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News from J.J. Hays
Author J.J. Hays sends wordthanks very much!about his current project, United States Army Ground Forces TOE, World War II:
"I am currently working on Volume 9 of the Army Ground Forces series. The volume will cover Table of Organization prefix number 5, for the US Army Corps of Engineers during the 1940-1945 period. The coverage will include all Corps of Engineer units assigned to Army Ground, Army Service, and Army Air Forces.
Now available from Amber
Porter, David. The Kriegsmarine: The Essential Facts and Figures for the German Navy. London: Amber Books, 2010
Pavelec, S. Mike. The Luftwaffe: The Essential Facts and Figures for Goering's Air Force. London: Amber Books, 2010
Forthcoming from History Press
Jackson, Sophie. Churchill's Unexpected Guests: Prisoners of War in Britain in World War II. Forthcoming from The History Press in November 2010
Now available from Skyhorse
Urquhart, Alistair. The Forgotten Highlander: An Incredible WWII Story of Survival in the Pacific. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2010
Forthcoming from History Facts
Anderson, Thomas. Vorwarts Immer, Ruckwarts Nimmer: An Illustrated Guide to History and Fate of the German Assault Artillery in WWII. Forthcoming from History Facts in October 2010
Forthcoming from Zenith
Yenne, Bill. Hitler's Master of the Dark Arts: Himmler's Black Knights and the Occult Origins of the SS. Forthcoming from Zenith Press in October 2010
Now available from Tauris
Yiangou, Anastasia. Cyprus in World War II: Politics and Conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2010
Now available from Casemate
Taylor, Blaine. Hitler's Engineers: Fritz Todt and Albert Speer, Master Builders of the Third Reich. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2010
Forthcoming from UPK
Reese, Roger R. Why Stalin's Soldiers Fought: The Red Army's Military Effectiveness in World War II. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in April 2011
Huddle, Mark A. (editor). Roi Ottley's World War II: The Lost Diary of an African American Journalist. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in April 2011
News from Solihull
The publication schedule for the tail end of this year and the first few months of 2011 has arrived herethanks, guysfrom Helion & Company. In addition to all their other titles in the queue, they've added another eleven attractive items to the production line, including books by Stephan Hamilton, Niall Cherry, and David Glantz. Check our Helion page for details.
We've updated our Recommended Reading page with some fresh books deserving, in our opinion, extra attention from anyone interested in the Second World War.
Forthcoming from Indiana
Weaver, Michael E. Guard Wars: The 28th Infantry Division in World War II. Forthcoming from Indiana University Press in October 2010
This week we look at three recent biographies of Manstein:
Lemay, Benoit. Erich von Manstein: Hitler's Master Strategist. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2010
Melvin, Mungo. Manstein: Hitler's Greatest General. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2010
Stein, Marcel. Field Marshal von Manstein, a Portrait: The Janus Head. Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2007
Now available from McFarland
Many thanks to the folks in North Carolina for sending along copies of these new releases:
News from Joe Balkoski
Award-winning author Joe Balkoski has notified us that his latest book about the US 29th Infantry Division, From Brittany to the Reich, is now available. The titles in this series are always worthy of some extra attention.
Now available from Vanwell
Pringle, Sherry. All the Ship's Men: HMCS Athabaskan Untold Stories. St Catherines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2010
Forthcoming from South Carolina
Syrett, David. The Defeat of the German U-Boats: The Battle of the Atlantic. Forthcoming from South Carolina University Press in October 2010
We opened Stone & Stone Second World War Books on 15 September 1995, so this marks the beginning of our sixteenth year on the Web. We offer thanks to all the authors, publishers, editors, booksellers, and visitors who have helped us with this site over the years, and we look forward to providing daily doses of news and information about WWII-related books for many more years.
Now available from NAL
Alexander, Bevin. Inside the Nazi War Machine: How Three Generals Unleashed Hitler's Blitzkrieg Upon the World. New York: NAL / Penguin, 2010
News from Osprey
As usual, Osprey Publishing has a batch of fresh releases on bookstore shelves plus additions to the production schedule for later this year. Most notably, they've published this month a new book that proves to be something of a departure from their usual slim softcover offerings. Battleground Prussia: The Assault on Germany's Eastern Front, 1944-45 by Prit Buttar is a hardcover tome measuring about 500 pages that looks like a whole 'nother kettle of fish. Worth a peek even if you don't go for the usual Osprey fare.
Forthcoming from Skyhorse
Holt, Thaddeus. The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War. Forthcoming from Skyhorse Publishing in October 2010
Now available from Praeger
Rosenbaum, Robert A. Waking to Danger: Americans and Nazi Germany, 1933-1941. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2010
Rielly, Robin L. Kamikaze Attacks of World War II: A Complete History of Japanese Suicide Strikes on American Ships by Aircraft and Other Means. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2010
News from Casemate
Two softcover reprints have arrived from Pennsylvania:
In addition to providing more than 58,000 chronological records of World War II action, our War Diary already allows you to view daily records from September 1939 through September 1945 for any specific topic (such as Bomber Command missions, the U-boat war, etc). Now you can also search the War Diary and locate all daily records with matching text (such as Benghazi, Iwo Jima, or Tiger). Just choose the "War Diary" option from the pop-up menu in the Quick-Finder search box in the lefthand column on any page. Of course, the Quick-Finderas alwaysalso allows you to search for authors, titles, publishers, topics, etc.
Forthcoming from Glencannon
Jaffee, Walter W. The Freighters: From A (Adabelle Lykes) to Z (Zoella Lykes). Forthcoming from The Glencannon Press in December 2010
Now available from Atlantic
Corrigan, Gordon. The Second World War: A Military History. New York: Atlantic Books, 2010
When we started this site in 1995, we constantly received printed catalogs of secondhand WWII books from across the country and all over the world. Not so much any more. So we're pleased to note the arrival of printed catalog #112 from T. Cadman WW2 Books of Carmichael, California. Tons of good used books for sale.
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.
Now available from McFarland
Edwards, Paul M. Between the Lines of World War II: Twenty-One Remarkable People and Events. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2010
News from Grub Street
Despite some delays, it looks like these titles have hit the street, so to speak:
Now available from H & C
Gaujac, Paul. 1940: Les Troupes Colonials dans la Campagne de France. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2010
Walter F. Eggerta WWII veteran of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Divisiondied in California on 29 August at the age of 85.
Forthcoming from Free Press
Waller, Douglas. Wild Bill Donovan: His Life, His Spies, His Secret Wars. Forthcoming from The Free Press in February 2011
Now available from Aquila Polonica
Fiedler, Arkady and Jarek Garlinski. 303 Squadron: The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron. Los Angeles, CA: Aquila Polonica Publishing, 2010
Forthcoming from Hikoki
Mason, Tim. The Secret Years. Forthcoming from Hikoki Publications in December 2010
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 2 September 1945, Japan formally surrendered to the Allied powers aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. This, by the way, marks the conclusion of our War Diary project, with more than 58,000 entries covering the entire scope of the war from 1 September 1939 through 2 September 1945. We'll continue to improve and add to the daily chronology, but the entire online database of wartime events is now fully accessible.
Now available from Phillimore
Sutton, Terry. Dover in the Second World War. Stroud, UK: Phillimore & Co, 2010
Forthcoming from Knopf
Riding, Alan. And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris. Forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf in October 2010
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