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Now available from Fedorowicz
29 February 2008

Fischer, Thomas. Soldiers of the Leibstandarte. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2008

Forthcoming from Greenwood/Praeger
28 February 2008

Bradham, Randolph. To the Last Man: The Battle for Normandy's Cotentin Peninsula and Brittany. Forthcoming from Praeger Security International in March 2008

News from Canada
28 February 2008

Author Paul Douglas Dickson has notified us that his new biographical work, A Thoroughly Canadian General: A Biography of General H.D.G. Crerar, is now available from University of Toronto Press.

Forthcoming from Harvard
28 February 2008

Fritzsche, Peter. Life and Death in the Third Reich. Forthcoming from Belknap Press / Harvard University Press in March 2008

Forthcoming from AirTime
28 February 2008

Foreman, John and Sid Harvey. The Messerschmitt Me262 Combat Diary. Forthcoming from AirTime Publishing in March 2008

Now available from NIP
27 February 2008

Wise Jr, James E. Sole Survivors of the Sea. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2008

Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
27 February 2008

Adlam, Henry. On and Off the Flight Deck: Reflections of a Naval Fighter Pilot in World War II. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in March 2008

Hichens, Anthony. Gunboat Commander: The Biography of Lieutenant Commander Robert Hichens. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in March 2008

Now available from Zenith
26 February 2008

Green, Michael and James D. Brown. Tiger Tanks at War. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2008

25 February 2008

We've added another self-publisher, Kenneth I. Friedman, and his book, Morning of the Rising Sun: The Heroic Story of the Battles for Guadalcanal, 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.

Book review
24 February 2008

Tennent, Alan J. British and Commonwealth Merchant Ship Losses to Axis Submarines, 1939-1945. Stroud, England: Sutton Publishing, 2001

Read our review

Now available from McFarland
23 February 2008

Petty, Bruce M. New Zealand in the Pacific War: Personal Accounts of World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2008

Connole, Dennis A. The 26th Yankee Division on Coast Patrol Duty, 1942-943. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2008

23 February 2008

Bless the WWII booksellers who continue to send out printed catalogs, including Jerboa-Redcap Books, whose "Supplement #111" has arrived here with an assortment of goodies.

Now available from Routledge
22 February 2008

Sabrin, Ramet P. The Independent State of Croatia 1941-45. London: Routledge, 2008

Now available from Helion
21 February 2008

Steinhardt, Fred (editor). Panzer Lehr Division, 1944-45. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2008

Forthcoming from Grub Street
21 February 2008

McIntosh, Wallace with Mel Rolfe. Gunning for the Enemy: Bomber Command's Top Sharp-Shooter Tells His Remarkable Story. Forthcoming from Grub Street in June 2008

Smith, R.I.A. with Christopher Shores. The Spitfire Smiths: A Unique Story of Brothers in Arms. Forthcoming from Grub Street in July 2008

News from Aberjona
20 February 2008

Patti Bonn sends this flash from Pennsylvania:

"Victory Was Beyond Their Grasp: With the 272nd Volks-Grenadier Division from the Hurtgen Forest to the Heart of the Reich is now available. Doug Nash, the author, was here in the office yesterday signing books that had been pre-ordered. They go into the mail today."

20 February 2008

Every catalog from Edward R. Hamilton contains at least a few interesting WWII titles at bargain prices, and the freshly delivered February 2008 catalog is no exception.

Now available from NIP
19 February 2008

Felton, Mark. Slaughter at Sea: The Untold Story of Japan's Naval War Crimes. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2008

Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
18 February 2008

Thomas, Nick. RAF Top Gun: The Story of Battle of Britain Ace and World Air Speed Holder Teddy Donaldson. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in April 2008

Thomas, Graham. Terror from the Sky: The Battle Against the Flying Bombs. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in April 2008

Now available from Canada
18 February 2008

Toman, Cynthia. An Officer and a Lady: Canadian Military Nursing and the Second World War. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, 2007

Book review
17 February 2008

Westermann, Edward B. Flak: German Anti-aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2001

Read our review

News from England
16 February 2008

AirPower Editions—a new UK-based imprint—has released its first three titles, biographies of Luftwaffe aces by Christer Berstrom and James Kitchens.

Forthcoming from Stanford
16 February 2008

Ristaino, Marcia. The Jacquinot Safe Zone: Wartime Refugees in Shanghai. Forthcoming from Stanford University Press in March 2008

Forthcoming from Cambridge
15 February 2008

Bradley, Phillip. The Battle for Wau: New Guinea's Frontline, 1942-1943. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in March 2008

Now available from Texas
15 February 2008

Crager, Kelly E. Hell under the Rising Sun: Texas POWs and the Building of the Burma-Thailand Death Railway. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2008

Now available from McFarland
14 February 2008

McDonald, Craig R. The USS Puffer in World War II: A History of the Submarine and Its Wartime Crew. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2008

Now available from Kentucky
14 February 2008

Sturma, Michael. The USS Flier: Death and Survival on a World War II Submarine. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2008

This day in history
14 February 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 14 February 1943, Axis forces in Tunisia launched Operation Fruhlingswind, the offensive leading to the Battle of Kasserine Pass.

13 February 2008

We've just received a very nice book by Richard Mead published at the end of last year, and we're sufficiently impressed to add it to our Recommended Reading page, which is where all our recent favorites can be found.

Forthcoming from Sigmond
13 February 2008

Gijbels, Peter and David Truesdale. Leading the Way to Arnhem: An Illustrated History of the 21st Independent Parachute Company 1942-1946. Forthcoming from R.N. Sigmond in April 2008

News from Osprey
12 February 2008

We're reliably informed that Osprey Publishing has released a pair of new WWII titles within the last few days and also added a pair to the production schedule for May. Check our Osprey page for details.

Now available from Stackpole
11 February 2008

Wright, Stephen L. The Last Drop: Operation Varsity, March 24-25 1945. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2008

In memoriam
11 February 2008

Tom Lantos—a Hungarian Jew who escaped from a Nazi work camp in 1944, was recaptured, escaped again, reached a safe house run by Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, joined the resistance, and after the war became the only Holocaust survivor to serve in the United States House of Representatives—died in Maryland on 11 February at the age of 80.

Now available from H & C
9 February 2008

Restayn, Jean. Encyclopaedia of AFVs of WWII: Tanks. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2008

This day in history
9 February 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 9 February 1943, with the last organized Japanese troops having withdrawn before daylight, the campaign on Guadalcanal came to an end.

Now available from Eagle
8 February 2008

Luce, Steve. The US 86th Fighter Group in WWII. Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions, Ltd, 2008

Forthcoming from Savas Beattie
7 February 2008

McCroden, William T. and Thomas Nutter. German Army Order of Battle for World War II, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Savas Beatie in October 2008

News from Schiffer
6 February 2008

The guys in Atglen have announced a bunch—that's the technical term—of new WWII titles for release between now and May. Check our Schiffer page for details

Now available from Ian Allan
6 February 2008

Healy, Mark. Panzerwaffe, volume 2: The Campaign in the West, 1940. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2008

Now available from NIP
5 February 2008

Brown, David K. Atlantic Escorts: Ships, Weapons and Tactics in World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2008

News from Grub Street
4 February 2008

The Grub Street crew has notified us of some upcoming releases, including books by Sean Feast, Alan McGregor, and Tim Vigors. Check our Grub Street page for details.

Now available from McFarland
4 February 2008

Daugherty III, Leo J. The Allied Resupply Effort in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2008

Book review
3 February 2008

Probert, Henry. Bomber Harris: His Life and Times. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001

Read our review

Forthcoming from Stackpole
2 February 2008

Balkoski, Joe. From Beachhead to Brittany: The 29th Infantry Division at Brest, August - September 1944. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in March 2008

This day in history
2 February 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 2 February 1943, having continued to hold out in the ruined city after the surrender of Paulus, 11th Korps of German 6th Army finally capitulated, thus ending the Battle of Stalingrad.

Now available from Yale
1 February 2008

Materski, Wojciech. Katyn: A Crime without Punishment. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008

1 February 2008

Printed catalog #206 for 2008 has arrived from Antheil Booksellers ("51 successful years," according to the cover, "of mail order bookselling") with a superior trove of new and used naval, maritime, military, and aviation books for sale.


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