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Now available from Casemate
31 May 2010

Guardia, Mike. American Guerrilla: The Forgotten Heroics of Russell W. Volckmann. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2010


Book review
30 May 2010

Balkoski, Joseph. Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airborne Operations on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2005

Read our review


Now available from Little Brown
29 May 2010

Downing, Taylor. Churchill's War Lab: Code Breakers, Boffins and Innovators: The Mavericks Churchill Led to Victory. New York: Little Brown and Company, 2010


In memoriam
29 May 2010

Lt. John W. Finn of the US Navy—awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941—died on 27 May in California at the age of 100.


Forthcoming from Fordham
28 May 2010

Cornelius, Deborah S. Hungary in World War II: Caught in the Cauldron. Forthcoming from Fordham University Press in January 2011


Now available from MMP
28 May 2010

Glass, Andrzej and Tomasz Kopanski. Polish Air Force 1939 through German Eyes, volume 1. Petersfield, Hampshire: MMP Books, 2010


Now available from Aberjona
27 May 2010

Gyllenhaal, Lars and Lennart Westberg. Swedes at War: Willing Warriors of a Neutral Nation, 1914-1945. Bedford, PA: Aberjona Press, 2010


More news from Scandinavia, sort of
27 May 2010

We've learned that Henrik Lunde's next book, Finland's War of Choice, 1941-1945: The Untidy Coalition of a Democracy and a Dictatorship in World War II, should be available from Casemate in January.


Now available from History Press
26 May 2010

Lynch, Tim. Dunkirk 1940: Whereabouts Unknown: How Untrained Troops of the Labour Divisions Were Sacrificed to Save an Army. Stroud, UK: History Press Ltd, 2010


Now available from Deutsch
26 May 2010

Milton, Brian. Hurricane: The Last Witnesses. London: Andre Deutsch, 2010


Forthcoming from RZM
25 May 2010

Nipe Jr, George. Blood, Steel, Myth: The II.SS-Panzer-Korps and the Road to Prochorowka. Forthcoming from RZM Publishing in August 2010


Now available from Westholme
24 May 2010

Schultz, Duane. Crossing the Rapido: A Tragedy of World War II. Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2010


This day in history
23 May 2010

Sixty-five years ago today, on 23 May 1945, US 20th Air Force attacked Tokyo with 520 B-29 bombers overnight, dropping 3646 tons of incendiary bombs in the largest B-29 raid of the war and burning out seventeen square miles of the Japanese capital.


Forthcoming from John Murray
22 May 2010

McKinstry, Leo. Hurricane: Victor of the Battle of Britain. Forthcoming from John Murray Publishers Ltd in June 2010


News from Pen & Sword
21 May 2010

In Barnsley, we're informed, the fine folks at Pen & Sword continue to release a plethora of WWII-related titles, including these recent items:


Now available from S & S
20 May 2010

Lukacs, John D. Escape From Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Break of the Pacific War. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010


Now available from Helion
20 May 2010

Baxter, Ian. The Last Rally: The German Defence of East Prussia, Pomerania and Danzig 1944-45, a Photographic History. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2010


Forthcoming from W & N
19 May 2010

Wilson, Kevin. Journey's End: Bomber Command's Battle from Arnhem to Dresden and Beyond. Forthcoming from Weidenfeld and Nicolson in June 2010


Now available from Greenwood
18 May 2010

Nolan, Cathal J. The Concise Encyclopedia of World War II. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers, 2010


Forthcoming from Bodley
17 May 2010

Moorhouse, Roger. Berlin at War: Life and Death in Hitler's Capital, 1939-45. Forthcoming from Bodley Head in August 2010


Now available from Bantam
15 May 2010

Holland, James. The Battle of Britain: Five Months That Changed History, May - October 1940. London: Bantam Press, 2010


Forthcoming from Chartwell
15 May 2010

Roland, Paul. The Nuremburg Trials: The Nazis and Their Crimes against Humanity. Forthcoming from Chartwell in June 2010


Recommended
14 May 2010

We've had a chance to take a look at several excellent new releases in the last couple of weeks, and we've updated our Recommended Reading page accordingly.


Now available from Seaforth
14 May 2010

Haarr, Geirr H. The Battle for Norway, April - June 1940. Barnsley, UK: Seaforth Publishing / Pen & Sword, 2010


Now available from Tauris
14 May 2010

Smith, Adrian. Mountbatten: Apprentice War Lord, 1900-1943. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2010


In memoriam
14 May 2010

Col. Walker "Bud" Mahurin—a USAAF fighter pilot and double ace with 20.75 victories in Europe and the Pacific, plus more in the Korean War—died on 11 May in California at the age of 91.


News to us
13 May 2010

We've recently learned that the Los Alamos Historical Society publishes a line of WWII-related books. Definitely worth a look.


Now available from Scribner
13 May 2010

Snow, Richard. A Measureless Peril: America in the Fight for the Atlantic, the Longest Battle of World War II. New York: Scribner, 2010


News from Osprey
12 May 2010

In addition to several fresh releases hitting the shelves right now, Osprey Publishing has announced new WWII titles for August:


Now available from Missouri
11 May 2010

Heefner, Wilson A. Dogface Soldier: The Life of General Lucian K. Truscott, Jr.. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2010


Forthcoming from Kentucky
11 May 2010

Crosswell, D. K. R. Beetle: The Life of General Walter Bedell Smith. Forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in November 2010


Now available from Casemate
10 May 2010

Taylor, Robert. Battle of Britain: Commemorative Collection. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2010


Book review
9 May 2010

Shores, Christopher. Air War for Burma: The Allied Air Forces Fight Back in South-East Asia, 1942-1945. London: Grub Street, 2005

Read our review


This day in history
9 May 2010

Sixty-five years ago today, on 9 May 1945, German surrender became effective and was formalized in Berlin with signatures of Keitel, Friedeburg, Stumpf, Spaatz, Tedder, Zhukov, and de Lattre. Meanwhile, the Kremlin declared V-E Day for victory in Europe.


Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan
8 May 2010

Wukovits, John. Admiral Bull Halsey: The Life and Wars of the Navy's Most Controversial Commander. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in July 2010


This day in history
8 May 2010

Sixty-five years ago today, on 8 May 1945, although fighting still raged on the Russian Front, President Truman declared V-E Day for victory in Europe. Meanwhile, the war against Japan continued with fighting on Bougainville Island in the Solomons, around Wewak on New Guinea, on Tarakan Island in the East Indies, on Luzon, Mindanao, Negros, and other islands in the Philippines, on Okinawa in the Ryukyus, in the air over the Japanese home islands, in China, and in Burma, as well as in Pacific and East Asian skies and waters.


Now available from W&N
7 May 2010

Melvin, Mungo. Manstein: Hitler's Greatest General. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2010


Forthcoming from Skyhorse
7 May 2010

Dietrich, Otto. The Hitler I Knew: Memoirs of the Third Reich's Press Chief. Forthcoming from Skyhorse Publishing in June 2010


This day in history
7 May 2010

Sixty-five years ago today, on 7 May 1945, on behalf of OKW and as respresentative of Reich President Doenitz, General Jodl signed the instrument of surrender for Germany at Reims, to become effective on 9 May, and SHAEF immediately halted all offensive operations.


News from Bruce Gamble
6 May 2010

Bruce Gamble, author of the freshly released Fortress Rabaul, emails us that volume two, tentatively titled Ring of Fire, "...promises to be about twice as big and twice as compelling due to the incredible story of the few POWs who survived the Kempeitai camp at Rabaul. But that's a year or two off."


Now available from Lang
6 May 2010

O'Sullivan, Donal. Dealing with the Devil: Anglo-Soviet Intelligence Cooperation during the Second World War. New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2010


This day in history
6 May 2010

Sixty-five years ago today, on 6 May 1945, representing OKW and Reich President Doenitz, General Jodl flew from British 21st Army Group headquarters to SHAEF headquarters at Reims to conclude the surrender of Germany.


Department of Bad News
5 May 2010

Doug Stankey, we're sorry to report, tells us that Henry deZeng, his co-author for the Units of the Luftwaffe series, is ill and won't be able to continue work on these well-regarded titles. Consequently, volume two of Dive-Bomber and Ground-Attack Units will almost certainly be the last installment in the set.


Forthcoming from CUP
5 May 2010

Lary, Diana. The Chinese People at War: Human Suffering and Social Transformation, 1937-1945 . Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in June 2010


News from Canada
4 May 2010

Thanks to Robin Brass Studio for notifying us that Brian Reid's Named by the Enemy: A History of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles has been published and should be available through all the usual channels.


Now available from McFarland
4 May 2010

Harrison, Richard W. Architect of Soviet Victory in World War II: The Life and Theories of G.S. Isserson. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2010


Now available from Zenith
3 May 2010

Gamble, Bruce. Fortress Rabaul: The Battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942 - April 1943. Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2010


Book review
2 May 2010

Zuehlke, Mark. Holding Juno: Canada's Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches, June 7-12, 1944. Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2005

Read our review


This day in history
2 May 2010

Sixty-five years ago today, on 2 May 1945, Soviet armies successfully completed the bloody capture of Berlin. In Italy, surrender of all German forces became effective. In Burma, British forces entered Rangoon after its evacuation by the Japanese.


Now available from D & M
1 May 2010

Zuehlke, Mark. On to Victory: The Canadian Liberation of the Netherlands, March 23-May 5, 1945. Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2010


Recommended
1 May 2010

We've updated our Recommended Reading page to reflect some of the latest titles we think deserve extra attention from discerning readers.

 

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