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Now available from Pelican
30 April 2008

DeBlanc, Jefferson J. The Guadalcanal Air War: Col. Jefferson DeBlanc's Story. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company, 2008


Forthcoming from Cornell
30 April 2008

Malloy, Sean L. Atomic Tragedy: Henry L. Stimson and the Decision to Use the Bomb Against Japan. Forthcoming from Cornell University Press in May 2008


Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
30 April 2008

Hewitt, Geoff. Hitler's Armada: The Royal Navy and the Defence of Great Britain, April-October 1940. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in June 2008


Now available from NIP
29 April 2008

Woodman, Richard. The Battle of the River Plate: A Grand Delusion. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2008


Forthcoming from Sterling
29 April 2008

Axelrod, Alan. The Real History of World War II: A New Look at the Past. Forthcoming from Sterling Publishing in May 2008


Forthcoming from Zenith
29 April 2008

Hammel, Eric. New Georgia, Bougainville, and Cape Gloucester: The U.S. Marines in World War II: A Pictorial Tribute. Forthcoming from Zenith Books in May 2008


Now available from Harvard
28 April 2008

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


In memoriam
28 April 2008

Dick Rossi—an ace fighter pilot with the Flying Tigers who also flew over 700 trips across the Hump—died on 17 April in California at the age of 92.


Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
28 April 2008

Wragg, David. Plan Z: The Nazi Bid for Naval Dominance. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in May 2008


Book review
27 April 2008

Kennedy, Gary. British Army of World War Two War Establishment Tables: Northwest Europe June 1944 - May 1945, volumes IV, V, and VI. Milton Keynes, UK: The Military Press, 2008

Read our review


This day in history
27 April 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 27 April 1943, Subhas Chandra Bose of the Free India movement, having departed Europe aboard U-180, transferred to IJN submarine I-29 while at sea south of Madagascar for the continued voyage to the Far East.


News from Grub Street
26 April 2008

We've been notifed by London that Life's Too Short to Cry: The Memoir of a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot by Tim Vigors is now available, and several other titles are in the works. Check our Grub Street page for details.


In memoriam
26 April 2008

James Finnegan—the USAAF fighter pilot who shot down Adolf Galland in his Me 262 on 26 April 1945 and in post-war years became a friend of the Luftwaffe ace—died in California on 22 April at the age of 85.


Now available from Praeger
25 April 2008

Bradham, Randolph. To the Last Man: The Battle for Normandy's Cotentin Peninsula and Brittany. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2008


Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster
25 April 2008

Kennedy, Maxwell Taylor. Danger's Hour: The Story of the USS Bunker Hill and the Kamikaze Pilot Who Crippled Her. Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in November 2008


Now available from Berghahn
24 April 2008

Steininger, Rolf. Austria, Germany and the Cold War: From the Anschluss to the State Treaty, 1938-1955. New York: Berghahn Books, 2008


Now available from Missouri
23 April 2008

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


Forthcoming from Tauris
23 April 2008

Bell, Amy Helen. London Was Ours: Diaries and Memoirs of the London Blitz. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in May 2008


News from Osprey
22 April 2008

Since last we heard from them, the folks at Osprey have released a couple of books and announced four more upcoming WWII-related titles. Check our Osprey page for details.


Now available from the Netherlands
21 April 2008

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


In memoriam
21 April 2008

Germaine Tillion—a member of the French Resistance who was captured by the Germans and imprisoned at Ravensbruk but survived the war and in later life became a celebrated anthropologist—died in France on 19 April at the age of 100.


Book review
20 April 2008

Bevis, Mark. British and Commonwealth Armies, 1939-43. Solihull, England: Helion & Company, 2002.

Read our review


This day in history
19 April 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 19 April 1943, armed Jewish fighters resisted the German incusion, driving back police and SS forces and beginning the Warsaw ghetto uprising.


Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
19 April 2008

Felton, Mark. The Coolie Generals: Britain's Far Eastern Military Leaders in Japanese Captivity. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in May 2008


This day in history
18 April 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 18 April 1943, P-38 fighters of the USAAF 339th Fighter Squadron shot down Fleet Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto's aircraft over Bougainville in the Solomons, killing the Commander-in-Chief of the IJN Combined Fleet.


Now available from Hodder
18 April 2008

Kershaw, Robert J. Tank Men: The Heroes behind the Machines in Their Own Words. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2008


News from Canada
17 April 2008

The gang from J.J. Fedorowicz has announced two titles due at the end of May:

Weidinger, Otto. Das Reich Das Reich: 2 SS Panzer Division Das Reich, volume 4: 1943

Pruett, Michael H. Panzerkampfgruppe Strachwitz: A Photographic Study of the Battles for the Ostsack and Westsack, Narva 1944


Now available from FSG
16 April 2008

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


Forthcoming from Zenith
16 April 2008

Zaloga, Steven J. 4th Armored Division in World War II. Forthcoming from Zenith Books in January 2009

Update: Although listings for it can be found on the Web, Steve Zaloga tells us he has not at this time signed a contract to write this book.


Now available from Military Press
15 April 2008

Kennedy, Gary. British Army of World War Two War Establishment Tables: Northwest Europe June 1944 - May 1945, volume V: Infantry and Armoured Divisional Anti-Tank and Light Anti-Aircraft Regiments. Milton Keynes, UK: The Military Press, 2008

Kennedy, Gary. British Army of World War Two War Establishment Tables: Northwest Europe June 1944 - May 1945, volume VI: Infantry and Armoured Divisional and Tank Brigade Service Units. Milton Keynes, UK: The Military Press, 2008


Forthcoming from W & N
14 April 2008

Smith, Colin. Fighting Vichy. Forthcoming from Weidenfeld and Nicolson in January 2009


Now available from OUP
14 April 2008

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


Forthcoming from NAL
12 April 2008

Jeffers, H. Paul. Command of Honor: General Lucian Truscott's Path to Victory in World War II. Forthcoming from Penguin (USA) / NAL in June 2008


News from Bob Korkuc
11 April 2008

Author Bob Korkuc has kindly notified us that University of Oklahoma Press has released his new book, Finding a Fallen Hero: The Death of a Ball Turret Gunner.


Forthcoming from Yale
10 April 2008

Griffith, Paddy. Battle Tactics of the Western Desert, 1940-1943. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in May 2008


Forthcoming from Hawaii
10 April 2008

Hatashin, Omi. Private Yokoi's War and Life on Guam, 1944-72: The Story of the Japanese Imperial Army's Longest WWII Survivor in the Field and Later Life. Forthcoming from University of Hawaii Press in May 2008


Now available from Classic
9 April 2008

Wadman, David. Aufklarer, volume two: Luftwaffe Reconnaissance Aircraft and Units, 1942-1945. Hersham, Surrey: Midland Publishing, 2008


News from Kansas
8 April 2008

Susan Schott tells us University Press of Kansas will be publishing a new memoir by a Soviet soldier, Boris Gorbachevsky, in November.


Now available from Stackpole
8 April 2008

Smith, Peter C. Dive Bombers in Action. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2008

Bimberg, Edward L. Mountain Warriors: Moroccan Goums in World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2008


Forthcoming from Macmillan
7 April 2008

Thompson, Julian. Dunkirk: Retreat to Victory. Forthcoming from Macmillan in May 2008


Book review
6 April 2008

Chubaryan, Alexander O. and Harold Shukman (editors). Stalin and the Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-1940. London: Frank Cass, 2002

Read our review


News from Mark Zuehlke
5 April 2008

Thanks to author Mark Zuehlke for reminding us that his The Gallant Cause: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 has been reprinted and his new book on Canadians in the campaign in Sicily in 1943 will be published in the fall.


Now available from British Columbia
5 April 2008

Bangarth, Stephanie. Voices Raised in Protest: Defending North American Citizens of Japanese Ancestry, 1942-49. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, 2008


News from Schiffer
4 April 2008

We are reliably informed that Schiffer Publishing has released two books from Walter Spielberger: Armored Vehicles of the German Army, 1905-1945 and Halftracked Vehicles of the German Army, 1905-1945.


Now available from W & N
3 April 2008

Tyrer, Nicola. Sisters in Arms: British Army Nurses Tell Their Story. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2008


Forthcoming from Crown
3 April 2008

Buchanan, Patrick J. Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World. Forthcoming from Crown in May 2008


Forthcoming from Zenith
2 April 2008

Kamenir, Victor. The Bloody Triangle: The Defeat of Soviet Armor in Ukraine, June 1941. Forthcoming from Zenith Books in December 2008

Camp, Dick. Last Man Standing: The 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu, September 15-21, 1944. Forthcoming from Zenith Books in December 2008


Now available from St Martin's
1 April 2008

Holland, James. Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War 1944-45. New York: St Martin's Press, 2008


Forthcoming from Greenwood
1 April 2008

Dixon, Chris, Sean Brawley and Beatrice Trefalt. Competing Voices from the Pacific War: Fighting Words. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in December 2008

 

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