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News from Eric Hammel
31 August 2009

Eric tells us his new book, The Road to Big Week: The Struggle for Daylight Air Supremacy over Western Europe, July 1942-February 1944, is now on shelves and available for your reading pleasure.

News from Canada
29 August 2009

J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing has announced a mid-October publication date for In Good Faith: The History of the 4. SS-Polizei-Panzer-Grenadier-Division, volume 2: 1944-1945 by Friedrich Husemann.

Now available from Amber
28 August 2009

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

Now available from Allen Lane
27 August 2009

Overy, Richard. 1939: Countdown to War. London: Allen Lane, 2009

Forthcoming from Free Press
26 August 2009

Goldstein, Richard. Helluva Town: The Story of New York City During World War II. Forthcoming from The Free Press in April 2010

Now available from Zenith
25 August 2009

Paterson, Lawrence. Black Flag: The Surrender of Germany's U-Boat Forces. Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2009

This day in history
25 August 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 25 August 1944, Allied forces pushed into Paris and liberated the French capital which, despite Hitler's orders, had not been destroyed by the German garrison.

News from Osprey
24 August 2009

This month's batch of fresh titles is not quite as extensive as usual, but includes new releases by Zaloga and Liptak as well as upcoming books from Zaloga, Rottman, and Forsyth. As always, check our Osprey page for details.

Book review
23 August 2009

Latimer, Jon. Burma: The Forgotten War. London: John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2004

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Now available from Canada
22 August 2009

MacFarlane, John. Triquet's Cross: A Study of Military Heroism. Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2009

Now available from Hellgate
22 August 2009

Kulin, Hanne and Howard. Mogens Hoirup: An Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Man. Central Point, OR: Hellgate Press, 2009

Now available from NIP
21 August 2009

Althoff, William F. Forgotten Weapon: U.S. Navy Airships and the U-Boat War. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2009

Now available from Schiffer
20 August 2009

Wolf, William. U.S. Aerial Armament in World War II: The Ultimate Look, volume 1: Guns, Ammunition, and Turrets. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2009

Forthcoming from Cornell
19 August 2009

Manley, Rebecca. To the Tashkent Station: Evacuation and Survival in the Soviet Union at War. Forthcoming from Cornell University Press in September 2009

Now available from Palgrave Macmillan
18 August 2009

Tamkin, Nick. Britain, Turkey and the Soviet Union, 1940-45: Strategy, Diplomacy and Intelligence in the Eastern Mediterranean. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2009

Forthcoming from Transaction
17 August 2009

Brody, J. Kenneth. The Trial of Pierre Laval: Defining Treason, Collaboration and Patriotism in World War II France. Forthcoming from Transaction in October 2009

Now available from Kansas
15 August 2009

Drea, Edward J. Japan's Imperial Army: Its Rise and Fall, 1853-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2009

This day in history
15 August 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 15 August 1944, Allied naval forces, with strong air support, landed American and French troops of US 7th Army on the beaches of southern France in Operation Dragoon.

Forthcoming from CUP
14 August 2009

Mawdsley, Evan. World War II: A New History. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in September 2009

Now available from Greenwood
13 August 2009

Dixon, Chris, Sean Brawley and Beatrice Trefalt (editors). Competing Voices from the Pacific War: Fighting Words. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2009

Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan
12 August 2009

Thacker, Toby. Joseph Goebbels: Life and Death. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in September 2009

This day in history
12 August 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 12 August 1944, USAAF Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. died in the accidental explosion of a B-17 bomber during US 8th Air Force experimental operations, Operation Aphrodite, in northwest Europe.

Forthcoming from Pen & Sword
11 August 2009

James, Barrie G. Hitler's Gulf War: The Fight for Iraq, 1941. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in October 2009

Now available from Allen Lane
10 August 2009

Roberts, Andrew. The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War. London: Allen Lane, 2009

Book review
9 August 2009

O'Hara, Vincent. The German Fleet at War, 1939-1945. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2004

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News from Gregory Urwin
8 August 2009

Greg Urwin tells us he has finished writing the sequel to his prize-winning Facing Fearful Odds. "The new book, Victory in Defeat: An Account of POW Survival, 1941-1945, explains how so many of the Americans captured on Wake Island on December 23, 1941, managed to survive nearly four years of hellish confinement in Japanese prison camps." He hopes to see the book published sometime in 2010 or early 2011.

Forthcoming from Viking
7 August 2009

Plokhy, S. M. Yalta: The Price of Peace. Forthcoming from Viking in February 2010

Now available from Potomac
6 August 2009

Mitcham Jr., Samuel W. Defenders of Fortress Europe: The Untold Story of the German Officers during the Allied Invasion. Washington, DC: Potomac Books Inc, 2009

News from Kansas
5 August 2009

Susan from University Press of Kansas has notified us—thanks very much!—about two new titles due in April:

Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan
4 August 2009

Mann, Chris. British Policy and Strategy towards Norway, 1941-45. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in May 2009

In memoriam
4 August 2009

Ed Doyle—a retired USAAF chief master sergeant and survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor—died in California on 21 July at the age of 91.

Now available from Grub Street
3 August 2009

Wingham, Tom. Halifax Down! On the Run from the Gestapo,1944. London: Grub Street, 2009

Book review
2 August 2009

Mann, Robert A. The B-29 Superfortress: A Comprehensive Registry of the Planes and Their Missions. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2004

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Now available from Singapore U
1 August 2009

Akashi, Yoji (editor). New Perspectives on the Japanese Occupation of Malaya and Singapore, 1941-1945. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2009


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