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Self-Publisher
31 May 2007

We've added another self-publisher, Marilyn Jeffers Walton, and her book, Rhapsody in Junk: A Daughter's Return to Germany to Finish Her Father's Story, 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
30 May 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 30 May 1942, RAF Bomber Command sent 1047 aircraft—the first Thousand Bomber Raid—to attack Cologne.


Forthcoming from Macmillan
30 May 2007

Hotta, Eri. Pan-Asianism and Japan's War 1931-1945. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in December 2007


Now available from Pen and Sword
29 May 2007

Warwick, Nigel W. M. Constant Vigilance: The RAF Regiment in the Burma Campaign. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2007


Forthcoming from Little Brown
29 May 2007

Stafford, David. Endgame, 1945: The Missing Final Chapter of World War II. Forthcoming from Little Brown and Company in November 2007


Forthcoming from Belknap
28 May 2007

Wills, Clair. That Neutral Island: A Cultural History of Ireland during the Second World War. Forthcoming from Belknap Press in September 2007


Book review
27 May 2007

Lucas, Peter. The OSS in World War II Albania: Covert Operations and Collaboration with Communist Partisans. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2007

Read our review


This day in history
27 May 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 27 May 1942, in widely scattered parts of the globe, Imperial Japanese Navy forces began sailing for the invasion of Midway Island, the Luftwaffe conducted punishing attacks against convoy PQ-16, and SS Obergruppenfuehrer Reinhard Heydrich was mortally wounded by Free Czech agents.


Now available from Zenith
26 May 2007

Tuohy, William. America's Fighting Admirals: Winning the War at Sea in World War II. St Paul, MN: Zenith, 2007


Forthcoming from Routledge
26 May 2007

Adelman, Jonthan. Hitler and His Allies in World War Two. Forthcoming from Routledge in July 2007


Now available from St Martin's
26 May 2007

Atkinson, Rick. An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943. New York: Holt, 2007


Forthcoming from Facts on File
25 May 2007

Axelrod, Alan. Encyclopedia of World War II, volume 1. Forthcoming from Facts on File in July 2007


Now available from Indiana
24 May 2007

Goldberg, Harold J. D-Day in the Pacific: The Battle of Saipan. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2007


Forthcoming from Grub Street
24 May 2007

Holland, Frank with Adam Wilkins. D-Day Plus One: Shot Down and on the Run in France. Forthcoming from Grub Street in June 2007

Saunders, Andy. Bader's Last Flight: An In-Depth Investigation of a Great WWII Mystery. Forthcoming from Grub Street in September 2007


MHB
24 May 2007

"Catalogue Code PS" for Spring 2007 arrived here by mail today from the Military History Bookshop in Kent with a plethora of military books for sale packed into 74 pages.


Now available from Pen and Sword
23 May 2007

Grace, Edward. The Perilous Road to Rome and Beyond: The Memoirs of a Gordon Highlander. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2007


In memoriam
23 May 2007

Rex Hall George—a B-24 navigator with the 448th Bomb Group of the US 8th Air Force who flew 35 combat missions over Europe —died on 17 May in California at the age of 85.


Forthcoming from Pegasus
23 May 2007

Edwards, Robert. The Winter War: Russia's Invasion of Finland, 1939-40. Forthcoming from Pegasus in July 2007


Now available from Classic
22 May 2007

Wadman, David. Luftwaffe Colours: Aufklarer, volume one: Luftwaffe Reconnaissance Aircraft and Units, 1935-1941. Hinckley, UK: Classic Publications, 2007


In memoriam
22 May 2007

Anthony M. Brooks—an SOE officer in wartime France—died on 19 April in London at the age of 85.


Forthcoming from Spellmount
22 May 2007

Mead, Richard. The Directory of Key British Generals of World War II. Forthcoming from Spellmount Ltd in July 2007


Now available from Zenith
21 May 2007

Slaughter, John Robert. Omaha Beach and Beyond: The Long March of Sergeant Bob Slaughter. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2007

Davis, William E. Sinking the Rising Sun: Dog Fighting and Dive Bombing in World War II. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2007


Forthcoming from Indiana
21 May 2007

Isom, Dallas W. Midway Inquest: Why the Japanese Lost the Battle of Midway. Forthcoming from Indiana University Press in July 2007


Book review
20 May 2007

Harrison Place, Timothy. Military Training in the British Army, 1940-1944: From Dunkirk to D-Day. London: Frank Cass, 2000

Read our review


Now available from Overlook
19 May 2007

Neillands, Robin. The Battle for the Rhine 1944: Arnhem and the Ardennes: The Campaign in Europe 1944-45. New York: The Overlook Press, 2007


Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
19 May 2007

Drabkin, Artem. The Red Air Force at War: Barbarossa and the Retreat to Moscow: Recollections of Soviet Fighter Pilots on the Eastern Front. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in June 2007


Forthcoming from Classic
19 May 2007

Bernad, Denes. From Barbarossa to Odessa: The Luftwaffe Strikes South-East, June-October 1941, part 1. Forthcoming from Classic Publications in June 2007


Recommended
18 May 2007

We receive a constant flow of news books, but few of them qualify as the creme de la creme. Those we deem the very best arrivals, plus a few older tomes, earn the distinction of being added to our Recommended Reading page. Cruise over to get a look at our current suggestions.


Forthcoming from Holt
17 May 2007

Atkinson, Rick. The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944. Forthcoming from Henry Holt and Company in October 2007


Now available from Penguin
17 May 2007

Perry, Mark. Partners in Command: George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in War and Peace. New York: Penguin Group USA, 2007


Forthcoming from Knopf
17 May 2007

Bellamy, Chris. Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War. Forthcoming from Knopf in October 2007


Now available from NIP
16 May 2007

Grier, Howard D. Hitler, Doenitz, and the Baltic Sea: The Third Reich's Last Hope, 1944-1945. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2007

Lavo, Carol. The Galloping Ghost: The Extraordinary Life of Submarine Legend Eugene Fluckey. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2007


Forthcoming from Yale
16 May 2007

Payne, Stanley G. Franco and Hitler: Spain, Germany and World War II. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in January 2008


Now available from Australia
15 May 2007

Pfennigwerth, Ian. The Australian Cruiser Perth, 1939-1942. NSW, Australia: Rosenberg, 2007


Now available from Pen and Sword
14 May 2007

Jones, Michael K. Stalingrad: How the Red Army Triumphed. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2007


Jerboa
14 May 2007

Printed "Supplement #109" from Jerboa-Redcap Books of Hightstown, NJ hit our mailbox today with six pages of new and used naval, military, and aviation books for sale.


Book reviews
13 May 2007

Hooton, E.R. Luftwaffe at War, volume 1: Gathering Storm, 1933-1939. Hinckley, UK: Classic Publications, 2007

Lepage, Jean-Denis. German Military Vehicles of World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2007

Bertin, Francois. Allied Liberation Vehicles. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2007

Dildy, Douglas C. Denmark and Norway 1940: Hitler's Boldest Operation. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2007

Read our reviews


Now available from Perseus
12 May 2007

Kurzman, Dan. A Special Mission: Hitler's Secret Plot to Seize the Vatican and Kidnap Pope Pius XII. New York: Perseus Books Group, 2007


Now available from McFarland
11 May 2007

Bachner, James. My Darkest Years: Memoirs of a Survivor of Auschwitz, Warsaw and Dachau. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2007


Forthcoming from Greenhill
11 May 2007

Delve, Ken. The Story of the Spitfire: An Operational and Combat History. Forthcoming from Greenhill Books in June 2007


The Bookshelf
11 May 2007

The "Spring 2007 Military History" catalog from Scholar's Bookshelf has hit the street with a fresh load of, among other things, WWII titles. Worth a look.


Forthcoming from Manchester U
11 May 2007

Thomas, Martin. The French Empire at War, 1940-1945. Forthcoming from Manchester University Press in June 2007


News from Aberjona
10 May 2007

Despite the untimely death of Kit Bonn, Aberjona Press marches forward. Patti tells us Victims, Victors: From Nazi Occupation to the Conquest of Germany as Seen by a Red Army Soldier by Roman Kravchenko-Berezhnoy is now available, and work continues on at least three more titles for release later this year.


Self-Publisher
10 May 2007

We've added another self-publisher, Beverly Warren-Leigh, and her book, Red Letter Days: The Correspondence of Cameron James Warren, 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 Germany
9 May 2007

Frieser, Karl-Heinz, Klaus Schmider, Klaus Schonherr, et al. Das Deutsch Reich und der Zweite Weltkrieg, volume 8: Das Deutsche Reich in der Defensive: Die Ostfront 1943/44, Der Krieg im Osten und an den Nebenfronten. Munchen: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH, 2007


Forthcoming from Penguin
9 May 2007

Kershaw, Ian. Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940-1941. Forthcoming from Penguin Group USA in May 2007


Now available from Kansas
8 May 2007

Callahan, Raymond. Churchill and His Generals. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2007


Cadman
8 May 2007

Catalog #92 arrived here today from T. Cadman WW2 Books with a hand-picked assortment of secondhand titles for sale.


Forthcoming from the Free Press
7 May 2007

Weintraub, Stanley. 15 Stars: Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall: Three Generals Who Saved the American Century. Forthcoming from The Free Press in June 2007


This day in history
7 May 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 7 May 1942, in the Battle of the Coral Sea USN Task Force 44 turned back the IJN invasion force en route to Port Moresby.


Now available from Missouri
7 May 2007

Maddox, Robert J. Hiroshima in History: The Myths of Revisionism. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2007


This day in history
6 May 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 6 May 1942, in the Philippines General Wainwright surrendered the garrison of Corregidor to General Homma, while in Burma General Stilwell began retreating with his headquarters staff through the jungle to India.


Now available from Osprey
5 May 2007

Rottman, Gordon. Battle Orders 26: US Airborne Units in the Pacific Theater 194245. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2007


This day in history
5 May 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 5 May 1942, British forces landed at Diego Suarez on Madagascar and began a lengthy campaign to capture the Vichy-controlled island.


Now available from Alabama
4 May 2007

Le Tissier, Tony. Patton's Pawns: The 94th US Infantry Division at the Siegfried Line. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2007


In memoriam
3 May 2007

Werner Maser—an infantry officer in the German Army during WWII who went on to write important books about the war—died on 5 April in Germany at the age of 84.


Forthcoming from Penguin
3 May 2007

Jeffers, H. Paul. Onward We Charge: The Heroic Story of Darby's Rangers in World War II. Forthcoming from Penguin (USA) / NAL in July 2007


This day in history
3 May 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 3 May 1942, elements of the 3rd Kure SNLF landed on Tulagi and Gavutu in the Solomons, extending Japanese control throughout the islands and threatening Allied sea lanes.


Now available from Potomac
2 May 2007

Obrynba, Nikolai E. Red Partisan: Memoirs of a Soviet Resistance Fighter on the Eastern Front. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2007


Forthcoming from Grub Street
1 May 2007

Darlow, Steve. Five of the Many: Survivors of the Bomber Command Offensive from the Battle of Britain to Victory Tell Their Story. Forthcoming from Grub Street in October 2007

 

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