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Now available from Allen & Unwin
30 June 2007

McKernan, Michael. The Strength of a Nation: Six Years of Australians Fighting for the Nation and Defending the Homefront in World War II. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2007

In memoriam
30 June 2007

Irvine Styer—a pilot with the USAAF 27th Fighter Squadron who flew more than 50 missions over Europe—died on 23 June in California at the age of 85.

News from Schiffer
29 June 2007

Schiffer Military History has announced several upcoming titles due in the next few months, including a two-volume history of the 1st Fallschirmjaeger Division by Ben Christensen. Check our Schiffer page for all the details.

Now available from McFarland
28 June 2007

O'Reilly, Charles T. The Jews of Italy, 1938-1945: An Analysis of Revisionist Histories. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2007

Now available from Palgrave
27 June 2007

Rofe, J. Simon. Franklin Roosevelt's Foreign Policy and the Welles Mission. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2007

Forthcoming from Texas
26 June 2007

Jersey, Stanley Coleman. Hell's Islands: The Untold Story of Guadalcanal. Forthcoming from Texas A&M University Press in January 2008

In memoriam
26 June 2007

Charles W. Lindberg—a USMC veteran of Iwo Jima who helped raise the first American flag on Mount Suribachi—died on 24 June in Minnesota at the age of 86.

Now available from Eagle
25 June 2007

Lorant, Jean-Yves and Richard Goyat. JG 300: A Chronicle of a Fighter Geschwader in the Battle for Germany, volume 2: September 1944 - May 1945. Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions, Ltd, 2007

Now available from NIP
23 June 2007

Mueller, Michael. Canaris: The Life and Death of Hitler's Spymaster. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2007

Forthcoming from Tauris
23 June 2007

Bearman, Marietta (editor). Out of Austria: The Austrian Centre in London in World War II. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in December 2007

Now available from Free Press
22 June 2007

Weintraub, Stanley. 15 Stars: Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall: Three Generals Who Saved the American Century. New York: The Free Press, 2007

News from Osprey
21 June 2007

Not that anyone will find this unusual, but Osprey Publishing has released several new titles while simultaneously lining up more new ones for publication in August and September. Check our Osprey page for details.

20 June 2007

We've added another self-publisher, Paul W. Wittmer, and his book, United States Submarine Men Lost during World War II (two volumes), 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
20 June 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 20 June 1942, after an intensive aerial bombardment assault elements of Panzer Army Afrika crashed into Indian 11th Infantry Brigade and captured Tobruk.

Forthcoming from Dundurn
19 June 2007

Goddard, Lance. Hell and High Water: Canada and the Italian Campaign. Forthcoming from Dundurn Group in October 2007

Forthcoming from Yale
18 June 2007

Stansky, Peter. The First Day of the Blitz: September 7, 1940. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in November 2007

This day in history
18 June 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 18 June 1942, as 8th Army withdrew to the Egyptian border, Panzer Army Afrika sealed off the Allied garrison of Tobruk, beginning the second siege of that locality.

In memoriam
18 June 2007

USAF Brigadier General Robin Olds—an ace pilot with the 434th Fighter Squadron who scored thirteen victories in WWII with more in Vietnam—died on 14 June in Colorado at the age of 84.

Forthcoming from Praeger
16 June 2007

Strebe, Amy Goodpaster. Flying for Her Country: The American and Soviet Women Military Pilots of World War II. Forthcoming from Praeger Security International in August 2007

Now available from AF Editions
15 June 2007

Jurado, Carlos Caballero. Panzer IV: The Wehrmacht's Armoured Fist. Vallodolid, Spain: AF Editions, 2007

In memoriam
15 June 2007

Kurt Waldheim—a veteran of the German army who was wounded on the Russian Front and later served (although he initially denied it) in the Balkans, and after the war became Secretary General of the United Nations—died on 14 June in Austria at the age of 88.

Now available from Pen and Sword
14 June 2007

Tucker-Jones, Anthony. Hitler's Great Panzer Heist: Germany's Foreign Armour Action, 1939-1945. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2007

This day in history
13 June 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 13 June 1942, a team of four German saboteurs landed by U-202 on Long Island overnight as part of Operation Pastorius.

Now available from Greenhill
12 June 2007

Delve, Ken. The Story of the Spitfire: An Operational and Combat History. London: Greenhill Books, 2007

Forthcoming from Palgrave
12 June 2007

Axelrod, Alan. Bradley. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in December 2007

Now available from Osprey
11 June 2007

Zaloga, Steven J. The Atlantic Wall, volume 1: France. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2007

Crowdy, Terry. French Resistance Fighter: France's Secret Army. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2007

Now available from Scribner
9 June 2007

Lowe, Keith. Inferno: The Fiery Destruction of Hamburg, 1943. New York: Scribner, 2007

Editor's Pick
8 June 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 one:

Hara, Tameichi et al. Japanese Destroyer Captain: Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Midway: The Great Naval Battles as Seen through Japanese Eyes. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2007

Originally published in Japan, then in the US in 1961, this represents an all-to-rare view of the Pacific War from the perspective of a Japanese participant, in this case a skipper who writes about his exploits commanding IJN warships in many critical naval engagements. Recently reprinted by NIP.

Now available from Amber
7 June 2007

Haskew, Michael E. Encyclopedia of Elite Forces in the Second World War: Paratroops, Commandos, Rangers, Waffen SS. London: Amber Books, 2007

This day in history
7 June 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 7 June 1942, the German 11th Army with strong Luftwaffe support opened an assault against Sevastopol.

Forthcoming from Berkley
6 June 2007

Johnson, Forest B. Phantom Warrior: The Heroic True Story of Pvt. John McKinney's One-Man Stand against the Japanese in World War II. Forthcoming from Berkley in August 2007

Now available from Manchester
5 June 2007

Thomas, Martin. The French Empire at War, 1940-1945. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2007

In memoriam
5 June 2007

William H. London—a veteran of the US Navy who served aboard USS Monaghan at Pearl Harbor—died on 28 May in California at the age of 86.

5 June 2007

From Bellmore, NY comes catalog 204 from Antheil International Booksellers with 44 pages of new and used naval, military, and aviation titles for sale.

Now available from Missouri
4 June 2007

Eisenhower, John S.D. They Fought at Anzio. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2007

This day in history
4 June 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 4 June 1942, opposing air squadrons exchanged devastating blows in the Battle of Midway, resulting in the loss of four IJN aircraft carriers and one USN carrier.

Book review
3 June 2007

Claasen, Adam R. A. Hitler's Northern War: The Luftwaffe's Ill-Fated Campaign, 1940-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2001

Read our review

Now available from Nebraska
2 June 2007

Snyder, David Raub. Sex Crimes under the Wehrmacht. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2007

Forthcoming from Palgrave
2 June 2007

Clogg, Richard. Bearing Gifts To Greeks: Humanitarian Aid to Greece in the 1940s. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in December 2007

Now available from Penguin
1 June 2007

Kershaw, Ian. Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940-1941. New York: Penguin Group USA, 2007


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