 January 1942, the first US troop convoy arrived in the British Isles with the 34th Infantry Division, thus beginning the massive buildup of American ground troops in Europe.

Now available from St Martin's
25 January 2007

Lambert, Angela. The Lost Life of Eva Braun. New York: St Martin's Press, 2007

In memoriam
25 January 2007

David Tsosie—a Navajo code talker who served with the US Marines in the Pacific and was wounded on Saipan—has died in New Mexico at the age of 83.

Forthcoming from Casemate
24 January 2007

Bertin, Francois. D-Day Normandy: Weapons, Uniforms, Military Equipment. Forthcoming from Casemate in March 2007

Lebenson, Leonard. Surrounded by Heroes: Six Campaigns with Divisional Headquarters, 82d Airborne, 1942-1945. Forthcoming from Casemate in April 2007

Now available from Grove
23 January 2007

Drury, Robert. Halsey's Typhoon: The True Story of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue. New York: Grove Atlantic, 2007

This day in history
23 January 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 23 January 1942, Japanese forces landed at Balikpapan, Dutch Borneo in the East Indies, and at Kavieng, New Ireland and Rabaul, New Britain in the Bismarck Archipelago.

Forthcoming from Potomac
22 January 2007

Wiles, Tripp. Forgotten Raiders of '42: The Fate of the Marines Left Behind on Makin. Forthcoming from Potomac Books in March 2007

Book review
21 January 2007

Hughes, David, David A. Ryan and Steve Rothwell. The British Armies in World War Two: An Organisational History, vol 9: The Indian Army, part two: The Indian Army in the East, 1939-43. West Chester, OH: Nafziger Collection, 2006

Read our review

This day in history
21 January 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 21 January 1942, General Erwin Rommel and his Italo-German Panzer Army Afrika launched an offensive against the British 8th Army in Cyrenaica.

Now available from Osprey
20 January 2007

Bucholtz, Chris. 332nd Fighter Group: Tuskegee Airmen. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2007

In memoriam
20 January 2007

Art Buchwald, USMC—who lied about his age in order to enlist, served in the Pacific for three years, and went on to become a well-known writer —died on 17 January in Washington, DC at the age of 81.

Forthcoming from Motorbooks
19 January 2007

Olson, Michael. Tales from a Tin Can: The USS Dale from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay. Forthcoming from Motorbooks - MBI - Zenith in March 2007

Now available from Yale
18 January 2007

Roberts, Geoffrey. Stalin's Wars: From World War to Cold War, 1939-1953. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007

Now available from Helion
17 January 2007

Moore, Perry. Operation Goodwood, July 1944: A Corridor of Death. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2007

Forthcoming from UPK
16 January 2007

Citino, Robert M. Death of the Wehrmacht: The German Campaigns of 1942. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in October 2007

15 January 2007

We've added another self-publisher, Howard Bell, and his book, The Burma Bridge Busters, 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.

Editor's Choice awards for 2006
14 January 2007

Stone & Stone Second World War Books annually selects new releases for the Editor's Choice awards, aka the "Stonies," as the best books of the year. Here are the winners of the Stonies for 2006.

Forthcoming from OUP
13 January 2007

Morgan, Philip. The Fall of Mussolini: Italians and the War, 1940-1945. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in April 2007

13 January 2007

Sporting a fancy new look, the "Bargain Books" catalog for 2 January 2007 has appeared here courtesy of Edward R. Hamilton, Bookseller.

Now available from Holt
12 January 2007

Goetz, Aly. Hitler's Beneficiaries: Plunder, Racial War, and the Nazi Welfare State. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2007

Forthcoming from Greenwood
11 January 2007

Pavelec, Sterling Michael. The Jet Race and the Second World War. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in February 2007

Lindeman, Yehudi. Shards of Memory: Narratives of Holocaust Survival. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in April 2007

This day in history
11 January 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 11 January 1942, Japanese troops landed at Tarakan off Dutch Borneo and at Manado and Kema on the island of Celebes, all in the East Indies.

Editor's Pick
10 January 2007

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 a set of three:

Gardiner, Robert (editor). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1975-1985

Leave Jane's on the shelf and use this definitive, three-volume series for authoritative data about every warship afloat during World War II.

10 January 2007

Catalogue #89 from T. Cadman WW2 Books has appeared in our mailbox with a choice array of titles for sale.

Now available from McFarland
9 January 2007

Mitchell, Arthur. Hitler's Mountain: The Fuehrer, Obersalzberg, and the American Occupation of Berchtesgaden. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2007

Wilson jr, Joe. The 784th Tank Battalion in World War II: History of an African American Armored Unit in Europe. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2007

Forthcoming from Canada
8 January 2007

Munch, Karlheinz. A History of Sturmgeschutz-Abteilung 197. Forthcoming from J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc in February 2007

Book review
7 January 2007

Osborn, Patrick R. Operation Pike: Britain versus the Soviet Union, 1939-1941. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000

Read our review

Now available from Berghahn
6 January 2007

Kay, Alex J. Exploitation, Resettlement, Mass Murder: Political and Economic Planning for Germany Occupation Policy in the Soviet Union, 1940-1941. New York: Berghahn Books, 2006

6 January 2007

The Scholar's Bookshelf "Military History" catalog for Winter 2007 arrived today with a ton of fresh books, many worth a look.

Forthcoming from Lyons
5 January 2007

Melton Jr, Buckner F. Sea Cobra: Admiral Halsey's Task Force and the Great Pacific Typhoon. Forthcoming from Lyons Press in March 2007

4 January 2007

We've added another self-publisher, Ralph Ekwall, and his book, Brother Bob's War, 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 Schiffer
3 January 2007

The busy folks at Schiffer Military and Aviation History have announced a pile of new books for the first quarter of the new year. Check our Schiffer page for details.

Now available from Greenhill
3 January 2007

Manvell, Roger and Heinrich Fraenkel. Dr. Goebbels: His Life and Death. London: Greenhill Books, 2006

Now available from Palgrave Macmillan
2 January 2007

Tillman, Barrett. Lemay. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2007

Book statistics
1 January 2007

For the first day of the new year we present a compilation of statistics from Stone & Stone showing the most popular books, authors, publishers, and subjects for the year 2006.


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