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Forthcoming from McFarland
31 January 2008

Clark, George B. United States Marine Corps Generals of World War II: A Biographical Dictionary. Forthcoming from McFarland & Company, Inc in June 2008


This day in history
31 January 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 31 January 1943, Field Marshal Paulus surrendered German 6th Army's southern pocket in Stalingrad and went into Soviet captivity while his 11th Korps continued to hold out in the northern pocket of the ruined city.


Forthcoming from Oklahoma
30 January 2008

Korkuc, Bob. Finding a Fallen Hero: The Death of a Ball Turret Gunner. Forthcoming from University of Oklahoma Press in March 2008


Now available from Stackpole
30 January 2008

Carafano, James J. GI Ingenuity: Improvisation, Technology, and Winning World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2008


Forthcoming from Casemate
29 January 2008

Zetterling, Niklas and Anders Frankson. The Korsun Pocket: The Encirclement and Breakout of a German Army in the East, 1944. Forthcoming from Casemate in July 2008


In memoriam
28 January 2008

Former Indonesian leader Suharto—who joined the Royal Netherlands Indies army in 1940, served as an officer in the Japanese-sponsored Peta volunteer militia during the occupation, fought against the Dutch return in 1945, and eventually became ruler of the independent nation—died on 27 January in Jakarta at the age of 86.


Now available from Hawaii
28 January 2008

Falgout, Suzanne, Lin Poyer and Laurence M. Carucci. Memories of War: Micronesians in the Pacific War. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2007


Book Review
27 January 2008

Jarymowycz, Roman Johann. Tank Tactics from Normandy to Lorraine. Boulder, CO: Lynn Rienner Publishers, 2001

Read our review


News from England
26 January 2008

AirPower Editions, a new imprint of Chevron Publishing, will be releasing its first three books in February, all bios of Luftwaffe fighter pilots. Check our AirPower page for details.


Forthcoming from Fedorowicz
25 January 2008

Fischer, Thomas. Soldiers of the Leibstandarte. Forthcoming from J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc in March 2008


Now available from NIP
24 January 2008

Frank, Hans. German S-Boats in Action in the Second World War. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2007


Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
23 January 2008

Delaforce, Patrick. Monty's Marauders: The 4th and 8th Armoured Brigades in the Second World War. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in March 2008


This day in history
23 January 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 23 January 1943, the Allies received good news from around the globe. On the Russian Front, Soviet troops captured Gumrak, the last airfield in German hands in the Stalingrad pocket. In Libya, British 8th Army entered Tripoli after the long advance from Alamein. In Tunisia, German 5th Panzer Army called off its Operation Eilbote attacks and settled into defensive positions. In the Solomons, Japanese troops on Guadalcanal withdrew toward evacuation points, and Mount Austen was firmly in American hands. In Papua New Guinea, the campaign came to end after destruction of Japanese strongholds at Gona, Buna, and Sanananda.


Now available from Palgrave
22 January 2008

Axelrod, Alan. Bradley. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2007


Forthcoming from Penguin
21 January 2008

Tooze, Adam. The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy. Forthcoming from Penguin in February 2008


Forthcoming from Wisconsin
21 January 2008

Garbe, Detlef. Between Resistance and Martyrdom: Jehovah's Witnesses in the Third Reich. Forthcoming from University of Wisconsin Press in February 2008


Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
21 January 2008

Smith, Claude. History of the Glider Pilot Regiment. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in February 2008


Book reviews
20 January 2008

Battistelli, Pier Paolo. Panzer Divisions: The Blitzkrieg Years 1939-40. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2007

Bishop, Chris. Order of Battle: German Panzers in World War II. St Paul, MN: Zenith, 2007

Read our reviews


Now available from McFarland
19 January 2008

Booker, Bryan D. African Americans in the United States Army in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2008


Now available from Berkley
18 January 2008

DeFelice, Jim. Rangers at Dieppe: The First Combat Action of U.S. Army Rangers in World War II. New York: Berkley, 2008


News from Pelican
17 January 2008

Spring will bring two new WWII books from Louisiana: one on air operations in the Guadalcanal campaign and one on Admiral James Richardson. Check our Pelican page for details.


Forthcoming from Columbia
17 January 2008

Pavlowitch, Stevan. Hitler's New Disorder: The Second World War in Yugoslavia. Forthcoming from Columbia University Press in March 2008


Now available from Yale
16 January 2008

Payne, Stanley G. Franco and Hitler: Spain, Germany and World War II. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008


Now available from Tauris
16 January 2008

Waddington, Lorna. Hitler's Crusade: Bolshevism and the Myth of the International Jewish Conspiracy. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2008


News from Texas
15 January 2008

Texas A&M University Press has announced several new WWII-related titles for publication within the next couple of months. Check our TAMU page for details.


Hamilton
15 January 2008

The printed "Bargain Books" catalog from Edward R. Hamilton for 28 December 2007 has arrived here by mail with a couple of pages of WWII books.


Forthcoming from Turner
14 January 2008

Duncan, Bob. Historic Photos of World War II: Pearl Harbor to Japan. Forthcoming from Turner Publishing Company in February 2008


Now available from Routledge
12 January 2008

Adelman, Jonathan. Hitler and His Allies in World War Two. London: Routledge, 2008


News from Osprey
11 January 2008

Not allowing the holidays to interfere with their productivity, the gang at Osprey have continued to crank out some interesting WWII-related titles. Check our Osprey page for latest releases and new additions to their production schedule.


In memoriam
11 January 2008

Sir Edmund Hillary—who served as a navigator in the Royal New Zealand Air Force in the Pacific before climbing to other heights—died today in New Zealand at the age of 88.


Forthcoming from St Martin's
10 January 2008

Holland, James. Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War 1944-45. Forthcoming from St Martin's Press in March 2008


Forthcoming from Silkworm
10 January 2008

Direk Jayanama. Thailand and World War II. Forthcoming from Silkworm Books in March 2008


Now available from Praeger
9 January 2008

Hall, David Ian. Strategy for Victory: The Development of British Tactical Air Power, 1919-1943. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2007


Forthcoming from Zenith
8 January 2008

Crawford, Steve. The Wehrmacht Day by Day. Forthcoming from Zenith Press in February 2008


News from Kansas
7 January 2008

The kind folks at University Press of Kansas have notified us that Wolfram von Richthofen: Master of the German Air War by James Corum is scheduled for publication in September.


Editor's Choice awards for 2007
6 January 2008

Stone & Stone Second World War Books annually selects new releases for the Editor's Choice awards, aka the "Stonies," as the best books of the year. Here are the winners of the Stonies for 2007.


Now available from Stackpole
5 January 2008

Mitcham, Samuel W. Panzers in Winter: Hitler's Army and the Battle of the Bulge. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2008


Cadman
5 January 2008

The printed "Catalogue #96" from T. Cadman WW2 Books arrived here today via the hands of our trusty mail carrier.


In memoriam
4 January 2008

Gerald Astor—veteran of the US 97th Infantry Division and author of many books about World War II—died in New York on 30 December at the age of 81.


Now available from Helion
4 January 2008

Friesen, Bruno. Panzer Gunner: From My Native Canada to the German Ostfront and Back in Action with 25th Panzer Regiment, 7th Panzer Division 1944-45. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2008


In memoriam
3 January 2008

George MacDonald Fraser—author of a highly-regarded memoir of the war in Burma as well as the Flashman series of historical fiction—died on the Isle of Man on 2 January at the age of 82.


Forthcoming from Sutton
3 January 2008

Fry, Helen. The King's Most Loyal Enemy Aliens: Germans Who Fought for Britain in the Second World War. Forthcoming from Sutton Publishing Ltd in February 2008


Now available from Texas
2 January 2008

Jersey, Stanley Coleman. Hell's Islands: The Untold Story of Guadalcanal. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2008


Now available from Heimdal
2 January 2008

Cazenave, Stephane. Chronik der SS-Pz-AA10: Formation, Buczacz, Normandie, Arnhem, Pomeranie, Halbe. Bayeux: Editions Heimdal, 2007


Book statistics
1 January 2008

For the first day of the new year we present a compilation of statistics from Stone & Stone showing the most popular books, authors, publishers, and subjects for the year 2007.


Now available from Praeger
1 January 2008

Jarymowycz, Roman. Cavalry from Hoof to Track: The Quest for Mobility. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2007


Now available from NYU
1 January 2008

Hegarty, Marilyn. Victory Girls, Khaki-Wackies, and Patriotutes: The Regulation of Female Sexuality during World War II. New York: New York University Press, 2007


Military History Bookshop
1 January 2008

Printed catalog "PV" for winter 2007/2008 has arrived here by mail with more than 60 pages of juicy military books, including a substantial selection of WWII titles, for sale via mail, the Internet, and over the counter in Folkestone, Kent.

 

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