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Forthcoming from Tauris
31 July 2007

Guinn, Gilbert S. and Bennett, G.H. British Naval Aviation in World War II: The US Navy and Anglo-American Relations. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in October 2007

Now available from Rowman
30 July 2007

Takeyama, Michio. The Scars of War: Tokyo during World War II. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007

Now available from Palgrave Macmillan
30 July 2007

Frank, Richard B. MacArthur. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2007

This day in history
30 July 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 30 July 1942, 8th Army and Panzer Army Afrika both took up defensive positions as the First Battle of El Alamein reached a conclusion and Rommel's effort to push into the Nile Delta failed.

28 July 2007

We've added another self-publisher, David P. Mancini, and his book, The Lost Diary: Vignettes of a World War II Combat Soldier, 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.

Forthcoming from Greenhill
27 July 2007

Neitzel, Sonke. Tapping Hitler's Generals: Transcripts of Secret Conversations, 1942-45. Forthcoming from Greenhill Books in September 2007

The Bookshelf
27 July 2007

The "World War II" catalog for summer 2007 has arrived in our mailbox from the Scholar's Bookshelf with a plethora of great titles for sale.

Now available from OUP
26 July 2007

Diamond, Hanna. Fleeing Hitler: France 1940. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007

Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster
25 July 2007

Nagorski, Tom. The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II. Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in September 2007

News from Annapolis
24 July 2007

The good folks at Naval Institute Press have announced a wealth of upcoming WWII-related books due for release over the next three months. Check our NIP page for details.

In memoriam
24 July 2007

Mohammad Zahir Shah—king of Afghanistan during World War II—died on 23 July in Kabul at the age of 92.

Now available from Grub Street
23 July 2007

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

Forthcoming from Illinois
23 July 2007

Lees, Lorraine. Yugoslav-Americans and National Security during World War II. Forthcoming from University of Illinois Press in September 2007

Forthcoming from Lancer
21 July 2007

Vas, Eric A. Subhas Chandra Bose: The Man and His Times. Forthcoming from Lancer Publishers in August 2007

Now available from Polity
21 July 2007

Fest, Joachim. Albert Speer: Conversations with Hitler's Architect. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2007

Forthcoming from Methuen
20 July 2007

MacKinnon, Stephen et al (editors). China at War: Regions of China, 1937-45. Forthcoming from Stanford University Press in September 2007

Now available from Basic
20 July 2007

MacDonogh, Giles. After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation. New York: Basic Books, 2007

Forthcoming from Methuen
19 July 2007

Dobinson, Colin. Building Radar: Forging Britain's Early-Warning Chain, 1939-45. Forthcoming from Methuen in September 2007

Forthcoming from Knopf
18 July 2007

Hastings, Max. Retribution, the Battle for Japan, 1944-45. Forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf in March 2008

Now available from Random House
18 July 2007

Spector, Ronald H. In the Ruins of Empire: The Japanese Surrender and the Battle for Postwar Asia. New York: Random House, 2007

Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster
17 July 2007

Sloan, Bill. The Ultimate Battle: Okinawa 1945: The Last Epic Struggle of World War II. Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in October 2007

Now available from St Martin's
16 July 2007

Yenne, Bill. Rising Sons: The Japanese-American GIs Who Fought for the United States in World War II. New York: St Martin's Press, 2007

In memoriam
16 July 2007

Natalia Karp—a Polish pianist who survived German concentration camps because of her musical abilities and went on to become a world-famous performer after the war—died on 9 July in England at the age of 96.

News from England
14 July 2007

Ashgate Publishing has issued seven volumes in its mammoth Second World War series, covering in sum just about every imaginable aspect of the war.

13 July 2007

We've added another self-publisher, Vern White, and his book, One Man's Memories of World War II: Airplanes, Radar, and Fascinating People, 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 Pen and Sword
12 July 2007

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

Now available from Classic
12 July 2007

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

Forthcoming from Chicago
11 July 2007

Kitson, Simon. The Hunt for Nazi Spies: Fighting Espionage in Vichy France. Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press in October 2007

Now available from Helion
10 July 2007

Melnyk, Michael James. To Battle: The Formation and History of the 14th Galician Waffen-SS Division. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2007

10 July 2007

The smiling mailman handed us printed "Catalogue #93" from T. Cadman WW2 Books. You can find the entire inventory online at Tom's website.

News from Australia
9 July 2007

Australian War Memorial has published Japanese Army Operations in the South Pacific Area: New Britain and Papua Campaigns, 1942-43. This book represents a rare Egnlish translation of part of the official Japanese history of the war, in this case the relevant sections of two of the five Army titles covering the war in the South Pacific.

Book review
8 July 2007

Osborne, Richard E. World War II in Colonial Africa: The Death Knell of Colonialism. Indianapolis, IN: Riebel-Roque Publishing Company, 2001

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Now available from Red Kite
7 July 2007

Bailey, Mike. B-24 Liberator Groups of the Eighth Air Force in Focus. Walton on Thames, UK: Red Kite, 2007

News from McFarland
6 July 2007

The folks at McFarland send word about some new releases, some adjusted publication dates, and some titles freshly added to the schedule. Check our McFarland page for details.

Now available from Hambledon
5 July 2007

Jackson, Ashley. The British Empire and the Second World War. London: Hambledon Continuum, 2007

Forthcoming from Leaping Horseman
4 July 2007

Wuster, Wigand. An Artilleryman in Stalingrad. Forthcoming from Leaping Horseman Books later this month

This day in history
4 July 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 4 July 1942, in northern waters Allied convoy PQ 17 was ordered to scatter due to German air and naval attacks while on the Russian Front von Manstein's German 11th Army completed the conquest of Sevastopol and in the Egyptian desert Panzer Army Afrika and the British 8th Army continued to fight the First Battle of Alamein.

Now available from Indiana
3 July 2007

Isom, Dallas W. Midway Inquest: Why the Japanese Lost the Battle of Midway. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2007

In memoriam
3 July 2007

Admiral Eugene Fluckey—the World War II skipper of the USN submarine Barb, nicknamed the Galloping Ghost of the China Coast—died on 28 June in Maryland at the age of 93.

Now available from Osprey
2 July 2007

Guard, Julie (editor). Airborne: World War II Paratroopers in Combat. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2007

Book review
1 July 2007

Gunby, David and Pelham Temple. Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean, volume 1: 1939-1942. Hinckley, UK: Midland Publishing Limited, 2006

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