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Recommended reading
30 September 2008

We've updated our Recommended Reading page, which is the place where we share our thoughts about the books we deem the most important among recent arrivals.

Forthcoming from D & M
30 September 2008

Zuehlke, Mark. Operation Husky: The Canadian Invasion of Sicily, July 10 - August 7, 1943. Forthcoming from Douglas & McIntyre in November 2008

Now available from NIP
29 September 2008

Willmott, H. P. The Barrier and the Javelin: Japanese and Allied Pacific Strategies, February to June 1942. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2008

Willmott, H. P. Empires in the Balance: Japanese and Allied Pacific Strategies to April 1942. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2008

Book review
28 September 2008

Allen, Robert W. Churchill's Guests: Britain and the Belgian Exiles during World War II. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2003

Read our review

Forthcoming from History Press
27 September 2008

Diczbalis, Sigismund. The Russian Patriot: A Red Army Soldier's Service for his Motherland and against Bolshevism. Forthcoming from The History Press in November 2008

Now available from Allen Lane
26 September 2008

Roberts, Andrew. Masters and Commanders: How Roosevelt, Churchill, Marshall and Alanbrooke Won the War in the West. London: Allen Lane, 2008

Now available from S & S
26 September 2008

Faber, David. Munich: The 1938 Appeasement Crisis. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008

News from IAP
26 September 2008

Irish Academic Press has kindly notified us that their new Fighting Back: Anglo-Jewry's Contribution in the Second World War by Martin Sugarman should be available in February of 2009.

Now available from Routledge
25 September 2008

Sexton Jr, Donal J. The Western European and Mediterran Theaters in World War II: An Annotated Bibliography of English-Language Sources. London: Routledge, 2008

Now available from McFarland
24 September 2008

Waldman, Harry. Nazi Films in America, 1933-1942. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2008

Forthcoming from Regnery
23 September 2008

Wilcox, Robert. Target Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton. Forthcoming from Regnery in November 2008

Now available from Kansas
22 September 2008

Corum, James S. Wolfram von Richthofen: Master of the German Air War. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2008

Book review
21 September 2008

Bergstrom, Christer. Kursk: The Air Battle, July 1943. Hinckley, UK: Classic Publications, 2007

Read our review

Now available from Grub Street
20 September 2008

Orange, Vincent. Dowding of Fighter Command: Victor of the Battle of Britain. London: Grub Street, 2008

Forthcoming from UNC
20 September 2008

Winchell, Meghan K. Good Girls, Good Food, Good Fun: The Story of USO Hostesses during World War II. Forthcoming from University of North Carolina Press in November 2008

Forthcoming from Specialty
19 September 2008

Balzer, Gerald H. American Secret Push Fighters of World War II. Forthcoming from Specialty Press in October 2008

Kolln, Jeff. Northrop's Night Hunter: P-61 Black Widow. Forthcoming from Specialty Press in October 2008

Now available from Penguin
18 September 2008

Mazower, Mark. Hitler's Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe. New York: Penguin Press, 2008

18 September 2008

The printed "Military History" catalog for Fall 2008 has arrived in our mailbox from The Scholar's Bookshelf of Cranbury, NJ.

Now available from Pen and Sword
17 September 2008

Hargreaves, Richard. Blitzkrieg Unleashed: The German Invasion of Poland 1939. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2008

Now available from Zenith
16 September 2008

Francois, Dominique. Normandy: Breaching the Atlantic Wall: From D-Day to the Breakout and Liberation. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2008

In memoriam
16 September 2008

Nathan Gordon—USN PBY pilot who received the Medal of Honor for rescuing fifteen downed USAAF airmen from the water off Kavieng, New Ireland under enemy fire on 15 February 1944—died in Arkansas on 8 September at the age of 92.

Happy birthday!
15 September 2008

We opened Stone & Stone Second World War Books on 15 September 1995, so this marks our thirteenth anniversary on the Web. We offer thanks to all the authors, publishers, editors, booksellers, and visitors who have helped us with these pages over the years, and we look forward to providing daily doses of news and information about WWII-related books for many more years.

News from Osprey
15 September 2008

The folks in Botley have just released a boatload of new WWII titles, including Terry Crowdy's hardcover Deceiving Hitler. Check our Osprey page for details about all the new and upcoming goodies.

Book review
14 September 2008

Glantz, David M. The Battle for Leningrad, 1941-1944. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2002

Read our review

Now available from UPF
13 September 2008

Billy, George J. and Christine M. Billy. Merchant Mariners at War: An Oral History of World War II. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2008

Recommended reading
12 September 2008

We receive and read a great many WWII-related books, but we rate only a handful as the creme de la creme. Check our newly updated Recommended Reading page for some of the titles we judge as the most impressive to arrive here lately.

This day in history
12 September 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 12 September 1943, Otto Skorzeny led a team of German commandos to the Gran Sasso and rescued Benito Mussolini from imprisonment.

Forthcoming from Free Press
11 September 2008

Hitchcock, William I. The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe. Forthcoming from The Free Press in October 2008

Now available from Casemate
10 September 2008

Rielly, Robin. Kamikazes, Corsairs, and Picket Ships: Okinawa, 1945. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2008

News from Kansas
9 September 2008

University Press of Kansas has kindly notified us that Col. David Glantz is hard at work on his upcoming Stalingrad trilogy, the first volume of which, To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet-German Combat Operations, April-August 1942, is due to be published by UPK in April of 2009.

This day in history
9 September 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 9 September 1943, American and British troops of General Mark Clark's 5th Army conducted the Operation Avalanche landings around Salerno, Italy.

Forthcoming from Stackpole
9 September 2008

Zaloga, Steven. Armored Thunderbolt: The U.S. Army Sherman in World War II. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in October 2008

News from H. L. deZeng
8 September 2008

Henry deZeng, co-author of the well-received Bomber Units of the Luftwaffe 1933-1945 volumes, tells us "...[o]ur next two volumes are due at the end of 2009 and will cover all Stuka (dive bomber) and Schlachtflieger (ground attack) units of the Luftwaffe. These will be considerably more comprehensive that the Bomber volumes and will be in a modified format and style that facilitates readability. We believe these two works will be the definitive reference on the subject for years to come."

Now available from Pen and Sword
8 September 2008

Rhys-Jones, Graham. Churchill and the Norway Campaign, 1940. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2008

8 September 2008

Gotta love those printed catalogs, including—a big milestone—Number 100 from T. Cadman WW2 Books which has arrived here with 23 pages of secondhand titles for sale.

Book review
7 September 2008

Latimer, Jon. Alamein. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002

Read our review

Forthcoming from NIP
6 September 2008

Hood, Jean. Submarine: An Anthology of First-Hand Accounts of the War under the Sea, 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in October 2008

Now available from Zenith
5 September 2008

Hammel, Eric. U.S. Marines in World War II: Tarawa and the Marshalls: A Pictorial Tribute. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2008

Now available from Casemate
4 September 2008

Zetterling, Niklas and Anders Frankson. The Korsun Pocket: The Encirclement and Breakout of a German Army in the East, 1944. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2008

Endangered species sighted
4 September 2008

It wasn't that long ago when the entire business of secondhand books, "bargain" books, and specialized books from small publishers was completely driven by printed catalogs and postage stamps. These days? Not so much. But our friendly mail carrier has delivered the latest Edward R. Hamilton catalog with, among its many pages, a few listings for heavily discounted WWII titles.

Now available from Stackpole
3 September 2008

Wijers, Hans. Eastern Front Combat: The German Soldier in Battle from Stalingrad to Berlin. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2008

This day in history
3 September 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 3 September 1943, the 13th Corps of British 8th Army landed on the Italian mainland at Reggio di Calabria on the same day a representative of the Badoglio government signed an armistice with the Allies.

News from Canada
3 September 2008

Big changes from a small publisher. J.J. Fedorowicz reports: "As we all know, nothing ever stays the same. We would like to inform all our friends, customers and business partners that, effective September 1, 2008, two of the Fedamigos are departing. Mike Olive and Bob Edwards are heading for greener pastures (or sandy beaches)."

Now available from Kentucky
2 September 2008

Sylvan, William and Francis Smith with John Greenwood (ed). Normandy to Victory: The War Diary of General Courtney H. Hodges and the First U.S. Army. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2008

Schoonover, Thomas D. Hitler's Man in Havana: Heinz Luning and Nazi Espionage in Latin America. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2008


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