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Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
30 June 2008

Jones, Nigel. Countdown to Valkyrie: The July Plot to Assassinate Hitler. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword / Frontline Books in July 2008

Le Tissier, Tony. Berlin Battlefield Guide: Third Reich and Cold War. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in July 2008

Blackwell, Ian. Battle for Sicily: Stepping Stone to Victory. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in August 2008

This day in history
30 June 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 30 June 1943, US forces launched Operation Toenails, landing on islands around New Georgia in the central Solomons.

Now available from C&R
28 June 2008

Lyman, Robert. The Generals: From Defeat to Victory, Leadership in Asia 1941-45. London: Constable & Robinson, 2008

Forthcoming from Sussex
28 June 2008

Wigg, Richard. Churchill and Spain: The Survival of the Franco Regime, 1940-1945. Forthcoming from Sussex Academic Press in July 2008

In memoriam
28 June 2008

Lt. Col. Charles Dryden—a fighter pilot with the USAAF's Tuskegee Airmen—died on 24 June in Georgia at the age of 87.

Now available from Helion
27 June 2008

Moore, Perry. Panzerschlacht: Armoured Operations on the Hungarian Plains, September-November 1944. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2008

Forthcoming from Tauris
27 June 2008

Lecoeur, Sheila. Mussolini's Greek Island: Fascism and the Italian Occupation of Syros in World War II. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in January 2009

Now available from Yale
26 June 2008

Gallagher, Charles R. Vatican Secret Diplomacy: Joseph P. Hurley and Pope Pius XII. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008

Now available from Pen and Sword
26 June 2008

Reshetnikov, Vasily. Bomber Pilot on the Eastern Front: 307 Missions Behind Enemy Lines. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2008

Forthcoming from Arkansas
25 June 2008

Sloan, Kay (editor). Not Without Honor: The Nazi POW Journal of Steve Carano. Forthcoming from University of Arkansas Press in December 2008

News from Australia
24 June 2008

Jason Mark of Leaping Horseman Books has anounced the upcoming publicaton of a new book on Stalingrad—Turning Point: Recollections of Russian Participants and Witnesses of the Stalingrad Battle by Popov, Kozlov, and Usik—due next month.

Forthcoming from Basic
23 June 2008

Jones, Michael. Leningrad: State of Siege. Forthcoming from Basic Books in August 2008

In memoriam
23 June 2008

Bert Shepherd—a USAAF fighter pilot who was shot down over Germany in 1944, captured, and had his woundeded right leg amputated below the knee, but went on to pitch briefly in major league baseball—died on 16 June in California at the age of 87.

Book review
22 June 2008

Getz, Marshall J. Subhas Chandra Bose: A Biography. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2002

Read our review

News from Mark Yerger
21 June 2008

Author Mark Yerger alerts us to publication of his latest, German Cross in Gold Holders of the SS and Police, volume 3: Regiment and Division Nordland.

This day in history
21 June 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 21 June 1943, the US 4th Marine Raider Battalion landed unopposed at Segi Point, opening the ground campaign for New Georgia Island.

Forthcoming from Delaware
20 June 2008

Raiber, Richard and Dennis Showalter. Anatomy of Perjury: Field Marshal Albert Kesserling, Via Rasella, and the Ginny Mission. Forthcoming from University of Delaware Press in July 2008

Now available from Pen and Sword
19 June 2008

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

Wragg, David. Plan Z: The Nazi Bid for Naval Dominance. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2008

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

Now available from Red Kite
18 June 2008

Evan-Hart, Julian. War-Torn Skies: The Air War over Hertfordshire. Walton on Thames, UK: Red Kite, 2008

Now available from New Delhi
17 June 2008

Vas, Eric A. Subhas Chandra Bose: The Man and His Times. New Delhi: Lancer Publishers, 2008

Forthcoming from Berg
16 June 2008

Corni, Gustavo and Tamas Stark. Peoples on the Move: Population Transfers and Ethnic Cleansing Policies during World War II and its Aftermath. Forthcoming from Berg in November 2008

Now available from Penguin
14 June 2008

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

Forthcoming from Routledge
14 June 2008

Welch, David. The Holocaust Sourcebook. Forthcoming from Routledge in May 2009

News from Osprey
13 June 2008

Osprey Publishing has released a couple of new titles—including Gazala 1942 and The British Fleet Air Arm—and added more to the production schedule. Check our Osprey page for details.

Now available from Allen Lane
12 June 2008

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

News from McFarland
11 June 2008

Our friends in North Carolina have announced three new titles and a reprint—all WWII-related—for release later this year. Our McFarland page contains complete details on those four books and all their other goodies.

This day history
11 June 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 11 June 1943, in one of the most minor operations of the war, Operation Corkscrew, the Italian garrison of Pantelleria Island surrendered to elements of British 1st Infantry Division.

Forthcoming from Routledge
10 June 2008

Gilbert, Martin. The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War. Forthcoming from Routledge in January 2009

Now available from Grub Street
9 June 2008

Feast, Sean. Master Bombers: The Experiences of a Pathfinder Squadron at War, 1942-1945. London: Grub Street, 2008

McGregor, Alan. From North Africa to the Arakan: The Engrossing Memoir of a WWII Spitfire Ace. London: Grub Street, 2008

Forthcoming from UPK
7 June 2008

Lingen, Kerstin von. Kesselring's Last Battle: War Crimes Trials and Cold War Politics, 1945-1960. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in March 2009

7 June 2008

Love those printed catalogs! No. 207 arrived here today from Antheil Booksellers with a plethora of naval, maritime, military, and aviation titles for sale.

News from Annapolis
6 June 2008

Always one of the top dogs in the business of military books, Naval Institute Press has announced about a dozen WWII titles for release in the next few months. Check our NIP page for complete detais about all their upcoming items, including new books and important reprints.

Now available from Zenith
5 June 2008

Hammel, Eric. New Georgia, Bougainville, and Cape Gloucester: The U.S. Marines in World War II: A Pictorial Tribute. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2008

Forthcoming from Oklahoma
4 June 2008

Phister, Jeff et al. Battleship Oklahoma BB-37. Forthcoming from University of Oklahoma Press in October 2008

Now available from Crowood
3 June 2008

Brayley, Martin. The USAAF Airman: Service & Survival 1941-45. Marlborough, UK: Crowood Press, 2008

In memoriam
2 June 2008

Captain Leon "Woodie" Spears—a veteran Tuskegee airman of the USAAF 332nd Fighter Group—died in California on 12 May at the age of 84.

Now available from CUP
2 June 2008

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

Book review
1 June 2008

Reardon, Mark J. Victory at Mortain: Stopping Hitler's Panzer Counteroffensive. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2002

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