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News from P & S
In addition to titles released in the last few weeks, Pen & Sword will be publishing several new books in March, including:
Francis Fonsena trooper with the 101st Airborne Division who parachuted into Normandy on D-Day, broke his leg, and was wounded by mortar fire three days laterdied on 18 February in California at the age of 87.
Now available from Classic
Shores, Christopher and Chris Thomas. 2nd Tactical Air Force, volume 4: Squadrons, Camouflage, Markings, Weapons and Tactics, 1943-45. Crowborough, UK: Classic Publications, 2009
Forthcoming from Cambridge
Pratten, Garth. Australian Battalion Commanders in the Second World War. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in April 2009
Forthcoming from Zenith
Paterson, Lawrence. Black Flag: The Surrender of Germany's U-Boat Forces. Forthcoming from Zenith Press in October 2009
Now available from History Press
Tanner, Ralph and David Tanner. Burma 1942: Memories of a Retreat. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2009
Forthcoming from Ivan R. Dee
Neumann, Franz. Behemoth: The Structure and Practice of National Socialism, 1933-1944. Forthcoming from Ivan R. Dee, Publisher in May 2009
Now available from Stackpole
Freeman, Roger. Wolfpack Warriors: The Story of World War II's Most Successful Fighter Outfit. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2009
Douglas, W.A.B., Roger Sarty, and Michael Whitby et al. The Official Operational History of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War, volume II, part 1: No Higher Purpose. St Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2003
News from Kansas
University Press of Kansas has added three new titles to the production schedule for autumn:
Drea, Edward J. Japan's Imperial Army: Its Rise and Fall, 1853-1945. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in October 2009
Ehlers Jr, Robert S. Targeting the Third Reich: Air Intelligence and the Allied Bombing Campaigns. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in November 2009
Sarantakes, Nicholas E. Allies against the Rising Sun: The United States, the British Nations, and the Defeat of Imperial Japan. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in October 2009
Now available from Canada
Hoffmann, Peter. Stauffenberg: A Family History, 1905-1944. Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2009
Forthcoming from Indiana
Tully, Anthony P. Battle of Surigao Strait. Forthcoming from Indiana University Press in May 2009
Sometimes when we run across an interesting/unusual/informative book, especially an older or out-of-print one, we like to bring it to your attention. Here's one:
Fenyo, Mario D. Hitler, Horthy, and Hungary: German-Hungarian Relations, 1941-1944. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1972
Slightly dated but still the best introduction to Hungarian participation in the war. Despite the title, includes Horthy's overtures to Soviets, Brits, etc.
Now available from Berkley
Yenne, Bill. Aces High: The Heroic Saga of the Two Top-Scoring American Aces of World War II. New York: Berkley, 2009
News from Osprey
In Botley they continue to add books to the publication schedule and ship finished product. Check our Osprey page for the latest in and the latest out.
Now available from NAL
Alexander, Larry. Shadows in the Jungle: The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines in World War II. New York: New American Library, 2009
Forty, George. Tiger Tank Battalions in World War II. Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2008
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 15 February 1944, Allied air forces bombed and destroyed the abbey at Monte Cassino in Italy, but the ground assault proved unsuccessful.
Now available from McFarland
Lepage, Jean-Denis G.G. Aircraft of the Luftwaffe, 1935-1945: An Illustrated Guide. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2009
Forthcoming from Praeger
Roy, Denny. The Pacific War and Its Political Legacies. Forthcoming from Praeger Publishers in April 2009
More from Down Under
We were pleased to receive our first printed catalog from the famed Berkelouw Books ("since 1812") of Berrima, NSW, Australia today. In this case, "Catalogue 507: Militaria, Part I: A-K" appeared in our mailbox with 317 top-of-the-line (and, naturally, rather pricey) listings of books about WWII and other wars. What's the exchange rate these days?
Now available from Nebraska
Kacandes, Irene. Daddy's War: Greek American Stories. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2009
Now available from Down Under
Page, Charles. Wings of Destiny: Wing Commander Charles Learmonth, DFC and Bar and the Air War in New Guinea. Dural Delivery Centre: Rosenberg Publishing, 2008
Forthcoming from Norton
Dwork, Deborah and Robert J. Van Pelt. Flight from the Reich: Refugee Jews, 1933-1946. Forthcoming from W.W. Norton & Company, Inc in April 2009
Now available from Schiffer
Gonzalez, Oscar. German Paratroops in Scandinavia: Fallschirmjaeger in Denmark and Norway, April-June 1940. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2009
Bartsch, William H. December 8, 1941: MacArthur's Pearl Harbor. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2003
Now available from Penguin
Kershaw, Ian. Luck of the Devil: The Story of Operation Valkyrie. London: Penguin Press, 2009
If you've self-published a military-related title about World War II, especially if you're a veteran writing about your wartime experiences, please send us information so we can add you to the Directory.
Now available from Pimlico
Buber-Neumann, Margarete. Under Two Dictators: Prisoner of Stalin and Hitler. London: Pimlico, 2009
Forthcoming from Vintage
Bailey, Roderick. The Wildest Province: SOE in the Land of the Eagle. Forthcoming from Vintage Books in March 2009
News from North Carolina
Our informants tell us McFarland & Company, Inc has scheduled a half dozen new WWII-related titles for production within the next few months, including books on US submarine operations, Bataan, African-American sailors, the US Coast Guard, and other topics. Check our McFarland page for details.
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 4 February 1944, the war continued around the globe as the battle of the Korsun pocket raged on the Russian Front, US 5th Army battled around Cassino and the Anzio beachhead in Italy, US forces completed capture of Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, and Japanese forces launched Operation Ha-Go in the Arakan.
Forthcoming from Amberley
Hudson, Sam. Merchant Shipping Casualties of the Second World War, volume 1. Forthcoming from Amberley in April 2009
Now available from Stackpole
Mitcham, Samuel W. Rommel's Lieutenants: The Men Who Served the Desert Fox, France, 1940. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2009
Jarymowycz, Roman Johann. Tank Tactics: From Normandy to Lorraine. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2009
Condell, Bruce and David T. Zabecki. On the German Art of War: Truppenfuhrung. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2009
Niestle, Axel. German U-Boat Losses during World War II: Details of Destruction. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998
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