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Robert Rosenthala B-17 pilot with the US 8th Air Force who flew 52 missions and was twice shot down, later serving as an assistant to the US prosecutor during the Nuremberg trialsdied on 20 April in New York at the age of 89.
Now available from FSG
Olson, Lynne. Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2007
Altobello, Brian. Into the Shadows Furious: The Brutal Battle for New Georgia. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000
News from Helion
Helion & Company have announced five new WWII titles by A. Stephen Hamilton, Mark Bevis, Perry Moore, Bruno Frisen, and Ian Baxter scheduled for publication between now and the end of the year. Check our Helion page for details.
Now available from Fordham
Fauntleroy, Barbara Gavin. The General and His Daughter: The Wartime Letters of General James M. Gavin to His Daughter Barbara. New York: Fordham University Press, 2007
News from Berlin
Rolf Michaelis has dispatched a copy of his new book, Die Waffen-SS: Mythos und Wirklichkeit. Written in German, it contains individual chapters on Waffen-SS forces raised from more than thirty different nationalities as well as chapters on more than forty important SS units.
Now available from Schiffer
Westemeier, Jens. Joachim Peiper: A New Biography of Himmler's SS Commander. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2007
As we like to do when especially interesting books arrive here, we've updated our Recommended Reading page with a couple of titles we think you'll find worthy of your attention.
News from Geoffrey Megargee
"My latest book, War of Annihilation: Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front, 1941, will be coming out in paperback soon."
Now available from NIP
Christ, James F. Battalion of the Damned: The 1st Marine Paratroopers at Gavutu and Bloody Ridge, 1942. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2007
Paterson, Lawrence. U-Boats in the Mediterranean, 1941-1944. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2007
Now available from Potomac
Wiles, Tripp. Forgotten Raiders of '42: The Fate of the Marines Left Behind on Makin. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2007
Sharp, Lee. The French Army, 1939-1940: Organisation, Order of Battle, Operational History, volume V. Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2006
Niehorster, Leo. United States Armed Forces Order of Battle, 7 December 1941, volume 3: US Navy, US Marine Corps, and US Coast Guard. Milton Keynes, UK: The Military Press, 2007
Now available from HarperCollins
Friedlander, Saul. Nazi Germany and the Jews, volume 2: The Years of Extermination. New York: HarperCollins, 2007
Now available from Kentucky
Watt, George. Escape from Hitler's Europe: An American Airman behind Enemy Lines. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2007
Forthcoming from Zenith
Hammel, Eric. Guadalcanal: The U.S. Marines in World War II: A Pictorial Tribute. Forthcoming from Zenith Press in August 2007
Yeide, Harry. First to the Rhine: The 6th Army Group in World War II. Forthcoming from Zenith Press in August 2007
Now available from Pen and Sword
Wragg, David. Sink the French: At War with an Ally, 1940. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2007
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 18 April 1942, Jimmy Doolittle led sixteen USAAF B-25 bombers from the aircraft carrier Hornet in a daring raid against Tokyo and other Japanese cities, doing little damage but boosting American morale.
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 Military Press
Jonathan reports from Military Press in Buckinghamshire that all three parts of volume eightAntiaircraft Artilleryof the United States Army Ground Forces series by J. J. Hays have now been published and are available through all the usual outlets.
Neville DukeWWII RAF ace, test pilot, and authordied on 8 April in Surrey, UK at the age of 85.
Zetterling, Niklas. Normandy 1944: German Military Organization, Combat Power and Organizational Effectiveness. Winnipeg, Manitoba: J.J. Fedorowicz, 2000
News from U of Mo
Now available from P&S
Konstam, Angus. Salerno 1943: The Allied Invasion of Italy. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2007
Forthcoming from FSG
Olson, Lynne. Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England. Forthcoming from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in May 2007
Kurt Vonneguta veteran of the US 106th Infantry Division who was captured at the Battle of the Bulge and survived the firebombing of Dresden, later in life becoming a popular and highly regarded authordied on 11 April in New York at the age of 84.
News from Osprey
The industrious gang at Osprey Publishing has just released some new titles and they've added about seven more books to their publication schedule for the next couple of months. Check our Osprey page for details.
Now available from ALM
Kuwahara, Yasuo. Kamikaze: A Japanese Pilot's Own Spectacular Story of the Famous Suicide Squadrons. Clearfield, UT: American Legacy Media, 2007
Forthcoming from Stackpole
Mitcham jr, Samuel W. The Battle of Sicily: How the Allies Lost Their Chance for Total Victory. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in July 2007
Now available from McFarland
Lucas, Peter. The OSS in World War II Albania: Covert Operations and Collaboration with Communist Partisans. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2007
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 9 April 1942, General King surrendered with approximately 75,000 US and PI troops in the Bataan peninsula while General Wainwright and a small garrison continued to defend Corregidor.
Lampe, David. The Last Ditch: Britain's Secret Resistance and the Nazi Invasion Plan. London: Greenhill Books, 2007
Now available from UPK
Litvin, Nikolai. 800 Days on the Eastern Front: A Russian Soldier Remembers World War II. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2007
Leon Gourewhose family fled Russia, Germany, and the German invasion of France, a veteran of the US Army who fought as an infantryman in the Battle of the Bulge, and later author of a book about the siege of Leningraddied in Virginia on 16 March at the age of 84.
Forthcoming from St Martin's
Yenne, Bill. Rising Sons: The Japanese-American GIs Who Fought for the United States in World War II. Forthcoming from St Martin's Press in July 2007
Now available from Fedorowicz
Haasler, Timm. Hold the Westwall or Perish with it: The History of Panzer-Brigade 105, September 1944. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2007
Forthcoming from Rowman
Takeyama, Michio. Scars of War: Tokyo during World War II. Forthcoming from Rowman and Littlefield in July 2007
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 5 April 1942, the Imperial Japanese Navy's 1st Carrier Fleet launched air strikes with 127 warplanes against shipping, aircraft, and installations at Colombo, Ceylon.
News from Annapolis
Now available from OUP
Morgan, Philip. The Fall of Mussolini: Italy, the Italians, and the Second World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007
Now available from Greenhill
Denny, Isabel. Konigsberg 1945: The Annihilation of Hitler's Fortress City. London: Greenhill Books, 2007
Although his death was not widely publicized, Baron Bernd Freytag von Loringhovena major in the German Army and one of the last to leave Hitler's bunker alive in the final days of the war, subsequently publishing his memoir of those eventsdied on 27 Feburary in Munich at the age of 93.
Forthcoming from Routledge
Silverstone, Paul H. The Navy of World War II, 1922-1946. Forthcoming from Routledge in July 2007
May, Ernest R. Strange Victory: Hitler's Conquest of France. New York: Hill and Wang, 2000
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