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Now available from Knopf
31 October 2007

Bellamy, Chris. Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War. New York: Knopf, 2007

Now available from Simon & Schuster
31 October 2007

Sloan, Bill. The Ultimate Battle: Okinawa 1945: The Last Epic Struggle of World War II. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007

Forthcoming from Routledge
30 October 2007

Gilbert, Martin. The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War. Forthcoming from Routledge in December 2007

Now available from Casemate
29 October 2007

Jones, Michael K. Stalingrad: How the Red Army Survived the German Onslaught. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2007

Now available from Crown
27 October 2007

Campbell, James. The Ghost Mountain Boys: Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea, the Forgotten War of the South Pacific. New York: Crown, 2007

Now available from Harcourt
27 October 2007

Heimann, Judith M. The Airmen and the Headhunters: A True Story of Lost Soldiers, Heroic Tribesmen and the Unlikeliest Rescue of World War II. New York: Harcourt, 2007

Forthcoming from Red Kite
26 October 2007

Parry, Simon. War-Torn Skies: Battle of Britain, Surrey. Forthcoming from Red Kite in November 2007

Evan-Hart, Julian. War-Torn Skies: Battle of Britain, Hertfordshire. Forthcoming from Red Kite in April 2008

This day in history
26 October 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 26 October 1942, fighting raged around the globe: German 6th Army and Soviet 62nd Army grappled in Stalingrad, the Second Battle of Alamein continued in Egypt, USN and IJN forces slugged it out in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, and Australian 16th Brigade pushed against the Japanese rearguard on the Kokoka Track.

Now available from D & M
25 October 2007

Zuehlke, Mark. Terrible Victory: First Canadian Army and the Scheldt Estuary Campaign: September 13 - November 6, 1944. Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2007

Now available from Ian Allan
24 October 2007

Ware, Pat. Red Ball Express: Supply Line from the D-Day Beaches. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2007

Forthcoming from Tauris
23 October 2007

Robinson, Alan. Chaplains at War: The Role of Clergymen during World War II. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in July 2008

This day in history
23 October 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 23 October 1942, British 8th Army opened the Second Battle of Alamein during the night by launching a massive assault against Axis positions.

Now available from Stackpole
22 October 2007

Wood, James A. Army of the West: The Weekly Reports of German Army Group B, May-October 1944. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2007

Book review
21 October 2007

Rolf, David. The Bloody Road to Tunis: Destruction of the Axis Forces in North Africa: November 1942 - May 1943. London: Greenhill Books, 2001

Read our review

Now available from W and N
20 October 2007

Wilson, Kevin. Men of Air: The Doomed Youth of Bomber Command. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2007

Now available from McFarland
19 October 2007

Steiner, James. Hitler's Wehrmacht: German Armed Forces in Support of the Fuehrer. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2007

19 October 2007

After fifty years in the business, Antheil still sells books by mailing out printed catalogs, and #205 just arrived here with 44 pages of secondhand naval, maritime, military, and aviation titles.

Now available from Indiana
18 October 2007

Ehrenreich, Eric. The Nazi Ancestral Proof: Genealogy, Racial Science, and the Final Solution. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2007

Forthcoming from Routledge
18 October 2007

Sabrin, Ramet P. The Independent State of Croatia, 1941-45. Forthcoming from Routledge in November 2007

News from Osprey
17 October 2007

Like clockwork, the Osprey Publishing gang has released a batch of new titles. They've also announced nine new books for publication between now and February. Check our Osprey page for details.

Now available from UNC Press
16 October 2007

Muller, Eric L. American Inquisition: The Hunt for Japanese American Disloyalty in World War II. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2007

News from OUP
15 October 2007

Our inside source at Oxford University Press tells us, regarding publication of the English edition of the Germany and the Second World War series from OUP, that part 1 of volume 9 can probably be expected in April or May 2008, with part 2 of volume 9 probably released in 2009, and volumes 8 and 10 following sometime afterward.

Now available from Simon & Schuster
13 October 2007

Kennedy, David M. The Library of Congress World War II Companion. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007

In memoriam
13 October 2007

Nolan Herndon—a B-25 navigator-bombardier on the Doolittle raid who bombed Japan, landed at Vladivostok, and subsequently spent a year in Soviet captivity—died in South Carolina on 7 October at the age of 88.

Now available from Fedorowicz
12 October 2007

Berger, Florian. The Face of Courage: The 98 Men Who Received Both the Knight's Cross and the Close Combat Clasp in Gold. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2007

Now available from Stanford
11 October 2007

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

This day in history
11 October 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 11 October 1942, US Navy Task Group 64.2 intercepted a Japanese convoy and bombardment force off Guadalcanal, leading to the naval Battle of Cape Esperance.

Recommended reading
10 October 2007

We receive and read many books, but we only reserve space on our Recommended Reading page for the best of the lot. The list of recommendations has been freshly updated to include more of our favorites.

Now available from Tauris
9 October 2007

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

In memoriam
9 October 2007

Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema—a Dutchman who escaped from the Netherlands in 1940, served in the SOE and RAF, became aide-de-camp to Queen Wilhelmina, and later wrote Soldier of Orange about his wartime experiences—died in Hawaii on 26 September at the age of 90.

Now available from Histoire
8 October 2007

Delize, Jean. U-Boote Crews: Daily Life, 1939 - 1945. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2007

Lodieu, Didier. Dying for Saint-Lo: Hedgerow Hell, July 1944. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2007

Now available from Zenith
6 October 2007

Springer, Joseph A. Inferno: The Epic Life and Death Struggle of the USS Franklin in World War II. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2007

Forthcoming from Penguin
5 October 2007

Horne, Alistair. To Lose a Battle: France 1940. Forthcoming from Penguin in November 2007

Now available from Indiana
4 October 2007

Madison, James H. Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys: An American Woman in World War II. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2007

Forthcoming from Fedorowicz
4 October 2007

Munch, Karlheinz. StuG.Abt. 210. Forthcoming from J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc in January 2008

Now available from Midland
3 October 2007

Smith, J. Richard et al. Luftwaffe Colours Schlachtflieger: Luftwaffe Ground-Attack Units, 1937-1945. Hinckley, UK: Midland Publishing Limited, 2007

Now available from Eagle
2 October 2007

Crandall, Jerry. The Focke-Wulf FW 190 Dora D-9, D-11, D-13, volume 1. Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions, Ltd, 2007

Forthcoming from Catholic University
2 October 2007

Henry, Patrick. We Only Know Men: The Rescue of Jews in France during the Holocaust. Forthcoming from Catholic University of America Press in November 2007

Now available from Holt
1 October 2007

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


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