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Forthcoming from Palgrave
31 January 2009

Tamkin, Nick. Britain, Turkey and the Soviet Union, 1940-45: Strategy, Diplomacy and Intelligence in the Eastern Mediterranean. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in August 2009

This day in history
31 January 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 31 January 1944, US Army and Marine units, supported by the US 5th Fleet, began conducting Operation Flintlock, the amphibious invasion of Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

Now available from H&C
30 January 2009

Enjames, Henry-Paul. G.I. Collector's Guide: Army Service Forces Catalog: US Army European Theater of Operations, volume 2. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2009

Blast from the past
29 January 2009

Author and publisher Eric Hammel contacted us after being out of action for awhile:

"I now have fifteen of my older military history books back in print as print-on-demand (POD) trade paperbacks, all under my old imprint, Pacifica Military History. A sixteenth is in production. They are all available on, and I expect to develop a website soon that will include book descriptions and sample chapters."

News from Belgium
28 January 2009

Erik Mombeek tells us that he'll be self-publishing English translations of two of his Luftwaffe unit histories in March. Check our page for Erik for more information.

Now available from Routledge
28 January 2009

Fraser, D. The Fragility of Law: Constitutional Patriotism, Collaboration and the Jews of Belgium, 1940-1945. London: Routledge-Cavendish, 2009

Forthcoming from Dialog
27 January 2009

Black, Edwin R. Nazi Nexus: America's Corporate Connections to Hitler's Holocaust. Forthcoming from Dialog Press in March 2009

Now available from Tauris
26 January 2009

Mommsen, Hans. Germans against Hitler: The Stauffenberg Plot and Resistance under the Third Reich. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2009

Book review
25 January 2009

Gilbert, Martin. The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War. London: Routledge, 2008

Read our review

Now available from Palgrave Macmillan
24 January 2009

Gladman, Brad William. Intelligence and Anglo-American Air Support in World War Two: Tunisia and the Western Desert, 1940-43. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2008

In memoriam
24 January 2009

USMC fighter ace and Medal of Honor recipient James E. Swett—who shot down seven Japanese dive bombers in the span of fifteen minutes over Tulagi Island in the Solomons on 7 April 1943—died on 18 January in California at the age of 88.

News from Schiffer
23 January 2009

The latest catalog from Schiffer Publishing brings word of ten new WWII-related titles on the schedule between now and April. Check our Schiffer page for details.

Now available from Yale
22 January 2009

Spotts, Frederic. The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009

This day in history
22 January 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 22 January 1944, RN and USN naval forces landed Allied units of US VI Corps around Anzio and Nettuno on the Italian west coast.

Forthcoming from Hodder
21 January 2009

Kershaw, Robert. Never Surrender: The Men and Women Who Saved Britain 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Hodder in March 2009

News from London
20 January 2009

The team at Grub Street has added a few books to their publication schedule. Check our Grub Street page for the latest info.

Now available from Jonathan Cape
19 January 2009

Fort, Adrian. Archibald Wavell: The Life and Times of an Imperial Servant. London: Jonathan Cape, 2009

Book review
18 January 2009

Hayward, Joel S.A. Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East, 1942-1943. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1998

Read our review

Forthcoming from Berkley
17 January 2009

Catherwood, Christopher. Winston Churchill: The Flawed Genius of World War II. Forthcoming from Berkley in March 2009

17 January 2009

The mail brings printed "Catalog 209" from Antheil Booksellers with a goodly stock of naval, maritime, military, and aviation for the purchasing pleasure of book connoisseurs.

Now available from W&N
16 January 2009

Boeselager, Philipp von. Valkyrie: The Plot To Kill Hitler. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2009

Forthcoming from Overlook
15 January 2009

Moss, Norman. Picking Up the Reins: America, Britain, and the Postwar World. Forthcoming from The Overlook Press in April 2009

In memoriam
15 January 2009

Harry Kinnard—who as a Lieutenant Colonel with the US 101st Airborne Division in besieged Bastogne suggested Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe respond to the German surrender demand with one word, "Nuts!"—died on 5 January in Virginia at the age of 93.

Now available from Routledge
14 January 2009

Maas, Ad and Hans Hooijmaijers. Scientific Research in World War II: What Scientists Did in the War. London: Routledge, 2009

This day in history
14 January 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 14 January 1944, the Soviet Leningrad Front opened a massive new offensive against German 18th Army in an effort to break the lengthy siege.

News from Osprey
13 January 2009

Osprey Publishing continues to add books to its publishing schedule, including about six new titles due to be released in April. Check our page for Osprey for all the info about fresh items coming up in the next few months.

Forthcoming from Indiana
13 January 2009

Megargee, Geoffrey P. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 19331945, volume 1: Early Camps, Youth Camps, and Concentration Camps and Subcamps under the SS-Business Administration Main Office (WVHA). Forthcoming from Indiana University Press in May 2009

Forthcoming from Yale
12 January 2009

Engelking, Barbara and Jacek Leociak. The Warsaw Ghetto: A Guide to the Perished City. Forthcoming from Yale University Press in February 2009

From Cranbury, NJ
12 January 2009

The "Winter 2009 Military History" catalog from the Scholar's Bookshelf has arrived with a copious supply of—you guessed it—military books for sale. Lots o' good stuff.

Editor's Choice awards for 2008
11 January 2009

Stone & Stone Second World War Books annually selects new releases for the Editor's Choice awards, aka the "Stonies," as the best books of the year. Here are the winners of the Stonies for 2008.

Forthcoming from NAL
10 January 2009

Alexander, Larry. Shadows in the Jungle: The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines in World War II. Forthcoming from New American Library in February 2009

Military History Bookshop
10 January 2009

Today's mail brought "Catalogue Code PY" for winter 2008/2009 from the Military History Bookshop of Folkestone, Kent, packed with a tempting assortment of new and used items for sale.

Now available from PM
9 January 2009

Campion, Garry. The Good Fight: Battle of Britain Wartime Propaganda and The Few. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2008

Now available from Zenith Press
8 January 2009

Kamenir, Victor. The Bloody Triangle: The Defeat of Soviet Armor in Ukraine, June 1941. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2008

Forty, George. 4th Armored Division in World War II. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2008

Forty, George. Tiger Tank Battalions in World War II. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2008

In memoriam
8 January 2009

Tom Bates—"on deck in his skivvies...." aboard USS Ramsay in Pearl Harbor when Japanese aircraft attacked on 7 December 1941—died on 27 December in California at the age of 90.

News from Kansas
7 January 2009

University Press of Kansas previously announced volume one of the new Stalingrad trilogy by David Glantz, To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet-German Combat Operations, April-August 1942, for publication in April. Now our informants tell us volume two, Armageddon in Stalingrad, September-November 1942, is scheduled for release in October.

Forthcoming from Berkley
6 January 2009

Yenne, Bill. Aces High: The Heroic Saga of the Two Top-Scoring American Aces of World War II. Forthcoming from Berkley in February 2009

First catalog of the new year
6 January 2009

We found printed "Catalogue #102" from T. Cadman WW2 Books in the mailbox today. As usual, Tom's list of secondhand books for sale includes plenty of desirable items at reasonable prices.

Now available from Hellgate
5 January 2009

Bagley, Mark G. with Marianne Stephens. The G Stands for Guts: A Glider Pilot Remembers WWII. Central Point, OR: Hellgate Press, 2008

Book review
4 January 2009

Hughes, David, David A. Ryan and Steve Rothwell. The British Armies in World War Two: An Organisational History, vol 10: The Indian Army, part three: The Indian Army in the East, 1944-45. West Chester, OH: Nafziger Collection, 2008

Read our review

Now available from Routledge
3 January 2009

Hill, Alexander. The Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union, 1941-45: A Documentary Reader. London: Routledge, 2008

Forthcoming from W & N
3 January 2009

Fowler, William. We Gave Our Today: Burma 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Weidenfeld and Nicolson in February 2009

Now available from Zenith
2 January 2009

Hopkins, William B. The Pacific War: The Strategy, Politics, and Players that Won the War. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2008

Now available from McFarland
2 January 2009

Lepage, Jean-Denis G.G. Hitler Youth, 1922-1945: An Illustrated History. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2008

In memoriam
2 January 2009

Lieutenant General Victor "Brute" Krulak—who commanded the USMC 2nd Parachute Battalion during its diversionary raid on Choiseul Island in the Solomons in October and November 1943—died on 29 December in California at the age of 95.

Book statistics
1 January 2009

For the first day of the new year we present a compilation of statistics from Stone & Stone showing the most popular books, authors, publishers, and subjects for the year 2007.


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