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Now available from Berghahn
31 October 2008

Mitchell, Alan. Nazi Paris: The History of an Occupation, 1940-1944. New York: Berghahn Books, 2008

Forthcoming from Yale
30 October 2008

Spotts, Frederic. The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in January 2009

Now available from Casemate
29 October 2008

Saiz, Agustin. Deutsche Soldaten: Uniforms, Equipment, and Personal Items of the German Soldier, 1939-1945. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2008

Now available from Sussex
29 October 2008

Noble, Alastair. Nazi Rule and the Soviet Offensive in Eastern Germany, 1944-1945. Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2008

In memoriam
28 October 2008

Ted Briggs—last of the three survivors of HMS Hood when the battlecruiser was sunk by the Bismarck in May 1941—died on 4 October at the age of 85.

Now available from C & R
28 October 2008

Preston, Paul. We Saw Spain Die: Foreign Correspondents in the Spanish Civil War. London: Constable & Robinson, 2008

Forthcoming from NAL
27 October 2008

Jeffers, H. Paul. Taking Command: General J. Lawton Collins from Guadalcanal to Utah Beach and Victory in Europe. Forthcoming from Penguin (USA) / NAL in May 2009

Now available from Knopf
25 October 2008

Ryback, Timothy W. Hitler's Private Library: The Books That Shaped His Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008

Now available from R & L
24 October 2008

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

23 October 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 NIP
22 October 2008

O'Hara, Vincent P. Struggle for the Middle Sea: The Great Navies at War in the Mediterranean Theater, 1940-1945. Forthcoming from Naval Institute Press in April 2009

Now available from McFarland
21 October 2008

Mitchell, Otis C. Hitler's Stormtroopers and the Attack on the German Republic, 1919-1933. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2008

News from Eagle Editions
20 October 2008

Judy Crandall reminds us that Eagle will be publishing volume 6 of Wings of the Black Cross around Christmas, volume two of The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Dora during the winter, and Focke-Wulf Ta 152 in the spring, but volume four of Christer Bergstrom's Black Cross, Red Star series has been removed from the production schedule and cancelled.

Book review
19 October 2008

Heal, S.C. Ugly Ducklings: Japan's WWII Liberty Type Standard Ships. St Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2003

Read our review

Forthcoming from Zenith
18 October 2008

Hammel, Eric. Arsenal of Democracy: Examining the Myth of the Sleeping Giant before World War II. Forthcoming from Zenith Press in April 2009

Now available from Stackpole
17 October 2008

Zaloga, Steven. Armored Thunderbolt: The U.S. Army Sherman in World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2008

Forthcoming from Praeger
16 October 2008

Keene, Judith. Treason on the Airwaves: Three Allied Broadcasters on Axis Radio during World War II. Forthcoming from Praeger Publishers in December 2008

Now available from Oklahoma
15 October 2008

Phister, Jeff et al. Battleship Oklahoma BB-37. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008

Now available from McFarland
15 October 2008

Jackson, Carlton. Who Will Take Our Children? The British Evacuation Program of World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2008

Now available from NIP
14 October 2008

Colley, David P. Decision at Strasbourg: Ike's Strategic Mistake to Halt the Sixth Army Group at the Rhine in 1944. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2008

Y'Blood, William T. Air Commandos against Japan: Allied Special Operations in World War II Burma. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2008

News from Botley
13 October 2008

Osprey Publishing has released its October barrage of new WWII books, including

  • The Hungarian Army in World War II
  • Japanese Tank Tactics
  • Japan 1945

Check our Osprey page for details about all their new and upcoming titles.

Book review
12 October 2008

Coates, Steve with Jean-Christophe Carbonel. Helicopters of the Third Reich. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2002

Read our review

Now available from Specialty
11 October 2008

Norton, Bill. U.S. Experimental and Prototype Aircraft Projects: Fighters 1939-1945. North Branch, MN: Specialty Press, 2008

Now available from Hamilton Books
10 October 2008

Hoogstraten, Barth. The Resistance Fighters: The Immense Struggle of Holland during World War II. Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books / Rowman and Littlefield, 2008

In memoriam
10 October 2008

Colonel Robert Murphy—a veteran of the US 82nd Airborne Division who parachuted into Normandy on D-Day, was featured in the book The Longest Day, and also wrote his own memoir, No Better Place to Die—died in Massachusetts on 3 October at the age of 83.

Forthcoming from Routledge
9 October 2008

Hill, Alexander. The Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union, 1941-45: A Documentary Reader. Forthcoming from Routledge in January 2009

Now available from Free Press
8 October 2008

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

8 October 2008

Printed catalog number 208 from Antheil International Booksellers—founded in 1957—arrived here in the mail with 44 pages of military books for sale.

News from Hellgate
7 October 2008

Harley Patrick tells us Hellgate Press will be releasing at least two new WWII-related titles—a memoir of a glider pilot and a compilation of letters home from a dogface—over the next couple of months. Check our Hellgate page for details.

This day in history
7 October 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 7 October 1943, remaining Japanese forces completed their withdrawal from the islands around New Georgia, bringing to a close the campaign in the central Solomon Islands and opening the route to Bougainville.

In memoriam
6 October 2008

Colonel Don Blakeslee—an American citizen who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, later served in No. 133 "Eagle" Squadron, and eventually commanded the US 4th Fighter Group, tallying 15.5 victories in the air and 2 on the ground—died in Florida on 3 September at the age of 90.

Book review
5 October 2008

Fisher, Louis. Nazi Saboteurs on Trial: A Military Tribunal and American Law. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2003

Read our review

War Diary
4 October 2008

We've recently received several compliments—thanks very much—on our War Diary feature, along with a couple of questions.

Although it's true that our work on the War Diary is considerably advanced (we've almost finished all the daily events through December 1944), we have no plans at this time to open future months any faster than our current day-by-day pace. That is, with each passing day the events from exactly 65 years ago become available in the Diary, so at this writing visitors can access all the entries from 1 September 1939 through 4 October 1943. On 5 October 2008, the "leading edge" of the War Diary will move to 5 October 1943, on 1 December 2008 you'll be able to see everything through 1 December 1943, and so on.

We apologize for our inability to throw open the entries for every date through September 1945 all at once, but we hope you'll continue to find the War Diary, along with its links, a valuable resource for tracking the course of the war and locating all the relevant books about each event.

Now available from Zenith
3 October 2008

Nordyke, Phil. More Than Courage: Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Anzio, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe: The Combat History of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2008

Forthcoming from H & C
3 October 2008

Mary, Jean-Yves, Alain Hohnadel and Jacques Sicard. Hommes et Ouvrages de la Ligne Maginot, tome 4. Forthcoming from Histoire & Collections in December 2008

News from Pen and Sword
2 October 2008

The team at P&S remains one of the busiest around, turning out multiple WWII-related books every month, and they don't seem to be slowing down. We try hard to keep up with their output, including our freshly updated listing of all their titles, new and old.

Now available from Allen Lane
1 October 2008

Evans, Richard J. The Third Reich at War: How the Nazis Led Germany from Conquest to Disaster. London: Allen Lane, 2008


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