|News archive for October 2008|
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Now available from Berghahn
Mitchell, Alan. Nazi Paris: The History of an Occupation, 1940-1944. New York: Berghahn Books, 2008
Forthcoming from Yale
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
Saiz, Agustin. Deutsche Soldaten: Uniforms, Equipment, and Personal Items of the German Soldier, 1939-1945. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2008
Now available from Sussex
Noble, Alastair. Nazi Rule and the Soviet Offensive in Eastern Germany, 1944-1945. Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2008
Ted Briggslast of the three survivors of HMS Hood when the battlecruiser was sunk by the Bismarck in May 1941died on 4 October at the age of 85.
Now available from C & R
Preston, Paul. We Saw Spain Die: Foreign Correspondents in the Spanish Civil War. London: Constable & Robinson, 2008
Forthcoming from NAL
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
Ryback, Timothy W. Hitler's Private Library: The Books That Shaped His Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
Now available from R & L
Gallicchio, Marc. The Scramble for Asia: U.S. Military Power in the Aftermath of the Pacific War. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 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
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
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
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.
Heal, S.C. Ugly Ducklings: Japan's WWII Liberty Type Standard Ships. St Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2003
Forthcoming from Zenith
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
Zaloga, Steven. Armored Thunderbolt: The U.S. Army Sherman in World War II. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2008
Forthcoming from Praeger
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
Phister, Jeff et al. Battleship Oklahoma BB-37. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008
Now available from McFarland
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
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
Osprey Publishing has released its October barrage of new WWII books, including
Check our Osprey page for details about all their new and upcoming titles.
Coates, Steve with Jean-Christophe Carbonel. Helicopters of the Third Reich. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2002
Now available from Specialty
Norton, Bill. U.S. Experimental and Prototype Aircraft Projects: Fighters 1939-1945. North Branch, MN: Specialty Press, 2008
Now available from Hamilton Books
Hoogstraten, Barth. The Resistance Fighters: The Immense Struggle of Holland during World War II. Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books / Rowman and Littlefield, 2008
Colonel Robert Murphya 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 Diedied in Massachusetts on 3 October at the age of 83.
Forthcoming from Routledge
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
Hitchcock, William I. The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe. New York: The Free Press, 2008
Printed catalog number 208 from Antheil International Booksellersfounded in 1957arrived here in the mail with 44 pages of military books for sale.
News from Hellgate
Harley Patrick tells us Hellgate Press will be releasing at least two new WWII-related titlesa memoir of a glider pilot and a compilation of letters home from a dogfaceover the next couple of months. Check our Hellgate page for details.
This day in history
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.
Colonel Don Blakesleean 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 grounddied in Florida on 3 September at the age of 90.
Fisher, Louis. Nazi Saboteurs on Trial: A Military Tribunal and American Law. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2003
We've recently received several complimentsthanks very muchon 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
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
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
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
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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