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News from P & S
28 February 2009

In addition to titles released in the last few weeks, Pen & Sword will be publishing several new books in March, including:

In memoriam
28 February 2009

Francis Fonsen—a trooper with the 101st Airborne Division who parachuted into Normandy on D-Day, broke his leg, and was wounded by mortar fire three days later—died on 18 February in California at the age of 87.

Now available from Classic
27 February 2009

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
26 February 2009

Pratten, Garth. Australian Battalion Commanders in the Second World War. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in April 2009

Forthcoming from Zenith
25 February 2009

Paterson, Lawrence. Black Flag: The Surrender of Germany's U-Boat Forces. Forthcoming from Zenith Press in October 2009

Now available from History Press
25 February 2009

Tanner, Ralph and David Tanner. Burma 1942: Memories of a Retreat. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2009

Forthcoming from Ivan R. Dee
24 February 2009

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
23 February 2009

Freeman, Roger. Wolfpack Warriors: The Story of World War II's Most Successful Fighter Outfit. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2009

Book review
22 February 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

Read our review

News from Kansas
21 February 2009

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
20 February 2009

Hoffmann, Peter. Stauffenberg: A Family History, 1905-1944. Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2009

Forthcoming from Indiana
19 February 2009

Tully, Anthony P. Battle of Surigao Strait. Forthcoming from Indiana University Press in May 2009

Editor's Pick
19 February 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
18 February 2009

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
17 February 2009

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
16 February 2009

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

Book review
15 February 2009

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

Read our review

This day in history
15 February 2009

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
14 February 2009

Lepage, Jean-Denis G.G. Aircraft of the Luftwaffe, 1935-1945: An Illustrated Guide. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2009

Forthcoming from Praeger
13 February 2009

Roy, Denny. The Pacific War and Its Political Legacies. Forthcoming from Praeger Publishers in April 2009

More from Down Under
13 February 2009

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
12 February 2009

Kacandes, Irene. Daddy's War: Greek American Stories. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2009

Now available from Down Under
11 February 2009

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
10 February 2009

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
9 February 2009

Gonzalez, Oscar. German Paratroops in Scandinavia: Fallschirmjaeger in Denmark and Norway, April-June 1940. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2009

Book review
8 February 2009

Bartsch, William H. December 8, 1941: MacArthur's Pearl Harbor. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2003

Read our review

Now available from Penguin
7 February 2009

Kershaw, Ian. Luck of the Devil: The Story of Operation Valkyrie. London: Penguin Press, 2009

6 February 2009

We've added another self-publisher, Susan M. Lorentzen, and her book, Down Over Normandy: The Life of John Myrtetus, to our Directory of Self-Publishers.

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
5 February 2009

Buber-Neumann, Margarete. Under Two Dictators: Prisoner of Stalin and Hitler. London: Pimlico, 2009

Forthcoming from Vintage
5 February 2009

Bailey, Roderick. The Wildest Province: SOE in the Land of the Eagle. Forthcoming from Vintage Books in March 2009

News from North Carolina
4 February 2009

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
4 February 2009

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
3 February 2009

Hudson, Sam. Merchant Shipping Casualties of the Second World War, volume 1. Forthcoming from Amberley in April 2009

Now available from Stackpole
2 February 2009

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

Book review
1 February 2009

Niestle, Axel. German U-Boat Losses during World War II: Details of Destruction. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998

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