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Now available from McFarland
31 July 2009

Knoblock, Glenn A. African American World War II Casualties and Decorations in the Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine: A Comprehensive Record. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2009


Forthcoming from Amberley
31 July 2009

Sadler, John. El Alamein 1942: The Story of the Battle in the Words of the Soldiers. Forthcoming from Amberley Publishing in September 2009


Now available from W & N
30 July 2009

Smith, Colin. England's Last War against France: Fighting Vichy 1940-42. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2009


This day in history
30 July 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 30 July 1944, US 6th Infantry Division conducted amphibious landings at Mar near Cape Opmari on New Guinea's Vogelkop peninsula and on nearby Amsterdam Island and Middleburg Island.


Now available from Nebraska
29 July 2009

Arad, Yitzhak. The Holocaust in the Soviet Union. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2009


Now available from Pen & Sword
28 July 2009

Le Tissier, Tony. The Siege of Kustrin 1945: Gateway to Berlin. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2009

Haarr, Geirr H. The German Invasion of Norway, April 1940. Barnsley, UK: Pen & Sword / Seaforth Publishing, 2009

Schraepler, Hans-Joachim. At Rommel's Side: The Lost Letters of Hans-Joachim Schraepler. Barnsley, UK: Pen & Sword / Frontline, 2009


Self-Publisher
27 July 2009

We've added another self-publisher, Robert Kelly, and his book, Broken Wings: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Air Armada, 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.


Forthcoming from Allen Lane
25 July 2009

Overy, Richard. 1939: Countdown to War. Forthcoming from Allen Lane in August 2009


Now available from McFarland
24 July 2009

Daugherty III, Leo J. Pioneers of Amphibious Warfare, 1898-1945: Profiles of Fourteen American Military Strategists. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2009


This day in history
24 July 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 24 July 1944, US forces continued their campaign in the Mariana Islands, with Task Force 52 landing V Amphibious Corps on Tinian Island against the Japanese 5th Infantry Regiment and supporting units.


Forthcoming from Stackpole
23 July 2009

Anderson jr, Richard C. Cracking Hitler's Atlantic Wall: The 1st Assault Brigade Royal Engineers on D-Day. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in August 2009


Now available from Grub Street
22 July 2009

Curtis, Des. A Most Secret Squadron: The First Full Story of 618 Squadron and Its Special Detachment Anti-U-Boat Mosquitos. London: Grub Street, 2009

Stocker, Ted with Sean Feast. A Pathfinder's War: An Extraordinary Tale of Surviving over 100 Bomber Operations against All Odds. London: Grub Street, 2009


Forthcoming from UPA
21 July 2009

Carew, Michael. Becoming the Arsenal: The American Industrial Mobilization for World War II, 1938-1942. Forthcoming from University Press of America in September 2009


This day in history
21 July 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 21 July 1944, US forces conducted Operation Stevedor in the Mariana Islands, with Task Force 53 landing III Amphibious Corps on Guam against the Japanese 29th Infantry Division.


Now available from Yale
20 July 2009

Engelking, Barbara and Jacek Leociak. The Warsaw Ghetto: A Guide to the Perished City. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009


This day in history
20 July 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 20 July 1944, Col. Count Claus von Stauffenberg attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler and initiate a coup d'etat.


Book review
19 July 2009

Glantz, David M. with Jonathan M. House. The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 1: To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet-German Combat Operations, April-August 1942. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2009

Read our review


Forthcoming from S & S
18 July 2009

Tillman, Barrett. Whirlwind: The Air War Against Japan, 1942-1945. Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in May 2010


In memoriam
18 July 2009

Virginia Sweet—a civilian pilot of P-51s, B-17s, B-29s, and other USAAF aircraft with the Women's Airforce Service Pilots—died on 12 July in New York at the age of 88.


Now available from McFarland
17 July 2009

Bergman, Eugene. Survival Artist: A Memoir of the Holocaust. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2009


News from Osprey
16 July 2009

Publish a few, add a few to the schedule. That seems to be the mantra at Osprey Publishing, and they've done it again with fresh releases (including among others Kenneth Koskodan's No Greater Ally: The Untold Story of Poland's Forces in World War II) and new titles due in September and October (including among others Carlos Jurado's Blue Division Soldier 1941-45 and Gordon Rottman's World War II US Cavalry Units: Pacific Theater).


Forthcoming from Rosenberg
15 July 2009

Pfennigwerth, Ian. The Royal Australian Navy and MacArthur. Forthcoming from Rosenberg Publishing in September 2009


Forthcoming from Enigma
14 July 2009

Mallmann, Klaus-Michael and Martin Cuppers. Nazi Palestine: The Plans for the Extermination of the Jews in Palestine. Forthcoming from Enigma Books in September 2009


News from Bill McGee
13 July 2009

Bill McGee informs us that his BMC Publications has moved to Tiburon in California and Pacific Express: The Critical Role of Military Logistics in World War II—the third volume of his Amphibious Operations in the South Pacific in WWII series—should be released this autumn.


Book review
12 July 2009

Brongers, LtCol E.H. The Battle for The Hague, 1940. Soesterberg, The Netherlands: Aspekt, 2004

Read our review


Now available from Hawaii
11 July 2009

Hatashin, Omi. Private Yokoi's War and Life on Guam, 1944-72: The Story of the Japanese Imperial Army's Longest WWII Survivor in the Field and Later Life. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2009


News from Annapolis
10 July 2009

It's no surprise that Naval Institute Press is hard at work on a wealth of new WWII-related titles for release in September, October, and November. Check our NIP page, where you can also learn about some of their latest releases, for details.


Forthcoming from History Press
9 July 2009

Livesey, Jack. Death in the Falaise Gap: A Reappraisal of Normandy, 1944. Forthcoming from The History Press in August 2009


Now available from Helion
8 July 2009

Baxter, Ian. Battle in the Baltics 1944-45: The Fighting for Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, a Photographic History. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2009


In memoriam
8 July 2009

H.M. Cummings—one of the USAAF Tuskegee airmen, and one who was arrested in April 1945 during protests about segregation of the base officers' club at Freeman Field—died on 2 July in Ohio at the age of 90.


News from Casemate
7 July 2009

The team at Casemate has alerted us about their upcoming books from Samuel Mitcham and Niklas Zetterling:


Cadman
7 July 2009

From deep in the hidden recesses of Carmichael in California comes printed "Catalogue #105" from T. Cadman WW2 Books. As usual, this edition of Tom's inventory list features 23 pages of well-chosen titles covering the Second World War.


Forthcoming from Lit Verlag
6 July 2009

Reginbogin, Herbert R. Faces of Neutrality: A Comparative Analysis of the Neutrality of Switzerland and Other Neutral Nations during WW II. Forthcoming from Lit Verlag in August 2009


Book review
5 July 2009

Anonymous. Wojna Obronna Polski 1939. Warsaw: Wojskowy Instytut Historyczny, 1995

Read our review


Forthcoming from John Murray
4 July 2009

Jones, Michael. The Retreat: Hitler's First Defeat. Forthcoming from John Murray Publishers Ltd in November 2009


In memoriam
4 July 2009

USMC pilot Colonel Kenneth Reusser—who flew 253 combat missions during World War II, the Korean War, and the war in Vietnam, and was twice awarded the Navy Cross—died on 20 June in Oregon at the age of 89.


Now available from Transaction
3 July 2009

Bischof, Gunter, Barbara Stelzl-Marx, and Fritz Plasser. New Perspectives on Austrians and World War II. Edison, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2009


Forthcoming from Amber
2 July 2009

McNab, Chris. World War II Data Book: The SS, 1923-1945: The Essential Facts and Figures for Himmler's Stormtroopers. Forthcoming from Amber Books in October 2009

McNab, Chris. World War II Data Book: Third Reich, 1933-1945: The Essential Facts and Figures for Hitler's Germany. Forthcoming from Amber Books in October 2009


Now available from S&S
1 July 2009

Bessel, Richard. Germany, 1945: From War to Peace. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009

 

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