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Forthcoming from Westholme
29 August 2008

Edwards, Paul M. Under Four Flags: The U.S.S. Wake and the First American POWs of World War II. Forthcoming from Westholme Publishing in November 2008


Now available from Pelican
28 August 2008

Steely, Skipper. Pearl Harbor Countdown: Admiral James O. Richardson. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company, 2008


Forthcoming from History Press
27 August 2008

Yakubov, Vladimir and Richard Worth. Raising the Red Banner: The Pictorial History of Stalin's Fleet 1920-1945. Forthcoming from The History Press in November 2008


Now available from Norton
26 August 2008

Hamerow, Theodore S. Why We Watched: Europe, America, and the Holocaust. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2008


Forthcoming from Zenith
25 August 2008

Francois, Dominique. Normandy: Breaching the Atlantic Wall: From D-Day to the Breakout and Liberation. Forthcoming from Zenith in September 2008


Book review
24 August 2008

Yelton, David K. Hitler's Volkssturm: The Nazi Militia and the Fall of Germany, 1944-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2002

Read our review


Now available from Random House
23 August 2008

Dalin, David G. and John F. Rothmann. Icon of Evil: Hitler's Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam. New York: Random House, 2008


Forthcoming from R and L
22 August 2008

Gallicchio, Marc. The Scramble for Asia: U.S. Military Power in the Aftermath of the Pacific War. Forthcoming from Rowman and Littlefield in October 2008


Forthcoming from Florida
21 August 2008

Billy, George J. and Christine M. Billy. Merchant Mariners at War: An Oral History of World War II. Forthcoming from University Press of Florida in September 2008


Now available from Pen and Sword
20 August 2008

Blackwell, Ian. Battle for Sicily: Stepping Stone to Victory. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2008

Le Tissier, Tony. Berlin Battlefield Guide: Third Reich and Cold War. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2008


Now available from Palgrave Macmillan
19 August 2008

Pike, David Wingeate. Franco and the Axis Stigma. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2008


Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan
18 August 2008

Thomas, Joan Maria. Roosevelt and Franco during the Second World War: From the Spanish Civil War to Pearl Harbor. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in November 2008


This day in history
17 August 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 17 August 1943, the US 7th Army and British 8th Army entered Messina, ending the campaign on Sicily.


Forthcoming from Zenith
16 August 2008

Kehn Jr, Donald M. A Blue Sea of Blood: Deciphering the Mysterious Fate of the USS Edsall. Forthcoming from Zenith Books in December 2008


Now available from Helion
15 August 2008

Baxter, Ian. Road to Destruction: Operation Blue and the Battle of Stalingrad 1942-43, A Photographic History. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2008


Forthcoming from Potomac
14 August 2008

Mitcham Jr., Samuel W. Defenders of Fortress Europe: The Untold Story of the German Officers during the Allied Invasion. Forthcoming from Potomac Books in November 2008


Now available from Ian Allan
13 August 2008

Gordon, Yelim. Soviet Air Power in World War 2. Hersham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing, 2008


News from Osprey
12 August 2008

You can always count on Team Botley, and—sure enough—they've published a couple of new WWII titles and added a new batch of books to the production schedule. Check our Osprey page for details.


Forthcoming from Johns Hopkins
11 August 2008

Jefferson, Robert F. Fighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in World War II and Postwar America. Forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press in September 2008


News from William McCroden
9 August 2008

In regard to the title German Army Order of Battle for World War II, 1939-1945, author William McCroden tells us the book remains in progress while "...coauthor Thomas Nutter is currently working on the unit history capsules...." He estimates—unofficially—that the book should be available in 2010 at the latest. We're looking forward to it!


In memoriam
9 August 2008

RAF Flight Lieutenant Eric Dowling—one of the principals involved in facilitating the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III in 1944—died on 21 July in England at the age of 92.


Now available from Holt
8 August 2008

Haynes, Fred and James A. Warren. The Lions of Iwo Jima. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2008


The Scholar's Bookshelf
8 August 2008

Many juicy items for your purchasing pleasure appear within the pages of the printed "World War II for Summer 2008" catalog of books from The Scholar's Bookshelf, freshly delivered to mailboxes far and wide.


Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
7 August 2008

Caygill, Peter. The Biggin Hill Wing, 1941: From Defence to Attack. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in October 2008

Stewart, Adrian. The Campaigns of Alexander of Tunis, 1940-1945. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in October 2008


Now available from Indiana
6 August 2008

Adams, John A. If Mahan Ran the Great Pacific War: An Analysis of World War II Naval Strategy. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2008


Forthcoming from Birlinn
6 August 2008

Reid, Walter. Churchill 1940-1945: Fighting with Allies. Forthcoming from Birlinn in October 2008


Forthcoming from Canada
5 August 2008

Hansen, Randall. Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945. Forthcoming from Doubleday Canada in October 2008


In memoriam
5 August 2008

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn—an artillery captain in the Red Army who went on to become an outspoken critic of the Soviet system and world-renowned author—died on 3 August in Russia at the age of 89.


Editor's Pick
4 August 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's one:

Kleinfeld, Gerald R. and Lewis A. Tambs. Hitler's Spanish Legion: The Blue Division in Russia. St Petersburg, FL: Hailer Publishing, 2005

The original edition having been out of print for decades (and secondhand copies proving difficult to locate and excessively expensive), Hailer's softcover reprint of the classic history of the Spanish Blue Division on the Russian Front makes a great addition to any WWII bookshelf.


In memoriam
4 August 2008

Rear Admiral Ralph Metcalf—skipper of the submarine USS Pogy on three war patrols in the Pacific during 1943-1944—died on 18 July in California at the age of 95.


Book review
3 August 2008

Maga, Tim. America Attacks Japan: The Invasion that Never Was. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2002

Read our review


Forthcoming from Formac-Lorimer
2 August 2008

Haftel, William. Halifax at War: Searchlights, Squadrons and Submarines 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Formac - Lorimer Publishing in October 2008


Now available from Basic
1 August 2008

Jones, Michael. Leningrad: State of Siege. New York: Basic Books, 2008


In memoriam
1 August 2008

Brigadier General Thomas L. Hayes—a USAAF fighter ace who fought in the Netherlands East Indies (and was shot down over Bali) in 1942 and went on to command the 364th Fighter Squadron in the 8th Air Force, ending the war with 8.5 victories over German aircraft and two over Japanese aircraft—died on 24 July in Virginia at the age of 91.

 

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