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Book review
30 November 2008

U.S. Army Infantry Divisions 1942-1945: Order of Battle and Combat Diary, volume 1: European Theatre of Operations, part 1. Milton Keynes, UK: The Military Press, 2008

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News from Casemate
29 November 2008

The team in Pennsylvania is promising a stack of new books for 2009, including four WWII titles planned for the first six months of the year:

Forthcoming from Helion
28 November 2008

Baxter, Ian. Battle in the Baltics 1944-45: The Fighting for Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, a Photographic History. Forthcoming from Helion & Company in May 2009

In memoriam
28 November 2008

Louie Scheeler—a crewman aboard the battleship USS Tennessee during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor—died on 21 November in California at the age of 89.

In memoriam
28 November 2008

Babe Broyhill—a B-17 tail gunner credited with downing two Me-262 jet fighters on a single mission over Germany—died on 21 November in Virgina at the age of 83.

Now available from BBC Books
27 November 2008

Rees, Laurence. World War II behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West. London: BBC Books, 2008

Now available from Casemate
26 November 2008

Bilder, Michael with James G. Bilder. A Footsoldier for Patton: The Story of a Red Diamond Infantryman with the U.S. Third Army. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2008

Forthcoming from Stackpole
26 November 2008

English, John A. Pattons Peers: The Forgotten Allied Field Army Commanders of the Western Front, 1944-45. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in March 2009

Now available from Regnery
25 November 2008

Wilcox, Robert. Target Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton. Washington, DC: Regnery, 2008

This day in history
25 November 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 25 November 1943, USN Destroyer Squadron 23 sank three IJN destroyers and damaged another in the Solomon Sea in the Battle of Cape St George.

Now available from Simon & Schuster
24 November 2008

Kennedy, Maxwell Taylor. Danger's Hour: The Story of the USS Bunker Hill and the Kamikaze Pilot Who Crippled Her. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008

Book review
23 November 2008

Kieser, Egbert. Hitler on the Doorstep: Operation 'Sea Lion': The German Plan to Invade Britain, 1940. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1997.

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Now available from Specialty
22 November 2008

Kolln, Jeff. Northrop's Night Hunter: P-61 Black Widow. North Branch, MN: Specialty Press, 2008

Balzer, Gerald H. American Secret Pusher Fighters of World War II: XP-54, XP-55, and XP-56. North Branch, MN: Specialty Press, 2008

Now available from Berg
21 November 2008

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

This day in history
20 November 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 20 November 1943, US Army and Marine Corps units landed on Japanese-held Makin Atoll and Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands in the Pacific.

Now available from Johns Hopkins
20 November 2008

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

Forthcoming from Collins
20 November 2008

Parrish, Thomas. To Keep the British Isles Afloat: FDR's Men in Churchill's London, 1941. Forthcoming from Collins in April 2009

Now available from Oklahoma
19 November 2008

Humphrey, Robert E. Once Upon a Time in War: The 99th Division in World War II. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008

News from Vanwell
18 November 2008

We're told that Flower Class Corvettes is now available, The Storm Boat Kings: The 23rd RCE at Arnhem has been delayed until December, and The Politics of Command: Lieutenant-General Andrew McNaughton and the Canadian Army, 1939-1943 by John Nelson Rickard has been cancelled. Check our page for Vanwell Publishing for details.

Now available from UNC
17 November 2008

Winchell, Meghan K. Good Girls, Good Food, Good Fun: The Story of USO Hostesses during World War II. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2008

Book reviews
16 November 2008

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

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

Saiz, Agustin. Deutsche Soldaten: Uniforms, Equipment, and Personal Items of the German Soldier, 1939-45. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2008

Ullmann, Michael. Luftwaffe Colours, 1935-1945. Manchester, UK: Hikoki Publications, 2008

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Now available from Helion
15 November 2008

Hamilton, A. Stephen. Bloody Streets: The Soviet Assault on Berlin, April 1945. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2008

News from Military Press
14 November 2008

Jonathan having sent us a package—thanks!—and a dose of news from Milton Keynes, we're pleased to be able to pass along word that two fresh volumes in Gary Kennedy's British Army of World War Two War Establishment Tables series have been published along with U.S. Army Infantry Divisions 1942-1945: Order of Battle and Combat Diary, volume 1: European Theatre of Operations, part 1 by Yves Bellanger. Check our Military Press page for more info.

Forthcoming from Palgrave
14 November 2008

Orlow, Dietrich. The Lure of Fascism in Western Europe: German Nazis, Dutch and French Fascists, 1933-1939. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in December 2008

Now available from Navigator
13 November 2008

Regis, Margaret. When Our Mothers Went to War. Bellingham, WA: Navigator Publishing, 2008

Now available from Arkansas
12 November 2008

Sloan, Kay (editor). Not Without Honor: The Nazi POW Journal of Steve Carano. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 2008

News from Kansas
11 November 2008

Susan from University Press of Kansas has notified us that Through the Maelstrom: A Red Army Soldier's War on the Eastern Front, 1942-1945 by Boris Gorbachevsky is now available. She also tells us that Dmitriy Loza's Attack of the Airacobras is due in paperback in February and Lives of Hitler's Jewish Soldiers by Bryan Mark Riggs is scheduled for March.

Now available from Hikoki
11 November 2008

Ullmann, Michael. Luftwaffe Colours, 1935-1945. Manchester, UK: Hikoki Publications, 2008

11 November 2008

From T. Cadman WW2 Books we've received "Catalogue #101" with a good assortment of secondhand WWII titles neatly lined up for your viewing and purchasing pleasure.

News from Battle Born Books
10 November 2008

"Battle Born Books will offer the finest in military history publishing, offering new titles that will represent a collaboration among Mike Olive and Bob Edwards (both formerly of J.J. Fedorowicz) and Uwe Feist, as well as titles from Ryton Books and a select offering of titles from other publishers we feel need wider representation. We will be announcing an exciting new line of books shortly."

Now available from HC
8 November 2008

Stewart, Andrew. Empire Lost: Britain, the Dominions and the Second World War. London: Hambledon Continuum, 2008

Now in your mailbox
8 November 2008

The Edward R. Hamilton catalog of bargain books dated 31 October 2008 is now being delivered.

Forthcoming from Zenith
7 November 2008

Hopkins, William B. The Pacific War: The Strategy, Politics, and Players that Won the War. Forthcoming from Zenith Press in January 2009

Now available from Douglas & McIntyre
6 November 2008

Zuehlke, Mark. Operation Husky: The Canadian Invasion of Sicily, July 10 - August 7, 1943. Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2008

Now available from Air Connection
6 November 2008

Kruk, Marek and Radoslaw Szewczyk. 11 Panzerdivision in Action, 1941. Missisauga: AirConnection, 2008

News from Classic
5 November 2008

Classic Publications, an arm of the Ian Allan Publishing empire, has announced seven new titles planned for publication over the next few months. Check our Classic page for details.

This day in history
5 November 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 5 November 1943, USAAF and USN airpower attacked IJN cruisers and destroyers at Rabaul in the Bismarcks, shattering the Japanese force assembled there in preparation for a major strike against the American invasion fleet off Bougainville in the northern Solomons.

Now available from Fordham
4 November 2008

Toffey IV, John J. Jack Toffey's War: A Son's Memoir. New York: Fordham University Press, 2008

News from Chris Shores
3 November 2008

Christopher Shores, author of many highly-regarded books about WWII air operations, sends this status report on his latest (and very ambitious!) project:

"I have been promising for years to rewrite Fighters over the Desert and Fighters over Tunisia. At last I have this project underway, but in a rather different format. I am doing a full air coverage (fighters, bombers, recce etc, but still from all sides, as before) covering the Desert war and Tunisia, but going on to include the invasions of Sicily and Italy, the Italian Campaign, the Aegean air fighting, the invasion of Southern France and the operations of the US 15th Air Force.

"I reckon this will take me between 5 and 10 years to complete in several volumes. I shall be joined by a number of co-authors, fellow researchers etc, which will vary volume-to-volume. Those joining 'the team' will include a number of well-known names in aviation history and writing.... It is intended that format will be rather like that of the recent 2nd Tactical Air Force rewrites, i.e. regular, clear, maps, some colour sideviews of aircraft, and good, clear photos, plus day-by-day listings of claims and losses. The series has been designed to slot with the two Malta books, Air War for Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete 1940-41, and Dust Clouds in the Middle East, and to an extent with the Bloody Shambles/Burma books, so that hopefully when we finish there will be a complete coverage of all air war in the Mediterranean and Middle East areas during World War II. Oh yes, I should perhaps add that, having got the first volume well underway, it will cover the period from the outbreak of war in North Africa (June 1940) to the end of the Operation 'Crusader' battles, which I reckon to be 31 January 1942 (for purposes of a neat point to end Volume One, at any rate!)."

Now available from Schiffer
3 November 2008

Esteban, Jesus Dolado et al. The Military Intervention Corps of the Spanish Blue Division in the German Wehrmacht, 1941-1945: Organization, Uniforms, Insignia, Documents. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2008

Book review
2 November 2008

Dunn Jr, Walter S. Heroes or Traitors: The German Replacement Army, the July Plot, and Adolf Hitler. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003

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This day in history
2 November 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 2 November 1943, IJN forces suffered a decisive defeat while attempting to destroy the USN invasion fleet at Empress Augusta Bay off Bougainville Island in the northern Solomons.

Now available from Pen and Sword
1 November 2008

Annett, Roger. Drop Zone Burma: Adventures in Allied Air Supply 1943-45. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2008

Stewart, Adrian. The Campaigns of Alexander of Tunis, 1940-1945. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2008

In memoriam
1 November 2008

Studs Terkel—Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Good War—died on 31 October in Chicago at the age of 96.

This day in history
1 November 2008

Sixty-five years ago today, on 1 November 1943, USN Task Force 31 landed the 3rd Marine Division at Cape Torokina on Bougainville Island in the northern Solomons.


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