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Now available from McFarland
30 June 2009

Mann, Robert A. The B-29 Superfortress Chronology, 1934-1960. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2009

News, rumors, and gossip
29 June 2009

Our informants tell us that Henrik Lunde, author of the well-received Hitler's Pre-Emptive War, is hard at work on a new book about the Finnish theater of war during 1941-1945.

Book review
28 June 2009

Bennett, G.H. and R. Bennett. Hitler's Admirals. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2004

Read our review

Now available from Casemate
27 June 2009

Gregory, Don A. and Wilhelm R. Gehlen. Two Soldiers, Two Lost Fronts: German War Diaries of the Stalingrad and North Africa Campaigns. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2009

News from Nebraska
26 June 2009

University of Nebraska Press, we are reliably informed, has a couple of new WWII-related titles on the way:

Now available from Canada
25 June 2009

Wakelam, Randall T. The Science of Bombing: Operational Research in RAF Bomber Command. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009

Now available from Profile
24 June 2009

Holmes, Richard. Churchill's Bunker: The Secret Headquarters at the Heart of Britain's Victory. London: Profile Books, 2009

Forthcoming from PMH
23 June 2009

Hammel, Eric. The Road to Big Week: The Struggle for Daylight Air Supremacy over Western Europe, July 1942-February 1944. Forthcoming from Pacifica Military History in September 2009

Forthcoming from Wiley
22 June 2009

Kurapovna, Marcia. Shadows on the Mountain: The Allies, the Resistance, and the Rivalries that Doomed WWII Yugoslavia. Forthcoming from John Wiley & Sons in December 2009

This day in history
22 June 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 22 June 1944, on the third anniversary of Operation Barbarossa, following a preparatory artillery bombardment, Soviet 1st Baltic Front and 3rd Byelorussian Front opened Operation Bagration with an assault against German 3rd Panzer Army around Vitebsk.

Now available from NIP
20 June 2009

O'Hara, Vincent P. Struggle for the Middle Sea: The Great Navies at War in the Mediterranean Theater, 1940-1945. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2009

Forthcoming from Scotland
19 June 2009

Wood, Ian S. Britain, Ireland and the Second World War. Forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press in March 2010

This day in history
19 June 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 19 June 1944, in the Battle of the Philippine Sea, US fighters and AA fire slaughtered IJN aircraft in the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot.

Now available from CUP
18 June 2009

Pratten, Garth. Australian Battalion Commanders in the Second World War. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009

Editor's Pick
17 June 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:

Pearson, Owen. Albania in Occupation and War: From Fascism to Communism, 1940-45. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2005

An immensely detailed daily chronology with excerpts from newspapers, broadcasts, official reports, diaries, and other documents.

News from Osprey
16 June 2009

Since last we checked, the gang at Osprey has released a couple of titles, including Operation Dragoon, 1944 by Steve Zaloga. Of course, they've also pumped up the production schedule with a ton of upcoming items, of which these are some of the books due in September:

Forthcoming from Front Line
15 June 2009

Schroeder, Christa. He Was My Chief: The Memoirs of Adolf Hitler's Secretary. Forthcoming from Front Line / Pen & Sword in August 2009

This day in history
15 June 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 15 June 1944, US forces conducted Operation Forager in the Mariana Islands, with Task Force 52 landing V Amphibious Corps on Saipan against General Saito's reinforced Japanese 43rd Infantry Division.

Book review
14 June 2009

Ministere des Armees. Atlas des Situations Quotidiennes des Armees Alliees, Campagne 1939-1940. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1964

Read our review

Forthcoming from Canada
13 June 2009

Engen, Robert. Canadians under Fire: Infantry Effectiveness in the Second World War. Forthcoming from McGill-Queens University in October 2009

This day in history
13 June 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 13 June 1944, Michael Wittmann and his crew in a Tiger tank destroyed a column of 25 vehicles of British 7th Armored Division at Villers-Bocage.

Forthcoming from the Netherlands
12 June 2009

Gerritsen, Bob and Scott Revell. Einsatzbefehl Arnheim: An Illustrated History of Kampfgruppe Knaust, September - October 1944. Forthcoming from R.N. Sigmond in September 2009

News from Kansas
11 June 2009

Thanks to Susan at University Press of Kansas for telling us about Hitler's Generals on Trial: The Last War Crimes Tribunal at Nuremberg by Valerie Genevieve Hebert, due from UPK in March 2010.

News from New Mexico
11 June 2009

We're very pleased to hear from our old friend Bob Ruman that his Articles of War bookstore has stocked up on some terrific new WWII titles. No one with an interest in books about the Second World War—or any other conflict in recorded history—can afford to miss Articles of War.

Now available from Switzerland
11 June 2009

Muller, Peter and Wolfgang Zimmerman. Sturmgeschutz III, volume 1. Andelfingen: History Facts, 2009

Now available from Specialty
10 June 2009

Hagedorn, Dan. North American's T-6: A Definitive History of the World's Most Famous Trainer. North Branch, MN: Specialty Press, 2009

Forthcoming from Classic
10 June 2009

deZeng, Henry L. and Douglas G. Stankey. Dive-Bomber and Ground-Attack Units of the Luftwaffe 1933-1945, volume 1. Forthcoming from Classic Publications in November 2009

Now available from FSG
9 June 2009

Norman, Michael and Elizabeth M. Norman. Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2009

Forthcoming from Ian Allan
9 June 2009

Ware, Pat. World War Two German Trucks. Forthcoming from Ian Allan Publishing in July 2009

Ware, Pat. World War Two Armoured Cars. Forthcoming from Ian Allan Publishing in August 2009

News from Hikoki
8 June 2009

We've been reminded that Hikoki has two new titles scheduled for July release:

Book review
7 June 2009

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

Read our review

Now available from S & S
6 June 2009

Cobb, Matthew. The Resistance: The French Fight against the Nazis. London: Simon & Schuster, 2009

This day in history
6 June 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 6 June 1944, under the command of General Eisenhower, Allied naval forces, supported by strong air forces, began landing Allied armies this morning on the northern coast of France....

Now available from Casemate
5 June 2009

Zetterling, Niklas and Michael Tamelander. Bismarck: The Final Days of Germany's Greatest Battleship. Drexel Hill: Casemate Publishers, 2009

In memoriam
5 June 2009

Charles Donald Albury—co-pilot of the B-29 bomber nicknamed Bockscar that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki on 9 August 1945—died on 23 May in Florida at the age of 88.

Forthcoming from Indiana
4 June 2009

Adams, John A. The Battle for Western Europe, Fall 1944: An Operational Assessment. Forthcoming from Indiana University Press in March 2010

This day in history
4 June 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 4 June 1944, troops of the US 5th Army entered Rome as German forces withdrew and the Allies advanced northward through Italy.

Now available from NAL
3 June 2009

Wukovits, John. American Commando: Evans Carlson, His WW II Marine Raiders, and America's First Special Forces Mission. New York: NAL / Penguin, 2009

Now available from McFarland
2 June 2009

Ostrom, Thomas P. The United States Coast Guard in World War II: A History of Domestic and Overseas Actions. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2009

Now available from Classic
1 June 2009

Salgado, Juan-Carlos. Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor: The Airliner That Went to War. Hinckley, UK: Classic Publications, 2009

Scholar's Bookshelf
1 June 2009

The "Military History" catalog of books for spring 2009 from The Scholar's Bookshelf made its way safely through the postal system and landed here. As usual, lots of goodies for anyone seeking WWII-related items.


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