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Book review
31 May 2009

Beale, Peter. The Great Mistake: The Battle for Antwerp and the Beveland Peninsula, September 1944. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2004

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Now available from Viking
30 May 2009

Beevor, Antony. D-Day: The Battle for Normandy. London: Viking, 2009. (US edition scheduled for publication in October.)

More recommendations
29 May 2009

Always willing to go out on a limb and suggest what we think are the best new titles around, we've updated our Recommended Reading page today with a couple of fresh items.

Now available from NAL
28 May 2009

Jeffers, H. Paul. Taking Command: General J. Lawton Collins from Guadalcanal to Utah Beach and Victory in Europe. New York: NAL / Penguin, 2009

This day in history
27 May 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 27 May 1944, the war continued to rage around the globe. In Europe, while the Russian Front remained quiet, the Allied bombing offensive grew in ferocity and the US 5th Army and British 8th Army pushed toward Rome. In the Pacific and Asia, the US 41st Infantry Division landed on Biak Island, the Japanese 11th Army opened offensive operations against US airbases in China, the Chinese Y Force advanced slowly on the Salween Front, fighting raged around Myitkyina in Burma, and the battles at Kohima and Imphal continued unabated.

In memoriam
27 May 2009

USMC Brigadier General Frederick J. Karch—who as a young officer served with the 12th Marines and 14th Marines during the battles for Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima—died on 23 May in Virginia at the age of 91.

Now available from Da Capo
26 May 2009

Downing, David. Sealing Their Fate: The Twenty-two Days That Decided World War II. New York: Da Capo Press, 2009

Now available from Ivan R. Dee
24 May 2009

Neumann, Franz. Behemoth: The Structure and Practice of National Socialism, 1933-1944. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, 2009

Forthcoming from Routledge
23 May 2009

Weatherford, Doris. American Women during World War II: An Encyclopedia. Forthcoming from Routledge in September 2009

Now available from Regnery
22 May 2009

Kozak, Warren. LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay. Washington, DC: Regnery, 2009

Now available from Stanford
21 May 2009

Case, Holly. Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea During World War II. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009

21 May 2009

Our Recommended Reading page—where we take the liberty of suggesting the best books to read and add to your library—has been freshly updated.

Forthcoming from Zenith
20 May 2009

Green, Michael and James D. Brown. War Stories of D-Day: Operation Overlord: June 6, 1944. Forthcoming from Zenith Press in October 2009

Now available from Macmillan
19 May 2009

Lyman, Robert. The Longest Siege: Tobruk, the Battle that Saved North Africa. London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2009

News from Geoffrey Megargee
18 May 2009

Slightly ahead of its official release date, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945, volume 1: Early Camps, Youth Camps, and Concentration Camps and Subcamps under the SS-Business Administration Main Office (WVHA)—edited by Geoff and weighing it at 1796 pages—is now available.

Forthcoming from Routledge
16 May 2009

Llewellyn-Jones, Malcolm. British Naval Aviation in the Mediterranean during World War II. Forthcoming from Routledge in July 2009

Now available from McFarland
15 May 2009

Young, Donald J. The Battle of Bataan: A Complete History. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing, 2009. Revised edition

News from Eric Hammel
15 May 2009

We don't actually have a Kindle, but we're fascinated by the concept of putting a serious collection of WWII books on a single electronic device for easy reading, searching, and annotating. Eric Hammel, author of a wealth of military titles and proprietor of the recently revived Pacifica Military Press, tells us his classic Air War Pacific Chronology (difficult to find on the secondhand market and quite expensive) is now available in an electronic version for the Kindle.

Military History Bookshop
15 May 2009

In a rare triple play, for the third day in a row our faithful mail carrier has delivered a printed catalog of military books, this from The Military History Bookshop in Folkestone, Kent, England with more than 70 pages of new and used titles.

Now available from Casemate
14 May 2009

Lunde, Henrik O. Hitler's Pre-Emptive War: The Battle for Norway, 1940. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2009

14 May 2009

In an era when printed catalogs of secondhand military books are nearly extinct, Antheil Booksellers of Bellmore, New York has mailed its "Catalog 210" with 44 pages of goodies covering naval, maritime, military, and aviation titles.

News from Osprey
13 May 2009

In Botley the hits keep coming. Osprey Publishing has released a pair of USAAF unit histories, a hardcover history of the 3rd Battalion of the US 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and a softcover version of Jane Penrose's D-Day Companion. New additions to the busy schedule include a look at Staghound armored cars, the story of the OSS in WWII, and Fiat CR.42 Aces of World War 2. Check our Osprey page for details.

13 May 2009

From Carmichael in California comes via our trusty mail carrier printed catelog #104 from T. Cadman WW2 Books with a plethora of secondhand books for voracious readers and discerning collectors.

Forthcoming from Hale
12 May 2009

Baxter, Ian. Hitler's Headquarters 1939-1945. Forthcoming from Robert Hale Limited in September 2009

Now available from Ebury
11 May 2009

Bailey, Roderick. Forgotten Voices of D-Day: A Powerful New History of the Normandy Landings in the Words of Those Who Were There. London: Ebury Press / Random House, 2009

This day in history
11 May 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 11 May 1944, British 8th Army and US 5th Army launched Operation Diadem to break through German lines, link up with the Anzio beachhead, and capture Rome.

Book review
10 May 2009

Duffy, James P. Target America: Hitler's Plan to Attack the United States. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2004

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News from Maryland
9 May 2009

Naval Institute Press continues to publish a robust line-up of WWII-related books, including newly released titles from Bernard Edwards, David Wragg, Jak P. Mallmann Showell, and Dean Ladd.

Forthcoming from Amber
8 May 2009

Porter, David. Order of Battle: The Red Army in World War II. Forthcoming from Amber Books in July 2009

Now available from Belknap
8 May 2009

Taylor, Jay. The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China. Cambridge, MA: Belknap / Harvard University Press, 2009

Now available from McFarland
7 May 2009

Block, Leo. Aboard the Farragut Class Destroyers in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2009

News from Kansas
6 May 2009

University Press of Kansas tells us David Glantz's eagerly anticipated To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet-German Combat Operations, April-August 1942—the first volume of his Stalingrad Trilogy—is now available. With volume two due in October and the highly regarded After Stalingrad (not part of the trilogy) published earlier this year, the Colonel appears set to score a trifecta with three major Russian Front titles in 2009.

Forthcoming from NAL
5 May 2009

Wukovits, John. American Commando: Evans Carlson, His WW II Marine Raiders, and America's First Special Forces Mission. Forthcoming from New American Library in June 2009

Now available from Ebury
4 May 2009

Bailey, Roderick. Forgotten Voices of the Secret War: An Inside History of Special Operations in the Second World War. London: Ebury Press / Random House, 2009

Now available from McFarland
4 May 2009

Vaughn, David K. Words to Measure War: Nine American Poets of World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2009

Book review
3 May 2009

Wilbeck, Christopher. Sledgehammers: Strengths and Flaws of Tiger Tank Battalions in World War II. Bedford, PA: Aberjona Press, 2004

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Forthcoming from Viking
2 May 2009

Beevor, Antony. D-Day: The Battle for Normandy. Forthcoming from Viking in June 2009

Now available from Indiana
1 May 2009

Tully, Anthony P. Battle of Surigao Strait. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2009

Breitman, Richard, B. M. Stewart, and S. Hoch (editors). Refugees and Rescue: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald, 1935-1945. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2009


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