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Now available from Belknap
31 March 2008

Fritzsche, Peter. Life and Death in the Third Reich. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press / Harvard University Press, 2008


Forthcoming from Casemate
31 March 2008

Bennett, David. A Magnificent Disaster: The Failure of Market Garden, the Arnhem Operation, September 1944. Forthcoming from Casemate in May 2008


Book review
30 March 2008

Zeng, Henry L. de and Douglas G. Stankey with Eddie J. Creek. Bomber Units of the Luftwaffe 1933-1945: A Reference Source, volume 1. Hinckley, UK: Midland Publishing Limited, 2007

Read our review


Now available from Zenith
29 March 2008

Chant, Chris. Allied Bombers, 1939-1945. St Paul, MN: Zenith Books, 2008

Chant, Chris. Allied Fighters, 1939-1945. St Paul, MN: Zenith Books, 2008


Hamilton
29 March 2008

The printed "Bargain Books" catalog for 7 March has arrived here from Edward R. Hamilton with, as always, an assortment of WWII-related titles at very inexpensive prices tucked away amongst the needlecraft books and cooking books and gardening books.


Now available from Fedorowicz
28 March 2008

Nevenkin, Kamen. Fire Brigades: The Panzer Divisions, 1943-1945. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2008


Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
28 March 2008

Tucker-Jones, Anthony. Falaise: The Flawed Victory. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in April 2008


Now available from Belknap
28 March 2008

Berkhoff, Karel C. Harvest of Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine under Nazi Rule. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press / Harvard University Press, 2008


Now available from Columbia
27 March 2008

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


Now available from Stanford
27 March 2008

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


News from England
26 March 2008

Can't get enough aviation books? Tom Ferris informs us that he's spearheading the new Lancaster imprint at UK-based History Press (Tempus, Spellmount, etc) to focus solely on military and civilian aviation titles, including WWII topics. The first new titles will be released later this year.


Forthcoming from OUP
26 March 2008

Rotter, Andrew J. Hiroshima: The World's Bomb. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in April 2008


Now available from Casemate
25 March 2008

Sion, Edward M. Through Blue Skies to Hell: America's Bloody 100th in the Air War over Germany. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2008


Forthcoming from FSG
25 March 2008

Demetz, Peter. Prague in Danger: The Years of German Occupation, 1939-45. Forthcoming from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in April 2008


Now available from Zenith
24 March 2008

Yeide, Harry. Steeds of Steel: A History of American Mechanized Cavalry in World War II. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2008


Forthcoming from Basic
24 March 2008

Mukerjee, Madhusree. Churchill's Choice. Forthcoming from Basic Books in December 2008


Recommended reading
22 March 2008

We've updated our Recommended Reading page with some of our latest favorites. If you're looking for the best recently released books, this is a great starting point.


In memoriam
22 March 2008

Captain Benjamin C. Jarvis—skipper of the USN submarine Baya during World War II—died in California on 22 February at the age of 91.


Now available from Cape
21 March 2008

Bailey, Roderick. The Wildest Province: SOE in the Land of the Eagle. London: Jonathan Cape, 2008


This day in history
21 March 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 21 March 1943, Hitler survived the second assassination attempt in eight days when Colonel von Gersdorff was unable to detonate a bomb before the Fuehrer abruptly left a memorial ceremony at the Unter den Linden Armory museum in Berlin.


News from Eagle
21 March 2008

Jerry and Judy Crandall have released this information:

"Eagle Editions Ltd. proudly announces the acquisition of one of the foremost, leading aviation publishing companies, Monogram Aviation Publications. We now own the logo, domain name and copyrights to this prestigious publication house.

Please be advised that we have not acquired any inventory of back listed titles, as they are all out of print; however, we may in the future offer some reprints of past titles if warranted.

Among the first titles we will release is the long awaited, much anticipated book Ta 152 by Thomas H. Hitchcock."


Now available from McFarland
21 March 2008

Griggs, Alan L. Flying Flak Alley: Personal Accounts of World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2008


Forthcoming from Specialty
20 March 2008

Graff, Cory. Clear the Deck: Aircraft Carrier Accidents of World War II. Forthcoming from Specialty Press in May 2008


This day in history
20 March 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 20 March 1943, British 8th Army began attacking Axis forces in the Mareth Line in southern Tunisia overnight.


News from Osprey
19 March 2008

No rest for the weary! Osprey Publishing has released several new WWII-related titles this month and announced more due for publication in coming weeks. Check our Osprey page for details.


In memoriam
19 March 2008

Arthur C. Clarke—a lieutenant in the RAF who worked with radar systems during World War II and went on to become one of the world's leading technologists and author of more than 100 books—died today in Sri Lanka at the age of 90.


Now available from Knopf
18 March 2008

Hastings, Max. Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008


Now available from Stackpole
18 March 2008

Stackpole Books has over the last couple of weeks released several new and reprint items, including a pair of AFV titles from George Bradford and books from Gordon Blaker, Alan Levine, Walter Dunn, and Robert Citino.


Editor's pick
17 March 2008

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 are two:

Potter, E. B. Nimitz. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1979

Ugaki, Matome edited by D. Goldstein and K. Dillon. Fading Victory: The Diary of Admiral Matome Ugaki, 1941-1945. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 1991

A pair of classics about the war in the Pacific, complementing each other very nicely, and both recently reissued in softcover by Naval Institute Press.


Forthcoming from Hodder
17 March 2008

Kershaw, Robert J. Tank Men: The Heroes behind the Machines in Their Own Words. Forthcoming from Hodder in April 2008


Book review
16 March 2008

Rush, Robert Sterling. Hell in Huertgen Forest: The Ordeal & Triumph of an American Infantry Regiment. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2001

Read our review


Forthcoming from Grub Street
15 March 2008

Orange, Vincent. Dowding of Fighter Command: Victor of the Battle of Britain. Forthcoming from Grub Street in September 2008


Now available from Simon & Schuster
15 March 2008

Baker, Nicholson. Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008


Now available from Kansas
14 March 2008

Kobylyanskiy, Isaak edited by Stuart Britton. From Stalingrad to Pillau: A Red Army Artillery Officer Remembers the Great Patriotic War. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2008


News from England
13 March 2008

Jonathan Prickett sends a full accounting of upcoming titles from Military Press:

We have Jack Hays' Mountain Division here. It will be going to be printed next week as part 1 and part 2. There is also a revised edition of his Infantry Division—three parts—to follow that.

We also have a new author writing a series on the US Army's WWII Divisions. Volume one is underway and there will be about five more volumes.

Kennedy's series on the British division T & OEs in NW Europe 1944-5 seems to be running to nine volumes.

Philson's series on the BEF May 1940 division T & OEs, also with operational histories, is progressing, and will include a volume of colour maps.

As to Lee Sharp's series on the French Army, volume 6 will be published in two parts, followed by:

  • Volume 7: Mobilisation of the Army. The Sarre Offensive. Offensive and Defensive Plans

  • Volume 8: Manpower, Horses, Weapons, Vehicles and Equipment

  • Volume 9: Changes in Deployment to May 1940. The Campaign in Norway. Detailed Order of Battle May 9th 1940


This day in history
13 March 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 13 March 1943, Hitler returned safely to his Wolfsschanze headquarters after a botched assassination attempt when a bomb placed aboard his aircraft failed to detonate.


Cadman
13 March 2008

Printed catalog #97 from T. Cadman WW2 Books appeared in our mailbox with a tasty assortment of secondhad WWII titles for sale.


News from McFarland & Company, Inc
12 March 2008

The team in North Carolina has announced a wealth of new WWII titles for release over the next few months. Check our McFarland page for details on all their new books.


Forthcoming from Zenith
11 March 2008

Forty, George. Tiger Tank Battalions in World War II. Forthcoming from Zenith Books in April 2008


In memoriam
11 March 2008

Pearl Cornioley (nee Witherington)—an SOE operative in France in 1943 and 1944, code-named Pauline, who later wrote a memoir of her wartime experiences—died in France on 24 February at the age of 93.


News from Casemate
10 March 2008

Our friends at Casemate tell us they are handling US distribution for Leandoer and Eckholm, from whom two new books are now available: Operation Freshman: The Hunt for Hitler's Heavy Water by Jostein Berglyd and Uniformed Police Forces of the Third Reich by Phil Nix and Georges Jerome.


Forthcoming from Harvard
10 March 2008

Totani, Yuma. Tokyo War Crimes Trial: The Pursuit of Justice in the Wake of World War II. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press in April 2008


Book review
9 March 2008

Isby, David (editor) Fighting in Normandy: The German Army from D-Day to Villers-Bocage. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001.

Read our review


Now available from Palgrave
8 March 2008

Clogg, Richard. Bearing Gifts To Greeks: Humanitarian Aid to Greece in the 1940s. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2008


Forthcoming from Tempus
7 March 2008

Buckingham, William F. Tobruk. Forthcoming from Tempus Publishing in April 2008

Warren, Alan. World War II. Forthcoming from Tempus Publishing in April 2008


Now available from NIP
6 March 2008

Potter, E. B. Nimitz. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2008

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

Friedman, Norman. Naval Firepower: Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnought Era. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2008


News from Joe Balkoski
5 March 2008

Author Joe Balkoski's new From Beachhead to Brittany: The 29th Infantry Division at Brest, August - September 1944 has been published by Stackpole Books and can be purchased via all the usual sources.


This day in history
5 March 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 5 March 1943, RAF Bomber Command dispatched 442 aircraft to attack Essen overnight, opening the air Battle of the Ruhr, while on the other side of the globe the air-sea Battle of the Bismarck Sea reached a conclusion.


Forthcoming from Viking
5 March 2008

Beevor, Antony. The Siege of Leningrad. Forthcoming from Viking in April 2009


Now available from the Nafziger Collection
4 March 2008

Hughes, David, David A. Ryan and Steve Rothwell. British Armies in World War Two The British Armies in World War Two: An Organisational History, vol 10: The Indian Army, part three: The Indian Army in the East, 1944-45. West Chester, OH: Nafziger Collection, 2008

Nafziger, George. Japanese Armored Vehicles and Tactics. West Chester, OH: The Nafziger Collection, 2008


Forthcoming from Missouri
4 March 2008

Kingsbury, R. Richard. The Eighteen-Year-Old Replacement: Facing Combat in Patton's Third Army. Forthcoming from University of Missouri Press in April 2008


News from George B. Clark
3 March 2008

George Clark, author of The Six Marine Divisions in the Pacific, has just had two new books about the USMC published: United States Marine Corps Generals of World War II: A Biographical Dictionary and United States Marine Corps Medal of Honor Recipients.


Forthcoming from Yale
3 March 2008

Kershaw, Ian. Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in June 2008


Book reviews
2 March 2008

Bernad, Denes, Dmitriy Karlenko, and Jean-Louis Roba. From Barbarossa to Odessa: The Luftwaffe and Axis Allies Strike South-East, June-October 1941, volume 1: The Air Battle for Bessarabia: 22 June - 31 July 1941. Hinckley, UK: Midland Publishing Limited, 2007

Kitchens, James H. and John R. Beaman. Hans-Joachim Marseille. Crowborough: AirPower Editions, 2008

Bergstrom, Christer. Barbarossa: The Air Battle, July - December 1941. Hinckley, UK: Midland Publishing Limited, 2007

Read our reviews


This day in history
2 March 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 2 March 1943, the Battle of the Bismarck Sea—one of the decisive air-sea engagements of the campaign in New Guinea—opened with 5th Air Force aircraft blasting the IJN reinforcement convoy en route from Rabaul to Lae.


Now available from Harper
1 March 2008

Holland, James. Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War 1944-45. London: HarperPress, 2008


Forthcoming from Allen Lane
1 March 2008

Mazower, Mark. Hitler's Empire: Nazi Rule in Occupied Europe. Forthcoming from Allen Lane in June 2008


Now available from Routledge
1 March 2008

Blackburn, Kevin. Forgotten Captives in Japanese Occupied Asia: National Memories and Forgotten Captives. London: Routledge, 2008

 

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